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First off I want to admit that I don't struggle that much with large pores. Well, at least I think I didn't till I tried this product. It's not that my skin worsesned after use, rather that my nose area seemed so much smoother that made me wonder why I'd never tried a pore product before.

The Benefit Pore Professional is a lightweight skin tinted cream that has been created to help minimize large visible pores and provide both concealing colour and a lightweight finish. I wasn't too impressed by the rather dull green packaging, but the texture of the product more than made up for that. Bizarrely silky to touch, it adhered to the skin like a fine sheen of mist, sinking in without clogging, and giving amazing translucent coverage.

Pores looked instantly finer and smaller, and the finish was very smooth and soft. They do say that this is suitable all for skin tones, but as the shade is quite fair I'm not sure how that would work. A secondary quality to this is that the packaging is masculine enough for my boyfriend to use it. He was impressed with the finish as well, and amusingly compared it to Olay Anti Wrinkle Filler, as he felt it had a similar effect.

Thumbs up from both sexes.

£23.50 from September at Benefit Counters