The Top 5 Pore Minimizing Primers

Welcome back to Haley’s Beauty Room! I am currently sitting at my beauty desk, face mask on, with a glass of wine in hand preparing this article for you all. That trio means I am ready to spill the tea on the best pore minimizing primers in the beauty world.


1. Benefit The POREfessional

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The POREfessional
A cult favorite, the POREfessional is one of the most well known and best pore minimizing products on the market. I believe that this primer is perfect for all skin types and gives you a better makeup application all around. It also doesn’t make foundation crack or break up during the day.


This primer has a balm like feel that helps to smooth out pores and fine lines. The description on Ulta’s website says you can use this product under or over makeup, however, I have only used it under and wouldn’t suggest to try the latter. This primer is a bit pricey at $31.00 for 0.75 oz, however, you need such a little amount per use that you can make one tube last forever.

2. Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot Instant-Perfecting Power Primer

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Instant-Perfecting Power Primer
This primer from Soap & Glory is perfect for people who are looking to significantly minimize their pores and also stay matte for up to 12 hours. This primer has shine control, pore minimizing technology, and also helps to even out skin tone. What’s not to love?

This is a great option for the summertime when our makeup tends to break apart in the hot weather. Another fabulous reason to try this primer is that it is only $14.00, so it is definitely an affordable option.

3. Dr. Brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner Primer


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Pores No Mores
YASSS this primer gives me life. My face looks like a baby’s butt after using this it is so smooth. Not only does this minimize pores and fine lines, it also helps you to stay shine free all day. You will get this velvety finish that makes you photo ready in a snap.

This primer is pricey at $45.00 for 1 oz, however, as is true with the Benefit primer, a little goes a long way, making this actually very cost effective. Your makeup will look fabulous, you will be fabulous, this primer is fabulous, let’s all be fabulous together!

4. NYX Pore Filler Primer


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Pore Filler
Another great drugstore option and it is coming from NYX Professional Makeup. NYX is one of the best drugstore makeup brands around so I’m sure it is not a surprise to you that one of their products made this list. This pore filling primer rivals high-end brands and gives you a flawless finish. Your pores will be concealed and skin will be smooth.

If you’re on a budget but your pores need some help, pick this up at your local drugstore for $13.99 and your face and wallet will thank you.

5. Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer

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Timeless Smoothing Primer
Rounding it out at number 5 is one of my personal favorites, and it is the Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer. This primer literally melts in to your skin for a smooth base with a more youthful appearance. It is marketed as almost like an anti-aging product for mature skin, but if you have uneven skin or pore issues this type of primer is the route you need to go.

Make sure you press products likes this in to the skin instead of just wiping so you get the full “filling” effect. This primer is great and makes my makeup stay on like a dream. Again, this is a high-end product which means you get 0.5 oz for $39.00, but a little goes a long way.


Hope you enjoyed my top 5 pore minimizing primers! What are your favorite pore filling primers? Have you tried out any of the ones I mentioned? Let me know in the comments below!

Until next time,



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