Any product that promises to minimize the appearance of pores, fine lines and smooth the appearance of skin making makeup last for longer is definitely something that I am not going to be able to pass by when tantalising my obssession with makeup by perusing the makeup aisles.
Benefit POREfessional Pro Balm has been the talk of the beauty world now for a few months since its launch with it appearing on many posts with mostly positive reviews with only a few negative here and there.
However, I wanted to give this product a thorough road test before making up my mind about which side of the fence I stand.
The POREfessional Pro Balm is an oil free, lightweight balm which can be used under or over makeup which when firstly dispensed from the tube is skin tone coloured but once applied to the skin turns beautifully silky and translucent so is suitable for all skin tones. I like it when makeup products include skincare properties as well and so I was happy to here that it contains a derivative of Vitamin E to help protect skin from free radicals.I must say that initially I was a little sceptical as I thought that it would leave an oily residue. However, I really like it!! It doesn't leave any kind of residue at all and lives up to its promise instantly minimising the appearance of pores, smoothing the appearance of skin and evening skin tone.
On those lazy days where I haven't felt like wanting to wear a full face of makeup, I have just popped this on and I am good to go as it does such a wonderful job at perfecting the skin and unlike some other primers it also doesn't make your skin feel tight and unable to breathe.
I love the way my foundation glides on when I use the POREfessional Pro Balm and I know that it is going to last all day without any really need for touch ups.
As always, Benefit have made the packaging cute and girly but it does feel a little cheap for 22ml for a £24.50 price tag but I suppose though that it is the product inside that counts and this one really delivers!
I featured this little beauty in my December 2013 favourites which you can see here.