Virginia Olsen Hide-A-Pore

I'm extremely excited to share with you another favorite product of mine from Virginia Olsen. I think I've already mentioned this product before but haven't posted a review yet. Honestly, I think that I am blessed with quite good skin. One of my main concerns is my pores. Over the years, blackheads has become my biggest problem. My nose is so blackheads prone that I find that my pores have gotten bigger because of blackheads and whiteheads trying to make their way into my pores.

I was intrigued when I saw Virginia Olsen's Hide-A-Pore. It's from their Green Tea line which is is formulated using the nourishing, toning, healing and skin protecting ingredients: green tea leaves, zinc oxide, plus rice & bamboo silks—which come from the buds of the rice and bamboo plant. It is combined with cranberry powder for flavonoid and antioxidant properties.

This is a very special concealer to hide large pores, and help heal acne prone skin. It works well with any skin tone, cool, neutral or warm. It makes the perfect night minerals for your skin leaving your skin with the appearance of reduced pore size in the morning. You can also use this mineral if you aren't wearing any makeup, just to help absorb extra skin oils. It is simply applied with a dry makeup brush, you only need a very tiny amount to do your large pores or whole face, so a little goes a long way. 
Virginia Olsen Hide-A-Pore contains only the best skin vitamins green tea powder, cranberry powder for the flavonoid and antioxidant properties, rice silk and bamboo silk, which come from the buds of the rice and bamboo plant, along with pure kaolin clay, zinc oxide & sericite, with iron oxides complete the ingredients in this fabulous pore hiding product. This product will not clog your pores, but it encourages a silky soft appearance of the skin, and helps to minimize the appearance of pores. This can be worn under your foundation during the day, and is nearly impossible to see.

Ingredients: Green tea, cranberry powder, rice silk, bamboo silk, titanium dioxide, mica, sericite, iron oxide, zinc oxide and kaolin clay. It's got SPF 19  and comes in 2 shades, light and medium. I chose medium for my skin tone.

I was able to try this during the Virginia Olsen Minerals Fantasy Holiday Collection launch and I was instantly blown away with the results. So I guess it's pretty obvious, I just had to buy it!

I've been using this product for a few months now and even though this is a little embarrassing, I decided to take photos of my large pores to show you what Hide-A-Pore does.

This is how my nose looks like without anything. You can also tell that even at the side of my nose, the pores are already quite visible. And yes, my nose is full of blackheads. Sorry 'bout that.

I apply Virginia Olsen Hide-A-Pore after my primer and prior to applying my face powder. Here's how it looks like with full makeup:

Obviously, it wouldn't make my nose perfect but you can clearly tell that my pores aren't as visible anymore. Even my blackheads aren't as "black" anymore. The pores on the sides of my nose are practically flawless. Best of all, it does not cake because it's in powder form.

Again, here's a side by side comparison:

Before & After

Given that it's one of my biggest insecurities, this has become one of my most favorite products from Virginia Olsen. Why? It delivers great results, it does what it's supposed to do. It leaves my nose a smooth finish and I even feel like it controls oil in a way. Even though it comes in 2 shades, it still blends very well with your foundation or powder. It lasts the whole day. You know me, I hate retouching and with this, I don't find the need to retouch whatsoever. Best of all? It does not clog your pores because it's mineral makeup.


3 out of 3 Schnauzers

Ready for another amazing news? I am now an affiliate of Virginia Olsen which means more product reviews and features on Virginia Olsen. Stay tuned because I plan to do videos using VO products too! And another surprise? Discount for my readers! Simply use the discount coupon code: VOChar to get 10% OFF!

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