One of the products that I keep mentioning on my blog and consider a #musthave while traveling is Benefit’s POREfessional – so it was about time I did a full review.
Benefit describes this as a “PRO balm to minimize the appearance of pores” but I consider it a multi-tasking primer. Upon application, the skin is evened out and your pores become almost invisible. Even the lightest foundation will apply really well and give you an airbrushed look.
But my favorite part about this product is it really makes your makeup stay put! Even in the unforgiving Dubai humidity or a long-night out, I come back with a perfectly done-up face with no fading.
I apply this after moisturizing and then layer any foundation I’m wearing for the day on top. The product itself is unlike any moisturizer or lotion you may have used and has a dry, rubbery consistency. The flesh-toned paste disappears easily on the skin but it can be a little finnicky to apply evenly. I prefer application with my fingers but a duo brush like MAC’s 187 also works well.
For many years I didn’t bother using a primer but since trying out POREfessional, I never have my makeup bag without it. I know I’ll definitely be packing this along for the summer wedding season!
What: Benefit the POREfessional
Why: A #musthave primer
Where: All major retailers including Faces and Sephora
How much: AED 129 / USD 29
Pros: Lightweight, natural wearing formula
Cons: A little difficult to apply
Rating: 4.5 stars
Dollz Tip: Apply a light layer of POREfessional under your eyes to brighten under-eye circles and prime for concealer application.