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 4968 customers Would not buy again, sadly
PNW lover from Post Falls, ID
I bought this specifically to try to hide my pores and the beginnings of wrinkles. I have actually gotten comments from friends that it makes my trouble areas MORE noticeable :( I have been applying on moisturized skin and letting it sit for a few minutes. Such a sad let down, especially considering the cost.
musicdiva from Buena Park, CA
Simply apply to cheeks, nose and chin with a make up sponge or brush. Blend well, then apply your make up.
Love this product.
Lover from Sacramento, CA
I basically use this product under my eye shadow and it works great.
Great for large pores
Barley from Sebring, Fl
I have tried almost every pore primer out there and this is by far the best product. I have very large pores (gotta love genetics) and have spent any amount to try a product and I always come back to this one. It's the best for me!
Not Worth It
kelle4 from West Virginia
I bought this because I heard so many good things about it and because of the price I figured it would work. It did not. I used all of it in hopes it would eventually begin working. It would not hold any makeup on my face. I just purchased the new E.L.F. Mint primer and it works amazing!! And for only $8!!! My makeup stays on all day even with the mask.
Smooth as butter
Lilly from Houston, TX
My makeup goes on beautifully and my skin looks fantastic. It's not drying which is nice and definitely makes your makeup last through a dance night out.
This is great stuff!
Deb from Daytona Beach
It is amazing how it smoothes my skin. Make glides on really smoothly. Love it!
Val from San Antonio, TX
I love this primer! It goes on so smooth and really hides my pores. It also helps to curb my oilyness in my t zone. I've noticed a big difference since using it.
I love this product.
Kimmy from nc
I use this everyday. It makes my skin smooth to put on makeup. I also just like it by itself at times on my face.
My favorite primer
Faith from Massachusetts
This primer is always in my makeup bag (when I can afford it). It hides everything! I have large, deep pores that have always shown through my foundation until I tried this primer! It doesn't completely make every pore disappear but it definitely minimizes them ALOT! I find this primer works better under my full coverage foundations that I use vs. the lighter coverage foundations I've also used with this primer. One down side, if you have ANY dry areas on your face prior to applying this primer, the primer sticks to the dry skin and completely shows through any foundation you apply over it. So make sure to be extra moisturized! Overall, I love this product and will always come back to it. I highly recommend!
Brings out dry skin
Karie from Virginia
Reviews look great so I gave it a try. It made all the dry skin on my face appear after I even used face cream. The foundation looked horrible because of that.
I will by this product over and over
Dj from Richmond, KY
Love this product. Goes on smooth as silk and feels great under makeup and by itself.
I'm sad I bought this
Kindapissed from Sacramento
I tried to use double the amount of this stuff and tried it 4 or 5 times plus it's pretty expensive. It's basically tinted moisturizer without the moisture.
Definitely will buy this product again!
Lanabanana from Fallbrook CA
I use this product under my foundation and notice a big difference in how my skin looks. I don't have any regrets with my purchase.
I would buy this again
Verna from Cleveland, OH
I use this instead of makeup when I go out. It's lighweight and gives my skin a smoother finish.
I've seen better primers
Arnela from Florida
All in all, it does do the job, but it is very important to know what you want to achieve and what can this primer do for you. If you are looking for a primer that will smooth your pores and your skin to prepare it for a foundation, this is a good primer, but I can't say I'm satisfied with how it blends with the foundation. There is a way that my dry skin is the issue since it doesn't really mix well with it. Also wouldn't recommend this to be used every day and not on the entire face, possibly only the t-zone.
Linds from Louisville , Kentucky
I've never used face primer before , I tried this one and absolutely loved the difference it made with my pores. I will say that if you use cheap brushes to apply it will get spotty. When I used my nice brushes it was perfectly applied and fixed ❤️
I would buy this again
Lavonne from New Philadelphia, Ohio
I love this product. Too pricey, but I put it on before I apply my makeup. It goes on so smooth.
Worse primer I've ever tried
kkate7617 from Destin
It made my skin so dry, I had to use double of what I'd normally use of foundation. The result was way too cakey. I guess I could've used more primer, anymore would be half the tube and it's tiny!!! Not worth the money. I'd rather use elf for less than $10. Will be returning it tomorrow
By far my favorite
Ariel c ✌🏼 from Texarkana Texas
I absolutely love this primer. Only thing I wish is that it came in a bigger size.
Love it !
Key 🎀 from Tyler, TX
I love this primer, when you're a cheerleader there is absolutely no way to dodge the sweat but this product right here kept my makeup at bay and also looked good. It's a lil thick but once you press it into the skin your pores disappear and somewhat mattifies the skin. Pricy but worth it !
makes my skin look younger
Ale from Washington
I loooooove this product, it has a "blur" effect on the skin, I have suuuper sensitive skin and had no issues, looks amazing, feels light and not greasy nor dry, just perfect. makes my skin look healthy and younger, IN LOVE!
my favorite pore primer
Julissa from California
I have been using this primer since i was a sophomore in high school and am now in college. it has been my holy grail primer for my pours in my t-zone. absolutely love.
Bought this as a gift
Ali from California
It's nice and satin finish didn't have problem with product ever. As a matter of fact it's a gift for someone else but I've tried this product handful of times since my high school years and I'm currently 24. Self explanatory.
Not worth the money
Harperchic from SoCal
I purchased this on sale and glad I did. Still not worth the sale price. Not sure what the hype over this primer is. It does literally nothing to minimize pores. I prefer Smashbox photo finish primer. I definitely would not recommend this product.