Benefit released a new edition to the POREfessional Range; The Porefessional Matte Rescue £21.50. This product like the others has been built to aid a matte finish and reduce oil on the skin. However this one is different to the others as it comes in a gel formula. The gel of course has an invisible mattifying finish but comes out green from the bottle (Sorry I forgot to swatch this). According to the instructions the product is supposed to be used as a thin layer applied to a cleansed face and then apply your primer/foundation. I did this for about a week and if i’m being honest I wasn’t loving it. Yes it mattified my face but I noticed my skin was feeling quite dry after so I put this away in my ‘failed attempts drawer’.
Then I was in World Duty Free on my way to Berlin last week and I went up to the Benefit counter where the consultant was showcasing The Porefessional Matte Rescue. I spoke to her and told her I didn’t work for me when I used it according to the instructions so she showed me a really cool trick. She asked me take their Shine Level Test and to press one of the strips against my face where I get oiliest. At that point my skin was in ‘High Shine’ because it was very oily. Then which I wasn’t expecting she poured some of The Porefessional Matte Rescue onto a sponge and told me to dab it across my face. I did look at her like she was a bit crazy at first but she told me to trust her and I did. First of all this is so refreshing! Second it didn’t disturb my makeup at all, provided I dabbed it into my skin rather than swipe. I let it dry a bit and put the test strip against my skin in the same spot once again. Boy was I shocked that my High Shine reading went all the way down to Low Shine. My face also looked mattified but still looked radiant.
I was so happy I went to the counter that day because I almost wrote off this product completely. I love the POREfessional range especially the Blot on the Spot Stick which is a great primer. I highly recommend dropping by a Benefit counter to try out the Shine test for yourself and see the magic of The POREfessional Matte Rescue.
Until next time..
Beauty & the Payroller