The bad news is that you can’t do anything to permanently shrink large skin pores. The good news is that there are ways you can make them look smaller. Huge, unsightly pores can be a nightmare when it comes to foundation application because instead of enhancing your skin, it can make them stand out instead. Girls with oily skin have it worst because our face ends up looking like the base of a frying pan and more often than not, we want makeup to enhance the way or skin looks rather than cover up our flaws.
For years, we thought that our cosmetic foundations were the problem and trust us, you don’t want to know how much we’ve spend on foundations from liquid to mineral to powder formulas. We found faults with every single one of them until Benefit came to us and asked, “Hey, have you tried our POREfessional skin primer?”
With nothing to lose, we put the much raved about Benefit POREfessional to the test during our Lipstiq Movie Night screening of The Avengers along with over 50 of our Lipstiq.com readers!
‘Quickly minimize the appearance of pores! Apply this silky, lightweight balm for translucent pore coverage and smoother-than-smooth skin. Pores… now you see ’em, now you don’t!”’
This silky, lightweight formula minimizes the appearances of pores and fine lines for smoother than smooth skin.
22 ml/0.75 US fl. oz. While 22 ml may not seem like a lot, you only need to use a tiny amount each time, even for touch ups so it will probably last you up to half a year.
To use under makeup: Apply to moisturized skin to help makeup stay put. Focus on problem areas and blend with fingertips.
To use over makeup: Pat on lightly over makeup and blend.
The POREfessional comes in a tube form which we love to avoid product wastage. Its small size also makes the product portable to bring along in your purse for touch ups through out the day.
Although it comes in a beige, nude shade right out of the tube, the POREfesionnal goes on clear and translucent just like it claims to be so you can use it as a foundation primer or on its own for oil control purposes. This writer has combination skin with big pores on and around my nose area, cheeks and forehead. While the POREfessional doesn’t cure you of large pores, it does reduce them tremendously and evens out your skin texture giving you silky smooth skin.
Top up with foundation and you’ll see why Benefit’s POREfessional is an absolute dream because of the flawless, airbrush effect it gives. We tried it out for the evening and only noticed our skin getting slightly shiny along the bridge of the nose, four hours into the night. Touched up with a tiny pit of the POREfessional and voila, matte, shine-free skin again!
We’re also pleased to report that despite this being a silicone based primer, we didn’t face any break-outs after three days of continuous use.
Value for Money ★★★★☆
Now for the best part, we’re giving away three (3) Benefit POREfessional Pro Balms courtesy of Benefit Cosmetics Malaysia worth RM115 each! All you have to do is:
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Step 3: Tell us your step by step makeup routine in the comments below and do include your name and email address.
We also have an additional one (1) bottle to give away to one of our lucky readers who were at The Avengers screening (28 April 2012) with us and tried the Benefit POREfessional in person. Email us at [email protected] your experiences of using the product and we’ll pick our favourite to win it! Don’t forget to include your full name, mailing details and contact number as well so that we can contact you if you win.
RULES & REGULATIONS
1. This contest is open to females in the Klang Valley aged 18 and above only
2. Each individual is entitled to one entry only
4. Prizes are not transferable and judges decisions are final.
Contest ends on 18th May 2012.
The Benefit POREfessional Pro Balm is available at the following Benefit counters nationwide:
Parkson, KLCC: 03- 21642187
Parkson, Pavilion: 03-21414601
Parkson, 1Utama: 03-77253566
Parkson, Gurney: 04-2293702
Parkson Sunway: 03-5631 6300
Metrojaya, Mid Valley: 03-22829266
Robinsons, The Gardens: 03-22846266
Dimensi, KLIA: 03-87873393
C&F, KLIA: 03-87873785
For more information on the POREfessional or other Benefit products, visit Benefit Cosmetics Malaysia Facebook page here.