Today I am going to be writing about a product that not only tops the list of Vogue’s Best Primers, but is also Benefit’s best selling product. The one must-have of every makeup artist and enthusiast – The POREfessional PRO balm by Benefit. I got mine a few weeks ago, and I am hooked to it!
Before I get to the details, I’d like to talk you through the concept of primers and why it is such a must, must-do before applying makeup. A primer is a product that essentially prepares your skin and pores for any kind of makeup, so that :
- Your foundation is easily applicable on the skin and leaves it looking smooth, even, and pore-less.
- Your makeup stays put, for a longer duration.
Tip : For a flawless foundation look, make sure to cleanse and moisturize your face before you apply anything. A clean and moisturized face is fifty percent of the work done. And trust me, you don’t want your efforts and pricey products to go waste over dull and dirty skin!
After cleansing and moisturizing your skin, take a pea-size amount of the POREfessional balm on your finger tip and apply it on the areas where you think your pores need minimization (basically, problem areas). Usually, it’s the forehead, on and around the nose, under the eyes, and the chin. Blend the product using your fingertips, and make sure to not rub it into your skin. Also, although the pack says that you can apply this product over your makeup, by patting it lightly and blending, but I personally prefer to apply it before (under) my makeup, because I feel it works better this way.
I have had an absolutely brilliant experience using this product. Most of the primers I have used are only a tad bit better than my moisturizer, and I was actually looking for something that would focus only on my problem areas, that is mostly my T-zone. The POREfessional balm came to the rescue! It’s silky, lightweight and oil-free texture really made a difference in visibly hiding my problem areas, fine lines and making my foundation look smooth, and airbrushed.
Benefit is known for it’s exciting products, and without a doubt, POREfessional is one of their best creations! It is pricey, yes. But in my opinion, it is worth each penny, and all that hype.
My rating : 9/10
Price : $31 for 0.75 oz
Available in Sephora.