REVIEW: Benefit Cosmetics the POREfessional


What is this Product? (What it claims) Quickly minimize the appearance of pores & fine lines for smoother-than-smooth skin! Apply this silky, lightweight balm alone, under or over makeup. Translucent, oil-free formula complements all skintones and helps makeup stay put. Contains a Vitamin E derivative, known to protect skin from free radicals.



Directions of Use 
To use under makeup: Apply to clean, lightly moisturized skin. Pat on problem areas & blend with fingertips.

To use over makeup: Pat on lightly over makeup & blend. PRIME IN THE A.M. Apply a thin layer of this PRO balm to clean, lightly moisturized skin. Pat lightly from the center of the face outward with fingertips. Wait seconds, then apply makeup as usual. Skin appears smooth & even…isn’t that what we’re all looking for? APPLY WHENEVER PORES COME OUT OF HIDING If pores reappear, pat delicately on T-zone over makeup & blend. The lightweight, oil-free formula means a beautifully refined complexion. Remember, just a dab’ll do ya!

Beauty tip:
Apply a thin layer of the POREfessional PRO balm to clean, moisturized skin. Next, smooth on stay flawless starting at the outer areas of the nose, moving downward toward the jawline. Smooth and pat product into skin using fingertips. Finish with hello flawless oxygen wow liquid foundation for complexion perfection!

Main Ingredients 
CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, DIMETHICONE, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, ISONONYL ISONONANOATE, SILICA, DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, ISODODECANE, PHENOXYETHANOL, POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, FRAGRANCE (PARFUM), MICA, IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), LIMONENE, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, BHT. N° 04932/N

Please read the ingredient list on the packaging of your product to be sure that the ingredients are appropriate for your personal use



Price: 
$37 CAD 22.0 mL / 0.75 US fl. oz.
Available at Benefit Cosmetics Boutique Stores, Shoppers Drug Mart, Murale, Sephora and more.



Review: 
I love using primers because I have really dry skin and I feel like primers gives me an extra hydrating boost so my make up will last much longer. (Essentially, this is what I look for in primers)

My skin don't have a lot of trouble with pores but I do have mini lines coming out. Since this is pore-focused, I use the product just on my T-zone area and around my chin where I find some crease lines.

The product erases my lines right away and it makes my skin feel silky without shine. However, I find that it's too drying for me. Within 4 hours, my skin becomes super dry that it produces oil to counter the problem so I look like a grease ball after. With the oils coming out, my make up doesn't hold up anymore like a sequence of problems are coming out because of it. My skin becomes intensely dry that it started flaking by the end of the day.

It's pretty disappointing because I read so many great reviews but I'm guessing this product probably works much better on oily/combination skin types.

I wonder how this product works out for you, please let me know in the comments below :)

Overall: ♥♥♥
Product: 3/5 ♥ It's not for all skin types, too drying for me. It does a great job at hiding pores and lines.
Packaging: 5/5 ♥
Price: 4/5 ♥