Thursday 23 January 2014

Benefit POREfessional primer review

Benefit's The POREfessional £24.50 / 20ml*

"Quickly minimise 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 skin tones and helps makeup stay put. Contains a Vitamin E derivative, known to protect skin from free radicals." Benefit

I was lucky enough to win this product from Benefit's Facebook page part of their 2013 Christmas Advent. They asked who our superhero was and I said my mum said said she is porefect. A little cheesy I know but I won due to it. It came pretty quickly but I had to go pick it up at my local P/O due to the size of the box it came in. I was so shocked when I opened the box, I couldn't believe I had the full size and not a travel size/ sample. 
I had been looking for a primer due to buying a new foundation and loads of beauty bloggers on Twitter had recommended it to me so I was excited to get 'stuck in'. You can click here to find out how to apply it.

When I opened it up and put a swatch on my hand I wasn't sure if it was going to work for me, it was a lot lighter than my skin tone and didn't expect it to blend well but I was mistaken, it blended so well and made my skin look pretty flawless, a little like I had slightly photoshopped my face, I could easily get away with only wearing the primer and no foundation. It blurs the pores and impurities like lines and wrinkles on the face.
I honestly believe it looks better in 'real life' than pictures, a picture I took afterwards I could see my pores but in the mirror I could not. I have pretty bad pores on my nose and this covered them right up. It left my face feeling velvetly, soft and smooth.

The main problem I found with the primer is if I don't use a make-up remover, cleanser and toner I do break out over my cheeks and this is why I haven't added any pictures for this post. I'm not happy with my skin at the moment due to it. It was fine at first, I had been wearing it on and off for three weeks with no breakout till I fell asleep with it on. I wouldn't recommend this to people who don't have a pore problem as this can make you break out. 
1) Product 2) Semi rubbed in / blended 3) Completely rubbed in / blended leaving a matte finish.

Many others believe porefessional is amazing. POREfessional is the UK's best-selling primer and has many beauty awards including "Best Pore Minimising Primer" from Social and Personal 2012, "Best Porefector" from Woman and Home Beauty awards 2013 and many more. 

Have you tried POREfessional before?  
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  1. I love this product and I am only going by reviews as I have to try it, I actually got a free sample from my local boots. I am so excited to try it as I have big pores on my cheeks. Thanks for the review!

    Georgie xx

  2. What a shame it caused you a break out, sounds like it was perfect otherwise. Maybe better over the top of a foundation to create a barrier? Great win! Andrea -

  3. This product looks like it works really well.

  4. Its such a shame this breaks you out. For me, it's the only primer I've ever found that does what a primer is meant to.
    Sarah | Some Sparkle and Shine

  5. I really couldn't live without this product :D

    Louise x

    Confessions of a Secret Shopper

  6. I've never been able to get along with this, it just didn't do it for me but I know so many others that swear by it. Such a shame it broke you out though xx

    Charli | Secrets Behind The Closet Door

  7. this looks great , i would love to have some spare pennies to treat myself , not been shopping since before xmas , lol x

  8. Wow it blended perfectly with your skin! I hope to one day find something like this that won't make my skin look chalky.