Benefit The POREfessional Primer Review

November 25th, 2013

Looking for a primer that is just perfect? Well, look no further! Benefit’s POREfessional primer seals the deal :)

Benefit POREfessional Primer

Benefit POREfessional Primer

Claims to be:

PRO balm to minimize the appearance of pores.

  • Oil-free
  • Lightweight
  • Translucent
  • Silky

Product specifics

The full sized product comes in a 22 ml tube with a screw cap, in a retro looking box.

Benefit POREfessional Primer


The Beauty Mantra opinion

Mine is a normal to combination skin and as such it becomes difficult to maintain a perfectly made up skin all day long. The common problems that I face are creases on the eyelids, sliding off of foundation and open oil-oozing pores as the day wears on. I did try several primers in the past but somehow they ended up making my make up look super cakey and with minimal/no effect on the pores.

I have purchased the POREfessional primer after reading some good reviews about it and I do not regret the decision. The product, which is beige in color and silky in texture, once applied blends into the skin very easily and is transparent upon contact with the skin. The pores of my T-zone have literally instantly disappeared and the primer acted as a good canvas for the make up.

Foundation slides on well and blends easily. I have noticed that make up stays on longer than when without a primer, and only needs an occasional touch up of powder. My eye makeup still tends to crease slightly after a few hours but I would have to check the role of the eye shadows used. Having said that, creasing is not as bad as without the primer.

The things I loved about the Benefit POREfessional primer are:

  • Minimised pores – I would actually say disappeared pores!
  • Long wear of make up – stays on throughout a work day with minimal touch ups
  • Silky matte flawless look – of the skin even without make up. I sometime ditch the whole foundation involved make up routine and use only a mineral powder and the skin still looks amazing

Would I repurchase the product?

Yes, totally! Although the Benefit POREfessional is on the expensive side, it does what it claims to do and works wonders to skins with pores.


$53 AUD

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