Hello everyone. Keeping makeup looking fresh and pores less noticeable can be challenging, especially if you have oily skin. So I went looking for some makeup primers. There is quite a large selection out there, but I found some of the best primers for pores, and they help the makeup stay in place.
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Makeup primers can be a girl’s best friend. They act as a base for makeup that helps it last longer, blur pores and smooth skin texture. Others boost hydration, plump the skin, and soften the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Many are silicone-based and contain the ingredient dimethicone.
Primers are applied after skincare and before makeup. It doesn’t take much to do the trick, less than a dime-sized amount will do.
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Read below to find some of the best primers for pores on how they worked for me.
Smashbox Photo Finish Super Light Smooth & Blur Primer
Smashbox Photo Finish Super Light is an oil-free, lightweight gel face primer that smooths skin and leaves a soft finish. It contains Vitamin C and a peptide blend to protect skin from environmental pollutants. This water-based primer works for all skin types but best for sensitive, oily, or combination skin. It’s free of parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, phthalates, oil, fragrance, talc. It’s also cruelty-free.
This product has airy, light feel, and It blended perfectly into my skin. My foundation had a much smoother look throughout the entire day.
Smash Box Photo Finish Minimize Pores Primer
Smashbox Photo Finish Minimize Pores is an award-winning oil-free mattifying primer that blurs flaws and reduces the look of pores. This water-resistant gel formula works on all skin types but is best for oily, combination, and normal skin. It won’t clog pores or cause breakouts. Gently warm it between fingers and pat it over or under makeup on areas you want to reduce the look of pores and shine all day. This product doesn’t contain any Parabens or Phthalates and is cruelty-free.
My pores were much less noticeable while using this product, and it certainly mattified my T-Zone. This a good one for the summer months.
Korres Pomegranate Mattifying Primer
For a clean alternative, I tried the silicone-free Korres Pomegranate Mattifying Primer. This clinically proven primer minimizes the appearance of pores, improves skin texture and helps makeup last longer. It has a soft nude color that blends to an invisible matte finish. It’s best for normal and oily skin.
I love all the natural ingredients in this product such as pomegranate and willow bark extracts, witch hazel water, and rice starch. It’s considered clean at Sephora and made without sulfates, parabens, formaldehyde, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, triclocarban.
It mattified the T Zone area without overdrying or causing flaking.
These multi-tasking primers help my skin look smoother all over and are a great help keeping my makeup on longer this summer. Thanks for reading today. Don’t forget to subscribe to be notified I have a new post.