Benefit The Porefessional

Hands up if you’re getting sick of the Benefit posts yet?? Haha. Sozzz….. But tough potatoes, I’m loving trying all these new things though so you’re getting some reviews whether you like it or not. Today we have The Porefessional primer which has been a massive hit on the ol’ beauty scene for a while now. No one can say anything bad about it can they? Well, being a massive stick in the mud, I have to admit – I’m slightly undecided.
 I got one of the little sample tubes in my goodie bag. It’s marketed as a ‘PRO balm to minimise the appearance of pores’. I have noticed lately I do notice my pores. Which I never used to. I’m not sure if this is because they’re becoming more visible or I’m just becoming more aware with pores being the new big thing to minimise in beauty world. Regardless of this though I was very intrigued to give this a go considering all the brilliant reviews of it about. The product itself is a slightly flesh toned cloudy in appearance almost gel like substance… Not what I expected at all. It’s not got the iridescent sheer look of ‘That Gal’ which I was more than dissapointed with when I tried it. The Porefessional glides on your skin with absolutely no effort at all, it feels so so nice and makes your skin feel ultra smooth and kind of ‘clean’. It’s not heavy at all. I’ve never quite come across anything of this consistency before so it was all a bit of a new discovery…. But does it do what it claims? Reduce the appearance of those dreaded pores? For me personally, I didn’t really notice a reduction in size or appearance of my pores, I’m not sure if that means that my pores are extra large or I’m just being too picky though! But it did help my make up smooth on with a lot less effort, I’m currently using 17 Miracle Matte Foundation which can be quite difficult to blend but The Porefessional helped it to literally glide across my face. It’s all well and good and does seem to make my foundation last a tad longer. But would I pay the £23.50 for the full size product? Probably not. As nice as this is to use, its not the product for me for the price. It doesn’t give me a flawless enough coverage to invest that much into the product and for now I will make do with my Technic ‘Prime It’ but don’t let my review put you off, I think primers are the type of product that people need to try for themselves as everyone likes a different finish to their FACE. 


  1. February 25, 2012 / 6:26 pm

    My friend has this and i tried it and loved how silky it felt on my skin but your right or the price is it really worth it?! It doesnt minimise them for me just makes a nice base for foundation but its silly money for how little it is. Great review x

    • February 27, 2012 / 9:34 am

      I do begrudge paying more for a primer than I would an actual foundation!

  2. February 25, 2012 / 7:32 pm

    I've started noticing my pores (at least that's what I think they are!) and so would like to give this a try, though it is a tad expensive! Thanks for the review xx

    • February 27, 2012 / 9:35 am

      Go to your local benefit counter and see if they will give you a free make up session, it's a good way to try out the products before you buy!

  3. February 25, 2012 / 9:18 pm

    I got the full size of this in one of the Benefit christmas gift sets when it went on sale in House Of Fraser, I actually really liked it. It was one of those products I'd heard a lot about but wasn't sure if it would live up to the hype and it surprised me when I first applied it. I've tried some other primers but find some of them to be a bit oily and never really dry but this one I love and the texture of it. I did find it minimized the look of my pores so I only use it in my problem areas and found it helped smooth my skin for better application. I'm not sure if I'd repurchase but it's definitely one of the better primers I've tried.

    Rachael x

    • February 27, 2012 / 9:35 am

      Oh thats good then, like I said I think primers are all to do with personal preference 🙂

  4. February 25, 2012 / 11:39 pm

    I got a free sample of this from boots a little while back and I do like it, but you're right I probably wouldn't purchase it for the full price x

    • February 27, 2012 / 9:36 am

      Very pricey indeed, but benefit products do tend to be!

  5. February 26, 2012 / 12:28 am

    I found that it got a bit oily after a while. Love the blog! Also love the fact that you are a fellow Staffordshire University graduate!


    You have a new follower 🙂

    • February 27, 2012 / 9:37 am

      I've only used it about 4 times so far and not daily so no oilyness for me yet. Ah amazing! It's a small world this blogging lark.

  6. February 26, 2012 / 10:43 am

    Great review! Even if the product isn't great, I love the packaging! x

    • February 27, 2012 / 9:37 am

      It is really cute for a sample isn't it!

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