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Benefit The POREfessional: Pearl Illuminating Face Primer

4.1 of 28 reviews

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Skin Concern:

  • Pigmentation, uneven skin tone
  • Dull, dry or dehydrated skin
  • Oiliness and shine

Skin Type:

  • Dry
  • Normal to dry
  • Normal to oily
  • Oily

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4.1 of 28 reviews

81% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

The original + glow
I have used the original POREfessional for years. This is just as good as the original at smoothing out pores and priming my face for foundation application. The illuminating part of this primer is quite subtle, this gives my skin a healthy glow from within look. Very happy with this product as a primer.

Most Helpful Criticism

Good primer
The texture of this primer is amazing it literally feels like silk and really does shrink my pores! However the pearlescent glow really didn’t work on me at all if anything I felt it made my foundation look more matte..
I think it would definitely be a good primer for some people but I wouldn’t buy again
  1. Great to use on its own!

    Makes me look so nice and dewy! I love to use this on its own as it doesn't seem to work that well as primer, not as matte as I would like. I like how smooth it applies and the luminous glow it gives - definitely an easy product for days I'm lazy to wear foundation or prefer to not. I think the original works better as a primer.
  2. Does a good job

    I rate this product as good value for money. I don’t do heavy faces of makeup so enjoy the somewhat light feeling of this primer.
  3. Good primer

    The texture of this primer is amazing it literally feels like silk and really does shrink my pores! However the pearlescent glow really didn’t work on me at all if anything I felt it made my foundation look more matte..
    I think it would definitely be a good primer for some people but I wouldn’t buy again
  4. Pretty but not sure it primes that well!

    This gives the face a lovely sheen and does feel amazing on so its great just to use with some bb cream etc but under thick makeup it doesn't work as well as I expected in comparison to competitor brands.
  5. The original + glow

    I have used the original POREfessional for years. This is just as good as the original at smoothing out pores and priming my face for foundation application. The illuminating part of this primer is quite subtle, this gives my skin a healthy glow from within look. Very happy with this product as a primer.
  6. Small pores, healthy glow

    I prefer the original product as it’s my favourite ever primer, but this is good too. As it’s pearly I prefer it to use it only in the spots you would highlight, and my pores are larger in the places you want matte such as nose and chin. The texture is so smooth makeup glides on amazing!
  7. Lit from within glow

    I’ve been using Porefessional for years now so when I saw there was a new one in a pearl shade, I knew I had to try it. It covers up my pores just like the original porefessional but it leaves my skin with a glow from within! I absolutely love it and has been my go-to since I purchased it :)
  8. Clogs pores and doesn't illuminate

    Overpriced, clogged my pores and didn't illuminate my skin whatsoever.
    This is basically a slightly pink tinted version of the original Porefessional (which clogged my pores also).
    Not impressed at all. Also Benefit is no longer Cruelty Free, so disappointed in this brand.

    Far too over hyped and overpriced. There are much better quality, cruelty free and cheaper brands out there that don't get the positive attention they deserve.
  9. 1 star less than real rating as benefit is not cruelty free :(

    I don't really believe that this primer makes your foundation look dewy after application, it's a VERY subtle pearlescent sheen that does not dilute the matte of foundation at all. It is a great primer though.

    If you want dewy foundation, use a normal primer with liquid illuminator instead. Heaps more effective
  10. Great for dry skin

    I have dry skin and sometimes have eczema patches on my face which can make my makeup go flaky. This primer disguised them completely and had my makeup looking fresh all day. Love it wish the tube was bigger.
  11. Good

    I love the normal porefessional primer and this one is just as good, but with an added glow! If you are going for a dewy look this is perfect for you, and you can even put it under your foundation just on the bits you put highlighter on normally for an extra highlight base. I really like this and I think it gives extra value for the money you spend on the normal porefessional.
  12. Glowing Review

    I am a huge fan of the normal porefessional so thought I'd give this one a go. It is lovely. I got so many compliments about my skin glowing... even through my makeup and this was the only different product i used. It hid the pores around my cheeks amazingly and didn't sink in. Definitely worth a try if you love the original
  13. A good primer

    I purchased the sample size as I love the original POREfessional so wanted to compare... I didn't notice much difference. Which isn't a bad thing because I love the POREfessional product.

    It's great at reducing the pores and works as an amazing primer but I didn't experience much else as far as the pear effect goes.

    I would purchase again but it would only be replacing the original POREfessional.

  14. Disappointing as predicted

    I really don’t know what the hype is about...FOR ME it’s a total disappointment.
    Didn’t do anything it’s meant to.
    After applying my face looked as usual, I do have good fair skin with a bit of redness in cheeks and I got this primer due to its high rating which I find surprising after using it and to give my skin a bit of a boost ...

    It made my pores more visible for the first time contrary to its discriotion and no brilliance or anything.
    Texture is rich and that made it settle on top of the redness making every little imperfection more visible!

    That’s what I was afraid off..I did chat to a product specialist about all that: I asked if it was like Clarins instant smooth and she said no it’s like s mousse..well she was wrong it is EXACTLY like Clarins perfecting touch whuch again didn’t suit me.

    I see a lot of hype for this product, while INIKA primer and BAREMINERALS are barely advertised and they’re way better.
  15. So good!

    I've been looking for a good primer for a while now so I purchased the mini version of this pearl primer. I have oily/combo skin. I loved it. Went on so easy and gave me a glowy finish. I'm just about to buy the full size :)
  16. New favourite

    My foundation has never set as smooth, or looked as flawless as it has since using this primer.
  17. Great product for a healthy glow

    I was a huge fan of the Porefessional Primer, so I had to give this new one a go. It still does a great job of filling in my pores, although doesn't hold up as well on my oily skin type. This is a good alternative for someone who is looking for a primer that gives hydration and glow.
  18. My new favourite

    I was a lover of the porefessional however once I tried this one I can’t go back! It smooths my skin and gives a nice healthy looking glow. Keeps my foundation looking perfect all day.
  19. Love this primer

    This is fantastic even to use when usin no make up to make your skin glow ! Received as a sample but will be going on my Wishlist !
  20. A good primer

    I have super oily skin, and the original Porefessional primer is one of the only primers that helps me control oil. I really dislike a matte finish, so I was super excited to try this out!

    The smell isn't as strong in this primer as it is in the original Porefessional, which is a huge win for me! It doesn't feel as heavy on my skin, either. It blurs pores exactly the same as the Porefessional too.

    However, I didn't really notice anything 'illuminating' about the primer, which is disappointing because that's the whole reason I bought the product. Maybe I'm just not using enough? Otherwise, it's just as good as the original Porefessional primer and still definitely worth trying out. They're almost identical, but I like this one more because there's less of a smell and it feels lighter on the skin. Also - the packaging is cuter. :)
  21. Love!

    This stuff is amazing! As I was applying I could literally see my pores disappearing, made my make up look flawless.
  22. GURLL.....

    Do you remember 2011, when the attempted remake of mean girls was released? Yeah, I want to forget that too, because remakes never are as good as the original. Well, That's what I thought, and I didn't purchase this one straight away for that very reason. The POREfessional isn't broke, so why fix it? BOY was I wrong. After trialling this one originally as a sample, I went and bought the full-size one the next day. It blurs literally everything, like the original, but doesn't make you look flat. I literally wear this every day even without makeup and I've never had so many people comment on how flawless my skin is. Works well with ALL my foundations and makeup lasts. I've never said this about a product until now, Holey grail!
  23. AMAZZZZZING

    Always been a lover of Pore-fessional but have been feeling a little too matte and flat! This product is honestly the bomb. Blurred pores and oil control but still a luminous glow? Fabulous.
  24. Amazing & Super stylish!

    I believe Benefit Cosmetics want to achieve a standout product range that defines perfection and delivers what it sets out to achieve. I am extremely happy with product and after years of using another 'Big Name' brand primer, I have found a new one! Thanks Benefit Cosmetics!
  25. Holy Grail Primer!

    Obsessed with benefit products and this is no different! The one problem with my skin is huge pores and this product almost completely diminishes them, i usually use the regular porefessional which i love but was starting to think my makeup looks a little flat/dull which is when i decided to try this! this product is fantastic its matiffying but also gives your skin a soft luminous glow. Highly recommend
  26. I’ve finally found what I’ve been searching for

    This primer is the best primer I’ve ever used! I have oily skin and large pores and this primer mattifies my skin and reduces the look of my pores. It makes my face have a subtle, pinkish, youthful glow, and often I’ll just wear the primer when I don’t feel like putting on makeup. It feels so silky smooth and makes my makeup stay put all day! I feel so confident wearing it because I’m quite conscious of my skin and this makes me look fresh and radiant. I’m so happy I tried this product because now it’s my primer for life.
  27. Crazy good

    I AM SHOOK! The original Pore fessional didn’t really speak to but when Benefit came out with this pearl primer, I needed it. I’m all about that glow from within look and that’s exactly what I was able to achieve with this primer. It leaves your skin feeling super smooth which helps your foundation glid on like magic.
    I see you Benefit!
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