Having large pores can be a pain. It seems like makeup is against you and you simply can’t do it right. If this sounds like a regular problem for you, then you need to find the best primer for large pores.

While it varies depending on your skin, these 10 stellar primers might just be able to help you with your base so your makeup goes on flawlessly. So, let’s take a look at what we have.

Editor’s Top Pick: PÜR 4-in-1 Correcting Primer

Right now my absolute favourite primer for large pores is PÜR 4-in-1 Correcting Primer. I received this bad boy in my 2019 winter Causebox and I’ve been loving it.

It’s a really nice light correcting primer that soothes and smoothes your skin. It helps cover those pores so that you can glide your makeup right over top of it.

It’s also great because it’s cruelty-free and doesn’t have a bunch of bad crap in it that will hurt your skin. So, reduce your redness and hydrate your skin, you’ll absolutely LOVE this primer.

Touch In Sol Large Pore Blem Priming Water

Touch In Sol makes a great facial multi oil that can help you deal with large pores so that your makeup can slide right on. It also doesn’t have to be restricted to your face, it’s a multi-purpose product.

This priming water is great to help sooth your skin. Plus it provides evaporation and can help protect your skin from outside pollution and bad stuff.

Smashbox Photo Finish Oil Free Pore Minimizing

If you’re looking for a really great primer for large pores, then check out Smashbox Photo Finish. It’s a great, professional beauty product that you’ll absolutely love to put underneath your makeup.

This primer helps to smooth out your skin so your makeup can go on cleaner. It’s great for daily use, and it can help reduce redness and other warm tones.

Benefit Porefessional Minimizing Balm

The POREfessional “gets the job done” but reviewers recommend that you get yourself the full size because the travel size is tiny, especially considering the price.

It covers your larger pores, evens your skin tone and makes your skin feel smooth. The going opinion is that despite its price tag, the product’s high quality does warrant it.

NYX Pore Filler Primer

If you’re looking for something that can fill large pores so your makeup goes on nice and smooth, then check out the NYX Pore Filler Primer. It is oil and talc-free, helps to get rid of extra shine and prep your face for makeup.

This primer is also great because it’s cruelty-free (is there any other kind of acceptable makeup?). You can use this sleek formula to leave your skin silky and ready for your awesome makeup!

Too Faced Cosmetics Primed and Poreless

I really like Too Faced’s makeup, and for those of us ladies with larger pores Too Faced Cosmetics Primed and Poreless can make a serious impact. It helps to erase pores, soften your lines and helps even your complexion.

This product contains camellia oil and vitamin A, natural antioxidants, which help your skin look firmer, brighter and more resilient. It’s great if you’re going for that airbrushed look.

Honest Beauty Everything Primer

I am a HUGE fan of Honest Beauty, I just discovered them in the past few months using their super cheap and really awesome detangler, and I hear that their Everything Primer is killer when it comes to filling large pores.

This primer is made without parabens, PEGs, paraffins, steareth-n, and a ton of other crap that you don’t need on your skin. It helps you skin look smoother and firmer, while still keeping it moisturized and hydrated.

Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser

If you’re looking for the best drugstore primer for large pores, then check out the Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser by Maybelline. It’s an instant pore eraser that helps prep your skin before you put on loads of makeup.

What makes this particular primer great is the fact that it’s so inexpensive. If you don’t have billions of dollars for killer makeup (girl, I feel ya) then this is the primer for you.

Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer

If you have a few more dollars to spend and are looking for a truly silky, state-of-the-art primer, then Hourglass Veil Mineral is your guy. This oil-free primer helps conceal redness, including rosacea, while helping to get rid of fine lines, wrinkles and pores.

It also has an SPF 15 built right into it and helps repel water so your makeup stays on fresh all day long. You simply swipe it below your base makeup and voila!

e.l.f. Poreless Face Primer

This e.l.f. primer is stuffed full of great vitamins, including A and E plus tea tree oil. It helps to reduce your pores and imperfections so your skin is all silked up for your makeup.

You simply apply it right to your skin underneath your makeup and you’ll be ready for an all-day wear. It’s free from a bunch of craps like parabens, phthalates and such, so you don’t have to worry about grossing up your face.


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