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The reason you wear makeup in the first place is to illuminate what you've got and to achieve a more flawless complexion. But if your foundation tends to emphasize your pores -- it's frustrating. Makeup enthusiasts may have fallen under the impression that primer is only there to help your foundation stay in place, but this just isn't so. Many primers are formulated to hide pores so you can achieve the smooth appearance you adore.
Too Faced Primed & Poreless Skin Smoothing Face Primer
You've realized that you need a primer for so many reasons. Not only does it keep your makeup from slipping about, but it also ensures that you no longer have to see your pores glaring back at you in the mirror. If you have skin that tends to need extra soothing -- it's a little high-maintenance -- "Redbook" suggests Too Faced Primed & Poreless Skin Smoothing Face Primer because it hides pores and its "skin-smoothing vitamin A goes the distance to repair skin in the long run."
L'Oréal Paris Studio Secrets Professional Magic Perfecting Base
Here's the deal. You don't necessarily want to wear makeup every single day but you do want to hide your pores. You want to streamline your routine so you don't have to switch products depending on your makeup mood. Easy! "Allure" editors and readers love L'Oréal Paris Studio Secrets Professional Magic Perfecting Base, deeming it "Allure" Best of Beauty 2010. This fragrance-free and noncomedogenic primer feels super soft and can be "worn alone or under foundation." Perfect.
Philosophy The Supernatural Poreless, Flawless Tinted SPF 15
You're one of those girls who wants it all. Color, primer, SPF -- all in one single product. While people tend to act like you're crazy with these lofty desires, you insist that life truly should be so simple. "Allure" agrees and offers a solution with Philosophy The Supernatural Poreless, Flawless Tinted SPF 15. Well, this one's almost perfect. It's well-suited for medium skin tones, but you should probably test out the "peachy" tint before purchase to ensure it works with your skin tone.
Benefit The Porefessional
Your skin changes right along with the seasons and you need a primer that will hide your pores no matter how light or deep your skin has become. A fantastic fit for all skin tones and types, The Porefessional is recommended by "Real Simple" as a primer that makes you appear "(practically) poreless." The oil-free formulation means you can use this one even if you have blemish-prone or oily skin. Oh, and you can use it under makeup or spread it on top of foundation. Pretty cool.