I never thought face primers are a must. I believe you must moisturize your skin before applying foundation, but primers… I’m on the fence. I can do with it, I can do without it. However, I do have some enlarged pores around my nose, and there are times when I attend special functions that I want to look more polished. I want my makeup to last longer and without oiliness (so I don’t look shiny when photographed). When Dior launched their Pore Minimizer here late last year, I bought myself one because it promises to visibly minimize pores for a perfect complexion, even in close-ups.
The Dior Pore Minimizer gives you the illusion of a flawless complexion. To sum it up, it is a whole tube of silicones that fill your open pores and mattify your skin before you apply your foundation. If you’re sensitive to ‘cones, then this product is a definite no no for you. You only really need just a small amount of this on your skin. It feels dry and slippery at the same time, and for me, it is best to tap it on trouble areas – i.e. around my nose. I don’t need it anywhere else, because my sometimes oily area is my T-zone, and the main purpose for me to get this is just to minimize the appearance of my open pores. I just can’t make it work if I rub in the product. It doesn’t sink into my skin because it’s supposed to just sit on top of the pores, if you know what I mean. After applying this on moisturized skin, I’d apply my foundation as usual.
Does it work? Yes, it does. It covers my open pores and when I apply my foundation, it goes on very smoothly and the pores looks visibly smaller. Some smaller pores actually disappeared. I don’t use this very often, but when I do, it’s always a pleasure to see my real life “photoshopped and blurred” face 😛 The Dior Pore Minimizer: Skin Refining Matte Primer retails for RM145/30ml and it is available nationwide. Is this a must? For me, no. It’s nice to have something like this when I need it.
Do you use face primers? Do you feel the need to actually use one?