Who is Regina George? Ever seen the movie Mean Girls? I know you have. Regina was the head of the mean girl clan; the meanest of the mean. The Burn Book and “On Wednesday We Wear Pink” creator was always very concerned of her and the girls in her group’s looks.
Just imagine being a part of her clique and having open pores on your face. She would call it out immediately. Not to mention it would be in the worse possible way! You might even get disowned from the group if you aren’t looking right. So if you don’t want to be called out check out these 11 pore minimizing products that even Regina George would love!
1. Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser: This new “pore eraser” from Maybelline is more of a spot treatment than a primer. Its thick, jelly formula works best on targeted areas. I definitely wouldn’t recommend slathering it on all over your face. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t get the job done. Pores are visibly blurred to flawless perfection. You also can’t go wrong with the $7 price tag. $6.99, Ulta
2. Tarte Clean Slate Poreless 12-HR Perfecting Primer: There’s one thing that this primer has that the others don’t, and it’s a total deal-breaker if you prefer to look poreless on vacation too. This skin perfector is actually waterproof. Hello poolside selfies and days at the tiki bar! $30, Macy’s
3. e.l.f. Poreless Face Primer:
All of these primers leave you with a matte finish, which is cool unless you really want to get in on the dewy skin trend for spring. This affordable pore eraser left my skin with the perfect amount of shine (the good kind). When it came to my pores, I did feel the need to add one of the foundations over this. $6, EyesLipsFace.com
4. Foundation: To be honest, it never occurred to me to use a foundation that hides pores. I was always pretty content with a primer and BB cream. It wasn’t until I tried the these three foundations that I realized what I had been missing.
5. Lorac POREfection Foundation: Aside from its good-for-you ingredients like vitamins A and E and olive leaf, lemon fruit and papaya fruit extracts, this makeup boasts a broad spectrum SPF 20 and completely hides any imperfections without looking like a thick layer of frosting. It’s the only foundation that requires ZERO primer and powder. $36, Ulta
6. Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Instant Perfecting Makeup: For medium coverage, this foundation takes the cake. I really love how buildable the lightweight formula is. It’s ideal for leaving a natural, matte finish on all skin types (even sensitive skin). Honestly, you can never go wrong with Clinique. $27, Clinique.com
7. Nuance Salma Hayek Flawless Finish Liquid Foundation: If you think you have mostly perfect skin, but could use a little something to blur your pores, this sheer foundation reigns supreme. It’s actually the only pore-minimizing foundation I’ve tried that leaves you with a semi-dewy finish. And with a hydrating apple and lentil extract-enriched formula, it’s the best option for dry winter skin. $14.99, CVS
8. If you’re as crazy about hiding your pores as I am, you’re probably not using a pore-minimizing powder on its own. But that doesn’t mean you should disregard them completely. Gals with large pores tend to have oilier skin (it comes with the package people), so a powder is clearly an essential. Sure, you may not need one in the winter when skin is dryer, but trust me, these pore-erasing powders will definitely come in handy once the humidity skyrockets.
9. Benefit the POREfessional: Agent Zero Shine: First there was the POREfessionl primer, now Benefit has launched a sister powder that not only diminishes pores, but also targets unwanted shine. It’s a tinted powder that goes on translucent. My favorite part about it is the tiny, built-in brush. It makes this powder ideal for on-the-go touchups. $30, Macy’s
10. IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores: I really don’t think IT Cosmetics gets enough credit. Their products truly do what they say they do. This translucent powder is a perfect example. It’s super lightweight, not cakey (AT ALL), and the results are silky perfection. And, as if that wasn’t enough, it’s infused with vitamins K, A, C & E. $24, Ulta
11. Too Faced Primed & Poreless Pressed Powder: Out of all three powders, this one visibly diminishes pores (almost like a primer). In fact, you can use it as both a primer and a finishing powder, which is cool, but I think it worked best over foundation. The texture is super silky and applies invisibly. I highly recommend keeping this in your clutch when you know you’re going to be taking a ton of selfies. #Nofilter needed. $30, Macy’s