Porous and textured skin is an issue for most people that I know - this may be due to oily skin, acne scarring, sun damage or age. We all want a smooth velvet base for our foundation because not only will our makeup look better, it will last longer too. Today, I want to share four primers that I have found really beneficial in blurring pores and smoothing texture to create the perfect base.
Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer: This is one pricey primer, but luckily, a little goes a long way and it can be bought in mini tubes. It has a very lightweight texture and actually doesn't feel like there is anything on the skin. It blurs the appearance of pores but also softens the appearance of fine lines and tones down redness, with a satin finish. It isn't drying nor is it hydrating but it definitely adds to the wear time of any foundation applied on top. Expensive, but totally worth it in my opinion.
Touch In Sol No Poreblem: At the other end of the price scale, at only £15, this primer has a silicone texture, providing a smooth, velvet-like base. It doesn't dry my skin out in the way most primers do and I find this brilliant for both texture and porous areas as it literally makes my foundation glide over any issues. I find that it works particularly well with dewy foundations because they can sometimes highlight texture issues, but it will work with all foundations.
YSL Touch Éclat Blur Primer: This primer has a different texture to all of the others in this post because it's like a liquid gel. It adds some hydration and luminosity but it also blurs pores and fine lines so it's an all round winner in my eyes and I'll be purchasing the full size soon!
Benefit The POREfessional: The classic that most people will have tried, or at least heard of! This does a great job of 'filling in' pores but I don't use it all over my face as it can be a little drying. I find that patting it into the exact area where it's needed works best - rather than smoothing all over the face. I am intrigued by the new Pearl version, which I think I will love even more.
What is your favourite primer for pore or texture issues? I'd love to hear!
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