Monday, November 30, 2015


Having large pores is not the end of the world and there are so many products out there are specifically targeted towards filling them in or reducing their appearance.

I am taking you through four similar yet still different products that could work to help you with the concerns you may have about your pores. Because who doesn't want a baby smooth and even surface to put foundation on, right?

I'm warning you in advance, it's a long one because we go into some serious detail so grab a cup of tea and let's get into this.

Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser ($15.95)
This new kid on the block is part of flood of many releases Maybelline have had lately and I was excited to see its similarity to the Benefit Porefessional. It claims to be an instant pore eraser. They claim that special blur technology filters light to visibly smooth pores away instantly. The price point is really great because if it works for you and you find yourself reaching for it daily then repurchasing it isn't going to be painful for your wallet but if it's a miss and doesn't work then you didn't waste too much money. You can read more about this product and purchase it here.

Benefit The Porefessional ($53)
I have used this product for years but recently stopped using it as much so gave my mum my tube so I could just use up some sample sizes I had lying around. There is no denying that this is a very pricey product and it is hard to justify the cost compared to cheaper alternatives that are now available. However, this was the first product of its kind that I saw and for being leaders in the market I think that is something to note. You can read more about this product and purchase it here.

Benefit The Porefessional License to Blot ($31)
This is a very new product to me and one that I have only used a few times but from what I gather, this is a follow on product from The Porefessional but focusses on reducing oil underneath your foundation for a shine free finish. The main difference between the two products is that this is a balm stick style while the other has a gel formulation. It aims to not only minimise pores but also mattify your look all day. Not to mention that this one is a lot more affordable than the original so out of the two, I would probably recommend this one; unless you have dry skin of course in which case the original might be better for the texture of your skin. You can read more about this product and purchase it here.

The Body Shop All-in-One  Insta Blur ($24.95)
Unlike most the products we have just spoken about, this product claims to blur rather than erase your pores. So this labelling is a lot more descriptive than the others since it explains how it aims to reduce the appearance of the pores, by blurring them. The focus of this product is to achieve photo-ready skin and as a Body Shop product there is no doubt that they also keep your skin in mind. Because of this they promise this product won't clog your pores and also have incorporated ingredients such as Vitamin E for the health of your skin. You can read more about this product and purchase it here.

Now that I have given you the run down on the ins and outs of these four products, I am including my recommendations below.

If you have oily skin then the Benefit The Porefessional License to Blot is a no brainer since it incorporates all the aspects of pore minimising while also reducing oil to create a shine free finish. If you are concerned about clogging your pores or break out easily then The Body Shop Insta Blur is perfect for you. Lastly the Maybelline Baby Skin and Benefit The Porefessional are go-to options for your classic pore minimising products.

Thanks for reading!

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