Benefit the POREfessional Review

Hey Pretties 🙂

New Year Resolutions set!!

Mine also set. Getting slimmer as always 😉

Today, we will get to know about a new product which has been in my life for long. But just not reviewed for no reasons 🙂 – the much raved about – Benefit Porefessional.

Benefit the POREfessional Review

I have used a lot of primers but this is the one I would never ever change. At first, I was really impressed with the name, the name itself makes it stand out the crowd. I heard about it many times from many bloggers and makeup artists and thought of giving it a try and the time I used it for the first time at Sephora, I just got addicted to this flawless and must have primer. It is the basic makeup necessity of all makeup artists out there. This primer gives a perfect matt look and perfectly hides pores. It seems like it blurs all the flaws and gives a perfect foundation base.

Benefit the POREfessional Review 

My skin is super oily and it did not cause any breakouts and it really lasts all day and thus helps makeup stay longer. So, a thumbs from me!!


What it is:

A professional balm that minimizes the appearance of pores. 

Benefit the POREfessional Review

What it does:

Quickly minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines and help makeup stay put with this priming phenomenon. The silky and lightweight formula can be worn under makeup to create a smoother-than-smooth canvas or used throughout the day to mattify shine and touch up problem areas. It’s so translucent, no one will know you’re wearing anything! 

Benefit the POREfessional Review

What else you need to know:

The oil-free formula contains vitamin E, which is known to protect skin from free radicals.

How To Use –

Suggested Usage:

-To prime in the morning: Apply a thin layer of this PRO balm to moisturized skin from the center of the face outward. Wait a few seconds and apply makeup as usual or wear alone.

-To touch up over makeup: If pores come out of hiding, pat delicately over makeup on problem areas and blend. Remember, just a dab’ll do ya!

-To smooth on a brighter face: Give your POREfect complexion an instant perk-me-up! Layer the POREfessional smoothing balm over “That Gal” Brightening Face Primer.

-To lock down your look: To help foundation stay put, always start with the POREfessional. Then blend Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow from the center of the face, out. Skin will look smooth and flawless all day long.

-To spot-conceal: Apply the POREfessional over blemishes, then blend Boi-ing on top. It’ll keep skin looking smooth and lock the industrial-strength concealer in place.

– To rock the photo op: Prime face with the POREfessional to minimize the look of pores and mattify skin. Apply your favorite Benefit makeup products…then reapply the POREfessional. The lens will love you! 

-Please read the ingredient list on the packaging of your product to be sure that the ingredients are appropriate for your personal use.
Packaging – 
 It comes in a cute little mint green tube packaging. The packaging is travel friendly and doesn’t need much space.

Consistency –
It has pretty thick consistency and feels really really smooth. So its just perfect.
Coverage –
When it comes to coverage as I already mentioned this is the best primer I have ever used and it really fulfills what it claims, giving a flawless matt base while hiding all the pores and fine lines. Its like a perfect canvas for painting 😉

Since it is a great product on costlier side, I will say get it if you can. But use it judiciously. How!! Apply and dab only on those areas which need it. Like where you feel there is pigmentation or fine lines or open pores. Don’t apply it in whole face like a normal primer and your one tube will last for a long time 🙂 :*.

Price –
Rs. 2230/- for 22ml.

Benefit the POREfessional Review
Ingredients – 

Water (aqua purificata) purified, propylene glycol, mineral oil (paraffinum liquidum, tea-stearate, caprylic/capric triglyceride, propylene glycol stearate, magnesium aluminum silicate, cetyl esters, lecithin, butyrospermum parkii (shea butter) fruit, xanthan gum, butylene glycol, dimethicone, polysorbate 85, lanolin alcohol, stearic acid, cetyl alcohol, stearyl alcohol, methylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben, [ /-(May contain) mica, titanium dioxide (ci 77891), iron oxides (ci 77491, ci 77492, ci 77499),bismuth oxychloride (ci 77163), chromium oxide greens (ci 77288), ultramarines (ci 77007)]
Benefit the POREfessional Review 

My Experience With Benefit Porefessional –

 Its a miracle product for those with pores and those with no pores ;). It is to be loved and admired by all. It is just made like that. Sensitive skin, oily skin, dry skin – love it. Pores, no pores – love it. Acne prone skin, reddish skin, pale skin – all love it. Why!!. Just apply it ans see the difference yourself.

When I first tried it at Sephora on half of my face, I was like wow!! No major flaws I had at that time and it smoothened out my face fully. It was like I didn’t need any more makeup on my face, so smooth and cleaner it was. When I applied foundation over it, the results just came out perfect, all smooth and easily blended.

Benefit the POREfessional Review

My mother has very lovely normal skin on little drier side. No marks, no pigmentation, no imperfections on her skin, just a bit of open pores around nose and below eyes, on cheekbones. Whenever I applied  no so liquid foundation on her face, the major problem were those pores. Product seemed to settle in them and not blend properly. But Benefit Porefessional has solved that problem fully. No more pores and fine lines are visible. It blurs out the face perfectly hiding all flaws leaving her skin silky smooth. Now, the foundations go and blend like a dream on her face. It suits her to the T and to me as well.

Benefit the POREfessional Review

Benefit the POREfessional Review 

Benefit the POREfessional Review


Pros –

  • Conceals well, blends well.
  • Very pigmented. A drop can cover all.
  • Suitable for oily skin.
  • No patches and creasing.
  • No white cast. It’s a warm tone. Photographs well.
  • Good staying power.
  • Perfectly hides pores and fine lines.
  • Leaves skin all smooth and silky.
  • Doesn’t cause breakouts.
  • Lightweight
  • Nice matt texture.
  • Very smooth.
  • Tube packaging is lovely, cute yet travel friendly.
  • A great product for men too.

Cons –

  • Expensive but worth.
  • Check yourself for any silicone allergies.

Benefit the POREfessional Review

Overall Rating –

I would surely recommend it to those who have open pores or fine lines or pigmented uneven skin. It really fulfills what it claims.  It really helps my makeup stay longer and its a must have for those who can afford it :). Though it is bit expensive but it works magical on your face.

I would like to recommend it to the boys too, who like a little bit of touched up face. As the trend of makeup is increasing every passing day in men too, I would say you need to get this. I have noticed many a men with open pores, more than women. Don’t do anything, just moisturise your face and apply Porefessional and I think, you will be done for the day!! Try it fellas 🙂

Finally I would love to share what is said by the co-founders of benefit, “Laughter is the best cosmetic, so grin & wear it!”

0 Replies to “Benefit the POREfessional Review”

  1. So precise and detailed thanks!

  2. Thankfully i do not have very large pores now. If I do, I'll definitely try out a sample of this !
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  3. It is one of a kind product offered by benefit. Looking at this primer there were so many dupes being circulated in the market. Nicely reviwed!

  4. Charu, I will have to try this for sure but like you suggest I would just use it for spot areas… my daughter actually raves about this product as she loves Sephora and Mac… I have a store very close by but have never been there… I am going to be buying a liquid liner there so I will look into this product as well xox

  5. Nice review,…

  6. I want to try it, but my skin tends to be a little sensitive now and then and silicones sometimes irritate my skin.

  7. That was a very detailed review,I have been wanting to try this one for a long time now. Glad it lived up to the promise.

    xoxo- Chaicy
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