I got this one of those little makeup kits you get when you go to the Benefit counter in the airports. It had a few different mini products and it was perfect for my holiday so I just had to get it. If I remember correctly it was around HK$350. You can buy the You can buy the full size for HK$305 from any counter here in Hong Kong. I don't have a lot of open big pores but I do have a bit and that makes my T-Zone really oily and the summer is the worst on my skin. Since I got this in the little kit I bought I had to try it and being a freelance makeup artist means having to do up many different skin types so it had major benefits for me. I always like to try products before I use them on my clients.
I used it just on the areas that I felt needed it and believe me when I say it instantly smooths the area and makes the pores look SO much smaller. The skin once I have applied this is is super soft and kind of has a silky feeling to it. I let it sink in for about a minute and then apply my foundation or pressed powder. When I use liquid foundation the foundation glides smoothly over the area that I have applied the balm and doesn't make the foundation look streaky or patchy and even with my pressed powder which is the MAC Careblend the powder goes over smoothly and doesn't look caked on and neither does it streak. So you can see why I was impressed, so I added it to my professional kit. I didn't notice that my pores got blocked or looked worse and the best part I didn't break out. I love using this on clients and models who have pores that are visible its like magic and makes me use less product to try and cover them up, the client is happy and so am I. This has become a staple in my makeup kit and my professional kit.
I have to say I was very impressed, I had read a few mixed reviews on this awhile back so I didn't really expect much, but I must say it surely did surprise me and I am glad that I got this in the kit I bought at the airport, who else love airport makeup shopping. I definitely recommend this is like me you have oily skin and have pores.
Have you tried the Benefit Porefessional? Did you like it? Let me know what you think in the comment box below.