Rated 4.55 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Solid Product from Benefit!
I received this product complimentary in exchange for an honest review.
I'm someone who really likes trying new setting sprays because I find that I usually have difficulty keeping my makeup on the entire day. Benefit's POREfessional claims to help with makeup longevity without alcohol, AND blur the appearance of pores.
First things first: the spritzer is so gentle. Like INCREDIBLY gentle. You might feel like you're getting nothing on your face, but you definitely are. I've never experienced droplets with this thing!
This product absolutely has a smoothing effect to the skin. Not necessarily pore-filling, but it smooths out the look of makeup for sure. I did a half-face test and I noticed after letting it sit that I much preferred the look of my under eye on the side that had the POREfessional spray.
I'm not sure if the POREfessional particularly extended the longevity of my makeup, but I did notice when using this product I had minimal transfer to my mask. Usually when I take off my mask, the foundation transfer is very noticeable, even with powder. But I found that with powder and the POREfessional combined, there was a LOT less transfer.
Overall this is a solid product from Benefit! While this isn't a new holy grail or "run out and buy it right now" for me, I'm definitely gonna use up the bottle because it does its job and does it well. If you like setting spray and a smoothing effect, but feel like alcohol may be driving you out, I'd give this a shot. :)
Most Helpful Critical Review Not wowed
I have mostly normal skin that can get oily in the T-zone by the end of the night. My nose has noticeable pores but not so much so that I'll take the time daily to use a primer. While I'm not a big setting spray user, I found the POREfessional: Super Setter an interesting concept and I was excited to try it out. It felt like it could be an easy way to extend my makeup wear time while also blurring pores! The packaging is a pretty blue/teal. There are two caps, which feels unnecessary and I'll likely lose the smaller cap sooner rather than later. They could have saved a little plastic and only included one cap. The mister on this spray is AMAZING. It's incredibly fine and lightweight. The bummer thing is, after using it twice, it started leaking where push down on the sprayer....
There are three main claims that are made about this spray.
1) Locks on makeup for 16 hours. ---- Yes, I believe this spray did help my makeup stay in place. One day I wore the spray on one half of my face and not the other. I made sure it was on a day that I had to leave the house and would be wearing a mask. While I was only at the store for 15 minutes, the side of my face that did not have spray had makeup rub off while the side that did was more intact. This was only 15 minutes so who knows how it would have held up if it was longer. Inside my home and when I've gone on runs it has helped my makeup stay in place, but probably not enough for me to get another bottle.
2) Instantly blurs pores & visibly reduces shine. ---- I personally did not see any blurring of my pores
3) Waterproof, smudge-proof & fade-proof. Aside from the waterproof aspect, this claim feels very similar to the first and I cannot speak to the waterproof claim at this time.
I received this product complimentary for testing purposes.
Reviewed by 2929 customers Not for oily skin
Kat from FL
Glad I bought the mini size first because I do not like this. I wish setting sprays would stop claiming to help mattify skin or make your makeup last longer. None of them (including this one) seem to be able to accomplish this. This does what every other setting spray does- it helps blend all your makeup together to give it a softer, blurred look, and help it look more like natural skin. That's it! No more, no less. Do not expect this to keep you from getting oily or make your makeup transfer proof- it wont do either of those things. In fact, the same ingredients that help blend your makeup together also give your skin a sheen that translates to oily immediately after using this. This is not specifically a bad product- more like all the setting sprays are not designed for oily skin. They are made to give normal/dry skin folks that dewey look that us oily skinned people want to avoid. The search continues.
Helped eliminate breakouts!
KB from Florida
Love this product! There is visibly a difference after applying just a thin layer. Sets makeup beautifully but by tightening up more pores, I no longer have breakouts on my forehead. Definitely recommend!
It's okay… not the greatest but the fine mist is nice
Jen from Florida
I got the mini and I'm glad I did. I thought this would help keep my foundation from rubbing off onto my masks I have to wear at work and as expected, this super setting spray did not do the trick. I'm gonna have to find something else. I also notice by the end of my 8 hour long day, at work, my skin will start to get oily in some spots. I feel like I'll have to blot my skin in some areas to keep it at bay until I get home to take my makeup off. I don't wear makeup for longer than 8-9 hours. But it says it will last as long as 16 hours and I don't really recommend wearing makeup that long anyways. I'm going to return this and find something else. Maybe a powder will do the trick.
I do like the fine mist spray it has. It does feel like it goes on and it's very finely mist. That's only why I'm rating a 4 out of 5 stars. It feels like a refreshing mist onto your skin before you head out for your day. Aside from that.. this product did not work for me.
I mean, it's fine
Sami from DC
Not as good as CT setting spray for longevity on me. I find myself getting a little oily with this one. Love the mist on this one, very fine but not so fine that I can't feel it go on. I won't return it, I'll also refill this bottle with the CT because I prefer this mist, but I won't repurchase. Glad I got the mini.
Ktebs from St Louis, MO
I previously used a Tarte product. This spray will not keep your makeup in place in a hot high activity environment.
Best Benefits Product Ever
Merriwild from Tennessee
This is the finishing touch to your morning makeup routine. Has a very light mist Nd a wonderful fragrance.
Great Setting Spray
McKayla from New York City
Based off first impressions: this is an amazing product. I have oily skin and tend to have my makeup melt off after 1 hour of wear. This spray definitely kept my face in tact and even made my foundation transfer proof (to me this was exciting)!! I love the finish- doesn't make makeup look cakey, too matte, or dewy. I also should note that the spray bottle is amazing. You can slowly press down and get an even sprits.
AbbeyT from Charleston, South Carolina
I have oily skin and usually don't wear heavy makeup but I work outside as a server by the beach and boy is it hot!!!! This setting spray literally holds my makeup in place even after sweating all day. This paired with bare minerals mineral veil is 🙌🙌🙌for me. Worth the money
Kelsi from Cincinnati
This is the BOMB. Finally something even better than all nighter! The mist is so fine, you're like "is this thing even working?!", but then your face is fully coated in it like magic.
Great product - I'm glad I discovered it
MeloP from Roseville Minnesota
Where have you been all my life? A great product I would always have my make up bag
Super fine mist so it dries and sets quickly. Very light!
Fifty and Fabulous from Colorado
I use it on top of my serum and sunscreen layers then apply foundation. Once I finish up with setting powder I add again and my makeup literally lasts all day and doesn't separate.
Parker from Dallas
This product came highly recommended by the Ulta Consultant verses Urban Decay. I strongly disagree and will never purchase this product again. The Milani Brand Matte finish for less than a third of the cost of the Benefits Brand is far better in my opinion. #VeryDisappointed
Got through Ipsy
Sky from Florida
I've never used anything by Benefit before, but after getting the sample size (0.5 oz) through Ipsy, I dont think I'll ever want to use another setting spray! I didn't notice a huge difference with pore size, but that could be because I use a pore-filling primer. This spray really does keep my makeup locked in all day, although it does come off if you sweat or touch your face a lot, or if you wipe your face, but I think that's typical. What really got me was the super fine mist! Any other setting sprays that say they have a fine mister usually leave huge wet drops on my face, but this only leaves one or two, if any. I will definitely be buying this in the bigger size when I run out of my Ipsy sample
Mina from Chino
I recently went to Disneyland the sun was strong and I was sweating like a pig. my makeup did not move one bit it looked soooo good. Stayed on for the whole 11 hours I walked around Disneyland and California adventure. If I could give it more stars I would. 1000000000/10 would recommend
Tamra from Augusta, GA
I use this every morning after I apply my foundation and blush. It sprays on very nicely and feels so refreshing!
Faceonpoint from Rhode Island
I really wanted to love this product, but after the first use i noticed my face had dry patches all over it. I tried again on day 2 and added extra moisturizer before applying my makeup. Nope, my face is so dry i cannot even imagine using it again. I do not have dry skin if anything it's a bit oily with the warmer weather here. So disappointed.
Shortstop81 from Illinois
I got the travel size and I'm so glad I did because the is primer sucks. The sprayer on it ducks and barely any product comes out so I have to spray so many times. It also doesn't help cover my pores or keeps my makeup matte. Pass on this one
The very best!!!!
None from Grand Rapids, Michigan
It works, it is the very best!
Oily makeup no more!
AliG from Birmingham, AL
Wishing I had bought the full size!
AMAZING! No other words!
Andrea from Dallas
This setting spray is great! The mist is so fine that it makes you feel like you're spraying nothing but I guarantee you are. Very little goes a long way. It makes my skin matte and sets my makeup beautifully HOWEVER, I would not say it lasts all day but I don't need to wear my makeup all day, so it works for me.
I start getting oily after maybe hour 6 or 7 of wear.
Makes my skin dry
Alyssa from Sparks, NV
I wanted to love this because I have oily skin, but this just misses the mark for me. First of all, when they say microfine mist they're not kidding- when I first sprayed this I thought maybe I got a defective bottle because I couldn't tell if any product was coming out. You can barely feel the mist, so it's hard to know if you're really getting enough coverage. Yes, it's nice to not have those big droplets hit your face, but there's still a way to do a mist that you can actually feel hitting your skin- the Tarte Maracuja setting spray is a great example. Now for performance- I do think this helps my makeup last longer and helps curb oil production, but it goes too far the other way. When I use this, my skin feels very dry, tight, and uncomfortable all day. I will definitely not be buying this again and may not even use the whole bottle.
SJ from Washington, D.C.
Bro this stuff? This is it! I'm obsessed I was a little hesitant but wow it really does blur and make your make up settle in so nicely it's not heavy at all and the mist is definitely super fine I'll be purchasing more!
IN LOVE WITH THIS!!!
mia from chicago
i personally love this setting spray the most, usually the makeup on my nose comes off, especially with having a mask on but once i used this setting spray my makeup stayed on the whole time 🥰🥰🥰 i definitely recommend
Works well but not better than some other brands
Kmb from SC
Works great but I have another brand that works just as well and is much less expensive.
It's a definite no for me
Yazz from Palmetto, FL
I had such high hopes for this product, because it's not supposed to transfer. I'm so tired of getting makeup on my mask that stopped using it until I could find a good setting spay. Well this let me down so bad, by the time I got out of work my mask was full of makeup. The good things about this is that it smells good, sprays in a fine mist so might end up putting more then you need to, and the makeup that's not covered by my mask did stay good all day. I will be returning it since the store has a returning policy.