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The POREfessional: Pore Minimizing Makeup

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Item #: 2502462 Size: 0.5 oz

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Target pore problem areas with Benefit's The POREfessional: Pore Minimizing Makeup. This longwear, matte makeup covers imperfections without clogging pores! The weightless formula reduces the look of pores and controls surface oil for 8 hours*. Comes with a custom, built-in pore-blurring sponge to smooth on flawless coverage!

*Instrumental test on 22 panelists.

Benefits:
  • Buildable coverage
  • Weightless, ultra-thin makeup, contains mushroom extract known to visibly minimize pores
  • Custom pore-blurring sponge

Beauty Trick: For smoother-than smooth coverage, apply pore minimizing makeup on top of Benefit's The POREfessional: Pore Minimizing Makeup.

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Benefit CosmeticsThe POREfessional: Pore Minimizing Makeup
 
3.1

(based on 52 reviews)

47%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (32)
  • Blends well (23)
  • Easy to apply (22)
  • Matte finish (22)
  • Goes on smoothly (19)

Cons

  • Poor coverage (18)
  • Difficult to apply (14)
  • Pricey / poor value (13)
  • Doesn't stay on (9)
  • Causes breakouts (5)

Best Uses

  • Light to medium coverage (26)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (11)
  • Full coverage (6)
  • Normal skin (6)
  • Sensitive skin (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (30), Budget shopper (12)

Reviewed by 52 customers

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5.0

love the way this goes on and the bottle

By shelly

from Belgrade, MT

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Good Pigmentation
  • Lightweight
  • Long-Lasting
  • Matte Finish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
    • Light To Medium Coverage

    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional: Pore Minimizing Makeup:

    love the bottle and how it has an applicator built in, also the way it comes out the bottle can be portioned perfectly-the packaging is so fun as well

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Not what I expected...

    By Tangerine

    from Midwest, USA

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Long-Lasting
    • Matte Finish

    Cons

    • Difficult To Apply
    • Pricey / Poor Value

    Best Uses

    • Light To Medium Coverage

    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional: Pore Minimizing Makeup:

    It looks questionable when you first put it on, but once it dries it comes off matte and does last a good workday. I give it low stars because there isn't a huge range of color selection and the small, dinky sponge applicator is a huge pain - sponges will pick it up due to the very runny formula and brushes won't get it anywhere because it dries quickly. You have to be patient to make this work.

     
    5.0

    I will purchase this again!

    By Jj

    from Blakely

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Good Pigmentation
    • Lightweight
    • Long-Lasting
    • Matte Finish
    • Noncomodegenic

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Full Coverage

      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional: Pore Minimizing Makeup:

      I use this everyday very easy to apply. Love how the brush comes in the tube

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Don't love it

      By Ulta lover

      from Florida

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Poor Coverage

      Best Uses

        Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional: Pore Minimizing Makeup:

        It did not give me coverage I am looking for.

         
        1.0

        Not worth a penny

        By Kat

        from USA

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Matte Finish

        Cons

        • Difficult To Apply
        • Poor Coverage
        • Pricey / Poor Value

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
        • Light To Medium Coverage

        Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional: Pore Minimizing Makeup:

        I bought this product hoping it would be my secret miracle worker even though reviews were not great. Wish I would have trusted the reviews and never bought this product.

         
        1.0

        No benefit

        By Bijoux

        from Orlando

        Pros

        • Blends Well

        Cons

        • Causes Breakouts
        • Difficult To Apply
        • Doesn't Stay On
        • Poor Coverage

        Best Uses

          Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional: Pore Minimizing Makeup:

          There is no coverage and it does not minimize pores.

           
          4.0

          LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

          By Chaos Momma

          from Sarasota, FL

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Good Pigmentation
          • Lightweight
          • Matte Finish

          Cons

          • Pricey / Poor Value

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
          • Light To Medium Coverage

          Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional: Pore Minimizing Makeup:

          This stuff is awesome. It is very lightweight, but provides good coverage. I use a foundation brush to apply it because I think the sponge applicator soaks up too much of the product. I have rosacea and this does a pretty good job covering it. I use the Porfessional primer first, then apply this. Then I use the Agent Zero Shine. My pores never looked better! I am definitely ordering more. The only reason it's not 5 stars is that I cannot tell how much is left in the bottle. It's only .5 oz so I feel like I'm going to go through it quickly, but I can't tell how much of it I've used to date (I've had it a month).

           
          3.0

          Okay

          By Ste

          from Tx

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Lightweight
          • Very runny

          Cons

          • Poor Coverage

          Best Uses

          • Dry Skin
          • Light To Medium Coverage
          • Normal Skin

          Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional: Pore Minimizing Makeup:

          Wasn't enough coverage for me and you tinny

          (7 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          CHECK INGREDIENTS BEFORE USE!!

          By MorganJeanette

          from Atlanta, GA

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Too Greasy

            Best Uses

              Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional: Pore Minimizing Makeup:

              I never thought I would EVER have to worry about checking the ingredients of my foundation for the ONE thing I'm allergic to in this world ... Mushrooms! That's the last thing ever thought I would need to check my make up for! Needless to say I didn't know it had mushrooms in it and used it as I normally would foundation. BIG MISTAKE .. my eyes started swelling shut and my face broke out in hives all over. I had to go to the emergency room because the ingredient got in my bloodstream from skin being so porous! Upon returning this product the Ulta staff was extremely rude and wouldn't even refund my points that I spent on this product after being a Platinum member since 2011 and spending hundreds of dollars with this company monthly! Never been so disappointed!

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Magically matte lightweight foundation with great coverage.

              By Aley the RT

              from Hutchinson, KS

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Good Pigmentation
              • Lightweight
              • Long-Lasting
              • Matte Finish
              • Natural Look

              Cons

              • Horrible applicator
              • Not many color options

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
              • Full Coverage
              • Light To Medium Coverage

              Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional: Pore Minimizing Makeup:

              First off, I am sorry for this long review. I was very skeptical about this foundation, but decided to give it a go. I have been watching and reading many reviews from makeup gurus and became overwhelmed with all the different brands. I became unsure of all the different foundation styles, and was not quit sure what foundation would work best for me.

              Side story, I work 12hr shifts in a hospital and it is fairly safe to say I need long lasting coverage without that "cakey" finish. I easily sweat at work and my face can become quite oily. I have tried different foundations that have caused me to, not just break out, BUT BREAK OUT regardless of cleansing, exfoliating, toning, moisturizing, and everything else you can do to keep your face flawless and smooth. To add to my list of flaws, I tend to have noticeable pores. I use primers, setting sprays, and setting powders to help with this, but with some foundations it just doesn't matter what I do.

              I began to give up on my foundation search until I went into ULTA and spoke with one of the beauty gals. She took this tester paper and touched it to my nose to show the size of my pores. I'll be dern if my pores didn't leave spots the size of quarters on that tester strip. She wiped off the makeup I had on that area, and told me not to fret because Magic was about to be witnessed. She applied this foundation, let it set, and then took another test strip to my nose. She must have been Houdini or at least related because my pores were GONEDY! I seriously could not believe it!

              This foundation feels very light, but has great coverage without the cakey appearance. It appears more natural on your skin, and has a matte finish. I do not suggest using the applicator due to how small it is. I just use my beauty blender. It also says use only a couple drops, and I think I had to use about 5x that. Also, make sure to shake it well because it is very different if you don't. The consistency is very liquidy, but it worked out well.

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