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Benefit CosmeticsThe POREfessional
 
4.3

(based on 1319 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (1102)
  • Blends well (872)
  • Lightweight (696)
  • Smooth (571)
  • Goes on smoothly (505)

Cons

  • Doesn't stay on (61)
  • Doesn't work (51)
  • Pricey / poor value (37)
  • Poor coverage (33)
  • Causes breakouts (32)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (502)
  • All skin types (321)
  • Going out (246)
  • Sensitive skin (239)
  • Primer (236)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (326), Brand buyer (279), Classic style (269), Budget shopper (245), Trendy style (68)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (617), Fair (610), Deep (23)

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5.0

Fills in your open pores and looks great

By Terri

from Sacramento, CA

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

      Fabulous just apply and no more open pores

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      3.0

      So So

      By Carolinagirl1983

      from Evans, GA

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Goes On Smoothly

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Normal Skin

        Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

        Doesn't cover pores, doesn't help with shine. Had a small sample size that I remembered liking so I bought the full size. No impressed. Hate to pay for it but I'm going back to my Mineral Veil Primer by Hourglass.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        4.0

        Love It!

        By Ruby

        from West Valley City, Ut.

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

          I incorporate this with my skin care regimen. My skin looks and feels so much smoother. My makeup goes on easier. Since using this I believe it's helped play a vital role in preventing breakouts.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          4.0

          Does what it says

          By Cute Mom

          from Houston, Tx

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

              Works great

               
              4.0

              loved it

              By Cris

              from Denver, Colorado

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Easy To Apply
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

                  more coverage

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium
                   
                  4.0

                  the best there is

                  By Ang

                  from Paso Robles, Ca

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Blends Well
                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Goes On Smoothly

                  Cons

                  • Doesn't Stay On
                  • Pricey / Poor Value

                  Best Uses

                  • Light To Medium Coverage
                  • Mature Skin
                  • Normal Skin

                  Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

                  this product is the best I have found for covering pores. Its not GREAT, but the best that I have found. wish it had better coverage and lasted longer

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium
                   
                  5.0

                  LOVE LOVE LOVE

                  By Kay

                  from North Carolina

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

                      This product makes my makeup look great! So smooth and helps it to stay on longer. I have to wear a mask all day, and at the end of the day my makeup still looks good thanks to this primer!

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Medium
                       
                      3.0

                      Just ok

                      By Juli

                      from New Braunfels, tx

                      About Me Brand Buyer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Blends Well
                      • Easy To Apply
                      • Goes On Smoothly
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Pricey / Poor Value

                      Best Uses

                      • Light To Medium Coverage
                      • Normal Skin

                      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

                      This is a good product, but I don't feel is anything special. It works well, and I don't thinks there anything wrong with it except it's a bit pricey for being average.

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Fair
                       
                      5.0

                      Love this product!

                      By Mimi

                      from The San Fernando Valley

                      About Me Brand Buyer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Light To Medium Coverage
                        • Mature Skin

                        Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

                        Great stuff!

                        • Skin Tone:
                        • Medium
                         
                        5.0

                        No more shine

                        By Karen

                        from Victor, NY

                        About Me Brand Buyer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

                          I don't wear foundation, and this product gives my face a nice finish.

                          • Skin Tone:
                          • Medium

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                          • Q:

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

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              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 Reviewer

                              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 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
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