skip to main content
ULTA
  • Home
  • / Makeup
  • / Face
  • / Shine Control
  • / The POREfessional: License to Blot
Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional: License to Blot

Benefit Cosmetics

The POREfessional: License to Blot

Translucent

Item #: 2284630 Size: 0.15 oz

Special Free Gift with Purchase! Click for Offer Details

Ask a Question
GIFT WITH PURCHASE

FREE deluxe mini Boi-ing Industrial Strength Concealer with any $35 Benefit purchase (offer valid 8/7/16-8/27/16 or while supplies last)

FREE deluxe mini Boi-ing Industrial Strength Concealer w/any $35 Benefit purchase

Online Only! FREE mini Benefit Roller Lash with any $40 Benefit Cosmetics purchase (offer valid 8/26/16-9/3/16 or while supplies last)

Roller Lash Super Curling & Lifting Mascara Mini

BLOT on the spot! This instant blotting stick with tiny invisible blotting spheres targets oily spots and mattifies shine for up to 6 hours after application. Wear alone or touch up over makeup. The specially designed triangular tip targets shiny zones...the sides of your nose, forehead and chin. Oil has finally met its matte!

Results:

  • 100% saw continuous mattifying action*
  • 97% said it helps minimize the look of pores*
  • 100% said it absorbs excess surface oil*


*Consumer panel survey on 30 women over 7 days

Lightly apply on face using short, swift strokes. Touch up over makeup during the day, whenever you want to blot on the spot!

Beauty tip: It's triple the POREfect!
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Nylon-12, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Paraffin, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Methyl Methacrylate/Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Polyisobutene, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax), Hydrogenated Microcrystalline Wax, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Isoceteth-10, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer, Polyethylene, Citric Acid.

Details+

How to Use+

Ingredients+

Shipping & Coupon Restrictions+

Reviews

Product Reviews

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Benefit CosmeticsThe POREfessional: License to Blot
 
2.8

(based on 42 reviews)

50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (20)
  • Lightweight (19)
  • Smooth (17)
  • Blends well (13)
  • Natural looking (12)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (11)
  • Heavy (4)
  • Poor coverage (4)
  • Clumpy (3)
  • Doesn't stay on (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (15)
  • All skin types (12)
  • Going out (9)
  • Travel (9)
  • Sensitive skin (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (15), Classic style (10), Trendy style (7)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (20), Fair (9), Deep (3)

Reviewed by 42 customers

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
5.0

Excellent product

By Linda loves makeup

from Brunswick, Ga

About Me Trendy Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Lightweight
  • Long Lasting
  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types
    • Everyday
    • Going Out
    • Sensitive Skin
    • Travel

    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional: License to Blot:

    This product is so amazing. I have the oily T-Zone and once I applied a very small amount the shine and oil was gone!

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    1.0

    Pass on this one...

    By Lorraine

    from Greenville,sc

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional: License to Blot:

    Goes on sticky.waste of $$$

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    1.0

    I would not recommend this product if you have oily skin

    By Skyraea

    from Portland, IR

    About Me Trendy Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Ineffective

      Best Uses

        Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional: License to Blot:

        If you are the oily type this is not a good product

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        Great

        By Angieboa

        from Vacaville CA

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Lightweight
        • Long Lasting
        • Natural Looking
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Everyday
          • Going Out
          • Sensitive Skin
          • Travel

          Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional: License to Blot:

          Loved it! No shiny nose for this gal anymore. Bought this because my makeup disappeared around my nose,forehead and chin after only a couple hours of makeup. This totally helped and my makeup stayed put.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          Love!

          By Allison

          from Lake City, FL

          About Me Trendy Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Easy To Take-off
          • Lightweight
          • Long Lasting
          • Natural Looking
          • Smooth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Everyday
            • Going Out
            • Sensitive Skin
            • Travel

            Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional: License to Blot:

            Love this so much! Use it every day!

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            5.0

            Hits the spot

            By Jen Evol

            from Detroit

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Lightweight
            • Long Lasting
            • Natural Looking
            • Smooth

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types
              • Everyday
              • Going Out
              • Travel

              Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional: License to Blot:

              I used this on my t zone and it rocks! I'll for sure buy it again.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              1.0

              What is this??

              By TheRealPorefessional

              from ChapelHill, NC

              About Me Classic Style

              Pros

                Cons

                • Ineffective
                • Messes up Makeup

                Best Uses

                • Trashcan Filler

                Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional: License to Blot:

                This product is complete ineffective. It doesn't do anything for oil (which I have plenty of, unfortunately) and past that, I just messes up your makeup if accidentally slip and swipe at all.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                5.0

                Such a color applicator!

                By Grayson

                from Nashville, TN

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Easy To Apply
                • Lightweight
                • Long Lasting
                • Natural Looking
                • Smooth

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Skin Types
                  • Everyday
                  • Sensitive Skin

                  Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional: License to Blot:

                  This product absorbs oil and blurs pores. I love the applicator and find it very easy to use.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Best primer I have found for my t-zone

                  By BeckyS

                  from Joplin, MO

                  About Me Classic Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long Lasting
                  • Smooth

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • All Skin Types
                    • Everyday
                    • Sensitive Skin

                    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional: License to Blot:

                    I have very dry skin, except for my nose. This is the perfect primer!

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Fair

                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Do not buy!

                    By Product Junkie

                    from Miami, FL

                    About Me Trendy Style

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Clumpy
                      • Difficult to Apply
                      • Heavy
                      • Ineffective
                      • Poor Coverage

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional: License to Blot:

                        I have combination skin and I get oily in my tzone throughout the day. I was recommended this product by an Ulta employee as an alternative to the Dr. Feel Good. It was awful! I tried to apply on my forehead, nose, and chin and it removed my foundation and left a chalky film, which was also clumpy. So a clumpy, chalky film in the middle of my face. That was during my lunch break at work and when I came back OTHER PEOPLE were asking what happened to my face. Proving that it's not me being extra picky or its all in my head. I'm a die-hard fan of the Porefessional and I like the mattifying gel. I'm an all around fan of Benefit cosmetics but this product should honestly be discontinued. I've read so many poor reviews, besides mine. Benefit is such a great brand this is so inconsistent with their products quality. I'd rather use Dr. Feel Good, I've used it since the Benefit brand launched and it's I love it and it smells awesome.

                        • Skin Tone:
                        • Fair

                        Displaying reviews 1-10

                        Back to top

                        Previous | Next »

                        Q&A

                        Product Q&A

                        Do you have questions about this product?

                        Get answers from in-house experts.

                        2 Questions | 2 Answers
                        Displaying questions 1-2
                        • Q:

                          My eye lids are oily and makes my eye shadow crease after an hour. Which is really frustrating. Would this help with the oil control on my lids?
                          Asked on 3/9/2016 by Ash from US

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Hi gorgeous! The POREfessional: license to blot is an instant oil-blotting stick that mattifies shine for up to 6 hours after application. We recommend blending the POREfessional primer all over the face to minimize the appearance of pores and then targeting oily spots with license to blot! I also recommend our Stay Don't Stray, it is an eyelid primer that make concealers AND eye-shadows STAY PUT.

                            Answered on 3/11/2016 by Brand Expert from Benefit Cosmetics
                        • Q:

                          Does it feel thick or balm-ish like lip balm or wax?
                          Asked on 10/20/2015 by Sarah from Texas

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            The POREfessional: License to Blot leaves a soft, natural finish, gorgeous!

                            xoxo, B

                            Answered on 10/26/2015 by Product POREfessional from Benefit Cosmetics
                        Displaying questions 1-2

                        Do you have a question about this product?