Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Benefit Cosmetics | #POREOCLOCK Porefessional

poreoclock, benefit pro balm, how to minimize pores, pore minimizerminimizing pores, products to minimize pores, porefessional review
porefessional works, minimize the appearance of pores

If you follow Benefit on social media then you may have noticed their campaign to push the POREfessional throughout January. A couple of weeks ago, in the midst of all of this, I received a little parcel through the post which contained a couple of samples of Porefessional, an umbrella, a cute little alarm clock (to remind us when it's #PoreOClock) and a keyring - which I found out a few days later that this is a USB pen. That will come in handy!

I've used Porefessional before, my sister bought it for herself and I tried it out, but I've always found the tube too small for the price of £24.50. If I had a spare £25, I'd probably choose something else from their range. Having said that though, you only need to apply a tiny bit each time and it is a small tube of good stuff! It is one of their best sellers and I can see why! The first primer I bought (from Lancome) was similar to this and I loved how smooth it made my skin look. If you have large pores and have wondered how you could minimise the appearance of them (not get rid of, but it blurs them out, so to speak), the first make-up product that will come in to everyone's head is Benefit's Porefessional. It's such a cult classic, and it's so popular amongst beauty experts and beauty junkies alike! It is a silky, smooth, and lightweight balm which you apply to the face after moisturiser but before foundation and BB creams. Apparently, you can also apply it over make-up which is where the #poreoclock (which is four o' clock, if you hadn't already guessed) campaign came in to play. I haven't tried this as I wear a lot of blusher so I'd be worried that I'd end up with streaky cheeks! The balm comes out of the tube as beige colour but it is actually translucent, so it suits all skin tones and you can simply apply this to certain parts of your face as opposed to all over. It sinks in to your skin within seconds, I'm always amazed by this type of primer, it seems to works like magic. It has a pleasant smell to it but I actually prefer these types of products, along with BB creams and foundations, to be odourless. 

I've personally had no problems with this product, but after reading some other reviews, some people, most those with oily skin type says it just makes their make-up slip right off. With this feedback from customers, I am beginning to wonder if the new spin-off product The POREfessional: Agent Zero Shine is a response or solution? They're both great products and it's ideal to use both of them together because the powder does a great job of setting make-up and controlling shine. I reviewed it earlier this month here. Another thing that might worth mentioning is that prior to receiving the parcel from Benefit, I was using Garnier's Perfect Blur Primer, which is a cheaper alternative at £9.99. It's similar to Porefessional and it comes in a bigger tube, but psychologically, I think that the Benefit one is a better quality! The power of branding!

Social Media Links
Follow Me on Twitter -- Like My Facebook Page -- Follow My Blog via BlogLovin' -- Send Me An Email

Follow on Bloglovin



  1. I have tried this before and i didn't like it, while the texture was nice and smoothing, i found it made my foundation slide and look streaky through the day

  2. I heard it's an amazing product !

    1. Yes it is, Sara. You definitely should try it.
      ~Pauline @ Benefit makeup Philippines

  3. Great review might have to go out and purchase the shine control pore-fessional now :D

  4. I felt the same way about the price! I do have tube of Porefessional at home and love it, but I'm so scared to use it because I don't want it to run out, haha. I think I've taken a new stance on beauty products now, and just feel like I should use everything - a flawless face changes a look completely!

    x Michelle |

  5. Love that little clock!

  6. I had the chance to test this and it's not bad...but sadly I can't work this with liquid doesn't look nice. It doesn't look pretty.
    On the other hand, it works really nicely with powder foundations. I've thinking about getting this one just for that purpose.
    Take care, have a nice day!*

  7. Thanks for sharing lovely, I'm yet to try this product, but I've seen so many reviews and they're mixed - I think it may be down to personal preference and skin type, but I'd definitely like to try it anyway!

    Elizabeth Daisy | Candyfloss Curls, Cupcakes & Couture

  8. I love this primer, I'm wearing it today! (: Your photos are great, thanks for the post! <3


  9. Really need to try this soon! Great post!

    Hannah Heartss xxx

  10. The packaging looks lovely! Lovely photography and honest review

    Stella | Electrik Flowers

  11. I've got a voucher to pick up a free sample of this interested to try it. Love the mini alarm clock too x

    Catherines Loves

  12. The little products that came with it are so cute! I've been wanting to try this for so long xx
    Elise -

  13. I do love Benefit but find them quite expensive so only buy to treat myself. I must say though, their products are excellent.


  14. I wish I liked this, oddly even though my skin is dry it makes my foundation slip super easily!

    Jennie xo |

  15. I love that you mentioned the garnier primer! I didnt know this was a translucent, i have always been worried about it not being my shade or look ghostly under my foundation. I got a voucher for a free sample, I'm gonna go get one ^_^

    from Brigitte at // BreezeyBee Blog | BlogLovin'

  16. I really like The Porefessional but can't imagine applying it over make-up! As a base it's great though, I really see a difference in my skin if I forget to apply it. x

  17. Pore professional is the best!


I would love to hear your thoughts and opinions on my blogpost! Please leave your comments and questions here, or feel free to tweet me with any queries!

© Temporary:Secretary | UK Fashion & Beauty Blogger | All rights reserved.
Blog Layout Created by pipdig