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The POREfessional

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Benefit CosmeticsThe POREfessional
 
4.3

(based on 1156 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (974)
  • Blends well (774)
  • Lightweight (586)
  • Smooth (571)
  • Natural looking (463)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (51)
  • Doesn't stay on (50)
  • Poor coverage (28)
  • Causes breakouts (26)
  • Doesn't cover well (25)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (502)
  • All skin types (321)
  • Going out (246)
  • Primer (236)
  • Sensitive skin (199)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (326), Classic style (269), Brand buyer (207), Budget shopper (183), Trendy style (68)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (550), Medium (533), Deep (22)

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4.0

POREfessional Connfesional

By Sassy Chassy

from Clovis, NM

About Me Budget Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Causes Breakouts
    • Difficult To Apply
    • Heavy
    • Pricey / Poor Value
    • Too Greasy

    Best Uses

    • Dry Skin
    • Normal Skin

    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

    I couldn't give it any pros and ended up marking almost all of the cons (when writing this review.) I find that this DOES work, however its not perfect. When I first got it and tried it out I felt like it was too runny. I suggest you shake it up in the tube (squish the tubing around or something) so that you can get a better consistency because it can and does settle. You should do this every time you go to use this, it will make the product application more true to what it is supposed to do.

    I also found that it glided on, almost... slippery. It felt like it was going to run right off of my face. Sort of like slippery when wet type stuff. The texture is something to get used to especially if your not familiar with these (pore based) type products. Which can suck if your a beginner makeup user, as its not very beginner user friendly. You're going to need to play around with it until you get used to it. It does have a sheer color to it and it helps some but once you start blending it fades away fast leaving you to guess where you may need to add more or blend out.

    It does make me break out, I have sensitive skin but again it does its job. The smell is also a downside, it gives me a headache and is just too perfumed. Smells like a million old ladies on a hot fourth of July. Its literally gag worthy. I have oily skin as well and this seems to add to it. It does last a good amount of time on me and doesn't affect my foundation though. I think it would be good for someone with dry skin. Though I would tell everyone to try it out.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    4.0

    Worth the cost

    By Jo

    from Scottsdale AZ

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dry Skin
      • Mature Skin
      • Normal Skin

      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

      I have used different brands of pore minimizers that's applied before foundation. This is a very good product that blends well with skin color (practically invisible after applied, although it looks tinted) and does a good job of smoothing pores and small lines. I would say it's as good ascomparable Clinique and DHC products which I've also used.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      THE BEST PORE FILLER OUT THERE!!!!

      By mjw

      from Birmingham, Al

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Full Coverage

        Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

        YOU DONT HAVE TO USE THAT MUCH! IT IS A LITTLE PRICEY BUT IT WILL LAST A LONG TIME IF YOU USE IT WISELY! GOES ON VERY SMOOTH AND CAN MAKE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE ON HOW YOUR MAKEUP LOOKS ON YOUR SKIN...VERY SMOOTH LOOKING

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        4.0

        Great pre-makeup balm!

        By Mel

        from Portland

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • I Use This Daily

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mature Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

          This product allows my makeup to cover better...good product.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          4.0

          An Amazing Primer All Around

          By Morgan

          from Madison, WI

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

              One of my favorite primers. You get a lot of great quality product for the price. It really makes my pores invisible.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              5.0

              The best of the best!

              By Kayla & Kasper

              from Castaic, Ca

              About Me Budget 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
                • Full Coverage
                • Light To Medium Coverage
                • Mature Skin
                • Normal Skin
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

                This is a porerefiner. WOW! This does the job. I have large pores, always have. I have tried several different products over the years. Finally, I have found "THE ONE". The one that works, covers, gives me a slight bit of color, evens out my skin tone, and makes me feel a bit more "human" on those days when I don't feel like putting on make-up. If I could've given this product more than 5 lips(kisses), I would've.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Not really sure

                By Momof2

                from Sacremento,CA

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Goes On Smoothly

                Cons

                • Cant Tell The Difference
                • Doesn't Stay On
                • Not matte
                • Poor Coverage
                • Pricey / Poor Value

                Best Uses

                • Normal Skin

                Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

                Let me start off my saying my face is oily. After less than a hour after applying any brand make up even matte my face is oily and I have to re apply my make up. Went into Ulta to find a product that would help. This is a very expensive product but I sucked it up thinking it would help. Honestly my face may be slightly less oily but not a big difference. Not sure what to try next? Every time I go to Ulta they try to sale me alot of unnecessary stuff saying it would help but lets face it who has the money to try them all... Not me and most of it dont help like this product. So I'm still in search of a product to help me.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                5.0

                wonderful

                By pj

                from cincinnati

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Smoothes Skin Very Silky

                Cons

                • Wish it lasted longer

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

                  Will buy this again

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair
                   
                  4.0

                  Nice

                  By Chinder

                  from La Porte, TX

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Too Greasy

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

                    Blends in smoothly and hides pores well

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Medium
                     
                    4.0

                    I buy this product over and over.

                    By Ms Max

                    from Colorado City, TX

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Pricey / Poor Value

                    Best Uses

                    • Covers Pores

                    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

                    Pore-fessional is lightweight, non-greasy, and does a great job covering those large pores. If you find you need to reapply later, just dot some on and dust some powder and you're ready to go.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Medium

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                    • 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
                    • 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
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