Monday, May 11, 2015

Pores? What pores?

So I have pores.  And I hate them.  I tried every remedy, ice-cubes to rubbing alcohol.   But honestly, nothing works.  I'm born with them and they won't go away.  And I have accepted that.

But with makeup and especially if you are going for a flawless complexion, they need to disappear. And fast.

In comes this amazing product that makeup and skincare manufacturers are starting to take notice. Pore minimizers.

Their aim is to eliminate your pores.  Immediately and very temporarily.  So basically, you wipe them off with your makeup.

I tried and tested 3.

And I really tried and I really tested.  I tried each product for about a month. Really gave it a chance to shine (or not).  So here's my take.


Contender #1:
Kiehl's Micro-Blur Skin Perfector

Price: $14.19 from Nordstrom

Look'n'feel: Nice packaging.  Comes in 1oz size only.  Hard to find. Smells nice.

Goes-On: Easy and smooth.  I found that I needed a lot as the pea-sized amount I put all disappeared very quickly and I had to use a lot of product each go.  It matches the skin tone perfectly.

Lasts: About an hour or so.

Score: 7/10




Contender  #2:
Dior Pore Minimizer

Price: $40.20 from Amazon

Look'n'feel: OK packaging.  Comes in 1oz size only.  Available everywhere.  Odorless.

Goes-On: Easy and smooth.  A small amount goes a long way.  The color is white and it really showed when applied (that's what I hated about it).  You have to wear it and make sure to cover it up.  Sometimes, when it dries it cakes - another thing I hated about it.

Lasts: About 3 hours.

Score: 4/10



Contender  #3:
Benefit Pore-Fessional


Price: $36.12 from Amazon

Look'n'feel: OK packaging.  Comes in 1oz size only.  Available in Faces (Bahrain) and online. Odorless.

Goes-On: Easy and smooth.  A small amount goes a long way.  The color matches your skin and it applies beautifully.  I wore it as a base and even as a final touch and it looked great on.  It also smells really nice.

Lasts: About 4 hours.

Score: 9/10


And here you have it - winner by a landslide, Benefit's Pore-Fessional.  Get yours now! And just in time for our stifling summer.

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