Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Review: Benefit The POREfessional Primer


  

There has been a lot of hype about the Benefit The POREfessional primer and so, instead of buying my usual That Gal primer from Benefit- which I love (review here)- I decided to try this one.

The point of a primer: primers are used on top of moisturiser, underneath foundation, in order to keep your makeup on longer and the application of your foundation smoother, and to stop your face from becoming too shiny throughout the day. I swear by primers- they make a huge amount of difference to your makeup- especially its durability.

The Benefit Porefessional states that it will minimise the appearance of fine lines and the appearance of pores. I like that it is oil-free because I have quite oily skin, so this seemed like it would act as a good mattifier. For some reason I expected this to be white coloured. It comes out a nude colour (as you can see in the photo) but when you put it onto your face it’s actually transparent- this means it will suit all skin colours.The first thing I noticed about this primer when applying it was how ridiculous soft it made my skin feel. Like silk, honestly. It's almost too soft for me really- a little bit artificial. Yet with it on, my face looked bright and fresh. 

It did make my pores look less visible but I can’t really comment too much on this aspect of the primer because I do not have very big pores on my face anyway. I expected more of a coverage if i'm honest, but it does work well with foundation over the top, so I would use it as a base rather than on its own. I have not got many lines on my face either, but the ones I do have it did smooth them out, so I was happy with the primer in this respect. 

As I said, I have quite oily skin so the big test for me was whether or not the primer would stop my face from being too shiny and whether it would keep my makeup on all day. I was very impressed with Porefessional in relation to both these things. My makeup stayed put for most of the day without a top-up needed. The lack of oil certainly mattified my face, so much so that I would probably not recommend it to people with dry skin because it does make sure skin look much drier- it's like it sucked out all the oil!

All in all, I liked this primer and it did do a lot of what it promised. I'm not blown away by it however, and can't decide whether I like it more than 'That Gal'- maybe not.

Has anyone else tried Porefessional? What are your thoughts? Does it minimise your pores or diminish the appearance of your lines? I'd love to hear other people's opinions on this!

Price: £23.50

Rosy x

8 comments:

  1. Never tried a primer by Benefit, tend to stick to L'oreal's Studio Secrets primer (when I bother using one). Might re introduce them back into my routine and look at the difference! x

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    1. I've not tried the L'Oreal ones but I think POREfessional is amazing- I'd definitely recommend using a primer- especially if you have oily or combination skin. If you're skin is fine without one then I'm very jealous! xx

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  2. Have had this on this on my to buy list for so long! I have quite oily skin so this sounds like it would be a good option for me too! xx

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    1. It really is amazing, hope you get it soon :) xx

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  3. I bought this last week and I'd never used it before. I have to say I'm really impressed with it, it makes my skin feel like velvet it's so smooth. I am also very oily and I have noticeable pores on my cheeks and although they don't disappear they are so much less noticeable using this xx

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    1. Aw that's great :) It is very soft and makes your skin really smooth- great for applying your makeup over the top. I think it's brilliant for oily skin :) xx

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  4. I tried this primer sometime ago and quite honestly I wasn't hugely impressed I also have very oily skin but I didn't find that it made any difference to it...! Maybe ill give it another try but I think I'm yet to find the 'best' primer that suits my skin..! Great Review!! X

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    1. Oh no, hope you find one that suits you better then, I guess it can't work for every skin type, it just works brilliantly on mine :) xx

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