Okay, here’s what Joey New York claims: “An oil-free serum to tighten and fill-in large pores. This gel treatment makeup primer containing a unique blend of ingredients creates a smooth invisible layer which allows foundation and powder to glide easily over the face. Skin appears flawless. Can also be worn alone.”
Here’s GirlPaint’s experience: I used this product both during the day and at night, with my usual skincare and makeup regimens. I applied it just after toning my skin, before moisturizing. I allowed my toner to dry completely, applied Joey’s Pore Tightener and Filler Serum with my fingertips, then allowed it to dry completely.
The serum is completely clear and odorless. It’s about the consistency of eggwhite, but a little thinner, so the pump bottle tends to squirt the product forcefully out of the bottle…watch out! Unless you aim directly at your hand, you will end up wasting some.
After I applied this clear liquid to my face, I noticed that my pores did shrink somewhat and that my face overall appeared smoother, maybe even a little shiny and glowing. Also, I noticed that the serum loosened any sebum or blockage in my pores that were conjested (I have fairly large and open pores that accumulate all kinds of gross stuff…didn’t you want to hear that?!) Pretty amazing.
I used the serum as a part of my skin care regimen at night and when I awoke the next morning, I noticed that my skin was much smoother than normal and that my pores indeed seemed much more refined. They were not invisible by any means, but I certainly noticed an improvement. The texture of the skin on my face was definitely improved.
I can attest to the fact that Joey NY’s Pure Pores Pore Tightener and Filler Serum is also a good makeup primer, especially for those who have large, open pores or combo/oily skin. My foundation looked smoother and although my skin didn’t look “flawless” it did look better than it usually does. The serum contains oil-absorbing ingredients, so your makeup also lasts longer without touch-ups.
I recommend this product for anyone who has visible pores, oily or conjested skin. I give Pure Pores Pore Tightener and Filler Serum five out of five paintbrushes …this magic little serum does more than the company claims it willl. Joey New York can be purchased online at http://www.joeynewyork.com/
GirlPaint was founded and is edited by Guinevere “Guin” White, a Caterer and Event Planner with a Conde Nast Top 100 / Four Star / Four Diamond resort hotel and a former professional makeup artist (and admitted cosmetics and skin care junkie).
Guin has been in and out of the “biz” since ’91, has used a variety of products from the “best” manufacturers of salon and professional quality cosmetics and skin care, as well as drugstore brands and homemade concoctions.
GirlPaint is a featured beauty editor at CherryCulture and is a member of The Beauty Blog Network, Coutorture, Apples2apple Blog Club, Bust’s Girl Wide Web and the RealSelf Beauty Network.
“In an attempt to connect with fellow “painters,” I created GirlPaint: a community where we can all share with each other what works and what doesn’t, our favorite (and no so favorite) products and techniques…our experiences in the beauty world. I have a great sense of humor about this industry–much of the marketing makes me laugh, but I admit I am a sucker for a great pitch. I encourage you to come by and add your two cents!”
Who is GirlPaint and why did you start the GirlPaint blog?
Check out About GirlPaint to find out who and why.
What is reviewed on GirlPaint and why?
GirlPaint is an avid sampler of beauty products. As a former professional in the makeup and skincare industry, I still have many contacts in the beauty world. Many products are items I use on a daily basis–they’re already considered favorites. Also, because of the attention the GirlPaint blog receives, many wonderful beauty manufacturers reach out to GirlPaint, send samples and we review them. Simple as that.
I represent a cosmetic and/or skincare line and would like to work with you. Do you accept product samples and information?
Samples are gladly accepted, based on their appropriateness to GirlPaint’s current content and direction. Feel free to email me so I can provide you with our home office mailing address. Sampling and review your new (and new-to-me) and featured products is an effective method to reach new customers (our readers) who are already “in” when it comes to the world of beauty. Our process: we will let you know when a product review is published; we will provide you with site stats and follow up as necessary.
Can I advertise on GirlPaint?
Absolutely! I welcome link exchanges with other beauty-inspired websites, manufacturers of beauty-related products and other beauty and fashion blogs. Just email me and I will happily add your website link to my site in exchange for a link on yours.
Additionally, full-fledged advertising opportunities are available through Blogads, Adster, Google Adsense.