June 20, 2012

KATE Covering Concealer for Pores Review & Swatches

Seriously KATE Covering Concealer For Pores needs to be bigger. Like can we get the economy size in this bad boy?


So good!

Take a look!

KATE Covering Concealer for Pores is a creamy and smooth primer formulated with silicone that effortlessly glides over skin prepping skin for makeup, concealing pores, and creating the look of smooth, flawless skin.

Ok, did you get scared when I said silicone? I know I’m not a fond fan of silicone primer because it makes me feel itchy as hell however KATE has successfully created a formula that has silicones but also has a moisturizing, creamy feel. The formula is a thicker cream formula that smooths on face like a lighter moisturizer but still has the stick of a silicone primer. It absorbs oil in a snap and creates an even, smoother layer on skin for makeup to adhere too. I don’t have larger pores however ones on my nose are visible to me so I like smoothing this on to conceal those. It does a fine job of filling pores and giving the look of flawless perfection.

The reason I enjoy it so much is the smooth feel of the product and the ease of application. It doesn’t pill off like other silicone primers, it doesn’t make me feel itchy, and it has a slightly hydrating feel to it. On top of all this goodness it holds makeup really well. I rarely rave primers but this does a really good job of keeping bb creams/foundation products on skin for longer wear. It creates a solid layer between skin and makeup so you’ll find your base products wear longer, oxidize less, and won’t fade as quickly.

My problem?

It comes in a ridiculously tiny tube. It’s like a sample size.

But overall, small size and all, I love it! A great primer that’s truly HG for me (holy grail). I pay around $7 for this and get it directly from Japan however, shops like Imomoko.com have it for around $13 which is a fair price in my humblest.

Great stuff and well worth a try.

Muse Approved for purchase.

What’s your HG (holy grail) facial primer?

I purchased this item.

About the Muse

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  • jen

    i headed straight for ebay as soon as i finished reading this review only to be sadly disappointed. the only seller i could find for this product had already ended the listing! imomoko wants to charge me more for shipping than for the product. LE SIGH!

  • Emily

    Hi Muse! Exciting to see a Muse Approval for this! Just curious- can you use it to prime your whole face, or do you recommend just using it around the nose area?

  • Joyce

    thanks for the review Muse! How does this compare to Benefit Porefessional?

  • Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    Ooh this one sounds nice! I’ve been looking for a good primer lately (my sister’s wedding is coming up and I SO will be needing one in the summer heat!) so I may have to do some research on this one. I used to use the CoverFX one with salicylic acid for acne-prone skin–but I kinda wanted to try something different this time

  • Sana Kermani

    I love some of these asian brands like etude but we don’t get them in London!!!!

  • Cj

    I hate when products come in super small amounts lol totally ruins it for me lol. For the summer I’ve been loving the hourglass mineral veil, but I’m sure when it gets cooler I’ll go back to my lovely too faced pure 😉

  • K

    did this pore concealer just come out? cos I don’t think I have seen this before! I would love to try this!

  • sai

    i rushed out to Sasa immediately reading this!!! but I couldn’t find this…..I guess this product is not available in HK:((((( so disappointed…..I need this!!!! porefessional works okay on me, but I always want to find a better one :p

    I grabbed another Kate product instead :p I brought the BB gel cream…..have u tried this?? feel very nice when trying on hand, but I havent tried it on face yet.

  • Tiffany Martin

    Sweet, I’m a person who enjoys a smooth face and I have oils so I like to prime well. I struggle to get a good primer that doesn’t break me out, actually works, and doesn’t pill. I’ve been looking for a muse approved primer!