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The Best Pore-Minimizing Primers

Based on 414,898 Influenster Reviews

We all have pores, but we don’t all want to have them be front and center. Good news is the right primer can help minimize the appearance of pores, making your skin texture look smoother while helping your makeup last longer. Worn alone, and these primers can give your skin a smooth surface. We rounded up six primers Influensters’ swear make their pores look like they’ve disappeared!

Have you tried any of these pore-minimizing primers? Make sure you review and share!

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Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer
BY BENEFIT COSMETICS
4.4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars63%
  • 4 Stars23%
  • 3 Stars9%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star2%
4.4 / 5 (42,315 reviews)
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Our Take

Benefit’s oil-free, balmy primer glides on skin to create a blurring effect.  It also contains a vitamin E derivative that helps protect skin.

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Katie R.Katie R. said...
This is my HOLY GRAIL primer! I LOVE IT! I have big, noticeable pores on my nose and around my nose. It's always been something I have been aware of, and as I've gotten older I have found that I seek out products to help me mask them in a healthy way. The problem is I also have combination skin, so some primers go on smoothly but cause me to break out the very next day. This product does not do that at all to my skin. Instead, what I get when using this product is I get a flawless complexion! It's seriously a miracle worker. When used correctly, it keeps my pores covered for the entire work day. I usually apply it with just my fingers, but I'm sure there are more adequate ways to apply it. I don't regularly buy high-end makeup products (usually only when I have a gift card) but this is something that I will regularly purchase from here on out. AMAZING product! ...read more
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Too Faced Primed & Poreless Skin Smoothing Face Primer
BY TOO FACED
4.4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars61%
  • 4 Stars25%
  • 3 Stars9%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star1%
4.4 / 5 (4,075 reviews)
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Our Take

Too Faced Primed & Poreless helps to blur your pores, alone or under makeup. Infused with vitamins and  A makeup primer scientifically-formulated to achieve the look of flawless skin without makeup.

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KayleighMay D.KayleighMay D. said...
While this is a thicker primer than most it really hides your pores so well. I wear this under my Too Faced Born This Way Foundation and pores are so hard to find. Although you don’t have to wear a foundation if you want a more natural look. I sometimes like to show off my freckles without showing off my giant pores. Remember to only put this where you need it and you won’t go through so much product. ...read more
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NYX Pore Filler
BY NYX
4.0 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars45%
  • 4 Stars28%
  • 3 Stars17%
  • 2 Stars7%
  • 1 Star3%
4.1 / 5 (5,230 reviews)
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Our Take

Spackle NYX’s vitamin E-infused formula over skin, and pores look like they’ve practically disappeared.

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Karla G.Karla G. said...
I haven’t had the best of luck with primers and with this heat, make up is hard to keep on. So when I purchased this in my local chemist for 15€ I think? Well I didn’t have too much hope.
First thing I’ll say is the primer is very thick, so thick you’ll be squeezing for a few seconds and then it will squirt out and be wasted. Secondly because of this reason, I seem to go through the bottle very quickly. So I’ve had to be disciplined when applying it, making sure to spread it evenly without rubbing it in. When I do that, it works!
The primer actually covers the pores so the foundation sits on it.
That’s why it’s viral to spread it evenly in a thin layer. I will buy again but hoping to make this tub last longer ...read more
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Smashbox Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Foundation Primer
BY SMASHBOX
4.3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars57%
  • 4 Stars25%
  • 3 Stars12%
  • 2 Stars4%
  • 1 Star2%
4.3 / 5 (2,291 reviews)
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Our Take

Smashbox’s Pore Minimizing primer helps to fill in pores and mattify shine for up to eight hours. We love that it’s a water-resistant, gel formula that glides on so easily.

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Marii R.Marii R. said...
This product is perfect for anyone with oily skin! I have combination but too much moisturizer makes me skin oily and since I've been using this I don't need to worry! It goes on super smooth, doesn't show up without makeup so you can wear it with or without makeup. It minimizes pores perfectly! I would recommend this product highly. It's also perfect for anyone who hits the gym a lot. It will keep your pores from clogging with sweat! It might be a little pricey but it's worth it and lasts me almost two months! A little goes along way! :) if you have any questions feel free to contact me! ...read more
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Maybelline Baby Skin® Instant Pore Eraser®
BY MAYBELLINE
4.0 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars45%
  • 4 Stars28%
  • 3 Stars16%
  • 2 Stars7%
  • 1 Star4%
4.0 / 5 (19,881 reviews)
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Our Take

Maybelline’s Babyskin primer is lightweight and can be used to mattify and moisturize at once.

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Kelsey J.Kelsey J. said...
This is my go to primer. It fills in my pores and feels like satin when applied. The smallest bit goes a long way. It helps my makeup glide on and last a lot longer than when I use a different primer. I have oily skin so some Primers tend to make that worse but this does not. My makeup looks flawless when I apply this before! ...read more
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e.l.f. Poreless Face Primer- Small
BY E.L.F. COSMETICS
4.0 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars43%
  • 4 Stars27%
  • 3 Stars18%
  • 2 Stars7%
  • 1 Star5%
4.0 / 5 (11,718 reviews)
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Our Take

ELF’s Poreless Face Primer helps your makeup last and looking fresh for hours.

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Alyssa P. said...
This is a great primer. It does all that it claims: smooths, nice base for makeup, makeup blends nicely and my foundation no longer makes my pores more visible. I like to use this primer alongside elf's blemish control primer because I have an acne problem too. So.. it's great to make like a cocktail of primers--I use the poreless primer on my cheeks that have big visible pores and I use the blemish primer on the sides of my cheeks that are covered in acne and I find it creates a nice barrier for my skin against makeup and everything else so that the acne doesn't get any worse. ...read more
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