Here's How Rare Beauty's New Pore-Diffusing Primer Really Works on Different Skin Types
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New celebrity beauty brands were plentiful in 2020, but when Selena Gomez introduced Rare Beauty, it stood out above the rest. For one, her messaging behind the brand felt incredibly authentic but really, her products spoke for themselves. It didn't take long for our editors to fall in love with the lip soufflés, liquid foundation, and matte eyeliner, and concealer (which is so good it won a POPSUGAR Beauty Award by the way). But Rare Beauty just launched another new product: the Always an Optimist Pore Diffusing Primer, and we jumped at the opportunity to try it first.
This is Rare Beauty's second primer, but unlike its illuminating counterpart, this one is meant to mattify the skin and blur the appearance of pores. The formula is packed with hyaluronic acid to help hydrate your skin and green tea extract to soothe any redness and irritation but still promises to reduce shine and extend the wear of your makeup.
To see how well the new Rare Beauty Always an Optimist Pore Diffusing Primer ($26) works on different skin types, three of our editors put it to the test. Read their full reviews ahead.