Review | Benefit The Porefessional

If you’ve got massive pores and you know it, lemme see you put your hands up!!! *swings both arms wildly in the air*…Big pores are the bane of any makeup lover’s existence because any product you apply just settles into your pores, further emphasising their appearance! 

Help is on the way though…..Introducing The Porefessional…

I had heard about this product in passing many times but I never paid much attention to it because I just dismissed it as yet another beauty industry fad. However, as my pore size got more and more troubling to me, I decided to just give it a shot for the hell of it. My friend, Adaku of ThirdWorldProfashional was going to the UK and I asked her to hook me up which she did, kisses baby girl!

Benefit simply describes it as “PRO balm to help minimise the appearance of pores and fine lines for smoother than smooth skin” I couldn’t agree more, it does exactly what it says on the tin! When I opened the tube to discover that the primer had a light brown colour it made me really comfortable. I don;t know about all you Milk-of-Magnesia-as-a-primer wearing ladies but something about having a white base scares the pants off me.

The directions say to pat (NOT RUB) the primer into problem areas with your finger and I did just that- my cheeks, chin and T-Zone. I then let it dry down for a bit before applying my foundation. First thing i noticed, my buffing brush glided over my face beautifully, like skates on an ice rink, I kid you not. The Porefessional had provided a layer of smoothness for my makeup to sit on, amazing right? Well it was for me because I have never been one to use primers so this was phenomenal stuff. The foundation blended really well into my skin and my pores? Well, look for yourself below…

My Right Cheek Before and After; large pores be gone! 

You guys thought I was playing when I said I had massive pores right? -_- Anyway let’s focus on the after, how amazing is the Porefessional? Looks like I got pore reconstruction surgery! LOL….The results are beyond! The best part is that because the primer is translucent, so when those pesky pores start reappearing during the day, you can just lightly tap the primer over your makeup without disturbing anything  I’m never wearing makeup without this primer again.

What’s Not So Great 

One thing I must mention though, the Porefessional works more as a pore minimiser than an actual primer, at least on me. I have combination skin so I only get oily around my T-Zone. It still got still as oily as it usually would, no big difference there so if you are looking for a primer that holds oil, this might not be the one. I hear Becca does a hardcore primer that arrests all oil glands so you might want to check that out 🙂

Where to Buy

Now when I typed up this review a few weeks ago, I did not know anywhere in Lagos that sold this primer, I didn’t know how to break the bad news to you guys. Nothing worse than whetting your appetite for a product and you can’t have access to it right? Imagine my excitement when BeautyRevNG posted that they now have this primer in stock! Get it here fast for N3800 before it runs out!

What primers for you guys swear by?

Peace and Love,



  1. April 11, 2015 / 12:58 pm

    I have been using Avon magiX face perfector for years now. I dont know if its a proper primer but it does the job of keeping my studio fix on (I dont use foundation) plus it has spf 20!

    • April 24, 2015 / 9:38 am

      Oh sounds like a great product! 🙂

  2. April 11, 2015 / 2:57 pm

    Funny, I have this but i think i've been using it wrong. My humongous pores still looked,well, humongous. My go-to combo when I have to be out all day is the Becca primer with the Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer.I swear by that combo. I have super oily skin, and with that combo, nothing is passing through, at least for some hours. I may give this another try (this is why people fail exam, not reading instructions,hehe) . Great review!!

    • April 24, 2015 / 9:39 am

      Hahaha! I envy your super oil blocking combo 😀

  3. April 22, 2015 / 10:23 pm

    Yes! I'm glad your pining after it didn't cloud your judgment. Such an honest and helpful review. I'd heard so much about it, tried it & also found the same issue w/oily t-zone so chucked it aside lol


    • April 24, 2015 / 9:40 am

      Yes my dear, as a primer it's pretty

  4. April 29, 2015 / 8:41 pm

    I would like to know where you got your hands on Bioderma. Please say it can be found in Lagos…
    love your blog!

  5. April 30, 2015 / 3:36 pm

    Shame it's oil control abilities aren't up to par cause it did a fab job with your pores. I have huge craters as pores on my face so I might still try this mixed with a a better oil controlling primer. I have my eyes set on the Becca primer but I'm dragging my feet cause of the price.

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