Benefit The POREfessional Lite Primer Review

Review of Benefit POREfessional Lite Primer

Starting off the new year with a bang, Benefit have unveiled an exciting addition to their POREfessional primer range just in time for 2022…introducing the Benefit The POREfessional Lite Primer! The Lite version of the original primer has a water-based formula for a cloud-like lightness that feels as though there’s nothing on the skin. The gentle texture makes it the perfect base for any type of makeup look or stand alone pore smoother; if you’re a Benefit fan like me, you’ll be rushing to try Lite’s buttery smooth texture!


The Most Important Thing About The Benefit The POREfessional Lite Primer Is…

Years of hard work have gone into the POREfessional Lite Primer to make it non-comedogenic (meaning it won’t block your pores), while also making sure that its 73% water content ensures that ultra-lightweight feel. The long-wearing formula is designed to blur pores for up to 12 hours and create a smooth canvas to apply makeup onto if desired (it’ll help lock your makeup look in place for 12 hours, too) – all without adding an additional layer of weight to the skin; this primer really is as light as air!


What Does It Look Like On?

The cloudy pale pink primer instantly absorbs into the skin to be invisible in colour, leaving a blurred finish in its wake. Pores look more refined and your skin texture still looks natural but smoother, making this the perfect makeup base or natural matte blurring product for ‘no-makeup’ days.


What Skin Type Is It For?

The lightweight formula can be enjoyed by any skin type, but it’s best suited to those with normal or oily complexions.


You Will Love This If…

If you’re looking for a weightless, blurring primer, you’ve found the solution! Fans of the original Benefit POREfessional will also love the same pore-blurring results delivered by the smooth water-based Lite Primer and will appreciate the way it leaves a natural matte finish on the skin. And if you’ve ever been put off by heavy, thick primers in the past, POREfessional Lite is here to show you that primers really can feel feather-light.


Hero Ingredients:

Packed with a blend of pore-blurring powders that create a soft-focus effect, the primer features an impressive 73% water content to ensure its breathable and refreshing on the skin. As well as keeping your completion feeling light and free, the primer is enriched with vitamin E, which is known to have antioxidant properties for an additional skincare benefit. Benefit’s extremely gentle formula is fragrance-free and non-comedogenic too.


What Does It Feel Like?

The Lite Primer feels buttery soft as it smooths effortlessly over the skin to leave the lightest veil, ensuring a natural, breathable and cool feel that’s comfortable for ultra-long wear. 98% of testers agreed that the primer feels weightless, like nothing on the skin after the initial slightly powdery feel absorbs.


What Does It Smell Like?

To ensure the primer is gentle on the skin, it is fragrance-free with the only scent being a light clean aroma.


What’s Special About The Design?

In line with Benefit’s signature style, the POREfessional spy girl has been given a makeover as she flies through the clouds using a jetpack, soaring high above the clouds as though she’s as weightless as the primer within. The travel-friendly squeezable tube is completed with a bright blue sky and animated cloud imagery to show Benefit’s playful side.


How Do You Use It?

Squeeze a pea-sized amount onto your fingertips and smooth over the face, either before makeup or as a stand alone pore-blurring product. The Benefit The POREfessional Lite Primer can also be used alongside other Benefit primers for specific, targeted priming needs to suit your skin concerns.



Non-comedogenic. Fragrance-free.


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