Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Etude House Goodbye Pore Ever Pore Primer Essence

When I first saw the Goodbye Pore Ever Pore Primer Essence at the Etude House store, I immediately did a little squeal (inside) because it was so cute. Honestly, who can resist such adorable packaging?

Product Description:
Moisturizing makeup primer masks pores to subdue sebum and improve makeup coverage.

How To Use:
Dispense onto hands and apply directly to visible pores.

The texture of this face primer is pretty smooth, similar to most silicone primers, but it does not feel overly slick. It has a lotion consistency that actually feels a little moisturising but it is not a replacement to your moisturiser, so you'd still need to use your basic skincare below especially if you have dry or dehydrated skin.

I apply it by dotting a tiny bit of product onto my cheeks, forehead, nose and chin, then gently spreading over my face, concentrating mostly in the middle where I'm oiliest. It has a light floral scent that is quite pleasant and it dissipates after a short while, so you don't have to worry about any smells lingering on your face if you're sensitive.

I use face primers mainly to control oil and not so much to cover pores. The Goodbye Pore Ever primer definitely helps because my face does not get oily as quickly. I have been using this under Paul & Joe S liquid foundation, which has a tendency to slip off my face after only 2 to 4 hours, but with the primer on, the foundation definitely adheres for much longer. I'd dare say, my foundation lasts the whole day!

Overall, I am really happy with this primer and would definitely repurchase should I run out. It has a nice scent, does not feel too slippery, does not break me out, provides good oil-control and is travel-friendly. I would recommend it to those with oily skin or enlarged pores but if you're sensitive to silicones or fragrance, this may not be the right product for you.

Goodbye Pore Ever Pore Primer Essence can be purchased at Etude House for RM59.90. Each tube contains 20ml. They are now running a promotion for the month of September and with a purchase of RM80 and above, you are entitled to get RM20 off the primer.