Hey! Today I’m back with a Yves Saint Laurent TOP SECRETS Instant Matte Pore Refiner review. I received this primer complimentary from Influenster and I have been reaching for it every day since. If you’d like to know how this product works and why I love it so much keep reading!
Yves Saint Laurent’s TOP SECRETS Instant Matte Pore Refiner is an oil-control primer that battles shine and minimizes the look of pores. YSL describes this primer as “blotting paper in a tube.” YSL also says that after a month of application it will transform the texture of skin to look more “refined.”
Initially, I was surprised by Instant Matte Pore Refiner’s consistency. The product was creamy like a lotion, and didn’t have that silicone texture that most pore minimizing products have. In my opinion, this is one of the qualities that makes this product so great. Because the YSL Instant Matte Pore Refiner is so creamy it’s virtually undetectable on a bare face or under other makeup.
On the days I’m wearing makeup, I apply a dime sized amount of the primer all over my face and then follow up with the rest of my makeup routine. I have pretty large pores, and the Instant Mate Pore Refiner almost immediately makes them less viable. It also makes me matte enough that I feel comfortable skipping setting powder. The mattifying effect lasts all day which makes it a winner in my book.
I also use the Instant Matte Pore Refiner on my makeup free days. I apply my favorite face cream (I’m currently loving Tatcha’s Silk Cream, and I wrote all about it here) and then apply the Instant Matte Pore Refiner. This combination keeps my oily skin hydrated, shine free, and reduces the appearance of my pores.
Yves Saint Laurent is quickly becoming one of my favorite makeup brands! Yves Saint Laurent All Hours Foundation has been my my go to foundation for ages. Now I can add the TOP SECRETS Instant Matte Pore Refiner to my arsenal. As someone with large pores I’m always on the hunt for a product that reduces their appearance. I’ve tried and thrown away tons of different pore products but this one is a keeper!
As I mentioned above, I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. If you’re interested in joining Influenster so you can get the newest products to review for free, you can do so using my link here!
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