Benefit The Porefessional License To Blot Instant Oil Blotting Stick Review + Swatch

Here's a review on Benefit License To Blot Instant Oil Blotting Stick.

Price: P1,100.00
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When you're on the go, retouching can be simply impossible, but looking haggard and mega oily is DEFINITELY possible. Pulling out your compact to blot away your oilies can be such a chore sometimes and oil blotting sheets aren't so environmental- friendly so Benefit offers an alternative face mattifier in the form of The Porefessional License To Blot Instant Oil Blotting Stick. Ooooh. What is that? Let's check out the product.


This product is designed for quick, on-the-go touch- ups or basically in moments when you have no mirror, no bathroom, and just a couple of seconds to wipe away your oilies.  It features tiny invisible blotting spheres that promises to mattify skin for up to 6 hours after application. It's Paraben, Sulfate, and Phthalates- free.


Product comes in a pocketable tube with a twist- up mechanism; it's designed to fit right into your pocket. The triangular tip was specially designed for the product to effectively reach the corners of the nose, forehead, and chin. In short, it's built for your T-Zone.

License To Blot, is an invisible, fragrance- free, hard cream stick yet transfers quite easily when it comes into contact with the skin.


This is how I use License To Blot. I find that these techniques enable me to utilize the product:

1. You can apply it two ways: by dabbing or gently swiping it across an area.
2. Apply just a layer or a layer and a half; it should be enough to keep your oil glands in control.
3. After applying the product, dab a finger on top of it for it to blend onto your skin.

It's not really newbie- friendly; this product is something that will appeal to advanced makeup users and makeups geeks, but if you're in for discovery despite your newbie status, then by all means, try it. ;)

If you use the right amount, this product will feel just fine. Otherwise, it will feel as if there's something on top of your skin. I would not recommend this product to be used on top of cream foundation because of its cream- like texture.

Pardon the dryness! :D

License To Blot has good oil control powers. I used it to retouch an oily nose and it looked pretty matte in the next 3 hours. I still keep this product in an accessible pocket in my bag for emergency situations or if I'm just too lazy to whip out my compact and retouch.

License To Blot is a pretty cool concept; I admire Benefit for continually challenging and innovating classic, everyday beauty products, but this one still has a lot of room for improvement in terms of texture, consistency, and ease of usage. On the other hand, The Porefessional Agent Zero Shine Shine- Vanishing PRO Powder is a super easy alternative.


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13 Lovely Thoughts

  1. Now I want to try this for myself though my skin is not oily. But sometimes I'm bothered that my forehead and T-zone is shiny especially if I'm sweating. BTW I love your blogs! :)

  2. i use blotting paper but it was my first time to see blotting stick!

  3. I love the idea of this product! The only thing keeping me from getting this is my fear of breaking out. I'm not sure how it will eliminate my oilies, and I'm thinking it'll just block my pores. Great idea though!

  4. Not newbie-friendly? :( That's disappointing, I may need to use a mirror to use this even on hurried days.

  5. When I first saw this, I was immediately intrigued! But I don't think this is worth the splurge. It's an interesting concept but traditional blotting papers can do a better job on the blotting department at a much cheaper price. I think this is not a necessity but if you're out for an interesting product, this would work! Thanks for this post.

  6. Hmmm will give this a shot, badly need for my super oily skin. Thank you for sharing Ms. Martha!

  7. Oh, I think you have to constantly clean the product once you blot the oily part of your face. If it has cream texture then you are correct Ms.M, this would be not so ideal for us who uses liquid foundation.

  8. After a few hours of washing and/or putting on make up, my nose already feels like the Middle East because of all the oil! This seems like a neat product to have but costs more than what I am willing to spend for oil control.

  9. When I feel oily, I grab a tissue paper, dab my skin, then apply a thin layer of Benefit's thePorefessional Agent Zero. It keeps my face matte for the next 6 hours!

  10. Interesting innovation, but oil blotting film might be the more socially acceptable option. They don't do much for shine, but at least people won't ask why you're rubbing lip balm on your face (and if anyone's giving you side-eye, you can always offer them a sheet; they won't refuse) Does this build up on the face after a couple of uses, like when you use it a couple of times on the same day?

  11. I think I will have to stick to oil blotting sheets and facial tissue. They're way affordable, and I don't find them a hassle. But, there are times when I feel a little lazy applying powder again. As long as I'm not too shiny, then that's fine. :)

  12. It's clever and so handy to have in a small purse for skipping the whole oil blotter and powder combination. I'd still feel better with blotting first, just because it seems cleaner to take out the oil instead of applying over it. But on-the-go? This'll be a life-saver.

  13. I find this really picey for its use. And since it isn't advisable to be used on cream foundations, I would definitely pass. Besides blotting paper is enough for me. :) Doesn't look so appealing to me


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