Unfortunately for me (and any other person who has been cursed with sebum-prone skin), when it comes to maintaining a healthy look throughout the day, a little bit of extra care has to be taken into account. This can be particularly stressful on warm and summer days, so one of the ways to avoid a makeup meltdown (or any other type of meltdown) would be to use a face primer, or should I say Benefit: The POREfessional face primer. (34.50E)
Although it may seem a bit on the pricey end of things for such a small tube (22ml), the reason why I like the POREfessional face primer is because the product is highly concentrated, you really only need a pea size of it (maybe even less if you’re only applying it to your T-zone) so at the end of the day, you will get a good wear out of this product.
What Benefit say:
Quickly minimize the appearance of pores with the POREfessional. apply this silky, lightweight formula to minimize the appearance of pores & fine lines for smoother-than-silk skin
What I say:
I think ”smoother-than-silk” is a bit of an oversell to be honest, nevertheless, the POREfessional really does do an amazing job at minimizing the appearance of pores (even without foundation!) So the fact that it can be worn before, after AND without any foundation at all is always a plus when you’re trying to keep it light during the summer!
- Before foundation:The POREfessional creates a smooth and even canvas before you apply your foundation so it minimizes the appearance of pores and fine lines leaving you with a seamless finish.
- After foundation:The POREfessional can be used during the day for a touch up in case your pores come out during hiding. (we don’t want that now do we!)
- Without foundation:Because the POREfessional is quite mattifying, it is perfect for oil control (not to mention the Vitamin E derivative it contains which is known to protect skin from free radicals)
As you can see, the POREfessional has a bit of a beige color, but don’t be alarmed because after it is blended in it just leaves a smooth and mattifying finish.
There really is no reason why you shouldn’t at least give POREfessional a try….I know the name is a bit cheesy, but we’re all a bit guilty of being cheesy from time to time so get off your high horse and get shopping!
Have you tried Benefit’s POREfessional primer? if not, what are your favorite primers?
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