Absolutely fabulous. I've finally perfected my makeup routine to a T. Like to the point where I keep getting asked to work at Sephora because of my "beautiful skin and makeup!" Okay so I figured I'd share since it took me a long time to get it right! Sorry this is so long, but i wish someone would have done this for me. (I have oily skin, but remember everyones skin is different and reacts differently to makeup!) 1. Wash face (Purity gel face cleanser) then toner (Clinique toner) then EOS lip balm to moisten lips 2. Mary Kay oil control lotion (day) Clinique acne solutions lotion (night) 3. Urban Decay de-slick setting spray (T-zone, X across face) then let dry 5-10 mins 4. Benefit Porefessional all over face (love!!!) 5. Urban Decay de-slick mattifying gel (T-zone) 6. Tarte concealer under eyes, and blemishes (favorite) (or Sonia Kashuk's palette, or Boiing by Benefit) 7. Neutrogena pressed powder foundation (amazing stuff & cheap!) or Urban Decay Naked Skin foundation for more coverage. I stipple the powder foundation on with the Urban Decay optical blurring brush (fabulous brush) 8. Too Faced Chocolate Soilee matte bronzer (favorite) or NARS Casino bronzer (shimmer) 9. Blush (NARS Orgasm is a favorite, and Tarte Amazonian Clay blushes- Dollface)) 10. Highlight- cheekbones, above eyebrows, Cupid's bow, down the nose (Too Faced Candlelight Glow after MAC cream highlighter in Shell) 11. Contour 12. Make Up For Ever HD powder (amaaaaazing) lightly swept all over face 13. Urban Decay or NARS eyeshadow primer on my lids and any eyeshadows! (Both Naked palettes, and Naked Basics palette are my current favorites) 14. LORAC, Kat Von D, or Stila liquid eyeliner on upper lid 15. Too Faced Perfect Eyes eyeliner pencil on waterline 16. Curl lashes, mascara (Benefit "They're Real", Bad Gal Lash, MAC Haute and Naughty Too lash, or Le Volume de Chanel) 17. Eyebrows (Lancôme powder pencil) 18. Setting spray again (optional, I usually don't) 19. Too Faced LipSurance primer then lip product (loving MAC Angel lipglass right now!) and there you have it! My makeup stays flawless all day. My oily skin rarely shows through anymore, but if it does I use a few dabs of Too Faced Primed and Poreless pressed powder (magic) continued >>
I love the powdery texture of this primer! And pores appear smaller too! But most importantly, I love how it glides through my skin when I mix it with "That Gal". THE RESULTS IS UH-MAZING! But it's not cheap and BeneFit cosmetics contains paraben. :( So I only use this when I'm going out for occasions and events.
It is amazing at controlling the oil my skin produces (which is a lot). It creates a flawless canvas for make-up application. I still have to blot during the day (less than I usually would) but pores look much smaller all day long.
I am really disappointed in this product as I so wanted to like it! I generally really like Benefit products, but this one is a definite NO. It did absolutely nothing, I can tell no difference from when I wore this and when I didn't. Yes, it makes my skin feel nicer when just applied, but it made no difference to the size and appearance of my pores, and had no effect on the length of time my make-up stayed on. I had previously been using a Maybelline primer, that was about 1/3 of the price, but 3x as good!
The hunt for a perfect primer continues...
I got a sample of this from Sephora and I have large pores in my nose area and a little on my cheeks and this did absolutely nothing for it. Glad I didn't purchase this.
This is an exceptional product that made my face pore-less.I was @ the Chanel counter purchasing some items & asked about a primer bcause currently I was using one that was told to me it was completely wrong because it more a color-corrector.She walked me around to different cosmetic counters (Clinique,Estee Lauder & Benefit) to sample some primers.I tried the Benefit one on one day & 2nd day the Clinique primer.(*I decided not to even bother with the E.L. one).I ended up really disliking the Clinique primer 100%.Immediately hands down chose the Benefit primer & went back to purchase.Absolutely amazing for my skin.A+ continued >>
I got the GWP size as a part of a Sephora VIB event last summer. This is a decent primer. Foundation goes on smoother and t-zone makeup doesn't slip off during the day. I like how it kind of fills in pores. But I don't see this working through the summer for my combo skin in the humid south. The POREfessional lacks staying power and needs to absorb more oil. Not that I'm looking for a miracle (I know what's realistic!) but I'll keep looking. FWIW, I've never purchased the same primer twice.
Great if you have larger pores or just want s flawless look to your skin. Silky smooth and great primer.
i wanna like it cuz it has cute packaging. but this thing just not for me. it has the kinda creamy powdering texture which i don't like. and i also feel it too thick. when i put it on, it feels unnatural and makes me feel my asian nose even bigger... but it does hide pores. may clog pores though... i recommend buy other skin smoothing pore hiding product instead of this one. this doesn't worth the money.