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Pore-fection: The Best Foundations To Hide Those Pores

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Are enlarged pores making your makeup base appear rough and textured? These foundations are exactly what you need for an air-brushed, smooth finish.
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You’ve mastered the art of covering those zits, panda eyes and patchy skin. But somehow open pores are still the bane of your existence. While you don’t have much of a choice besides masking those burrows lurking under your skin, you can use makeup to make them less visible.

We’ve picked out five of the best pore-minimising foundations that promise to play down all your pore problems.

What Causes Underarm Smell?

1. Nykaa SKINgenius Foundation Stick Conceal Contour & Corrector

Nykaa SKINgenius Foundation Stick Conceal Contour & Corrector
Nykaa SKINgenius Foundation Stick Conceal Contour & Corrector
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If you’re looking to conceal those pores, here’s a buildable foundation stick for medium to high coverage. Not only does it effectively camouflage those skin concerns, but it also doubles (and triples) up as a corrector for the under-eye area and as a contouring stick to highlight those cheekbones. Infused with Vitamin E, it’s hydrating, and nourishing and melts into your skin giving you a natural matte finish that looks flawless.

2. Lakmé 9 To 5 Primer + Matte Powder Foundation Compact

Lakmé 9 To 5 Primer + Matte Powder Foundation Compact
Lakmé 9 To 5 Primer + Matte Powder Foundation Compact
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Lakmé brings to you the ideal matte foundation to conceal those open pores. Not only does it minimise your pores, but it also works as a primer to even out your skin making it appear absolutely perfect. This lightweight formula gives long-lasting coverage that blends superbly into your skin for a natural, non-cakey finish. Carry it around in your purse for a quick and easy touch-up anytime, anywhere.

3. Huda Beauty Fauxfilter Luminous Matte Full Coverage Liquid Foundation

Huda Beauty Fauxfilter Luminous Matte Full Coverage Liquid Foundation
Huda Beauty Fauxfilter Luminous Matte Full Coverage Liquid Foundation
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The #FauxFilter Foundation range from Huda Beauty has to be unlike any other foundation you’ve tried before. The velvety-smooth texture packed with ultra-refined pigments gives medium to full coverage giving your skin this radiant, air-brushed finish that makes every selfie Insta-worthy. All you need is one pump and you can bid those open pores, blemishes, hyperpigmentation and imperfections goodbye.

4. Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation

Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation
Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation
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With the word ‘poreless’ in its name, this foundation from Maybelline is our go-to for particularly bad pore days. Featuring micro-powders that control oil and blur out pores, this formulation leaves you with a natural, seamless, oil-free complexion. What’s more – it’s hypoallergenic, budget-friendly and comes in 14 different shades that are just right for our Indian skin tones.

5. L'Oreal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Foundation

L'Oreal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Foundation
L'Oreal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Foundation
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Not only does this foundation from L’Oreal Paris work effortlessly to conceal all large open pores, but the formula also manages to match your undertone creating a true-to-skin, even-toned, luminous finish. While it’s super blendable with high coverage, it’s also free of fragrances and oils that would otherwise clog your pores. Ladies, sit back and enjoy that flawless, crater-free, radiant look.

6. Rimmel London Lasting Finish Compact Foundation

Rimmel London Lasting Finish Compact Foundation
Rimmel London Lasting Finish Compact Foundation
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The sleek red compact of this powder foundation immediately catches the eye. This under-INR1000 compact foundation gives buildable coverage without making the complexion look patchy. It’s a finely milled powder that mattifies the skin and blurs the pores for a seamless, matte base. Plus, this also comes in twelve brown-skin-friendly shades.

7. Makeup Revolution IRL Filter Longwear Foundation

Makeup Revolution IRL Filter Longwear Foundation
Makeup Revolution IRL Filter Longwear Foundation
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This foundation is a filter in a bottle. It’s enriched with niacinamide to control oil production and refine the pores. It’s formulated with 20% more pigment to give medium to full coverage, making it a perfect foundation for important occasions or times when you feel like a full face of glam. It gives sixteen hours of wear time without bringing on a greasy shine.

8. Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation
Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation
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Leave it to Charlotte Tilbury’s Airbrush Flawless Foundation to give you the ultimate expensive, poreless makeup look that screams quiet luxury. From evening galas, and cocktail parties to even your important D-day, this foundation is worth the splurge for the glowing full coverage finish it gives. One pump of this foundation is all you need for a skin-like finish. If you want to go full glam, you will need no more than two pumps. Also, this comes in twenty-two shades on Nykaa.

9. M.A.C Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15

M.A.C Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15
M.A.C Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15
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This OG foundation has a groundbreaking number of takers owing to its stellar, lightweight formula. Enriched with SPF 15 to give you added sun protection, this foundation is weightless, water-resistant, and gives you a budge-proof full-day wear. Another great thing is that if you struggle with acne, this foundation’s non-comedogenic formula won’t clog the pores. Nykaa also carries all sixty shades of them.

10. Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation Mini

Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation Mini
Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation Mini
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This is for all of you beauties who prefer minis and travel-sized makeup companions to avoid makeup clutter or if you’re constantly on the go. The Bobbi Brown Long Wear Foundation gives an even-toned, skin-like finish that looks poreless and weightless. It controls oil and shine while giving an impressive melt-proof 16-hour wear. Also, it fits snugly into your travel kit without the unwanted bulkiness.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How To Prep Skin For Open Pores Before Foundation?

    Open pores are more common across skin types. Oil production and constant breakouts can enlarge pores. When dry skin lacks elasticity, the pores can struggle to retain their original shape. Following an effective skincare routine for open pores that involves ingredients like niacinamide, salicylic acid, glycolic acid, and retinol.

  2. What can I use to hide open pores?

    The best thing second to an effective skincare routine is to use a pore-blurring primer. It contains dimethicone which fills in enlarged pores to make the skin a smooth canvas for a filter-like finish

  3. How do you cover open pores with foundation?

    Instead of swiping the foundation across the face, apply it with a foundation brush using stamping motions. This will prevent the foundation from budging and fill in the pores. If you want to use a makeup sponge, make sure it’s damp. This way, if a foundation is cakey, it will absorb the excess product.

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