Benefit Porefessional Primer Review


Benefit’s porefessional primer is a primer that has been
very well hyped on the blogosphere let’s just say. At one point everywhere you
turned up popped a blog post or a video or a makeup tutorial featuring
Porefessional. The primer which is supposed to smoothen your skin and make
pores look smaller and give your skin an overall flawless look sounded right up
my street. It sounded like the perfect miracle product I had been looking for
to hide my ghastly pores. However at £23.50 a bottle I couldn’t quite justify
buying it on a whim, so in January/February time back when the tights and
scarves were on, I took advantage of an ASOS 25% student discount day and took
the plunge. I had words with my pores in the mirror ‘be gone pores, yes you may
be smug now offering your services for people to camp in, but pretty soon you
will be smoothed over by concrete of the makeup variety. Mwahahahaha.’ I can only
be a villain to my pores, because they deserve it.

A few days later Porefessional arrived in a little kit along
with a Erase Paste concealer (great colour for under eye circles but a little
too heavy and creasey for me) and Girl Meets Pearl (nice but too silvery for
me, much prefer Benefit’s Sunbeam which like knickers I won’t leave the house
without on.) So I know I’ve had this tube of primer for a few months now but
it’s only now I feel I’ve finally made my mind up about it. I ummed and ahhhd
for so long but after a bad skin phase for the past few weeks, I feel I’ve made
a decision about Porefessional. In hindsight Porefessional should be the
perfect product for me, but I have to say unlike others it’s not my miracle
product. I didn’t drop on my knees to the makeup gods to thank them for this
invention, I merely nodded. Porefessional yes does hide your pores and yes it
does make your skin smoother but it’s not quite enough for me. Maybe it’s
because I have gigantic pores and an uneven skin texture at the moment so I’m
being particularly picky but it doesn’t 
make me look like I have the skin of a Barbie. Now don’t get me wrong,
this isn’t a negative review, I like the stuff and I use it every day, it’s
good, it works to an extent, I just wish it smoothed a little more. Maybe it’s
my technique of applying, I have three ways, and one is applying before
foundation, next is applying with foundation and finally applying after
foundation. On particularly bad skin days I have to apply under and over

Porefessional makes my skin feel velvety soft and does help
the overall look of my cheeks. I feel it makes my cheeks look a lot more
acceptable, I suppose I’m a bit of a perfectionist and I want everything
covered, which I believe Porefessional does for some people. But I feel that Porefessional
comes into its own when helping with lines on your face. Of course I’m only
just 21 but from several years of giving ‘the look’, rolling my eyes and raising
my eyebrows, I do have lines on my forehead. I apply some Porefessional to them
and ta da they’re gone, it’s like I’m 12 again before I was interested in boys,
make up and Busted. Porefessional is a bit like a polyfiller for your face, if
you have pores on your face that aren’t mini fishing pools then yes I bet this
will give you mannequin skin. Like I said maybe I’m too fussy, but overall I
like Porefessional, it does a good job and makes my skin feel really nice! I
also have to say the tube lasts a long time too, I still haven’t finished my
tube and that’s from a few months ago now. A little really does go a long way!

So let me know do you like Porefessional? How do you apply
it? Any tips? I hope you’ve all had a lovely day, and I’ll speak soo
n J