I bought The professional in a package. This product could really cover up the pores I had on my face and it doesn't have the sticky feel. Its portable and cute in size. However, it is kinda expensive as for me, I don't really have large pores on my face. Unless necessary, or I will just skip this step which would increase the unnaturalness on my skin.
I have huge pores. The product of acne and lots of dermatology visits as a teen. I am now in m 40's and always trying to spacle the holes. I have used numerous types of product before including Smashbox. For the price, this is a great product. I think it works better than most anything else I have ever used. You can used it before foundation and concealer or mix it and it works well either way. It is a definite staple in prepping your skin for a flawless face.
I've been disappointed countless times by primers . . . the paint kind and the face kind, but for now, I'll focus on the face kind. I had done my research and spent my money only to find that many of the other highly recommended primers (Smashbox Photo Finish comes to mind first) left my face feeling greasy and didn't do much to smooth my pores or the fine lines I'm desperately trying to deny that I have. I received a sample of Benefit's Porefessional from Sephora and was immediately impressed. Okay, so it doesn't give me the appearance of a 19 yr olds completion, but it does smooth my pores and most importantly, the fine lines I'm desperately trying to deny that I have. My makeup sits nicely on it and seems to last longer, creating a smooth, flawless finish. It's pricey, but has definitely become a staple in my makeup bag!
I really like this primer as it does a very good job of filling the pores on and around my nose, stopping oil in my T- Zone and makes it easier for the foundation to cover scars and spots on my face without making them look dry and nastier than they are. I got this as a sample and the first time I used it was when I was on holiday, which unfortunately I had forgotten to pack my face wash so I broke out pretty bad. So, I didn't use this again until a couple of weeks ago and saw the amazing effects again but making sure to get every single last bit of my face before bed, and when I woke up in the morning.... I HADN'T BROKE OUT!! I was so happy I could use this without breaking out so now its a HG product. Just be sure to clean every inch of your face after using though.
I got this as a sample size in the Finding Mr. Bright set. I had not used it and decided one day to give it a try. First of all, you have to shake this before you use it! when i squeezed the tube all the oily part of the product poured out! So I closed it up and shook it really good and tried it again. It is still a very oily product. I would never buy the full size of this, especially since its thirty dollars. I will probably try to use the sample size up and that's it. I don't think this makes that much of a difference in the size of my pores and I'm sure there are better face primers out there. I did rate the packaging as a five because, as always, BeneFit has the CUTEST packaging I've ever seen!
I love this primer! I tend to have large pores near/on my pores but this primer makes them look hardly noticeable. I love just using this by itself, not even under makeup. It makes my skin look so smooth and flawless. Packaging is really cute as well and I like how it's a squeezy tube so you can control how much product you want to use. It feels so silky and goes on my skin beautifully, will definitely be repurchasing this!
I have had trouble with acne for years and have very sensitive skin. I have to be extremely careful with the make up products i purchase. i assumed that since this was for pores, it wouldn't end up clogging pores. But boy was I wrong! My skin had finally cleared up and has been perfect all summer, then I decided to use this primer one night to create a more flawless look with my makeup and the next morning i woke up with little white heads everywhere! All under my nose, my forehead, my chin, my cheeks. Its been 3 days since I've used it and I'm still getting little new white heads that I have to pop. I am never purchasing this product again and i do not recommend it to anyone who breaks out from any sort of products.
I have been on the hunt for a great primer that won't break me out (sensitive and acne-prone skin) and that will actually smooth the appearance of pores and fine lines. This product, despite its name, was NOT it. :( It actually ACCENTUATED my pores (which aren't huge by any means, but noticeable.) Also did nothing to "fill in" little acne scars/pits on my face. Made my face feel greasy after only a couple of hours. My WHOLE face, not just my oily t-zone.
To add insult to injury, it broke me out terribly.
I really wanted to like this and I have bought this twice now hoping that maybe if I apply it differently, then it will work but it just doesn't for me.
I already use an oil mattifier so I really wanted this to cover my large pores and it didn't. I saw no effects, my face felt nice but that was it!
Won't repurchase just because I have tried this twice now and seen no effect.
I didn't have great results from this - and I was hoping I would! I found it to be a little gloppy and heavy. I switched to Sunday Riley Breathable Tinted Primer and had much better luck.