Wednesday, December 11, 2013

AMW Reviews: Benefit Porefessional Agent Zero Shine + a Giveaway!!!

Hi AMW friends!
How are you today?  I am feeling a bit excited about the Holidays but at the same time, not too excited as I'm not done with my Christmas shopping yet!  With my not-so- healthy back, I hope I can lug all the presents I purchase together with Baby AMW, that's multi-tasking! :)  That's why online shopping maybe is the key or as for you my dear readers, joining giveaways so you can win wonderful items for your loved ones!

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Today, I will be sharing Benefit's newest product that will be available February next year!  Please read through my review and a wonderful #AMWxXmasGiveaway is happening after!  2 of you will get the chance to try the product even before it's available at local Benefit Counters!  *YEHEY!*

Just so you know, this product comes in 1 shade only.

Benefit says ---
Operation shine control! The POREfessional: agent zero shine instantly minimizes shine and helps smooth the look of pores. Our invisible shine-control powder joins you in your top secret mission for smoother-than-smooth skin. Pores and shine don’t stand a chance! Just twist, tap & sweep to look fresh-faced, without a trace!

7.0 g Net wt. 0.24 oz.

Ingredients:

AMW says ---
Pros
  • Nice packaging and the product comes with a brush.
  • Perfect packaging for travel.  No mess at all!
  • Brush is non-scratchy, good quality animal hair.
  • The powder after application turns invisible.
  • Does blur out lines and pores.
  • The powder does not cling on dry skin thus, you don't see dry patches especially on dry skin users like me!
  • Holds oil for at least half a day!  (Consider that the tester has combination -normal/oily skin).
  • Removes shine in an instant but doesn't create a super matte look, the powder actually gives a hint of "glow" on the area applied.
  • Works for almost ALL skin color!
Cons
  • Because Benefit Porefessional Agent Zero Shine is meant to be a shine control powder, there won't be extra coverage as compared to using an oil-control powder foundation. 
Neutral
  • Super oily skin may still need touch up. 
  • If you are a mineral makeup user, it'll take you some time to get used to swirling the powder in a small cap.
  • The price.
Overall
Removes shine without removing the "life" on your face! Agent Zero Shine can blur out your fine lines and pores and keep your makeup look fresh all day!

Tips
from Benefit
  • Twist off built-in brush from base. 
  • Then tap powder into lid and dip brush. 
  • Sweep on moisturized skin or over makeup to instantly mattify your complexion. 
  • Touch up over makeup during the day…or whenever shine dares to return.
from AMW
  • Apply Benefit Porefessional Agent Zero Shine only on areas that tend to oil up. (ex. T-zone)
  • For users with deep facial lines and large looking pores, use Benefit Porefessional Balm underneath and top with Agent Zero Shine for a better blurring action!
  • Wash the free kabuki brush before you use it.
  •  The tap, swirl and buff technique from Mineral Makeup is effective.
  • Aside from removing shine or blurring out lines and pores, Agent Zero Shine is a perfect product to help set your eyeliner, cream blush without changing the original color.
Will I repurchase?
Yes

To whom do I recommend this to?
Girls who wears makeup and loves to retouch midday.  Works *surprisingly* for ALL skin types!

Where to purchase and how much?
Available locally February 2014 at Benefit counters (Rustans Makati, Greenbelt, Shangri-la, Trinoma and SM MOA) for Php1,600.00 (approx $37.00)

Related Links 
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/benefitcosmeticsphilippines
Twitter: (@BenefitBeautyPH)
Instagram (BenefitBeautyPH)

Photos

Packaging of Benefit Porefessional Agent Zero Shine

The packaging comes with a sifter with 3 large holes making it easy for powder to dispense.



Twist the bottom part and you'll find a buffing brush that fits perfectly into the lid.  As for the quality of the buffing brush, I find this quite soft even after wash.



With 2 shake, you get this amount of Benefit Porefessional Agent Zero Shine on your cap, use the buffing brush to gently swirl on the small cap!  If there are too much product on your brush, fret not, just tap the excess away!

Agent Zero Shine swatch at the back of my hand.
The powder may look like a "Light Beige" on mineral foundation but upon buffing and blending, the color disappears.

After BB Cream application, I apply a tiny amount of Benefit Porefessional Agent Zero Shine on my T-zone and so far, my skin does not look dry or flaky at all!


 AND, finally, here's the best part!  Like I said earlier, 2 lucky AMW will get the chance to own Benefit Porfessional Agent Zero Shine even before the product is available in stores!  Isn't that a lovely Christmas gift?


Mechanics:
  • Contest starts today ends December 30, 2013.
  • Contest is open to Philippine readers.
  • 2 winners will be picked via Rafflecopter.
  • The names of the winners will be announced in THIS blogpost (on Rafflecopter) on December 31, 2013 and the winners must email me (ntiu1027@gmail.com)  within 48 hours or new winner/s will be picked.
  • Prizes will be shipped by yours truly.
  • Only 1 comment per contestant please.
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(Giveaway sponsored by Benefit Philippines.  Reviews 100% mine.  Please purchase at your own discretion.)

123 comments :

  1. What particular Benefit Product did you purchase because of my review (or which one caught your interest)? I actually bought the Porefessional because of your review. I have large pores, as in, all over my face and this product helped me a lot. :) I am super interested with the Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation, hope I can try it out soon.

    Name: Maica Saldo
    Email: maicasaldo@ymail.com

    www.pinaybeautyinabudget.blogspot.com

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  2. I have not tried any Benefit product yet as they are not locally available from where I live, but I am very interested to try out the Benefit Porefessional. I have very oily skin and face primers are my best friend! =)

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  3. Sad to say, but, benefits cosmetics are not available in the mall in our place. I'm interested with That Gal primer! I heard lots of compliments for the product and I found out that you also like the primer. I want to try it because my face tends to produce so much oil that causes my make up to fade away easily which is a super hassle problem specially when I'm busy in school.

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  4. Sad to say, but Benefits cosmetics are not available in the malls in our place. :'(
    I want to try the "That gal primer". I have a super oily face which makes my make up fade away easily. Super hassle specially when I'm in school and I have no time to retouch.

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  5. I'm particularly interested about the fine one one you reviewed, and also this product because my face can be super oily.

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  6. I haven't tried benefit products since they're not available in the malls in our place. But I wanna try benefits product that suit my oily skin.

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  7. I haven't tried any but I would like to try this one Benefit Porefessional Agent Zero Shine.

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  8. This one (Agent zero shine) seems interesting bec. I have oily skin. I hope I get the chance to try it soon.

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  9. The chacha tint! finally tried it and it's super pretty!

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  10. the chachatint!! I love the color, it's so pretty.. :)

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  11. I'm in support of the local beauty industry. Although I have a few foreign branded cosmetics I prioritize local brands. But I've been tempted to try Benefit for quite some time now, it's just that I'm super kuripot. Haha! But, of course, you get what you pay for most of the time so I think, I might try a product from them. They have a pore minimizer, right? What actually catches my attention with Benefit products is that they are named so adorably. :D


    xoxo,
    Gelleesh.com

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  13. I haven't tried any Benefit products yet, but thanks to your in-depth reviews, I'm most curious about the Fake Up Concealer! Anyway, thanks for the opportunity! :)

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  14. i bought the Benefit Hervana Boxed Powder because of your review. The blush looks pretty natural.:)

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  15. The BeneTint! Definitely a time-saver.. especially on those days when I am in a hurry and have no time to put on full makeup. I just dab some on my lips and cheeks and voila! Adds instant color! Thanks for your helpful reviews :)

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  16. I haven't purchased any benefit products but I have read your review about the porefessional and thinking of buying it one of these days. :)

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  17. i bought the Benefit Hervana Boxed Powder because of your review. The blush looks so pretty natural :)

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  18. I haven't tried any Benefit product yet. But I want to purchase the Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in Coralista because of your review that it moisturizes your lips even without lip balm underneath! this one caught my interest because I have very dry lips especially this time of the year... actually I've been searching on you blog for an effective lip moisturizer a couple of weeks ago and I saw this Benefit product on the results! Thanks! :)

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  19. I am really interested with the Cha cha Tint because I believe that this shade will suit me best.

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  20. I haven't tried any Benefit product because it's kinda expensive, can't afford to try it. But I want to try this Benefit Professional to cover up my pores.

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  21. I have tired the Somekind-a gorgeous Benefit foundation and since then I always dream na to try all the products as well:) Love to try this!

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  22. I'm interested in Hydra-smooth lip color as i'm a big fan of lippies. I also want to try hello oxygen flawless because i'm looking for a foundation that feels light.

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  23. I have'nt try benefits cosmetic! Coz its too expensive. Wanna try expensive product like this;)

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  24. the Benefit Porefessional really caught my interest. I've been wanting to purchase one but due to budget constraint, I can't purchase yet.

    Elaine Chua
    khyutee(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  25. I havent tried any Benefit products because I cant afford it.This Porefessional caught my interest as I have an oily skin.

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  26. I haven't tried any Benefit Products coz it's way too expensive for me.This Porefessional really caught my interest.

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  27. i still don't have the benefit of benefit products yet ;) but i remember wanting the fine one one because of your review.

    anya mendoza
    ilaybalilay[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  28. I actually bought Coralista because you told me it would look pretty on me, and you were right. I super love it! Next in line is your favorite, Hervana! Hihini

    Annie Lorraine Cruz
    Alsmarquez@yahoo.com

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  29. I already have Porefessional which I use on special occasions or when I know a lot of photos will be taken because it helps my makeup last longer but Agent Zero Shine looks very interesting too! I know my oily face will be a good testing ground for Agent Zero Shine's effectivity. :)

    Jen Tan
    tanjenniferj@gmail.com

    www.missjenausten.blogspot.com

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  30. Dr. Feel good is my favorite. Benefit Bene tint makes my face glow

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  31. I actually bought the POREfessional because of your review :) Your review helped me a lot in choosing what item I should buy to minimize my oily face and humongous pores haha :)) I've been loving the POREfessional from the first time I used it until today :) The Agent Zero Shine Powder would be a great addition to my face makeup routine! Thanks for the giveaway! xoxo

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  32. I bought Benefit's Erase Paste! It was pricey, but worth it! Sadly, it was stolen along with other important things (school notes, laptop, cellphone) last September :( Benefit's still a little too pricey for my student budget, but I'd really like to use more Benefit products.

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  33. I am interested with these products: Groovy Kind a Love set and Go Tropi Coral lip and cheek kit! Hope to buy one of them soon! :)

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  34. Porefessional!! It helps control my oily face

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  35. Porefessional!! It helps control my oily face

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  36. Sounds promising for my oily t-zone. I would love to try this.

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  37. I would love to try the Benefit Porefessional Agent Zero Shine because i have oily skin

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  38. unfortunately, i haven't tried it yet but i would love to try this primer. great review! :>

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  39. I really want to try the Benefit Porefessional, I have large pores on my cheeks and my skin's on the oily side. Reading your review, I immediately want to save up for it!

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  40. I want to try this product if given the chance. I never tried any product from Benefit, if ever this will be the first time. :)

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  42. i'd like to try the benetint because i don't wear makeup often, just lipstick and powder. this will help if you want to just add color to the lips

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  43. We don't have this in Canada yet, but expected to in the new month or two. excited to try it out in store, seeing as you have so many pros than cons :)

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  44. I've tried the benetint and all i can say that it was great :D Thanks for the nice review :D

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  45. Benefit Hervana Boxed Powder. That's one of the nicest review from you! <3

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  46. Benefit Hervana Boxed Powder! That's one of the best review from you sis! <3

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  47. The POREfessional: agent zero shine, I'd like to personally try it since I've gots acne and see it's effects on me.

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  48. The POREfessional: agent zero shine, I'd like to personally try it since I've gots acne and see it's effects on me.

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  49. I have not tried any Benefits Cosmetics yet since it is not available in my area. But I really love to try this Porefessional Agent Zero Shine because I feel this is all that I need to minimize or hide my large pores. This could be a perfect gift for me this holiday. I hope i could win this :)
    Thank you so much for the giveaway

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  50. I love The POREfessional.because It quickly minimizes the appearance of pores & fine lines.

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  51. I have Porefessional trial tube only, I can't afford to buy the big size yet. And I find it as a miracle doer, since I look poreless whenever I use it.

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  52. Benetint is my fave of all! It gives me a natural glow on my cheeks.

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  53. Really looking forward to trying the new product! Benefit never fails! <3 :)

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  54. Wow - looking forward to trying this new product! Benefit never fails! :)

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  55. Benetint! I've always heard good things about it, finally decided to give it a shot after reading your blog post. Thanks for the good reviews! :)

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  56. benetint, skinporefesional and this agent zero shine :)

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  57. I would love to try the Benefit Porefessional Agent Zero Shine because i have oily skin

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  58. What particular Benefit Product did you purchase because of my review (or which one caught your interest). I haven't tried any Benefit product just reading your reviews creates interest in me. But hoping price is economical as I am just a plain housewife wanting to have the best make up of course.Hoping I can try POREfessional!

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  59. I'm happy with the benefit products that I purchased and I'm excited to try the new Benefit Porefessional Agent Zero Shine

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  60. i want to try the Benefit Porefessional Agent Zero Shine

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  61. I have not come across Benefit products yet.

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  62. I would love to try Benefit Porefessional - to help my hide my large pores.

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  63. I haven't used any product of Benefit cosmetics yet because I'm still a college student who cannot afford such brand. Although I did not use any products from them, I'm sure they produce high quality products since I read many good reviews about them. I would love to try any Benefit products and I am especially curious about their Porefessional line. I have oily skin so I am sure that this product would work for me.

    Thank you for this review ms AMW and for this awesome giveaway~ ^_^ Have a wonderful Christmas! :)

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  64. Your review on Benefit Porefessional made me try it via Sample Room. :)

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  65. What particular Benefit Product did you purchase because of my review (or which one caught your interest). > Benefit Fine One One :)

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  66. What particular Benefit Product did you purchase because of my review (or which one caught your interest). > Benefit Fine One one :)

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  67. I already bought The POREfessional because it really hides my dark spots :)

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  68. I already bought The POREfessional because it really hides my dark spots :)

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  69. I'm planning to buy Benefit Porefessional Agent Zero Shine this weekend because of your review and I also want something like this a powder & a brush in one

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  70. This is the first time that I encountered your blog and I think it was meant to be as that BP Agent zero shine suits me. I am interested in cosmetics but I have to be careful with what I apply on my face as the makeup I used when I was younger has damaged my clear skin.

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  71. This is the first time that I encountered your blog and I think it was meant to be for that BP Agent Zero Shine suits me. I am interested in cosmetics but I have to be careful on what I apply on my face as makeup has damaged my skin since I was younger.

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  72. This is my first time to encounter your blog and I think it was meant to be as that BP Agent Zero Shine suits me. Even though I like cosmetics, I have to be extra careful on what I apply on my face as the makeup I used when I was younger has damaged my skin.

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  73. I got the Agent Zero Shine because I have a very oily face

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  74. I havent tried any of them but i would love to have that gal primer because i think it will really make my face feel and look smoother just like when you used it

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  75. I purchased the Cha Cha Tint because of your review and how well it suits you based on the photo you posted. I can't wait to try other Benefit products! :)

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  76. I had a problem on having oily skin. This benefit had caught me "The POREfessional: agent zero shine instantly minimizes shine and helps smooth the look of pores" Hope to try this

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  77. i hope i will try soon the The POREfessional one of the best benefit product that i always read a good reviews

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  78. I haven't tried benefit products. But I wanna try benefits product that suit my oily skin.

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  79. I havent seen a benefit products in here :( but i want to try them!

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  80. I'm interested in the Hello flawless oxygen wow and the brow zing!

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  81. Sorry I haven't tried any Benefit products yet but if I try, i wanna try BP Agent Zero Shine

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  82. The POREfessional is something I want to try ( :

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  83. I want to try The POREfessional: agent zero shine

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  84. I have not tried any Benefit product. i want to try the The POREfessional

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  85. I haven't tried any Benefit product, but since your reviews are really interesting I want to try all of them, If given a chance and my favorite would be Porefessional!!!

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  86. i havent tried any of benefit product but i want to if i have a chance and i want to try the porefessional

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  87. I'd love to try the Benefit lip/cheek tint & to be particular, the Moon Beam.

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  88. I want to try Benefit porefessional. Is it safe for sensitive skin? Thanks

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  89. I love to try the Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation

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  90. honestly, i havent tried any benefit cosmetics because it seems to available in high end store. but because of your blog it intrigue me to buy benefit products. i'll check it out once i have the chance.

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  91. I am a huge benefit fan! This would really add up to my collection

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  92. I bought the Agent Zero Shine. Its so compact plus the results are great.

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  93. I have not tried any benefit product yet I love to try out the dandelion lip gloss.

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  94. Haven't tried any benefit product yet.. Poorita! :) But I've always read good things about the brand, like your review sis nitong Agent Zero Shine, parang ang lakas maka-artista ng magiging result :) Bongga! I'd love to try this. Sana lang hindi masyado mahal e noh, pero malay natin swertehin.. Thanks sis

    and oh, Happy Holidays..to your family din and kay baby!

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  95. The Benefit gimme brow. :) although i havent purchased it yet (coz it soo expensive), im planning to buy it probably next year. Hopefully :D been paying attention lately to my brows. hihi :D

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  96. I'm curious about the porefessional... I'd love to try and see if it works for me.

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  97. The POREfessional: agent zero shine

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  98. i have tried the they're real mascara. :)

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  99. I never tried anything yet but if ever I have a chance i want to buy the pore professional because my skin is so oily ...

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  100. I never tried anything yet but if ever I have a chance i want to buy the pore professional because the product looks promising

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  101. i love the benefit lip and cheek tint..looks so natural <3

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  102. I have a few Benefit products of my own (Erase Paste, Benetint and Stay Don't Stray eye primer) and they don't disappoint at all! I'm very interested about this product and I have seen a lot of Youtube beauty gurus rave about it! :)

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  103. I really want to try the Benefit Porefessional Agent Zero Shine.

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  104. I've tried their tints (benetint and chacha tint) and I also use their Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow. But I read your post on benefit's Girl Meets Pearl and I want to try that too!

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  105. i'd like to try this one coz i tend to produce sebum a lot and pores are visible. i wanna know if this will conceal them.

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  106. I have purchased Benefit lip gloss a few months back and i still use it up until now.

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  107. That would be the Benetint. I was just blown away and your review made me go to the mall and buy it :)

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  108. Benefit's Porefessional Pro Balm is interesting for me, i also love the packaging :)

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  109. Benefit Porefessional Agent Zero Shine coz I have oily skin. I hope this product will help me at least reduce the oiliness of my face.

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  110. Benefit Porefessional Agent Zero Shine caught my attention because I find the packaging ingenious

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  111. I purchased the Erase Paste!

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  112. i have considered getting Benefit Bathina because of your review.

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  113. I purchased the Benetint. It really is convenient and makes me feel prettier! Worth the price. Thanks for introducing it to us! I am also interested to purchase the Professional Agent Zero! Cant wait to try it!

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  114. I wanna try the Professional Agent Zero. I will also recommend it to my mom! Thanks for introducing it to us AMW! :)

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  115. I wanna purchase the POREfessional Agent Zero Shine. I cant wait to let my mom use it as well. Thanks AMW for introducing it to us! **Previous comment has typo on it. So sorry!

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  116. Your post about Benefit Porefessional Agent Zero Shine + caught my attention. I love how it does create perfect coverage on face with large pores like mine. I dont what remedy can do to cover it when I'm applying make up and have tried various products but the effect is not long lasting. I already gave up looking for the perfect product that might suit my needs but this product gave me a glimpse of hope for my problem. Probably if I won, I'll greatly face my new year with a good skin.

    Hope I can win this product!

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  117. The label itself makes me want to try Benefit Porefessional Agent Zero Shine already plus I love that it has a built-in brush. It's a perfect combination for me!

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  118. The label itself makes me want to try Benefit Porefessional Agent Zero Shine already plusI love that it has a built-in brush. It's definitely a perfect combination!

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  119. the Benefit Hervana Good Karma Powder :) just because the color flatters any skin tone.. i actually went at their branch in glorietta to check that out unfortunately my eye caught the hoola powder and purchase it immediately hehe.. i have round chubby face kase. :D

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