Benefit Porefessional - A Continued Repurchase

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Whilst rummaging through my collection having a think about what post I wanted to do next I realised that in the 9 months I've been writing my blog I had completely skipped over one of my holy grail items, Benefit's Porefessional Primer. I have to say, in my makeup collection there isn't many items I've repurchased. Some because they will last me forever, some because I didn't like them. This however, is one of the few products I've not only repurchased but bought again three times.

So what makes it so good? For me it's that this product does exactly what I wanted it to, it mattifies, prolongs my makeup AND minimizes the appearance of my pores without feeling the thick or heavy feeling some primers can give on the skin. I must firstly point out that because my skin is pretty normal all over, I only use this product where I get oily which for me is just on my nose and then I either leave the rest of my skin or use something more brightening like the Laura Mercier Radiance Primer. After applying this I usually let it sink in for a few seconds and then instantly notice my pores appear smaller, so much so that when I've forgotten to use it on the odd occasion it's been immediately obvious to me! I use it every single day and always notice my make up sitting a lot nicer on that oily patch of skin and how much longer my foundation stay on.

All in all I'm certain I will always have this in my collection. I've never found a primer as good and as effective on oily patches and although it's expensive at £24.50 for 22ml I will never be without it, it is definitely one of my top five favourite makeup products of all time!

Have you tried this? What's your favourite primer? :) 


  1. I love primers that can minimize pores! Shiseido's Pore Perfecting Primer does just that, thought it is very white, so I wouldn't recommend it unless you have very pale, white skin. It does help a bit with redness though!

  2. i no lot of people who love this, but I just couldn't get on with it! x

  3. Awesome product! I have heard so many things about this product!

  4. I really want to try this!

    Maddy @

  5. I have a sample of this and I am trying my best to make it last. i have no idea what I am going to do when I run out. They do not sell Benefit in South Africa.

    Amina ∞ Oh Just One More

  6. This is just what I need!

  7. This is a great product, great post!
    leyla xx