Monday, 13 August 2012

Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Instant Perfecting Makeup - Face of the Day

I have been trying out Clinique's brand new Pore Refining Solutions Instant Perfecting Makeup and I am really loving it. I didn't think there was room for another love affair with a foundation in my life but clearly there is!

Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Instant Perfecting Makeup
Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Instant Perfecting Makeup

This foundation, like Clinique's Even Better Eyes Dark Circle Corrector, delivers instant results and also long  term benefits, but this time, we are talking pores!

The Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Instant Perfecting Makeup uses optics to instantly disguise the appearance of pores and also contains a high-powered pores resurfacing complex that works on the skin over time.

Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Instant Perfecting Makeup
Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Instant Perfecting Makeup 

I am obsessed with my enlarged pores and I definitely feel that this instantly makes them vanish. It leaves a gorgeous, slightly matte, really flawless finish with just the right about of glow too. It does this with "sophisticated spherical optical diffusers and soft focus materials capture and diffuse light to immediately soften and blur the appearance of large pores". Yay!!

The idea that the foundation is refining them at the same time is like music to my ears! This is how it works over time:

  • Padina Pavonica Extract and Salvia Sclarea work together to build up the pore surface to help pores appear smaller. 
  • Salicylic Acid gently clears out dead and dulling skin cells that build up around the edges of pores, keeping pores clear so they don’t stretch out and appear larger than they really are. 
  • Laminaria Saccharina Extract minimises sebum production that may cause pores to stretch.

If teamed with the Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Correcting Serum, the new Pore Refining Solutions Instant Perfecting Makeup promises that pores will look about half the size in 2 weeks.

The bad news is, it isn't out until 5th October 2012 but I think it is quite reasonably priced at £23 for 30mls.

On to the rest of the makeup! I used:

Clinique Super Balanced Powder Bronzer (more info here)
Daniel Sandler's Peach Parfait Powder Blusher (my fave - see it here)
Myface Cosmetics Italian Ice Eyeshadow Duo - Firenze (#68)
Myface Cosmetics SL"INK"KY metal liquid liner in Caribbean Queen
Dior Show New Look Mascara in Brown (see black here)
Model Co Brush on Eyelash Extension Fibres (more info here
Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Hibiscus

Clinique, Daniel Sandler, Myface, Dior, Model Co & Burt's Bees

I did a bit of experimenting on the lashes. The Dior Show New Look Mascara is absolutely amazing for lengthening but to give my lashes even more of a boost I brush on a little of the fibres from my Model Co Brush On Lash Extensions Kit  (see link above). I then covered them with another coat of the Dior mascara and..... MAJOR LASHES!!

Include PR samples


  1. i was just about to say: never mind the pores, look at 'them' lashes. wow! this deserves a post on its own xx
    liloo/@tsunimee xx

  2. You look lovely! I'm definitely waiting with baited breath for the release of this foundation xx

  3. Could you add a close up side by side comparison pic like you have in some other posts, like where you have one side showing no makeup and the other with this foundation please? So we can see up close e the pore covering super powers :)

    1. I shall put it on my list! xx

  4. Ahh so glad this post is up after you talked about it on twitter. Your skin looks amazing! I will definitely be giving this a try as I suffer with enlarges pores around my nose area and this looks like it works really well! xx

  5. I've just got the new YSL foundation but I think I may pick up a sample of this as I do have the odd enlarged pore and it certainly sounds effective. Your lashes look fab, by the way!

  6. Those lashes are amazing! Excuse me whilst I check ebay for some fibres, STAT! x

  7. Hey! What shade are you using for the foundation?

    1. Hi there - bottle says 9 Neutral (MF-N)

      Hope that helps!

  8. May I know what shade are you using for the foundation?



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