Monday, 26 May 2014

How To Minimize Those Pores

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Large pores aren’t cute and as someone who has been trying to conceal them all my life, I should know. They’ve always been a huge concern of mine, but not anymore – I’ve found some brilliant beauty bits to help minimize their appearance. If you fancy making your pores no-where-to-be-seen, I definitely recommend starting off from your skincare routine and not purely relaying on makeup. My partner in crime when it comes to shrinking those bad boys is definitely the Clarins Blue Orchid Treatment Face Oil (here). Three drops of this gem, applied all over my face and neck in the evening twice a week are more than enough to keep my pores nice and tiny. The oil hydrates the deeper layers of the skin like there is no tomorrow and makes the skin so soft and smooth as well. It also helps even out the skin tone and battles acne scars. Miracle in a bottle.

For some under-the-makeup skincare action I always opt for my trusty La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo corrective cream (here). I swear by this when it comes to keeping my skin clean and acne-free but I find that it definitely kills two birds in one stone, as it not only purifies my pores but also makes them less visible. It shrinks them really nicely and I can see instant results, which is always good. The cream wears really well under foundation so it is the perfect prepping step. Effaclar Duo (or Duo +) also reduces the appearance of imperfections and calms down the skin. There were times when this completely saved my skin, so it holds a very special place in my heart but if you need something to help with large pores - look this way.

Now when it comes to minimizing your pores with makeup I have two things to say – choose the right primer and the right powder. These two in conjunction could camouflage the largest of pores in no time. For primer, the two I adore are the Benefit POREfessional (here) and Too Faced Primed & Poreless (here). These are hands down the best face primers I’ve found and no matter which one you go for you wouldn’t be disappointed. They are very similar and virtually do exactly the same thing – minimize the appearance of pores and create the perfect foundation base. These two literally make my pores (and fine lines) disappear and make my skin so smooth and soft as well. Lovely.

Last but not least, the product that completely owns my heart on the pore-fighting field is the incredible Too Faced Primed & Poreless Powder (here). This beauty could be used both as primer and powder, which as weird as it sounds really does work. Pop this double-duty gem underneath your foundation and it will create an even and soft canvas with pores nowhere in sight. Since this could be a bit drying for me (if you have oilier skin it would work wonders), I tend to sweep the powder all over my foundation and the results are fantastic! No pores, no fine lines, no powdery cake-y face – excellent! Full review here.

Have you tried any of these products before? Any of them taking your fancy?

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24 comments

  1. I need to get a pore minimizing primer! I got the Le Blanc de Chanel but it doesn't do much on pores.. I love the Blue Orchid face oil.. and reserve it for winters mostly. I am currently hooked on Pai's rosehip oil and I think its great for the warmer weather!

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  2. Large pores are an ongoing struggle for me! My last post was on a product that reduces the appearance of them though :)

    Amy| The Little Koala Blog ♥

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  3. I really want tro try out some of the products that you mention. Expecially porefessional sounds great!

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  4. I really need to try the effaclar duo.

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  5. I've been using POREfessional for months now and I don't think it makes that much difference, but I might try the Too Faced one! Think I just have unrealistic expectations for a primer, haha!

    Efflorescent Dream
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  6. Amazing! I've never heard of the clarins item but it sounds just like what I need! Will have to check it out. x

    Jamie-Lee|Glitter Infatuation Beauty Blog!

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  7. I love the sound of the Primed and Poreless, sounds so good! x
    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD | ASOS or Feelunique £25 Voucher Giveaway

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  8. Yes I've also got the one from Benefit and it's great and feels soo smooth on the skin! What I also really love is the pore minimizer from Estee Lauder, can't without it. Xoxo

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  9. love the primer
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  10. I have such big pores as well, such a pain! I think I need to try the La Roche Posay cream!

    CassandraMyee | Beauty | Fashion | Life

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  11. Great post i love seeing these posts i get sick of seeing bloggers saying "this is cute this is pretty" etc
    I love the Daniel Sandler Retexturising Primer its amazing for pores and fine lines

    www.beautyandtheboy.com

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  12. Awesome tips! I don't struggle with pores too much but sometimes in the warmer weather I can! Thanks for sharing!
    Kallie @ But First, Coffee

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  13. Oh, how I like this post! I hate my enlarged pores, will definitely try at least one of these products.
    http://www.beautybellenotes.com/

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  14. I struggle with large pores too, I'll have to look into those Too Faced products! xo

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  15. Primer is an oily-skinned girl's best friend when said girl also lives in humid weather. Love your picks - I need to give the Too Faced Primed & Poreless Powder a try!

    ninefourtwofive.blogspot.com

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  16. I was disappointed by Porefessional. It makes my skin flaky and doesn't last. By the time I got to the Sephora shop, my face had image reflecting powers :)) I then found the Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Instant Perfector, which works wonders. However, I got used to putting the Maybelline Fit Me concealer on the center of my face, where the pores are, and it conceals them nicely by itself, so I don't use much primer anymore. Also, Rimmel Stay Matte powder does nicely with pores, it's cheaper and doesn't break me out.

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  17. I recently got an Elle magazine with the POREfessional in it, and I'm so excited to give it a go! It looks lovely, really smoothing and sounds like it'll make everything last a bit longer hehe. xx

    Beauty Soup | UK Beauty Blog

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  18. I still haven't tried the porefessional until now. gaaah! is it okay for oily skin?

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  19. I have the Too Faced Oil Free primer right now. love it!

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  20. Great post! That's exactly what I needed!

    <3

    AlinaErmilova.com

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  21. Have to give some of these a try, I hate my big pores in my t-zone :( Your photos are beautiful btw

    http://lovelashesx.blogspot.co.uk/

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  22. This is some GREAT advice. Our blog is currently hosting a GIVEAWAY that has one of these products in it! Check it out: http://lovefandj.blogspot.com/2014/05/giveaway.html Thank you so much!

    Love,

    F & J

    lovefandj.blogspot.com

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  23. I have tried benefit porefessional!! Crazy how effective it is.

    On longer run I like Kiehls rare earth deep pore cleansing mask and micro blur by Kiehls as I see remarkable difference in size of my horrendous pores

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