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Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional%3A Pore Minimizing Makeup

Benefit Cosmetics

The POREfessional: Pore Minimizing Makeup

0.5 oz Item 2502462

Color:Shade 01

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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
 
3.3

(based on 68 reviews)

52%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (44)
  • Easy to apply (33)
  • Blends well (32)
  • Matte finish (29)
  • Goes on smoothly (28)

Cons

  • Poor coverage (22)
  • Difficult to apply (16)
  • Pricey / poor value (16)
  • Doesn't stay on (11)
  • Causes breakouts (6)

Best Uses

  • Light to medium coverage (37)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (17)
  • Full coverage (11)
  • Normal skin (9)
  • Sensitive skin (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (39), Budget shopper (17)

Reviewed by 68 customers

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5.0

Exactly as advertised.

By Heather

from Chicago

About Me Budget 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
    • Dry Skin
    • Full Coverage
    • Light To Medium Coverage
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional: Pore Minimizing Makeup:

    Tried the lightest (#1) on the back on my wrist and it went on so smoothly and blended well with barely any effort, and what I tried it on my face it worked exactly the same. I could absolutely tell a difference -- my pores aren't tiny or extremely large, but they're getting more noticeable and this shrank them away into nothingness. I use this after my primer (I love the BECCA first light primer) and before foundation, and I just need a tiny bit of foundation to cover up any blemishes/red spots.

    Would definitely recommend this! Especially if the only problem zone on your face is pores, you wouldn't need any other coverage. I only use a few drops, so the bottle will last a very long time.

     
    5.0

    Love

    By Lex

    from Ohio

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • 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:

      I LOVE this product. I'm usually pretty cheap but 'splurged because I'm trying to get more into makeup. I asked for light coverage to even out my skin and this is it. It's lasted me a while I'd say about a month and a half of every day use. A few drops will cover the whole face. It isn't oily or heavy. Im overall very satisfied

       
      5.0

      Great for Combo Skin

      By Leah

      from Delray Beach FL

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Lightweight
      • Long-Lasting
      • Matte Finish

      Cons

      • Causes Breakouts

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional: Pore Minimizing Makeup:

      I was nervous about buying this instead of the IT CC cream as this was relatively new at the time and the girls at Ulta were fresh out of its product training.
      They recommended trying this product afternoon I told them I don't like the way foundation usually makes my face feel towards the end of the day...greasy. I live in South Florida so it's a problem for most people with combo/oily skin like me.
      After an in store tutorial I took it home and started playing with it. I used slightly more than the girls at Ulta to build to my desirable coverage, I don't like anything heavy on my face because of, well...south Florida, you get it, right?
      This foundation stays matte all day as promised on its packaging. The coverage builds well as long as you don't have severe acne or discolorations on your skin. Best of all, this feels very light!! Like it isn't there at all. I haven't had any problems with this rubbing off on clothing either (but not sure about the darker shades of this makeup.)
      Also, if you have dry skin, stay away from this product. It probably isn't best suited for dry skin types. This makeup is meant to help people who have low coverage needs and a combo/oily skin type.

      On a side note, I have experienced some break outs but not entirely sure it's being caused by this foundation as I've just gone through some lifestyle changes. The porefessional primer never caused me breakouts but I can't say for sure about this product.

       
      4.0

      I would probably buy again.

      By Addies Mom

      from Muncie, IN

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Long-Lasting
      • Matte Finish

      Cons

      • Difficult To Apply

      Best Uses

      • Light To Medium Coverage

      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional: Pore Minimizing Makeup:

      I use this product with a beauty blender. It takes too long to use the blender it comes with.

       
      2.0

      Too watery

      By Jen

      from Philadelphia, PA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Difficult To Apply
      • Doesn't Stay On
      • Poor Coverage
      • Pricey / Poor Value
      • Too Greasy
      • Too watery

      Best Uses

      • Light To Medium Coverage

      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional: Pore Minimizing Makeup:

      Product is too watery. It did not stay on and was difficult to apply as it was so watery. I wanted lightweight coverage but this did not supply any support or foundation for my skin. I would not recommend this product.

       
      5.0

      Use the included applicator, works wonderfully.

      By Horse Lover

      from Bandera, Texas

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Full Coverage
        • Light To Medium Coverage
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional: Pore Minimizing Makeup:

        At first I didn't like it. I always use my fingers to apply foundation. When I squeezed this product on my fingers it was very runny. Decided to use the applicator included and it worked flawlessly. I love it.

         
        5.0

        Extremely satisfied with this product

        By Wygal

        from Murrieta

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Light To Medium Coverage
          • Mature Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional: Pore Minimizing Makeup:

          This so easy to apply. Love it!! Pleased with coverage

           
          2.0

          Not for my skin type

          By Kate

          from Cincinnati Ohio

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Matte Finish

          Cons

          • Heavy
          • Pricey / Poor Value

          Best Uses

          • Full Coverage

          Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional: Pore Minimizing Makeup:

          I love the brand in general and im always jumping to try new things but with it being so Matte and my skin type not cooperating with it. Over all great brand just not a great product for me.

           
          3.0

          Not sure how I feel about this product

          By Lisa

          from Warwick,Ri

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Doesn't Stay On
          • Poor Coverage

          Best Uses

          • Light To Medium Coverage
          • Normal Skin

          Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional: Pore Minimizing Makeup:

          Very light ... maybe too light

           
          3.0

          It was nothing to write home about.

          By Amy

          from Texas

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply

          Cons

          • Poor Coverage

          Best Uses

          • Light To Medium Coverage

          Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional: Pore Minimizing Makeup:

          This product was okay. Very minimal coverage. I needed to use another makeup over the top of it. I guess I am kind of using it as a bb cream or primer.

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