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Hope you all are doing well. Today, I am here to talk about something which we all have but we all want it to be invisible – and it’s our facial pores. If you have oily skin, you might be able to understand the pain of having visible pores. Well, I also feel that the visibility of my pores has increased with age. During my late 20s, the appearance of my pores is more and I miss my “pore less” looking skin which I used to have in my teens. Anyway, I cannot reverse time, but I can definitely do something to hide these pores. During the search to find such products, I came across this finishing powder which claims to reduce the appearance of pores. So, did this powder work on my pores or did I say bye-bye to my hared earned money? Read on to find out 😛
$26 for 0.23 oz.
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.
My Experience with It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Poreless Finish HD Micro-Powder:
I have combination to oily skin which is very oily on my T zone. The area around my nose is where I have ugly and visible pores. So, I was looking for two things from this powder – to reduce the appearance of pores and also to work as a good setting powder to increase the staying power of my face makeup. It did make my pores appear small, but did not make them disappear(is that too much to ask for?). I have attached a picture of the area around my nose where I have big pores. As you can see, the first picture is of my bare skin – just after waking up. In the second one, I have applied a little amount of this powder, which does make the skin look softer and the pores less prominent.
In the second row, I have the picture of the same area with some BB cream on my face and next to that, you can see the picture with this powder on. You can see that it beautifully removed the shine without making the skin too matte. But the pores haven’t disappeared yet, they are less visible, but still there. So, I won’t talk more now, you can see the picture and see for yourself 😛 FYI, these are close-up pictures – from a normal distance, my face appears more soft and smooth than this.
It works well as a setting powder. It did keep my face oil free for longer. Earlier, after two hours, my T zone used to get oily, but after using this powder, the staying power has extended to 4-5 hours. Yes, for that long, it keeps oil away and my makeup looks fresh for a longer time than before. It does it all without feeling heavy on my skin. It feels feather light on skin and gives a nice and soft glow to the skin. It allows skin to breathe and brightens up the skin.
This finely milled powder in the shade “Translucent” looks pale yellow in the pan, but when applied on to the skin, it does not feel yellow at all. It claims to have collagen and I guess that’s what gives the smooth to the skin. However, I haven’t seen any anti-aging benefit or action against skin discoloration happening yet.
The powder comes in a small plastic tub which has small holes on the top. I wish there was some option to close the holes when not in use. Once the lid is closed, the powder stays intact in the tub and no messing around happens. The packaging comes with a powder puff, which can be used for application; however, I like to use it with my ELF powder brush (I am looking for a more fluffy flat top powder brush, your suggestions are most welcome).
Overall, I feel it’s a great setting/finishing powder which also makes the pores appear small. So, if you are looking for a silk HD finishing powder that can keep your skin matte, keeps your makeup stay longer, gives your face a fresh and bright glow for long, then this is a nice option for you. However, if you are eyeing it to get pore-less skin, then this is not the best product. Don’t worry, in your search for such a product, I am with you 😛
Pros of It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Poreless Finish HD Micro-Powder:
- Very lightweight and silky texture.
- Gives skin a bright and soft glow.
- Lengthens staying power of makeup.
- Keeps oil away from the face for long.
- Reduces the appearance of pores.
- Has collagen and anti-aging anti-oxidants with vitamins A, C, and E.
- Easy-to-use packaging.
- Comes with a powder puff.
- Not tested on animals.
- Talc, paraben, sulfate, mineral oil, petrolatum, synthetic fragrance, and phthalate free.
- A little amount goes a long way.
Cons of It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Poreless Finish HD Micro-Powder:
- Does not make pores disappear completely.
- Not a very travel-friendly packaging.
4.25/5 as setting powder 3.75/5 for its effect on facial pores.
Would I Repurchase It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Poreless Finish HD Micro-Powder?
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