What it is: Benefit Porefessional Pro Balm is a smoothing balm that helps to reduce the look of pores and fine lines.
Beauty bonus: The silky texture leaves skin feeling velvety and not at all greasy.
Beauty bummer: This balm is good — but it’s not magic. You have to approach this realistically, realizing that pores will not completely disappear.
Overall: This balm feels great on the skin.
We used it alone without foundation over top to get a better feel of whether or not it lived up to its claims.
It did not look cakey or greasy throughout the day. This lightweight cream is billed as a primer as well as a pore minimizer, and by the feel of it (think a little like eyeshadow primer), it would also do a great job keeping foundation looking fresh.
Would recommend? Yes
Where to buy: Sephora
—Review conducted by C&A beauty editor Kirsten Harris