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.
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.
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.
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! 🙂