Pores. We all got ’em and based off of allllll of the pore-centric products out there, a lot of you beautiful people struggle with keeping those pores in line. I’ve got a gajillion skin issues but my pores are actually pretty minimal. I mean, no need to hate me for this. I still get 414 hairs sprouting on my chin so we can’t have it all, ya know?
When a friend asked me how to minimize those pores, I knew where to turn! All of my beauty blogging and makeup artist pals. Seriously! I’m so lucky. I can get 50 recommendations for any issue at any time. I asked a few of my babes how they tackle their pores and here’s what they recommend…
- “Benefit POREfessional Face Primer is great but I use Urban Decay COMPLEXION PRIMER POTION Pore Perfecting.” Summer of Dirty Floors Diaries
- Yes To Grapefruit Pore Perfecting Mask is a winner from Aaronica of The Crunchy Mommy.
- “You know what I’ve noticed? Using a toner really helps with tightening the pores. I’m currently using Kiehl’s Cucumber Toner and I notice a difference in how my makeup lays and how my skin feels. You can also use a pore filling primer like Benefit’s for those trouble areas.”-Toni Nicole
- “It Cosmetics has a tooooon of products specifically for filling in the pores. And they work, too. My favorite is their Bye Bye Pores Pressed Anti-Aging Finishing Powder. It’s translucent so you can wear it on top of any foundation and it seriously looks like your makeup was airbrushed on.” -Lana B.
- “Benefit POREfessional pressed into the skin or Milk of Magnesia.” –Carissa
- Too Faced Primed and Pore Less Primer, MAC Silicone Primer (very small amount), BECCA Matte Primer or MAC Skin Refined Zone. Those all settle into large pores to create an even base for foundation application. – Ms. Danti
Other great product suggestions:
Make Up For Ever Step 1 Mattifying Primer. Silicone-free works wonders!
Dr. Brandt Pore Minimizer
MUFE Step 1.
Smashbox Pore Minimizing Photo Finish Foundation
I think the technique of pressing the primer into the skin instead of swirling it all around helps create that smooth canvas, too.
Exfolitate, use a flat top brush and a stipple motion to add liquid foundation then use powder in a sponge and pad on skin to fill in pores.
-Beauty by Cat Blog