- L'Oreal RevitaLift Miracle Blur--I love this stuff! It instantly blurs lines and hides pores. Whenever I use it on blog pics, I'm accused of using Photoshop, so it must be good, right? I used it on my How to Hide Pores tutorial. It's white, very concentrated with a silica base. Use it alone or before foundation for best results. It also has SPF 30! 1.18FL oz. $25 (look for the small sizes to save $)
- Benefit The Porefessional--This is my favorite, and I wear it year-round, as the L'Oreal can be a little too thick for me in the summer. It's a nude primer that blends in with skin. It is oil-free and has Vitamin E. Unlike some primers, this can be used not only as a primer, but as a touch up once makeup is applied, or even to cover blemishes (if used with a concealer or foundation). .75oz $30
- Too Faced Primed and Poreless--This is almost as good as Benefit, and is just a little thinner in consistency. This nude primer features Vitamins A & C, Mulberry extract and Retinol. Note: There is a new version, Primed and Poreless Pure, that is oil-free and for sensitive skin. 1oz $30
- NYX Pore Filler--As you can see, the above primers are really pricey, so when I saw this, I wanted it as a cheaper alternative. It does a pretty good job of covering pores, but I prefer the others above, as this one feels thinner but almost grittier. It's a lighter pink primer that is silica-based. Still on the fence as to if I would repurchase. .67oz $12.99
- Rimmel London Fix & Perfect Foundation Primer--This primer is the least expensive of the bunch, but does not compare at all to the others. It looks brown-orange but blends into skin. It is very liquid-y in texture, features silica and Vitamin E. It doesn't blur pores, but the product goes into them (like foundation) to sort of fill them in. I don't think it does any better of a job than regular primer, and I would not repurchase. 1oz $6.89
Overall: If you have wrinkles or serious pores, try the L'Oreal Miracle Blur. If you want a product that is not as thick, try the Benefit. If you have oily skin, try the Too Faced Pure version. If you're on a budget, try the NYX but I don't think you'll like it as much as the other three. And while I love Rimmel products, skip this one.
Do you use primers just for pores?
Which ones is your favorite?