Beauty

Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Review

My skin is far from flawless. It has always been one of my “problem” areas since I was a pre-teen. I have been plagued with oily skin, acne and large pores and despite my age, I am still dealing with these issues. One of the issues is my large pores. They seem to be getting worse as I age and if I look up close, my skin looks a bit like an orange peel. Not a pretty sight. I am self-conscious of my skin and do not like leaving the house without my make-up on. I always feel like people are looking at my bad skin.

Have you heard the expression “pores the size of dinner plates”? That’s how I feel the skin on my forehead, cheeks and nose looks. Like I have tiny little holes all over these areas. I really hate them. I never even knew that there was a way I could hide my pores…slathering on foundation never seemed to really do the trick.

I tried The POREfessional from Benefit Cosmetics and was amazed at my results. This product made a HUGE difference in my appearance. I was literally blown away when I first tried it!! It’s a primer that instantly minimizes the appearances of those unsightly pores. It’s both lightweight and oil-free and provides translucent coverage that works with all skin tones. You can use it before you apply your make-up and to touch up after its on during the day.

It’s very easy to use. I applied the PRO Balm after my shower by patting lightly to the areas of my face where pores were an issue. This was pretty much my whole face- my nose, cheeks and forehead. It wasn’t a cream and did not have a greasy texture whatsoever. In fact it went on like silk. My skin felt so soft afterwards. It works immediately. I was in shock. Those huge pores on my cheeks were not noticeable at all. My skin looked so much better and I would say it made me look younger too. I have never had anything work so well on hiding my pores like the PRO Balm. I felt less self-conscious about them and with make up, it gave me a smooth flawless look. I will definitely be continuing to use this product.

I also tried it on John’s nose to see what it would do to his pores. It worked just as well on him. It’s translucent so there’s no colour. John was worried I was going to make his nose look orange, but I didn’t. It hid all his pores too. I can’t say that he has been applying it everyday like me, but it was neat to know that it works on men too!

If you have large pores and want to hide them, then try this product. It ROCKS!! Buy it online from Benefit Cosmetics for $28 (22 mL).

*I was not financially compensated for this review. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.*

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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