Benefit’s New POREfessional Lite Primer Allows Skin to Breathe While Also Blurring Pores


When it comes to makeup prep primers, Benefit’s The POREfessional Primer is a cult favourite. This beauty works to minimise the appearance of pores, while also filling in texture to create a smooth base for makeup. It forms a barrier between your skincare products underneath and your base products on the top, while also sealing off excess oil from appearing, so your makeup lasts all day.

While we love this primer with a passion, it doesn’t suit everyone’s skin type. Say hello to Benefit’s newest baby, The POREfessional Lite Primer ($56), which is designed to feel ultra-lightweight on the skin, while still diminishing the look of pores and texture.

This new product blurs and refines the look of pores for 12 hours and helps with the even application of makeup, while also making it stay put for the same time period. The 73 per cent water-based content of The POREfessional Lite Primer is responsible for its gentle and lightweight feel that allows the skin to breathe.

Benefit The Porefessional Lite Primer

This primer is also fragrance-free and non-comedogenic and it imparts a refreshingly cool sensation on the skin, so it’s perfect for those who don’t respond well to highly fragranced or heavy products. To use, simply smooth all over the face with your fingertips, before layering on your makeup. You can also pat it on lightly over makeup for touch-ups if needed.

Benefit also recommends using The POREfessional Lite Primer in tandem with its The POREfessional Hydrate Primer ($56), which is a great idea for those with combination skin. Use the Lite Primer in the areas where you want to keep things light, like the forehead or T-zone, and opt for the Hydrate Primer in the more parched areas like your cheeks.

If you didn’t get on with the original POREfessional Pore Primer, Benefit’s new POREfessional Lite Primer is most definitely worth your time. You’ll never have to worry about your making moving around your face ever again, which in the heat and humidity of summer is a real blessing.

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