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The Pore Blurring Expert: Benefit the Porefessional Primer

Hey all beauty geeks!!! Today I am going to review Benefit the Porefessional Primer. It is one of the most popular primers we have in the beauty world. Though primer is not a necessity for everyone, some of us do need to take their help due to changes in skin texture over years. I have both oily skin and some open pores. Lets find out whether Benefit the Porefessional Primer is true to its claims.

About Benefit the Porefessional Primer:
‘Quickly minimize 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. ‘
Price: $31.00 (Appx. INR 2000/-)
My Take on Benefit the Porefessional Primer:
Benefit Porefessional Primer comes in a very pretty plastic tube which is greenish blue in color. The tube has a black cap to shut it tightly. I love Benefit’s packaging for most of it’s products and this primer is no different. The nozzle of the tube is perfectly sized and dispenses the right amount of product. The packaging is very hygienic, cute and travel friendly. Full marks for that!!!

Benefit Porefessional is marketed as a balm-type product that blurs pores and other imperfections. The texture is very consistent with the balm description. It is ultra smooth and lightweight. The directions ask you to dab the primer on the skin and not rub it. It gives a silky and smooth finish to the skin. Though it comes in a skin like shade, it does not add any color whatsoever to the face. So, it is perfect for all skin tones and complexions. It will not darken pale skin or wash out deeper skin tones.

As far as oil-controlling abilities are concerned, it works nicely. However, you do need to wear an oil-free foundation and a mattifying powder for ultimate experience. Benefit Porefessional primer seems to keep my face fresh for an average of 5-6 hours and will need a quick dab for lasting the entire day. Though it contains silicones, it has never broken me out. May be I am not sensitive to silicones or I make sure to completely remove my makeup every time I wear this primer.

Pros of Benefit the Porefessional Primer :
- Lightweight and silky texture.
- Absorbs easily.
- Gives a smooth finish to the skin.
- Blurs pores and fine lines to an extent.
- Can be used both pre and post makeup application.
- Does not leave any residue or white cast on the face.
- Helps in controlling oil.
- Works for 5-6 hours.
- Small quantity required.
- Convenient and hygienic packaging.

Cons of Benefit the Porefessional Primer :
- Will not completely hide very evident pores.
- May break out some people.
- Blurring effect partially depends on other makeup products as well.
- Unavailable in India.

Recommendation: Open pores can only be dealt with a dedicated skin care routine. However, Benefit Porefessional Primer does help in blurring them to quite an extent. Extremely light weight and smooth texture, it gives your skin a silky finish. If you are struggling with open pores, do give Benefit the Porefessional Primer a try. It may be the answer to your skin woes.

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