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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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Birchbox Breakdown

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.

CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, DIMETHICONE, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, ISONONYL ISONONANOATE, SILICA, DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, ISODODECANE, PHENOXYETHANOL, POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, FRAGRANCE (PARFUM), MICA, IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), LIMONENE, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, BHT. N° 04932

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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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POREfect!

I haven't worn any sort of concealer/foundation for an eternity, so I was considering giving this away. Instead, I gave it a try this morning and was pleasantly surprised! It was extremely lightweight, had a nice scent, and was very subtle. I might buy some after all!

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Pores? What pores?

I've never used a pore minimizer before, so I didn't know what to expect from Benefit The POREfessional...but I fell in love. It feels amazing when I blend it over my skin - silky and smooth and very light. A little of it goes a long way. My pores didn't disappear, but Benefit The POREfessional did manage to obscure and minimize them. I'm impressed.

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Jessica

I have found a new love for my makeup routine! I received Benefit's POREfessional as a sample in my May Birchbox. I absolutely love this product!! It has a great consistency, coverage, and smell! It made my skin feel silky smooth and covered my pores perfectly. I am definitely buying this in the full size version. Love, love, love this product!

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Very smooth

I liked this product! It is very smooth and lightweight and it doesnt show. I received a sample size, and I only got 3 uses out of the sample so I cannot say 100% it works, but it seems too. If nothing else it works as a primer!

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Love it!

I would never have thought to buy something like this, but I'm enjoying it. It goes on so smoothly and I love the smell. I don't like using any thick foundations or primers, so there's a good chance I'll buy this! I would recommend to anyone.

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Creates a smooth surface for your foundation

I am happy with this product. I used it as a makeup primer and it created a smooth finish on my skin. My makeup glided on.

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Amazing!

I absolutely loved this product. Extremely soft and works great! I was never to try because I have oily skin but it worked great and kept my t-zone looking fresh!

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Not effective

Maybe I didn't use enough, but it didn't really cover my pores. I didn't feel cakey or greasy, but I didn't want to put more than I already had on my face to see the pores "minimized".

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