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The POREfessional

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Benefit CosmeticsThe POREfessional
 
4.3

(based on 1169 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (986)
  • Blends well (782)
  • Lightweight (596)
  • Smooth (571)
  • Natural looking (463)

Cons

  • Doesn't stay on (51)
  • Doesn't work (51)
  • Poor coverage (29)
  • Causes breakouts (28)
  • Doesn't cover well (25)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (502)
  • All skin types (321)
  • Going out (246)
  • Primer (236)
  • Sensitive skin (202)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (326), Classic style (269), Brand buyer (211), Budget shopper (189), Trendy style (68)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (554), Medium (540), Deep (23)

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5.0

I love it

By zebra_c@kes

from Richmond, VA

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified 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
    • Normal Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

    I feels so silky it makes my skin feel great as soon as I apply it on. I use it to for my pores and as a primer.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    My secret weapon

    By Melymel

    from Santa Cruz,ca

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

      To get the best out of this beauty do NOT put on thick it's not needed and it can make your face muddy so pat on eye area or other areas that you need to disappear that are dark to lighter dark I spray a setter then let it dry then makeup base or as I do add "that gal" BENEFIT and together it's amazing then apply makeup base wears all day

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      5.0

      great products

      By leenie

      from huntsville, tx

      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

        • Full Coverage
        • Mature Skin
        • Normal Skin

        Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

        pleasantly suprised

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        4.0

        POREfessional by Benefit

        By KathyK

        from Memphis, TN

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

          I have been needing to try a pore minimize , and I broke down and decided to try the POREfessional by Benefit. It is pricey. I found that it is really creamy and easy to apply. I would say that it covered well around nose and mouth and cheek area. A little goes a long way!

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          4.0

          Love Love Love this product

          By Denise

          from Mansfield, OH

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

              Never tired anything similar to this. I love it for hiding those larger pores on my cheeks.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              5.0

              Would buy this product again

              By Tamra

              from Charleston, wv

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Goes On Smoothly

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Dry Skin

                Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

                I love how this product feels on yor skin.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                5.0

                love it!!

                By Julie

                from Orlando, Fl.

                Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

                It makes my skin so soft and actually works. I love using it after applying my makeup.

                 
                4.0

                Tomboy approved!

                By NorCal95521

                from Arcata, CA

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Light To Medium Coverage

                  Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

                  I don't wear makeup. I can't stand the feeling of it on my skin. I have been fortunate in that I haven't had many skin problems so I never had to get used to the feeling of makeup. I recently started a new prescription that changed the tone and texture of my skin. I bought the sample size of Porefessional and became a believer! I used a teeny tiny amount on the tip of my finger to apply it and blend it, and the results were well-worth the cash I put down for this product. It went on smoothly, easily, and made an immediate improvement in the appearance of my skin. I love this stuff and would gladly recommend it to friends.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium
                   
                  1.0

                  Caused the worst breakouts of my life!

                  By Kenna

                  from Fresno, CA

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Goes On Smoothly

                  Cons

                  • Causes Breakouts
                  • Doesn't Stay On
                  • Poor Coverage
                  • Pricey / Poor Value
                  • Too Greasy

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

                    First, it doesn't do everything it promises! It was okay at first, only complaints were that it made my face oily and that it didn't really help hide pores like it said it would. But after using it more, I completely broke out! I stopped wearing makeup altogether, figuring it was just my sensitive skin. A while later, I gave it a try again. Sure enough, more breakouts! And it just WON'T go away! Be careful with this stuff.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Fair
                     
                    5.0

                    A Must Have!

                    By JElyse

                    from Chicago, IL

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Apply
                    • Goes On Smoothly
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Full Coverage

                      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

                      I went into the store originally to purchase a new foundation but then I was recommended to try Benefit's the POREfessional and tried and instantly fell in love. It's extremely lightweight and easy to apply. When applied before whatever foundation you use it minimizes the appearance of pores without clogging them like several other products. If you haven't yet go get yours it's well worth it and I usually don't spend a lot on make up.

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Deep

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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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