1 January 2014

Beauty | Benefit's Porefessional: Agent Zero Shine

Happy New Year and happy new blog post! I hope you all had an amazing time over the festive period, I can't quite believe it's 2014! I'm not one for resolutions usually but this year I want to think positive, grasp every opportunity possible and take risks. A little more personal than the norm. Now, after a week away from here, let's get back to business!

A couple of weeks ago my mouth dropped wide open as I received one of the most exciting emails in my blogging career to date. It was a lovely message from Benefit Cosmetics UK informing me that one of their latest releases was on it's way to my door for me to try out; The Porefessional: Agent Zero Shine*. When I first really got into makeup I fell in love with Benefit, their packaging and the whole shebang drew me in so I was extremely grateful and thrilled to try this out.

In addition to the original Porefessional, their latest powder release helps reduce the look of pores whilst eliminating shine - a 2-in-1 product. It's compact nature makes it extremely travel friendly. The bottom section twists out to reveal a dense, small kabuki-style brush which is perfect for applying the powder to your t-zone. The top lid twists out and can be used to tap the powder into. It really is ideal if you're constantly on-the-go.

Despite not being a huge fan of loose powder, I've really been enjoying using this. When I've used loose powders in the past it has resulted in alot of mess, but the small holes don't let out too much product when you tap the powder out. I apply a light dusting of the product across my forehead and down the centre of my face to mattify my skin, which is does brilliantly. Although it's not a staple in my handbag just yet, I can imagine that when the weather picks up I'll need to carry this around with me to keep any shine at bay. Benefit, you've done it again.

Are you a loose or pressed powder type of person? Will you be trying out this new Benefit product? Let me know in the comments below, thanks for reading! 


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  1. Sounds like a great product! Thanks for sharing, can't wait to check it out.
    Kallie @ But First, Coffee

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  2. I've seen this on so many blogs, gotta love Benefit's blanket blog coverage! I love the packaging on this - it's adorable! xxx

    Gem // Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. Oh yeah, they know how to get a product out there don't they?! Their packaging never fails. xxx

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  3. I do love a good pore minimising product so I'm interested in trying this range. I've also never been a loose powder girl but this review may have swayed me! xx

    www.adventuresofananglophile.com

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    1. Me too, the pores on my nose are huge! xxx

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  4. These products look great- I'm really hating my enlarged pores right now so this sounds like a lovely product to disguise them x

    Catherine x x | Candy Cosmetics

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  5. I'm definitely more or a pressed powder type of girl :) Benefit always have the most cutest packaging. I love it! Xx

    https://thefashion-junkie.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Sounds like an amazing product but I'm definitely a pressed powder lover!
    xxElise - www.elisedopson.com

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    1. I thought I was too - everything's worth a try! xxx

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  7. This sounds like a great product and the packaging is adorable. I'm a big fan of Porefessional and this sounds like an exciting alternative.

    Kimberley x

    www.kimberleysbeautyblog.com

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    1. I wish I liked the original Porefessional, my skin just did not agree! xxx

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  8. I've been searching for a new powder will have to check this out. I haven't tried out many Benefit products but I love the packaging.

    P.xx
    GreyWalls

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    1. Benefit are such a great brand, definitely try some of their best sellers! xxx

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  9. This looks great but not sure it's for my dry skin! .
    Glossy Boutique

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    1. I have dry skin too - don't worry, it's okay! xxx

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  10. I love loose powder and I've heard great reviews of this!

    Ivy xx
    Style Life Lovely

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  11. I love the look of this, a great idea for a portable powder. I have dry skin so probably not best for me but I love the packaging x

    Claire | AgentSmyth

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  12. Sounds like a great product, unfortunately I have dry skin so I can't wear powder.

    Beth | BeautyBubbles♡

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    1. Moisturise lots! I have dry skin and if my base is thick I can wear powder! xxx

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  13. Sounds great!! Although I think there are plenty of perfectly good low-end powders already, it'd have to be amazing for me to buy!Xx

    Lucy Cole | A UK Fashion, Style and Beauty Blog

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    1. I think that there's always a cheaper alternative! Sometimes it's nice to have a bit of luxury! xxx

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  14. Wow this looks so good! I agree Benefit really do have such gorgeous packaging!
    I love professional so hope to enjoy this when I eventually get to try it!

    Happy New Year :)

    Charlotte xx

    http://hobbitsandhairdye.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. They're amazing for it! Happy New Year to you too! xxx

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  15. I love the porefessional primer and benefit is one of my favourite brands so I probably will give this a go at some point xx

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  16. this sounds so interesting, the packaging, like all benefit products is super cute too!

    Lauren| thatgirlcalledlauren.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. They always get it spot on it seems! xxx

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  17. I love benefit and have done even more so since blogging. I can't wait to try this product.

    Melissa | MELISSA LOVES THIS

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  18. Oooh, what an exciting new product! I always use loose powder to eliminate shine, I love that it's kind to pores, mine are like craters. ;)

    Happy New Year gorgeous girl!!

    Tara xo

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    1. Oh honey you are not the only one! You could slip into mine... Happy New Year beaut! xxx

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  19. I definitely prefer pressed powder- loose seems to just go everywhere!! although, i like the sound of this! i need to get some new benefit products ... all of their stuff seems amazing! :)
    xxx
    http://eleanorcos.blogspot.com/

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    1. Doesn't it just! I love Benefit, they never disappoint! xxx

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  20. Im not to impressed by this i read britbeautybloggers review and it seemed pretty crappy

    www.andrewjamesblog.com

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    1. I love it! Don't knock it until you try it! xxx

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  21. I've heard some mixed reviews on this product so far so I'm a bit on the fence about it. Benefit packaging is always so adorable!
    xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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    1. Like everything I think it's going to treat everyone differently! xxx

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  22. Looks amazing for oily skin, I really want to try it now! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

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  23. I sooo want to try this. Love The Porefessional Balm and have been using that for years so this needs to be added to the collection I feel. Everyone loves a bit of Benefit! xxo

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    1. The Porefessional is such a raved about product! xxx

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  24. Love the packaging of this, and that cheeky cookie looks adorable ;D

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

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  25. As a massive fan of the Porefessional, I'm rather intrigued by this new offering from Benefit. I have tiny pores across my cheek area that I always feel a little bit conscious of but I also suffer from dry skin so I'm not entirely sure if it'll be a great product for me, seeing as it's a powder product. I'll keep an open mind though because my t-zone has the tendency to get shiny throughout the day. The dilemma of having combination skin eh?

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    1. I have rather big pores across my nose and do suffer with dry skin! But once I moisturise lots using a product like this becomes no problem at all! xxx

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  26. So far I've heard pretty decent reviews on this product. And you have to give it to Benefit for always having unique packaging! I'm not too picky about pressed or loose powder although loose can be much more difficult to use; it seems like in this case they tried to solve that. Thanks for your review!
    Amber
    Lovely Notions

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    1. Oh they do don't they! My pleasure Amber. xxx

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  27. This sounds lovely and perfect for me. I love benefit's packaging as well and love their products.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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  28. It looks really great, i think I should give it a try!

    Victoria ♥
    http://victressvic.blogspot.com/

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    1. You never know, you might love it! xxx

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  29. Definitely will be giving this a try - I have had enlarged pores on my nose forever!!!

    Louise
    www.apocketfulofglamour.blogspot.com

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  30. I've never tried anything from Benefit before but I really must - this sounds perfect for me!! I'm usually a pressed powder kinda girl but recently I've been using Urban Decay's Razor Sharp Finishing Powder and although it is pretty messy I do love it!! Hope you had a lovely New Year!
    xxx

    www.salted-roses.blogspot.com

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    1. WHAT?! Benefit are amazing! Hope you did too sweets <3 xxx

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  31. Love the Benefit packaging and I have to be honest I am not big on loose powders however this one looks really nice because I imagine there isn't too much waste involved. Def need to be trying this, xxx

    abambilegsblog.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I wasn't either but Benefit make this so easy and fuss free! xxx

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  32. I simply couldnt leave your site before telling you which i really enjoyed the standard information you offer for your visitors Is going to be back often to check on on new posts
    jeux de jewel

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  33. I really want to give this a try!

    Claudia xxx
    www.claudiakitten.blogspot.co.uk

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  34. Might have to treat myself to this.. the porefesional is one of my fave priming products though I know a lot of people cant get on with the texture so I presume this is why this products come about!

    http://champagnelambinibudget.blogspot.co.uk/

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  35. Aww yay I'm so glad you've been liking this Megan! We're still swooning over it at Bene HQ! Your photos make it look so lovely too :) xxx

    www.megsbudgetboutique.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I love it so much, it's a fab product! xxx

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  36. Ooh I really need to try this out! Such cute blogger mail with the cookie too!xx

    zoeyinwonderland.com

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    1. I know, they definitely know how to treat ya good! xxx

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  37. sounds amazing! Xx

    www.sparklethiscity.blogspot.com

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  38. I've never tried these products from Benefit except eyebrow wax. However they look nice! xx

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    1. I love their Brow Zings product! xxx

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  39. Lucky you! I'm a pressed powder kinda gal. I'm so clumsy and have been know to get loose powder EVERYWHERE!! lol x x x

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    1. I'm too lucky! This helps it to not be as messy! xxx

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  40. Ooooh I LOVE Benefit! Such amazing goodies!

    Xo, Hannah

    sweetsweetnoir.net

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  41. It really sounds like a great product, I hope that it will be soon available here in Austria.

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  42. Benefit have done it again with the packaging, super cute. I'm hearing loads if mixed reviews on it, but package wise it's a winner.
    Maybe Its Megan Leigh xx

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    1. They never fail on that do they?! I think it's a 'try before you buy' product! xxx

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  43. Honestly, I don't wear either pressed or loosed power because my skin is just too dry! Aha. I work hard to make my skin as soft and flake free as possible. Powders, whether they're pressed or loosed just emphasize my dryness and make my skin look cakey in my opinion. But for those who need it, I think this is a great product! I just wanted to say I love the packaging. Benefit's packaging is always so cute and their products are always very nice. Great review! :)

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    1. Ooooh that's such a shame, I think if I moisturise enough my dry patches won't come through. It's all about a good foundation too! xxx

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  44. what a cute packaging :D

    WWW.PUTRIVALENTINALIM.BLOGSPOT.COM

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