|Benefit The POREfessional Zero Shine Powder|
When I was in my twenties and thirties, my skin was fairly oily and it drove me mad, particularly during the humid NY summer months. Rather than piling on powders, I did have some good success with oil controlling lotions, applied before makeup. In the long run, oily skin does have an advantage; skin does age a bit more gracefully; just rewards.
I don't use face powder, but if I did, it would be loose and transparent. The only reason I even picked up the POREfessional was wanting to see how this little gizmo worked...did Benefit figure out how to make loose powder portable?
The packaging couldn't be cuter; the ultra light (single shade of powder) sprinkles into the cap, housed inside on the bottom, is a twist off pop up brush. Simply tap a bit into the cap and swirl it on.
I loved how matte and flawless it made my T-zone look. The ultra lightweight powder is more deeply pigmented than most loose powders, that often resemble baking soda.
I always like to read reviews about the products I'm reporting on. Benefit The POREfessional Agent Zero Shine Powder had a lot of reviews from disappointed users; Younger women with very oily skin complained of breakthrough within hours of application, there were gripes about the high price for such a small amount of product, particularly if several cap fills were needed to cover the whole face. Some people thought the single color was a poor match for their complexions, others didn't like the quality of the brush.
Legitimate call outs, for sure, but still, I'm smitten. I like tossing it in my handbag and having it available on call. I did purchase POREfessional Agent Zero Shine Powder with several other products at Sephora and didn't realize myself until this review that it does carry a heft $30 price tag...all that clever packaging I guess.
Still, I'm keeping it. Will I repurchase it? Dunno. I guess that depends on if I feel that I've gotten my moneys worth. Is it right for you? Dunno. But I hope I have given you enough of a 411 to figure out if it may be.
I just may be flying solo on this one...