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The POREfessional Agent Zero Shine

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Item #: 2268638 Size: 0.24 oz

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Operation shine control! The POREfessional: Agent Zero Shine instantly minimizes shine and helps smooth the look of pores. Benefit Cosmetics invisible shine-control powder joins you in your top secret mission for smoother-than-smooth skin. Pores and shine don't stand a chance! Just twist, tap & sweep to look fresh-faced, without a trace!
Twist off built-in brush from base. Tap powder into lid and dip brush. Sweep on moisturized skin or over makeup to instantly mattify your complexion. Touch up over makeup during the day or whenever shine dares to return.

Beauty tip: For maximum POREfection, wear over The POREfessional Primer.
Talc, Nylon-12, Water, Magnesium Myristate, Lauroyl Lysine, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Fruit Extract, Silica, Isoceteth-10, Ethylhexylglycerin, Aluminum Dimyristate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate. May Contain: CI 15850 (Red 6, Red 7, Red 7 Lake), CI 15985 (Yellow 6, Yellow 6 Lake), CI 19140 (Yellow 5, Yellow 5 Lake), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 45410 (Red 27, Red 27 Lake, Red 28 Lake), CI 73360 (Red 30, Red 30 Lake), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), CI 77289 (Chromium Hydroxide Green), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide, Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide).

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Benefit CosmeticsThe POREfessional Agent Zero Shine
 
4.3

(based on 198 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (129)
  • Lightweight (125)
  • Blends well (98)
  • Controls shine (67)
  • Natural looking (57)

Cons

  • Messy (8)
  • Poor coverage (7)
  • Cakes up (4)
  • Doesn't stay on (4)
  • Doesn't work (3)

Best Uses

  • All skin types (57)
  • Oily skin (56)
  • Everyday (49)
  • Sensitive skin (30)
  • Travel (25)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (33)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (46), Natural style (34), Classic style (28), Budget shopper (27), Trendy style (10)

Reviewed by 198 customers

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5.0

Best, and discrete product for men

By Sergio Amezcua M.D.

from SAN DIEGO, CA

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Controls Shine
  • Easy To Apply
  • Long-Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Oily Skin

    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Agent Zero Shine:

    It is the best beauty product for men. Although it has a very juvenile presentation, it doesn't look like you are carrying a cosmetic in your pocket. Besides, you don't need to carry it with you. You just follow the instructions an your glare goes away for 12 hrs. Just as a busy person in the office, you always look fresh. It makes a real difference. I wish more men could know more about this product and spread the word because it is not feminine an it doesn't make you feel awkward.

     
    1.0

    Nope, will be returning! It had hope though.

    By Jaru

    from Perkasie, PA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to apply

    Cons

    • Did not combat shine like advertise

    Best Uses

    • Sensitive non-oily skin

    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Agent Zero Shine:

    I bought this to use along with the Benefit The POREFessional: Matte Rescue Invisible-Finish Mattifying Gel and let me tell you, this stuff disappoints. Raved about by the two ULTA consultants working in that area of the store that day, this product did not work for me. I explained to them how I get oily by midday right at the sides of my nose and onto the cheeks, chin, and forehead and they swore this along with the gel would work. I'm here to tell you it DIDN'T and to make matters WORSE, I was becoming oily even BEFORE midday, after having applied my makeup around 5:15am daily. I sooooo wanted to like this product and was hoping it'd become my holy grail. Instead it'll be finding it's way back to the store to be returned for something else along with its non functional gel sidekick. TBNT!!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Would buy again

    By Lily

    from CT

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Controls Shine
    • Covers Well
    • Doesn't Settle In Creases
    • Easy To Apply
    • Long-Lasting
    • Silky Finish

    Cons

    • Cakes Up

    Best Uses

    • Acne Prone Skin
    • Normal Skin
    • Oily Skin

    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Agent Zero Shine:

    great product. would definitely buy again. 4/5 stars because you have to be careful not to apply too much as it might get cakey. if you pay attention to the amount you apply, it works out very nicely.

     
    5.0

    Great for oily skin!!!

    By J

    from Ny

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Controls Shine
    • Doesn't Settle In Creases
    • Easy To Apply
    • Lightweight
    • Long-Lasting
    • Silky Finish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne Prone Skin
      • All Skin Types
      • Oily Skin
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Agent Zero Shine:

      Great for oily skin! Keeps me matte for atleast 6 hours. Goes on really smooth and blends well. Best part is there is no reaction from my acne prone sensitive skin.

       
      5.0

      Love it!!!! It's my new oil blotter.

      By Nonie in training

      from Hacienda Heights

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Controls Shine
      • Doesn't Settle In Creases
      • Easy To Apply
      • Lightweight
      • Long-Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Oily Skin

        Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Agent Zero Shine:

        I love the fact that you use a brush vs. a pad. It spreads easily.

         
        4.0

        It's good!

        By Bre

        from Mesquite, TX

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Controls Shine
        • Covers Well
        • Easy To Apply

        Cons

        • Cakes Up
        • Doesn't last too long

        Best Uses

        • Normal Skin

        Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Agent Zero Shine:

        I have super super oily skin and I use this product with a setting spray and it still doesn't last a long time but it does last . For normal skin types it would work wonderfully I imagine . Should have one for long wear !

         
        4.0

        Great Buy

        By Shawn J

        from Michigan

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Controls Shine
        • Doesn't Settle In Creases
        • Easy To Apply
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Oily Skin

          Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Agent Zero Shine:

          I place this product on after I use my foundation. I have oily skin. It regulates my shine.

           
          5.0

          Love this powder. I will be buying this again.

          By Lip gloss Fan

          from Ohio

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Controls Shine
          • Covers Well
          • Doesn't Settle In Creases
          • Easy To Apply
          • Lightweight
          • Silky Finish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Oily Skin

            Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Agent Zero Shine:

            I love this powder. You just unscrew cap and sprinkle a little powder in cap then unscrew the brush from bottom of container. Just takes a little bit. I have problems with oily skin. This product leaves your face looking flawless and soft looking. I have to reapply this product in the afternoon because my skin starts looking oily again. I apply this at 4:30 am then reapply about 1:00 pm, so this lasts a good 9 hours for me. I would highly recommend this product to women who deal with oily skin.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Takes getting use to

            By Jams

            from Columbus, ohio

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Controls Shine
            • Covers Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Lightweight
            • Silky Finish

            Cons

            • Messy

            Best Uses

            • Acne Prone Skin
            • Oily Skin

            Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Agent Zero Shine:

            Not use to a primer that is powder but it does give a good coverage for a primer.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Love

            By Mel

            from Savannah, GA

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Controls Shine
            • Covers Well
            • Doesn't Settle In Creases
            • Easy To Apply
            • Lightweight
            • Long-Lasting
            • Silky Finish

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Oily Skin

              Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Agent Zero Shine:

              Love this product! That being said I HATE the packaging! You can not tell when you are close to running out, it is a little difficult to get the product to shake out and the brush is worthless! So I now take all the product out and put it in my previous powder container. This way I at least know when I need to purchase more. I highly recommend they reconsider this packaging! However, the product itself is wonderful! It goes on silky and really helps with oil control. I would give it 5 stars if the packaging was better.

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              14 Questions | 14 Answers
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              • Q:

                Can this be used to set the Hello Flawless foundation?
                Asked on 4/22/2017 by alirette from Louisiana

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi gorgeous! Our POREfessional Agent Zero Shine powder minimizes shine and smooths the appearance of your pores. It will mattify your complexion instantly! xoxo B

                  Answered on 4/25/2017 by Brand Expert from Benefit Cosmetics
              • Q:

                Is the powder translucent?
                Asked on 3/8/2017 by Bri

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi gorgeous! The POREfessional Agent Zero Shine is a translucent PRO balm that minimizes the appearance of pores and fine lines. xoxo B

                  Answered on 4/25/2017 by Brand Expert from Benefit Cosmetics
              • Q:

                will it work on a bare face with moisturizer but without the porefessional primer ? would it still minimize the pores and mattifies ?
                Asked on 9/13/2016 by Mayqinaff

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi gorgeous! Sweep on moisturized skin or over makeup to instantly mattify. Touch up over makeup during the day or whenever you see a shine! It will instantly minimize shine and smooth the look of pores! xoxo B

                  Answered on 9/21/2016 by Brand Expert from Benefit Cosmetics
              • Q:

                what is the size of this product?
                Asked on 1/14/2016 by page from colorado

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  0.24 oz

                  Answered on 1/15/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
              • Q:

                Would you recommend this for someone with combination, leaning more towards dry skin?
                Asked on 10/17/2015 by Lizzy

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Absolutely, gorgeous! The POREfessional: agent zero shine is best for anyone needing to fight shine and smooth pores.

                  xoxo, B

                  Answered on 10/19/2015 by Product POREfessional from Benefit Cosmetics
              • Q:

                Since there is no indicator of when this product is running low, can you tell me approximately how many uses I can expect?
                Asked on 8/18/2015 by MissMel

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi gorgeous!

                  It really depends on how often you use it and how much you use! If used daily, it can last 4 to 5 months.

                  xoxo, B

                  Answered on 8/18/2015 by Product POREfessional from Benefit Cosmetics
              • Q:

                I am allergic to animal hair. Are the bristles in the built-in brush synthetic or natural/animal hair?
                Asked on 8/18/2015 by MissMel

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi gorgeous!

                  The brush for The POREfessional: agent zero shine is natural. It is made of goat hair.

                  xoxo, B

                  Answered on 8/18/2015 by Product POREfessional from Benefit Cosmetics
              • Q:

                What is the difference between the Porefessional Agent Zero Shine and the regular Porefessional?
                Asked on 3/7/2015 by Hayley from United States

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  The POREfessional Agent Zero Shine's primary purpose is a mattifying and pore minimizing sheer powder for all over application, while The POREfessional (Item #: 2219868) serves primarily as a pore minimizing treatment balm to apply and blend wherever enlarged pores are apparent. They work great together for a flawless, poreless effect. We recommend testing both products at your nearest ULTA store:
                  http://www.ulta.com/ulta/stores/storelocator.jsp

                  Answered on 3/10/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                Does this product clog your pores
                Asked on 10/26/2014 by Michaela from Houston, Texas

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  Benefit does not test for or claim that their products are hypo-allergenic (least likely to cause an allergic reaction) or non-comedogenic (does not cause pimples & blackheads). If you have a specific allergy, please contact your physician to determine if a product is suitable for your skin.

                  Answered on 10/29/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                Is this product testing on animals?
                Asked on 8/3/2014 by Jayde5

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  From Benefit Cosmetics:

                  "We do not test our products on animals nor do we permit others to do so except where it is required by law.

                  "We are deeply committed to the elimination of animal testing and we are playing a leading role in developing alternative methods through our support of the “Fund for Alternatives to Animal Testing” in the United States and the Opal Program in France. Additionally, we are one of only a few companies to have invested in creating our own internal department to test raw materials and ingredients to further ensure the quality of our products and the satisfaction of our customers, which is our foremost priority.

                  "We are hopeful that alternative testing methods will be adopted worldwide and we will see an end to animal testing."

                  Answered on 8/4/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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