Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Benefit Cosmetics Operation Pore-Proof Kit

Benefit Cosmetics Operation Pore-Proof Kit

Benefit Cosmetics Operation Pore-Proof Kit

Another exciting beauty kit has arrived from Benefit Cosmetics. Last month, we saw the launch of Do The Hoola kit, and this July, Benefit are releasing Operation Pore-Proof, a little kit filled with miniature products to help you stay flawless this Summer!

I do like a tiny bit of a glow of radiance during Summer, but on the whole, I actually prefer a matte and flawless finish. Generally, I feel more confident when my face is not shiny and glazed!

Operation Pore-Proof Kit by Benefit

If you’re the same, Benefit’s Operation Pore-Proof might just be the beauty kit for you this Summer. It’s a great starter kit for someone who has always been intrigued by Benefit products, in particular The POREfessional range and it’s a great way to experiment with matte finish make-up.

The Operation Pore-Proof beauty kit contains five miniature products and a small brush. All the products included in this kit are formulated to minimize the appearance of pores for a smoother looking skin. 

benefit porefessional license to blot

This includes two brand new products The POREfessional License To Blot and Shy Beam. License To Blot is probably the star of the show here, and I did a full review of it here. It's a oil blotting stick in a balm form that gets rid of shine.

I reckon it is one of those products that will split opinions - you’re either going to love it or hate it. But I think everyone is going to LOVE Shy Beam, the matte version of their best selling High Beam (below).

benefit's shy beam highlighter
swatch of Benefit's shy beam highlighter

They haven't released this in a full size version yet - actually, Benefit haven't even confirmed if they are going to be doing this in a bigger bottle - I'm assuming they will be at some point, but for now, Shy Beam is currently exclusively to the Operation Pore-Proof kit

Shy Beam is a highlighter with a matte finish. It illuminates skin without the glow, lustre sheen, which sounds weird considering it’s a highlighter product but it does work! The finish is very similar to Benefit's High Brow pencil (the one without the glow).

Shy Beam will allow those who have oily skin to use this to highlight areas of their face without worrying that it will draw attention to shine. Apply the thick liquid under the brow bone and dot it over you cheek bones, Shy Beam will blend in to a peachy pink powder matte

operation pore proof kit benefit cosmetics

The kit also contains a Benefit classic, The POREfessional pore minimiser primer which you apply to prep your skin for foundation. You also get a small tub of the POREfessional Agent Zero Shine Powder which I LOVE.

It's a really cute miniature version! You sprinkle the powder on to back of the lid and you swirl the little brush in it, then sweep it over your face to set your make up and get rid of shine. I often take the full size version around in my handbag so it's awesome to get a pocket sized one to carry around now! I might see if I can pull the tub apart to refill it with powder but it looks pretty sealed to me!

operation pore proof kit

Dr. Feelgood is the product that I am most unfamiliar with. I thought it was a lip balm at first but it's actually a complexion balm that feels very similar to License To Blot. I don't really know what the difference is apart from the way it's packaged and how it is applied. But the principle is the same, both are silky, lightweight balms that mattifies skin, gets rid of oils, fills in fine lines, and minimizes pores.

Dr. Feelgood comes with a sponge pad so you dab the pot and pat the balm into skin under on it's own or over make-up. I think the other difference is that Dr. Feelgood contains vitamins A, C and E - which License To Blot does not.

operation pore proof kit

There's very little colour in this kit as it mainly focuses on giving you a flawless, smooth, matte skin. All the products (apart from Shy Beam, which is a subtle peach pink) are suitable for all skin tones because it's translucent and colourless. 

Operation Pore-Proof is available at all Benefit Cosmetics stockists such as John Lewis and retails for £28.50.

I can't wait to see what other kits Benefit are launching this year!

Check out my other Benefit Cosmetics reviews here.



  1. Really intrigued by Shy Beam. I don't think I've ever seen a matte highlight on the market!

    Rachel | www.currentlyrachel.com

  2. Ooooh I love Benefit's little kits like this, they're a great way of trying their products before you buy them in full size, other than Shy Beam in this case. Plus, you can always just pop one of these little products in your bag!


    Lucy x

  3. This sounds like such a cool kit and I just love Benefits minis. I need to try some of these as it sounds amazing for such humid weather.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

  4. I can't get over how cute these products are. They're tiny! lol X


  5. This kit looks so cute. I'm not a huge fan of matte finish since I have dry skin but this looks great.

    Ana - hushhush990.blogspot.com

  6. I definitely want to try the oil blotting oil and the highlighter x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

  7. I rather like the look of this, I'd pick it up! ^_^


  8. I definitely want to try out this kit, it looks great!

    Emily xo
    www.emilynewstead.blogspot.co.uk (would you mind checking it out?!)


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