Review + Before & After: BENEFIT POREfessional Pro Balm Primer

Let’s take a break from skincare this week. What I like about makeup is you can tell if it works great even after one use. I got these samples few months ago. How? I read Benefit Philippines’ post and they were giving away samples. You just have to present the screenshot to their SAs. I claimed mine at Rustans Makati. I suggest you like their facebook page because they have random giveaways.

I’ve never tried anything from this brand. Youtubers and bloggers are talking about their Porefessional line and mascara. I grabbed the chance to get some samples. Who knows, I might like them and I’ll buy the full size? πŸ™‚ Let’s start:


Description & Directions
Quickly minimise the appearance of pores with Benefit The POREfessional PRO Balm Primer! Apply this silky, lightweight balm for translucent pore coverage and smoother-than-smooth skin. Pores… now you see ’em, now you don’t! Benefit The POREfessional PRO Balm Primer complements all skin tones. Can be used under or over makeup. Oil-free for a silky smooth finish..

To use under makeup: Apply Benefit The POREfessional PRO Balm Primer to clean, lightly moisturised skin. Pat on problem areas & blend with fingertips. To use over makeup: Pat on lightly over makeup & blend.

It looks like this:

– Always available in stores & online
– Subtle lemon-y scent
– Oil-free
– Silky consistency makes it easy to apply
– Glides smoothly on the skin
– Lightweight / doesn’t feel heavy on the skin
– Skin still looks & feels like skin after applying it
– Matte and natural finish
– Effectively minimizes & smoothens the appearance of pores

– Full size is quite expensive for me (44ml – Php 2,851.50 & 22ml – Php 1,671.50)

Before & After

It does what it claims to do. It minimized my pores. I like that it doesn’t feel heavy on the skin. You can definitely use makeup over or under it. ☺️

I recommend this to any skin type especially for oily skin. It’s very easy to apply because of its silky texture. This has matte finish and I like that. It gives extra moisture as well. This can be used alone/without makeup. 😊

Will I buy the full size tube? Yes, I’d get it if I already have a budget. I dont use primers at all but this one from Benefit is really good!! Now I know why this product is raved by a lot of people. 😊❀️


16 thoughts on “Review + Before & After: BENEFIT POREfessional Pro Balm Primer

    • I have oily skin so I prefer matte finish. My face looks flat right after applying my daily makeup but I have instant highlight effect once it gets oily na. Haha. πŸ™‚

  1. Hmm base on the picture, it looks quite similar to new blur cream of L’oreal πŸ˜€ I tried swatching it at the counter it felt unbelievably smooth.

  2. Hey,
    You should try one of their kits kasi you can try several of their products for the price of a full size one!
    Pero true may kamahalan ang products nila πŸ˜‘

    • I was thinking about that. May binebenta Benefit PH sa online kaso isang set lang yung may bronzer. But they have the 7.5ml nito for 500 pesos. Eeep I can buy a full size product sa ibang brand with that amount. 😱😭

      • Wow mahal nga! Baka you’ll find a store online. I once bought a Benefit set on strawberrynet for only 15€ … so maybe you’ll have luck and find a cheap set sa isang webstore 😊

    • Ikr. It’s so good but I’m not willing to spend that much on makeup. I dont use primers but I suggest using silicone-based ones. Silicone can smoothen out pores. Options are; Maybelline Baby Skin, Nyx Pore Filler, Revlon Photoready Perfecting Primer, L.A. Girl Pro Smoothing Face Primer

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