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The 14 Best Foundations for Large Pores, According to Makeup Artists and Editors
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The 14 Best Foundations for Large Pores, According to Makeup Artists and Editors

By Marissa Wu  •  Published Feb 19, 2024

If you’ve ever wanted to “shrink” your pores, we have good news and bad news. The bad news is that pores don’t shrink—you can only reduce their appearance. The good news is that with a solid skincare routine and the right foundation, you can blend them away (albeit temporarily). To discover what makes a foundation good for large pores, we consulted two makeup artists about what to look for in a formula, application tips for lasting wear and the brands that they reach for again and again. This includes our best overall pick, the Smashbox Always On Foundation ($45), sustainable MOB Beauty Cream Foundation ($26), splurge-worthy Oxygenetix Oxygenating Foundation ($66), celeb-fave Exa High Fidelity Foundation ($38) and two-minute wonder Sweed Beauty Miracle Powder ($45). Note: Both makeup artists emphasized that the key to managing the appearance of your pores lies in your skincare routine. Then, you can pick any foundation you want that’s suitable for your skin type, including matte, satin and powder finishes. To help you out, we made sure that all the foundations on this list provide a blurring effect for a soft, natural look. Pores, be (almost) gone!

Meet the Experts

  • Jenny Patinkin is a Chicago-based makeup artist, founder of an eponymous beauty brand and the author of Lazy Perfection: The Art of Looking Great Without Really Trying. Her brand has created an award-winning line of beauty tools loved by the likes of Allure, Cosmopolitan and Better Homes & Gardens. Patinkin has contributed her expertise to outlets such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Rachael Ray Show and Martha Stewart.
  • Lori Taylor Davis is the global pro lead artist at Smashbox Cosmetics. She has over 30 years of industry experience, working events like New York and Paris Fashion Week and the MTV Movie Awards. Davis has also worked with celebrities such as Sandra Bullock and Bruno Mars.

How We Chose the Best Foundation for Large Pores

When choosing the best foundation for large pores, we asked our experts about the products they recommend and considered any features they noted were important, like buildable formulas and avoiding illuminating and radiant products. Additionally, we asked PureWow editors with large pores to share the foundations they use and love. We also looked at search data to see what brands were trending and evaluated buyer reviews.

Oxygenetix’s Oxygenating foundation has found its way onto the face of celebrities, from Gal Gadot to Kourtney Kardashian. The formula works wells for all skin types notes Wu, who tried it on her combination skin. She appreciated the weightless, breathable formula that was easy to layer (pores begone!). The foundation contains soothing aloe vera and the brand’s patented Ceravitae Complex, which claims to help build collagen and elastin.

FAST FACTS

  • Shade range: 18
  • Coverage: light but buildable
  • Finish: luminous and sheer

 

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