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October 17, 2014


If you're anything like me, your beauty stash is chock full of primer and powders all promising to smooth over pores and make makeup look flawless. Sometimes, said products even make claims as ridiculous as "transforms the look of skin, completely erases flaws for an airbrushed finish." Yeah, yeah - sure it will. With thousand of products marketed toward us, how are us poor women to know whose BS (for lack of a better term) to buy and whose to leave behind? I still don't, and that's coming from someone with an entire cabinet devoted to a graveyard of products that turned out to be liars. Headstone space is running low in the cemetery. Here lies, "miracle smoothing, barbie-skin making..." whatever. 

After testing out many products and reading countless raves, I have finally found a duo that really helps mattify, prime, and seal in all those layers that we work so hard to paint on these mugs of ours. I have been smoothing on a layer of Dr. Brandt Pores No More after my usual moisturizer and am loving the retextured surface that I'm left with. Skin as smooth as a baby's bottom, people. Worn under makeup, it definitely increases the staying power of my foundation by at least a few hours, which is good enough for me! If you want your makeup to go the extra mile - dust on some of the infamous Make Up For Ever HD High Definition Powder as a sealer of sorts. The combination of these makes makeup look super smooth and longer-lasting without adding any obvious additional layers. 

It is Friday, after all - try this duo out tonight for makeup that lasts as long as you do, be it an early bedtime post-date night, or a party til-dawn type situation. You can thank me later.


  1. I have such problems with huge pores and I haven't yet found anything that really does help! I will definitely be giving these a try - great post xx

    emily x ♥ | emily's beauty blog

    1. Hi Emily,

      It is a great combo - hope that you enjoy the picks!



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