If you ask a beauty fan what product they use to minimises the appearance of pores
, it is likely that they’ll mention Benefit’s the POREfessional
. The ever growing range of the POREfessional products is a best-seller for Benefit, so it makes sense for them to extend this.
Benefit Cosmetics Pore Minimizing Make-Up
Benefit have recently launched another pore minimizing make-up and guess what it’s called? the POREfessional Pore Minimizing Make-Up. It does exactly what it says on the
tin packaging. No messin’ about.
Before I go ahead and talk about the brand new Pore Minimizing Make-Up, let’s do a quick recap on the existing the POREfessional products, shall we?
the POREfessional Matte Rescue*
An easy-to-use gel primer, the POREfessional Matte Rescue
preps your skin for make-up. It’s mattifies, banishes oil and contains diamond dust for a blurring, soft-focus appearance.
This is the original, pore minimiser! This is smoothing balm primer that I have a love-hate relationship with. When primers first entered the beauty market, I used to swear by balmy primers but at the moment, it doesn’t suit my skintype.
Whenever I use this now, the foundation that I’ve applied on top slips around and become patchy. However, I am hugely envious of anyone who can use the POREfessional primer balm because it does make the surface of your skin look smooth and flawless! It is a gorgeously silky balm. It is one of Benefit’s top-selling product, the one that started it all!
the POREfessional: Agent Zero Shine*
I really love this shine-control powder. It gets rid of oily patches (for me, this is my forehead and chin area) and it also does a fantastic job of setting make-up in place. Loose powders tend to be packaged in bulky pots but the POREfessional: Agent Zero Shine
is easy to pack in to my cosmetic bag. It even comes with a brush too – SO HANDY!
The brand new addition to the POREfessional family is Pore Minimizing Make-Up
* (£26). Benefit have been careful not to label it as a BB Cream or a foundation, but it is a skin coloured liquid that target pore problem areas. It’s ultra thin, lightweight, light-coverage and can be used to cover imperfections without clogging pores.
Available in 5 shades, the liquid is smoothing and blendable with a matte finish. It is most suited for those with oily prone skin.
It comes with a sponge blending applicator which is useful but I think I prefer to use a stippling brush. Pore Minimizer Make-Up features mushroom extract which is known to diminish the appearance of pores.
You can use all the products together to blur the appearance of large pores in less than 4 steps; perhaps one of the primer depending on which one best suits your skin type (for me, as mentioned above, it’s Matte rescue) and then the brand new Pore Minimizing Make-Up, finished with a sweep of Agent Zero Shine.
All of the products shown in this blogpost is available at Benefit beauty counters and online now