Rated 4.39 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Better than the original!
So I've used the original Porefessional primer for years. I would try others every so often, but Benefit makes them the best. Because I'm getting older and I now live in a city where winters are much harsher, I've needed to change my makeup regimen to something with more hydration. And OH MY GOODNESS this primer delivers!! It's so much better than I thought it would be! It does everything the original Porefessional primer does, but it also makes my skin feel like skin. Not tight, not dry. It also helps my make up go on better; I don't need to apply as much. I work 12-13 hour night shifts in a cold, dry hospital and my make up looks great.
The only con I can think of is that applying it is a little sticky and heavy. I was expecting it to apply like the original Porefessional primer, but it really isn't a drawback. I hope Benefit comes out with the larger size for this hydrating formula!
Most Helpful Critical Review Not sure what to think of this....
So I went on a little shopping spree for myself at Christmas as I was looking for some items to help with my newly dry to combo skin. As I get older I've noticed my skin has REALLY changed and is no longer oily. I was wanting to give this new "God-send of an item" (as the employee described it) so I grabbed the trial size. After hearing the worker rave on and on about it I decided to go ahead and just buy the whole bottle....I kinda wish I hadn't. I've used Benefit bran primers before and love them so I was excited. I also bout the IT Confidence in a Jar Moisturizer set with moisturizer, eye cream, and cleanser AND the IT CC Cream. The first couple of times I used everything it went ok but I thought it was way too quick to 'dry' and was hard to spread. I decided to use a bit more product and still had the same issue. THEN I started to notice the products rolling up all over my face as if I had dead skin rolled up all over my face. Originally I thought that is was dead skin so I rewashed and moisturized my face with my IT set and tried again. The same thing has happened about every other use. I've noticed it works better if you put it on BEFORE my moisturizer completely sets in, but even that didn't work yesterday. Not sure if it's just a fluke, but thought it was worth writing about. I never leave reviews but this was a big disappointment. I'm not saying don't try, but definitely get the trial size first and see what you think! Although my skin is dryer than it used to be, I don't have an overly dry face...it's more like a small patch of dry skin that I can't seem to keep hydrtated with my original set up so I really don't think it's my skin. I also tried using different moisturizers and it didn't make a difference. I also cleaned my brushes and tried different foundations but nothing fixed the problem. I really hope this review helps someone! I still LOVE Benefit, just not a big fan of this specific item.
Reviewed by 71 customers Not sure
Ashley from South Dakota
I am not sure if I like this product or not. During the day, my face starts to feel really dewy and wet. But it's not wet. I don't like the way this feels on my face as the day progresses.
I will be buying this again
Lee 2020 from Massachusetts
This product feels so good on your skin , feels cold when you apply it , it's the best
I WOULD NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT AGAIN
BJ from MO
I WILL RETURN THIS PRODUCT.
Literally the best primer I've ever used
Jewels from Florida
So I got this in my boxycharm last month and I loved it so much I had to buy another one. It's expensive but honestly so worth it. I've used the milk primer, stilla, nyx, sol (still one of my faves though lol), l'oreal, and so many more and this one tops all of them. I've never seen my foundation stick to my skin the way it does with this primer. And smoothly at that. It just has such a good grip and it goes on so so so smoothly and so so so evenly. It doesn't move throughout the day and it doesn't wear off until the end of the day. So worth it. Please buy this so you can experience the amazing wonders of this primer.
Good feel and coverage.
Shellz from Michigan
Too hydrating in humid weather when wearing moisturizer underneath. Works well otherwise.
Good for all skin types
Brenda from Texas
I Love this primer and the blur effect it gives me. I will difficulty buy this item again. It gives a smooth canvas to work on when applying foundation.
Yes I will buy this product again
Newly retired me from Bend oregon
I love the primer. Very soft and smooth. Does help my make up look better and stay on longer
Kathryn from MD
I've never used a Benefit Cosmetics primer before, and I was super excited to find that they have a hydrating primer (my skin is ridiculously dry!) However! It's just meh. My skin looks good once it's applied, but it takes a lot to do anything substantial with it, and it feels very tacky. If anything, my skin feels more dry after use.
Would return to the store if I weren't quarantined.
Its a great product
Samantha from Haymarket, va
I've used the smaller version up until that point I run out
Love LOVE this product!!!
Avery's Mom from Richmond, VA
I use this by itself, on days when I don't want to wear makeup and it's the perfect base for when I want to wear makeup. It gives my skin a smoothed, nearly flawless finish even before I apply any makeup!
My new go to!
Midwest Kristin from Wisconsin
I was just using the Benefit Porefessional primer and there was nothing wrong with it but I got a trial size of this to try and then I just HAD to have it! It's very hydrating, goes on smooth and a little goes a longgggg way. I feel like I get more bang for my buck with this. And it's buttery smooth. I love it so much. I don't know that I'll ever go to another primer. Not sure anyone can possibly make anything better than this. Benefet, please make this is the big value size!!
Not my favorite Benefit Primer
BenefitNC from Garner, NC
After trying all of Benefit Primers, I decided to try this. The primer felt more like a lotion compared to the Pore and Pearl Primers. When I applied my foundation, it did not apply as smoothly as the other two primers. I will definitely go back to using the Pore and Pearl Primers.
Heart4730 from Chester,pa
I love it and it feels really good my skin feels hydrated after use and last all day
Love, love, love
Taylor from Memphis, tn
I love this primer even better than the original. My makeup looks beautiful with this underneath!
Best primer I've ever used.
Lyss from 62896
I love this stuff! I have extremely dry skin, with flare ups of acne and this has been a game changer. Love it!
Will buy until I find something I like better.
Patches34 from Jacksonville, NC
Love the hydration element.
My face never looked so good
HeatherL from Long Island, NY
I had many primer samples from various gifts and decided to try them all to find my favorite. After trying a few I got to the Benefit POREfessional and loved it so much I headed to the store to get the full size. When I got there I saw that they had a hydrating version. I decided to buy the hydrating version since I am in my late 40s. It is perfect! My foundation goes on smoothly and does not pool in the pores around my nose. This product is a total game changer for me!
Would buy again
Spayrroe from PA
It is more like a tinted moisturizer than the other pore perfecting primer, but makes an excellent base for foundation if you want a fuller coverage.
gi rn from pasadena , ca
tried to work the t zone
Ellie from TX
This product hold up. I'm at the office from 6am til 5 and my makeup looks great all day because of this primer. Absolutely love
Bought again!! Love it!
Kelly from Pennsylvania
I love this primer! I have always been a huge fan of the original porefessional primer but when I saw they had a hydrating primer I had to get it and I love it even more than the original! Very light weight and my makeup doesn't slide at all throughout the day!
Omg this is a game changer for me...
Mimi from Burleson Texas
Omg this is a game changer for me...I have never been much for makeup but as I have aged my skin needs some color using under my makeup make it looks smoother and alone well it great just for that too
Gabriela from Montgomery
I bought this on Valentine's Day because I needed a primer and I bought the Mini and after taking off my makeup my boyfriend said that my nose and t zone were really red and turns out it looked like I was sunburned and I thought it was something else but after trying it over and over I realized that this primer was burning my face.
I love this!
Chloe from Washington
Although I love the other Porefessionals, this one is the best for my dry skin. It still blurs my pores and smooths my skin but without mattifying my face at all.
Better than the other POREfessionals
JT from LI, NY
I have big pores and enjoy a silicone based primer. I like the original smashbox photo finish. I wanted to like the original POREfessional and the brightening POREfessional, and I know a lot of people love them, but to me they leave a very dry cast over the skin, and not in a nice matte way. I also felt like it separated some of my foundations. This product however is slightly hydrating, but still gives you that silicone mattified feeling. In comparison to the other POREfessionals It does hydrate, but I wouldn't necessarily describe this as hydrating compared to other products. Additionally, I don't feel that it blurs the pores as much as the other POREfessionals or as much as other products on the market. I am not going to be repurchasing.