We’re talking pores, and how to reduce the often very annoying appearance of them. Through clever application of solution-driven makeup products and smart application, you can master the art of minimising large pores in a few steps.
It’s no secret: our epidermis is very delicate terrain — from breakouts, dry patches and oily areas, it can be tricky to keep up with the ever-changing skin we’re in. Large pores on face are one of the most common obstacles to achieving your ‘dream skin’, but they also play an important functional role. Pores produce precious oil called sebum, which ensures our skin stays radiant and well-nourished.
Visibly large pores on the face can be a hindrance in perfecting a smooth and flawless base of makeup. And anything that gets in the way of a beautiful makeup products and a seamless complexion must be addressed.
What Are Large Pores & How Do They Occur?
Before we delve into how to reduce large facial pores and the best makeup for big pores, what actually causes them to appear larger in the first place? It turns out, some of us naturally have larger pores in our skin than others, and that’s just the way it goes. People with oily skin types might notice overly enlarged pores due to the overproduction of that all-important sebum. In excess, sebum can tend to settle in your pores. It’s also known that as we age, our skin is deprived of its youthful elasticity and thus pores can start appearing larger than they once were.
Tips on How To Cover Pores with Makeup
If you’re wondering how to reduce the appearance of pores, we’ve curated a step-by-step guide to cleverly blurring the skin on command. From selecting the right makeup primer to nailing the application method of your high-performing foundation, it’s crucial to figure out what kind of skin type you have before getting started.
Below are some of the most tactful ways to reduce large pores on the face and nose. While it is absolutely natural for us to have pores and blemishes on our skin, we may want to diminish their appearance for certain occasions. This is where a capsule makeup toolkit can act us our saving grace, transforming porous skin into a seamless surface of beautiful skin.
1. Prep The Skin
Before we run through the steps around makeup that minimises pores, it’s important to start with a prepped and nourished base layer of skincare. As a crucial ‘pre-step’ in any pore-minimising beauty routine, the Bye Bye Glycolic Acid Serum contains 10% glycolic acid and hyaluronic acid to noticeably improve skin texture and diminish the appearance of large pores. Deploy a few drops into your hands and press it into the face. Allow it to sink it for a few moments and then move on swiftly to primer!
2. Use a Primer to Refine Pores
When navigating the best makeup for big pores, there’s no going past a smoothing, surface-evening primer. The Your Skin But Better Primer remains a pore-perfecting oil-free, first base and is able to grip tight onto your makeup long after application. Prepare for hydration throughout the day, and the extended wear-time of your makeup products, as well as skin transformation to reduce the appearance of large pores after ongoing use.
3. Apply a Complexion-Perfecting Foundation
Foundation plays an integral role in crafting a flawless base, so it’s important to tailor your go-to product to your unique skin texture. If you’re prone to oily skin (and therefore large pores), the Your Skin But Better Oil-Control Matte CC+ Cream SPF 40 is your new best friend. Keeping oiliness at bay for up to a whopping 12 hours of wear, this CC cream covers up imperfections, hides redness, masks dark spots and reduces large pores.
4. Use a Buffing Technique to Apply Foundation
We’re all about celebrating natural beauty, while finding the right solutions for everyday skin concerns. When makeup doesn’t sit right on the skin after spending time and care in our application, it can feel a bit deflating. One of the easiest preventatives to this is mastering your technique. Investing in a beautiful face brush, like the Heavenly Luxe Flat Buffing Foundation Brush #6 is a fool-proof way of insuring your makeup for long-haul wear. The flat-top structure of this plush brush allows for the freedom of minimal-to-max coverage, and the perfect buff-out every time to help diminish the appearance of large pores.
5. Apply a Setting Powder to Further Blur Out Pores
One of the most pore-altering steps of a flawless makeup look is the art of setting your previous products. The Bye Bye Pores Setting Powder casts a divine veil over your foundation and base products, being some of the best makeup for big pores. Our Bye Bye Pores Optical Blurring Technology™ was developed with the help of expert plastic surgeons, creating a skin-perfecting pressed powder. When it comes to makeup that minimises pores, this universally-flattering, translucent product will be your shortcut to an airbrushed complexion. Simply sweep it over your nose, t-zone, under the eyes and across the cheeks to lock everything in place with precision.
6. Keep Your Makeup Products Matte
To balance out the excess oil your skin may be producing and to help reduce the appearance of pores, you’ll want to stick with matte products. Oily-prone skin types will benefit from the use of the Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream Oil-Control Matte, and glowy cheek products like the oil-free Bye Bye Pores Bronzer.
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