Makeup has quickly become a part of my daily routine again. Don’t get me wrong, I very much enjoy not wearing makeup and having a squeaky clean face, but when I do wear makeup I feel ready for the day. Much like some people who need that cup of coffee to start their day (I need about 4 of those), makeup gives me the extra pep in my step. I keep my makeup routine very simple, under 5 minutes and wear just enough makeup to brighten up my face. I’ve shared my my top six makeup products that I use daily, but I’ve recently reintroduced a product into my routine and wanted to share it with you! Since using this product, I’ve noticed a change in the way my makeup applies, the way my skin looks after applying makeup and the way my makeup looks throughout the day! It’s all thanks to the Benefit POREfessional Primer.
So what’s the Benefit POREfessional Primer? According to Sephora’s website, this products claims to “Quickly minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines and help makeup stay put”. Sounds like magic, right? I’ve been using the primer every time I put on my makeup for over a month now and have noticed a difference in my makeup routine. It’s lightweight and silky in texture and creates a smooth base for you to apply your makeup. Benefit also claims that you can use this primer over top of your makeup to touch up and mattify your skin throughout the day. I haven’t tried this because my skin isn’t oily… which brings me to my next point. This is an oil-free and mattifying product however I don’t find that it dries out my skin. Just for reference, my skin is normal/combination meaning that I don’t suffer from overly dry or oily skin. I sometimes experience an oily t-zone (mostly in the summer) and my under eye area tends to be a a bit dry all year round. This can sometimes make it tricky to apply concealer without it appearing cakey but this primer hasn’t seemed to interfere with my dry spots. In fact, it’s almost prevented my concealer from clinging to those drier areas on my skin.
To use the POREfessional Primer, I simply apply a pea-size amount all over my skin focusing more on the centre of my face and under my eyes. The product has a slight pink undertone to it, however it blends nicely into the skin and becomes almost invisible. After applying the primer, I wait a few minutes (I usually brush my teeth at this point) and follow up with my makeup routine. My skin immediately feels silky and my makeup goes on a lot smoother! It lightly fills in my fine lines and pores however I still have to set my concealer under my eyes to avoid creasing. The Benefit POREfessional Primer is on the pricier side at $42 for 0.75 oz. I wish this product was more affordable however I will say that a little bit of product goes a long way. You may be surprised at how long the tube will actually last you. Speaking of the tube, another great thing about this product is the packaging! I love that the primer is in a tube rather than in a pump dispenser because it allows you to use up every last bit of the product, wasting none!
Overall, I’m very pleased with the Benefit POREfessional Primer! From what I’ve experienced, it has done what it claims! I think it could be great product for those who find that their makeup is enhancing their fine lines and pores and for those who suffer from larger pores in general. I would recommend giving this a try, however it’s so important to remember that everyone’s skin tolerates products differently. So I always recommend sampling a products first. If you’re unable to sample it, check with the beauty retailers return policy! Most stores will allow you to return a product for a full refund if you don’t like your purchase or if it causes an irritation to your skin! With all that said, I hope you do give this a try and that it works for you like it has for me!