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I'll start with the Pomegranate Mattifying Face Primer from Korres. Korres is a company I have only tried a lip butter from before, which I didn't love, so my expectations weren't too high. Although with a full size retailing for $38 for 1.35 oz, I wasn't expecting a low quality product either.
It claims to minimize the appearance of pores and redness, create an even texture, have a breathable formula, and keep face matte throughout the day. Korres also claims that after 8 weeks it is clinically proven to reduce pore size and redness and improve the overall appearance of skin. I haven't used the product long enough to see those kinds of differences, but I can say that overall I have seen the results of some of its other claims.
And for the not so good. When putting on this primer you have to be careful not to rub it in too much or it will start pilling up and coming off. I didn't have any problem with this putting makeup on top or throughout the day though. The second issue was that this is not a very mattifying product. About halfway through the day my face started to get shiny. This is disappointing seeing as though it is supposed to be mattifying, but as a primer my foundation lasted and didn't melt off.
Overall, I would say this is a winner for me. The reduction of pores and redness and the added staying power to my makeup was great and the fact that my skin felt nourished and healthy after was an added bonus.