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Anyone recommend a cheaper version of Benefit Pore professional primer?

(16 Posts)
Olaffles Mon 03-Nov-14 21:23:13

I love Benefits Pore Professional but am currently not flush enough to replace it - does anyone have any recommendations for other brands?

scousadelic Mon 03-Nov-14 21:25:56

Lanacane anti-chafe gel is reputed to work really well and is probably cheaper than anything else

HermioneWeasley Mon 03-Nov-14 21:27:00

MUA oil free seems exactly the same to me (little white bottle with black lid. About £4). It's skin toned and everything. I don't recommend the Lanacane as an alternative

Fuckerysmuckeryboilsnspornery Mon 03-Nov-14 21:27:19

It is excellent. Prefer it to benefit.

yazzy85 Tue 04-Nov-14 08:45:22

Boots No7 Beautifully Matte is just as good, if not better than Benefit's porefessional, they often have money off vouchers too so that helps!

Madaboutthrows Tue 04-Nov-14 11:41:17

Depending on how much you use you could buy a sample size from Boots for around four or five pounds I think.

Olaffles Tue 04-Nov-14 12:03:20

That's great, thanks for suggestions. Will check out MUA and no 7. version also. Now I need to sort decent foundation out which is significantly harder!

idonthaveausername Tue 04-Nov-14 14:20:10

NYX Pore Filler is £12.50 in Next and is a brilliant alternative. I used to swear by Benefits Porefessional but like yourself couldn't justify the cost when cash flow was a little tight. I'm now a total convert.

FelixFelix Tue 04-Nov-14 14:20:59

Get yourself some Lanacane as pp said. It works wonders and is super cheap.

excitedforbaba Tue 04-Nov-14 14:35:24

The MUA one is good but I love GOSH velvet touch primer, a tube lasts ages and feels so smooth on skin and even looks great with no foundation over the top! Not that I leave the house with no foundation on usually....

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 04-Nov-14 14:54:41

Lanacane

Olaffles Tue 04-Nov-14 17:04:31

So many votes for Lanacane! Who thought to use that as primer? I would never have thought it would work! Thanks for the NYX and GOSH suggestions also, I will add them to my list!

BiancaDelRio Tue 04-Nov-14 17:37:24

Lanacane is bloody fabulous as a primer!

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 04-Nov-14 17:38:33

Lanacane has the same ingredients as the smash box one.

GREYCROW Tue 04-Nov-14 19:09:04

Lanacane here too...

CuttedUpPear Tue 04-Nov-14 19:30:42

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