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Pair this pore-zapping balm with Benefit’s eye brightening Ooh La Lift for an all-over radiant complexion.

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Of all the beauty minefields out there, visible pores are one of the trickiest to dodge. Foundation alone doesn'’t do the trick, which is why we turn to this translucent balm to shrink the appearance of our pores. The silky, oil-free formula diffuses pores and fine lines for an “airbrushed” finish, and it goes on sheer, leaving skin smoother and more even. We can use it as a primer in the mornings or as a touch-up treatment throughout the day. Perfect T-zone, here we come.

How to Use

As a primer, apply a fine layer on clean or moisturized skin, starting from the center of your face and working outwards. Pat to blend. Feel free to use for midday touch-ups too — just dab a pea-size amount over your makeup and blend.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Deserves to be tried

My sister recommended this product to me (I had been using Smashbox's Photo Finish primer for a few years). This product is AMAZING! By far the best from Benefit. It's incredibly smooth on the face and doesn't give you a greasy feeling. I usually wear under foundation but somedays I wear it alone - it's that good! Makes me feel delicate and clean.

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I love the POREfessional

This is basically a makeup primer that doubles up because it seriously reduces the visibility of pores. Ever since trying it, I don't go a day without putting this on under my makeup. You can also put it on during the day as needed too!

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poor mininmizer

really good product, leaves a nice smooth soft apperence.

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good stuff, but nothing different
Sampled

I think that this was a good product -- it really did make my pores invisible and make my skin look very smooth. That being said, I think this is pretty much what each one of these products does. Makeup Forever's primer, as well as most other primers I've ever used, do the exact same thing.

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great product.

not sure how it works, but it really does minimize pores and allow makeup to go on much more smoothly. i've used this product for a couple of years and will continue to do so!

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Great

This was a nice primer, felt smooth to apply it. Loved how well it worked for me!

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Not sure

I tried the product, but did not see any real results or change in the appearance of my pores. I liked the feel of the product though, it goes on smooth and does not feel greasy or heavy and you can easily put make up on on top of it.

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Reminded me of smooth silica

This product had a great feel, very soft and smooth. However, I didn't like it. While it seemed to cover my pores a bit, it did nothing for wrinkles (I understand it had no claim to help them). As my winkles are more noticeable than my pores, I'd rather have a product that attacks my bigger problem.

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Great product

I liked the product, the texture was silky and nice, but my pores are already pretty small so I didn't notice much difference

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Very effective

Great primer, definitely reduces the appearance of pores, but I'm more impressed with the way it holds my foundation in place through the day.

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