'Quickly minimise the appearance of pores & fine lines for smoother-than-smooth skin! Apply this silky, lightweight balm alone, under or over makeup. Translucent, oil-free formula complements all skintones and helps makeup stay put.'
This is a product that I have been tempted by for a long time. It's heavily hyped in the beauty blog world but comes with a hefty price tag at £23.50 so as soon as I found out a sample size was going to be in Glamour Magazine I was straight down to WHSmiths. I hate my pores so anything that will reduce them sounds like a good thing in my book.
First of all I love the packaging, it's so girly and bright which really attracted me to it.
The product itself is very lightweight and glides onto the skin very easily. As soon as I put this on my pores are instantly reduced, the balm sinks into my pores leaving my skin lovely and smooth. Good Start. I wait a few seconds and then apply my foundation on top (which at the moment is Bourjois Healthy Mix) and it really does give a lovely finish.
However, this does not help my make up stay in place all day. I'm not sure if it's because I have Combination/Oily skin but by lunch time my make up has started to slide, especially around my T-zone which disappointed me. Maybe it's better at holding make up on more Normal/Dry skin.
I really wanted to love this, I like the way my make up looks in the morning but I don't think I could justify spending the money when it's pretty much worn off by midday. It does say that you can apply this on top of your make up but for me it didn't really make much difference.
Would I purchase the full size version? No, but I would gladly welcome it as a present haha.
Have you tried the POREfessional? What's your Primer of Choice?