Ask Kaylin: Best Foundations for Large Pores
What product should I use to reduce redness on my nose? I have large pores and I don't want to have to keep re-applying it each time I touch my face.
When it comes to large pores, it's best to avoid heavier products like cream foundations and creamy concealers. Try some of these choices instead:
- Powder foundations - Look for highly-pigmented powder foundations. When applied with a dense powder brush, they will glide on much more smoothly over large pores. Try Jane Iredale PurePressed Base or Au Naturale Powder Foundation (pictured).
- Liquid foundations - Some liquid foundations can also work with large pores, especially if you use a primer (see below). Look for very smooth formulas with medium coverage, as opposed to tinted moisturizers. Apply with a sponge, such as the Beauty Blender, for best results. Set with powder foundation (see above) or a setting powder for lasting results. Try Gabriel Moisturizing Liquid Foundation or Zuzu Luxe Oil-Free Liquid Foundation.
In order to help your makeup glide on smoothly, try these tips:
- Start with a moisturizer. This is an essential part of any professional application, and comes before primer. A hydrated face will keep your makeup looking fresh as long as possible. Choose a light day moisturizer that will provide moisture without leaving your face oily. Try a product such as Acure Day Cream, which absorbs quickly and is light enough to wear under makeup.
- Apply a primer. Many primers are designed to help foundations and other products glide on smoothly and last longer. My top pick? Aloe vera gel. Click here to read more on pore-minimizing primers.
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