Pores No More | NEW Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Pore Minimizing Makeup | Review - La Belle Sirene

Pores No More | NEW Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Pore Minimizing Makeup | Review

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Pores No More | NEW Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Pore Minimizing Makeup | Review | labellesirene.ca

Hey Beauties! 

While I don't like to focus on my "imperfections" because I truly believe that we are all uniquely and beautifully made and we shouldn't change a thing about ourselves. I do like to learn how to minimize or soften the little things that I don't necessarily love. For me, one of those things is pores. 

What's The Deal with Pores?

 Pores are a completely natural part of our skin, everyone has them and contrary to what you might have heard, you can't get rid of them. Pores are actually incredibly important to the way our skin functions. They allow oil (or sebum) to come up to the surface of the skin and naturally, lubricate and moisturize the skin. When your pores are working correctly, they keep the skin balanced and hydrated. However, when they are not working correctly is when you experience acne. 

A good skincare routine is the only true cure for clogged, blocked pores and by following that routine you will notice a difference in the size but the best way to alter the appearance is with makeup. 

Pores No More | NEW Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Pore Minimizing Makeup | Review | labellesirene.ca

I'm sure it's no surprise but my favourite way to diminish the appearance of pores is to use Benefit Cosmetics' POREfessional range. It all started with their infamous POREfessional Face Primer($42 CAD) and I have been using it for as long as I can remember. It's a silky, lightweight balm that you press into the skin to fill in lines, hide pores and help your makeup stay put all day long. 

Over the years a few new friends have come to join the POREfessional family like the Matte Rescue Invisible Finish Mattifying Gel ($38 CAD) and the Agent Zero Shine Powder ($40 CAD)  both of which I have reviewed before (here)! They have all taken the heart of the POREfessional primer and transformed it into an entirely new product that kept up the incredible pore-minimizing skills. 

Now, there is a new addition to the family with the POREfessional Pore Minimizing Makeup ($40 CAD)

Pores No More | NEW Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Pore Minimizing Makeup | Review | labellesirene.ca

The New Addition

The POREfessional Pore Minimizing Makeup comes in 5 shades that range from light to medium/deep but there is not a shade suitable for much darker skin. It is described as a weightless, long wear makeup to minimize the appearance of pores. It has an ultra thin, liquidy formula (almost to the consistency of water) that helps to lightly cover imperfections without settling into pores or clogging them. 

Pores No More | NEW Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Pore Minimizing Makeup | Review | labellesirene.ca

The thin consistency means it has a very light amount of coverage but it can be built up with two or three layers. The formula contains mushroom extract which helps to minimize the appearance of pores, as well as visibly smooth and blur skin. Designed to be worn with the rest of the POREfessional range, it gives a velvety matte finish and controls excess surface oil for up to 8 hours. 

The secret trick to this product is the custom pore-blurring sponge that is housed in the base of the tube. It is a very dense, velvety sponge that lets you target application to the areas where you need it and then buff away onto the rest of the face. It really helps the product sink into the skin and creates a seamless finish. 

Pores No More | NEW Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Pore Minimizing Makeup | Review | labellesirene.ca

My Overall Thoughts

I really enjoyed the POREfessional Pore Minimizing Makeup and while I am not the biggest fan of very light coverage products I really liked the formula and the way it looked on my skin. If you love a fresh faced look with light coverage and a matte finish then definitely check this out! 

You can find the Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Pore Minimizing Makeup at Sephora, Ulta, select Shoppers Drug Marts and more. 

*Press sample provided but opinions are solely my own*

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32 comments

  1. I'm the worst when it comes to picking the right makeup for my skin. Thanks for the insight on this product!

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  2. I've always loved the old Porefessional cream Benefit had. I didn't know they released a whole new line. MUST check these out!

    Belle | www.OneAwesomeMomma.com

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  3. I've tried the POREfessional primer and I really liked it! When my foundation runs out I might try this one out!

    Lauren // http://laurensjourney.com

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  4. A pore minimizer is exactly what I need! I didn't know about this product at all, thanks for sharing!

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  5. Sounds like a great product. I will have to look into buying this. I love the packaging and how compact it is. Anything to keep oil at bay

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  6. I have never found a primer or anything that can fill my pores. I've never tried these so I'd check them out. thanks!

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  7. I've also been using the POREfessional primer for a while so I'm curious to try this new addition to the range.

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  8. This sounds like a dream product for me! I cant wait to try it soon. I love the primer so I'm sure this is just as amazing!!!

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  9. I don't use Benefit has they don't cater to women of colour. I will say that their packaging is cute.

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  10. I love their primer so Im excited to see a review on another "pore" product. Hoping to test this out for myself soon!

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  11. I definitely need to check this out because I always find with what I'm using now, my pores on my nose and cheeks are still verrrryyy noticeable!

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  12. I love benefit!!! they have the most amazing product!

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  13. The package it came in is so cute. Love Benefits porefessional products.

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  14. I do enjoy the POREfessional Primer, so I may have to give this a try as well! Thanks for sharing!

    xo, Jessy | www.currentbliss.com

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  15. I love, love, LOVE Benefit products! Their stuff is sooo cute and everything works amazing. I totally want to try this one now!

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  16. I don't wear a ton of makeup so I always choose a very light coverage foundation, mostly to cover pores! This sounds like a way better option for me.

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  17. I've always wanted to try this brand and your review makes me want it even more! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. oh tht's such a great products! I gotta get my hands on it when it comes out!

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  19. I love Benefit products. One of my favourites is the primer! I love its delicate texture, it's light as a feather <3

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  20. love this product too! very pretty flatlay as well!

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  21. i need this in my life- and love these pics!

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  22. I normally love all benefit products! This looks like something I would like, I do like lighter products!

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  23. Is it just me do they also have the most adorable packaging?! I love things with beautiful branding!


    Prerana | http://broadcloth.co

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  24. Such a great review! I love the benefit packaging!

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  25. You have the prettiest flatlays on the internet, I swear! I've pinned so many of your photos for inspo! Benefit is such a tricky brand for me-- either their products are a massive hit, or a huge fail! I'll have to give this one a try!

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  26. I love the style of your photos! And this sounds like a nice product, I want to try it!

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  27. My pores are not too bad but on those days that they are, I am all for minimizing them. I use to use the POREfessional one and I found that it did not keep my makeup. So I switched over to the Smashbox Primer. Great review!

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  28. Such beautiful flatlays! And I can seriously get behind any pore-reducer!!!

    Tori || Victori Media
    https://www.victorimedia.com

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  29. Benefit always has the cutest packaging! These sound like such great products!
    xoxo,
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

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  30. It looks really light. I love the packaging. Their stuff always intrigues me. That stuff is just good marketing.

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  31. Every time I see one of those Benefit stands at airports, I tell myself that I really need to get my hands on their products. They're just so cute!

    www.ohtobeamuse.com

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  32. I love the PORE-fessional primer. It does a good job and fills my pores near my nose!!!

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