Fake vs. Real: Benefit the POREfessional PRO Balm

Apr 20, 2017 | Beauty & Fashion | 10 comments



Hello gorgeous and welcome to another Fake vs. Real episode. Today’s main subject, the Benefit Porefessional Pro Balm!

It has been a while since my last post which was about on how to spot a fake NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream. This time, we will make a rundown on one of my current favorites – Benefit the POREfessional PRO balm. This post aims to help fellow makeup lovers and newbies on how to differentiate a FAKE from an authentic one. 
It is really disturbing to know that fake or the so-called “SG authentic” makeup is everywhere. You can find them selling online or even in stores. Cost-wise, they sell 80% cheaper. But did you know that they can possibly bring your life at stake? Maybe now you haven’t experienced any adverse effect but have you thought about in the long run? These companies who make these are trying to imitate the original ones the best they could. The scary part is, we don’t even know what kind of chemicals they used. 

Let us start, shall we?

Price / Where to Buy
Authentic: P700 (7.5ml), P1800 (22ml), P2900 (44ml) / Benefit Cosmetics Boutique, Sephora, or buy here
Fake: P90 (22ml) or cheaper / Divisoria, online sellers (Shopee, Instagram, Facebook)

(1) Size and orientation almost similar. 
(2) The fake looks darker.
(3) The authentic has this smooth and more precise packaging.


(4) From the photo above, you can easily distinguish wherein the authentic has a better printing quality and detailed.



(5) Back portion: Content almost the same but with a different text orientation. The fake has no barcode and the ingredients almost filled the bottom portion. 
Left and right side: Content are the same, except the dot separator (if you look closely).
Bottom part: Has a HUGE difference in terms of content, symbols, and layout. This is also where you can find the barcode on the fake one.

(1) The fake is obviously bigger than the real one.
(2) Poor color and printing quality on the fake one. 

(3) Different content and orientation. The authentic has a lot more to tell. 

(4) Both in twist cap cover. Surprisingly, the fake has a nozzle. 


(1) The authentic has a smooth and thick consistency which almost like a silicone. It also has a floral scent which I find therapeutic. On the other hand, the fake is more of a tinted moisturizer and unscented.


(2) The authentic creates a smooth canvas when blended. Lightweight and transparent. Meanwhile, the fake gives a light coverage and takes longer to set.

So I prefer not to test the fake one on my face since I have a sensitive skin.
Nonetheless, I hope you find these pointers helpful on how to spot a fake Benefit the POREfessional PRO Balm. Until next!

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  1. Chuen

    This is why I prefer buying makeup at the stores unless for certain brands that I can't purchase it locally, then I will do so online at reputable websites. Thanks for the tip!

  2. Kelly Lee

    Omg look so similar should be very becareful thats why i always buy at the stores! Thanks for the sharing tips

  3. Miera Nadhirah Tan

    oh wow.. if not for this I swear I cannot tell the difference…. thanks for this

  4. Jia Shin Lee

    Oh my i have not seen such things in KL but we should always support authentic products.

  5. Blair Villanueva

    Thanks for sharing this tips. There are still many who are being lured with cheap and fake makeup.

  6. Leo T. Ly

    Thanks for sharing such useful tips. I live in Canada, where I haven't dealt with many cases of fake items. Hopefully, I would never have to deal with this. It's so frustrating.

  7. Blair Villanueva

    Wow the fake looks very real! There are also many awesome Singapore cosmetics, but the rule of the thumb is, all Western brands dont manufacture in Singapore.

  8. Iman Abdul Rahim

    Why do people still want to buy fake items? So frustrating. There's a lot of other cheaper alternatives!

  9. siti hajar

    thanks for the sharing~ now knew how to organize which is real and fake…



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