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Benefit CosmeticsThe POREfessional
 
4.3

(based on 1313 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (1096)
  • Blends well (866)
  • Lightweight (692)
  • Smooth (571)
  • Goes on smoothly (499)

Cons

  • Doesn't stay on (60)
  • Doesn't work (51)
  • Pricey / poor value (36)
  • Poor coverage (33)
  • Causes breakouts (32)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (502)
  • All skin types (321)
  • Going out (246)
  • Sensitive skin (238)
  • Primer (236)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (326), Brand buyer (276), Classic style (269), Budget shopper (242), Trendy style (68)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (615), Fair (607), Deep (23)

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5.0

LOVE LOVE LOVE

By Kay

from North Carolina

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

      This product makes my makeup look great! So smooth and helps it to stay on longer. I have to wear a mask all day, and at the end of the day my makeup still looks good thanks to this primer!

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      3.0

      Just ok

      By Juli

      from New Braunfels, tx

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Pricey / Poor Value

      Best Uses

      • Light To Medium Coverage
      • Normal Skin

      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

      This is a good product, but I don't feel is anything special. It works well, and I don't thinks there anything wrong with it except it's a bit pricey for being average.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      5.0

      Love this product!

      By Mimi

      from The San Fernando Valley

      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

        • Light To Medium Coverage
        • Mature Skin

        Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

        Great stuff!

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        No more shine

        By Karen

        from Victor, NY

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

          I don't wear foundation, and this product gives my face a nice finish.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          Excellent Pore Product

          By Tatyana R

          from Williamsburg, VA

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

            This is a wonderful product to help minimize the appearance of pores. A small amount is sufficient to cover many areas on the face. The product blends well with various skin colors, as well as other make up. One tube should last for several months if a tiny amount is used at each application. Ulta offers an instructional video on how to use the product, which I found extremely helpful.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            Best Primer Ever

            By mfarley95

            from Virginia Beach, VA

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

              I love trying new products but I always end up coming back to this primer. It is by far the best primer I have ever used, a little bit goes a long way, which makes this price worth it.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              5.0

              My Go-To Primer

              By Mary

              from St. Augustine, Florida

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Lightweight
              • Long-Lasting
              • Smells So Good

              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:

                I absolutely love this primer. I tried it out and found my self looking better than ever. I have major problems with big pores on my cheeks and this product fills them in and makes them disappear! I'll NEVER BUY ANOTHER PRIMER.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                5.0

                great product

                By DMC

                from Texas

                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

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

                  Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

                  I use this under my foundation goes on nicely great for hiding pores

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium
                   
                  5.0

                  GREAT STUFF

                  By Buttons1

                  from Las Vegas

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
                    • Full Coverage
                    • Mature Skin
                    • Sensitive Skin

                    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

                    Works great on oily skin & covers pores really well

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Fair
                     
                    3.0

                    Eh...

                    By lulu

                    from Menifee, CA

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Apply
                    • Goes On Smoothly
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Doesn't Minimize Pores
                    • Doesn't Stay On

                    Best Uses

                    • Dry Skin
                    • Normal Skin

                    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

                    I tried this product in hopes it would minimize the appearance of pores and help keep makeup on longer, but it didn't really work as hoped.I have oily skin so maybe it's just my skin type that it's not meant for. I'm not sure, but I hope to find something that works 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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