So when my friend Lucy (who is an avid Benefit lover) notified me of Benefit's little free sample I was grateful for the chance to try something before completely avoiding the brand forever. All I had to do was walk up to a Benefit gal and say some password I don't remember and I had a tiny 3 ml tube to try of Benefit's the Porefessional. I'm going to keep this as short as I can by saying that I am very unimpressed.
3 ml of product gives me a week of use, which is alright. However, I did not notice any pore minimisation nor longer lasting makeup. There was a little evening of skin tone, and by little I mean barely anything, but it did give me a nice satin feeling to my skin. Nothing the Smashbox Photo-Finish Primer can't do.
Overall, I will not be purchasing this or any Benefit product again. At least, not while there are better choices on the market for the price ($53 at Myer. Yikes.)