I’ve decided to start a series of blogs on your makeup bag necessities. It’s been something I’ve been meaning to do for a while now and now that I have my wonderful assistant Orlaith on board we have time to great a list of my favourite, proven and essential products for your make up collections.
I’m going to start with something that I only recently recommended to a friend (they shall remain nameless) with very open and problem pores.
She has tried everything from religious cleansing and toning to splashing out on various expensive primers, all to no avail. Regardless of any of these efforts her pores still remain visible under make-up….appearing to be worse the more she trowels on! 🙂 Pores are are created by age and genetics and are beneficial in that they keep your face hydrated and your skin elastic by secreting oils. However, if the pore becomes clogged with dirt and bacteria it may dilate and become larger. While you can’t ever completely shrink pores, there are ways to to effectively reduce their appearance.
This is where POREfessional comes in for me as a makeup artist. The only way I can describe it is as a ‘filler’ for any of those holes or open pores. It is velvety in texture, almost like that of a primer, with a skin colour. It minimises the appearance of pores and instantly mattifies any shine. I wouldn’t recommend it for use as a primer all over your face but only on the problem areas where the larger pores are, this varies from person to person, but usually the nose and cheek area are the culprits.
The fantastic thing about this product is because it is tinted it can be put under or over makeup and even as a touch up as the day goes on. There is nothing that I’ve come across with the same results, allowing you to combat shine and create an even base for the rest of your makeup.
Have you tried it? What do you think?
Lots of love,