Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Clinique Pore Minimizer Instant Perfector
Ladies and gentlemen. I have serious news for you. You may have heard horse hooves recently. The ground may have felt colder than usual. You might have seen some porcine looking birds. 2012 has come early. The world is about to end. Why? I FINALLY found a Clinique product I like!
I know. I was taken aback as well. I'll give you a minute or so to recover.
Yes. I finally found a Clinique product that works for me, I like and does not break me out. This miracle product is....Clinique Pore Minimizer Instant Perfector.
(cue dramatic music)
Yes. Clinique Pore Minimizer Instant Perfector is a creamy gel based product that instantly masks my large pores and helps keep a matte finish on my skin. It fills in large pores and fine lines but allows my skin to breathe enough that I don't break out, nor do I produce excess oils to compensate for the masking effect.
The product itself does not have any scent but it is tinted. I purchased the "Invisible Light" color and it blends seamlessly into my skin. I believe that most people can wear the Invisible Light color without a problem, but those with dark skin tones would benefit from the "Invisible Deep" color more.
Clinique Pore Minimizer Instant Perfector comes in a squeeze tube..which is fine with me. It's much more hygienic than Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch and I think there is less waste than the Dr. Brandt Pores No More that uses a pump. You can control the amount you use for your face and thankfully a little goes a long way.
The product smooths on and feels very silicone-y. It is perfect under makeup (does not pill up) or alone on bare skin (doesn't look mask-y or have a white tinge to it.) I have not experienced any breakouts from this product, which again adds to the mystery of my silicone sensitivity. Why do some silicone products break me out and others don't? I don't think, short of obtaining a medical and chemistry degree I will ever really know, but I'm just glad that this product didn't case acne for me. Those with silicone sensitivities may want to ask for a sample from your local Clinique counter before purchasing.
What is best of all about this product Clinique Pore Minimizer Instant Perfector is a mere $17.50 for 0.5oz. That's NOTHING compared to Dr. Brandt's Pores No More, 1 oz ($45) or Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch, 0.5 oz ($32). You can feel good about using this product every day without breaking the bank. I still don't like the pink & green, tired look of Clinique packaging colors, but honestly I'm being picky. It's not a big deal.
Do you need this? Well if you have large pores that you wan to mask, then the answer is a resounding and absolute YES! I still feel a bit odd loving a Clinique product as much as I do...but I won't let it get the best of me. Watch out for the porcine birds!