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Benefit Cosmetics

The POREfessional

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Benefit CosmeticsThe POREfessional
 
4.3

(based on 1041 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (882)
  • Blends well (704)
  • Lightweight (496)
  • Smooth (492)
  • Natural looking (398)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (44)
  • Doesn't stay on (42)
  • Poor coverage (26)
  • Doesn't cover well (25)
  • Causes breakouts (22)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (428)
  • All skin types (275)
  • Primer (236)
  • Going out (211)
  • Sensitive skin (168)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (287), Classic style (223), Brand buyer (204), Budget shopper (175), Trendy style (63)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (495), Medium (480), Deep (21)

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5.0

POREfect

By Clare

from Philadelphia, PA

About Me Trendy Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Poor Coverage

Best Uses

  • All Skin Types
  • Everyday

Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

This primer is the best of them all. Makes your skin so much more even and allows your foundation to just glide right on.

  • Skin Tone:
  • Fair
 
5.0

Beauty in tube!

By Bikergirl

from Bentonville, AR

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types
    • Everyday
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

    I use this under my mineral powder make-up and it is fabulous. I have very large pores and POREfessional minimizes without any type of build up. It is light and non-greasy. It's the best!

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    5.0

    Saved me from my Crater Pores!

    By Kcl687

    from Richmond, VA

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Everyday
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

      I am in LOVE with this product. I had this awesome foundation that matched my skin so well even my mom had no idea that I was wearing foundation. She just thought that my skin was evening out. Well, one of my medications gave me giant crater pores, and my perfect foundation began pooling around my pores, yuck! This stuff came in and saved the day! I have a perfectly smooth, natural finish to my make-up now, and using this and UD All Nighter in tandem means long-lasting coverage, even for my super oily skin.

      I have very sensitive skin, and the fact that this stuff does not break me out is a miracle. I recommend this product to every woman! It does wonders for the look of your makeup. You'll step out looking like a super star every single day!

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      better than ANY primer you will buy

      By KiraKristine

      from Asheville, NC

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Primer

        Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

        I got a sample of this product with a purchase I made and I've never looked back! I was using the Bare Minerals PrimeTime but it doesn't even compare to this. I can use a little bit just on my T-zone when I dont want to use foundation or under my foundation for a flawless look. I highly recommend this product.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        3.0

        Good product

        By Radar13

        from Dallas, TX

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

              Good.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              2.0

              expected more

              By e291109

              from laguna hills. ca

              About Me Trendy Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Smooth

              Cons

              • Doesn't Stay On
              • Poor Coverage

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

              30 dlls not meet my expectations, I have the same result with the ELF primer for 6 dlls...

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Not that great

              By EmmaNem

              from Ohio

              About Me Natural Style

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Easy To Apply
              • Easy To Take-off
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Ineffective
              • Poor Coverage

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types
              • Everyday
              • Travel

              Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

              This product compares to both a tinted moisturizer and a primer, and it doesn't do a good job of either. I noticed no difference when I applied my make-up after using this. It doesn't prime well at all and had no effect on my face. It also says it can be used over make-up for a quick touch-up, but that also had minimal effects. Overall, I really wasn't impressed.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              4.0

              great product, a little pricey.

              By Ashlynn

              from Grand Prairie, TX

              About Me Trendy Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Lightweight
              • Long Lasting
              • Smooth

              Cons

              • Price

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

              I use this product on a regular basis. It blends well, feels very smooth, long lasting, pleasant scent. I think the only downfall to this product is the price. $32 for as small as it is, a little pricey, but well worth it. I would absolutely recommend this product to anyone.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              5.0

              LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this product!

              By Mimi

              from Collinsville, IL

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday

                Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

                I absolutely love this product......

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                3.0

                Undecided

                By Les

                from The south

                About Me Trendy Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • EXPENSIVE

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types
                • Everyday

                Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

                I can tell a small difference in the visibility of my pores. I use his under my makeup. I'm unsure if it's a big enough difference to justify the price tag. I recently tried maybelines baby skin and for 5$ I think it hides them just as well

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair

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                • 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
                • Q:

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

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    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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