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Minimize your pores in minutes with these star makeup artist tricks

Best kept secrets for camouflaging pores in minutes

By InStyle Magazine Aug 21, 2013 2:38PM

PHOTO: Time Inc. Digital Studios It may be impossible to shrink those tiny openings on your skin, but you can make them look less obvious. Makeup artist Nick Barose, who has worked with Amy Adams, divulges his best-kept secrets for camouflaging pores in minutes.

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1. Prime your face. Smooth the surface of your skin with a silicone-based gel; this fills in the tiny holes at the opening of the pores. We like: Tarte Clean Slate Poreless 12-.Hour Perfecting Primer, $30; sephora.com.

2. Sponge on foundation. Go for a lightweight formula with exfoliating salicylic acid to unclog pores while hiding them. We like: Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Instant Perfecting Makeup, $27; clinique.com.

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3. Dust on powder. A matte powder with optical diffusers further blurs imperfections, making pores appear even less conspicuous. We like: Nars Light Reflecting Pressed Setting Powder, $34; narscosmetics.com.

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10Comments
Aug 28, 2013 4:23AM
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Katempting- where do you get your face products? TY
Aug 28, 2013 4:22AM
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BB cream - what brand is best for over 50 women? TY
Aug 28, 2013 4:21AM
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over 50 women- tarte or smashbox? what has great coverage -doesn't set in creases? TY
Aug 28, 2013 12:23AM
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Benefit Porefessional is amazing and works every time!
Aug 28, 2013 12:13AM
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Facial every month is good for the skin. Use BB cream moisturizer with spf and vitamin c it's really good.
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great facial and reducing your pores , whip some egg whites  easy cheap and healthy
Aug 27, 2013 7:25PM
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I found using a V-C serum before applying moisturizer, then using a primer, helps. (ELF)

In my lifetime I have used Chanel, etc and have found high end products are about as effective as products you may find in target or a drug store.  For years I tried (almost) every moisturizer, then found the perfect moisturizer (for me). 

 

Antioxidant Vitamin C Cream by Vitamin World. Wait......say what? (really, really)

 

Expensive doesn't always mean results.

Aug 27, 2013 6:53PM
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tarte products- anyone have much experience with them? The ones I have used have been really good- TY

 

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