Dec 25, 2011

Benefit Cosmetics Porefessional Pro Balm

The Benefit Porefessional - Quickly minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines for smoother-than-smooth skin!  Apply this silky, lightweight balm alone, under or over makeup.  Translucent, oil-free formula complements all skin tones and helps makeup stay put.  Contains a Vitamin E derivative, known to protect skin from free radicals.
benefit cosmetics porefessional probalm face primers makeup blog reviews ingredients use swatches
benefit cosmetics porefessional probalm face primers makeup blog reviews ingredients use swatches

Being an oily-skinned girl for most of my life, I have learned to make peace with my pores - they turn up and disappear as and when they feel like, and for the most part I pretend they don't exist.  Every once in a while, though, I like to try out products that promise a smoother-looking skin, and Benefit Cosmetics Porefessional Pro Balm is my latest trial.

benefit cosmetics porefessional probalm face primers makeup blog reviews ingredients use swatches

The Benefit Porefessional Pro Balm comes packaged in a tube - a big plus point for anyone who is obsessed with product hygiene.  It's a creamy product and is tinted, resembling a tinted moisturizer.

How To Use the Benefit Porefessional

Apply the POREfessional from the center of the face outward by patting lightly with fingertips...pay particular attention to the T-zone area. Keep it in your bag for touch-ups during the day

benefit cosmetics porefessional probalm face primers makeup blog reviews ingredients use swatches
Benefit Porefessional Pro Balm - Looks like a tinted moisturizer, doesn't provide much coverage.  It smoothens skin, and at least from a distance, I do feel that it makes my skin look smoother.  Doesn't leave a whitish cast either, but I do use a foundation over it.

Benefit Cosmetics Porefessional Pro Balm - Review

The Porefessional looks like a tinted moisturizer but has a waxy smooth feel to it.  A tiny bit of product is sufficient for each application, focusing on the areas that need it most - for me, that's along the sides of the nose.  The product goes on easily and almost undetectable, and my skin feels even and smooth.  Foundation goes on better, and overall I do notice a difference with and without it.  However, this isn't a miracle worker and my pores don't really disappear without a trace - it just makes skin smoother because of the silicone content in it and helps any other makeup go on better.  This is not a treatment or a cure for pores or uneven acne marks, though, and doesn't make them disappear completely.  I haven't had any breakouts or skin sensitivities with the Benefit Porefessional.

Benefit Cosmetics Porefessional Pro Balm - Ingredients

benefit cosmetics porefessional probalm face primers makeup blog reviews ingredients use swatches

Benefit Cosmetics Porefessional Pro Balm (available here) - $29

*I have reviewed a smaller-sized product - part of the Benefit One Prime Day.

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