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The Porefessional Face Primer

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CLAIM TO FAME: A skin-smoothing balm with a silky finish that blurs the look of imperfections

FAST FACTS: Quickly minimizes the look of pores and fine lines; helps makeup stay put; protects from free radicals with vitamin E derivative; oil-free translucent formula complements all skin tones; lightweight primer can be used under or over makeup and on its own

PERFECT FOR: Oily to combination skin

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March 17, 2017
”Love that it’s: “Only a small bit needed””
”I had oily skin (particularly on my forehead) for so long and didn’t know how to treat it. I tried this primer and from the first use, my skin wasn’t oily at all. Only use a small bit and it lasts from 7am to 7pm easily. I will be buying in bulk!”
–ANNIEJ (from benefitcosmetics.com/US)

WHAT YOU GET: (1) The Porefessional Face Primer

Prime in the A.M. Apply a thin layer of this PRO balm to clean, lightly moisturized skin. Using fingertips, pat lightly from the center of the face moving outward. Apply makeup as usual. Reapply whenever pores come out of hiding. Pat delicately over makeup and blend.


Founded by successful models-turned-makeup artists Jean and Jane Ford, Benefit was built on the premise that “makeup doesn’t have to be serious to look good.” For the twin Fords, laughter was always the best cosmetic, a belief they infused into each of their products from the get-go. Just check out the quirky packaging and cheeky labels that accompany Benefit’s beauty boosters and you’ll get the drift! Today, the mega-brand is known for its insta-pretty solutions and ever-playful approach to beauty.

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Top Reviewer
  • Skin Type Combination
  • Skin Tone Medium
  • Facial Features Morena
  • Age 27

Could do better

This product has been the OG holy grail primer of a lot of people I know. Sadly, it didn’t work for me. While it does wonders on hiding my pores and provides a smooth foundation finish, what I noticed is that it can’t “hold” my liquid foundation for too long. It looks as if the foundation slips right off. At first I thought it was the foundation itself, or that I was having oil control issues, but when I switched primers or didn’t use a primer at all, I found that my foundation looked better and lasts longer. Not worth the buy. There are so many cheaper alternatives that would offer a lot more.

about 2 months ago
Top Reviewer
  • Skin Type Combination
  • Skin Tone Fair
  • Age 23

Holy grail Primer!!

I really really love this primer! No wonder why it’s been loved my many. I have a combination skin which leans toward to oily than dry. So I use this a ls a base for my makeup. It really covers my pores and would really keep me face looking fresh!! I won’t oil much with this and I really love the texture of this primer. Only downside is that it’s pricey but definitely worth it!

about 2 months ago
Top Reviewer
  • Skin Type Combination
  • Skin Tone Fair
  • Facial Features Chinita
  • Age 45

it's magic!

This is one of the best products ever invented. Firstly, a tiny bit goes a long way. Secondly, it is non-greasy and gives a powdery feel and finish on the skin. I wore it for 10 hours and no need for repowdering nor blotting sheets! And it is beige in color, which sorts of gives a blemish balm function, hiding the pores. This is amazing! Rating: AA++

2 months ago
  • Skin Type Combination
  • Skin Tone Medium
  • Facial Features Morena
  • Age 19

lasts long

Definitely worth the price. Lasts me over a year. Blurs our the pores and makes it feel super smooth. Only down side to this is it turns into a powder and clumps up if you apply it on dry / cracked skin. Plus, if you’re super oily you might have to re-apply throughout the day.

3 months ago
  • Skin Type Oily
  • Skin Tone Fair
  • Facial Features Mestiza
  • Age 28

Best primer indeed!

I know Benefit is quite pricey so I was very happy to have a tester of this primer as a freebie. And it was soooo amazing! It’s so smooth on my skin and it’s not sticky. I didn’t fear that my face would cake, or that I would have a breakout. My skin felt supple and moisturized, and it indeed lessened the appearance of my pores. It felt like applying clouds on my face because it was so soft and easy to apply. I’d save up for this one for sure! Got a lot of events this December!

5 months ago
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  • Skin Type Oily
  • Skin Tone Medium
  • Facial Features Morena
  • Age 23

Best primer ever!!!!!

Aaaahhhh. I bought the work kit from Benefit first so I could try four of their products. Luckily, porefessional is included in the kit so I got to try it! I fell in love the first time i used it. 1) It really mattifies my super oily face. 2) It minimizes the appearance of my pores. 3) It makes my makeup lasts longer! It's pricey but it's worth it! Buying this again!

6 months ago

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