The first time I used the POREfessional Primer (£24.50) from Benefit I was a bit disappointed, I felt my pores looked huge (not what I was going for). I thought it was the Double Wear Foundation which gave me the terrible complexion as it really didn’t sit well on my skin no matter how I primed my face. I always felt that I had oily skin, although this really doesn’t seem to be accurate as when I put on this primer my foundation doesn’t look the best, clearly I don’t know my own skin type! After a few more attempts I have finally come up with the best routine for my skin which is a bit dry but becomes oily throughout the day.
When I use this primer I like to apply a moisturiser or a moisturising primer on first, Nivea Men’s Post Shave Balm is my current favourite. Then I put tiny amounts (about a pea size in total) on areas where I have large pores; so my nose, cheeks and forehead. For perfect makeup application I make sure each layer on my face is completely dry before adding the next, this reduces the occurrence of patchiness and streakage.
This method is woking fantastically. My makeup doesn’t shift, my boyfriend even commented on how good my foundation looked! My foundation/concealer coverage normally fades through the day exposing my red cheeks, but this doesn’t happen. Even when I got a bit sweaty the other night in a packed restaurant the other night, I didn’t get the dreaded shiny face.
I have finally found something that has made my skin look flawless, which is what every girl needs in her life! I recommend that if you have a drier skin type to avoid this primer or use my method.
Have you tried this primer? Do you have any Benefit favourites you would recommend?- Be sure to leave a comment to let me know!