Benefit the POREfessional Primer Review

While most of the beauties were busy shopping bag loads of stuff from Nykaa’s Valentine’s Day sale, I was placing order for certain products from Flipkart. There were some pretty good discounts going on Flipkart, for example, I bought Clinique Dramatically Different Lotion at a discount of 1000 bucks! Now that was a huge deal for me, because that is my staple moisturizer. I also bought Benefit the POREfessional primer, and this is a review for that one.

Price: INR 1250 for 7.5 ml ( the standard size is 22 ml, but I wanted a smaller size to try)

IMG_1912Product Description:

“Apply this silky, lightweight formula to minimize the appearance of pores & fine lines for smoother-than-smooth skin”.

To use under Makeup:

“Apply to moisturized skin to help makeup stay put.Focus on problem areas & blend with fingertips”.

To use over makeup:

“Pat on lightly over makeup and blend”.

Benefit the POREfessional primer comes in a plastic tube packing. It has a small outlet in the form of a hole at the top, which is safely secured by a black cap. The packing is very user-friendly and hygienic. It is great for travel purpose as well. The primer is nude in color and has a very faint smell, which is not bothersome at all.

The formula is very light weight and blends on skin very easily. The texture seems to change from cream to powder as soon as it is blended. It is not sticky or greasy at all. There is an immediate blurring of the pores when this primer is applied! I have some open pores around my nose, and this primer filled them up effectively. The pores appear way less appear and skin feels much even.


Left- Without primer ,Right- With primer

It evens out the skin well, so it works even if you are not going to put on any foundation. You can use this primer on its own to get a much refined look. The primer feels super light on the skin, like you have nothing on the skin at all. It makes foundation application much smoother. Not only this, it did not dry out my skin any further and stayed put for a decent 5-6 hours.

The primer did not clog my pores nor did it cause any breakouts, though I have a sensitive skin. But since it has silicones in it, people who are allergic to them should avoid it. Although a bit expensive, I am totally in love with this primer!

Rating: 4/5

Will I repurchase and recommend Benefit the POREfessional primer to others???

Yes to both. If you are not allergic to silicones, you should definitely give this primer a try.

Have any of you used this Benefit the POREfessional primer??? What has been your experience with it??? If not this one, which is you favorite prime???





Benefit they’re Real! Mascara Review

Taking a break from skincare, today I am reviewing a beauty product. It is Benefit they’re Real! mascara. The people in beauty world were going gaga over this product. I am a person with very small eyelashes, so after listening to all good things that people around the globe had to say about it, I decided to buy it. I got mine from Sephora.

Price: INR 1800 for 8.5 gm


Benefet they’re Real! Mascara

It comes in a beautiful steel grayish packaging, and it looks very adorable to me. The applicator brush is decent sized and quite functional. No cons from my side for the packaging and the applicator!!

As I have told you earlier as well, I have very small eyelashes. Whenever I decide to dress up a bit, I somehow always give a preference to the mascara than the kohl ( as against majority of the Indian girls!). My preference in mascara is one that lengthens without adding too much of thickness to the lashes. And boy, Benefit they’re Real! mascara definitely does that!


(Single Coat)

I love the fact how it instantly lengthens my lashes, but does not make it too clumpy. It provides a clean look to the eyes, which looks very natural. You can layer it up multiple times, and it adds a little bit more length and volume to the lashes. And I like the fact that the color is pure black. It is a perfect day time mascara for  me, and definitely my most loved till date. It is one of the rare products that I have used, which has lived up to all the hype.

The only cons for me are the price and the fact that it makes lashes a bit still. Other than that, it is a pure joy to use for me.

Fab or Flawed???


Rating: 4/5

Will I repurchase Benefit they’re Real! mascara again???

Definitely yes.

I guess many of you must have already used it, please share your experience in the comments.