Rated 4.42 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review I'm a huge benefit gal...and yet was still a little...
I'm a huge benefit gal...and yet was still a little skeptical about this one, because I wasn't sure it would make that much of a difference. Wow, was I impressed. It wasn't so much minimizing my pores as it was taking away all the oily shine from my face and allowing my makeup to stand out more! So excited that I have it in time for my wedding in 11 days! :)
Most Helpful Critical Review More Like Poor-fessional
Don't get me wrong, I love Benefit. Who doesn't love the darling vintage illustrations, quirky packaging, and cute names, but I have to say I'm disappointed with the Porefessional Primer.
Pros: 1. It makes your skin smooth and matte, 2. it's packaged nicely, and 3. it makes your makeup stay longer: it creates a barrier between your skin and your makeup.
Cons: 1. It smells gross, 2. it didn't make my pores appear any smaller (and I don't have abnormally small or large pores), 3. very pricey, especially when there are primers that work better at its intended purpose, 4. it felt thick on my skin, even in the recommended pea size amount, and 5. it's so little product for the price, my bottle came unopened but I swear only half of the container was full.
So in my experience, yes it works as a basic primer, but it didn't live up to the description of the product, and I'd much rather buy a drugstore primer that reduces the size of my pores, makes my skin matte, reduces redness, lasts longer, and doesn't feel quite so heavy or have an odor.
Reviewed by 5086 customers The BEST
Riley from Wi
I've tried many primers and this stuff is the absolute best. My makeup stays on all day after I apply this. Goes on smoothly
My Go To Primer!
Blaklab from Cromwell, CT
I was a Lancôme user for many many years and decided to try this primer because it has a bit of tint in it and it's a pore reducer. After I apply my moisturizer, I put this primer on and it keeps my makeup in place perfectly all day long. Definitely a must have for those looking for something to reduce and minimize pores.
I would buy this product again
Anita from Castroville
I really love the difference that it does on my face
Not for me…sadly
Mary from Wisconsin
I have heard lots of great things about this primer so I got it to try out. It felt like a powder finish when it was dried down. Then every foundation I tried would get flakey and not stick there. Did it fill the pores…yes but in the payout my foundation. Didn't stick either. I have dry skin and it's just not for me as sad as it is. If the foundations would at least stick to then I could go for it because it made my cheeks look flawlessly smooth.
Jacq from Cleveland Oh
It does seem to reduce the appearance of pores so that's great. BUT it makes my foundation clump and flake. I do not like the appearance of my skin after.
My go to primer
Katy from Lubbock, TX
I'm obsessed with this primer, i always use it on my face after washing and moisturizing and it seriously is amazing. I rarely need makeup over it because it does so much to keep my oily skin under control. Absolutely love it and I'll us this and the setting spray after applying my eyeliner and mascara and nothing will budge all day, obsessed!
JessLeighC from Maine
I just love how my face feels after I use this.
Does it extend the life of my foundation? Maybe?
Maggie from Forest Park Il
I use product on my forehead and smooth laugh lines
DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY
MarinaB from Lombard
I bought this product due to the high amount of good reviews. It feels really nice on your skin and smells good but once I put my foundation on (Lancome Tiente de Idole) I looked so cakey and patchy! My foundation never did that before. I think this product would be good if it was just worn on its own, but it doesn't do what a primer should do. Will be returning
I did not like this as much. Didn't hide my pores
Camry from Jax
Use on face before applying makeup. Let dry well
Highly recommend this product !
Nurse Ann from Ky from Ft Mitchell, Ky
So quick and easy to use alone under a pressed powder or great beautiful coverage under my light foundation ! LOVE IT !!!
Perfect for me!
Mikki from Sulphur Springs, Texas
I love this primer because it can be used alone, under makeup and I have even used it over foundation!
Love the blurring effect!
Yes I like the product I
Lori from Pocatello Idaho
I use this primer before I put my foundation on
The Best Primer!
Cindy from Mississippi
I love this primer. It goes on silky smooth and is well worth the price.
Made my face look flakey
Maur from nj
I was so excited for this product. After cleansing my face and doing my usual moisturizer I then applied this product after my moisturizer was all absorbed, then I applied my makeup and it became super cakey and looked like I had super dry skin, I give it a thumbs down! Oh well .. not for everyone.
This makes my skin feel smooth. Not heavy at all. .
Maud from Iowa
Use after moistening.
I love this product and cannot go a day without it!
Kathy from Valdosta
Love it! Goes on easy!
The best primer I've ever used! Love this stuff!
DeeOB from Oak Ridge, TN
This primer is not too thick, goes on smooth with only a hint of tint. I won't buy anything else and haven't since I first tried it 5 yrs ago.
I love this product
Heather from La
I put it on before my makeup. Love that it is smooth and blurs everything. Will keep buying this product
Would buy again
Mary from Tuscaloosa
VLNTN from Texas
Ok so this is definitely worth the hype. I am so shocked and pleasantly surprised that it actually works! The reason I'm giving it 4/5 stars is because I didn't know, but you should exfoliate before use or else you'll get clumps of dead skin as you put the product on. Other than that, I will for sure continue to purchase this.
Iwould buy this product again
Martie from Damascus MD
Love this product
I would buy this product again
Paula from Alabama
Makes my skin smooth looking
My-Go to primer
Mar from TN
Love this primer. Best one I have tried.
I have bought this product a few times and will continue to
J'Lynn from Tucson, AZ
This product helps minimize pores. Blurs the skin nicely.