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Primer/ Corrector - Clinique - Pore Refining Solutions Instant Perfector

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rated 3.5(42 reviews)

  • Average Rating: 3.5
  • 59% would buy again
  • Package Quality: 4.1
  • Price: $$$

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rated 3 of 5 top reviewer on 3/18/2012 11:24:00 PM More reviews by PeachFuzzz

Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Hazel

I didn't see any real difference with the appearance of my skin or lasting power of my foundation. I would not purchase this again.

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rated 1 of 5 on 3/7/2012 8:23:00 PM More reviews by janetbustamante

Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel

I don´t understand how people could like this stuff!! This thing is so horrible. It can´t be used as a primer cause after i aply my foundation (MAC) it just let my face so CAKEY! I prefer the smashbox photoready primer, at least it does not let my skin looks so fake.

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rated 5 of 5 top reviewer on 3/5/2012 12:20:00 AM More reviews by Bellona

Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown

After 15 years of using the Pore Minimizer T-Zone Shine Control product, Clinique went and discontinued it! :( After freaking out and running to the Clinique counter to see if they replaced it I found they revamped their Pore Minimizer line, now calling it Pore Refining Solutions. They currently have only 2 products in the line, and so I was told that Instant Perfector replaced my favorite t-zone shine control. I was sceptical at first, and since I'm prone to redness in my nose and cheek area I selected the "invisible bright" shade. I'm SO happy to say that it works even better that the discontinued product I was faithful to for so many years! The packaging is better, with a slimmer tube and nicer look. It goes on smoothly and perfectly. It really does live up to its name - it instantly takes any shininess away, making my pores invisible and smoothing my nose, forehead and cheek area where I put it. It lasts all day, and the bright shade is perfect to highlightly ever so slightly. I love it and am so happy that for once, a discontinued product was replaced with something better!

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rated 5 of 5 on 2/18/2012 8:01:00 PM More reviews by Hwa

Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Black, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

Every time I apply this on my t zone before makeup, I would spread some under my eyes, and this actually helps my under eye concealer goes on smoothly and last longer. This product also makes my pores appear smaller after I remove the make-up. Great product!!

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rated 5 of 5 on 12/29/2011 10:52:00 PM More reviews by lyo87

Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue

This stuff is absolutely amazing! It's definitely a quick fix sort of thing because when you take your makeup off at the end of the day, your actual pores don't look any smaller. However, when using it as a primer, it does seem to make my pores disappear completely. I've got oily skin and pretty large pores on my nose, and this stuff definitely takes care of the problem. I will warn you, though, that if you have oily skin and need something for pores on your forehead/t-zone region, you might run into a problem with this making your oil problem worse. It doesn't seem to do that on my nose, personally, but it does feel very slick, and I would worry that it would give my forehead too much of a sheen. Over all, though, this is another great product from Clinique! I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a day-to-day pore minimizer, and I would also recommend Clinique's pore refining correcting serum was a more long term solution to larger pores.

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rated 1 of 5 on 12/16/2011 6:44:00 PM More reviews by chippergal

Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Other, Fine Eyes: Brown

Did nothing really for pores on nose/cheeks. Made the skin feel dry and balled up really bad. Returned it.

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rated 4 of 5 on 12/11/2011 1:15:00 AM More reviews by oxyygiiel

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel

I have pretty big pores on my cheeks and I was looking for a product to make them smaller. I splash my face with cold water to close the pores and I put this on top. Maybe I should splash my face with warm water for the product to absorb, but in all this works and makes my pores noticeably smaller.

The reason why I gave it a 4 because it sort of left a white mark on my cheeks after I used it, and this is the first pore refining product I used, so I dont know if this is the best one out there, BUT it did make my pores almost invisible. I'd give it 4.5.

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rated 1 of 5 on 12/7/2011 8:43:00 PM More reviews by tpshadow

Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown

Bought , had it on for a day and the end. Didn't like it at all, at the end of the day my face was dry, patchy, dull. icky returned it yhea!

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rated 4 of 5 on 12/3/2011 6:23:00 PM More reviews by algonquin247

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brown, Other, Other Eyes: Hazel

i was over at my friends house and we were looking for some liquid foundation in her mothers drores, but instead of foundation we found this. Personally i have small pores but many of them and they are noticible if you stand close to me. But after i swiped some of it on just to try i left it on forgot about it and then walked into the bathroom and all i could say was WOW this product is very good thanks so much clinique

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rated 5 of 5 on 11/26/2011 1:36:00 PM More reviews by poojie6

Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Dark, Not Sure Hair: Black, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

if you are like me, genetics have blessed u with large pores. i have been looking literally FOREVER for products to get rid of these little guys which are huge on my nose. i used to feel embarrassed when talking to someone close because i felt they would just be wondering what those holes on my nose were.

NOW I DON'T HAVE TO WORRY. this product is amazing. thank you clinique, thank you, thank you!!! now i feel sooo confident!

anyone else who has this problem, please buy this product!!

also found it works better OVER TOP my make up. i wear channel powder and then put this on top. its amazing. good luck!!

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