Benefit the POREfessional +FOTD Review

Hi beauties! Here’s another review to enjoy!

I received this as a Christmas present from my younger Brother together with the Benefit Bella Bamba Blusher that I will review soon. If you have seen my previous FOTD with my LOllylens review here, this is one of the products that I used to get that clear and flawless look.

pore fessional by benefit

Benefit Porefessional – described as…

Quickly minimize the appearance of pores & fine lines for smoother-than-smooth skin! Apply this silky, lightweight balm alone, under or over makeup. Translucent, oil-free formula complements all skintones and helps makeup stay put. Contains a Vitamin E derivative, known to protect skin from free radicals.
benefit porefessional

Size: 22.0 mL / 0.75 US fl. oz.

container benefit porefessional

My Thoughts—

  • It has a nice squeeze tube with narrow opening, it dispenses the right amount of product to use.
  • Foil Sealed to the mouth of the opening, which means Sterile, guaranteed Freshness!
  • Works as a great primer/make-up base, it fairly controls the oil production.
  • Foundation goes on smoothly and easily, especially on thick creamy type
  • It smoothens out fine lines on forehead and pores on my problem areas, almost creates a ‘blur’ on my skin.
  • It has a light flesh tint that blends well while it blurs the pore surface leaving a powdery finish
  • It has a lightly flesh colored tint but transparent when blended in.
  • It dries super smooth and has a matte velvety finish
  • It doesn’t break my skin out. No allergies, No zittage!
  • Very lightweight and non-greasy. Makes my skin look perfectly smooth
  • You will only need a tiny amount to go a long way.


  • It has silicone content, if you’re allergic to this ingredient; this is definitely not for you.
  • It contains a tiny floral scent that goes off easily upon application. Tiny scent is a bit bothersome for other people but I find it nice =)
  • The tube is a bit narrow with a fair amount of product, though I would love it even more if it is in a BIG Bottle with a lot more content.
  • For Dry or very Dry skin, it may cause a little dryness , so make sure you prep your skin with moisturizer.

4 benefit porefessional on my skin

5 after i apply benefit porefessional

I love this primer! It definitely makes a difference on my visible pores and fine lines. I wouldn’t say that my pores vanished instantly instead it is pretty minimized. I just love how it blurs and disguises my fine lines on my forehead, and the pores on my cheeks while it leaves my skin feeling smooth thus making the foundation go on easily. It is definitely a multi-purpose product.
I would recommend this to someone who is looking for good results, suffering with large pores and conscious on fine lines.


  • Prepare your skin by applying a GOOD moisturizer, as it can dry some areas.
  • Pat a small amount of product on where the pores and fine lines are; gently blend the product in a circular motion.
  • I recommend applying this with clean fingers only. Avoid using it with a sponge or brush if you want to avoid wastage.
  • Blend until the product dissolves into the skin and makes your skin have that powdery smooth texture.
  • You may opt to apply more product on areas that oil up easily/has visible pores then lesser on areas that aren’t really problematic.
  • I suggest to apply this on areas needed instead of applying on your whole face as it can dry some areas easily especially with a combination skin type.
  • If you’re not suffering from large pores, obvious-looking pores or fine lines, you just need an oil-control primer, like Laura Mercier for non-silicone based or Smashbox Primer for oily skin or Palladio for affordable effective primer.
  • Always test the product before purchase, Do a patch test if you’re not sure with the ingredients.
  • Always remove your makeup and clean your face well before bed time.

6 benefit porefessional on my face

How much and where to purchase? available locally for PHP 1,600 at Benefit, Greenbelt 5 Makati


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