Monday, March 19, 2012

Benefit The POREfessional

Benefit's The POREfessional
.75 fl oz. $29.00 US
Available at Sephora

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Benefit's The POREfessional says it's a PRO balm to minimize the appearance of pores. The POREfessional is oil-free but if you tend to have oily skin you may want to use a product that controls oil and shine along with it. It is super lightweight, it isn't heavy when using it with other products or on it's own. The product is a creamy natural beige color but thins out to be translucent. This isn't like a face brightener so it doesn't have any shine or sparkle to it. It's a bit on the matte side of finishes. The creamy formula finishes silky smooth like velvet and just like most of benefit's products (at least the ones I have used) it has a fruity smell to it. The green tube packaging has a velvety feel to it as well and is flexible with good construction. You can use it under makeup, over makeup, as a touch up during the day, and on it's own.While applying it pat it on so it can settle into your pores and remember a little goes a long way with this stuff.

I have fairly large pores in places like my T-zone and chin, and I found it to work pretty good on minimizing the appearance of them. I enjoy using it when I don't put on any makeup so I have a barrier against dirt trying to clog my pores and my skin has a smoother finish to it. I find that I have to touch up at least twice during the day. Only once if I'm not going anywhere that night so it has about a 5 hour wear without makeup on oily skin. It's a good product but doesn't eliminate the appearance of pores. (Which it doesn't claim to, so don't expect it to.) It does minimize the appearance of pores which it DOES claim to! I give this product a thumbs up for Winter and Spring but I am not sure about Summer since I don't think it will survive sweatier the days.

Enjoy your day my Cuties!


  1. You should also try Too Faced's Primed and Poreless. The products are almost identical. It's a dollar more but you get more product. I've never tried them without makeup, so it'd be cool to see how you think they compare when used without makeup.

  2. Primed and Poreless and The POREfessional are very similar. If I had the choice I would choose P&P as it is also used as a primer. I think The POREfessional does do a better job at minimizing the look of pores. In a head to head challenge P&P would win hands down, even though I also love the smell to Benefit's products. P&P just has has more uses then The POREfessional. Pore minimization, primer, and the pricing/amount ration is better too. More bang for your buck. If you haven't checked out take a look at my Review for Primed and Poreless.