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 primerĀ 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???