There never seems to be an end to how many steps it takes us lovelies to enhance our gorgeous faces! Foundation, concealer, corrector, powder, and this list goes on! Unfortunately, those steps are still not enough to keep our faces looking flawless all day. I never thought I'd ever use a primer or need one. It's actually a bit rubbish to think of putting this invisible gel to help your foundation last ... isn't it supposed to do that on its own? Sure, but it can always use a boost! I bring to you an unexpected review of Benefit's POREfessional face primer. This is one of those primer's you get quite often as a sample at Sephora and I usually just toss mine away cause I thought what's the point?!
POREfessional is a cream/gel consistency. It's a bit oily coming out of the tube but after being applied to the face that goes away quite quickly. The cream/gel is beige colored and becomes invisible blended out. A teeny bit is good enough for you entire face; think 3/4 the size of a dime! Benefit says that it reduces the appearance of pores but unfortunately I didn't see that with the product alone. Only after I applied my foundation did they seem to shrink!
I find that the POREfessional is excellent for evening out your skin and allowing your foundation to apply smoothly (any at all! I've used it with three different kinds/brands). I find that it really does make my foundation last just that much longer. This product is a hit or miss with most people. Others don't like primer's in general and some just prefer other brands. I keep getting these as samples which is why I continue to use it, although it is rather good! When they run out I may dip my toe into NARS or Tarte face primer's as I heard they're good as well! One thing to note, for those with dryer skin, it does have this nasty habit of clinging to dry spots on the face. I don't know why that is but on unlucky days it does tend to look unpleasing. One of the only big downfalls of this product, I suppose!
I'm not blown away by this product, nor am I displeased with it. It's one of those products that you'll have to test for yourself and see how you get on with it. (I know, I hate when that happens!!)
What are some of your favorite face primer's to use?