Using it as a primer definitely helps me put on foundation TEN times better. Foundation goes on top of this product like a charm, I've tried the Porefessional with multiple foundation brands including Chanel and Milani. It really mattifies but DOES NOT DRY IT OUT. Immediately you can tell that this product hides your pores and smoothes out your skin, priming it perfectly to layer on more makeup.
I've tried multiple pore minimizing and regular primer and this is my absolute favorite over all of the Smashbox primers.
For those skeptical of the small size, don't be fooled because you only need a TEENY TINY amount for every use and it does last awhile. It might be pricey but it definitely works and goes a long way.
MY FAVORITE PART: the scent, oh my god. It smells amazing, it's slightly lemony and refreshing and does not smell like gel or super heavy fragrance. The smell compliments the fact that the product feels so lightweight on your skin and I love that.View Review
i bought this from the store during the sale and i bought the biggest size because the girl at the store recommended it and says it will help protect my skin as dust and bacteria dont enter my pores when i have a primer on. i used this and it really does make my pores appear smaller. it is very smooth and silky when i apply this on my skin. i only use it on areas where larger pores are more visible around my cheeks, nose and a little on the forehead between my eyebrows. i apply this my pressing it into my skin and i only use a little product to avoid it from balling up. it is a nice primer and i really like it. my foundation applied nicely and i like how smooth my skin looks after applying this.View Review
This works well. I received a sampler size as part of a Benefit gift set and have to say it made my pores vanish even under a foundation that can really sink into them if I'm not careful. Right alongside my nostrils where my pores are biggest this didn't do much, but everywhere else on my face my pores weren't showing even hours into a workday.
The consistency is nice, kind of creamy and silicone-based, and does seem to form a good barrier for your skin. My foundation lasted longer than normal, looking good and not getting patchy when I used this. My skin is pretty normal, maybe verging on oily, but overall my biggest complaint with my mattifying foundation is that it can get patchy and cakey later in the day, and this helped prevent that.
The only con is the ridiculously expensive price for a small tube of primerView Review
I have large pores and oily skin so I have a hard time finding a primer that works for me and last all day long. This stuff has been amazing. It minimizes my pores and doesn't cause me to have breakouts. It also doesn't make my face look really oily and it's easy to take off. I would highly recommend this product to anyone who has skin like me.View Review
I like it!I have the 7ml trial version and surprisingly that's lasted me pretty long (I don't apply that much or often though), but using it sparingly will make it last FOREVER. It does what it says, blurs and minimizes pores and it's great for my oily T-zone!
Would recommend and repurchase, but would be a little iffy about paying for it at normal retail price.View Review
The Porefessionla Face Primer is a professional balm that minimizes the appearance of pores.
Key benefits and ingredients:
Quickly minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines and help makeup stay put with this priming phenomenon. The silky and lightweight formula can be worn under makeup to create a smoother-than-smooth canvas or used throughout the day to mattify shine and touch up problem areas. It’s so translucent, no one will know you’re wearing anything!
As a primer, apply a fine layer on clean or moisturized skin, starting from the center of your face and working outwards. Pat to blend. Feel free to use for midday touch-ups too just dab a pea-size amount over your makeup and blend.
CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, DIMETHICONE, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, ISONONYL ISONONANOATE, SILICA, DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, ISODODECANE, PHENOXYETHANOL, POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, FRAGRANCE (PARFUM), MICA, IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), LIMONENE, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, BHT. N° 04932