Benefit the POREfessional Agent Zero Shine powder

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The POREfessional: agent zero shine “the shine-vanishing PRO powder” £23.50
available online and on Benefit Cosmetics counters

Well Benefit Cosmetics has done it again and released another eye-pleasing, innovative little product inspired by their best selling pore-minimising primer – the POREfessional which I reviewed a few years ago and still enjoy to use. This spinoff loose powder, comically called Agent Zero Shine, is the most perfectly compact loose powder I have ever had the pleasure to shake, swirl and buff into my skin. Loose powder can always be a bit of a tricky customer especially when travelling or popping it in your makeup bag for touch-ups during the day, often with billows of dust greeting you once you’ve pop the lid and retrieved your kabuki brush. This nifty product however has everything neatly compact and at your fingertips for quick and easy touch-ups to keep shine at bay.

Once the top is removed then the handy dispenser is revealed with the lid now acting as a convenient place to shake the powder in to and ready to apply. And then, as if by magic, with a swift twist at the bottom of the product a soft, baby kabuki brush appears. Simply shake the powder out, swirl the brush in the lid and apply evenly over your foundation or bare, primed skin for a smooth, beautifully blurred skin finish. The powder is light and fine and buffs onto your face nicely and mattes out any shiny areas instantly. The powder is quite a light shade but the colour is almost invincible on the skin once applied so I think it would suit most skin tones and be a great little addition to your makeup bag. As for its promise to help minimise pores much like the original POREfessional, I have to say that I didn’t notice much difference but if you are using the primer anyway then you don’t really need this benefit from the powder as well. However, as a loose powder it is really rather lovely and keeps your makeup looking fresh and natural whilst eliminating any signs of the dreaded shininess!

I wouldn’t say this is a powder you must go out and buy pronto but for its fabulous, easy-to-use design and lovely skin-blurring qualities, it is definitely a nice addition to have close at hand for when the shine needs to be banished! Have you tried this latest recruit to the Benefit POREfessional range?

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  1. 3rd January 2014 / 12:28 am

    This looks amazing on you! Need to try it out asap. Xx

  2. 3rd January 2014 / 1:06 am

    I heard Ingrid rave about this. It's nice to know it does work. I have so many powders that I don't think I'll run out and try this but thank you for the lovely review!

    E | Beauty/Skincare | Cocoamourr

  3. 3rd January 2014 / 1:29 am

    I was looking at this the other day, and I wasn't so sure about. Now, I am! Thank you for the review on it!


    A Kentucky Lady

  4. 3rd January 2014 / 5:16 am

    Looking forward to this coming out in Canada.. Haven't seen a negative review yet!

  5. 3rd January 2014 / 5:18 am

    I really liked the idea of this, but I absolutely adore the Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot powder which is just over £10 so I don't know if I'd purchase this at nearly £15 more? I love the packaging though, it's adorable! xx

    Gem //

  6. 3rd January 2014 / 7:36 am

    I love the original Porefessional and as I still struggle with shiny skin this is on my to-try list! x

  7. 3rd January 2014 / 7:49 am

    Ive heard this isnt really worth it! And is a bit naff to use :(! Ill stick to Stay matte :)! xxx

  8. 3rd January 2014 / 9:30 am

    I need to get my hands on this, I feel like im the only blogger without it.

    Doe's it cake at all?
    Have you tried differenct application styles?

  9. 3rd January 2014 / 10:13 am

    I really need to pick this up, sounds amazing and your skin looks SO good! x

  10. 3rd January 2014 / 11:25 am

    I'd love to try this. It looks like a really excellent product! xx

  11. 3rd January 2014 / 11:46 am

    Ooh this looks lovely, however don't think it is something I will be running out to buy in a hurry!

    Sophierosehearts x

  12. 3rd January 2014 / 1:17 pm

    Love the look of this! Such cute packaging, and I really like the idea of a "skin blurring" powder!

  13. 3rd January 2014 / 1:45 pm

    The packaging for this stuff is just genius, I have always been put off from buying loose powders as I am a clutz and think I'll end up spilling loads, but loose powder does give a much nicer finish in my opinion so will definitely have to pick this stuff up xx


  14. 3rd January 2014 / 9:55 pm

    Ooh I saw this in store over the weekend but my boyfriend dragged me away as I'd already spent so much in the sales ha! Definitely going to have to go grab one 🙂 thanks for sharing x

  15. 4th January 2014 / 2:53 pm

    Great review and pics hun x

  16. 6th January 2014 / 7:56 pm

    Great Post and amazing photos 🙂 This is top of my wish list!