Benefit has released a new "Porefessional", don't worry the original is still available as the two are very different and made to work with one another. This one being a mattifying gel and the original being a "primer". You are to apply the Matte Rescue before primer. This is water based which I really like. I don't care for the original Porefessional (primer) it just didn't help pro long my foundation and slipped right off my face. This does what it says it will do though. I really do like it. It's great for you oily gals. I think it's a good concept as well to make the skin matte with one product and then use a smoothing/pore filling primer on top for the best application possible for your foundation. I apply it with a brush and not my fingers though because it tends to ball up if I rub it too much. So test it out to see how to best apply it for yourself. The first time was a disaster the other times I got the hang of it. I use it with a smoothing primer or blurring primer not necessarily the Porefessional but things with similar texture.
This is $28 for 1.60 oz. at Sephora. The OG Porefessional is .75 oz for $31. You can also buy this at Ulta, they were offering free gifts with a purchase of a Benefit product. I don't know if that offer still stands though, it should tell you if you get a free gift with purchase though.
The swatches above is Dew the Hoola on the left and Shy Beam Dandelion on the right.
So Shy Beam Dandelion is on the top of the cheek bones, center of the nose and forehead. Warm Soul from MAC is the blush, and Dew the Hoola is on the sides of the forehead and areas where I contour or bronze typically like under the blush application and sides of the nose.
If you're interested in getting these from Sephora or Ulta be sure to use Ebates and get you some cash back.
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