Benefit Cosmetics Operation Pore-Proof Kit
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!
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.
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).
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
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!
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.
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.