Everyone has pores. As we get older, our pores become bigger and more visible. This is a clear sign of aging – an unflattering mass of open pores on our faces! It makes our skin less smooth and frankly, not so good to look at. While there is nothing we can do to rid of open pores, we can make them appear smaller. Clinique Pore Minimizer Instant Perfector is one of the products to help with that. I have been using mine for a while and it works wonderfully.
What it claims
“Instantly refine the look of pores with a natural-looking, long-lasting matte finish. De-shines. Resists sweat and humidity, too. Wear alone, under or over makeup for a flawless look. Invisible coverage.”
Did it work?
You can apply this product before or after foundation. I used it before. The formula was thick and a bit cakey. However, when rubbed onto my face, it was very smooth during application. That was a nice surprise. Instead of absorbing into the skin, it kind of sat on top of it.
Immediately after application, the pores appeared less deep and harsh. My skin looked younger and smoother. It also left me with a nice-looking, matte finish.
So how did Clinique Pore Minimizer Instant Perfector work? Very well. My pores appeared less visible instantly. The formula was thick but light on the skin.
The only complaint?
The product was a little drying. But then again, it is used for coverage. So the thickness is understandable.
The pore minimizer costs $17.50 for a .5 fl. Oz tube. It may look small, but you only need a tiny dot each time. So it lasts a long time.
Overall Rating? 4.5/5.
The sad truth is that there’s nothing we can do about our pores. They were always there during our younger years, now they are just more apparent. But it’s nice to have products like Clinique Pore Minimizer Instant Perfector to help make them look less obvious. After using this product, I have become its proponent and would recommend it to anyone who is fighting ugly pores.