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Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional: License to Blot

Benefit Cosmetics

The POREfessional: License to Blot

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Item #: 2284630 Size: 0.15 oz

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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.

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Benefit CosmeticsThe POREfessional: License to Blot
 
2.8

(based on 41 reviews)

48%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (19)
  • Lightweight (18)
  • Smooth (16)
  • Blends well (12)
  • Natural looking (12)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Everyday (14)
  • All skin types (11)
  • Going out (8)
  • Travel (8)
  • Sensitive skin (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (15), Classic style (10), Trendy style (6)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (20), Fair (8), Deep (3)

Reviewed by 41 customers

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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

                  (0 of 1 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

                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Horrible.

                      By Maddie

                      from Indiana

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Clumpy
                        • Doesn't Stay On
                        • Heavy
                        • Ineffective

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional: License to Blot:

                          This product was just another layer on my face. I did not notice any difference when I used this product, and when I did not. It had a thick consistency, and it felt cheap. I am a lover of Benefit products; however, this was aweful. Do NOT waste your money on this product.

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                          • 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
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