Friday, March 14, 2014

Benefit the POREfessional

RATING (out of 5 stars): 3 stars

COST: $30

THE SKINNY: In the crowded field of makeup primers, Benefit's the POREfessional doesn't stand out. This nude-colored product is a little thicker than others but doesn't go on as smoothly.

Maybe that's to be expected, given the task of hiding pores, fine lines and blemishes. But it doesn't help the product feel better against my skin.

This is an oil-free makeup that is supposed to compliment all skin tones. It did fine on my fair skin, and it did mask imperfections.

But the whole time I was using it, I kept thinking that the Smashbox and Bare Minerals primers feel so much better on my face.

Sad, too, because I'm usually such a Benefit fan.

KEEP OR TOSS: Toss. Every time I get a box of samples from Sephora or Ulta, it has a Smashbox primer in it. I don't need another that's ho-hum.

CHECK IT OUT: Benefit says you can use the POREfessional under makeup, over makeup or instead of makeup.

-- Tested by Shay