Your mission if you choose to accept is to try the new Benefit the POREfessional Agent Zero Shine ($30) when it launches in January for the Spring 2014 season. Benefit extends it’s popular POREfessional Primer formula to a new loose shine control powder that keeps shiny skin at bay while blurring the appearance of pores.
Take a peek oily skin girls!
Benefit the POREfessional Agent Zero Shine is a new invisible shine control powder that mattifies skin and helps smooth the appearance of pores. Mind you shine batting transparent powders aren’t new to Benefit as Matterial Girl was one of my fav loose powders for literally ages!
Benefit the POREfessional Agent Zero Shine comes in a 0.24 oz shaker style jar (it’s like seasoning for your face!) Open it up to reveal a sifter that sports three larger holes and a small twist will open up the jar so you can shake a small bit of the powder into the lid for application. On the bottom of the barrel you’ll find a buffing brush which fits perfectly into the lid to buff powder onto the brush. At first I thought the packaging was a tad strange perhaps a bit bulky but the more I used it the more I realized how easy it was to use! A small bit of the powder sprinkled into the lid allows for really quickie touch ups on the go. And you wouldn’t think so at first but this packaging makes for really easy travel if you prefer to travel with loose powder versus pressed!
I decided to use it during a work out because that’s when my forehead and t-zone tend to shine. I have drier skin in the colder weather and a bit of shine in the Summer around my forehead and t-zone. I don’t have visible pores on my face but do have ones on my nose. This does an excellent job blurring the appearance of the pores on my nose and just generally perfecting my makeup and give a clean, airbrushed appearance to finish up my makeup. In regards to shine it kept my forehead and t-zone shine free for a 60 minute treadmill workout without a hiccup. It’ll likely do well with minimal shiny areas but not heavy duty oily skin. Combined with the POREfessional Primer you’ll likely be able to produce a really nice solid base for your makeup so skin looks smoother and pores will look smaller! I also used in while I was away for some of Thanksgiving (warmer environment at the time) and it held shine at bay for a solid five hours around my forehead.
I also began using it to set my concealer as well since the powder is soft and silky and doesn’t cling to drier areas plus it allows my concealer to wear longer.
If you have a bit of shine that pops up around your t-zone this is likely a great way to curb it for a few hours and just to generally perfect skin. I like it although I dislike how small amount I get for the price….! A little more would be nice but the packaging and the powder are A+!
I’m going to throw a Muse Approved on this one.
Shine doesn’t stand a chance against this special agent and neither do your pores!
It’ll be available this January from Benefit Cosmetics.