Thursday, January 6, 2011

Benefit Porefessional

I must say, I am somewhat of a primer-phobe.  I think it stems from the fact that I am very acne prone and don't like to use too much on my skin for fear of breaking it out.  This means that for the first several months I only used Porefessional as a touch up product.
Porefessional is a mattifier that helps to disguise the appearance of pores.  It definitely has a siliconey feeling, much like Smashbox's primer.  It is lightly colored beige, but I don't think it really translates on to the skin.  It has a slight scent which I find to be pleasant, but scent sensitive people be forewarned.
It comes is squeeze tube packaging which is nice and sanitary for the germaphobes of the world.  You get a decent amount of product. I would say it should last at least several months with daily use.
 Here is a blob on my hand, to show color and texture.

Porefessional can be used two ways.  One is as a mattifying touch up.  This is how I originally used it. I would pat a small amount over any shiney areas, and, I must say, the result was amazing. It really did disguise pores and mattify.  The effect lasts several hours as well.  I did finally break down and try it as a primer. It cooperates really well with my Chantecaille Future Skin founation and keeps me from getting shiney.  This lasts a little bit longer than using it as a touch up does.

Overall, I would highly recommend anyone who suffers from shine or large pores give this product a try.

Here you can see it blended out on my hand.

Disclaimer: I received this product for reviewing purposes from the company. This in no way influenced my opinion on the product.

This product can be purchased here.  Note: this is an affiliate link.