15 April 2012

Benefit- The Porefessional Review

Today has been wonderful. I had a lovely day in Bath with Daniel. We went for a yummy brunch at The Cosy Club before my very patient Mr let me look around all of the cosmetics shops in town and didn't complain once. I was very restrained and managed to only buy one little bath bomb from Lush and nothing else :)

A few weeks back, after wonderful service from a lady working on the Benefit counter, I picked up a tube of The Porefessional, one of their most recent offerings. The Porefessional for those who don't know, is a pore minimising primer that you dab on to areas where the pores are visible to instantly hide them. Its like magic!
The primer is designedto be used both on its own to boost confidence on non make-up days or to be worn under/over foundation for an ultra polished look.
The formula is very thick and creamy and you only need a very small amount to cover all problem areas. I'd say I only use a pea sized amount each time (the swatch above would last two days) and that is enough to completely hide any visible pores. Silica in the cream also means that the cream sits in a way that is completely smooth on the face and allows foundation to glide on like a dream over the top without making the area look greasy or unnatural.
At £23.50 per tube this is a pretty pricey purchase but after wearing this primer under my foundation every day since purchasing, I have yet to make much of a dent in the tube so I am confident that The Porefessional will last me a nice long time even with regular use which makes it more than worth the price tag in my mind.

Have you tried The Porefessional? I swear by this primer, do you think it's as good as I do?

Annie x


  1. i haven't found a great primer yet but the reviews sound promising! I might have to try it!


    1. I'd definitely recommend giving it a go. If you go up to a Benefit counter and say you're interested they'll show you how to apply it best and you get to see how it looks and feels on your skin :) xx

  2. I got a small sample of that primer in a birchbox a few months ago. unfortunately, i hated it! I felt like it was really drying and I didn't think it made a very good base for my mineral makeup. :( Oh well. I've tried smashbox photo finish primer as well, and didn't care for that either. Guess I'm not a primer kind of a gal. But I'm happy to see that you like it! :)

    1. Its a shame to hear that you dont like it. I honestly swear by this stuff. I haven't found it drying but I have combination skin thats fairly oily anyway so maybe it varies with skin type? I haven't tried Smashbox primers before but I've heard mixed reviews. Maybe the perfect primer is waiting for you somewhere out there :) xx