Banish Your Pores With These Miracle-Working Products
Have you ever wondered why celebrity faces look so god damn smooooth? Airbrushing in magazines we can account for, but what about all those flawless IRL appearances? Could it really be that celebrities and models are actually just an alien race that don't sweat, or excrete at all for that matter?
As much as us normals would love to believe it, no, that's not all too likely. Therefore, as logic would have it, these buttery-skinned humans are just about as pore-covered as the rest of us. The only difference: they can afford a team of makeup artists to do the airbrushing for them.
But rest assured, where there are makeup artists, there are beauty products, and when there are beauty products, we can take the pore-busting power into our own hands. All we need is a little know-how. Here are all the products you need to make your pores look non-existent – and how best to use them.
NYX Professional Makeup Pore Filler
This sleek primer smooths inconsistencies in the skin to create a flawless finish. The trick to getting the most out of this is to press it into your skin, rather than just smoothing it on like a cream. This way, it will fill all those tiny holes to create the smoothest possible canvas.
Shop it here for $13.99.
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
While eyeshadow primers are obviously great when used for smoothing the eyelids and locking in eyeshadow, they are also perfect for other areas of the face. Think of it this way: eyeshadow primers are built to tackle the most creased area on the face, which means they are super-powered. So if you feel like you need a little extra coverage, or you need to look extra-flawless for a special occasion, try pressing in a layer of this.
Shop it here for $22.
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Powder Foundation
Okay, we know what you're thinking, isn't powder foundation going to achieve the opposite of what I'm after? Well, actually, thick liquid foundations can enhance pores, while soft, lightweight powder foundations, can completely mask them. This Giorgio Armani foundation is one of the best, blending on seamlessly for all-day, buildable, ultra-smooth coverage.
Shop it here for $62.
Sephora Collection PRO Slanted Buffing Brush
To further assist your pore-minimizing mission, swap out your sponge for a densely bristled brush and buff in your powder foundation in circular motions. The slanted shape of this brush allows for even pressure and distribution of the product across the face.
Shop it here for $36.
Mary Kay® Beauty Blotters Oil-Absorbing Tissues
Large pores generally equate to increased oiliness – especially through the T-zone. Use oil-blotting sheets throughout the day to keep your expertly hidden pores from surfacing all over again.
Shop them here for $12.65.
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