“The POREfessional Face Primer” by Benefit Cosmetics is packaged in a baby blue and beige squeezy tube with a drawing of a brunette in a blue dress holding a suitcase. The product has a secure screw on black cap which makes it easy to use and travel friendly. The brand and product information are written in white and black on the tube. The packaging is very unique and has a vintage feel.
This product is lightweight and has a medium thickness consistency.
This primer has a strong scent that can be overpowering.
Skin Type and Skin Type Tested On:
This product is suitable for all skin types. It is oil free which makes it suitable with oily skin or skin prone to acne. We tested this product on sensitive skin.
We tested the “POREfessional Face Primer” by Benefit Cosmetics on its own and under makeup. The product was easy to apply, and its effects were visible within moments of application.
When we tested the “POREfessional Face Primer” on its own, we found that it minimizes the appearance of pores, it reduces redness and the appearance of blemishes and erases fine lines. The product also evened out the skin tone and gave an almost airbrushed effect.
When tested under makeup, the “POREfessional Face Primer” prolonged the hold of makeup and prevented it from fading quickly. It also provided a clear face for makeup application. The product also smoothed out the skin and gave it a nice glow.
We recommend treating primers like instant fix products and not as long-term solutions for the reduction of blemishes. Instead, we recommend a steady moisturizing routine and using face care creams.
The “POREfessional Face Primer” by Benefit Cosmetics retails at a market price of $45.3/22mL which is pricier than other products in the same range such as Max Factor’s “Miracle Prep” which costs $24/30mL. It is also pricier than products in another range like Maybelline’s “Master Primer” which sells at $12/30mL.