July 23, 2010

Benefit the POREfessional wants your pores to disappear!

Benefit has a new product for the pore-obsessed - Benefit the POREfessional - 22ml - $34 - it's a lightweight, translucent, oil-free, dual-action - to prime & touch up during the day and can be used both under and over makeup.

Now with all the fixations I have, my pores really aren't one of them, but I sure know plenty of people who obsess endlessly over theirs (yes Julie, I am talking to you!) so as a public service, of course I had to try it.

This is meant to be used as a primer under your makeup as well as a touch up during the day over your makeup in any "pore affected" areas. The only place I really have noticeable pores is on and around my nose so that is where I used it under my foundation.  I figured it would be a waste of product to use it over my entire face and this would be a good way to make the tube last longer.

The verdict - it really did do an excellent job of making my pores disappear but I thought it did a better job on me over my foundation so I stopped using it underneath.  I was worried it would feel heavy or gunky with all that layering but it really didn't - it's very light and soft.  The only thing to keep in mind is to not rub it in too hard when you apply it on top of your foundation or you end up rubbing the foundation off your nose!  I think this will be a must-have product for pore-addicts (yes Julie, I'll buy you one for Christmas!) and even good for non-makeup wearers (I hear they exist) as you can wear this balm by itself to give your skin a more polished look.

- Lisamarie -


  1. Humm. I'm curious about this as, like your friend Julie, I am also obsessed with my pores. Thanks for the post. I'll have to check this out!

  2. This is definitely going on the wishlist! I'm always on the lookout for good pore minimisers, thanks for reviewing.
    Kat x Click&Make-Up



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