First Impressions: Benefit Porefessional (License to Blot)*

Benefit is a well known high end makeup brand and one which I absolutely love. A lot of my staple face makeup comes from Benefit such as their High Beam and Bella Bamba blusher. Perhaps a little pricey – but worth it, in my opinion.

When Benefit advertised the opportunity to grab a sneaky sample of their new License to Blot primer, I jumped at the chance. I’ve owned the original Porefessional before and believed it worked wonders. I definitely suffer from oily skin and large pores which isn’t the prettiest when wearing makeup as it slips, slides and looks patchy.


Porefessional: License to Blot is advertised as a ‘oil blotting stick’ which mattifies shine for up to 6 hours. This appealed to me straight away due to the oiliness I have to deal with. No matter how much powder I apply, there is a shine and unfortunate glow radiating from my face after two hours. Having tested this out for a couple of weeks, I 100% agree that this little tube of goodness keeps shine at bay. I applied the stick underneath my makeup at around 8 am and felt it kept my skin looking matte for longer than usual; perhaps around 1 it required a little top up but still less oily than usual.


If you suffer from oily and shiny skin, I’d recommend trying this out.





*This product was received for free however all opinions are my own. 

  • lauragale94

    The porefessional just didn’t work for me! I have gigantic pores and can’t find a primer to help! Lovely review, bet this would be fab for those with oily skin. Thanks for your recent comment lovely xx

    Laura |

  • Ashleigh

    I’m tempted with this one – I suffer from oily skin too. Soooo frustrating! Great review Lottie.