Thursday, 27 June 2013

Benefit Porefessional Review


I can't actually believe I've never reviewed this product on here before. Ever since Benefit's Porefessional was launched a few years ago, and I tested it on my hand at a local counter, it has been my go-to primer. I'd had a few small love affairs with a couple of primers previously, but when I set my sights on this baby I knew I'd never look back. I was originally attracted to the product after learning that it supposedly minimised pores and mattified skin. Now, I suffer with big ol' pores and horrible oilyness, so I'm always looking for ways to combat them. Along came Benefit's Porefessional and I was sorted, seriously. 

I've been using this product for about three years now I think, so I've definitely had a long time to review it. Does it do what it says it does? Yes, absolutely. It feels like silk on my skin, makes my pores invisible, gets rid of my oil and creates a flawless base for my foundation. If I don't use this primer I notice the difference dramatically - without it my skin looks blemished, dull and oily. When I pop some of this on it's suddenly transformed to looking like it's been airbrushed (with foundation over the top, obviously). I honestly feel like Porefessional makes my skin look the best it can possibly look, and that's the reason why I'll never go for any other primer. Okay, so I occasionally dabble in new releases, and like to test out primers as part of the fun of blogging, but Porefessional is a product that will always sit firmly in my makeup bag, and I'll continue to purchase for as long as Benefit decide to make it (which will hopefully be forever!)

Have you tried Benefit's Porefessional before? If you suffer with large pores or oily skin I seriously suggest you try it! 

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22 comments

  1. I absolutley love the Porefessional :) Always does a great job! xxx

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  2. Great post!
    This is my favourite primer too :-)

    Jodie x
    www.retrococktail.co.uk

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  3. I got a little sample of this and completely agree with you about how good it is! I ended up purchasing a full sized one straight away and although it is expensive it's worth the money :) x

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  4. I've never tried the Porefessional but after reading this review I think I might! I've tried out Givenchy's Mister Matt and the Revlon photoready primer - Givenchy's was absolutely amazing but very pricey and the Revlon one definitely doesn't perform as well. Benefit might be a good mid way product for me :) thanks for the great review

    A beauty, food and life blog by Izzi

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  5. I love Porefessional, it's my favourite primer. I think it gives such an amazing base to work on xx

    D Is For...

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  6. i love this stuff! helps to controls my oils for a good amount of time but it is SGD48 where i live for this tiny guy of primer :(

    http://flylikeacg.blogspot.com
    beauty,lifestyle,reviews,hauls!
    cheryl!

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  7. Ive heard so many wonder stories from people who use this but ....i didnt really do much for me which is kind of crap haha

    www.andrewjamesblog.com

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  8. I've tried this and I think it's overpriced for very little product. I prefer Clarins Instant smooth, it does everything Porefessional does.. but better.

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  9. I have not used this yet but really looking for something similar so might just give this a try xx

    www.krystelcouture.com |Macadamia Oil Giveaway

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  10. I really like this primer too, but I just don't like the texture. It's good for my oily skin though :)xo

    http://901lovely.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. I've used this but don't think it's great for dry skin to be honest.

    Katie Loves..| UK Fashion & Beauty Blog

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  12. I havnt tried it, its on my wishlist though! :)

    gigglesandmakeup.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. I really want to try this product!
    http://lexiluthor.blogspot.com/

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  14. Favourite. Primer. Ever. I re-purchase this over and over again and even though it has a fairly heavy price tag there's just nothing else that comes close in my opinion!

    Great review!

    xxx

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  15. This is a great primer, I have really noticed the difference when using it!
    http://haveyoueverfalleninlove.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. I've only ever tried a small sample of it but I loved it - I keep putting off buying it as it's quite alot, but I know it's worth it so I just need to do it next payday! :)

    floraldanielle.blogspot.co.uk
    x

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  17. I got a small sample size of this and unfortunately, it doesn't do much for my skin type! I'll probably pass it on to my sister who has more oily skin and larger pores; I've always had drier skin! However, I'm still a firm fan of Benefit!
    xx Amber
    Lovely Notions

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  18. What to say...I DO LOOOVE YOUR BLOG! The romantic - vintage style is amazing!! For me is the best one ever :)
    I have been thinking about getting this product from Benefit but finally didn't...now I regret it so bad!!
    I FOLLOW YOU! Your blog is gorgeous

    http://urbanglamgirlz.blogspot.com.es/

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  19. I've had a sample bottle of this for ages and used it on occasions and not been that blown away but yesterday I was doing my makeup and had used my normal primer (the Smashbox photo finish) and my pores looked massive so I thought I'd give the Porefessional a try over the top and omg the difference was unbelievable. It was literally like I'd airbrushed my face, and I hadn't even put on my foundation yet. It's totally won me over and I am now off to buy a full size bottle!

    Lynne x
    cocktailsanddaydreams.com

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  20. Great review! Almost everyone loves this primer :)
    xo,
    ~Pauline @ Benefit makeup Philippines

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