Benefit Porefessional Fake !!!!


 Most people with oily and break-out prone skin are bound to have pores on their cheeks... Its a choice whether to address them with makeup or not... All the while I chose to ignore them but when I am looking at incorporating a primer into my makeup routine, thought I will address this 'pores' first.... So few months ago got the market leader and much talked about Benefit Porefessional... being a high-end and expensive product I thought I would try a sample first and bought mine from ebay. I wasn't particularly impressed with this primer after using it and din't really use it more than couple of times as it dint do much to my pores.... maybe because it was fake it dint do its job...

Today as some of you might already know,  Glamour magazine is giving Benefit sample size freebies... So I picked the copy with Benefit Porefessional. I come home and realize what I had all the while was a fake... CLEARLY...



The packaging of the fake one is old as you see the original Benefit Porefessional has a lady holding handbag on it. The size of the tube is also different... the fake one is lightly taller. Sorry about the orientation of the picture, I tried multiple ways but it just wouldnt upload right :(



The Benefit logo is the catch... The fake one has a non-emphatic 'f' in the word Benefit while the original Porefessional has a bold italic 'f'. Also the 'i' in the fake one is clear while the original Benefit logo has no dot in the letter 'i'.



Ofcourse if you really get to the product it is way too different. The original porefessional is light pink in color and blends completely into the skin. while the fake one is a little darker .. the consistency of the original one is more watery.. it is lotion like and blends beautifully. (cant emphasize enough on that!) while the fake poressional is of a cream or concealer kind of consistency and does not blend well.... its more like a pigmeneted cream and you will still be able to see the streak of color as you blend it... and trust me it does nothing to the pores...

I am glad I purchased the fake one as I could write this post to help others from doing the mistake. So I hope this helps you people from distinguishing the fake Benefit porefessional to the original one... !! Did anyone else get a fake like me?

13 comments:

Dana said...

how strange,what a lot of effort to go to to produce a sample sized fake..you can claim that from paypal if you paid for it that way and if it was fairly recent. You didnt happen to see a copy with the that gal primer did you? I scoured the shops today and couldnt find a single one!

Divi said...

Yeah.. you are very right. its a water-based concealer... and I did pay it through paypal in Jan 2012. As you say I recollect in the magazine lot I saw bad gal mascara and porefessional, but not that gal primer... If you have a WHSmith nearby rush to them, they might have. Not to disappoint you but if you have oily skin then you did not miss much by not trying this primer... comes from my experience :) :) cheers

Annia said...

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Angelica Tarantino said...

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xKirstxBx said...

Hi :) randomly found your blog, liked it! This is a shame, I was planning to buy Glamour to try this but I think I'll give it a miss now! xox

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Divi said...

@Annia... thanks for your compliments... you have a great blog too... :):)

@Angelica... Thanks and congrats to you too...

@Kristy... I am glad you like my blog. Just read your review about MAC Prep and Prime Face Protect SPF 50... good one...:) following you :)

Niesha said...

hi dear.. i got to know you from my friend Demi's blog. You do have a lovely blog.
and i am ur new follower. hope u follow back.

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Divi said...

Hi Niesha... Thanks you for following me.... loved your blog... following you by email :)

snow. white said...

Love this post dear! :) Keep it up!

xoxo

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lauren elise said...

I got this in Glamour too, and I absolutely love it. The shade isn't too orangey either, which is perfect for my olive skin tone! Love your blog, I'm your newest follower.

I'm currently holding a beauty giveaway on my blog, the winner receives a goody bag with products from Lush, Rimmel, Eyelure and Montagne Jeunesse to name a few. Hope you will enter! xo

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Divi said...

@snowwhite90... Thanks honey... :)

@Lauren... Thanks for loving my blog... Just added to your followers and entered your beuatiful giveaway... :)

dugongsss said...

As much as I love ebay, you got to be careful as there are so many fake products on there! Hope you don't experience this again!

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Katrina Rebecca Guzon said...

I bought a fake benetint and the thing i hate about it is that I paid almost as much as it originally costs. Almost all benefit products have counterfeits already so its better that you buy directly from the store. Lesson learned from me!

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