The POREfessional by Benefit | Review

August 12, 2013

Hey guys! I hope everyone had a great weekend!


Today I will be reviewing Benefit’s The POREfessional primer. Cute name right?


There are so many primers out there with tons of claims, and I figured I would get down to the nitty-gritty with this particular primer.

Before we get started, I have oily, sensitive skin–my pores are not the biggest out there, but they are barely there noticeable. So just keep that in mind as I’m reviewing this product.



The POREfessional




Price: $30.00

Size: 22.o mL / 0.75 US fl. oz.

Color: Light cream



Overall Application | It’s very simple and easy to apply, I use my fingers in a patting motion over my “problem” areas working outwards. My skin felt soooo smooth! My gosh! Smoother than a baby’s bottom!!! šŸ™‚ It makes foundation application a lot smoother too.


Overall Color | At first glance it looks like a light creamy, beige-y color, but when applied it goes on translucently. So it’s a universal primer for every skin tone.


Overall Formula | Very creamy and silky-smooth, it does an amazing job at minimizing my pores and it’s oil-free so it does great controlling my oily skin. It’s very lightweight, so it can also be worn alone, and you won’t “feel” it. 
Overall Packaging | Very travel friendly packaging and super cute! It has a twist on cap, so no worries about spillage. It’s fairly sleek and small, easy to fit anywhere.


Overall Scent | The scent is not a bad one, personally, I really like it–and I’m sensitive to smells! It’s almost like a light baby powder type of scent.


Overall Wear | This particular primer can be worn underneath makeup and can be touched up throughout the day. I have found that I didn’t need any touching up as the day went on. I also didn’t need to blot or apply powder as often due to my oiliness. It felt amazing on my skin and I didn’t break out with it.

I also did notice my foundation last on longer without my redness peeking through or it “wearing” off.



Final Thoughts


I have been testing this primer for 2 weeks now, and I have fallen in love with it! šŸ™‚ Due to the fact that it controls my oiliness so well throughout the day, and I don’t have to blot or powder my face like I used to (3-4 times a day, depending on how long I have been wearing makeup.)

I recommend this primer to anyone who is looking to control shine and the size of their pores. It really does work wonders!

I don’t see myself going a day without this!



Would I repurchase?

Absolutely! Anything to control my shiny face!!




There you have it, I hope you found this helpful and enjoyed this post!

Thanks for stopping by, until next time!



Do you guys have a holy grail primer?



xoxo, Lily



Daily Tidbits…


-I think I have made it a habit to listen to the same station on Pandora while I blog.


-We were out of town this weekend, you know what that means—UNPACKING! Such a pain, even if it’s only two bags!


-I have been loving Honey Nut Cheerios lately. <—Random much!?!


-I’m so excited football season is finally here!! Who do you guys cheer for?? <—Yes, I’m a complete girly girl, but I LOVE football—my husband loves that I can actually sit and watch ESPN with him and actually KNOW a little bit of what’s going on. šŸ™‚



Disclaimer: I used my Birchbox points to purchase this primer–all thoughts and opinions expressed, are MY own honest reviews. All pictures were taken by me. Also keep in mind, that what works for me, may not work for everyone.


If you are interested in Birchbox–click here!

*I get extra points for referring friends*


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