Touch in Sol No Pore Blem Primer Review
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I have combination skin with an oily t-zone and enjoy a more matte, even look. I use a few tricks to balance the oil production and avoid mid-day shine - one of them is applying a mattifying primer even when I don’t wear foundation. The other tricks for oily skin can be found in this video.
I’m currently using Touch in Sol No Pore Blem Primer, available on Amazon, YesStyle (reward code KBHOBBIT), Stylevana (discount code INF10KBH), Olive Young (code KBHOBBIT77), and eBay. I was really excited to try this one and see how it compares to their Icy Sherbet Primer, which wasn’t my favorite (review here).
The No Pore Blem version is a lightweight formula that promises to hide imperfections such as enlarged pores, fine lines, and breakouts. I find it curious that the marketing materials promise a dewy finish, yet it’s definitely more on a natural / matte side for me.
How to use
Apply a thin, even layer at the end of your skincare routine
I use this after my sunscreen has set and before using any other makeup
The primer comes in a convenient pump bottle and has a light pink color, which isn’t visible on the skin (at least not on mine). I pick up a floral scent that I like, but it doesn’t linger.
I love this primer and so glad I gave Touch in Sol another chance! For what it's worth, the icy sherbet one went to my friend, and she likes it, so it’s all just a matter of preference.
My favorite way to use No Pore Blem primer is over sunscreens that are otherwise slightly too dewy for my liking. It makes my skin feel soft, smooth, and velvety without any excess oiliness but also without dryness. The primer doesn’t pill with any of the products I paired it with, which is a big win. My skin stays comfortably natural looking the whole day - no oily t-zone and no flaky/dry cheeks. I have used this under BB cream as well with good results, but on a daily basis I stick to just sunscreen and primer.
As far as the claims about hiding imperfections… This definitely helps with the appearance of pores. I don’t think it does anything for wine lines by itself, aside from maybe making foundation or bb cream apply smoother and not settle into creases. Same for blemishes - by itself, the primer doesn’t hide them, but it might help your other makeup products apply and last better. I don’t have a lot of breakouts at the moment or a ton of wrinkles to truly test these two claims. It does work for pores and shine, which are my personal pain points.
Definitely a great product for my skin and I’ll keep using it until I run out. Wouldn’t mind getting another bottle either.
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Touch in Sol No Pore Blem Primer ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Water, Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone, Crosspolymer, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dipropylene Glycol, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Magnesium Sulfate, Fragrance (Parfum), Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Aluminum Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Soluble Collagen, Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, and Triethoxycaprylylsilane