Benefit the POREfessional: License to Blot


Benefit Cosmetics Instant Oil-Blotting Stick* (£15.50) | available online and on counters now

Due to the beautiful balmy weather we have been
experiencing over the past few days, there seems no better time than now to
write about a product that could banish all those sweaty, shiny, melting-makeup
woes! Surviving the heat wave whilst keeping a pristine face of makeup is a
tricky task for many which is why handy little products such as the new
POREfessional License to Blot from Benefit might just be your new best friend
on your commute home from work!

The successful POREfessional range from Benefit
has just welcomed a third superhero product to their already much-loved line of
POREfessional face primer and POREfessional Agent Zero Shine powder in the
guise of an instant oil-blotting stick. Shine, pores and oil don’t stand a
chance now against this mattifying threesome and the latest addition is a great,
convenient option to keep the shine at bay when you are on the go! So what exactly
is it? Well if you can look past the cute, cartoon packaging so recognisable of
Benefit then you will find a triangular shaped, twist up stick that promises to
help mattify your skin for up to six hours thanks to some tiny blotting spheres
that miraculously absorb excess surface oil. The pyramid shape has been
designed to work perfectly in the areas that tend to need blotting the most
during the day– the side of your nose, forehead and chin, all without disturbing
your makeup.

The colourless stick imparts an invisible
balm-like film onto the skin which instants erases any shininess, leaving
little residue. The texture is lightweight and the key is to gentle pat and blot
the skin with the end of the stick and avoid any rubbing or stroking as this
will then disturb your makeup. Understandably you will move your makeup a
little when using this product and your stick can be left looking a little
grubby afterwards, particularly if you wear a heavier base. But you could always
use your fingertips to dab the product on to save your makeup moving around
your face or transferring onto the stick. Despite this one flaw it does do the job at eradicating the oily
areas instantly and keeps your complexion shine-free for a good few hours afterwards.
If you are a bit sceptical at applying this balm over your makeup (I was at
first!) then it also works wonders under your makeup, just after your primer, patted
straight onto those troublesome areas. It almost doubles up as a pore-refining
primer and a mattifying base when
used like this as it helps blur pores, minimise oiliness and sets your makeup
well. If you like a matte finish but steer clear of tackling your t-zone with
powders due to their cakey finish then this would be a great product for you to
try – you can blot away without any fear of a powdery complexion!


think the POREfessional: Licence to Blot will definitely be a love it or hate
it product but it does do exactly what it say on the tin stick and is a great,
quick fix to have in your stash for those moments when the sun shines and the shine
attacks. What do you think of this latest launch from Benefit? 

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  1. 3rd July 2015 / 2:14 pm

    This product doesn't really appeal to me but it does sound like a decent product !

    Distant Dreamer

  2. 3rd July 2015 / 4:27 pm

    Omg, this is something I have been looking for, as my skin is so oily. xx

    Cherie xox

  3. 3rd July 2015 / 4:36 pm

    The packaging on Benefit is always amazing, yet I'm not tempted to try this product for some reason!
    Jodie xo // Jodie Loue

  4. 3rd July 2015 / 4:37 pm

    The packaging on Benefit is always amazing, yet I'm not tempted to try this product for some reason!
    Jodie xo // Jodie Loue

  5. 3rd July 2015 / 5:23 pm

    I love my Porefessional and I really want to try out more from this range. This sounds like quite interesting product and I haven't heard for anything similar

  6. 4th July 2015 / 10:18 am

    I am a big fan of the Porefessional and this is a really interesting concept. I have very oily/shiny skin especially in the summer and this sounds as if it would help. I might pop into a benefit store or counter and give this a go.

    Beth x

  7. 4th July 2015 / 8:50 pm

    Hmmm this is interesting. Not sure if I will like it or not… will definitely need to try it at the store first before purchasing! Thanks for sharing your review of this!

    xoxo Emily

  8. 10th July 2015 / 7:59 pm

    Thanks for the review! I am yet to try this, in fear of adding too many products too my routine and becoming cakey. I might opt just this with no powder, or just the powder on its own 🙂

    Beautyosaurus Lex