Hey guys! My name is Addii and I am a makeup artist. It is my first review on MBF Blog, so I am quite excited about it. Today I will be talking about a pro balm i.e. Benefit the POREfessional Makeup Primer Review, Demo. I heard a lot about this primer from You Tube and other makeup artists so thought of giving it a try and here I am sharing my experience.
Claims for Benefit the POREfessional Pro Balm Face Makeup Primer
Quickly minimize the appearance of pores & fine lines for smoother-than-smooth skin! Apply this silky, lightweight balm alone, under or over makeup. The translucent formula contains a vitamin E derivative known to protect skin from free radicals.
- Complements all skintones
- Helps makeup stay put
Price of Benefit the POREfessional Makeup Primer
₹ 940.00 for 7.5 mL and ₹ 2860.00 for 22 mL in India
$ 31.00 for 0.75 fl. oz. in the US
£ 24.50 for 22 mL in the UK
How to Use Benefit the POREfessional Makeup Primer
Moisturize your face well. Then take a pea size amount of BENEFIT THE POREfessional PRO BALM and apply it all over the face starting from the center of the face outward and leave it for few seconds. Now your skin is ready to apply makeup.
Ingredients of Benefit the POREfessional Makeup Primer
Cyclopentasiloxane, Isononyl Isononanoate, Silica, Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Titanium Dioxide, Methacrylate, Isododecane, Polymethyl, Iron oxides, Cyclohexasiloxane, Tocopheryl, Phenoxyethanol, Trethoxycaprylylsilane, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Isododecane, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Fragrance, BHT.
In Detail Benefit the POREfessional Makeup Primer Review, Demo and My Experience
As far as I remember POREfessional Pro balm was the first ever product that I used from Benefit Cosmetics. Benefit products are easily available at Sephora stores in India. I bought mine from Sephora, Select City Walk Mall. This primer comes in a tube with very attractive graphics on it. Many people ask me about it when they see it in my kit. The tube is not only attractive but also travel friendly.
It has become one of my favourite primers in such a short span of time that in fact I can’t imagine doing makeup without it. You can also use it as an eye primer. I like to apply it using my fingers. Just by taking a pea size amount you can apply it all over the face. Don’t forget to apply it especially on your t-zone. Because it has a silky texture, it makes my foundation blend easily. It gives a smooth skin as well as minimises the appearance of open pores and fine lines. Therefore, the final look that it gives can’t be achieved by using only foundation and compact.
I have a really oily t- zone which used to always shine and look oily doesn’t matter which ever foundation I used or how many times I did touch ups with compact. But after using the POREfessional pro balm, the silica present in it keeps my makeup intact for 4-5 hours since I have very oily skin. Hence, for someone with normal skin it will keep the makeup in place for 6-7 hours.
I highly recommend this primer for people having normal to oily to sensitive skin but for people with dry skin this product is not meant for you. I have used this product on people who are prone to breakouts but to my surprise there were no breakouts after using this primer. Guys there is a myth that primer is only used beneath foundation/ compact, which is not true. You can use it every day even if you don’t wish to apply foundation or a BB cream to reduce the appearance of open pores and fine lines.
Overall, the product is worth buying and value for money. Also, would last you long if applied in right quantity.
More Photos, Swatches and Demo
Pros of Benefit the POREfessional Makeup Primer
1. Non greasy
2. Reduces appearance of pores and lines
3. Good for mature skin
4. Silk textures makes blending easy
5. Suitable for all skin tones
Cons of Benefit the POREfessional Makeup Primer
1. Needs to be re-applied
2. Not good for beauties with dry skin
3. No long term benefit
- Do moisturise your face well before applying it.
- Don’t forget to apply it on your T- zone.
- Blend it well into your skin in order to get good results.
- People with dry skin and allergic to silicon avoid this product.
I hope the review helps you and if you try out the product do share your experience.