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The ‘Putty’ That Makes My Pores Invisible

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Peter Thomas Roth’s Pore Putty wins for best product name and for best primer.

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Peter Thomas Roth Pore Putty
Peter Thomas Roth Pore Putty ($38)

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I live right by a Sephora, so I do most of my drunk shopping there. Last week, I stopped in after two big glasses of wine specifically to buy a Beautyblender (I’m very behind) and then remembered that there’s one product I’ve been thinking about for months but never tried: Peter Thomas Roth’s Pore Putty ($38).

The mental image of “pore putty” is so funny to me, but I totally get it: As someone who has large pores on her T-zone, I’ve been daydreaming about this kind of fix-it for years. I finally bought it and I’m really into it.

It has the feel of a moisturizer that’s a little serum-y in texture, but it’s tinted, so you could wear it without anything else on top. I expected it to literally be the consistency of putty, or at least feel a bit more like clay that would fill up what are essentially really tiny holes on my face like tar does for potholes.

I use it as a primer for my foundation, so it’s kind of a two-in-one: It helps my makeup stay on throughout the day, but it also makes the surface of my skin a lot more smooth. The only downside: It costs almost $40, so I probably wouldn’t have bought it had I not been kinda buzzed.

Shop It Here Peter Thomas Roth Pore Putty, $38