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Average: 3.4 (5 votes)

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Written on Friday, May 19, 2017

Hello everybody! I’ve been using The Porefessional for almost two years. By the way, I’ve never actually bought a full sized product, as the mini sized one is always given in the beauty boxes, or a as a sachet-present while buying some products at the stores. There was just no reason for me to buy it, as I constantly have either a sachet or a mini.

If I receive "They're REAL!" mascara, in a beauty box, I always grunt about how much I’m fed up with it, but if I receive this minimizer, I’m always happy. This tube is actually the last I’ve got, so I'm trying to use it economically. I hope that soon I’ll get it as a present somewhere again. Smile

The packaging of the product is of pleasant to the touch matte plastic with a picture of a police-girl, who is probably on the look-out for our enlarged pores.

The texture and the color.

Visually the balm is dark, but it has no color on your face. It can be applied either before or after the moisturizing cream, foundation or BB cream. It can also be applied solo with no cosmetics.

I use it as a classical foundation primer. Texture-wise the balm is silicony and pleasant to the touch.


On the face

Conclusion. In terms of the effectiveness, The Porefessional balm is a good product among the other pore minimizers. It fills them up and makes less visible.

Actually, my pores aren't very big. Average, I'd say. They can be seen, if you look close. But us as women are always on the lookout for the ideal "pore-minimizing" look.

The product doesn’t clog my pores nor provokes acne. 

It stays on my face the whole day. Foundation products or BB creams stay well on it and don’t move.

On the official site they say:

What it is:

A professional balm that minimizes the appearance of pores. Quickly minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines and help makeup stay put with this priming phenomenon. The silky and lightweight formula can be worn under makeup to create a smoother-than-smooth canvas or used throughout the day to mattify shine and touch up problem areas. It’s so translucent, no one will know you’re wearing anything!

Well, it’s not actually true. It won’t make your problematic skin flawless. It will fill in the pores, but won’t hide any post acne spots. The unpleasant acne scars can only be removed by special treatment of the inner reasons of the acne outbreak. And nothing else.

I don’t think I’ll ever buy the full sized product of 45 ml, because of three reasons:

  • It’s expensive. Very expensive!
  • I’m not sure that I can use a 45 ml tube within the expiration date.
  • It’s not the most important product in a beauty bag. It isn't necessary to worry so much about pores.

Made in the USA

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Nataly recommends Benefit POREFessional Face Primer

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Type: Face Primer
Brand: Benefit
Category: Make-Up
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