There is just one thing I would never leave my house with: visible pores on my face! No matter what, I'll not skip putting on a primer in attempt to make them invisible. It's one of my biggest concerns and until someone comes out with some magic to make them disappear, I'll keep continue using a primer.
Too Faced Primed & Poreless performs very much like the famous Benefit POREfessional. This one comes in a pretty pink squeeze tube that's easy to control the amount of product to dispense. It contains Vitamins A & C, Mulberry extract, and Retinol to keep your skin hydrated and firm while minimizing the appearance of pores. It has no detectable scent. The texture is lightweight and extra creamy and it spreads like silk. The color looks slightly pinky beige but it turns colorless once applied and pores become instantly less noticeable.
This stuff really works wonders and I'm not kidding! I normally apply just a tiny amount over the affected area such as on my nose and the inner cheeks. I find that by gently tapping the product into the skin (as opposed to “dragging across”) I get a better coverage. The texture of my skin becomes more smooth and even out. I can honestly say with proper application, my pores literally disappear. Unless you get really close to a mirror with a strong light shining over your face, then maybe you will still see them.
If you have really dry skin, this could ball up and make your skin flaky, though. At that point, try to exfoliate and moisturize your skin really well beforehand. If you have a pretty good skin to begin with, you can even skip foundation altogether, just apply this primer and some finishing powder and you should be all set. In my case, however, I'm suffering from a lot of red acne scars, so I'll still need that foundation and some concealer to completely make my skin flawless.
If you think this primer alone already does a good job at smoothing out your complexion, wait until you see what it can do once you put foundation on top! I can't even begin to describe. The best part is, it keeps your makeup looking fresh all day. I wouldn't say it completely controls oil but it certainly keeps my skin matte longer than without.
Despite all the good ingredients Too Faced puts into this primer, it is still heavily loaded with silicone. So you may have to take it into consideration if you are sensitive to it. I'm acne-prone and this primer didn't cause me any breakouts. It's a bit more expensive than most primers on the market but considering the Retinol that has been added to the product and what it can really do to transform your skin, the price is quite reasonable in my opinion. I am totally in love and am not hesitating to recommend it to anyone!