When you enter 30’s, you feel happy that you are finally relieved from acne but the open pores is another pain in the neck that refuses to leave even after many years. I have open pores on the sides of my nose and regular usage of toners has helped them to an extent but I prefer hiding them before applying makeup. I picked up Benefit Porefessional which is supposed to do magic for pores. Really? Let’s see.
Benefit Porefessional Review
Price: Rs. 2300 approx
What it is:
A professional balm that minimizes the appearance of pores.
What it does:
Quickly minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines and help makeup stay put with this priming phenomenon. The silky and lightweight formula can be worn under makeup to create a smoother-than-smooth canvas or used throughout the day to mattify shine and touch up problem areas. It’s so translucent, no one will know you’re wearing anything!
What else you need to know:
The oil-free formula contains vitamin E, which is known to protect skin from free radicals.
-To prime in the morning: Apply a thin layer of this PRO balm to moisturized skin from the center of the face outward. Wait a few seconds and apply makeup as usual or wear alone.
-To touch up over makeup: If pores come out of hiding, pat delicately over makeup on problem areas and blend. Remember, just a dab’ll do ya!
-To smooth on a brighter face: Give your POREfect complexion an instant perk-me-up! Layer the POREfessional smoothing balm over “That Gal” Brightening Face Primer.
-To lock down your look: To help foundation stay put, always start with the POREfessional. Then blend Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow from the center of the face, out. Skin will look smooth and flawless all day long.
-To spot-conceal: Apply the POREfessional over blemishes, then blend Boi-ing on top. It’ll keep skin looking smooth and lock the industrial-strength concealer in place.
– To rock the photo op: Prime face with the POREfessional to minimize the look of pores and mattify skin. Apply your favorite Benefit makeup products…then reapply the POREfessional. The lens will love you!
It comes in a long and sleek tube with a screw cap. The nozzle is tiny enough to dispense just the right amount of the product. There are 3 sizes on this primer available. I prefer the 22ml as it would at least last 2- 3 months with regular usage.
The cream is in skin color and blends easily, goes invisible. It instantly reduces open pores and my skin feels much better. It gives a subtle glow and just powder or top would suffice to keep the face fresh whole day.
It acts as a fantastic base for makeup and helps my skin remain shine free for more than 6 hours except for the extremely oily areas like the nose in hot conditions.
I find this to be a perfect product for the summers when my open pores are more visible. I need very little product as I use it only on the problematic areas so one tube definitely lasts 3 months. It is an expensive product but totally worth it
Pros Of Benefit Porefessional:
1. Cute and travel friendly packaging
2. Minimizes open pores
3. Keeps skin shine free
Cons Of Benefit Porefessional
I wish it was easily available as it is a great product for oily skin. I have sensitive skin and I did not experience any breakouts or irritation.