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Pair this pore-zapping balm with Benefit’s eye brightening Ooh La Lift for an all-over radiant complexion.

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Of all the beauty minefields out there, visible pores are one of the trickiest to dodge. Foundation alone doesn’t do the trick, which is why we turn to this translucent balm to shrink our pores. We can use it as a primer in the mornings or as a touch-up treatment throughout the day. Perfect t-zone, here we come.

How it Works

The silky, oil-free formula diffuses pores and fine lines for an “airbrushed” finish. It goes on sheer, leaving skin even and smooth. Don’t we all love instant gratification?

How to Use

As a primer, apply a fine layer on clean or moisturized skin, starting from the center of your face and working outwards. Pat to blend. Feel free to use for midday touch-ups too — just dab a pea-size amount over your makeup and blend.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

good for pores

Glides on like a dream, and it is good at filling in noticeable pores. However I have oily skin. It doesn't make my skin fully matte. So I have to use a different primer for JUST oil. Overall it's great for pores not for making oily skin matte.

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Fantastic product

This is hands down one of my favorite make-up products in my drawer. I use it every day, it's great with foundation or powder or on it's own. I have always had an issue with excessive shine. This really helps keep my skin matted for the day, and I keep it in my purse for easy re-application as needed in the afternoon. Great product. Worth the price.

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Might be slightly overrated?

This is a nice product, the smell is really lovely and it does a good job of mattifying my face to (briefly) reduce the appearance of pores.... but after all the hype of beauty bloggers and all the amaaaazing reviews (plus, dropping $30 on the tiny tube), I was definitely expecting a better performance. Maybe it will do better in the cooler months, but under summer conditions, it didn't find that it reduced the appearance of pores for more than a few hours. After 2-3 hrs, even with minimal activity, foundation sank into my pores and it was as if porefessional was never there. The texture is nice (although it stays tacky for a bit longer than I'd like). But honestly, for the price, I think I'll be going back to NYX pore filler.

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This. Is. It.
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I have large pores -- they are visible across my nose, on my forehead and chin, and even on my cheeks -- between the apples and my nose. This primer smooths over them all -- I love it. It works under everything! When I'm in a hurry or just don't feel like doing much to my face, I moisturize, apply this in my t-zone, then throw on some powder.

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Great for a Smooth Texture

I noticed that this is really nice for certain areas. It's does noticeably make pores look smaller by filling them in. The only issue I had was that in some areas it showed up as kind of thick and almost clay-like.

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Necessary
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I actually have used this product prior. I had bought is as part of a sample pack at a store near my residence. I immediately fell in love. I do have some troubles with it though when I use it over my sunscreen. Sometimes it doesn't stick, but I think that has to do with me being too impatient to let the sunscreen sink in. Otherwise, this works wonders! It evens stay on while I'm at the gym!

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Love it!
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I purchased this after reading lots of reviews on this. My pores are huge in my tzone and this eliminates them and soothes my skin nice for makeup application.

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Pore-real, I love this!!
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I use this daily! It has a velvet feel to it and is perfect for those pores that just won't shrink the way we'd like! An essential for any and all makeup wearers

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Great product
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I have been using this product for a while. Love the way it feels going on, so soft and smooth. Helps smooth skin surface and covers minor imperfections.

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Great Pore Minimizer
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I really like this pore Minimizer- it works great to help reduce the appearance of pore size, it's great under foundation or powder. I like the silky smooth texture!

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