Tuesday, 17 December 2013

New Benefit The POREfessional Agent Zero Shine Powder Review

I am a big fan of the Benefit Porefessional Primer and it is the only primer I always repurchase, so imagine my excitement when the new Porefessional Agent Zero Shine Powder landed on my doorstep... I might have squealed a bit... Yeah, I did :) It arrived in great company too -  with a twin in a form of a delicious biscuit from Biscuiteers. They make best biscuits by the way!

Back to the Agent Zero Shine Powder - how cool is the packaging? As much as I love elegant and luxury designs, I adore the look of all Benefit products and I will never get sick of them. Add a cool name to it and I am sold! The packaging is described as an all-in-one powder brush dispenser and as you can see, it looks like a perfect little thing for those who do their makeup on the go. You simply take the cap off, unlock the powder and put a little bit of it in the cap. The brush twists off as well and it is retractable so you can easily put it back without damaging the bristles. Clever!

Agent Zero Shine is a lightweight powder, designed to control shine, reduce the appearance of pores and smooth the skin. The texture of the powder feels kind of velvety and it is very finely milled. Imagine the texture of the Porefessional balm, but in a powder form - it feels silky to the touch and transforms the skin into a velvety soft dream! All you have to do is follow the three steps:

Twist, Tap, and Sweep!

 1) twist off the built-in brush 
2) tap powder into the lid 
3) sweep on skin

It couldn't be easier. The powder looks very natural on the skin and it was designed to suit most skin tones, without masking your complexion. It is nearly invisible and gives a lovely, long lasting matte finish. My t-zone gets oily mid-day and  with Agent Zero Shine, I only needed a quick touch-up to keep it shine free all day. If you combine the Agent Zero Shine Powder with the Porefessional Primer, you will be amazed with the results. The size of my pores was visibly reduced with this combo and there was absolutely no sign of shine for over 8 hours. You can see the photo of my nose and the area around it a couple of hours after using both Porefessional products. I am impressed!

You can use the Porefessional Powder on top of foundation etc or on bare skin. Make sure to moisturise well though, because like most powders, Agent Zero Shine might exaggerate dry patches - nothing too dramatic or horrible looking, but keep that in mind. You can actually see some dry patches on my nose, but they are not very obvious and you can only notice them if you look really closely :)

Overall, I am absolutely in love with the new Benefit Porefessional Agent Zero Shine Powder and I would definitely recommend it to those who need shine control and like to keep their complexion matte. I am currently all about more dewy and luminous look, but I have been using the Porefessional Powder on my T-zone and I love, love, love it!!!

Agent Zero Shine is not available yet, but it launches on the 26th of December in the UK! 

Wearing Benefit Porefessional Primer, Liz Earle Sheer Skin Tint and Benefit Porefessional Powder
Oh my... The Porefessional Agent Zero Shine Biscuit was soooo yummy :) 

*PR sample



  1. Interesting concept, I'd love to get my paws on that! Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

  2. Argh I really want this after seeing a couple of posts! xx

  3. This looks awesome! And the biscuit is a great idea :D x

  4. This looks really nice, love benefit!!

    Layla xx


  5. Great review! The packaging is really cute and I wish every makeup product came with a matching cookie lol.

  6. This product looks interesting. Benefit certainly sets itself apart from the rest. I like how you described the usage, as well as the even application. I will certainly keep this in mind. Thanks for sharing.
    Beauty Fashion Skin Care Blog -Girlie Blog Seattle | Casual Chic Style

  7. Is it really a biscuit??!!! I thought it might be some kinda products :D


  8. The packaging with the brush is very smart, you can always count on Benefit for their packaging. This powder does seem really promising I must give it a look when it comes out xxxx

    Verity | Life of Verity

  9. Your skin looks flawless! I could really benefit from getting a product like this! The detail on that cookie is outstanding :P. Thanks for the great post!

  10. I like the look of this - excited to try it out!

    Becca from Becca Said x

  11. That cookie is absolutely adorable! The packaging on this product is strange but it does make sense; glad to hear the actual product lives up to expectations. Thanks for your review!
    Lovely Notions

  12. Oh wow! This sounds like an amazing product! Can't wait for it to come out! :) x


  13. I do like this powder, but I hope they come out with a pressed powder version one day! It'll be a lot more convenient and travel-friendly :)

  14. Ooh I do love the idea of this, it looks fab x
    Beautyqueenuk xx

  15. Omg the Biscuiteers are incred, the icing is sooo good! Also the product looks awesome haha, I'm really intrigued with pore minimising stuff since I realised how bad mine are </3 I might look into the primer!

  16. I've heard so much about the original porefessional and I've been wanting to try it out for the longest time...but it's so pricey for a primer =X now I want to try this one too!!!

    Rosie's Life

  17. Thats it! I'm getting it! i have been hesitant to get it because of how much i have to pay for a product so small. But i can't be bothered anymore! Im so curious on how well it performs! gargh

    jesselynnn.blogspot.com //FANCYTHEE

  18. I think I am sold on this, might have to keep an eye out for this in the new year



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