Review: Benefit The Porefessional.

Benefit Porefessional £23.50 for 22ml

I bought this a while ago very impulsively whilst buying a packet of aspirin in Boots (that’s what happens when you put the Benefit counter too close to the till, Picadilly Circus Boots!).
I remember when this first came out a year or two ago, I had really wanted to buy it but for some reason never really got round to it. I own quite a few primers that I rarely use as I don’t think they really work for me.

I saw a work colleague using this a few months ago and put it back on my list of wants. It’s different from any other primer I own, it’s a beige colour and seems to really help to even out tone whilst also minimising pores. I have quite a few red blemishes on my face which can be hard to cover, it’s a shame as where I don’t have blemishes my skin is rather good but I do have to apply a heavy coverage foundation all over.
I bought Porefessional to help cover these blemishes and overall, give me a healthier looking skin tone.

I usually pat this on around my nose, cheeks and chin – the areas which cause the most problems due to blemishes and large pores. I feel that this primer absorbs in really well to give such a smooth surface to apply foundation to (although you can use this alone).
I also find it hides a lot of the redness, whilst also not drying my skin.
After a few uses, I found I got a few blemishes but I think this was more down to me not taking my makeup off properly – I was going through a lazy stage! I’m not always that bad.

Overall, I do think this is a great primer for leaving a smooth, soft base. It smooths over pores and blemishes well, and I find my complexion looks a lot better on days when I chose to use this.
I think the price is pretty typical for a Benefit product, I do think it’s worth the price – the tube looks quite small but you really only need a tiny amount. I’ve been using this every day for a few weeks now and you can’t really see a difference in the tube.

You can see me wearing this primer in this post.