Drugstore

Hide Your Pores Easily

Oh, the struggle of having visible pores. If we all had flawless skin, life would be boring, right? Nah, pretty sure we’d all love it, but enough about that. 

I’ve tried many pore-filling and smoothing products…

  • Drugstore favorite L’Oreal Paris Miracle Blur worked well enough, but had a thick texture that was sometimes difficult to lay foundation over. 
  • Benefit POREfessional is great at hiding pores at first, but wears off relatively easily. 
  • Dr. Brandt Pores No More has a weird, greasy texture. 
  • Make Up For Ever’s Step 1 Skin Equalizer Primer in “Smoothing Primer” (what a mouthful…) was a total #NotSoMuch for me. It didn’t work for me and I just wasn’t into it at all.

…but none have worked for me quite like Smashbox Photo Finish Oil Free Foundation Primer in “Pore Minimizing.” It’s an Allure magazine Best of Beauty award winner, and it shows.

 $16 at Sephora and Ulta

$16 at Sephora and Ulta

My smaller pores are immediately blurred and stay blurred until I take this off (yaaaaaaas). My medium sized pores are taken care of in much of the same way (yaaaas). It’s only the largest pores by my nose that stay a bit visible, but even those are less noticeable (meh, s'all good).

The benefit here is there are no faults to this product. It’s not greasy, and not too thick - it’s perfect. It does the job and takes home the paycheck! Definitely will repurchase. 

ALL MEN ESPECIALLY TAKE NOTE... this glides on and blends in so easily. It's totally invisible. It's perfect for everyday wear for men who don't wear makeup, but want a more perfected look. Even better, it's flawless for special events like weddings and graduations. It's undetectable, so don't worry!

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Drugstore: An Affordable Serum!?

I'm dedicated to suggesting quality products to my readers, regardless of price. Thankfully, sometimes the best products are also the cheapest!

That's the case with Boots Expert Sensitive Hydrating Serum, available at Target. It's from the Boots line that Target imports from the UK. Celebrities like Gabourey Sidibe tweet about visiting Boots stores while in London, so you know it comes highly recommended; hello, rich people can get anything, often for free. Plus, Boots' product works. It's a great brand!

This serum in particular is great for those dry winter days and nights, which are sadly here already in many states. For a reasonable $7.59 at Target, plug this into your skincare routine between cleansing and moisturizing... you'll see - and feel - a major difference in hydration.


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