I’ve been seeing a lot of blurring and poreless type of products being talked about lately and I myself have always wanted to own one. I’ve tried the Benefit Porefessional and think it’s a great product, but I decided to go for the Primed and Poreless Skin Smoothing Primer by Too Faced because it also had great reviews online and you get more product for better value (1 oz. for $38CAD vs. 0.75 oz for $39).
I’ve always been skeptical of drugstore pore-filling products as they usually use cheap ‘filling’ ingredients that cannot be good for the skin. This product contains vitamins A and C along with anti-aging Retinol and mulberry extract. It is supposed to firm and hydrate the skin while smoothing fine lines and pores. This has a similar shade and texture as the Porefessional but is slightly less thick. As always this is a cruelty free product.
-Melts into skin, easy to apply and not sticky
-Nude skin tone blends in to skin and doesn’t tint your face
-Gives makeup a smoother finish
-My makeup has lasted noticeably longer
-Doesn’t ball up on the skin
-Expensive ($38 is a lot for most people!)
I am really enjoying this product and find it very similiar to Benefit’s Porefessional (though slightly less blurring). I’m not someone with enlarged pores but I don’t think this is a complete miracle worker as I still notice my pores a bit. I do think my makeup goes on a lot smoother lately and it lasts 12 hours no problem even without setting spray. I have dry patches and was hoping this would smooth them out but it doesn’t- screw you winter! You only need a nickle-sized amount so I think this primer last me several months, but I don’t think it’s an absolute must-buy.