I'm back with another pore product that yet again promises to minimise the look of pores, I'm ruthless when it comes to getting what I want and right now that is less visible pores and goddamit I won't rest until I find something that actually works!
Clinique Pore Minimizer is a balm not at all like liquid but a thick cream constancy and is completely scentless not to mention allergy tested. The Pore Minimizer is thick but applies easily and even, I had no problems applying the product and found it to absord into the skin quickly too leaving no hint of product behind but a matte finish.This product comes in three shades Light, Bright and Deep which in my opinion aren't great but more on that later.
You can use this product on top of your make-up, underneath it or on it's own. I tested all three methods and found the best one for me was underneath my base, the version I have is too pale to go on top of my base without looking odd and requiring a lot of blending. I can't say any of the three shades that Clinique offer are all that suited to light- medium skin tones, the Light shade which I have would be a great match for the NC/NW15-25 skin tones, the brighting version I guess would suit all skin tone's I just wasn't blown away with it and the Deep version is aimed at NC/NW 40+ skins I would guess.
Clinique claim- "Look smooth and virtually flawless with pores that appear more than 50% smaller-instantly. Natural-looking matte finish lasts up to 8 hours. Resists sweat, humidity. In two skin tone shades or Invisible Bright for subtle brightening."
Overall I'm not totally blown away by this product it failed to deliver its key benefit to make pores appear smaller. That being said it is great at mattifying the skin and staying in place but I am sure you can purchase a more affordable mattifier that is actually suited to the purpose if matte skin is what you desire, reliable sources tell me that the Body Shop do a great sea weed mattifying moisturiser.
Clinique Pore Minimizer costs £18 for 15mls and is available from all Clinique Counters and Stockists.