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Benefit CosmeticsThe POREfessional
 
4.3

(based on 1346 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (1120)
  • Blends well (889)
  • Lightweight (713)
  • Smooth (571)
  • Goes on smoothly (524)

Cons

  • Doesn't stay on (65)
  • Doesn't work (51)
  • Pricey / poor value (44)
  • Causes breakouts (33)
  • Poor coverage (33)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (502)
  • All skin types (321)
  • Going out (246)
  • Sensitive skin (242)
  • Primer (237)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (326), Brand buyer (293), Classic style (269), Budget shopper (255), Trendy style (68)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (627), Fair (623), Deep (24)

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3.0

Unsure

By CK

from Idaho

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Doesn't Stay On
  • It Did Not Fill Pores
  • Pricey / Poor Value
  • Unimpressed

Best Uses

  • Feels smooth
  • Normal Skin

Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

I just may be that person that nothing works on, drugstore or high end. I spoke with an Ulta salesperson and she was nice. I was excited to try because I have pores on my cheek area (closer to the nose) and was hoping this primer would fill them in and I wouldn't see my foundation settle into those pores. But my foundation (Tarte another thing she recommended) settled into it just like all the other stuff. So it bummed me out that the expensive stuff didn't really deliver.

  • Skin Tone:
  • Fair
 
5.0

Best Product I've Ever Bought

By Lurk

from Minneapolis, MN

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
    • Dry Skin
    • Mature Skin
    • Normal Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

    This product is the best. I have been using it for years now and it hasn't Failed yet. It does not clog pores or cause acne. After moisturizing, apply to the face to prime for foundation or use by itself. It makes pores vanish and gets rid of the appearance of oil. I think everyone needs this product in their lives!!

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    4.0

    Pore professional

    By Tina

    from El Centro

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Lightweight
    • Matte Finish

    Cons

    • Pricey / Poor Value

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
    • Mature Skin

    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

    Good coverage

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    Keeps oily shine under control

    By Karen

    from New England

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

      Lightweight, sheer, matte coverage; excellent shine control which minimizes appearance of pores without causing acne even after a full day of wear.

      I have combination skin that is quite oily in the T-zone and moderately prone to acne. I reapply about every four hours to control shine, and don't have any problems with breakouts from the product as long as I wash my face well before bed.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      5.0

      This is the best pore concealer ever!!!

      By Lorrie

      from La Mirada, CA

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

        This product is great. I have large nose pores and it conceals them over and above my expectation. Just love it.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        4.0

        I do buy this product always!

        By Virgee

        from Carlsbad, Ca.

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • A bit pricey
        • Pricey / Poor Value

        Best Uses

        • Light To Medium Coverage
        • Mature Skin
        • Normal Skin

        Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

        I use this product daily. Would highly recommend.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Deep
         
        1.0

        Nope

        By Figwoahsthebomb

        from Rockford, IL

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Causes Breakouts
          • Doesn't Stay On
          • Heavy
          • Too Greasy

          Best Uses

            Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

            I think i might be the only human in the entire world who hates this stuff. It's grease central. I can't stand the consistency of it. I'm a really oily person and this stuff doesn't even hold up. Not a fan.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            5.0

            love it

            By Dee

            from Coral Springs, FL

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Pricey / Poor Value

            Best Uses

            • Dry Skin
            • Normal Skin

            Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

            A great primer for every ocassion. For someone who loves covered pores and redness this is a go-to product!!

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            Love it

            By Debbie

            from Austin, Texas

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

              This stuff is great. I was a Smashbox primer user until I tried this. It fulfills its promises and goes on smoothly. With or with out make up, this is an everyday product! I think I'm in love!!

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              okay product

              By rose

              from Chicago

              Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

              it kind of filled in my pores I mean it looked okay but it makes me skin feel so oily and my makeup always looked so greasy I even tried putting on a matte primer over that and when that didn't work i tried just to put more powder but that made my face look cakey so not a big fan of this product.

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              • Q:

                So, I have rosacea, will this help covering or reducing the redness/bumps that come with rosacea?
                Asked on 4/30/2015 by Rosa from Monroe, WA

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi gorgeous!

                  The POREfessional minimizes the appearance of pores and fine lines. Check out Boi-ing, our industrial-strength concealer - it camouflages dark circles, shadows & discoloration for a seamless, natural-looking finish without creasing or fading!

                  You can find Boi-ing here at ULTA: http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod820380

                  xoxo, B

                  Answered on 5/1/2015 by Product POREfessional from Benefit Cosmetics
              • Q:

                Is this product paraben free?
                Asked on 4/29/2015 by Nikki from Michigan

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi gorgeous!

                  The POREfessional does not contain paraben ingredients.

                  xoxo, B

                  Answered on 5/19/2015 by Product POREfessional from Benefit Cosmetics
              • Q:

                I have very dry skin. Is this product suitable for me, or will it be even more drying?
                Asked on 4/25/2015 by Shelly from AZ

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi gorgeous!

                  The POREfessional is suitable for all skin types, even dry skin! Make sure to cleanse and moisturize your skin before applying any makeup - try our Total Moisture Facial Cream for immediate & long-term hydration!

                  Check it out here at ULTA: http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod3200007

                  xoxo, B

                  Answered on 4/27/2015 by Product POREfessional from Benefit Cosmetics
              • 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
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