Let's talk about something gross...PORES.
Pore is a disgusting word, that never fails to make me cringe when I have to say it. Not only do I hate saying the word PORE, I hate looking at my pores.
I was blessed with fairly large PORES that never want to shrink, no matter how many pore minimizers I use. I have tried so many powders, serums, scrubs, and moisturizers to get these holes in my face to diminish. I thought It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores HD Micro-Powder would be no exception.
Let me just start with what the claims that It Cosmetics states:
Bye Bye Pores HD Micro Finishing Powder is the perfect setting powder and all over face finishing powder. This powder is infused with hydro collagen to smooth lines, luxurious silk for a poreless finish, and vitamin K to help reduce discoloration. It also contains anti-aging anti-oxidants Vitamins A, C, and E to help ward off free radicals throughout the day. This translucent formula works on most skin tones. Talc, paraben, sulfate, mineral oil, petrolatum, synthetic fragrance, and phthalate free. Hypo-allergenic and non-comedogenic.
Ingredients: Silica + Collagen, Vitamins A, C, E & K, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Hydrolyzed Silk Protein, May Contain: Iron Oxide CI 77492
That is a lot of promises for one product ladies. I had to find out if this powder really is THAT amazing. Here are my BEFORE and AFTER pictures so you all can see for yourself.
The before nastiness is on the left, and the not so bad "hey where are my pores" is on the right.
In these pictures I have only applied Dior Hydra Life Creme, and Dior Nude BB Cream. I did not use any kind of primer or serum to reduce my pore size.
As you can see, the appearance of my pores has diminished greatly! I could not be more pleased with the results that Bye Bye Pores has given me. It is a matte finish powder, that does not leave my dry skin feeling dry or uncomfortable. It also does not settle into my pores giving me "white freckles" like other HD powders. I have been wearing this powder for a week and no breakouts have ensued. No breakouts from an HD powder? That is amazing for me and my ULTRA sensitive skin.
As for the decrease in appearance of my dark spots and discoloration left from pimples, I have yet to see a major difference. Like I said, I have only used this powder for a week. I had a girl tell me on Instagram (http://instagram.com/mallory1712) that this powder has done wonders for her dark spots and discoloration. I definitely look forward to what my dark spots will look like in the near future:)
Overall I HIGHLY recommend Bye Bye Pores as an everyday setting powder. It has wonderful ingredients that improve your skin, diminish the look of pores, do not irritate the skin, and have no flashback in photos.
There is not much more I could ask for in a HD setting powder!
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Disclaimer: This product was sent to me for review. I was not paid to review or endorse this product. All opinions are my own and honest.