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Benefit CosmeticsThe POREfessional
 
4.3

(based on 1289 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (1079)
  • Blends well (854)
  • Lightweight (677)
  • Smooth (571)
  • Goes on smoothly (482)

Cons

  • Doesn't stay on (59)
  • Doesn't work (51)
  • Pricey / poor value (35)
  • Poor coverage (33)
  • Causes breakouts (32)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (502)
  • All skin types (321)
  • Going out (246)
  • Primer (236)
  • Sensitive skin (230)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (326), Classic style (269), Brand buyer (262), Budget shopper (237), Trendy style (68)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (603), Fair (598), Deep (23)

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1.0

The POREfessional is POOR

By mo

from P.A.

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Soft But Does Not Cover

Cons

  • Doesn't Stay On
  • Poor Coverage
  • Pricey / Poor Value
  • Very Poor Value

Best Uses

    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

    Have purchased many products from low cost to high cost. This was $30 plus dollars, & NOT AT ALL worth it. Feels good,applies easily but DOES NOT COVER. I went back to $5 cream at local pharmacy store and get better coverage. I would NOT recommend to a friend. STAY AWAY!!!

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    3.0

    Works, but feels greasy

    By Clarissa

    from Houston, TX

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Goes On Smoothly

    Cons

    • Causes Breakouts
    • Too Greasy

    Best Uses

      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

      I had heard good things about this product, but was a little disappointed with the results on me. I do think the product does the job it's supposed to do and blurs my pores, but the trade off is not worth it. The product feels greasy on my skin and after several uses, I had a breakout around the area I applied it on. While I did like the effect, it is probably better for someone who has tougher skin.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      1.0

      Not impressed

      By Blanton Party of 6

      from Atlanta, GA

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Noncomodegenic

      Cons

      • Doesn't Stay On
      • Makes My Makeup Look Bloc
      • Not Worth Price
      • Poor Coverage
      • Pricey / Poor Value

      Best Uses

        Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

        Purchased this thinking it would make my foundation look smooth & make pores appear smaller. Instead it made my makeup look blochy & uneven. (I use bare minerals foundation) Disappointed!

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        Smooooooth

        By Princess Kiara

        from Fresno, CA

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • None yet

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

        I've tried numerous primers and OMG I fell in love with the way this one makes my skin feel like silk and the coverage it gives.....I'm usually tight with money and didn't want to spend so much on a primer but SO glad I did with this product!!!

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        under painting to a smooth finish

        By aavashley

        from burbank, ca

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Pricey / Poor Value

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

        if I ever want my skin to look flawless I will apply this face primer to my face before apply my Lancome foundation. it helps my liquid foundation to have a more smooth finish to my face. If I don't use it then my foundation will look flakey in my t-zone area. But if I apply this primer first then I get not flakey foundation on my face. It's incredible. I've tried other primers but this one takes the cake. It just sucks how pricey it is.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        Love this stuff!

        By Kellie the Counselor

        from Baton Rouge, LA

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Pricey / Poor Value

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

        This is great for hiding large pores and making your skin smooth and not shiny! Just wish it was a bigger tube for the price!

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        Loooove this!

        By Me the me

        from Maine

        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
          • Dry Skin
          • Light To Medium Coverage
          • Normal Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

          Love this! It is so lightweight and i love the velvety texture! Great primer and i feel it really smoothes my skin. I could see wearing this alone in the summer with spot concealer because it does offer a little bit of coverage and is so light. I think a tinted version of this would be perfect.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          5.0

          I loved it !

          By Gelly

          from Imperial Valley

          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

            • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin

            Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

            I have really oily skin and this product makes it last longer and once I apply my foundation it just feels so smooth and covers my pours.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            Love it

            By Marylu

            from Fl

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

                  I love this I have pretty oily skin this give me oil control and I just wear this by itself sometimes to control the oil. Love the scent it has very subtle and very silky feeling when applying

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium
                   
                  5.0

                  "I received so many compliments"

                  By Heather "busy schedule"

                  from Joplin, mo

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Blends Well
                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Good Pigmentation
                  • Lightweight
                  • Smoothness

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

                    After I started wearing this product, so many of my friends complimented my complexion and wanted to know what I was wearing. I love the simplicity of this product. Even on days that I just don't feel like applying makeup, I smooth this on and my complexion looks instantly better.

                    • 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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