Benefit The POREfessional

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.

Benefit The POREfessional
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are you sure this wasn't a PEEL?

Crazy - as I massaged in this pore "balm" - my skin would ball up like I was putting on a PEEL. Not the feeling you would want right before putting on make-up.

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It's ok

Not my favorite primer. But it's ok, I will use it for travel, but will not be purchasing the full size

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No difference

I didn't see any difference in my pore size after using this. It also just works okay for me as a primer. It doesn't keep down the shine on my face like my current one does, and doesn't seem to extend my make up wear.

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Not a fan

I really disliked this product, i use a different pore minimizer that actually works and going to this was just bad! The texture was smooth, but it just left a residue in my pores that looked awful.

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Just Ok

The consistency really surprised me with how light and easy it applied. It blended very well. Unfortunately i didn't notice a big change in my pores

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Not for me

I have large pores but this only dulled the shine on my face/nose. It did not actually make them disappear or even look less noticeable. The product color was very light and perahps this caused the product to stand out instead of hide my pores.

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Strange texture when on

I do like that this is tinted and it applies pretty well, but you really need to have exfoliated well before using. I have pretty smooth skin, but every section I used this on it left a flaky residue, which made it difficult to apply any foundation or tinted moisturizer on afterwards. I've used other primers that do the same thing, while some don't. Usually love Benefit, but wouldn't purchase this product.

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Disappointed

I love so many of Benefit's products, but this one does not live up to its claim. I do have larger pores, and was very hopeful this would be a new part of my routine.

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It didn't work

The only thing good about this product is that it left my skin feeling really silky smooth afterwards. I only used it on my nose because that's where my larger pores are but the product didn't work at all which was a disappointment.

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Just not applicable for my skin type

I just don't have big pores so I don't feel like I can review this effectively.

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