Excellent for erasing my large pores and to my pleasant surprise, it even works to camouflage my acne scarring. Product is smooth, soft and easy to use. It's so natural and light feeling that my boyfriend even uses it for his nose pores. No shiny or unnatural makeup feel at all. This melts into your skin and really delivers great results for a lot less than Benefit Porefessional. Say goodbye to large pores with this bad boy! Definitely recommend. I gave it 4 stars because it only stays for about half the day then you need to reapply, but I did find if you apply a powder over top the wear is extended a few more hours.
I just fell in love with a lot of NYX products and saw this at Target so decided to try it out. When I first squeezed some out of the soft tube I noticed that it has a consistency a lot like the Benefit POREfessional (which is one of my all time favorite primers). I put some on the back of my hand and it literally made the skin look airbrushed. However, when I put this on my face it isn't a miracle worker. I guess my pores looked a little bit smaller, but not as much as the POREfessional. I wore it under my make up all day and didn't see any huge differences. A day or two later I broke out with about 3 or 4 pimples on my forehead, and I almost always have clear skin. However, it was close to my 'time of the month' so either one could have caused the break out. I'm not going to use it again to find out. Skip it, there are much better primers.
I bought this after looking at the packaging thinking to myself that it would make my pores less visible. Only slightly. The consistency is very whipped mousse and sometimes when I squeeze some out into my hand it falls to floor instantly! I have to rub this together before putting on my face. Doesn't hold my makeup on that well. This isn't for me nor would I re-purchase. Sticking to my Benefit Porefessional!
Large, noticeable pores run in my family, so I'm usually on the prowl for a product that can reduce the appearance of them. When I saw this for 50% off at ULTA I knew I had to give it a try. Overall I'd have to give it a "meh" because while it did help my makeup application, it didn't deliver on its promises.
Lightweight formula that glides on easily
Helps with makeup application
Doesn't give a "smooth, porcelain doll-like finish" as claimed
The pore minimizing effect is negligible at best. I'm glad I only paid half price for this product.
"Pore Filler" is accurate-- it's more like pore clogger. I don't get whiteheads very often, but after wearing this for two days in a row I had 3 on my nose and two on my chin and a mass of blackheads. It also made my makeup blotchy on my nose after a few hours. I was looking for a cheaper substitute for my Too Faced Primed and Poreless which runs $30 for one ounce. NYX runs $13 for .67 ounces. The Too Faced is more expensive but you get a lot more and it is not as gummy and smoothes on better. I'll be going back to my Too Faced. I can still wear the NYX for a special night out when I can wash it off after a couple of hours, but it's too clogging for daily use.
Okay, so I've been using this for about a month on and off now and I think I've made up my mind about it. I'm going to start with my first impressions and get to my final opinion about it in a bit. The packaging of this is pretty cute and easy to use. The product itself is interesting. It's this weird beige mousse stuff that fluffs out of the tube in small doses so you don't have to really worry about getting too much out. It's very soft and kind of slippery, but not in a gross greasy way. I have fairly big pores on my nose so this is where I use it most. It goes on pretty well and a little does go a long way. At first I didn't think it was really doing much and I thought it seemed a bit cakey, but after I smoothed it out and went about the rest of my makeup routine (foundation, concealer etc) I was pleasantly surprised at how nice my problem pore areas looked after I applied my foundation. It made them look so much smaller and I didn't find that my concealer settled into my pores as much as it sometimes does. Such a weird texture, but a nice outcome over all. It is worth it of you struggle with large looking pores and like I said, a little goes a long way so the price is reasonable.
This pore filler is a great alternative for the Too Faced Primed and Poreless! I picked this product up at my local ULTA recently and I like it a lot. It has a slight tint to it but it doesn't really show on the skin. It does a very nice job filling in the pore around my nose. It does have a very silky feel to it. As far as prolonging the wear of my foundation, not so much. But that's not really its purpose. This is less than half of Too Faced Primed and Poreless(this retails for $13 US and Too Faced is about $30). I really like this product and recommend it to people with minimal pore issues. Hope this helped someone! :)
My name is Latoya and I have oily skin..oh wait, this isn't OSA? Let me just say that I really like this product, it has a light scent, you only have to use a smidgen and it works for me. I'm AA with medium brown skin the main issue that I have is my forehead, and cheeks are VERY oily. I use this product after my moisturizer and that's pretty much my routine. I don't really wear foundation but I'm positive that this will provide a smooth canvas (as it works pretty much like a primer). So, I give it four stars:) If anyone knows of a better product please let me know!!!!
Its just ok. NYX definitely has better stuff out there. My friend gave it to me because she wasn't using it, and I have to say if I bought it I would be a bit disappointed. I also find it too expensive for its small size.
I'm surprised by all the negativity about this product, to be honest.
Yes this does contain silicone/silicone derivatives, but when it comes to 'pore filling' products, I don't think there's really any out there that don't contain it for 'slip' purposes.
I don't really have offensively large pores (especially since stepping up my exfoliating routine) that need covering up, but I wanted to try this to smooth over my acne scarring and rough areas of skin (from acne).
I think this does an amazing job of smoothing over those areas, and what large-ish pores I do have are minimized really well.
I love the tube packaging, it's sanitary and you can control the amount of product dispensed really easily.
Also, the fact that it's 20ml and not 30ml of product is actually a good thing imo, I never use up primers within their use by date.
The product comes out as a mousse-like texture that dries to a kind of powdery finish - not the best for dry skin, but it works with a good moisturiser prior to application.
I'm taking off points for it's actual 'priming abilities'; it doesn't increase the lasting power of my foundation that much (maybe 1 - 3 hours? which to me is pretty poor).
Otherwise, pretty great, inexpensive product! Unless I find something better I would repurchase.