After reading great reviews...I purchased this. I tried every application technique...and although there was improvement in pore size...other products have accomplished a much better result. My favorite of these products would be Tartes-clean slate....much smoother finish, very silky feeling. Sephora's primer, also better, as well as "Gosh's". The "porefessional"...just wasn't as good.
I've been using this for about 2 weeks now because I wanted to make an honest review.
It's very silky and your skin is very soft after applying
Once my foundation is on I cannot see my pores at all like I used to be able to before I started using the product
It is odorless
The oil still came through my skin like it had before (I have SUPER oily skin)
The bottle is small but expensive
When you put it on it flakes and falls on your face or clothes
Would I buy again: Most likely I will not. I mean I liked the feel of it but it just didn't do much for me.
The consistency of this primer is very silky. It also has a very interesting texture. Once you apply it to your face, it immediately becomes dry, almost like a powder. This primer does what it claims to do: it minimizes the appearance of pores and it instantly mattifies any shine. However, when I use this before my foundation, it makes my skin dry and it sucks up all the moisture out of my face, even if I just applied my moisturizer a few minutes ago. Instead of creating a nice canvas to put on the rest of my makeup, my foundation ends up clinging to dry spots. If I am looking for something to make my pores look smaller, this is the product. But I definitely would not use this as a primer. I've also found that if I rub my face in any way after applying the primer (whether it's when I apply my foundation or for whatever reason), the primer kind of flakes off. It gets very annoying because I end up having tiny flakes of primer all over my face.
The product also claims to be good for touchups throughout the day to mattify the face. When I do this, it again emphasizes all my dry spots, and it just doesn't look good. I guess if you don't have dry spots like I do, it can potentially be a good product. However, it's just not for someone like me with slightly drier skin around my face.
It really works! I was wondering what all the hype was about, so I decided to go out and purchase this for myself to see if it worked for me. When I apply it, I find my pores are dramatically minimised and my skin feels so much smoother than it was beforehand. Also, a little goes a long way with this product so i find myself not wasting it. The only downside to this product is the size, it's a little too small in my opinion.
I got a bunch of Benefit sample sized products and although this product did help minimize my pores, i broke out, it does block your pores which is not great for your skin, and I typically start my day at 8am and get home and wash my face at the end of the day around 10pm, so with my busy schedule, this product was a miss for me. I will not purchase the full sized product.
This has coverage but it's not wow. It does cover pores but you can still see some. I have small pores. But it makes your skin soft and smooth. Easy to apply foundation after. This product is more about time, you have to let it sit to see results. Anyways it's great but not amazing.
I have only used this about four times and am very impressed. I was a little hesitant to purchase this because of the price for the amount you get but I so far am thrilled with the results. I used it under my Lioele bb cream and it makes my skin so silky and controls oil well. I would definitely recommend this to a friend.
I love this stuff. I find that it does a great job minimizing my pores and smoothing out my skin. There are days where I'll just wear this without foundation and a light powder and head out the door. Under foundation, it creates a very smooth complexion to apply foundation onto and makes your skin feel great. The price is a little steep for so little product but I will repurchase this again.
I'll make it simple... while this product goes on nice and makes my skin smooth and fills in pesky pores, within a few hours my pores look bigger than ever and my skin is extremely oily! I'm a huge benefit fan, but this product is a huge miss for me.
And being priced at $36 dollars, I will not repurchase this product.
Pretty good overall. Sometimes I would just go out with mascara, lip balm and this product- I'd be all set! A little small if you ask me.