I picked up Porefessional when it was a sample with July's Glamour Magazine back in June. To start off with I was quite sceptical about the claim to minimize the appearance of pores. I was always impressed with the formula, and the primer aspect of this product. As it is a balm, it left my skin feeling silky smooth, which made me think of Dr Feelgood, another Benefit Product.
However, I would apply this product, and look in the mirror and think 'this has done absolutely nothing to minimize the size of my pores' it was only after a few weeks that I realised it does minimize the appearance, but it is only after application of foundation that you notice a difference. I wouldn't say it makes pores look tiny, but there is a difference. I think with claims of minimizing the appearance of pores, it's hard not to expect miracles.
This is a nude coloured balm, and blends into the skin like a dream, and this sample has actually lasted me for quite some time. I still have some left.
I've been applying this to my T Zone and a bit of my face, but not all over as this does have a mattifying effect, so really I've aimed to use it on places that need a little help in that area. Overall I think there has been a difference in how long my makeup lasts, especially on my nose.
All in all, I would buy this product, however the price tag does put me off a little - £23.50. I'm not ruling out never buying it, but for now I think I will try some cheaper alternatives first.