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Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional: Matte Rescue Invisible-Finish Mattifying Gel

Benefit Cosmetics

The POREfessional: Matte Rescue Invisible-Finish Mattifying Gel

Item #: 2296628 Size: 1.6 oz

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Secret weapon to defeat pores & shine.

Matte Rescue's lightweight, water-based gel overpowers shine and absorbs excess surface oil, leaving a natural-looking matte finish. It instantly minimizes pores with diamond powder, known for its soft-focus pore-blurring effect. Skin feels clean, smooth and instantly refreshed. When shine attacks, this mattifying gel comes to the rescue!

Results:

  • 92% said it mattifies shine instantly*
  • 92% said skin feels clean, refreshed*
  • 89% said it absorbs excess surface oil instantly*


*Consumer panel survey of 66 women over 1 week

Tip 1: Defeat Pores & Shine!

Apply a thin layer of Matte Rescue all over freshly cleansed face. This lightweight, water-based gel overpowers shine and absorbs excess surface oil, leaving a natural-looking matte finish.

Tip 2: Snap a Super Selfie

Got a selfie "situation"? Call Matte Rescue! Blended with diamond powder known for its soft-focus blurring effects, it instantly minimizes the look of pores.

Trick: Apply Matte Rescue, then pat the POREfessional Primer on top. Pores, shine and fine lines are less visible, and makeup glides on so smoothly!
Aqua, Glycerin, Propanediol, Silica, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Fomesofficinalis (Mushroom) Extract, Alcohol, Methyl Trimethicone, Pentyleneglycol, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Parfum, Sodium Hydroxide,Tetrasodium EDTA, Sodium Hyaluronate, Limonene, PEG-40 Hydrogenatedcastor Oil, Diamond Powder, CI 42090 (Blue 1), CI 19140 (Yellow 5), BHT, Tocopherol.

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Benefit CosmeticsThe POREfessional: Matte Rescue Invisible-Finish Mattifying Gel
 
3.6

(based on 188 reviews)

66%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (132)
  • Lightweight (117)
  • Smooth (95)
  • Long lasting (75)
  • Blends well (70)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (42)
  • Doesn't stay on (15)
  • Causes breakouts (10)
  • Poor coverage (9)
  • Irritates skin (6)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (79)
  • All skin types (55)
  • Going out (36)
  • Sensitive skin (31)
  • Travel (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (57), Natural style (56), Trendy style (32)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (85), Fair (64), Deep (10)

Reviewed by 188 customers

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4.0

Will be buying again

By Mickey

from Fargo, ND

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Going Out

    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional: Matte Rescue Invisible-Finish Mattifying Gel:

    Used it on a client who has very dry and oily skin and it works wonders. Very good oil control... Lasted all day.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Deep
     
    3.0

    Might work for you but I'm still on the fence.

    By Angi

    from Canton, OH

    About Me Trendy Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Easy To Take-off
    • Natural Looking
    • Smooth

    Cons

    • Poor Coverage

    Best Uses

      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional: Matte Rescue Invisible-Finish Mattifying Gel:

      I bought this because I was assured it would work for my extremely oily T zone. Works but now as long lasting as I had hoped.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      1.0

      Don't waste your money

      By nmatt

      from FL

      About Me Trendy Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Does not control oil
        • Ineffective

        Best Uses

          Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional: Matte Rescue Invisible-Finish Mattifying Gel:

          Didn't work at all for my oily skin. Didn't minimize the pores or control the oil. My nose looked like an eggplant within an hour of applying it.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          Awesome sauce

          By Ace

          from Olathe, KS

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional: Matte Rescue Invisible-Finish Mattifying Gel:

            I gave this a try after being disappointed with smashbox and I love it. It kept my shine down all day even when I was outside and is definitely worth the price

            • Skin Tone:
            • Deep
             
            2.0

            Ok

            By Fashionista Ash

            from Grand Rapids

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Causes Breakouts
            • Irritates Skin
            • Poor Coverage

            Best Uses

            • Going Out

            Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional: Matte Rescue Invisible-Finish Mattifying Gel:

            It made me break out abs dried out my skin

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            4.0

            Works but leaves a "glaze"

            By Cait

            from Charlotte, NC

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Lightweight
            • Long Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional: Matte Rescue Invisible-Finish Mattifying Gel:

                I think this product was probably just not the best for my skin. I gave it 4 stars because it did a really good job absorbing excess oil and blurring pores. I had high hopes of it being undetectable because it is so lightweight, but unfortunately it left a slight but very noticeable glaze on my face, kind of like a glazed donut. I will try it again with just powder foundation and see if it makes a difference.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair
                 
                1.0

                Makes Pores even more Visible!!

                By Just a girl who loves makeup

                from Atlanta, GA

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Smooth

                Cons

                • Doesn't Stay On
                • Ineffective
                • Not Long Lasting

                Best Uses

                • Going Out

                Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional: Matte Rescue Invisible-Finish Mattifying Gel:

                I used this product hoping it would keep me matte while I am at work. I have 5 hour shifts, and by the time my shift is over, I am more oily than if I were to not use this product. It does not work with many foundations. I noticed that when I put this product on and then applied foundation, it drew the foundation into my pores causing them to be very visible and making my foundation look cakey and terrible. NOT worth the money.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair
                 
                3.0

                I wish it worked all day

                By MatteMePlz

                from Rogers, AR

                About Me Trendy Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Lightweight
                • Smooth

                Cons

                • Doesn't Stay On

                Best Uses

                • Oily skin

                Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional: Matte Rescue Invisible-Finish Mattifying Gel:

                It definitely mattified instantly, but does not keep the face matte all day. The price is great for the amount of product.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                4.0

                will buy again

                By Sarah

                from Napa, CA

                Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional: Matte Rescue Invisible-Finish Mattifying Gel:

                The first time I used this I didn't really like it but after a couple times I have to say it controls my oil. It works better if I let it sit for about 10 mins before applying my makeup. Also a little goes a long way

                 
                2.0

                Didn't notice a difference

                By Drea

                from Mo

                About Me Classic Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Smooth

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Skin Types

                  Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional: Matte Rescue Invisible-Finish Mattifying Gel:

                  I didn't notice much of a difference when I don't use it

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium

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                  18 Questions | 18 Answers
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                  • Q:

                    What is the size of this product (how much in a tube?)
                    Asked on 5/7/2016 by Bitty Cole from California

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi gorgeous! Our The POREfessional: Matte Rescue is 1.6 ounces.

                      Answered on 5/10/2016 by Brand Expert from Benefit Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    The rep at the store told me to use this as my primer. Was she wrong?
                    Asked on 2/29/2016 by Fair skinned beauty from Akron Ohio

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      HI Gorgeous! Our POREfessional Matte Rescue instantly minimizes your pore appearance. it is known for it's soft focus pore-blurring effect. I recommend adding POREfessional Face Primer to your regimen after applying our Matte Rescue, shine and fine lines are less visible, and makeup glides on so smoothly!

                      http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod2290003

                      Answered on 3/1/2016 by Brand Expert from Benefit Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    I use the porefessional pore minimizer. Can I use these two products together?
                    Asked on 2/23/2016 by wondering from Muskego, WI

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Of course! Apply Matte Rescue first over your freshly cleansed face and then pat the POREfessional primer for a smooth-than-smooth finish!

                      Answered on 2/24/2016 by Brand Expert from Benefit Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Do I add this into my primer and foundation, or do I put it on before them?
                    Asked on 2/19/2016 by Imaris from United States

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hey Gorgeous! You can apply Matte Rescue over your freshly cleansed face first then add your primer and foundation.

                      Answered on 2/23/2016 by Brand Expert from Benefit Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Can this product still be used with a non-mattifying foundation and still get the same results?
                    Asked on 2/18/2016 by Chelsea from New Orleans, LA

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    Hi.
                    Could l use this just before foundation without adding a primer over the top as l do not get on with primers at all, or will it not make your foundation blend well? X
                    Asked on 2/10/2016 by Karen from United Kingdom

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hello Gorgeous! For best POREfection apply POREfessional Matte Rescue all over your face and then pat on POREfessional primer for smoother-than-smooth skin!

                      Answered on 2/22/2016 by Brand Expert from Benefit Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    You say before make up or after... why would you apply after apply makeup? Still learning here.
                    Asked on 2/10/2016 by Happywife

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi Gorgeous! POREfessional Matte Rescue goes on after you have cleansed your face! Your skin will feel clean, smooth and instantly refreshed!

                      Answered on 2/22/2016 by Brand Expert from Benefit Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    I wanted to know if I apply moisturizer before or after applying this product? Or do I illuminate that step while using this product?
                    Asked on 1/29/2016 by Jax from Dinuba, CA

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      The POREfessional: Matte Rescue should be applied after moisturizer, gorgeous! xoxo, B

                      Answered on 2/3/2016 by Product POREfessional from Benefit Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Is the POREfessional: Matte Rescue Gel a moisturizer?
                    I read about this in my ULTA magazine that you can also use it as a moisturizer.
                    I really want to try this product because I always love a matte face! I never like dewy finish.
                    Asked on 1/28/2016 by RagePuppy from Providence, RI

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi gorgeous!

                      The POREfessional: Matte Rescue is not a moisturizer. It's a lightweight, water-based gel that overpowers shine and absorbs excess surface oil. We recommend applying Matte Rescue after your morning skincare routine (which should include moisturizer!).

                      xoxo, B

                      Answered on 2/3/2016 by Product POREfessional from Benefit Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Would you recommend it for dry skin and / or combination skin?
                    Asked on 1/22/2016 by Ari from Chicago, IL

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Matte Rescue is recommended for all skin types, gorgeous! xoxo, B

                      Answered on 1/27/2016 by Product POREfessional from Benefit Cosmetics
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