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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This product is great, goes on so soft and silky-matte, I can't even do it justice with words. I have another really good primer but it doesn't go on nearly as easily, almost tacky comparatively. Would recommend to anyone, especially if you're like me, large pores, acne scars, and combination skin. Makes me look like I'm not wearing makeup. I love it.

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Like it!

This product is very smooth feeling. I don't have large pores but I do have small fine lines and this product blurred the lines.

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May Have Won Me Over

I've tried other pore-fillers in the past and had decided against adding them to my routine. I didn't make this decision because the product wasn't needed (I have acne scars and some noticeable pores) but because I really wasn't happy with any of the products. After receiving my sample and having been happy with other Benefit products (like a wonderful liquid liner) I decided to give it another go.
Benefit's The POREfessional goes on easily and does a good job of smoothing out any imperfections. I applied it to bare skin so I can't say if it will cause any caking or blend well if applied with foundation, but it gives a very natural look.
The tube is on the extra small side but so is the amount of product needed so it really isn't bad. I am a little concerned about the realities of a product made to fill in pores. Will this clog my pores? Is it going to make me sweat? I also think it's worth noting that this product isn't clear, it's a neutral beige that works great on my light skin (MAC NW13) but I don't know if this would work with darker skin tones.
Overall I'm happy with this product and am going to continue playing with it.

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Just OK

Like many Benefit products, I feel that they are more about the marketing than the quality. This wasn't particularly long-lasting, nor extremely effective. I wouldn't purchase it.

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Pore minimize

Io love this product feels great when you apply. I use it before I apply make up kinda wished the sample size was larger but can't complain I guess
I will definitely be buying this in fu size ????????

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porefessional

Would recommend the product as it went on smoothly under my makeup and making everything look smooth and blemish free. A must try

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Not my Favorite

I had heard so many great things about this primer and was so excited to try it. It smoothes things out really well, but it doesn't have the longevity of other products. By the end of the day, it makes my face store greasy, which other primers do not do. So won't be adding this to my routine.

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Hides pores really well

This product worked really well, though was a bit surprised it came out with a tint (though went on invisibly). I use Smashbox primer already, which I live, but if I didn't I would definitely consider buying a full size of this.

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Made me break out

I liked the product and felt it worked effectively. But it made my skin break out so I will not be using this primer again.

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Great product

This product really reduced the appearance of my pores on my nose. I do not wear foundation and just used this product alone and it worked great!

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