Beauty, Makeup

The Porefessional Primer

Benefit is one of my favorite brands at Sephora. I think they have some really fun, innovative products, and I appreciate that they’re less expensive than some other brands at Sephora. Recently, I tried Benefit’s The POREfessional Face Primer, which seems to be a very polarizing product among beauty bloggers. This primer can be purchased at Sephora for $31.

This primer is supposed to smooth skin and reduce the look of pores. It also contains Vitamin E which is great for skin. Now, I don’t really have overly large pores, so it’s hard for me to judge that, but I do love primers that smooth since I have some acne scars. I thought that this worked really well. It feels quite silky and definitely smoothed my skin. It also is oil-free which is great for acne-prone skin. I’ve used it under several different foundations, and it seems to perform well for me no matter if the foundation is dry in formulation or luminous. The reason I test primers with different types of foundations is because some primers that have a silky texture (like this one) don’t always work well with foundations that have similar textures. So, adding two silky products might cause skin to look overly oily and they may melt off during the day which would make them less long-lasting. However, that did not seem to be the case with this product. It performed well with several different foundation formulas.

Will I purchase the full size when my two deluxe samples are used up? Probably not. There are just so many primers out there and this one isn’t amazing. However, I did like it and it’s not terribly expensive for a primer, especially since a little goes a long way. So, I definitely recommend it for people who are in the market for a smoothing primer.

Have you tried this one? What’s your favorite primer? Be sure to let me know in the comment section.

Thanks for reading!

-XO Tiffy

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9 thoughts on “The Porefessional Primer”

  1. I had really high hopes for this one but didn’t work out for me at all 😦 my skin is combination (very oily nose) and I have large pores. I gave this one 2 or 3 tries before throwing it away. It made me even oilier and didn’t smooth my pores at all! I’m still looking for a primer that will help me conceal my pores and regulate my oil 😦

      1. many people have mentioned me those Makeup Forever primers that have names such as ‘Step 1’, I do want to try one of them but I don’t know which one. Any suggestions? 🙂

      2. They do all say Step 1 but the one in the dark grey container is Mattifying. At the bottom, it says Mattifying Primer and I think that might be the best option of the bunch for oily skin 🙂 Good luck!

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