Any complexion can shine behind a skin-perfecting Instagram filter, but nothing highlights large pores and skin imperfections quite like makeup-free summer days—until now. With these pore-diffusing, tone-evening products in tow, applying foundation is officially an afterthought.
Peace Out Instant Pore Perfector ($28)
Free of pore-clogging silicones and greasy hydrators, this lightweight formula—use it on its own or as a makeup primer—leaves behind a blurred, refined appearance wherever you apply it. Plus, it’s packed with hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, mushroom extract and malic acid to treat skin while you wear it.
MILK MAKEUP Pore Eclipse Mattifying + Blurring Makeup Primer ($36)
Reduce shine, minimize the look of pores and prep skin for makeup with this multi-tasking, makeup-anchoring formula. Bonus: It trades in a sticky, tacky feel for a light water-cream finish that sits well under makeup.
Hourglass Vanish Airbrush Primer ($56)
Blurring yet hydrating, this celebrity makeup artist–favored formula is a great all-over option for those with combination skin.
Tom Ford Traceless Soft Matte Primer ($89)
Formulated with blemish-busting salicylic acid, this silky, smoothing primer does more than just airbrush the skin—it actually treats it, too.
Sisley Paris Global Perfect Pore Minimizer ($242)
A small, pea-sized amount of this refining gold goes a long way when it comes to blurring the look of pores along the cheeks, chin and T zone.
Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($68)
This non-comedogenic formula (meaning it won’t clog pores) instantly glides over skin to blur fine lines and wrinkles and improve texture while providing broad-spectrum protection against harmful UV rays. Use it alone for a fresh face or under makeup for a perfect canvas.
Benefit The POREfessional Pore Minimizing Primer ($32)
This makeup-gripping formula doesn’t only keep your favorite looks in place all day. A tiny amount instantly blurs and mattifies an oily T-zone and enlarged pores, too.
Tatcha The Silk Canvas Protective Primer ($52)
This velvety, non-comedogenic primer is made of pressed silk and works to keep pores clean and protected throughout the day, with or without makeup.
e.l.f. Cosmetics Acne Fighting Putty Primer ($12)
The only thing better than the brand’s original pore-erasing primer? Their latest iteration, which calls on salicylic acid and kaolin clay to keep pores clear, not clogged.
NYX Professional Makeup Pore Filler Instant Blur Stick ($10)
Ideal for targeting specific areas, this vitamin E–enriched stick helps to blur the look of pores and deliver an airbrushed finish that lasts all day.
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil and Shine Control ($30)
The ultimate prep step that can also be worn alone, this two-in-one primer de-slicks oily skin while blurring the look of enlarged pores with help from salicylic acid and witch hazel.
TULA Filter Primer ($36)
For smooth-looking skin with a hint of radiance, this all-in-one product—it’s available in five shades and chock full of skin-care actives—delivers.
Guerlain Météorites Base Perfecting Pearls ($75)
This color-correcting primer helps to reverse the look of uneven tone and boosts radiance for a perfect soft-focus, no-makeup face.
Dermalogica Hydrablur Primer ($49)
Essentially Photoshop for your skin, this cult-favorite primer (you can also use it alone, as most do) uses a blend of mushroom extract, Abyssinian seed oil and mattifiers to instantly blur skin and leave it with a silky-smooth finish.
Paraben-free, fragrance-free and color-free, this skin finisher immediately filters skin—the brand claims the deed is done in 40 seconds—ridding the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, crow’s-feet and enlarged pores in a flash.
Dr. Brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner Primer ($45)
Quickly de-grease oily skin and minimize large pores with this cult-favorite primer that can be worn alone or under makeup for a coveted where-did-your-wrinkles-go effect.
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