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Benefit The POREfessional Mini Primer 7.5ml 7.5ml

4.3 of 332 reviews


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Need a POREfessional, and fast? Choose your size! A travel-sized mini so you can be primed and pore-fected anywhere, or a full size so you can be pore-free every day!

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Benefit The POREfessional Mini Primer 7.5ml Reviews

4.3 of 332 reviews

77% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

overall best


This primer is BY FAR the best I've used. It smoothens out my scars and acne and leaves me with a face soft as a baby's butt! :) highly reccomend!!

Most Helpful Criticism



I really wanted to like this primer. I heard so many reviews before buying the little sample to try and every one loved it. However, I did not like this primer at all. It broke me out. If I worked with the primer too much on my face it would ball up on top of the skin.
Personally this did nothing for me, and I will not repurchase
  1. Interesting texture


    I like this as pore-filling primer (it does this well), but I don't love the texture - it feels very dry and powdery. I can see how those with oilier skin types would enjoy this but I can definitely agree that it isn't suited for dry skin. I feel like this is one of those primers that you either love or hate, so I'd definitely suggest trying the mini size first.
  2. overall best


    This primer is BY FAR the best I've used. It smoothens out my scars and acne and leaves me with a face soft as a baby's butt! :) highly reccomend!!
  3. great


    really helps my pores and makes foundation glide on smoothly
  4. Good but not great


    I liked the product and it smoothed by skin, I just feel as though there are similar products that are cheaper
  5. Silky Smooth


    This is a great primer which works really well for concealing pores. It is very natural and feels very light. I use this primer and apply the dandelion blush. My face looks amazing.
  6. Smoothing


    This is really nice for smoothing out my pores, but I do find it a little bit slippery if I use too much.
  7. Magic


    Nothing makes my pores disappear like this! My favourite primer
  8. Goodbye pores


    This does as promised! I purchased for my nose area and my pores are blurred perfectly! It does get a tad oily by the end of the day...but easily fixed. Works well under makeup.
  9. not for me

    Kylie Deng

    I don't know which step is causing the problem, but when I apply the foundation after the primer it rubs off on me.
  10. So-so


    helps with the pores but it is not hydrating at all, it made my makeup look very dry.
  11. Good product


    I recently purchased a bunch of Benefit products only to learn afterwards that they test on animals :( a really good product though, hopefully they will stop animal testing
  12. No other competes


    The only primer I need in my life, the way it fills in pores is magical
  13. Ok but not amazing


    Good at the ‘blurring’ effect but I find this product pills too easily for my liking. Overhyped.
  14. Must have


    Must have in your make up bag to minimise pores before foundation application
  15. Love this!


    This is a dream to use - you only need a little for your foundation to glide over the top. I love this
  16. Good to fill in fine lines


    Since I have dry skin, I don't use this all over my face, only on my lines so my makeup applies smoothly on top. Has good lasting power.
  17. A little goes a long way


    A little goes a long way because i only need a little on my nose and around my nose where there are pores I need to fill. Also only need a little because if you use too much or on dry skin it ends up peeling like a ball.
  18. Will be getting the bigger size


    It is flakey sometimes, haven't been able to find out why yet, but it wasn't bad. I will be getting the same one again, coz it hide pores very well.
  19. super hydrating


    this feels like silk gliding onto your face absorbs in really nicely and makes makeup sit well
  20. Worked ok, but could be better


    Applying this felt good, it gave my skin a super soft feel. However the results were really mixed, and it worked better as a primer than as a pore filler. In some sections of my face I have very dry skin, and it worked quite well on those areas as a primer. In more oily sections of my face, it didn't work at all, and made it feel like my makeup was impossible to apply over the top of it. It also ...
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  21. great primer


    blurs pores and smooths skin, great for underneath foundation
  22. pretty good primer


    helps blur pores and nice texture, although doesn’t really help with extending the longevity of makeup
  23. love it


    Covers the pores really well and makeup goes on smoothly.
  24. I really wanted to love it but it was terrible for my skin.


    I’d heard good things so really thought this might be the one, but it actually makes my makeup flaky and gross. I have combination skin, oily nose, dry cheeks, but my makeup on both areas flaked. I tried it a number of times with different foundations ranging from Laura Mercier dawn to L’Oréal, mattifying to a normal consistency, but every time the same result. I’m testing a few other primers and ...
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  25. Smoothing


    This is a good primer that fills in pores and smooths your skin. However, it can feel heavy and probably isn’t good for everyday use.
  26. It really works!


    The first time I used this product, I was really impressed. It smooths over the pores so they're much less noticeable when applying make up.
  27. Does what it says


    Not super hydrating but does a great job at smoothing skin under foundation. Try to only use when i'm using more make up though as it has silicone in.
  28. Skin feels smooth and silky


    i am 30+ with dry skin, feel this primer works for me and not too thick. After applying it, my skin feels more silky and the fine lines are reduced. It does help to minimize the greasy skin after sunscreen and help makeup stay put. Downside is it has poor coverage, to be honest i could not tell if it is working on minimizing the appearance of pores.. Recommend this product overall!
  29. Cult classic


    Fantastic primer, I've been using it for years and it masks the pores on my cheeks/beside my nose perfectly. I only use for special events, I imagine it might be a bit heavy for daily wear.
  30. Love it so far


    This product certainly deserved the hype it received. It is one of the best pore filling primers I’ve tried, to date. Noticeable smoothing both on bare skin and under makeup. One star deducted due to product not prolonging the wear of makeup, as claimed. Otherwise, worth a try.
  31. Blurs pores but not much else


    Using this product alone, it does actually reduce the appearance of pores - however once applying foundation over it, my makeup clumped and didn't go on smoothly at all. Throughout the day, it would actually flake off. Also don't think it's good for your skin at all as it literally clogs your pores...
  32. Good primer


    I don't think this particularly good for pores, but is a nice primer. Light in consistency, feels smooth on skin.
  33. great for pores


    only pore primer that actually works and that fills in pores.
  34. Great for my oily porous skin


    I'm in my early 40's and this primer is great for my very porous skin. I have large pores on my nose and whilst this primer doesn't perform miracles by making them completely disappear, it does minimise their appearance. It definitely controls shine too. I've found I'm blotting maybe once rather than several times a day.
  35. Not worth the price tag


    I used this before I switched to cruelty-free cosmetics. It does an okay job of priming foundation (although not much more effective than sunscreen), and it gives my skin a nice velvety texture, but it doesn't really cover my pores the way elf's Poreless Putty Primer does, which is disappointing since it costs nearly four times as much.
  36. Best primer ever for pores

    Julia Hothersall

    I have quite an oily skin and it is my favourite primer of all times. I always apply it before make up and it stays all day and I don’t have oily problem on T-zone if I use it. It literally makes my pores disappear and the texture is very light and I would say even a bit silky. After I use it all my face look smooth and make up looks flawless if applied after I use it. I also love how velvety my s...
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  37. Good


    This fills in my pores and makes my skin look smooth. It makes my skin look good even without makeup
  38. not amazing


    this was not very good. Way over priced. Didn't do much to my skin.
  39. don't like it


    I love almost all Benefit cosmetics products but this I just don't like. This goes gritty when I apply and I have tried using my hands as well as brushes but the texture just doesn't sit right on my skin.
  40. not the best


    not a fan of this product, i feel like it did fill in pores and fine lines i just didn't like the texture of it and feel like ot rubs off easily and didn't make makeup last longer.
  41. Unsure about this primer


    Sometimes I love this primer and sometimes I don't. I feel like it is an amazing pore filling primer but it doesn't make the makeup last too long and it rubs off my nose quite easily.
  42. Great product


    I actually got this primer not to smooth out my pores but to smooth out my textured oily skin. It defs does do the job, however only giving it 3 stars because I find it doesn't work well with all my foundations.
  43. My all-time favourite


    This is my favourite primer. It literally makes your pores disappear. Everything looks smoothed over.
  44. blurs my pores


    always apply it when I have to wear makeup for a whole day. it blurs my pores and smooth my skin after I apply the foundation. the makeup also last longer.
  45. Hides pores!


    Makes any obvious pores impossible!
  46. Good but not good value


    This is a fantastic dupe for Hourglass veil but not worth the cost. It doesn't go very far and I find it overpriced for the amount you get. While it is an effective smoothing and blurring primer, it does little for oiliness or dryness or any kind of makeup longevity- you'd need a great setting spray. I do like it, but I don't recommend it. There are many better than this.
  47. Fave primer


    This definitely blurs my pores and worn together with the Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation are my holy trail.

    This primer makes your skin feel so velvety and keeps my make up in place all day and night - and I have a slick t zone.
  48. So good


    I have very stretched pores and dry skin, and I would even use this daily without makeup, it really feels like its blurred my skin like photoshop. It's a bit pricey but you need a good base to start a makeup routine!
  49. Fills Pores, Doesn't Work With Every Foundation


    I don't know what it is about this primer but not all foundations work with it. Half of my foundations work well with this and it provides a perfect base for underneath and I think it does help smooth out my pores especially on my cheeks and nose and keeps my foundation looking fresh literally all day. But then with other foundations they simply won't stick onto the silicone texture of this primer...
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  50. Great primer


    Really great primer, helps to keep fundation on most of the day without touch ups. Smooths lines and pores.
  51. best primer


    best primer for pores. leaves a silky finish and great for under makeup
  52. Didn't love this


    i really did not love this. Super expensive and I am not sure why. Really not worth it, I have tried much cheaper products and got the same result.
  53. Breakouts after use


    I have very large pores and normal to oily skin with tendencies towards hormonal acne.
    This product feels promising going on but I now realise that it breaks me out every time i use it.
    Generally one day after using this product, I develop tiny pimples or whiteheads, generally where my largest pores are. I double cleanse so I am definitely removing the product but my skin still throws ...
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  54. Not great for oily skin


    Not a fan. Although this product on it's own gave the appearance of poreless skin, I found after a short time, my oily skin would be more greasy and my make up would slip and slide all over my face.
  55. Maybe not for problem skin


    I want to love this primer so much but every time I use it I wake up the next day with a few new pimples. Perhaps not ideal for skin easily blocked
  56. Not for oily skin


    This does a good job at filling in pores but makes my oily skin even more oily by the end of the day.
  57. One of the Best Primers


    This was one of the best primers I have used, definately long lasting and perfect in the summer time or if you are going to humid areas and you don't want to use an oil blotting sheet constantly. A little goes a long way to make your foundation look flawless.
  58. Fills pores easily

    Hannah P

    I use this product on a lot of clients and it fills pores so easily. The secret is to use a really small amount and press it in with fingers. Overdoing it with too much product will ball-up and not be effective.
  59. Not bad


    Goes on really well but doesn’t stop the shine on my nose oops!
  60. This primer really does what it claims to!


    I am actually obsessed with this primer!! I have combination-oily skin and was yet to find a primer that effectively kept me oily t-zone matte all day...until this!! It really does leave your skin looking airbrushed and ‘blurred’ it has a lovely, light texture that doesn’t even feel like you’re wearing anything at all! I wear alone on weekends for a natural look and under my makeup on work days it...
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  61. Airbrush


    One word, airbrush. This product really fills in those deep pores giving your make up a perfect finish. I find that using it on the main areas of concern (nose, cheeks and chin) and avoiding more oily areas (forehead) works best.
  62. Magic


    This is the best primer I've used! It's non-greasy/oily. It is easy to apply and doesn't take much! I love the smell- it's simply fresh and clean. As I put it on I definitely see it working as it looks like my face is being airbrushed. Love this product and definitely is a must in your make up routine!
  63. It leaves a thin film and too thick


    I have oily skin and this primer does not help me. Instead, after a few hours I could feel see on some part of my face a thin film start to peel off. Would not repurchase,
  64. Love the finish


    Love this primer and the silky smooth finish on my skin. Defs recommend!
  65. made my skin look flawless


    I really love this primer, helps to blur out the pores around my nose and cheek, however i feel like it got a bit greasy on my forehead because i have oily skin.
  66. Excellent

    Chele Pagno

    This is one of my favourite products by benefit. It really works well on my skin. It feel like velvet and super smooth. Love it!
  67. Love this primer.


    This is a great primer. I have dry, sensitive skin which at times can be flaky and this primer creates a super smooth, flawless surface for me to work with. It also helps my makeup stay on for longer. Definite holy grail.
  68. Not sure


    Not bad for my dry areas but a bit heavy for my T-zone. Have to use with another primer to make it work.
  69. Good primer


    I have been using this for a couple of years and it doesn't clog my pores nor make me break out. There's a dupe of this product now and I am tempted to try it but I am a bit of a Benefit fanatic! Highly recommend!
  70. Doesn’t do anything for me


    I feel like I’ve wasted my money on this... it feels like any other primer upon application, a bit more slick and silicone-y. However it does nothing to keep my shine away. Will always go back to The Ordinary and Hourglass primers.
  71. holy grail


    Love this primer! Makes my pores disappear and allows makeup to transfer onto my skin smoothly and softly!
  72. Mattifying primer


    This primer is super good for people with oily skin! It really make the pores look smaller on your face and control the sebum very well!
  73. I love this primer


    I really do enjoy the blurring technology in this primer, but it does make my skin feel slippery. Feels a little as if the primer never truely sinks into your skin, but still a wonderful primer for the pores on my nose!!
  74. Very good at masking pores!

    Jen B

    I use this under my foundation & it definitely blurs pores. I love that you can buy a mini tube, as I only use a small amount each day so the mini tube lasts a long time. I have been impressed with all the Benefit products I have used!
  75. Smooths out pores


    Really smooths out pores, helps foundation look flawless.
  76. Good Finish for a few hours


    The primer feels really great on my skin initially, however, throughout the course of the day makes my skin quite oily.
  77. Sadly wasn’t great


    I really wanted this product to work but sadly it didn't. For some reason it made my skin feel terrible and my makeup didn’t apply great, I used it about 5 times before I realised I couldn’t save my makeup when i wore this primer
  78. Prime on the go


    Easy primer to use on the go. Great mini version. Love it. Highly recommend even for dry and sensitive skin.
  79. Lovely texture


    I received this as a gift, and really liked it. It leaves a beautiful finish especially under the eyes. I love the silky texture. I plan to purchase this in a larger size.
  80. Not convinced


    I was hoping after all the reviews this could be a great primer for me. Although I do think it works well, I don’t see any difference in reducing/ minimising pore size
  81. Definitely earns its title as hero product


    Was sceptical at first but this really is a good quality product. It comes at a high price point but it makes make up glide on the skin and feels great.
  82. mmm


    I really wanted to like this primer. I heard so many reviews before buying the little sample to try and every one loved it. However, I did not like this primer at all. It broke me out. If I worked with the primer too much on my face it would ball up on top of the skin.
    Personally this did nothing for me, and I will not repurchase
  83. Unbelievable so perfect


    My pores literally disappear when I wear this primer. It is a lifesaver when my skin isn't at it's best!
  84. Use a teeny tiny bit


    this is pretty good, although I have loved other primers more. The best thing about this one is that it does blur your pores and if you use a very small amount it wont pill. If you find you have it balling up or moving you have used too much. To do my nose and forehead I used about a quarter of a pee amount. If you dont need to wear makeup but you want to give your skin a velvet finish with a blur...
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  85. Great primer!


    Did a reasonable job of smoothing out my pores around my nose and helped the foundation to sit a little smoother. Does increase longevity of makeup as well. However it is a little pricey for the quantity of product.
  86. I love this product!!!

    Emma Loves Makeup

    So happy I discovered this product years ago! I have been using this primer for years now and I really do find a significant improvement in the texture and overall look of my skin. I have oily skin with lots of big pores and a few wrinkles now too that make me self-conscious. Finding this product has been a blessing! I apply this before my foundation and particularly focus on my T-Zone. The small ...
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  87. Whats the fuss


    I find this overpriced for the size... Also, because of its consistency I find it really hard to use a small amount because the product falls deep into my pores immediately and so I need a lot to spread all over my face. This product was used up so fast.
  88. Amazing!


    Just amazing. Nice primer that fills in texture on my skin. Love it!!
  89. like it


    Goes on really smooth and stays on all day. Really happy with this product.
  90. Makes my skin look amazing


    I find it works better when I apply it on top of my (sheer) foundation. Really fills in scarring and pores.
  91. The perfect size!


    I had heard about this product for such a long time and have finally tried it. It is amazing! It feels silky, silky smooth when applying to your skin and make up glides over it effortlessly. I also love how mattifying it is! This little mini size is the perfect size for someone who only uses primer on special occasions like me.
  92. Great


    This makes my pores look smaller underneath foundation
  93. Just amazing!


    Never believed this would cover my big pores so I bought this and I am hooked. Covers my pores and it's so smooth on the skin. I have already ordered the larger tube of this. Love it!
  94. Porefessional


    Nice siliconey primer that fills in texture on my skin. May pill with wrong foundation on top
  95. best primer


    I brought these few months back and I love it. It blurs all my pores. My foundation looks so smooth and beautiful. It lasts all day.

  96. Love this stuff


    My ride or die. I can't even explain how much I love this product. When I apply this My pores disappear. Like I this big pore on my forehead and when I apply foundation it stinks right in but with it's like it's not even there.
  97. None-existent pores!


    My pores literally disappear when I wear this primer. It is a lifesaver when my skin isn't at it's best!
  98. Great pore eliminator


    Good products to blur the pore before foundation. Also makes your skin silky smooth.
    Better than shiseido and shu eumura primer.
  99. okay


    I dont really love this- it makes my foundation look cakey.
  100. Does the trick


    I love this product, works well to fill in and smooth over pores however it does seem to bunch up and flake a little bit so when using try to pat into skin instead of rub
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