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Benefit The POREfessional Primer 22mL 22ml

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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 Primer 22mL Reviews

4.3 of 334 reviews

81% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

Hides the pores


This really is a good product that truly hides your pores. It’s almost like a foundation in terms of how it conceals it. Texture is not like foundation, pretty unique. Havent found something else like this. 100% recommend

Most Helpful Criticism

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.
  1. Blurs pores


    This really is the most blurring primer I have found. While the product can feel heavy at the end of a hot or humid day, a little goes a long way and the blurring properties are undeniable. It didn't block my pores as other silicone primers do and the only real learning curve was not over applying. Very good product if you need to smooth skin.
  2. Hides the pores


    This really is a good product that truly hides your pores. It’s almost like a foundation in terms of how it conceals it. Texture is not like foundation, pretty unique. Havent found something else like this. 100% recommend
  3. Expensive but does the job perfectly


    This is just perfection. It covers pores perfectly. A little goes a long way and the tube will last a long while too.
  4. Skin canvas


    didnt know if it covered my pores at first, but i tried other brands and none worked quite like this one. I guess my pores are just too big for any product to blur completely, but this one will be the closest i can get to!
  5. Such a good product


    This primer delivers exactly what it claims. Pore size is reduced & imperfections blurred. A beautiful base for foundation and makes my foundation look perfect
  6. Good for minimising appearance of pores


    I really like this product for minimising the appearance of pores. The texture is velvety and smooth and a little goes a long way. I think this primer works best when you use a very small amount and really massage and blend into the problematic areas where pores are. I find fingers works best although a dense brush will work too. It really minimises the appearance of pores and definitely helps wit...
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  7. 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!
  8. 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!!
  9. Smooths out pores


    Really smooths out pores, helps foundation look flawless.
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. 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!
  15. 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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  16. 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.
  17. Amazing!


    Just amazing. Nice primer that fills in texture on my skin. Love it!!
  18. 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.
  19. 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!
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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...
  23. Good primer


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


    only pore primer that actually works and that fills in pores.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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 ...
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  28. Girls best friend


    Best primer in the game. Great for sensitive and dry skin. Helps with foundation setting and literally hides pores. Love it.
  29. Good


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


    this was not very good. Way over priced. Didn't do much to my skin.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. My all-time favourite


    This is my favourite primer. It literally makes your pores disappear. Everything looks smoothed over.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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!
  40. Great for pore control


    This product certainly hides the appearance of pores. The formula is quite slippery though and I have found that it can cause cakey looking makeup with ceratin foundations used over the top. I would suggest buying the smaller "trial" version before spending big $$ on the larger sized one. This seemed to work well with my oily T-zone. But I would certainly look into more reviews about which foundat...
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  41. 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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  42. Great primer


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


    best primer for pores. leaves a silky finish and great for under makeup
  44. 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.
  45. Fantastic Primer


    I have been using this primer for years after receiving a sample. I love it, it makes my skin smooth prior to putting liquid foundation on. I have combination skin and it works fine. You can see as soon as you put it on the smoothness of your face. I have had bad acne and left some little dents, this fills them perfect. Please don't ever stop making this...
  46. 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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  47. 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.
  48. 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
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
  51. 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.
  52. Not bad


    Goes on really well but doesn’t stop the shine on my nose oops!
  53. 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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  54. 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.
  55. 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!
  56. like it


    Goes on really smooth and stays on all day. Really happy with this product.
  57. The hype is worth it!


    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!
  58. 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,
  59. Love the finish


    Love this primer and the silky smooth finish on my skin. Defs recommend!
  60. 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.
  61. 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!
  62. 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.
  63. 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.
  64. 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!
  65. 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.
  66. holy grail


    Love this primer! Makes my pores disappear and allows makeup to transfer onto my skin smoothly and softly!
  67. One of my favourite primers!


    This primer has the skin feeling lovely and well prepped for foundation. It is definitely pore filling and looks beautiful. However, I find that the staying power is not great on my nose.
  68. Love


    I wish I didn't love this primer as much as I do because I would rather use a cheaper option.... but this is the only silicone based primer that smells as good as it does. The product is works really well and feels so smooth. Great for sensitive skin too.
  69. Great for oily skin


    This primer is great, blurs pores, assists with oil, great before foundation etc. I really like it on my combo/oily skin that also has large pores. I do find it breaks me out though, so I don't use it as often as I would like unfortunately.
  70. Favourite


    Best primer I haven't found another one better.Helps my foundation stay on in summer helps control oils
  71. PORE


    I really had high expectations with this! i do not like this primer at all! it clogs your pores and also has silicone in it! disappointed to say the least! will not be purchasing again!
  72. Sadly, not for me


    I had such high hopes for this primer, since it has such a lot of people who swear by it. I have oily/combo skin and prominent enlarged pores on my cheeks and chin. I've tried this primer many times in different ways (under different foundations, only where needed, with other primers, on its own, etc) but I just can't get this to work and not end up feeling like I have an oil slick on my face. I ...
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  73. 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.
  74. Best Primer I've Tried


    My pores literally disappear when I wear this primer. It is a lifesaver when my skin isn't at it's best! I use this one at home and have the travel size in my bag always.
  75. Not good for oily skin!


    I have a very oily T-zone and unfortunately, that is also where my pores are! This product smells amazing but turns me into a grease ball by the end of the day. I also find it exaggerates my dry patches and makes foundation go on weirdly.
  76. beautiful when used corrrectly


    when used correctly with the right foundation, this has a beautiful effect. the moment you use too much, you'll know about it, coz it will feel heavy AF and you'll look very made up. if that's your thing then power to you. i like using just a teeeeeeny bit on and around my nose and inner cheek aread to help make my face look smooth. seems pricey but lasts a long time because you need so little and...
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  77. Wear on its own


    This product is a great blur on the no makeup days for the mature skin, not so great under foundation. Goes well with the agent zero shine on the days you want that makeup free look.
  78. Such a nice primer


    I like to wear this on its own (when my skin isn't angry at something). It blurs my pores and makes my skin look really smooth. Also works well under my makeup (obviously) and doesn't make me break out or causes any irritation.
  79. Best primer.


    I brought these few months back and I love it. It blurs our all my pores. My foundation looks so smooth and beautiful. It last all day.
  80. Go to primer


    I have been using this product for years. I have tried other primers in the past but always regret it and go back to Porepfressional. It is lightweight. Does not leave my face shiny and does everything it says it does. Pores look smaller and makeup sets nicer
  81. Silky Smooth

    Court B

    I bought this to wear under makeup and to try and give my acne scarring a little more love. It works a treat to give you a smooth to touch finish but didn't feel like my pores were completely hidden. It is great for a little extra support and gave my acne scarring a bit of a buffer. I wouldn't wear daily, just when doing a full makeup look.
  82. Amazing!!


    I received a sample of this with my Adore order and I was amazed at the immediate results. I have large and noticeable pores both on my nose and chin and they were minimized instantly. A little really goes a long way.
  83. A classic for a reason!


    This is probably the only primer I regularly repurchase, I've tried a lot but keep going back to the Porefessional. It goes on nicely and definitely makes my pores less visible, would highly recommend for anyone with oily skin!
  84. Great Primer


    The Porefessional primer works really well. It helps reduce the appearance of pores, helps your makeup go on smoothly & stay on for much longer. I use it whenever I have a special event to attend.
  85. Lovely product!


    I have large pores and this primer is incredible to cover them up. It really fills them all in and my foundation looks great over the top.
  86. Good


    It’s shuts the pores and gives u a smooth matte finish .
  87. Good primer


    Good primer, just make sure you don't use too much or it gets funny. But really good to cancel pores when you use it right.
  88. My favourite product


    All time favourite ever. Been using this primer for years and can not fault it. Creates a wonderful base and visibly refines pores! Works under almost any foundation and really prolongs the wear/quality of makeup. Could not live without it.
  89. Poor primer


    Not sure how this primer has such a huge hype, I found the primer didn’t blend into my skin, it just clumped up, so I had to get a face washer to get the clumpy bits, The scent seemed to have bothered me for the remaining day, . Didn’t notice a difference in the size of my pores, for the price tag it’s not justified. It’s one of the worst primers I have come across.
  90. Good


    This minimises my pores and makes my face look slightly airbrushed. Goes well under my foundation too or alone
  91. 50/50


    I have large open pores so this is exactly the product I need.... . It does apply nicely and feel soft on the skin, doesn't have any negative effects on application of other products however I find it just doesn't make that much of a difference for me. Not worth the cost in my opinion, would certainly use again and perhaps be persuaded into buying a gift set that included this, but wouldn't buy t...
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  92. Not Great


    I have normal to dry skin with large pores on my cheeks so I opt for a silicone primer to help minimise their appearance.
    Everytime I've tried this, my foundation doesn't sit nicely on top. I've tried some different formulations but get the same result.
    Sadly, this primer is not for me!
  93. Benefit The POREfessional Primer


    This product is a life saver! This is my goto primer! Helps keep my makeup where i put it despite my oilyness. I highly recommend this primer to all my oily girls! Combine with kickass skin care, and setting spray, you'll wonder why you never converted earlier!
  94. Okay


    I was so excited to try this after reading so many positive reviews, but honestly it doesn't stand up to its claims.I found it doesn't really blur or give the appearance of filling pores at all. Instead made my makeup application more difficult as the foundation would pill off as I was applying using a brush. I think there are other primers that can do a better job.
  95. Use sparingly and it'll be worth the price tag!


    I love this primer so much. It's pricey but you really don't need too much, just a pea size. I often don't wear makeup, just my primer and feel flawless.
  96. Erases my pores and probably my mistakes too


    I’m going to be honest, I have a shocking amount of crater-like scarring and a huge amount of large and visible pores, especially on my cheeks. This became a real issue when I’d apply my foundation and find that my face would be scattered with foundation coloured pores, otherwise known as polka-dot pores. This primer fills in my scars and my pores and gives me a noticeably smoother appearance. It ...
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  97. Best pore-filling product!


    This primer does exactly as it says - it's porefessional and does a great job to minimise pores and get your skin looking that little bit clearer and smoother. The only criticism I have is that there's not much product for the price you pay, BUT if you're like me and only have visible pores around the nose area, you only need a very small amount to apply. I've had mine for over 6 months and have u...
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