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Benefit Cosmetics

The POREfessional

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Benefit CosmeticsThe POREfessional
 
4.3

(based on 1073 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (912)
  • Blends well (725)
  • Lightweight (522)
  • Smooth (519)
  • Natural looking (421)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (48)
  • Doesn't stay on (43)
  • Poor coverage (26)
  • Doesn't cover well (25)
  • Causes breakouts (23)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (455)
  • All skin types (295)
  • Primer (236)
  • Going out (227)
  • Sensitive skin (180)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (298), Classic style (238), Brand buyer (204), Budget shopper (175), Trendy style (64)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (509), Medium (496), Deep (22)

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5.0

amazing

By Beth

from Murfreesboro, TN

About Me Classic Style

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Going Out
    • Travel

    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

    I happened to pick up a sample of this a year or two ago and have never looked back. The fact that this makes my skin - complete with huge pores - actually look good consistently blows me away.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    4.0

    Lovely

    By refinagenilk

    from Pittsburgh, PA

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

      Feels really soft and smooth on my skin and makes my skin feel the same. Does not feel weird to put makeup on over it. Makes me feel more confident when I just want to use it without any other makeup on. Makes me feel naturally pretty :)

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      4.0

      Pretty good stuff

      By Anna Reese

      from Napa, CA

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Odd Texture

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Everyday
      • Under makeup

      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

      I use this every day and it's great! I have big pores, and this definitely helps.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      4.0

      good for minimizing pores

      By Hadia

      from Kuwait

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Long Lasting
      • Natural Looking
      • Smooth
      • Velvet feeling

      Cons

      • Causes Breakouts
      • OILY

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Everyday

      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

      this product really helps in minimizing pores .. IT REALLY DOES THAT VERY WELL and it gives my skin that flawless smooth look .. but I think it makes my skin more oily later on the day so I need to wear other primers to reduce the amount of shine and oiliness caused by this product .. I will repurchase it again because I found a way to manage that problem

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      Does just what it claims to

      By Amy143

      from Beaumont, TX

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Price

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

      I use this faithfully everyday prior to apply my Bare Minerals powder. I have large pores & a few small scars from chicken pox as a child. I am excited to have found a light weight, smoothing, very blend able "cover up" that works!

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      4.0

      Fabulous

      By TaraBee

      from West Jordan, Utah

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Good Pigmentation
      • Lightweight
      • Natural Looking
      • Smooth

      Cons

      • Doesn't Stay On

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

      I absolutely love this product, it covers up my pores right away. The only downfalls is sometimes it takes off my bareminerals powder and doesn't stay all day.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      Make a Smooth Canvas

      By Makeup Mamma

      from Austin, Tx

      About Me Classic Style

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

        Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

        I put this on every day before my foundation. It smooths out my skin and fills in any of the pores where foundation may settle. It has a peachy tint when it comes out, but goes on completely clear. It doesn't take much of this to put on your face and blends out really evenly. This creates a beautiful even and smooth canvas to put your makeup on. I don't think that this helps keep your face matte, but I do think it helps make your foundation look smooth, puts a barrier between your skin and makeup, and helps keep your makeup on longer. I have been using this for years and will definitely continue using this.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        Love it!!!

        By Insane T-Zone

        from Raleigh, NC

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • 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:

          Love this product!! Great with foundation or powder. A lot goes a long way!

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          4.0

          cream not a "Balm"

          By Caryl

          from Avondale, AZ

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Lightweight
          • Smooth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

            I use it everyday, easy to use just as long as you apply as directed. You don't need to use a lot, it's easier to add more than take away.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            4.0

            As Promised, But Pricey

            By Patricia

            from Illinois

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Lightweight
            • Natural Looking
            • Smooth

            Cons

            • Price

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Everyday

            Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

            This is a great product that provides exceptional coverage to minimize pores. It does what it promises to do, is very easy to apply and provides a smooth finish. I think it costs entirely too much though. Maybelline offers a similar product at a more reasonable price.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair

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            • Q:

              With daily use, about how long would this product last?
              Asked on 7/23/2014 by Libby from Columbus, OH

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                It depends on individual usage, but you only need to use a pea-sized amount each time. If pores reappear, pat delicately on T-zone over makeup & blend.

                Answered on 7/29/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
            • Q:

              I got a sample @ Ulta and I love it, I just have one quick question, does this primer have green tea?
              Asked on 6/23/2014 by Angie from El Paso

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                This product does not contain green tea extract. It does contain antioxidant vitamin E.

                Answered on 6/25/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
            • Q:

              How much is in this tube
              Asked on 6/18/2014 by blanche from michigan

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                This product's size is 0.75 oz.

                Answered on 6/19/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
            • Q:

              Does it make you brake out?
              Asked on 6/13/2014 by Ulissa

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                This product is oil-free and should not cause breakouts.

                Answered on 6/16/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
            • Q:

              Will thi
              s product reduce the oil on my skin
              Asked on 6/9/2014 by Snooky

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                To help reduce oil, we recommend using this product in conjunction with The POREfessional Agent Zero Shine:
                http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod6330001

                Using these two products together helps to keep skin mattified and flawless and makeup in place all day! Apply The POREfessional primer to bare or moisturized skin from the center of the face (T-zone) outward by patting lightly with fingertips, then follow with foundation, and finish with a light dusting of The POREfessional Agent Zero Shine all over the complexion.

                Answered on 6/10/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
            • Q:

              Is this oil free?
              Asked on 6/3/2014 by Momof2too from MO

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Yes, this product is oil-free.

                Answered on 6/3/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
            • Q:

              Do you put this on after your moisturizer and before your make up?
              Asked on 4/16/2014 by jules from michigan

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Yes, exactly! It helps to both seal in your moisturizer and smooth skin for even makeup application.

                Answered on 4/16/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
            • Q:

              Does this moisturize your face also?
              Asked on 4/1/2014 by rose nylund from st.olaf

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                This product does not provide much hydration and serves primarily as a pore minimizing primer. If you're seeking a moisturizer and primer in one, we recommend Benefit Cosmetics Big Easy, which serves as a tinted moisturizer, perfecting primer, and sunscreen, all in one product!
                http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod6470025

                Answered on 4/3/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
            • Q:

              dose this help your make up stay on longer?
              Asked on 3/15/2014 by pbbunny97 from chicago

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Yes, this product helps to extend the wear of your makeup!

                Answered on 3/17/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
            • Q:

              Does benefit have a tint of color?
              Asked on 2/16/2014 by terri from United States

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                This product features a translucent formula that complements all skin tones.

                Answered on 2/17/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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