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Hepl I need a foundation to hide large pores.


I asked for help in finding the right color foundation and you ladies
were a great help. I've even managed to find a great foundation color
for me last week. It felted great going on and I thought I was good, until I took a
closer look. It showed off my large pores even more then they natural
look. I was so disappointed that I washed it right off. The next day I
came across a clear primer that claimed it would hide my large pores, so
I crossed my fingers spent the money on it praying I'd at least be able
to use the foundation that I just bought if I used this. Even though I did everything
the primer said to do, my pores still showed through when I applied the

Can any of you recommend a foundation that doesn't cost over
$20 that can help me with this? Or maybe something that will help me to
reduce the size of my pores?

Sep 21, 2011 @ 10:09 am

14 Replies



Cleanse, Exfoliate and use a good Toner. This will help minimize the appearance of pores. I personally don't know any good drugstore brand foundations that will help cover pores. You're looking for something that has "full coverage" but I'm assuming you don't want anything that looks cakey.

Anyways I think you need to get your face care regime in order and take care of the appearance of pores before finding a foundation to cover it up.

So cleanse, exfoliate and use a good toner, and repeat. On top of everything make sure your moisturizer is one that suits you. Large pores = oily skin so keep that in mind when looking for cleansers, exfoliators and toners.
Sep 21, 2011 @ 01:15 pm

Prime and Prep

Best to start by prepping your skin as becky mentioned. Something like a clay mask also might help tighten pores so when you do use a primer it does what its meant to do which is provide a barrier / something for the foundation to sit on. I really like this primer from gosh cosmetics and also the smashbox photo finish light.

Another thing is how you apply your foundation. Stippling applies it more lightly but is buildable compared to a sponge.
Sep 21, 2011 @ 01:57 pm

Thanks Ladies

I already do most of what you mentioned, I guess I just have to do more of it and more often. Hopefully I'll see some better results soon. Thanks again.
Sep 21, 2011 @ 06:24 pm


Where can I buy a stipping brush and about how much do they sell for?
Sep 22, 2011 @ 07:19 am

Mac or Sephora

and don't know the exact price but around $30
Sep 22, 2011 @ 08:57 am

Thanks Becky

I'll try and find one today, maybe it will help me out, even though I've never used on before. Life's all about learning right.LOL
Sep 22, 2011 @ 09:08 am


This product may be helpful- Benefit Dr.Feelgood.

It is on the pricey side, I got it for a gift though. It is a mattifying balm and it is supposed to give you a really nice complexion.

Also- have you tried Olay Simply Ageless Foundation? It is under $20 and I found that even though I am in my early 20's, it was a good product because it has great coverage and it made to go over skin, not to settle in fine lines.

Also- have you been using powder, liquid or cream foundation or a combination of all? And have you been using concealer too?
Sep 23, 2011 @ 10:54 am

Very Good Foundation- covers my pores!

I use Revlon's New Compexion makeup foundation and it's the best one I have ever used. I've been using it for over 25 years- that should say something about how much I love it! I've tried other foundations throughout the years but none works as well as the Revlon New Complexion. It goes on smoothly, it doesn't cake up in lines and wrinkles, and it gives very good coverage. I have oily skin so some of my pores are quite visible, especially on the nose. With this foundation and a dusting of powder to complete my look, you don't notice the pores at all. It is very reasonably priced (Walmart sell it for about $13 or $14 dollars) and you will occasionally see it on special at Shoppers Drug Mart too. If you try it, I think you might like it.

Maria :-)
Sep 23, 2011 @ 11:21 am

A few tips

Someone suggested trying a clay mask to minimize your pores. I heard that a cocoa/chocolate mask is great for oily skin. I have skin on the oily side and I have to say that since I've been using this mask, as well as a cleanser specially formulated for oily skin (Clean & Clear Shine Control Cleanser), the appearance of my pores has gone WAY down. So I definitely suggest the chocolate mask - my skin looks great for a good week afterwards. Along with that, make sure the cleanser, toner, and moisturizer you use are for oily skin and that should do the trick. From there, you can use $8 foundation if you want! :)
Sep 25, 2011 @ 11:21 am

kitty litter mask

And why
not, right? It's supposed to help with a lot of things, including reducing the size of pores. As it should. From what I know, pores look big when it has a lot of stuff (oil) in it, widening it and making it look big. If you use a good mask that draws out the oils in your pores, the pores will naturally shrink in size.

Sep 26, 2011 @ 12:17 pm

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