Review: Apieu Magic Pore Cover Balm

Here’s the thing.. I always find Kkochipida‘s Facebook account dangerous, most especially when it’s that time of the month when she posts her glorious on sale items. I always have a raging internal battle to post “Mine!!!” on every photo. Tssk.

I usually only purchase Korean skincare products from this PH seller but I always, always, always manage to sneak in one more item that I don’t need. One such item is this, the Apieu Magic Pore Cover Balm.

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Apparently, this little guy is a best-seller in Korea, made famous by the TV show Get It Beauty. For those who don’t know, Get It Beauty is a Korean show that tackles everything about beauty, be it about makeup or skincare. Each episode always has a demo/tutorial by a makeup artist (usually MUAs to the gorgous Korean stars), sometimes with famous actresses and idols with them as well, as they discuss the latest beauty trends in SoKor.

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Anyway. I’ve had the Magic Pore Cover Balm for a while now actually (check photo… see what I mean?). It’s a solid, thick wax housed in a light green round container. It goes transparent once applied, mind you. The container has a sponge applicator included; though in another variant, which is the Moist one, the packaging comes with a spatuala. The product also has a slight citrus scent. Nothing too overpowering.

This balm acts as a primer or base and when applied, it really makes the skin appear soft and smooth to the touch. It can blur pores really well too.

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However, one thing I dislike about the Magic Pore Cover Balm is that it has little to no oil control. I also find that it doesn’t really help in enhancing the wear time of whatever BB cream or foundation I’m using. If you’re going for an easy, natural look, a no-makeup fuss free day, I think this could suffice as your base. Use sparingly though, never overdo, and don’t forget to pat some setting powder on top.

* Not affiliated with Kkochipida or anything, but if you’re into Korean cosmetics do check her page out. Ms. Charm is the most accommodating seller, ever! 🙂

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6 thoughts on “Review: Apieu Magic Pore Cover Balm

  1. Hi! Thanks for dropping by my blog.. 🙂 So you shop in Kkochipida too? I love that shop! Ms. Charm is very accomodating!
    Thanks for reviewing this product. I was thinking of getting this one once I finish my Pore Eraser from Maybelline but I was also considering the THEFACESHOP primer. I think it was also featured in Get It Beauty. The blind test thingy. Anyway. since it doesn’t have much oil control, I might skip on trying this out. I have quite the oily skin, you see. 🙂
    Do you have bloglovin? 🙂

    • Yes, I do! Also, I love that Ms. Charm gives freebies with every purchase. 🙂 Well, I’ve read a review that says the Pore Cover Balm kept her oilies at bay… was hoping it’d be the same for me. Alas, it didn’t. The search for an awesome oil-controlling primer continues! 😉

  2. Have you used Kiehl’s Micro-Blur Skin Perfector? How do you think it compares to Magic Pore Cover Balm? Is this primer your fave or do you have any other recs? I do like my primers to control shine…
    Sweetie, could you forgo your blog link the next time you leave a comment on my blog? Disqus marks it as spam; it’s such a shame to see your lovely comment flushed down the drain =[

    • Haven’t tried any Kiehl’s products yet actually. Wouldn’t say this is my fave primer but it does do a good job at smoothing and blurring my pores. I’ll check out that Kiehl’s product. Thanks!

      Aww. Okay. I didn’t know that. I’ll have to remember that next time. Thank you. 🙂

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