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The POREfessional

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Benefit CosmeticsThe POREfessional
 
4.3

(based on 1159 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (977)
  • Blends well (776)
  • Lightweight (589)
  • Smooth (571)
  • Natural looking (463)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (51)
  • Doesn't stay on (50)
  • Poor coverage (28)
  • Causes breakouts (27)
  • Doesn't cover well (25)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (502)
  • All skin types (321)
  • Going out (246)
  • Primer (236)
  • Sensitive skin (200)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (326), Classic style (269), Brand buyer (207), Budget shopper (185), Trendy style (68)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (552), Medium (534), Deep (22)

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5.0

The best EVER.

By Mary

from Mississippi

About Me Budget Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

    I really love this product. I am typically pretty frugal when it comes to buying makeup. I don't like to spend a lot of money, but this product is so great it is worth the extra money. You don't need a ton of it when you apply so it will last a long time. It is great about hiding pores and creating a good foundation before you apply your foundation. I really like that it is not oily. I used Maybelline Baby Skin before I tried this product and it was too oily for me. This has great consistency. It almost feels like powder once it's applied to your skin. I would say to allow the product to sit on your face for 3-4 minutes before applying your foundation just to make sure it stays in place. Also, I usually squirt some on my finger and then tap it into my skin. I don't just rub it on, I take my middle finger and tap it all over my nose and cheeks (where my pores are the largest). It is a great product that I have yet to find any other replacement for.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    5.0

    Finally No More Oil

    By Carol C

    from Rancho

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

      Finally a product that will stop my face from looking oily at midday. I love this product as it goes on light and you don't feel like you are caking on layer after layer of make up. It also does great not letting my make up not settle into my pores so it hides them well. I would absolutely buy this product again. I have acne prone skin and it has not made me break out at all. I love it.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      1.0

      To much hype- broke me out

      By alice

      from new jersey

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Causes Breakouts
      • Pricey / Poor Value
      • Too Greasy

      Best Uses

        Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

        I wanted to love this product so I got the sample which I recommend everyone does just in case!! It broke me out all over my forehead in a BUNCH of tiny zits in just a few uses. I did have acne prone and oily skin to begin with so please be cautious.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        4.0

        POREfessional Connfesional

        By Sassy Chassy

        from Clovis, NM

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Causes Breakouts
          • Difficult To Apply
          • Heavy
          • Pricey / Poor Value
          • Too Greasy

          Best Uses

          • Dry Skin
          • Normal Skin

          Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

          I couldn't give it any pros and ended up marking almost all of the cons (when writing this review.) I find that this DOES work, however its not perfect. When I first got it and tried it out I felt like it was too runny. I suggest you shake it up in the tube (squish the tubing around or something) so that you can get a better consistency because it can and does settle. You should do this every time you go to use this, it will make the product application more true to what it is supposed to do.

          I also found that it glided on, almost... slippery. It felt like it was going to run right off of my face. Sort of like slippery when wet type stuff. The texture is something to get used to especially if your not familiar with these (pore based) type products. Which can suck if your a beginner makeup user, as its not very beginner user friendly. You're going to need to play around with it until you get used to it. It does have a sheer color to it and it helps some but once you start blending it fades away fast leaving you to guess where you may need to add more or blend out.

          It does make me break out, I have sensitive skin but again it does its job. The smell is also a downside, it gives me a headache and is just too perfumed. Smells like a million old ladies on a hot fourth of July. Its literally gag worthy. I have oily skin as well and this seems to add to it. It does last a good amount of time on me and doesn't affect my foundation though. I think it would be good for someone with dry skin. Though I would tell everyone to try it out.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          4.0

          Worth the cost

          By Jo

          from Scottsdale AZ

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Dry Skin
            • Mature Skin
            • Normal Skin

            Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

            I have used different brands of pore minimizers that's applied before foundation. This is a very good product that blends well with skin color (practically invisible after applied, although it looks tinted) and does a good job of smoothing pores and small lines. I would say it's as good ascomparable Clinique and DHC products which I've also used.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            THE BEST PORE FILLER OUT THERE!!!!

            By mjw

            from Birmingham, Al

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Full Coverage

              Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

              YOU DONT HAVE TO USE THAT MUCH! IT IS A LITTLE PRICEY BUT IT WILL LAST A LONG TIME IF YOU USE IT WISELY! GOES ON VERY SMOOTH AND CAN MAKE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE ON HOW YOUR MAKEUP LOOKS ON YOUR SKIN...VERY SMOOTH LOOKING

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              4.0

              Great pre-makeup balm!

              By Mel

              from Portland

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Easy To Apply
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • I Use This Daily

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Mature Skin
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

                This product allows my makeup to cover better...good product.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair
                 
                4.0

                An Amazing Primer All Around

                By Morgan

                from Madison, WI

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

                    One of my favorite primers. You get a lot of great quality product for the price. It really makes my pores invisible.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Fair
                     
                    5.0

                    The best of the best!

                    By Kayla & Kasper

                    from Castaic, Ca

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

                      This is a porerefiner. WOW! This does the job. I have large pores, always have. I have tried several different products over the years. Finally, I have found "THE ONE". The one that works, covers, gives me a slight bit of color, evens out my skin tone, and makes me feel a bit more "human" on those days when I don't feel like putting on make-up. If I could've given this product more than 5 lips(kisses), I would've.

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Fair

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Not really sure

                      By Momof2

                      from Sacremento,CA

                      About Me Budget Buyer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Apply
                      • Goes On Smoothly

                      Cons

                      • Cant Tell The Difference
                      • Doesn't Stay On
                      • Not matte
                      • Poor Coverage
                      • Pricey / Poor Value

                      Best Uses

                      • Normal Skin

                      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

                      Let me start off my saying my face is oily. After less than a hour after applying any brand make up even matte my face is oily and I have to re apply my make up. Went into Ulta to find a product that would help. This is a very expensive product but I sucked it up thinking it would help. Honestly my face may be slightly less oily but not a big difference. Not sure what to try next? Every time I go to Ulta they try to sale me alot of unnecessary stuff saying it would help but lets face it who has the money to try them all... Not me and most of it dont help like this product. So I'm still in search of a product to help me.

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Medium

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                      • Q:

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

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          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 Reviewer

                          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 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 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 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
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