Which Benefit POREfessional Primer is for me?

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Benefit’s POREfessional Pearl Primer has finally arrived and we’re all pretty excited in HQ. If you’re new to the range, this skin-smoothing collection is commonly held as the makeup saviour for oily skin, but now the UK’s best-selling primer has a glowing new sister that you need to meet: Pearl. Working in social media, I know that this cult-favourite makeup base has stolen the hearts of many with its shine-absorbing and pore-refining benefits, so chances are, if you’re reading this edit, you’ll be just as keen as me to find out more about Benefit’s latest POREfessional. Let’s get to it…

The POREfessional Pearl Primer Formula


Imagine Benefit’s Girl Meets Pearl highlighter mixed in with the POREFessional Primer. Well, that’s what you get with the new POREfessional Pearl. Its angelic baby pink hue will uplift even the dullest of skin, whilst smoothing away any visible shine and pores too. If you’re wondering more about the feel of Pearl, this face primer is silicone-based to give you that soft, silken texture. But! It’s also oil-free, which is ideal for combination skin types like mine; you can get the best of both glowy and matte world’s all-in-one.

Do you think your skin is too oily for Pearl? Don’t panic, I know that sometimes oily skin doesn’t need any more glow, this is why I recommend the POREfessional Pearl for somebody that has combination skin with dull tones or dry patches. So if you’re still confused about which one you need, read on below to find out which POREfessional primer will suit your concerns.



Which POREfessional Primer is for me?

POREfessional vs. POREfessional Pearl



POREfessional Pearl Primer
Who’s it for? Oily skin with dullness and dryness
Texture: Silky lightweight balm
Finish: Lit-from-within glow

Creamy, glowy and soft to the touch, this skin perfecting primer will smooth away dry patches and blur away dullness. Even if you have a normal skin with no shine, the subtle pink undertone of this primer will kiss your skin with an awakening glow, which is perfect for ‘no-makeup’ makeup days.

Benefit POREfessional Primer
Who’s it for? Oily skin types with excess shine
Texture: Silky, lightweight balm
Finish:  Matte

The POREFessional Pro Balm is completely different in texture. More silken and enhanced with a nude tint, its invisible finish has more mattifying benefits than the POREfessional Pearl Primer. Again, this primer doesn’t have to be used underneath makeup; it can be used alone, or on top of your base to keep skin smooth and shine-free.

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