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 5041 customers Pores look so small and keeps makeup all day!!!
Mon from Missouri
I got a sample of this primer at Ulta and I did not expect much and let me tell you it is amazing. As soon as I put it on my pores disappear (and I have fairly large ones on my cheeks so that's impressive). I also wear a mask for 9 hours a day at work and my makeup stays put all day because of this primer. I have gone a day or two without it because of lack of time and my makeup melts off and covers my mask with it. Magic primer, 100% recommend.
Pores? I don't have any
Liam C from Christiansburg, Virginia
I bought his in store at the check out line and didn't think anything of it. Used it the next day and when I tell you the color fell from my face when I saw and felt how beautiful and matte I was. I could have gone out with just that. It controlled oils, blurred and minimized pores, fillin and hid fine lines and wrinkles, I mean… I was on the floor. I combined it with the ELF cosmetics matte putty primer the next day and was stilled stunned. This is a new staple in my kit 🤣😂🤣
Why are the reviews for this good…
Kay from Port Huron, MI
This primer is absolute garbage. Don't waste you're money, it's patchy and gross on the skin! Mind blowing how there's so many good reviews about it..
Chloe from new York
it really does smooth out my pores but I have bought so many other primers for under 10 dollars that have given me the exact same effect.
have used it for years
none from ohio
love this primer really good base for makeup makes your skin look better and helps makeup look more flawless
Wish I could love this
Ladyskybri from Hesperia, CA
I love benefits products but this one for some reason along with the hydrating primer always peels off like when I apply my foundation with a sponge it peels right off which is strange. maybe it doesn't work with my skin but I won't buy this again. just curious if anyone else had this issue to since I feel like it's has to do with your skin why it peels especially if you put a little bit and blend if differently each time
LEGIT-best primer EVER
kritt from Clearwater,FL
I have sensitive skin,and I always have ATLEAST 1 pimple on my face.I have big pores(genetics!) and I have blackheads that just LOOVE to hang around.. this is BY FAR,THE BEST PRIMER I HAVE EVER USED! it has never broken my face out,and some people on here are saying "its cakey",NEVER THAT! you're not supposed to PILE ON primer,that's not how your supposed to use it. I love Benefit products and this one is probably my favorite! sometimes I dont feel like putting on "makeup makeup"(if you know,you know!) so,I just put this on,and I'm out the door! it has that "blurring" effect that primer is supposed to have,and its sooo silky! all in all,its an AMAZING PRODUCT that I NEVER not have with me!!! 100000000/10 WOULD RECCOMEND!!
Lisa from NYC
I'm 58 and this makes my skin look flawless!
POREfessional PORE CLOGGER
POREfessional PORE CLOGGER from Oc
When I first used this primer, I loved it!! My makeup looked so good! But not long after I started breaking out with huge pimples! As soon as I stopped using it, my skin cleared right back up. Definitely don't recommend.
Pores are gone and face is smooth
Andrea from Endicott, NY
I'm in my 60s now and my pores look bigger. POREfessional really makes them disappear! Also my skin is smoother.
Kristin from US
This stuff worked well, but I will 100% stick to smash box photo finish. Why? The SMELL. It's just terrible and I'm honestly unsure how people are able to put this on their faces lol. Scents usually don't both me, but this is rough. If you're sensitive to smell, Smash Box works just as well and doesn't have a scent.
Makes a noticeable difference
Voltairine from Worcester, MA
I have pretty nice skin already, minimal pores, so I wasn't sure how much of a difference this product would really make. However, it does seem to make a noticeable difference! I use this product alone, either by itself or just with some spot concealing in the areas I need. Every time I wear it, people compliment me on my skin and if it's a selfie, I feel like I get more attention than usual on it. Definitely a bit of a blurring effect, so I use it on days when I want my skin to look extra smooth. It is pricey, but it does do what is advertised! If you are sensitive to silicone products, do take note that it has dimethicone in it.
Michelle from Grandville
I used this product by itself. I use it on my forehead, cheeks and chin! I'm not a foundation kind of girl and this product is perfect for me!
a must have
Kasey from Galion, OH
does what it says....good product. I can tell a big difference when using this...my pores look smaller and my face is less oily.
Maggie from Windsor Mill, Md
This was the worst primer I ever used. I thought I was going to love it because it did what it said it would. But than I started to break out with theses painful pimples. My skin was becoming really nice, than I used this product. Now pimples are all over my face.
savvy consumer from Washington
I use this alone without base and it gives my face a smooth, shine free look that lasts for a decent amount of time without having to reapply. Also, if using base, works well under base and on top of base later in the day to refresh and take away the shine.
SimplyMom from GlasgowKY
It goes on smooth and creamy. Not clumpy and gel like some others I've tried.
Christine from Corona, CA
Makes my foundation so smooth and last longer throughout the day!
Yes, it's so smooth and invisible just glides right on!
Rocky from Lake St Louis
I use the product every morning prior to my foundation. It goes on smooth, the color is perfect, just disappears on the skin, glides right on and is matte. Foundation clings to it and you have a perfect finish
Linnea from Maryland
While it took away the shine, itmade my skin feel dry and tight.
Formula must have changed...
Elise from San Antonio, Texas
I used to buy this as my go-to primer for years, but the quality has gone downhill. They must've changed the formula, and it was a change for the worse. I even tried the moisturizing primer and it still makes my skin look flaky and made my makeup settle into my pores. I have to go looking elsewhere now. same with the new Happy concealers and powders. They are no good.
Better than the others!!
Jodie from South Bay
Does a pretty good job with blending and controlling the look of large pores. Better than any of the others I've tried! And I've tried the top rated! The others give you a dry chalky look, this definitely doesn't. I'll be buying again!
Laura from Naples, Fl
This stuff is voodoo magic! Makes skin so smooth and pores are nearly invisible.
fellenf from Around Here
Although I admit to using other primers (there are several good ones), I had a sample of this and ended up cutting it in half to squeeze every last bit out. I thought it gave quite a smooth, slightly matte finish, but that's my opinion. I'm nearly 60, and I was impressed.
My go to for pore minimizing
mommy of 3D from Gresham,OR
A little goes a long way