Tuesday, 17 January 2012


Benefit The POREfessional

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Benefit The POREfessional: debenhams (£23.50)* 

Benefit The POREfessional is described as a "pro balm to minimize the appearance of pores". It's a flesh-toned silky, oil-free and completely lightweight makeup primer. The POREfessional works really well at mattifying the skin without it looking dry or ashy. My skin just looks very matte and natural and also does nice job of evening out my skin tone before applying foundation. I don't think my pores vanish but I do think they look alot less noticeable. It makes a really good base for make-up, I love blending my foundation over it as its just so smooth! My make up lasts me a fair amount of time before I get a bit oily on my t-zone (my major problem areas, so I expect it) but I find the make up on my cheeks still stays put and no signs of pores coming through. It does say you can apply it over your make-up but I personally don't think this works too well, I like my make-up powdered and matte and applying a balm over it just makes it look a touch messy, so I wouldn't recommend trying it like that.

When I started using this I wasn't wowed buy it, Initially I thought of it as "just another primer". I then stopped using it for a bit and really noticed how different my skin did look when I used it. I do think its a really good product and I'll more than likely buy it again, after all I did include it in my top face products of 2011. The price is really high, like alot of Benefit products I think its a touch over priced. Id say £15-£18 would have been more appropriate. However knowing me this will become an expensive addiction!

32 comments:

  1. I never really use primers, the last time I used one was about a year ago and it was one of the GOSH ones. Might have to look into buying one now though, especially as I have quite oily skin too! Great post :)

    lauradreamsanddresses.blogspot.com

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  2. I got this in a Benefit set for Christmas and I've completely fallen in love with it, I never realised how gross and open my pores were before! I'm trying to use it really sparingly because it's so expensive though :( xx

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  3. I received a deluxe sample of this with some kind of purchase I made, and like you I didn't find it that "great" when I first put it on, but after using it a couple days in a row and then not using it I definitely saw a difference in the way my foundation looked! Great post lily!

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  4. i love this primer too but if you're looking for something that works out cheaper you should try philosophy's the present. it works even better but you get double the amount of product in the porefessional for £1.50 less. can't recommend it enough xx

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  5. I love porefessional, I had a mini tube and it lasted really well!

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  6. Really want to try this now after reading this! I thought the price was a tad steep for a primer, but this may have swayed me :) xx

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  7. I really want this product! The Benefit gals tried it out on me and it goes lovely onto the skin, although I'm currently using the Gosh velvet touch primer and I can't justify spending extra money until that one's run out :(

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  8. I might just have to buy this, I literally cannot wear foundation unless I wear a primer underneath, it just doesn't work! Expensive addiction indeed... I do love Benefit though and all their products just work, so usually worth the investment! Love your blogsss
    Lucy
    xoxo

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  9. This is one of my favourite products. I love Benefit cosmetics - I think if you can look past the kitsch packaging the products always do their job brilliantly!

    I know you're not normally a fan of Benefit but I'd also recommend Boing concealer, High Brow pencil and They're Real mascara. All daily essentials for me! :) x

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  10. Hmmm think I might have to give this a go! Great review.

    xoxo

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  11. Great review Lily. I've always wondered about this! X

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  12. This baby saved my life (dramatic as ever) but it really improved the look of my pores and kept my make up in place...I'm so glad I purchased this on a whim back in 2010 :) x

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  13. I really like the smash box primer- sold duty free on flights which means its a bargain holiday purchase :) x

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  14. My skin is screaming out for some pore minimising at the minute, noticing them more and more everyday. I know it's expensive but I do think my make up bag is in need of this!

    wishfulsinfulyou.blogspot.com

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  15. With the promotion benefit are doing with diet coke at the minute (£5 off a benefit purchase that's over £20 on their website) might have to invest or if you need some more now might be a good time to stock up as it'll be 18.50!

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  16. oooh glad you liked this, i was tempted by it! got a benefit voucher for christmas and was a little stumped with what to buy with it, but might have to give this a go. is there anything else that springs to mind that you would recommend? xxxx

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  17. interesting. this isn't particularly a product i need, since this isn't one of m problem areas. there are other things i need more, like a good high lighter and something to fill in my eyebrows, but for both of these two things i use benefit, so it is great to hear that other benefit products are worth the buy as well. i personally find benefit such a superb brand. i haven't been disappointed with anything from them.

    <3 rae

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  18. Defo gonna buy this when I'm in NYC, as Benefit is so much cheaper out there!

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  19. I'm really considering this, I think it's just what I need. Thanks for the post :)

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  20. I've got this on its way through the post to me ! It's the first primer I've ever bought so your review has definitely come in handy. I sometimes think of Benefit as cartoon/kids make up thanks to the packaging and stay away from it but I hear so many good things about it. Think I'll have to reconsider ! x

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  21. Another great review! I've been looking for a good primer, so might have to give this (expensive) one a go xo

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  22. Really need a pore minimizer, this looks good but I agree with you Benefit is just too over priced! x

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  23. I'm not a big primer fan, I'd love to try this but the price is just too much in my opinion! xx

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  24. have never tried this, is it worth me splashing out?

    I bought a Rimmel primer yesterday and its actually pretty good, I just reviewed it today!

    xx

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  25. I've been looking a new primer as my current one sometimes feels a little slippy, as if my make-up isn't sitting properly. Tempted to try this when I get paid as I always feel like my pores are really noticeable, hope it helps to hide them!

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  26. I got this a few weeks ago & used it once. I wasn't blown away with it, so I haven't bothered since. I think I'll give it another try now though!
    xx

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  28. I've recently become addicted to this product! i got a few samples off ebay to try first for a few pounds then found a seller who sells the full size for just £8 with free P+P so I purchased that straight away as I knew I definitely wanted to get it full sized after using it for just a few days.

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  29. Thanks for this review....I reeeaaally want to try this as my gosh primer does sod all but not sure i wanna spend £23 on a primer?! Do you know if Benefit give out samples?!xx

    http://ltlyl-fashionandbeauty.blogspot.com/

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  30. my mum bought me this for my birthday last year after i raved about it but it's unfortunately run out. i think it's such a good product and even though i only use it on my t-zone instead of a full face primer, i think it's amazing and makes those areas so nice and smooth and matte. so glad to hear other people like it too! X

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    1. Hi beth,
      There are many online shops offering Benefit cosmetics, not to mention Porefessional :)
      xo,
      ~Pauline @ Benefit makeup Philippines

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