Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Benefit - License to Blot

Benefit have had some amazing new releases of late.  They're Real Colour Mascara and Eyeliners which I reviewed HERE and not that long ago the third installment of the POREfessional range, License to Blot!  

BLOT on the spot! This instant oil-blotting stick with tiny invisible blotting spheres mattifies shine for up to 6 hours after application. The specially designed triangular tip targets shiny zones…the sides of your nose, forehead and chin. Oil has finally met its matte!

I was lucky enough to receive a mini handbag sized License to Blot which is so cute and so handy to have.  
In essence it is an oil blotting stick, so essentially blotting papers but in a solid format and it mattifies shine for up to six hours after each application. The only slight difference between this mini version and the full size version is that this one is shaped like a lip balm and the full sized one comes in a triangular form which I suspect will fit perfectly around the chin, nose and forehead - the places I tend to use this the most.

Benefit - License to Blot
Benefit - License to Blot
Benefit - License to Blot

Now I do tend to have an oily tzone and I do always have some blotting papers in my desk drawer and some at home in my make-up drawers and I do reach for them quite a lot, more so on hot summer days, so the timing of License to Blots arrival is perfect for testing.  I am a big fan of Porefessional and always ensure I never run out, so I had high hopes for this because I am yet to try Agent Zero Shine.  Unsurprisingly License to Blot is fantastic, so much better than I thought it would be and it is so easy to use.  To apply, you really gently, using short swift strokes, apply it onto your face, paying the most attention to the parts and you should notice that those oily areas because instantly matte, so mess, no fuss and zero shine.

It is also great to use with or without make-up on, even if used whilst wearing make-up, it doesn't remove anything and there is no need for a touch up.  On my skin, License to Blot lasts a good 4-5 hours which is perfect because my skin becomes slightly oiler in the afternoon, which means if I have an event in the evening, I only need to use this product once, whereas with blotting papers, I would be using 2-3 at any one time and then repeating the process before leaving work because they aren't as long lasting as this is, so hurrah, out go the blotting papers and in comes License to Blot.

The Benefit POREfessional: License to Blot retails for £15.50 and in my opinion, is well worth having in your makeup bag, this one is a keeper for me.  Have you tried it?

29 comments:

  1. hands down benefit is my favourite makeup , I must try this

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  2. I am a HUGE Benefit fan and use PoreFESSIONAL all the time, it's like HD make up. This looks fab as well, I can't wait to get my hands on it! As always I love the packaging too!

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  3. Oooh this looks great! I haven't bought any benefit goodies in a while, will have to try this! X

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  4. I use those blotting papers in the summer too but I've never tried a stick. It's good to know that it doesn't affect your make up as this is something I'd worry about.

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  5. This all looks great, I haven't ever tried them before but this may be changing!

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  6. I have this sample too, I've got a post going up in the next couple of days - I found this worked pretty well but didn't last as long for me, only a couple of hours! My skin is super oily, though. Great review!

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. Never heard of this one so off to take a look at it now.

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  8. I love benefit and this sounds great. My skin has got drier as I have got older but I do love porefessional - Dermot O Leary uses it apparently! :) x

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  9. This really sounds like my sort of product and I can see it becoming a handbag staple.

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  10. Ooh I haven't tried this but as someone with super oily skin, I definitely think it would be something that I would like to use xxx

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  11. Do you think tissues do the same job?

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    1. Blotting papers do an okay job, never used tissues as such x

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  12. This looks like a summer must have! I get such a oily t-zone but sometimes I hate the look of too much powder.

    MeEmBeauty

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  13. Wow it looks amazing. I better try it out.

    http://gummybeaaars.blogspot.com

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  14. I am an extremely oily person and this sounds perfect for me!! Thanks for the review!!

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  15. What a fab product for anyone with high shine.

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  16. I haven't used blotting papers since I was a teenager! I'm such a terrible person when it comes to any sort of beauty regimen! x

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  17. I haven't tried this but want to, the packaging is cute.

    Sophie
    xx
    www.pocockins.co.uk

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  18. Wow, a totally new product for me, I'd never heard of blotting paper. Sounds really useful.

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  19. Really interesting. I've used blotting paper before, but not tried a stick. Good to know it's worth buying.

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  20. I have some benefit pore cream to try, is it silly I am excited?

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  21. So glad to hear it doesn't remove makeup when you put it on top! xx

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  22. I have just bought the full size triangle shaped one and really like it, Benefit make some great products.

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  23. Wow! this goes to my shopping list! :)

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  24. Oh yet another Benefit product that I now need..oops x

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  25. oh I SO love benefit products, their packaging is so great too! x

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  26. This sounds like a fab product, I'd definitely like to try it! xx

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  27. I don't really use blotting sticks or papers, but can see that they might be useful.

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