So, for my second style advice post, Wendy Evans got in touch and asked for some help. She needs some suggestions as she has a wedding at the end of next month. The wedding is in a church then in a country house so she is looking […]
I have naturally very oily skin so during this time of year sometimes my face is like a shining beacon! I had an email from Benefit Cosmetics advertising their new POREfect trio – promising that ‘pores, oils and shine don’t stand a chance against this mattifying threesome’. Had to investigate this further.
The threesome is question included:
- the POREfessional face primer
- the POREfessional: license to blot
- the POREfessional: agent zero shine
Go on, I thought, lets give it ago. Got my holidays coming up and I hate wearing make up in the sun so maybe this will be the perfect compromise I need.
The face primer promises to minimise the appearance of pores & fine lines and you can apply it under or over make up. I was a bit sceptical but here goes. I have open pores on my cheeks and nose and applied the primer prior to my foundation. It feels really soft and silky to apply and seemed to blur away the tiny pores on my cheeks and nose. I am impressed! It also seems to help keep your foundation in place throughout the day – a definite keeper in my make up bag.
Now, the product I was really interested in. Agent Zero Shine. This promises to minimise shine and smooth pores so I was intrigued to see if it could be tough enough to tackle oily skin on a hot summers day.
After applying my foundation I tapped and swept the powder over my shiniest areas – forehead nose and chin. Again, it feels lovely to apply – very soft and silky. But would it work? I did find it covered my shine but I needed to make sure I didn’t over-use the product otherwise my skin looks a little flaky- ironically!
As the day progressed, my nose started to feel shiny so this is where the third product needed to step up, the Porefessional License to Blot. This is a stick that you use to sweep over those shiny areas. By looking at the product you would never think it is going to work. You can apply this little bad boy with your make up or use to to touch up during the day. As I felt like I had used enough products in the morning I took it in my bag to work to use as a touch up. It was great! Takes the shine off and a little goes a long way.
Only problem now, that’s three more products I have to fit in those tiny clear plastic bags in the airport!