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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Review: Benefit POREfessional PRO Balm!

One big concern of many girls out there, including myself, has got to be PORES! :( God knows how irksome huge visible pores can get, and the worst part is that skincare can only do so much to help minimize pores, unless you're talking about expensive laser treatments and the likes.

I'm not too sure why, but ever since I started taking Roaccutane, I've noticed that the pores on my nose have somehow become more obvious! I've always had pitted pores at the sides of my nose, but suddenly, my entire nose seems to be all orange peel-esque and I hate it! Told my derm about it and she said it could be because of the reduction in oil production, which causes my skin to be drier and thus making the pores look more obvious ;( Has anyone encountered similar issues while on Roaccutane as well?

When it comes to "concealing" those troublesome pores though, thankfully, there is Benefit's POREfessional PRO Balm to save the day!

I first tried this product during a Benefit event last year, and I was so sold! Went to a Benefit counter the same week and purchased the POREfessional PRO Balm for my very own!

Couldn't be happier to oblige when Benefit Cosmetics Singapore asked Evonne and myself to take part in a special POREfessional workshop/event, because this is one of those products that I truly believe in! :)

The event was sometime last month, and you might have seen the super cute pop-up booth right outside Tangs Orchard!

There was even a flashmob with spy girls spotting sexy black boots dancing and the most adorable Vespas which rode through Orchard Road! You shoulda seen the crowd! XD

On to the workshop, 8 lucky girls got chosen from Benefit Cosmetics Singapore's Facebook contest, to be given a makeover by 8 of us bloggers! :D
The EDM that went out for the event!

The 8 of us got to dress up as Spy Girls in the signature mint green trench coat and I thought we looked really cute!! :P That's one of the things I love about Benefit, makeup is always fun and interesting with Benefit!

We worked in pairs (I was with Evonne of course!) to do makeovers for two of the girls! Using only Benefit's skincare and makeup products, the girls were given makeovers from scratch ;D

Here's Evonne concentrating really hard on her job as a makeup artist!

I thought I did a good job too, on transforming my lovely model, Carrissa, with a radiant and glowing look!

Jang jang!!! Quite proud of my makeup skills I must say! :D

Team Evonne and Yina! ^.^

Made new friends at the event! :)

Here's the spy girls and the prettily made-up Benefit fans all together for a group shot!

With Mei Ting and Amber from Benefit Cosmetics Singapore after the event ended, thanks for having us!!


As for the product itself: The POREfessional PRO Balm has been a staple on my dressing table for the longest time now, and it's something I always reach out for when I want that extra bit of perfection to my makeup!

“Quickly minimize the appearance of pores & fine lines for smoother-than-smooth skin! Apply this silky, lightweight balm alone, under or over makeup. Translucent, oil-free formula complements all skintones and helps makeup stay put. Contains a Vitamin E derivative, known to protect skin from free radicals.”


The new VS old packaging. New one's so much cuter! Other than that, nothing else has changed about this wonderful formula.


The nozzle is sealed for hygiene purposes, so just peel it off and you're all ready to use the POREfessional PRO Balm :D


This is what the POREfessional PRO Balm looks like, it's skin coloured and has got a firm consistency to it that melts into the skin upon application, leaving behind a smooth surface that feels almost powdery to the touch!

Personally, I like to use a tiny amount of POREfessional on my nose and around it (where my pores are the most obvious) before I apply my foundation on, and I feel that it helps to minimise the appearance of those huge pores, while creating a smoother canvas for me to work on! I don't like to use it for touch-ups because I feel that the POREfessional balm does not adhere as well to my skin when I already have other makeup on, and tends to slide off and cause weird smudges on my skin, especially if I'm getting sweaty and oily in our hot weather.

I was unable to really capture the effect of POREfessional PRO Balm on camera, but I think Evonne did a pretty good job! Read Evonne's review of POREfessional PRO Balm here! :D

Because you only need a very small amount of the product for each usage, the 22ml tube can seriously last you for ages! I've used mine for months, and I feel like it can last me for another year or something. It's a tad pricey but worth the price tag! :)

The Porefessional costs $48 for 22ml of product and is available at all Benefit Counters and Sephora.


If I had a POREfessional this size... It would take me ten lifetimes to finish using it. Hahahaha. Just kidding. Go try the POREfessional at a Benefit counter near you and you'd know why it's so amazing, really! ^.^

Get on Benefit Cosmetics Singapore's Facebook for more fun with Benefit! :D

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