Sunday, February 19, 2017

Benefit POREfessional DUPE at Half the Price!

Céleteque is undeniably famous for their skincare. My favorite has to be their AcneSolutions products, which I still use until now. They came out with makeup a few years back, and being a skincare brand, they've marketed their makeup as skin-friendly. (All their products are dermatologically-tested and hypoallergenic.) I'm loving their Matte Lipsticks, and because it's safe for the skin, my lips won't get dark with it!

Over the holidays, the brand sent me their newest makeup releases which I was very excited to try! I've had enough time to try most of their products, so do watch out for a series of reviews in the coming days! One of the products that instantly caught my interest was the Céleteque DermoCosmetics 24-Hour Photoready Matte Primer because of it's tone and texture, which reminded me very much of Benefit's POREfessional Face Primer. (I was pleasantly surprised with this, since I was expecting it to be white or colorless.)

The Céleteque DermoCosmetics 24-Hour Photoready Matte Primer (P825) helps your makeup look flawless for longer, thanks to its silky weightless formula that minimizes the appearance of pores and fine lines and reduces shine for a smooth, flawless look.

The packaging is very basic and simple. This is the case for their entire makeup range, but I wish it could be more informative. (Well, at least it has the manufacturing and expiry dates printed on the tube.) The tube comes with a slim nozzle, and because of the product's texture, it doesn't spill.

It contains 4 key ingredients:
  • Polymethyl Methacrylate to minimize pores, fine lines, and wrinkles
  • Silica for oil control and to give your skin a silky-soft and matte look and feel
  • Dimethicone and Dimethicone Crosspolymer, which work together to form a protective barrier on the skin and helps your makeup last longer

Let's see the primer in action! I've used it side by side with Benefit's POREfessional to compare.
Céleteque vs Benefit

Both primers come in a nude shade which doesn't really alter your skintone. Céleteque's primer initially is harder to blend compared to Benefit's (which has a smoother glide), but once it's completely blended and settled on the skin, the finish is the SAME. The ingredients of both primers are kind of similar, only Céleteque has added Marula oil into the mix for hydration.

When worn:

bare skin, with Céleteque primer, with Céleteque primer + powder 
bare skin, with Benefit primer, with Benefit primer + powder

During my wear test, I did half of my face with Céleteque and the other half with Benefit. I topped them off with Céleteque DermoCosmetics CC Micro-Hydrating Powder in Light Porcelain (which is my exact shade match). With both primers alone, there is no drastic difference. Céleteque's primer instantly mattified my skin post-sunscreen, and my skin felt velvety smooth. After 5 hours, the side with Benefit was starting to get shiny especially around the nose and cheeks, while the side with Céleteque only had slight sheen and my makeup still looked intact. (I asked my sister to confirm which side was shinier, and she had the same feedback as I did.) Both products didn't break me out. Overall, Céleteque's primer is a nice dupe of Benefit's POREfessional primer at half the price! 😊

Price: P825
Available at all Watson's stores nationwide

Facebook: Céleteque Dermo
Instagram: @celetequedermo

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  1. can you compare also with Missha pore primer? :)

    1. Hi Nina! I haven't tried the Missha Pore Primer yet. I'm eyeing their serum though which is said to be a dupe of Estee Lauder's! :)


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