I’ve been wanting to try this for ages and used on top of my normal moisturiser then apply a primer after getting a sample. It did make my pores smaller but left me looking very matt even after using a brightening primer. I also tried it instead of serum with moisturiser on top as felt it didn’t give my skin enough hydration. It definitely makes my pores less visible but my fine lines remained the same. I didn’t like how my foundation sat on top and it didn’t last as long either. I’d buy I think of not so expensive but want more for my money at £38 for 30ml
Reviewed on Thu 21 Jun 2018
I am in my mid 30's with sensitive, light tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is light brown, oily with fine texture.
i love this i use it as a primer and I love how it makes my skin feel. it helps with the application and instead of my foundation being hard to apply on my skin it makes it go on smooth and without any streaks. not only that but it makes the makeup last all day. without using this I feel like my makeup doesn't apply as good as it could and it tends to rub off on my face. I would recommend to everyone and you need to try it. it goes hand in hand with the estee lauder double wear foundation they are amazing and it is the only primer that you really need. perfect it is a holy grail product for me
Reviewed on Tue 21 Feb 2017
I am in my late teens with combination, fair tone skin and brown eyes. My hair is blonde, normal with fine texture.
This is the first primer I have ever used and it's amazing! It left my face feeling so silky and smooth! It allows makeup to sit on the face and look flawless and although it's quite expensive you only need to use a tiny bit at a time and I've had mine for half a year and it still hasn't run out yet
Reviewed on Tue 29 Mar 2016
I am in my late teens/early 20's with normal, fair tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is dark brown, normal with normal texture.
Omg. If you love silk skin you need this. I wouldn't say it shrank all my pores and minimised them but it certainly made me and my skin feel amazing, even my mum used most of mine because it's just that amazing! You don't need a lot either! It's brilliant!
Reviewed on Thu 18 Feb 2016
I am in my late teens/early 20's with dry, brown tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is dark brown, processed with normal texture.
Ive used this for 3 weeks and I am pleased with the results. My pores appear smaller after my foundation is applied and it gives a really smooth base. I also used it under my eyes and my foundation and concealer sit better in fine lines too. Ive an oily T zone & dry face and it works well with both. Been using a sample for 3 weeks and a little goes a long way, £38 for 30ml will be worth it!
Reviewed on Sun 08 Jan 2012
I am in my mid 40's with sensitive, light tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is blonde, processed with normal texture.
Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher by Estée Lauder
Where to Buy
Prices last updated 21 May 2019.
Where to Buy
Estée Lauder Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher is available to buy at Fabled, lookfantastic, and Feelunique.