Benefit POREfessional Face Primer

Benefit POREfessional Face Primer, along the Hula Bronzer is one of Benefit Cosmetics most popular product. Porefessional is a primer that promises to minimise pores, oil free and extend makeup longevity. The brand also claim you can use this over or under makeup or used alone.

I have known about POREfessional for a while so I was very excited to try this and it quickly found its place in my makeup routine. The texture is lightweight and smooth and feels almost like a silky powder and spreads easily on the skin. I have noticed that it also layers well with other primers but it’s great on its own.

For my skin tone, I won’t be able to get away with it if I used it alone because it’s a translucent formula but it has a slight tint to it so it leaves a cast on my skin albeit easily disguised with powder or foundations. In terms of minimising pores, I would say it was unremarkable. I don’t have large pores so I was expecting this product to completely smooth them out but it didn’t do that.

It did smooth out the appearance but it wasn’t completely blurred out. It doesn’t feel like a silicone based primer (it does indeed have silicone), compared to other silicone based primers out there but I do like the texture. The thing that impressed me the most about this primer was that it keeps my t-zone (where I apply it) oil free.

It was a bittersweet experience for me using this product. I found the pore minimizing abilities lacklustre and was left wanting more. I was more impressed by the texture and its ability to keep my t-zone oil free without looking extremely matt.

Benefit POREfessional Face Primer is priced at £27.50.

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