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Friday, May 22, 2015

Benefit Porefessional Licence to Blot Review

Benefit Porefessional Licence to Blot

As you may be aware Benefit Porefessional is one of, if not Benefit's best selling product so any product boasting similar technology will forever grasp my attention. Enter the newly launched Benefit Porefessional Licence to Blot - a solid balm that promises to conveniently and instantly create matte skin; being part of the Porefessional line Benefit Porefessional Licence to Blot also aims to blur the appearance of enlarged pores. A clever little matte skin creating gadget wouldn't you agree?

Benefit Porefessional Licence to Blot

Benefit Porefessional Licence to Blot is presented within an easy to use, retractable tube that is of course decorated with the now signature Benefit Spy Gal logo. The idea is that you use Benefit License to Blot on the go. This is why the solid balm has been moulded into a triangular shape, such design allows the nib to easily slot into the tricky facial contours of the face. I'm not sure I am totally sold on the consistency of the product but will happily say it glides on to the skin and is a dream to apply to the nose, forehead and other typically oily areas of the face. The product itself is colourless so is ideal for all skin tones.
Benefit Porefessional Licence to Blot

I would somewhat deem Benefit Porefessional Licence to Blot as the solid version of Benefit Porefessional - I wouldn't use it as my only method of oil control but there is no denying it works. The idea is that you apply your make-up and setting powder much as you typically would and rely on Benefit Porefessional Licence to Blot to eradicate any shine throughout the day, as and when needed. To use you simply glide the balm over any excess oil and watch it instantly mattify the skin. It relies on new and fairly innovative technology that is exclusive to the product - invisible blotting spheres which can keep the skin shine free for up to 6 hours even after application.

Benefit Porefessional Licence to Blot

I won't pretend that Benefit Porefessional Licence to Blot is not without its faults - you can certainly feel it on the skin. I hasten to add it isn't overly heavy nor uncomfortable to wear but weightless it is not - it feels a lot like a silicone based primer on the skin. The main problem I have experienced is that it somewhat removes and encourages any make-up on your face to slide around and in some instances lift off the face completely. After a few uses my Licence to Blot stick is a little orange around the edges - I'll save you the real time visual. However it does work, a quick slick and oil disappears as well as any open pores appearing somewhat softened. Benefit Porefessional Licence to Blot is ideal if you don't want to cart around a powder compact of any type; despite being a little heavier in texture than I personally enjoy it is not prone to caking and for those who want extra oil control you can, should you wish apply powder on top. I would debate the six hour wear time - I have tested this on three separate occasions and with my rather oily skin it was closer to three hours.

All in all Benefit Licence to Blot is great for on the go and undeniably innovative, if you are a fan of quick and easy oil busting products this is for you. A great extension of the already impressive Benefit Porefessional range.

Benefit Porefessional Licence to Blot £15.50/4.3g via Benefit - link

This post contains a press sample.


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30 comments:

  1. Shame about it removing the makeup somewhat, but I guess until there's some skincare that can accomplish long-term oil metafiction then this is an okay shout on the go

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

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  2. This is interesting! I reading blogs to find out about new things. I don't think it's for me simply because I hate the feeling of stuff on my skin, but what an interesting concept.

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  3. What an odd looking product but it sounds like it does the trick!

    Josie XOXO
    Fashion Mumblr

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  4. I received a tester of this with my Benefit order. I also found it took off my makeup! Lovely blog post x

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  5. It's interesting, I usually go for all benefit porefessional range products but I didn't really like the blotting stick, I think it's a tad bit unhygienic (?)..

    www.angerawrs.co.uk

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  6. This doesn't really sound ideal to me - I think I'll stick to my blotting paper!

    Polka Dot Penny

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  7. I don't know what I really think about this, will it not just wipe away all your make-up?
    May have to try it out myself before I make a full decision

    CharlotteSamantha // www.charlottesamantha.co.uk

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  8. I'm on the fence about this product, it doesn't seem like it'd go well with my make up routine.
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    prettymadthings.blogspot.co.uk // x

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  9. This sounds quite interesting, I love the Porefessional so might give this one a go x

    Charlotte / Colours & Carousels

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  10. It look absolutely tiny and you would use a lot of the product on you forehead alone! Thankfullym I don't have oily skin, but it can be a real save for some. :)

    Mademoiselle-Lala.com

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  11. I have oily skin but just use blotting paper now and again i don't think i would buy a product like this x
    Emma | Emmys Blog

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  12. This sounds intriguing, I have never thought of a blotting stick. Since I am such a fan of the Porefessional I think I might try this out.

    Beth x
    www.hellobeth.co.uk

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  13. Interesting concept, might have to try this out for myself.

    milkshakekindgom.com

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  14. I'm really intrigued by this product- I will have to try it. I love it when Benefit bring new products out, they are always so good!

    http://oliviaredfern.blogspot.com/

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  15. I'm very sceptical about this product; your review is absolutely fab but I don't think this is for me, it feels gimmicky. Shall be sticking to powder.

    Sarah x

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  16. This is really interesting and I'm definitely intrigued. Benefit never seems to disappoint, but its a shame about it removing make up x

    www.pintsizedbeauty.com

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  17. I'm not really a fan of the professional. But as someone with super oily skin, I'm always down for trying any oily controlling products.

    Katherine || The Green Bows

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  18. This does sound impressive but I'm not liking the sound of it removing makeup...Not sure what I think of this one?! :) x

    Brenda BusyBee

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  19. I love the Porefessional primer and have been wondering about this product. Thanks for the great review!

    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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  20. They always have such clever names for their products.

    The Artistically Challenged

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  21. I really must try this.

    www.sheandtell.com

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  22. Seems like a great idea, in theory. It does looks quite balmy and i would worry my make up would wear off easier. :(

    Cloey x

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  23. This product is really interesting, much more practical to carry around than a powder and brush! The only thing is the feeling of the product on the face as you pointed out, especially towards the end of the day as the makeup starts to get a bit cakey... I might get this in Sephora (only with a discount though), as you say it's still quite good! :)

    Julia xx
    Check out my last post here: http://juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/my-current-random-favourites.html

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  24. Unfortunately, I think this product would make me break out (as silicon based gels etc do). I'll keep using my blotting sheets! Hehehe

    Dorky-and-weird.blogspot.com

    Xoxo Jessy

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  25. This sounds really interesting and I love the format of it!

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  26. Hmm I think I'll stick to my blotting sheets!! Especially as this will lift make up off

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  27. It's a little cheaper than I expected so I may check it out. If nothing else it sounds an interesting idea! xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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  28. Sounds like a really interesting concept, shame it removed some make-up though!

    shewhoisshort.blogspot.co.uk

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  29. Just ordered this, cannot wait a it to try it out. X

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