Let me tell you a story.
One of the very first times I can remember being brave enough to approach a department store make-up counter (hey, I've even worked behind one or two of those counters since and I'm still intimidated) the consultant whipped out something that looked like a puzzle or game of some sort where she'd ask me questions about my skin to determine which products were the best for me. And just when it was getting fun, the question came to pore size (something I'd never even thought about before) and she looked up from her abacus thingy to my face, squinted a bit, and said under her breath quite decisive-like: LARGE.
I remember my hand involuntarily resting squarely atop my mouth for a few moments as to muffle my obvious embarrassment. How could I have been walking around so long with something so noticeably ginormous (I mean, even a stranger could see my pores from a mile away!) After my assessment, I ended up leaving with something safe like lipgloss in my shopping bag, but even all these years later, I've never forgotten that I have to pay close attention to the abnormally humongous holes resting on my cheeks (funny what you choose to retain, remember and focus on sometimes when it comes to our own definition of beauty, right?)
Thank goodness L'Oreal and their trusty too-pretty-for-mere-words spokesmodel Linda Evangelista have come to my rescue with their Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base that I saw in an ad as an answer to all my skincare needs and anxiously waited the few weeks until I could get my hands on it at my local Target for around thirteen dollars (a small price to pay for pore reduction)
As soon as I did, I noticed something remarkable: one little circle motion of an application later and - POOF! - no more pores for me! I don't even need to wear foundation as it smooths my face so well that all that's needed is a pinch-o-the-cheeks for natural blush factor, mascara to open my peepers and gloss for my pucker and I'm ready to face my adoring public.
Bonus? After putting on said magic primer, my striking resemblance to Ms. Evangelista is uncanny. It's like we're related or something. Seriously. No joke.
I guess it's true in some cases what they say: Size does matter.
My magic in a jar image courtesy of Target