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Benefit Cosmetics

The POREfessional

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Benefit CosmeticsThe POREfessional
 
4.3

(based on 1128 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (950)
  • Blends well (754)
  • Lightweight (564)
  • Smooth (558)
  • Natural looking (452)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (51)
  • Doesn't stay on (49)
  • Poor coverage (27)
  • Causes breakouts (25)
  • Doesn't cover well (25)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (491)
  • All skin types (313)
  • Going out (242)
  • Primer (236)
  • Sensitive skin (194)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (320), Classic style (262), Brand buyer (204), Budget shopper (175), Trendy style (66)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (536), Medium (519), Deep (22)

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4.0

Great

By Keily

from Portland, OR

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Good Pigmentation
  • Lightweight
  • Smooth

Cons

  • Doesn't Stay On

Best Uses

  • All Skin Types

Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

I use this for all occaisions. Works the best out of any others I've seen! Also works well for "down there" skin for intimate moments. Great product!

  • Skin Tone:
  • Fair
 
3.0

This is just OK

By ladybuglady

from NC

About Me Classic Style

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Clumpy

Best Uses

  • All Skin Types

Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

I was told to use only a small amount which I do and this makes my foundation, concealer and powder roll up when I use it. When I use the same products without this pro balm under, it does not ball or roll up. Sometimes I apply it over my foundation when needed by patting it over the areas that need it which seems to work well. I just don't want to have to carry this around all the time.

  • Skin Tone:
  • Fair
 
5.0

Love my smooth skin

By Rock

from Kansas City

About Me Classic Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Lightweight
  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

    Love how my skin feels after applying this product

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    Love this product

    By Connie at 59

    from Decatur, AL

    About Me Classic Style

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

      I use porefessional both under my makeup and for more casual days I just apply a little loose powder over the product. It does more than reduce the appearance of enlarged pores, my fine lines almost disappear, especially my problem area around my mouth. It's lightweight and feels silky on my skin. I have very sensitive skin and have never had a problem, in fact, my skin looks healthier with porefessional.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      1.0

      Not for me - causes breakouts - pricey

      By Trisha

      from PA

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fine Finish Til Breakout

      Cons

      • Causes Breakouts

      Best Uses

        Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

        I broke out in pimples - not a good look.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        2.0

        smells bad

        By earth girl

        from duluth, mn

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Stinky

        Best Uses

          Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

          Offer unscented

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          5.0

          Does what it says

          By Mom

          from TX

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Everyday
            • Going Out

            Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

            Use every day and really minimizes pore size.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            Love it!!

            By Marie

            from Covington, LA

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

              I wear it every day! It's a must!

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              5.0

              Nice

              By Val

              from Houston, TX

              About Me Classic Style

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Lightweight
              • Noncomedogenic
              • Smooth

              Cons

              • Doesn't Stay On

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

              I have enormous pores & I have tried tons of primers but I have yet to find a 'miracle worker' primer to completely hide them, but this product did a decent job at minimizing them temporarily. It only works when I pat it directly into my pores with my fingertips to fill them in, then apply the rest of my makeup over. After awhile my face gets oily again & my pores open back up so I have to pat on more of the product over my makeup throughout the day. I like that it goes on smoothly & feels silky on the skin & it has a really nice fragrance, I just wish it lasted longer.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              5.0

              Love Benefit

              By Brutus

              from Arkansas

              About Me Classic Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday

                Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

                So far have loved every benefit product I've tried!

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium

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                • 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
                • 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
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