Wednesday, 8 June 2011

They Say, I Say: Benefit Porefessional

To achieve a flawless face it is not just the case of needing a good foundation. Even the most expensive or highest quality foundation can still look a little crap without a solid base underneath it. I have tried a wealth of primers in the past couple of years, some I have loved and others have just been horrendous and totally ruined any makeup applied on top. The most recent addition to my addiction collection is Benefits Porefessional, a much hyped pore smoothing (silicone based) primer that even sold out on first release.I know many people have a love/hate relationship with silicone primers and products. Personally I don't mind them and they don't break me out or irritate my skin, I like the amount of 'slip' they give for applying make up on top of. Porefessional is Oil Free which is a big bonus as with many of them it is the oil that puts me off as apposed to the silicone.

They Say:

Quickly minimize the appearance of pores! Apply this silky, lightweight balm for translucent pore coverage and smoother-than-smooth skin. Pores... now you see 'em, now you don't!

I Say:

I adore this stuff, for me it is like a magic trick in a bottle, I take a tiny amount of this on my fingers and pat it onto my key problem areas, namely the pores on my cheeks and a little on my chin. This primer is designed to target specific areas instead of just being applied liberally all over the face. Now of course it doesn't completely eradicate all my problems but it does a damn good job of trying, I can really see a big difference from having this covering my pores and how my foundation looks over it. The consistency is velvety too the touch but turns to a matte powder feel finish after setting, it is not chalky in any way just leaves you completely smooth. It feels totally lightweight on and the silky finish is totally addictive, it doesn't 'pill' in any way which happens with a few primers I have tried, and foundation doesn't stick to it and become clumpy or cakey.

The product has a light tint to it, which makes it fab for applying over make up if needed, perfect for a touch up if you heading straight from an office, and also if you don't want to wear foundation or anything, you can get away with some Porefessional and powder and you are good to go. I love that it is in tube packaging meaning you are in control of how much product comes out, it makes it easy to chuck in your bag and carry around with you too. Right now it is lasting about 6- 8 hours on my face,so when it is warmer and I am sweatier(!) it will probably need topping up but as it goes on so easily over make up as well as under so top ups will be no problem.

A pretty crap example but you can see it has 'filled in' many pesky pores
It is £23.50 a tube which initially I was taken aback by, but after seeing how much you need and the performance it gives I will definitely be repurchasing, if will never be able to completely conceal the biggest of pores but mine are pretty size able and I am amazed by what it does to cover them up!
PR Sample sent for review, all reviews are 100% honest and my own.


  1. I've been wondering if this was worth splashing out on, I've been looking for a primer to 'fill' my pores, I think I will give it a go now! x

  2. ooh this looks very good, i can really see the difference in those pics xx

  3. I use this without founation on top, and I can't see much of a difference. I'm disappointed as I have HUGE pores on my cheeks and chin ):

  4. Great review, I don't know where I would be without a decent primer! I may have to try this one out, it seems worth the money :)


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