BeneFit Cosmetics • The Porefessional • Primer/ Corrector
|Would buy this product again.||61%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
I wanted to write an 'initial impression' review after using it once. I put it over sunscreen and under Mac Matchmaster. As much as I love Matchmaster, it does cake up on me after abuot 6 hours, so I wanted to test the PoreFessional with it.
The PoreFessional does apply silky smooth and instantly mattifies the skin. As to covering pores, I didn't notice that it did that noticeably. I don't have large pores, but the ones I do have are still there upon close inspection. I must say though, it's only been 2 hours, but I still feel fresh and matte, and the Matchmaster looks as it was when first applied.
As to putting this on top of foundation, I did that too. It bothers the foundation if you swipe it on, so I'll try just patting/dabbing next time.
Overall, not as bad as some other reviewers have written. I will update after a few days.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This product, which I received as part of Benefit's How To Look The Best At Everything kit, has a lovely, powdery finish and it really does help to minimize my pores. However, it can make my skin look flaky -- which is odd, because I rarely experience flakiness. It also leads to some excess oiliness on my chin in particular after a few hours. I use it every once in awhile but it's not a repurchase for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Other, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
Ok so I have rather large pores on my cheeks and nose. I am a sucker with benefit, when it comes to their packaging and names. So when I saw this at sephora, I was very excited to try it out and the packaging is cute!
When I tried it on my fingertips I hated it already. I hate primers or creams that feel....like smashbox photofinish primer. It might be just me but I really hate the texture of it. I used as a primer under my Makeup Forever HD foundation and literally after 3 hours my face was very oily! I thought it was the foundation. But today I used Laura Mercier Oil-free primer under my foundation and am not oily at all.
I dont know if it was the POREfessional primer that made me so oily, even though it says oil-free..
But other than that...The packaging is cute, but a little pricey for that little tube...
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I don't really have many pores on my face so I can't notice a difference in them after applying this product but it just feels amazing on your skin. It's this like silky balm that just glides on and turns almost powdery after it's sunk in. Although, when I bought this the lady on the benefit counter mixed it with foundation before application instead of doing the two separately, when I did this I found it started to flake alot after i'd rubbed it. So i'd say just stick to dotting it on the area that needs it and rub in gently prior to applying foundation instead of mixing the two together. Again, i'm not sure that it does what it's supposed to do but it's a wonderful base to makeup if applied properly.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I got this product as a present this christmas, I am only 13 and don't have any pores at all. I have quite clear skin. When I got this I didn't think I needed it as I had no pores, but then I found out you can use it as a primer as well. I didn't have a primer so I thought it would be good. I also found out it smoothes skin and helps makeup stay put which was exactly what I needed. It did make my skin smoother and helps makeup stay on. Feels nice and smells nice too.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Blue
I really like this product. I was skeptical at first bc of some of the reviews I had read, but I got this with the "Sexy Little Stowaways" box sets. It makes my skin extra smooth and does help with the pores on my nose and cheeks. It is on the more expensive side, but I wilI buy more when I run out!!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I was really disappointed with this product. I had read south & seen all the hype. I have large pores on my nose & figured this would be the answer to my problems. The sales girl told me it would be perfect & was very persuasive. It's expensive too! It did come in a pretty nix & I liked the packaging but when I applied it highlighted some dry, flakey skin that I hadn't even been aware of!! It seemed to sit in my pores rather than cover them, highlighting them rather than concealing. I've given it a few try's & now am resigning it to my 'it doesn't do what it says on the tin' box. Disappointing :(
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
Like it very much as does the job, no pores showing, leaving a very smooth skin at touch!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I'm not sure why many are raving about this product. I have oily skin and this primer made flaky skin show up that I did not even know I had. Even matte foundations don't accentuate flakes that much. I exfoliate regularly and it did not help. This made my skin look dull also. It did not help with my large pores and did not help control oil. Foundation did not adhere well to this primer either and I tried liquid foundation and just powder foundation and it did not work well. The primer also felt heavy and just felt strange. I did also notice some breakouts and I think this is the culprit because I have not changed my routine. Also while applying, it was sort of stinging my face and was irritated during application and my face turned a little more pink but that only lasted for a few minutes but still was not pleasant. I have tried better primers.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Blue
I never have an immediate reaction, never. Until I tried this! I am acne prone, and put this on my nose and chin in the morning. By the end of the day and the next day, i had 2 budding cysts on my nose and one on my chin. In exactly the spots I put this primer. They were weepy by the next day and i look pretty rotten. Cysts on the nose are especially terrible because the swelling is so hard to disguise. Well, now I know.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Straight Eyes: Other
Skin background: Acne prone, dry, large pores, uneven texture and pitted acne scarring. I think this is a great primer for large pores. It really helps fill in areas on your face that needs filling. I don't feel it does anything to prevent shine/oil. I get oilier in the summer months and this did not control shine. I get really dry skin in the winter and it didn't add anything to my dry skin and could make flakes worse. I only give this a 3 for that reason. It is flesh coloured and more of a thicker primer that dries to a powder. I found that if your have irritated, broken skin or acne this would sting when applied on top. It does dry matte. Overall, this is an okay primer for what it claims to do and it does a good job of it. I have tried better primers like Clarins instant smooth and I like it better than this.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Coarse Eyes: Brown
HORRIBLE IF YOU HAVE A CYCLOPENTASILOXANE ALLERGY! (who the hell even knows if they do, let alone how to even pronounce that, right?) Point is, if you have sensitive oily skin that's easily clogged and you also suffer from acne... don't get anywhere near this.
Came down with a horrible allergy due to a foundation, fixed it with steroids and then what do you know... I buy this a week later (once I was "fixed") and then my freddy kreugger face came back!
PRODUCT-WISE THOUGH... it's a really cool product. Does make your face look flawless and it covers every single pore on your face (too bad there's consequences to suffocating our skin :( )
Anyway! If you have normal non-sensitive skin, GO FOR IT! :D
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
This is decent.
It does blur the look of your pores quite well. My only problem with this is it doesn't seem to last long on my oily t zone. You can re apply of course, but gosh, who wants to do that really?
I'm not sure yet if I'd buy the full size product but its a great thing to get in benefits little sample type packages they put out. But all the other pore minimizer stuff all tend to work the same on my skin honestly, so what's a girl to do?
I'm such a sucker for their cute package designs, even though the designs do waste product for the most part.
But dang, do they have the cutest boxes and stuff or what? Adorable!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
got this as a free sample. Maybe because I don't really have issues with my pores or something but I am rather disappointed. Didn't really help my makeup stay in place as it does say it's a primer, but at first it did improve the look of my bare skin. I don't really see the benefit (hahaha) of this as a primer myself. May work for others with large pores but not for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I have a couple of samples of this from the Benefit sample packages they come up with. I love this stuff! It is my new favorite face primer. I know its not advertised as a primer, but it works like one to me. It glides on effortlessly, makes my foundation go on amazingly, and even has a mattifying property to it. It is quite strange but I like it. It also minimizes the pores on my nose when I put it on, which it says it does anyways but I didn't believe that it actually would! Maybe I am one of the lucky ones that it actually worked for. My skin isn't problematic so maybe thats why. I do plan on buying the full size. I know it is pricey, but I really love this stuff and the sample sizes have lasted me forever so I know it will be worth it!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
Total waste of money. It's a pretty expensive primer and I was disappointed that Benefit would sell something that didn't work all that great, especially considering they usually make pretty high quality products.
All the cute, gimmick type ads that the company put into advertising for this product doesn't make up for the fact that it gets only 2 thumbs up .
. It didn't mattify my skin for more than 10 minutes and certainly didn't make my pores look smaller. It actually made my skin feel slippery and slightly greasy. It has this weird scent to it as well...not sure that a primer really needs a scent.
I found out it has silicone in it which may explain how aggrevated my blackheads got on my nose which led to some pimples. I wish I had received a sample of this first. Now I'm stuck with a full size that I have barely used.
I will stick with my Tarte 12H perfecting primer!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
love this primer. it feels very light on my skin and looks very natural it keeps my foundation on for the entire day and it definitely minimizes pores actually it really makes your pores unnoticeable. For sure will be repurchasing this product as soon as i run out!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I got this because i have medium size pores. I have combo skin but in the fall/winter i have dry skin. This made me sooooooo oily! I have never been so bad!! i returned it right away. It did NOTHING for my pores.... A real disappointment from Benfit
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
It didnt do anything with my pores and oily T-zone. Just useless..
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I used to love this stuff but recently my skin does not like it...I find that it makes me a MILLION times oilier in the face. Dislike, disappointing