Sunday 18 January 2015


Hi lovelies! I'm really excited about this review today, as this is a product that I've found really interesting. Yes, another Benefit product, I know, I'm a stuck record at times, but I just love them! Recently, I was sent a lovely surprise parcel from Benefit which contained my old favourite PoreFessional primer, so I was pleased with that, as I love to be stocked up on my favourite products, but it also contained the PoreFessional Agent Zero Shine Powder, which was something I'd not tried before and honestly wasn't too sure about. While I do love Benefit products, I did think that this could have been a bit of a gimmicky product, what with the built in brush and I'm not too great with loose powders, but none the less, I threw it in my bag and decided it'd be good for touch ups at work if nothing else.

After rushing around at work and noticing my skin was a little shiny last week, I remembered I had this in my bag and decide to give it a go. Following the instructions, I tipped a tiny amount of the powder into the lid and used the little built in brush to sweep it over any shiny areas (aka nose and chin!). First off, I was surprised at how good the little brush was, I'll be honest, I did a little eye roll when I first saw it. As much as I love Benefit products, I do not love the brushes that come with their powders, blushes and bronzers generally, but this one is actually fab. It's like a teeny tiny kabuki brush and it's super soft and picks up just the right amount of product. It's the perfect size for little touch ups, as if you only want to touch up little areas like I do, it fits them perfectly without getting powder all over the rest of your makeup. As gimmicky as the all in one powder and brush concept is, I think Benefit have pulled it off. I find it really useful to have this in my bag as it saves me carrying an unnecessary full sized powder brush around with me. 

As for the actual product inside, this powder seriously pleasantly surprised me. It's super lightweight and completely colourless once on the skin, so this isn't for those who want a lot of coverage from their powder. I personally use the Hello Flawless powder in the morning for a little extra colour, then use this throughout the day for touch ups. For mattifying, controlling shine and keeping makeup in place though, this is incredible! Like the primer, it makes the skin appear smoother and makes pores much less noticeable, it also dramatically reduces shine with just one quick sweep of the brush!

Overall, I'd totally recommend this particularly if you struggle with shine throughout the day.

What do you think? Is this something you'd like to try? What's your favourite powder right now?

*this product was gifted to me by Benefit, however this is not a sponsored post and all opinions are my own.



  1. Great review :)


  2. I have this and I wasn't as impressed as I wanted to be. It is good at making my skin look matte but I dunno, I think I was expecting too much.

    Sian | Siân Marie Beauty

  3. I've looked at this a few times but I've always kind of thought the built-in brush was too small and scratchy for an all over the face product. I might have to give it a go now!

    Julia |Wing me a dream

  4. Sounds like a lovely product!

    xprincessjas | ♥

  5. thank you lovely! xx

  6. Definitely worth a go, perfect for on the go touch ups! xx

  7. It is fairly small, but for little touch ups it's perfect xx

  8. Been meaning to pick this up for my handbag for ages! Hate that 3pm shine :(

  9. Rachael McClenaghan25 January 2015 at 22:19

    I don't particularly like Benefit products but I do like the sound of this!

    Rachael x | N o v e m b e r S t o r m s |


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