A friend bought me this little gift set as she knew that I always struggle with my oily skin. She also knows that I am a massive Benefit fan, bonus!
This handy little kit contains three miniature Benefit products, including their popular "Porefessional" primer. The primer is just 7.5ml in size but you need the SMALLEST dab at a time, so even this small amount goes a long way. You can pat the primer on your T Zone before you apply your make up or you can apply the primer after applying your make up. I usually always apply it beforehand as the primer helps my make up to adhere to my skin. The primer not only minimises my pores but it helps with oil control too.
Using the primer means that my skin appears matte for longer and my skin feels soft and silky smooth after having applied the primer. This is a really good primer for oily skin and I would recommend it if your skin type is the same as mine. It also stops your facial skin from sweating before and during exercise.
Another handy product included in this package is "Girl Meets Pearl", which is a highlighter. I apply a tiny dot of this on my cheekbones and/ or brow bone. It gives my skin a nice healthy glow without looking ghostly. Again, this product is very long lasting and a small amount goes a long way. It's not too shimmery so you can get away with wearing it during the day as a simple highlighter. This is a nice product, although not essential. For this reason I probably wouldn't buy the full sized version.
The third and final product in this package is "Erase Paste", which is a concealer. I have only used this once or twice as I prefer my MAC concealer. However, it was of good quality and it hid my dark circles well. I wouldn't purchase this as an individual item though.
Overall this is a nice little kit but I doubt I would purchase it myself. It was a nice surprise to receive it as a present though!
As a reference, my skin is very oily in some areas, but severely dry in other areas. Oftentimes when I apply any makeup or product to my skin I break out and get red itchy patches all over my face. I have seen to many rave reviews and friends happily using this product that I just had to try it. Yes, the cost is a little higher, but the payout is also worth so much more than you actually pay.
I felt a little let down when I realized how small the tube that holds the product is, but I was reassured when I realized how little product is actually needed to get the job done. Just a small dab of this product goes a long way. The consistency begins as a moisturizer type product, but once rubbed into skin it turns silky and very soft. The wonderful thing about this product is that it does not make my oily skin areas extra oily, but hides oils instead. It also moisturizes and flattens any dry irritable skin areas so my face does not look flaky. With this product as a base I have been able to use concealer and foundation when before this product, I have been unable to. On a side note, hot temperatures do not stop this product from doing it's duty flawlessly!
I have been using this product for about half a year and I will repurchase it for the rest of my life. It holds my makeup in place literally all day, hides all imperfections, and actually improves my skins health. It smells pleasant and doesn't leave skin feeling like it has been caked with makeup.
Benefit POREfessionally Pretty Kit is worth Pound 53 / 00 and contains: Benefit The POREfessional PRO Balm 22ml Quickly minimise the appearance of pores with Benefit The POREfessional PRO Balm! Apply this silky, lightweight balm for translucent pore coverage and smoother-than-smooth skin / Pores / now you see 'em, now you don't / Benefit The POREfessional PRO Balm complements all skin tones / Can be used under or over makeup / Oil-free for a silky smooth finish / Benefit Erase Paste Brightening Camouflage for Eyes & Face / 02 Medium 3 / 2g This concentrated, creamy concealer brightens and camouflages in one easy step! Targets dark circles, discoloration and imperfections / Benefit Girl Meets Pearl Liquid Pearl for Face 7 / 5ml This soft golden-pink liquid pearl glides on for a breathtakingly luminous complexion / Pat on over makeup or wear alone for a dewy luxurious lit-from-within glow / It's pure pearly pleasure!