Benefit’s The Porefessional vs Revlon PhotoReady Perfecting Primer
- main use to cover the visible pores and fine lines that have been appearing as I age (seem to find a new one every year).
The Porefessional I received as a sample with a purchase from Sephora at my last visit. I was able to get 2 uses out of it. After I applied my daily moisturizer and let that set in I applied the Pore Professional around my eyes, my forehead and those newly appearing lines by my lips. It applies like a creamy mousse, has a soft satin texture to it once you apply it and perfectly blends in with my skin tone. I did let it dry completely before continuing with my foundation, concealer, etc. which does dry smooth and without a greasy finish. It does not soak in my powder either. Retails for $30 for 0.75 oz squeeze tube.
Revlon PhotoReady Perfecting Primer I bought at the local drugstore, I didn’t want to break the bank on a first time primer not knowing what the results would be, how it would feel on my face, even after reading the reviews. I applied it again after my daily moisturizer set in to the problem areas, same routine as above. It goes on smooth, it’s a light pink color that blends in well with my skin tone. It did leave my skin shiny on humid days but nothing a little powder couldn't fix. Retails for $12.49 for .90 oz pump jar.
Overall I’d have to say I like the texture of Porefessional better than Revlon PhotoReady. They both cover the problem areas the same, however Porefessional dried quicker and didn’t leave my skin oily on a humid day even with moisturizer. After speaking to my makeup friend about primers she suggested to try Smashbox and that I’d like that one better. Back to Sephora I go after I finish PhotoReady – if not to buy then at least for samples J.