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Benefit The POREfessional Pearl Primer 22ml 22ml

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Target PORES and defeat DULLNESS! The power of the POREfessional...PLUS brightening! This soft, brightening face primer instantly minimises the look of pores, locks on makeup and helps skin look bright, boosted & awake. It's the same oil-free, lightweight, silky-smooth texture as the original the POREfessional: Pore Primer PLUS a hint of soft pearly pink. Pores and dullness don't stand a chance!

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GREAT - 75% recommend

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Skin Concern:

  • Dull, dry or dehydrated skin
  • Pigmentation, uneven skin tone

Skin Type:

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

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4.1 of 86 reviews

75% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

Natural radiance

sarah_amyy

Amazing under make-up, but it is my go to over my moisturiser for silky smooth skin all day. No fines lines.

Most Helpful Criticism

Nothing changed

TiNa

Goodie bag gift. Definitely didn’t help much to cover the pores on my face.
  1. Natural radiance

    sarah_amyy

    Amazing under make-up, but it is my go to over my moisturiser for silky smooth skin all day. No fines lines.
  2. Really Great Primer

    Kyra

    I really love this primer! Even on it's own with no foundation, it smooths out my skin and gives me a healthy glow. I don't think it quite fills my pores like it suggests, but it definitely makes my skin look more even.
  3. Really Great Primer

    Kyra

    I really love this primer! Even on it's own with no foundation, it smooths out my skin and gives me a healthy glow. I don't think it quite fills my pores like it suggests, but it definitely makes my skin look more even.
  4. Fabulous!

    Jo

    This is a great primer and it makes my makeup stay on all day. It makes my dry skin appear glowy and minimises my pores.
  5. Smoothing

    Em

    I was shocked at the reviews for this as I received this as a sample gift and tried it, loved it. I don't ever use a primer because have never noticed a noticeable difference with one... but this one is so good! as soon as I put it on my face my pores were gone, skin smooth, and my born this way foundation looked so good on top.
  6. Nothing changed

    TiNa

    Goodie bag gift. Definitely didn’t help much to cover the pores on my face.
  7. Blurs pores minimally.

    Beautypedia

    The POREfessional Pore Minimizing Makeup has an ultra-lightweight formula that promises to control excess oil for up to eight hours and blur pores at the same time. We sure wish it did just that, but unfortunately there are some significant issues that hold this product back.

    We first have to point out that Benefit calls this "face makeup" to "target problem areas" rather than referri...
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  8. Doesn’t work :(

    Jess

    This didn’t work well for me. I found that it kept balling up when I would try to apply products on top even after waiting a while for it to settle into my skin
  9. Wasn't my vibe

    Brucey

    If you like pore clogging primers then it would be OK for you... BUT If you have acne prone skin (like me) then I would not recommend it... I think it made my skin worse and it made my skin feel heavy and unable to breathe.
  10. Not as good as I thought it would be

    Jayde

    I didn’t hate this primer but also didn’t like it either. It’s VERY thick and the bottle isn’t very big so I felt like I spent a couple minutes just rubbing it into my face.
  11. Great!

    Si

    It makes my dry skin appear glowy and minimises my pores. This is a great primer and it makes my makeup stay on all day.
  12. Amazing

    Tia

    This gives me a dewy finish and makes my foundation look great
  13. Great!

    Nadia

    I have large and noticeable pores on my cheeks and they were minimized instantly. Works great and adds a dewy glow too. Great product from benefit again.
  14. Amazing

    ton

    I do love this primer, it helps fill in my pores to give a smooth look, but i don't think its worth the price, there are other cheaper primers out there that do the same thing.
  15. Great primer for oily skin when you still want some light

    Danielle

    I love this primer. I have very oily skin so need a mattifying primer, but I still like my skin to look bright. This does exactly that and I particuarly like it for summertime. Most other primers for oily skin make my skin look dull, whereas this mattifies and leave a nice highlight.
  16. Not as good as then original

    Ruby

    I have used the original benefit primer for years, such a great product. For some reason I did not find the pearl as effective. I found my skin became oiler sooner and it did not blur my poor as well. Still a good product but I will stick to the other.
  17. amazing

    Doodoo

    I love the benefit porefessional primer it's my ride or die. So I decided to try this one out as well. This one gives that glowy dewy look and also minimises my pores.
  18. Good enough to even wear without makeup

    Rach

    Sits great under liquid foundation, with a slightly dewy finish. I have even worn it just on it's own and it still makes my skin look fab!
  19. Love this for everyday!

    Kel

    When I received this as a sample I wasn't sure about the 'pearl' factor, but can say now it is my favourite for everyday use! Not only is it a fab primer the pearl gives a great little glow. I have gone from not being a primer girl to now purchasing the full price product. A little goes a long way which is also a bonus.
  20. Love this for everyday!

    Kel

    When I received this as a sample I wasn't sure about the 'pearl' factor, but can say now it is my favourite for everyday use! Not only is it a fab primer the pearl gives a great little glow. I have gone from not being a primer girl to now purchasing the full price product. A little goes a long way which is also a bonus.
  21. Not that good

    T

    I am not a fan of Benefit primers and this is no exception. This leaves a white cast and doesn't exactly seep into my skin and makes the foundation also not sit well. Maybe because I have combination skin or what but this just doesn't work for me.
  22. Great primer

    E.R.

    I LOVE the original Porefessional so of course had to try this as well. It's really good - it has a similar pore-blurring effect as the original but with an added subtle dewy glow. I prefer a matte look generally so will ordinarily wear just the Porefessional, but I use this when I want a more dewy look and it wears really well under foundation and gives my skin added lustre without emphasising my...
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  23. Great

    Tia

    This is a great primer and it makes my makeup stay on all day. It makes my dry skin appear glowy and minimises my pores.
  24. Best primer for dull oily/dry combination EVER

    _Rachel

    I have dull, sallow yellowish skin that gets really oily and open pores around my nose and middle forehead, but is also annoyingly dry and flaky in patches. I never would have chosen this primer because it is called "pearl" and I am afraid of anything that is not ultra matte because of my oily nose and open pores. I tried this because I received a free sample and I could not believe how awesome it...
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  25. Really nice primer

    Leash

    I received this primer as a sample and was very impressed. It glides on so nicely and straight away makes my skin feel soft and ready for me to apply my foundation. I have noticed my foundation stays better and gives me a nice shine. I will be ordering the full size product.
  26. Really nice primer!

    Suzannah

    I have this and the standard version, and alternate depending on what my skin is doing. I use the pearl version when my skin is looking good, to give me a bit of extra glow.
    I don't tend to wear a lot of makeup, so like to wear these to blur blur and smooth my skin with a little concealer. Works well to blur out my pores and just make my skin look more refined. Also works well under my mak...
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  27. Lightweight and good coverage

    Lauren

    Light weight and good coverage. Nice matte finish to place underneath my foundation. Do find that it can make my skin look a little glossy, great it you like that look I guess.
  28. Goodbye pores

    Kristy

    I received this as a sample from AB and I have used the regular POREfessional primer but had not tried this Pearl version. Just like the original, this is great at minimizing pores. I have used it over my foundation too as a highlighter - just to see what effect it would have and it was subtle but cute. It did not cause a breakout. I'm not sure if I will purchase it in its full size, however, I d...
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  29. Benefit POREfessional pearl

    Nomes

    I was curious to try the pearl version as have previously used porefessional primer and loved it. I have normal skin not dry not oily. Glides on smoothly but adds an extra glow. Foundation applies well over the top and stays put without becoming oily. Will definately be using this from now on.
  30. Amazing!!

    Kate

    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. Works just like the original but adds a dewy glow.
  31. Good

    Y

    This is as good as the original porefessional it just gives a bit more of a glowy finish than the very matte porefessional. Really minimizes my pores and looks great.
  32. My favourite everyday primer

    Cindy

    Such a lovely primer ! It's great for everyday use, perfect balance to brighting up your complexion !
  33. Benefit The POREfessional Pearl Primer

    Lily

    My always have to get! I will apply it before applying my make up so to ensure my skin is poreless. It really smoothens out my skin and cover up my pores. Absolutely love it!
  34. Nice texture but not my holy grail.

    Emma C

    I have oily/combo skin so love a pore-blurring primer, but this one didn't turn out to be my holy grail. The texture is exactly as I like - silicone-y yet mattifying and pore-filling. But I found the slightly pink tint just highlighted the pink tones already existing in my skin, and the pearly/brightening effect was too subtle to have any impact beneath my tinted moisturiser or foundation.
  35. Great

    Sarah

    This primer covers my pores and provides a great base for my makeup. It also gives my skin a nice glow.
  36. Glowy

    Jayde

    This primer makes your skin look really glowy while minimizing the appearance of pores!!
  37. Clumpy

    Libby

    I found this product difficult to smooth across my face and it actually clumped when rubbed on. It did not reduce pore size and it did not leave a nice base for my makeup either.
  38. I like the original more

    Michelle

    I thought I would love it when it came out but I prefered the original one. This one clogged my pores and doesn’t
    Smooth out the pores as nicely as the original ones does
  39. t zone

    emily-rose

    best for oily skin I use this for my T-Zone and its fab, pore blurring so good around the noise area, and it great for a brighting effect
  40. Brilliant for the T Zone!

    Lauren

    When I want a glowy base for makeup I use this over myT Zone and Mac strobe cream on my cheeks and forehead and my makeup stays all day and sits beautifully. My pores disappear. Love this as an alternative to the original.
  41. Cute shimmery version of the original

    shan

    a cute, slightly shimmery version of the original. Still conceals my big pores, especially on my nose and creates a very slight highlight
  42. On the fence!

    Nadine

    The product does what it says, however it is quite sticky and very tacky. The sheen can sometimes be too iridescent under makeup, so it doesn't look natural. In my humble opinion, not worth the hype.
  43. Great

    S

    Smells wonderful. Sweet like candy. Obviously not as mattifying as the other porefessional. So I feel like I see my pores a very tiny slightly bit more, but the pearl gives a nice glow to my somewhat dry skin. I love both and will continue to use both.
  44. Great

    Stef

    This is a great pore filler and a nice base for foundation! A must have !
  45. Pore filling without the drying effect

    Amy

    this is a great pore filler (and I actually prefer this to the original)!
    I find that some pore fillers dry out the skin once applied and also find that this one keeps it hydrated and gives a slight luminous glow without making the face look super shinny !
  46. Works

    Stephanie

    Got this product as a sample. This product definitely minimizes/blurs the sight of pores underneath makeup and makeup goes on smoothly. However I don't think its a necessity unless you're really conscience about the size of your pores.
  47. Love Love Love

    MB

    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.
  48. Good product

    Sarah

    Definitely does minimise the look of my pores under makeup, applies smoothly :)
  49. Undeniably great

    Paris

    I received a 5ml sample of this and was intrigued to try this as I have the original Porefessional. Just like the original, upon application,pores are gone! It leaves a matte finish so would be extra good for oily skin. This version has a slight pink tint which is unnoticeable upon application and it seems to provide a brighter canvas than the original. I will probably alternate between both depen...
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  50. good but not long lasting

    Abbie

    This is a great product, however quite expensive for just a small tube. I only used it as a spot treatment just on my nose and cheeks, and it worked great for the first few hours of my make up then I could see my pores reappearing, I think my skin soaked up the product quite quickly. It would work great if you were having up close photos taken and wanted a quick fix to pores.
  51. Great

    M

    This is fantastic. Brightens and smooths my skin makes it really pretty. Would repurchase!
  52. Great

    Mad

    The texture of this primer is amazing it literally feels like velvet and i found a reduction in poor size.
    the pearlescent glow really didn’t work on me at all if anything I felt it made me look overly Oily and because of that I found my foundation didnt sit well.
    I think it would definitely be a good primer for some people but I wouldn’t buy again
  53. Suits me

    Tennille

    I like this product as I tend to have shine which this minimises. It helps me to look healthy, the only reason I didn't give it a five is because of the slight chalkiness but perhaps this is to be expected...I haven't tried primers before
  54. not cruelty free

    Amber

    poor animals are getting tested on with this product and probably killing them aannndd I can still see my pores
  55. Pore smoothing

    Kate

    I had been wanting to try the original POREfessional primer for a while, however I didn’t like how Matte it was so I never purchased it. As soon as I saw this product I knew I had to try it. This product is life changing. I only use it on my nose, chin and forehead (tzone) and you only need the smallest amount of product. It fills in and smooths your pores amazingly whilst still leaving the skin w...
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  56. Best primer I have tried so far

    Nana

    Absolutely love this product.

    I have lots of acne scars on my face and have tried a few primers before but never really achieved a great result.

    Benefit the POREfessional really does hide all my imperfections, will definitely stick to it.
  57. Small pores, healthy glow

    Jenna

    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!
  58. Lit from within glow

    Alex

    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 :)
  59. Clogs pores and doesn't illuminate

    Shontay13

    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 ou...
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  60. 1 star less than real rating as benefit is not cruelty free :(

    R

    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
  61. Great for dry skin

    TIffany

    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.
  62. Glowing Review

    Laura

    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
  63. Good

    Nell

    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.
  64. A good prime

    Megan

    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.
  65. Disappointing as predicted

    Esther

    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 ...
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  66. So good!

    Sammy

    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 :)
  67. New favourite

    Prue

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

    Leilah

    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.
  69. Love this primer

    Sarah

    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 !
  70. My new favourite

    Rebecca

    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.
  71. A good primer

    Natalie

    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 Pore...
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  72. Love!

    Liana

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

    kayla

    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 ...
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  74. AMAZZZZZING

    Kendal

    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.
  75. Amazing & Super stylish!

    Rebecca

    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!
  76. Holy Grail Primer!

    Kiah

    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 re...
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  77. I’ve finally found what I’ve been searching for

    Simone

    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 consci...
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  78. Crazy good

    Sophie

    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!
  79. The original + glow

    Bec

    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.
  80. Pretty but not sure it primes that well!

    Amelia

    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.
  81. Good primer

    Courtney

    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
  82. Does a good job

    Suzanne

    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.
  83. Great to use on its own!

    Tiffany

    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.
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