This is my first primer, but I really liked it...until I realized every time I wore it, my eyes stung. Worked fantastically on pores, and a bit on my redness. Perfect amount of coverage for me. I didn't wear any makeup over it. Looking hard for something to replace it.
This is the primer that I use in my everyday makeup routine and I am loving it! Almost done with my first tube and I know I will re-purchase! The weird thing is that when I apply it, it leaves my skin looking red and I have no idea why, but it gets covered right up, even with a sheer coverage foundation! It lasts about 8 hours keeping everything on. Overall great product :)
When I tried this in the shop I was amazed at how good it was, my pores literally disappeared! However when I tried it at home the same thing happened but then when I put my foundation on the effect wore off completely and you could see my pores again. This product is good but doesn't have amazing staying power and is prone to sliding off I you rub it too much or put liquid foundation on top. I now put this on after my foundation and pat it in lightly. It still sinks in a bit after a few mins but definitely reduces the appearance of my pores. I think if your pores aren't too crater like, and you apply this and then a little powder it will make you look flawless. But if you have oily skin and large pores it won't be so effective. It's also very expensive and to get the full effect I have to layer it on a bit so I don't think my tube will last too long!
I absolutely love this primer. I'm not much of a foundation primer girl until I tried this. It shrinks the appearance of my pores before I put foundation over it. The texture is very silicone feeling, but I love it. It's very smooth, it glides on easily and it my face feels very soft. I also found that if you pat it on, it'll shrink the appearance of pores even better than just swiping. The only off-putting factor for me is the smell. I'm not fond of it, but you get use to it after a while. This primer extends the wear of my foundation/BB cream for about 1-2 more hours (normal foundations wear off in around 3-4 hours), which I can't complain because I'm a complete oily mess, so any extension is fine with me xD I really adore Benefit's packaging, it has a girl in front with a bag all preppy and stuff :) Being a squeeze tube makes it another amazing factor, it's so hygienic *.* I also really appreciate that the hole that that product comes out from is very small. So you don't waste product and it will be harder for bacteria to enter the tube. The price is a bit steep but you don't need a lot for each application. I usually apply this primer to my t-zone and my porous cheek area and that's it ! So Im sure it's going to last quite some time. I really recommend it so go get chursellfff some !
Well- I was taken away by the packaging and rave for this product. It smells nice and everything. When I apply it I can literally see my pores disappear in the mirror when I apply this. However, unfortunately for my skin type- this is NOT AT ALL a long last effect for me. I have oily and acne scarred skin, I put this on and apply my TARTE Amazonian Clay 12 hours full coverage foundation, and finally set it with my smooth operator powder. Well it looks all nice and dandy for the first hour then i literally see oil break through on my nose, my forehead, and my CHEEKS! I love my foundation but it only has its wonderful effect when my skin is prep and primed well and this primer is not IT. Its the best in camouflaging pores and creating a wonderful base- i guess it will last longer for people with most balanced skin types. If you are super oily- or OILY PERIOD- please get a sample first before you purchase. So I had to switch back to my TARTE 12 hour clean slate poreless primer which focuses more on my oil control (unbelievably) more then my pores. It definitely smooths pores out to (not as well as porefessional) but it definitely does something that porefessional can't- SUPER OIL CONTROL. So, unfortunately I can give it three lippies for its cool pore minimizing effect but did nothing to make it last long. Hopefully this will work for others.
This does what it says. It hides your pores. I like the texture, I like the way it blends and everything else about it. It is expensive for what you get though. The L'oreal magic primer is very similar in the effectiveness and for much le$$ but if I have the extra money I'd buy the Benefit.
I just like the way this stuff shrinks my pores! But it's sooo expensive so I use pretty sparingly. Looking for something a little less pricey.. I'd probably buy it again if I couldn't find something cheaper that did the job too.
I bought the porefessional around a month ago because of the great reviews that I saw on youtube.
The pros: This definitely smoothed out my pores and skin when I put it on, making my naked skin liquid foundation look flawless on top. There is also a very pleasant floral scent that I love. After putting porefessional on, your face will have a silicone type of feel to it, reminded me of those silicone iphone cases. LOL
The cons: I am not sure if it was the humidity (since I tried it when I was on vacation to Hong Kong) that got to my skin, but this primer clogged up my skin tremendously! I started breaking out worse then my teenage years! I knew it had to be the primer since I had used my Urban Decay Liquid foundation in high humid areas before, and no breakouts.
I recently came back to the States, and am willing to try this product again under more normal conditions that my skin is used to. Will keep everyone posted!
My absolute HG primer. Smooths the skin and complexion sorted out beautifully. Foundation goes on really well after it and looks really nice and lasts well. Ive tried alot of primers and this one for me at this point in time, is definately the best! Love it so much!
I would give it a 4-star if only the price is not that high. And imho, as a general primer, it should've been a shade-for-all if not transparent. It's somewhat orangey, wouldn't recommend this for neutral or cool/pink skin tone. It's not bad but I prefer my LIOELE pore rich balm (it fits any skin tone and has the exact same fragrance as Benefit Porefessional and works better and way much cheaper). I prolly repurchase this if there's a huge sale like maybe 70% off? :p