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Benefit CosmeticsThe POREfessional
 
4.3

(based on 1436 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (1181)
  • Blends well (937)
  • Lightweight (769)
  • Goes on smoothly (580)
  • Smooth (571)

Cons

  • Doesn't stay on (67)
  • Pricey / poor value (55)
  • Doesn't work (51)
  • Poor coverage (38)
  • Causes breakouts (33)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (503)
  • All skin types (321)
  • Sensitive skin (254)
  • Going out (246)
  • Primer (237)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (331), Natural style (326), Budget shopper (288), Classic style (269), Trendy style (68)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (668), Fair (658), Deep (25)

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5.0

This product is amazing worth every penny.

By Diane

from Peoria AZ

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Gives A Flawless Finish
  • Make Up Glides

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

      I stopped using this product for awhile because of the price. I had to go back to it because of the way it made my face look and feel.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      2.0

      Not good

      By ginger_snap

      from Oklahoma

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Goes On Smoothly

      Cons

      • Doesn't Stay On
      • Heavy
      • Poor Coverage
      • Pricey / Poor Value
      • Too Greasy

      Best Uses

      • Normal Skin

      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

      This product did nothing for my large pores, which was really disappointing considering it says it "perfects pores".

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      5.0

      Best Product for Oily Skin

      By Angela

      from Minneapolis, MN

      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
        • Full Coverage
        • Light To Medium Coverage
        • Mature Skin
        • Normal Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

        I put this product on before I put on my BB cream and on top of my BB cream. That is how I find it works best for me with my oily skin. Before using this product I was having to blot my face every day by lunch time. Now I don't have to blot AT ALL! This product is AMAZING! Keep in mind I use this with Estee Lauder's BB cream. I tried it with Benefit's foundation and the combined did not work as well as the EL BB cream and Porefessional.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        Pore profefessional

        By Carrot

        from Rapid City South Dakota

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • It Is Costly No Sales

        Best Uses

        • Light To Medium Coverage
        • Mature Skin
        • Normal Skin

        Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

        I use it on clean skin and apply to face and some on the neck. I am 71 years old and really like the feel and coverage I receive from using pore prof. Just wish it was cheaper because I use it every day. Is there a way I could buy this product cheaper or on sale?
        Karen schaefer

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        one of my staples

        By ashleys

        from madison, wi

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Goes On Smoothly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
          • Dry Skin
          • Normal Skin

          Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

          I use this product everyday! I used to have acne and now I have rather large pores. This product is very smooth and light but makes my pores look soooo much smaller. I use this alone if I'm just feeling natural or under a full face of makeup. Also my face gets oily and it makes my makeup stay all day.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          5.0

          Free sample lead to purchase of full size product

          By Punky

          from Fredericksburg, VA

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Lightweight
          • Long-Lasting
          • Noncomodegenic

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

              I had tried other primers before and didn't like the way they felt but I received a trial size of this product about a month ago and decided to give it a try. I loved how easily it went on and the way it made my skin feel - smooth and practically poreless. I'll continue to use it.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              5.0

              excellent pore minimizer

              By Jane

              from Oklahoma

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Expensive

              Best Uses

              • Mature Skin

              Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

              use under make-up always

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              5.0

              love this product

              By Dee

              from Nevada

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Light To Medium Coverage
                • Mature Skin

                Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

                My daughter recommended this product to me as she has the same problems I have (large pores) It does a great job of minimizing them, and you can wear alone or under foundation. highly recommend it!

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                3.0

                A bit more than just a primer

                By Kim

                from Manitowoc, WI

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Matte Finish

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Light To Medium Coverage
                • Normal Skin

                Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

                I was looking for a primer to use under my makeup, this product was OK, but a bit too much for my skin. It didn't go on shear, and not just a primer, but would offer some coverage if all you wanted was a shear coverage. Under my make up, it was just a bit too much and effected how my make up went on, which I didn't like. By itself, it might be OK, but I don't think it's for dry mature skin, as it did flake a bit on me.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                My favorite product!!

                By Sheri the Sceptic

                from Fresno,Ca

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clean Feel
                • Fair Priced
                • Light Weight On Your Skin
                • Pleasant scent
                • Super Pore Minimizer

                Cons

                • More Product

                Best Uses

                • Fresh Look If Used Alone
                • Pore Minimizer

                Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

                I've been using this product for a couple years and it's a favorite of mine. Recommend to any skin tone. It makes your skin look and feel flawless. Wether you use makeup or not this product is amazing. I've recommended to my friends and family. Now it's also a must for my mother, sisters, nieces and a few friends who were willing to try it. It's not heavy on your face either which I love. I use it like a primer/foundation product and my makeup wears so much better and longer. That being the case your not hurting your wallet because you saved some dough when you didn't need to reapply your makeup later in the day!! It's truly truly my favorite product.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair

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                23 Questions | 23 Answers
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                • Q:

                  Does this work well on the nose pores too?
                  Asked on 8/1/2015 by Perla from San Diego, CA

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi gorgeous!

                    The POREfessional minimizes pores all over your face, even those pesky pores on your nose!

                    xoxo, B

                    Answered on 8/3/2015 by Product POREfessional from Benefit Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  does it make your pores go away or is it just to minimize while it's on with your make up?
                  Asked on 6/9/2015 by jess from US

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi gorgeous!

                    The POREfessional quickly minimizes the appearance of pores & fine lines for smoother-than-smooth skin. It can be used alone, under or over makeup. If your pores reappear during the day, reapply over your makeup & blend!

                    xoxo, B

                    Answered on 6/10/2015 by Product POREfessional from Benefit Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  So, I have rosacea, will this help covering or reducing the redness/bumps that come with rosacea?
                  Asked on 4/30/2015 by Rosa from Monroe, WA

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi gorgeous!

                    The POREfessional minimizes the appearance of pores and fine lines. Check out Boi-ing, our industrial-strength concealer - it camouflages dark circles, shadows & discoloration for a seamless, natural-looking finish without creasing or fading!

                    You can find Boi-ing here at ULTA: http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod820380

                    xoxo, B

                    Answered on 5/1/2015 by Product POREfessional from Benefit Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  Is this product paraben free?
                  Asked on 4/29/2015 by Nikki from Michigan

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi gorgeous!

                    The POREfessional does not contain paraben ingredients.

                    xoxo, B

                    Answered on 5/19/2015 by Product POREfessional from Benefit Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  I have very dry skin. Is this product suitable for me, or will it be even more drying?
                  Asked on 4/25/2015 by Shelly from AZ

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi gorgeous!

                    The POREfessional is suitable for all skin types, even dry skin! Make sure to cleanse and moisturize your skin before applying any makeup - try our Total Moisture Facial Cream for immediate & long-term hydration!

                    Check it out here at ULTA: http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod3200007

                    xoxo, B

                    Answered on 4/27/2015 by Product POREfessional from Benefit Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  Is this a good product for oily skin?
                  Asked on 3/21/2015 by Kelsey from Katy, Texas

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    This product is formulated for all skin types including oily skin.

                    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 3/23/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  Do I use this in place of a BB cream?
                  Asked on 3/18/2015 by ilovetoshop from Loveland, CO

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    The POREfessional does not provide any coverage, compared to a BB cream which would provide sheer-to-medium tinted coverage. It also does not function as a moisturizer or a sunscreen, as a BB cream would. The POREfessional can be used under or over a BB cream to minimize the appearance of enlarged pores.

                    Answered on 3/18/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  What type of foundation works best with this primer?
                  Asked on 3/15/2015 by Less Is More from Marlton, NJ

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  I am looking for a product to help keep my makeup looking fresh and long lasting. Will this product help with this?
                  any suggestions?
                  thanks!
                  Asked on 2/19/2015 by patti

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  What are the ingredients for this product?
                  Asked on 11/24/2014 by Erika from California,US

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    This product contains:

                    Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Isononyl Isononanoate, Silica, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Isododecane, Phenoxyethanol, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Cyclohexasiloxane, Tocopheryl Acetate, Fragrance (Parfum), Mica, Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Limonene, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Triethoxycaprylylsilane, BHT.

                    Answered on 11/25/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  Is this product noncomedogenic?
                  Asked on 10/28/2014 by Emily from Sicklerville NJ

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    Benefit does not test for or claim that their products are hypo-allergenic (least likely to cause an allergic reaction) or non-comedogenic (does not cause pimples & blackheads). If you have a specific allergy, please consult your physician to determine if a product is suitable for your skin.

                    Answered on 10/29/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  If used alone, is the product mattifying?
                  Asked on 8/26/2014 by Logan

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    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 8/27/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

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

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    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 Expert

                    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 Expert

                    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 Expert

                    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 Expert

                    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 Expert

                    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 Expert

                    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 Expert

                    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 Expert

                    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 Expert

                    A:

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

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

                  Does this work for oily skin?
                  Asked on 2/13/2014 by bellajes64 from NY

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    Yes, this product works for all skin types including oily skin. Apply a thin layer alone or under foundation to help mattify shine.

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