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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.
I was encouraged by all of the positive reviews, so I tried porefessional from my local Benefit counter and was thoroughly disappointed. The product did not work for me. I have combination skin and my makeup usually wears off of my T-zone by the end of the day. Porefessional went on very easily and felt satin-like. There was no discernable difference between the days I wore the porefessional and the days I did not use the product. It also has a very strong fragrance, if you have sensitive skin or are sensitive to strong fragrances, you may want to steer clear.1
I love most everything from Benefit, so was surprised that I'm not really a fan of this stuff. I just didn't see a significant difference after using it for a couple of weeks.1
I was not a fan of this at all. I decided to try this instead of my usual primer and I was so disappointed that I washed it off and started again with my regular primer. The consistency is odd - kind of like spackle - the way other reviewers described it. Also, my skin immediately felt dry and had a weird greyish tint. Not the product for me.1
This stuff is awesome. I have combination skin, so its hard to find a product that works all over, and leaves my skin feeling primed perfectly for makeup - or just by itself. The first time I used it, i got many compliments on how soft and matte my skin looked. I definitely plan to purchase this product in the future.1
This superfine, silky grit goes on basically like translucent spackle. Perhaps it helps smooth things out for others under the rest of their beauty routine, but it just made a mushy mess on my face, interfering with the texture of my other makeup. I do not at all see how this product would be useful to wear on its own. It is one of the few Birchbox products I've ditched before using it up.1
I tried this product first under my beauty balm and it did smooth my skin but not to a point where it would be needed with a beauty balm. I was excited to try it with my regular foundation but the color of the product somehow interacted with the color of my foundation and made my skin look more orange than it should have. I definitely will not purchase.
I personally don't have issues with pores so this may not be a product for me at all.
It may work well for someone with large pores and moist skin. Unfortunately, I have neither. When I put my "dewey" makeup on top of it, it flaked and got wierd. I think the packaging was a bit excessive as well. Just not for me.1
I was very disappointed with this product. I had very high hopes for it, but it made my very oily/acne prone skin feel clogged. It also made my makeup become pilled and very visable. Def not a good product for my skin type!!1
This is great for mattifying and minimizing pore appearance but it smells like cheap perfume. I prefer my makeup to be unscented.1
I liked the result this gave, but it caused me to breakout both times I used it. Wah! For those without acne prone skin, this may produce great results.1