BeneFit Cosmetics The POREfessional

BeneFit Cosmetics The POREfessional


1048 reviews

52% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$


Cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone, dimethiccone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, isononyl isononanoate, silica, dimethicone crosspolymore, isodedecane, phenoxyethanol, polymethyl methacrylsate, titanium dioxide (CI 77891), cyclohexasiloxane, tocopheryl acetate, fragrance (parfum), mico, iron oxides, (CI 77492), limonene, iron oxides (CI 77491), iron oxides (CI 77499), triethoxycaprylylsilane, BHT.

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on 3/19/2018 2:19:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Normal, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

My friend bought this for me last christmas because of my large pores. I was so excited to try it out. When I applied it for the first time I was amazed. My skin looked so good and it was so soft, and the most important part; all the pores were almost gone!
I have the mini and I use it four days a week, more or less. I see it a little pricey, but for me it's lasting. Happy with this product. 4/5 because of the price.

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on 3/9/2018 5:15:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I have normal, unproblematic skin - the only problem it poses is the occasional dry patch if I'm not feeling too good or haven't exfoliated well enough. I also get shinier throughout the day in my T-zone, which is why I bought this product. I use just a little less than a pea-sized amount for the entire face, which I warm up between my fingers and apply all over, making sure to concentrate it around the centre of my face.

Porefessional certainly does the job of keeping shine at bay. I wouldn't say I'm a complete oil-slick by the end of the day, though, so those with oilier skins should rely on reviews by those with similar skin types to them. I just prefer a matte look, and I can easily achieve that with this primer. Porefessional also seems to make products apply and sit better on my face - I use a fairly thick/dry cream concealer under my eyes, and without this primer, it drags during application, despite the fact that I moisturised the area prior. No more of this problem with Porefessional!

A little expensive, but I get 44ml from John Lewis for around £40 compared to the 22ml version which is around £30. The tube lasts forever. A good investment.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Age: 30-35

Skin: Other, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

Thick silicone paste ! Goes heavy on the skin and clog pores!an other subpar product made by benefit. Try the cooling primer from too faced

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Olive, Warm

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I really hate his primer. It balls up my foundation and makes my skin look more textured.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

my pores are really large and this product minimized them massively! my skin is quite oily but this product still helped my makeup stay put.

it can be quite expensive for someone who is on a budget so if you are looking for something cheaper i'd suggest the W7 silicone primer, it is just as good in my opinion and saves you quite a few dollars.

i must say when i tried to use this product whilst i was burnt and had dry skin it was a 100% fail, the product went all patchy and gross so unless you have oily skin i'd probably give this product a miss, but for those with oily skin it works great!

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on 1/11/2018 3:55:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Hazel

Does exactly what it claims to do: blur/conceal pores and imperfections. I've got some noticeable pores around the area where my nose and cheek meet, plus i've been having texture issues there as well (i have mature, dry, flaky skin), so i finally decided to jump on the primer bandwagon. It hides my pores in those areas, as well as some slight texture issues/fine lines. Even in my 10x magnification mirror I can't see them, and it gives them a blurred look. It has a slight tint when it comes out but that rubs in pretty quickly and you can't see it. I don't find that it dries out my face. Unfortunately, the biggest con for me is that it's a silicone based primer, and although i'm normally not that sensitive to silicones (or at least I thought i wasn't), this causes some rather large welts in the areas i apply it, so won't be repurchasing.

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on 1/1/2018 8:57:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

What a rip-off... The only thing nice about this is the cute packaging.

It is SO DRY on the skin, and so ashy and deadening. Not a flattering, natural look at all. You totally look like you have make up on in a ghostly way, or lots and lots of powder. I suppose if you are an absolute oil slick, then maybe? But actually even then... No. Just no.

EDIT: A perfect solution instead would be to use the Zo Ossential C-Bright 10% Vitamin C Serum as a primer. I swear, this stuff does EXACTLY what I was hoping the POREfessional would do: it acts like a brilliant primer, erases pores, doesn't look unnatural or ashy, literally perfects and mattifies skin. Plus, it's GOOD for the skin with anhydrous vitamin C, niacinamide and squalane. Holy Grail.

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on 12/31/2017 2:51:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Brown, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Fabulous primer and one of my favourites! I have large visible pores and it conceals them really well. A little goes a long way but the only downsize is you pay a lot for such a small amount. You do only need very little, but since a lot of other brands have larger bottles for the same price, you don't feel you are getting your moneys worth. Overall a brilliant primer though and one my top ones.

on 12/28/2017 12:31:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

i would say this primer only does 2 things -- control shine and makes foundation go on smoothly. i have been using this on and off for the past couple years and while i don't hate it, i am looking at other options after i finish this tube. i kept going back to it because it really does help with controlling shine -- I am an oily girl and this primer (when i am not wearing foundation) makes my t-zone LOOK more acceptable throughout the day (feels just as greasy though). It also makes my cream blush and foundation go on smooth as a babys bum due to the silicone base.

does it minimize pores? hell no. does it minimize fine lines? def not. however this might be for you if you are looking at a primer that goes on REALLY smooth onto your face. it's an acceptable product, but easily replaceable if i find something better.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I think this is one of those products that is easily misused and/or misunderstood. It definitely took me a while to get the hang of it and I have been using makeup for 2 decades now, albeit primers since the last couple of years.

This is a silicone based primer, which is specifically designed for filling and blurring your pores. Silicone is excellent at that, but it's not for everyone. Some people just don't like the feel of it, or are allergic to it. If that's you, move on.

Pore filling primers are best utilized by using your fingertips and gently tap the product onto your face. You're actually pushing the product into your pores. This is different than rubbing or swiping the product onto your cheeks. That will cause this primer to pill, therefore everything else you put on top of it won't work (that well). I take half a pea size amount for my nose, chin and apples of my cheeks and it takes me ~15sec to apply the product.

Next I apply my foundation, although I sometimes use just the primer on no-makeup days as well. I personally use a half pea size amount of Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua and 'swirl' the product onto my face using the Real Techniques expert face brush. This way I don't disturb the primer, don't overuse foundation and I get a really nice finish with minimal product. Win win!

2 other tips:
- a basic rule of makeup is to layer products that are chemically or texturally similar. So a silicone primer with a silicone-based foundation, a powder base with powder blush or a water-based foundation with cream blush etc. This rule does apply most of the time, although a lot of the current generation products (makeup and skincare) are formulated so well that with sufficient waiting time, you can layer whatever you want. As you can read above, I layer a silicone primer with a water-based foundation and it works fine. But I mention this rule anyway since I suspect this might be a reason why this primer doesn't work as well as some people expected.
- also, I cannot stress it enough, the skincare you use beneath your makeup HAS to be fully absorbed before you apply anything else. Trust me on this, please. This can take a few minutes, or even longer when using sunscreen (which you should do all year round). By allowing my skincare to be fully absorbed has made the biggest difference in how my makeup looks. Yes it takes time, but then so does drinking a cup of coffee, checking your emails or brushing your teeth in the morning. All the best makeup artists take time to work their preferred skincare into the skin of their clients and then allow it to sink in. In the meantime they brush through the eyebrows, curl the lashes or massage the hands. Anything that is not fully absorbed WILL interfere with your makeup.

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