The Benefit The POREfessional Agent Zero Shine £25.50 is described as being a shine vanishing pro powder, with an invisible finish which helps to shrink the look of pores and minimise shine. Agent Zero Shine was released as part of the POREfessional range to join the POREfessional Pro Primer, and now there’s another new member; the POREfessional License to Blot. The Benefit The POREfessional Agent Zero Shine was recently announced as the number one selling powder within the UK and it’s even won an award so it must be doing something right..
The Benefit The POREfessional Agent Zero Shine has amazing packaging.. it’s packaged within a cone like tube which houses the powder in one end, and and a retractable brush within the bottom. The packaging makes it so handy for carrying in your handbag for on the go touch-up’s – it’s so fuss free and easy to use.
The powder is contained within the tube securely, and you simply twist the top to open the vents and tip some powder into the lid, and then twist up the brush in the bottom to dip into the powder you’ve tipped into the lid and then apply it straight to your face.
I love that you don’t need to carry around a separate brush as everything you need is contained within this little tube which is just genius. You don’t even need a mirror to apply the powder as it really is invisible so you don’t have to worry about it looking patchy or cakey on the skin.
In all honesty, I think £23.50 is a lot of money considering it only contains 7 grams of powder and I’m guessing the high price tag is down to the gimmicky packaging, so if you do decide to splurge and make a purchase, I’d recommend scouring a voucher code website first. Check and see if there are any voucher codes flying about for a retailer which sells Benefit, before buying it because even though I really like it, I’m not entirely sure it’s worth the £23.50 price tag. Although you do only need a small amount per application, son I’m hoping it’ll last me for a good few months.
The packaging is quite gimmicky, but it totally works and it’s nice and compact for you makeup bag and as it’s a loose powder, you don’t have to worry about damaging it whilst carrying it around in your bag. It does a great job at mattifying shine, but it doesn’t keep my shine at bay all day so you’ll probably need to touch up if you have oily skin but it’s really lightweight so even with multiple applications, it’s not detectable on the skin.
Not only does this powder mattify shine, it does keep my makeup in place for longer too. I can’t honestly say I’ve noticed that the powder does anything to my pores like it claims to do, but I’m more than happy with its mattifying properties and its ability to prolong my makeup.
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