8 Pore-Perfecting Primers For Smooth Skin & Flawless Makeup

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If, like many of us, you’re looking for a beauty product that will drastically minimise your pores, we have both good and bad news.

The bad news is, the size of your pores is determined by genetics, and to make matters worse, there’s no miracle serum or ingredient capable of *actually* shrinking them down in size.

So, what can those of us who weren’t genetically blessed do to achieve a more flawless complexion? Well, that’s where the (somewhat) good news comes in.

There are plenty of products in the market that make pores look smaller namely retinol, acids and SPFs that work to unclog and exfoliate the skin.

The most instantaneous pore-perfecting product you can adopt however, is a primer, specifically one aimed at smoothing the skin for flawless makeup application.  

Below, we round up the best primers for pore perfecting, radiant skin.

The Best Primers For Pores


Benefit The POREfessional Pore Primer, $56 at Adore Beauty


Shine Stopper Instant Matte Finish, $38 at Paula’s Choice


MAKE UP FOR EVER Step 1 Pore Minimizer Primer, $62 at Adore Beauty

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Pore Refining Solutions Instant Perfector, $45 at Clinique

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PETER THOMAS ROTH Skin To Die For Primer, $49 at Sephora


Clarins Instant Poreless, $47 at Adore Beauty


itCosmetics Your Skin But Better Primer+ Oil Free, $62 at Sephora


NARS Pore & Shine Control Primer, $54 at MECCA

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