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.
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.
Bye Bye Pores Poreless Finish HD Micro-powder is whopping $24 on Drugstore.com.
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.