I recently wrote about my breakup with makeup after I established a consistent beauty routine a few years ago. Although my bank account is pleased with my decision, I’ve missed testing out new (to me) products! I recently purchased Benefit Porefessional Face Primer after running out of my tried-and-true Makeup Forever Step 1 Skin Equalizer, knowing its cult following must be warranted. I’ve used the primer a handful of times and upon first application, I was amazed at how flawless my skin looked. I have blemishes and a few spots with uneven texture, but the primer glided right over my imperfections. I’ve never seen my cheeks or nose as smooth and immaculate as they have with Porefessional on top. My base products also apply more seamlessly than they have with the Makeup Forever primer. On the other hand, my face becomes oily quicker using Porefessional as it doesn’t have the same mattifying properties as the skin equalizer. Within five hours my face needs a dose of powder, while the previous primer helped my skin remain matte for eight. Despite the lack of extreme anti-shine assistance, I love Porefessional and can’t believe it took me this long to try it out!