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Saturday, 4 January 2014

Benefit The Porefessional Agent Zero Shine Powder Review

A new launch from Benefit always feels like Christmas to me. Benefit are one of the brands who always seem to get it right, so when this exciting little package landed in my postbox, I was pretty excited. When it comes to powder, I am absolutely hooked to my MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural Powder and have used it and sworn by it for years, so it really is going to take something really really good to make me stop using that. Let's see if The Porefessional Agent Zero Shine Powder from Benefit did the trick...


The Packaging: Benefit are no strangers when it comes to cool and quirky packaging. I personally don't think this looks 'designer' or high-end in my make up bag, not as much as my Chanel, Dior or even MAC products, but, that's really not the look that Benefit go for whatsoever - all my Benefit products are bright, happy and friendly and this certainly fits into that brief and I'm more than happy to have a few of their bright products in my make up bag amongst all the other dark packaging. The packaging is surprisingly really light weight and quite small, you could easily just throw this dinky little powder into your bag and even clutch bag on a night out because it's so light and easy to throw around.

The Aims Of The Product: This powder aims to beat shine completeley, as the name suggests. It apparently instantly minimizes shine, helps smooth the look of pores and is designed to be an invisible shine-control powder. Benefit promise that this will give you smoother-than-smooth skin, eliminating any pores and shine. 



Application: Benefit suggest twisting off built-in brush from base, tapping the powder into lid and dipping the brush into it. I was actually surprised at how little came out, but how much this tiny amount covered my face - I really didn't expect such a tiny amount of powder to make any difference to my complexion whatsoever. I like that Benefit suggest that you can sweep this onto either moisturised skin OR over makeup to instantly mattify your complexion - it's nice that you can use this without foundation too. I personally don't like the brush that much, it doesn't really work on my skin very well as it's a little bit too small and quite rough so personally I'd use my trusty Real Techniques brush when applying powder. However, I feel like the brush is an added extra as I'd never even expect to get a brush with this product, it means that this product is really good for use on the go. Who wants to carry a huge brush around with them all day anyway? This really is the perfect touch-up/on the go product.

What it's like on my skin: I personally think it makes my foundation look very smooth, foundation is smooth in general, but it does apply almost a sheet of 'smoothness' and a serious matte finish to my foundation, with only a tiny bit of powder. I don't really have oily skin so oil breaking through really wasn't a problem for me but this did last all day, I didn't find myself touching it up. It does minimize pores and give a really nice 'smooth' look as mentioned before. It actually seems to make my make up look more natural.



You can see the mini brush above.





Conclusion: I personally think that this is a good powder, a little bit goes a long way and it does make your skin look uber smooth and matte. I didn't notice any shine in particular. I wouldn't say that you should drop the powder that you're using at the moment and buy this one, but if you've got a spare £23.00 laying around and fancy buying a nice, on-the-go powder, then go for this one as it does give a lovely, smooth finish. I will be using this as my 'night out' powder, it is light-weight, easily fits in my bag and it's perfect for touch ups.

Thank you very much Benefit for sending me this lovely little powder.

What's your favourite powder? Have you used any other Benefit products? What Benefit products do you love?
Lots of love, Em x

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47 comments:

  1. Might purchase this for a friend ^.^ thanks for your review!

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    1. Oooo that would be the loveliest present! Not a problem, glad you liked it :)

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  2. Firstly, I love your nail art in these photos, so cool and secondly, I really love Benefit. I always have something I'm wanting from their collection. This product looks great. I don't tend to use much on my skin so it wouldn't be something I'd try out but I love their mascara and really love their highlighters :)

    Great Post!

    Hailes<3
    Hailes Hearts Fashion.

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    1. Aw thank you so much Hailes! It's a glitter varnish from Claires accessories :) really glad you like it hehe! Ahhh i love their mascara too and they are the queens of highlighters! thanks for your lovely comment xxx

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  3. maybe we can follow each other? let me know! <3
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  4. I do love benefits spin on packaging it's a very unique way to package higher end products!!!

    Emma from http://www.masqueradebelle.co.uk

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    1. I know, it's really refreshing actually! x

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  5. Really want to try this stuff, I've always been put off powders because of the mess but the packaging is genius for this and benefit never mess up when it comes to their products so I will definitely be trying this stuff xx

    EmmiHearts

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    1. Yeahhhh powders are soo messy but actually ive found this not to be at all which is great! Yayyy for Benefit! xxx

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  6. There's actually no Benefit product I absolutely LOVE. I do like their Box o Powders though a lot of their products have been a real let down. Personally I think their products are completely overrated, although their packaging is the bees knees ha xx

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    1. Ahhh thats such a shame! I am obsesssssed with their mascara! boooo this isnt goood :( sorry to hear that! xxx

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  7. First, I have to say I love whatever polish is on your nails! Onto the actual product, I don't have very oily skin but it sounds like a really nice setting powder! I'm also a fan of benefit and love the Hoola Bronzer and High Beam highlighter.
    Amber
    Lovely Notions

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    1. Aw thank you so much, it's from Claire's Accessories! Glitter polish is a winner haha! Yeah its a lovely setting powder, it really is :)x

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  8. I love benefit and this sounds amazing but wasn't sure as I have dry skin anyway but it sounds perfect for a night out as I alway seem to have to apply


    Carrieanne x

    Beautiesunlocked.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. ahh im not sure how it would work on dry skin, my skin is kinda in the middle of dry and oily but yeah it is perrrrfect for a night out!

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  9. This intrigued me so much when I heard it was going to be released, but so far I haven't seen anything that makes it stand out from any other powder. I use the MAC MSF Natural and it does the job perfectly well; although the Hourglass Ambient Lighting powders are definitely next on my list!

    thunderl0ve

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    1. hm yeah i see what you mean, to be honest it does make my skin look pretty flawless but a lot of people have mixed reviews on it too! Ahhh i also have some hourglass products on my list too eek! x

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  10. I love my trusty Rimmel Stay Matte Powder as my skin is so oily and it keeps that at bay!
    Would defo's try this if it was cheaper though :)
    alicekatex ♥

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    1. Everyone loveees Rimmel stay matte powder so i musttt go out and try that! x

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  11. I cannot wait to get my hands on this! It sounds amazing! Thanks for reviewing :) x

    www.natalielovesbeauty.com

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    1. Ahhh you must let me know how you get on, yay! cant wait to hear if you like it too xx

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  13. I really want this now! awesome packaging that won't make a mess. Great review Em

    Lauren xx
    http://emeraldescape.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Aw thanks, so glad you like it! Yep! I loveee mess free packaging haha! it's always a winner for me xxx

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  14. This sounds really good and I agree the brush would be handy for on the go. I like the look of this powder, trust Benefit to do some cute packaging xxx

    Verity | Life of Verity

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    1. Yeah! such a good on the go brush so well worth it for travelling etc. Yeah i loveee their packaging, super cute :) x

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  15. sounds amazing! really want to try it - great review xx

    www.sparklethiscity.blogspot.com

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    1. you must let me know if you try it! thank you - so glad you like it :) x

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  16. I really want to give this a go, I have fairly oily skin though so I just hope it works on me too!

    beautyandtheb1.blogspot.co.uk

    B xx

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    1. Ahhh well its meant to be for people with oily skin i guesss so i'm sure itll be really good for you! x

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  17. I have heard many reviews on this product some good and some bad, I think it's going to have to be one of those products you've just got to go out and try!

    Emily xx
    www.beautybyemily.co.uk

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    1. Haha, thats why i thought I also needed to review it as i saw some really not so good reviews! i couldnt agree more with you, i wore it again today and do actually love how it makes my skin look! x

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  18. A new launch from Benefit always feels like Christmas to me. Benefit are one of the brands who always seem to get it right, Guaranteed Niche High Quality Backlinks

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  19. Great review! I love powders like this that are very portable :) Plus, who doesn't love Benefit's packaging!

    xo
    Dolce
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    1. Aw thank you! Yeah portable powders always win! x

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  20. This is brilliant! I've currently been glued to my Charlotte Tilbury face powder but have been tempted by this from Benefit for a while. I might now give it a go, thanks Em!

    Beauty, Simplicity and Nails

    xo

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    1. Ahhh wow, i need to try some charlotte tillburyyyy! so baddly! I'd be interested to read more into that as it sounds really good! :) x

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  21. What weird but great packaging!! I love it
    love victoriajanex
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    1. It's strange isnt it! But I do love it x

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  22. I love you're review, going to have to try it out!
    I love the Rimmel Stay Matte, a classic, but it works wonders. Might have to try the MAC one, how much is it?

    aliceswonderlandx.blogspot.com


    xo

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    1. Aw thank you - glad you like it :) Eeek i realllyy need to try that, i hear so many good things! Uhoh i never look at the price at Mac as it goes up allll the time :( i think it used to be £18 but i reckon we're talkinga bout £25 now oops! xxx

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  23. I find that a good powder is actually hard to find. I love loose powders, but they do get wasted a lot of the time as they go everywhere! Doesn't seem like there's a lot in there to waste. X

    llyloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. This looks really cool, the packaging is so cute!

    thatgirlcalledlauren.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. firstly love the packaging! benefit know how to promote their products well ey! hah second of all love the post and need this in my life!

    http://thisgirlloveschic.blogspot.co.uk

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