Here’s a really pleasant fun fact for you: I tend to keep my face makeup-free while I’m on vacation in Taiwan because…I sweat it all off in about 5 minutes flat. Lovely imagery, right?
There are some battles you shouldn’t even try to win, and this would be one of them. So every morning, when I step out of the air-conditioned apartment and face the humidity, I simply accept the inevitable. Now there are some times (like when I’m having a fancy dinner with family) that I need something besides a towel to return my face to its pre-perspiration state. That’s where Pore Revolution comes in. Cue the trumpets?
Dermelect Pore Revolution & T-Zone Mattifier comes in a sleek and functional squeeze tube that slips easily into my makeup bag. Bonus: it also resembles Shamu from an angle.
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The product itself has a curious texture. Dermelect calls it a ‘powdery cream,’ but it’s really more of an almost-squishy, dry-ish gel. It goes on clear, and has a fair bit of slip from silicones. While it doesn’t absorb oil as impressively as blotting sheets, it does tone down the shine noticeably. What it’s really good at, though, is airbrushing skin. Apply a thin layer to your t-zone, and it’s as if you’ve taken a blur brush to your problem areas. Good stuff.
It also contains clarifying ingredients like salicylic acid and watercress extract, which are supposed to prevent clogged pores. I am happy to report that I didn’t experience any breakouts or irritated skin while using this little tube.
While this didn’t actively shrink my pores (admittedly, mine aren’t that large to begin with), but it did an impressive job of ‘blurring’ my complexion. Try this if you’re looking for a real-life blur brush. You might want to pair it with some blotting sheets or a mattifying powder if you tend to get extremely oily, but it should do the trick for normal/combination skin types. Personally, I’m not a fan of the way silicone-heavy skincare feels, but otherwise I’m quite happy with how Pore Revolution performs. Pricing, at $28 per tube, is in line with most mid-high end pore primers.
Do you have any beauty products that remind you of marine animals? What’s your favorite summertime pore perfecter?
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