Bionic Review: It Cosmetics’ Bye Bye Pores Poreless Finish HD powder

by Bionic Beauty on 25.May.2010 · 9 comments

Every makeup aisle lately seems to have some new version of a “High-Definition” powder or foundation. I am slowly testing my way through the wide-range of options. Hopefully my reviews can help you save money and make the right decision for your skin!

It Cosmetics is a brand that’s gaining attention both offline and online. Their “Bye Bye Pores Poreless Finish HD Micro-powder” is certainly a mouthful of a name, but I wanted to know if it actually performs as the name suggests.

Bionic Beauty review - it cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Poreless Finish HD Micro-powder

In short… no. Not for me anyhow. I have slightly sensitive skin, a combination of oily areas and dry-ish areas; and I hold any makeup tested to very high standards.

The Poreless Finish HD powder highlighted flakes I didn’t even know where there, and really irritated my face (and pores). I had to wash it off vigorously after only a half hour – it burned like mad!! I’m guessing the ingredients list isn’t quite complete on the packaging since this type of burning usually results from a cheap bismuth filler. Quite a few larger makeup companies (such as Bare Minerals/Escentuals) use bismuth in their “natural” mineral makeup to cut ingredients costs. Bismuth is inexpensive, but also can cause stinging when it sinks into your pores. This usually happens when your pores are open due to heat, humidity, or working out. However, in my testing of It Cosmetics’ Poreless Finish HD powder, I didn’t even get a chance to review it under outdoor conditions since I had to remove it so quickly.

With all that said, this powder may work for people who have oily skin without any sensitivity. All It Cosmetics products are cruelty-free.

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Have you tried It Cosmetics’ Bye Bye Pores Poreless Finish HD Micro-powder? Feel free to share your review in the comments below!

FTC Disclosure: This item was sent to me free of charge in return for an honest review. The opinion in this article is based on my personal experience and was not influenced by any source. I was not compensated for this article. Feel free to read my disclosure policy for more information.


1 Maria May 25, 2010 at 12:26 pm

Wow, I have been using this powder for a month and LOVE IT!!! And part of the reason is I have ultra sensitive skin and large pores. For me it blures my pores out like airbrushing, and I seriously need that! This is one of my must have products! LOL we must have very different taste.

2 Tashi May 25, 2010 at 5:25 pm

Holy mac and cheese! It burned, huh? Hmm, well, at least you didn’t shell out the dough. Hopefully, your skin’s all better now. I know of your aversion to Bare Minerals. But I haven’t had any problems with it. I’ve used their foundation and the summer bisque concealer (the latter, no more, since I found the Mally 3-pc concealer that I *looove*, as it works better for ME). Maybe I’m lucky. Maybe it’s that I live in the north. Maybe it’s my skincare routines. Whatever the case, I greatly appreciate the info on ingredients, and as always, your reviews!

3 hartley May 27, 2010 at 6:16 am

I’m looking for face powder which is suitable for my sensitive skin. Hope this product will be suitable for my skin. Thanks for sharing.

4 Bionic Beauty November 2, 2010 at 1:14 pm

Hi Hartley, Since you mentioned your skin is sensitive, as I mentioned in my review above, I really cannot recommend this product for those people with sensitive skin. There are too many gaps in their ingredients list and too many items in this powder that could cause irritation.

If you are looking for a face powder that is truly good for sensitive skin, I would recommend Purely Cosmetics’ makeup and finishing powders. You can find TONS of reviews on Bionic Beauty. I have very sensitive skin and this is the only brand that works for my skin.

I hope this helps!
All my best,

5 Sunshine October 26, 2010 at 1:51 am

Thanks for sharing! Could you please list the ingredients? Is there any glycerin or glycerides in this powder? I’m lemming to try but am allergic to bismuth like you said. I cannot stand BE for that reason, it causes that weird burning sensation. Same with unrefined glycerin. On a happier note, BE matte foundation has no bismuth and works like a charm for me but gives rather a very sheer coverage.

6 Bionic Beauty November 2, 2010 at 1:24 pm

Hi Sunshine, I’ve tried looking for a complete list of ingredients for this powder all over the internet. Like many cosmetics companies, It Cosmetics does not have to, nor do they, publish a full list of ingredients on their packaging or online.

I am also allergic to glycerin and bismuth, and all I can say is this powder REALLY reacted like it was FULL of bismuth and glycerin. I broke out like crazy, my face burnt, and it turned red. Hence, I am 99% positive that there is a whole ton of bismuth and glycerin in this product.

Here are the published ingredients that I could dig up: Hydrolyzed collagen, silk powder, vitamin K powder, Vitamins A,C & E powders.

This is why we have to know that many cosmetics companies do NOT publish full ingredients lists… especially for those of us with sensitive skin or allergic reactions. You can really end up with a very angry face when a company isn’t up-front on their ingredients. Personally, I just refuse to buy any product from any company that hides their ingredients.

I hope this helps with your choices. If you are looking for a new finish powder, I highly recommend Purely Cosmetics’ Diamond Perfect Finish ( It’s the best powder EVER!! 🙂

Hope to see you around BB more.
Best regards,

7 Andrea April 17, 2011 at 12:21 pm

Ummm – WHAT??I don’t get this review at all!…Bye Bye Pores is:
The. Best. Powder. EVER.

…just sayin’

8 Amanda July 31, 2011 at 8:49 am

I love this product and I live in Florida. I am 55 yrs old, have sensitive skin, and this gives me a beautiful finish. I have really great skin from avoiding the sun most of my life and this alone looks great- or as a finisher on a night out.

9 VKC December 6, 2011 at 9:37 pm

Here are the listed ingredients for the “bronzer” version of this powder

Silica, Collagen, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopherol (Vitamin A), Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Phytonadione (Vitamin K), Hydrolyzed Collagen, Hydrolyzed Silk Protein. May contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77491).

Information provided by It Cosmetics

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