I received a sample of Dr. Jart+ Pore Medic Pore Minish Primer (it retails for $32 for a 1oz tube on Sephora’s website) with a recent Sephora order. Speaking of which, they do KILLER samples in case you’re curious. I try to always buy makeup from Sephora online because they always include 3 free samples of your choice and they more often than not have another special in conjunction so you can get a free little gift bag of samples or something similar. So awesome. If it’s not advertised right on the site, Google “Sephora discount code” and you’ll probably find SOMETHING, even if it’s just free shipping.
ANYWAYS. I got this tiny packet of the primer and tried it out this morning. It’s not something I would ever normally buy without trying it first so I was psyched. It has the typical consistency of any pore-reducing primer… sort of a clear, plastic-y gel. It has a very faint scent to it but it’s pleasant and disappears almost immediately. Primers like this are always so bizarre to me because you almost expect it to be some kind of invisible magic cream… I’ll spread it on my face and POOF! No more visible pores. I wish. It makes almost no discernible difference to the look of my pores until I put my foundation on and then they are GONE. I’m kind of amazed, actually. It dried super quickly to a smooth, velvety finish and I only waited a few minutes before putting on foundation. I probably could have waited a few minutes longer but it worked fine, and now my face is super smooth. Win!
Ultimately for the ease of application, lack of strong scent, pleasant texture, and just straight up delivering what it promises — a smooth, pore-free complexion — I give it a 9/10!