If I've never mentioned this product, then it's an absolute shame. Let me introduce you to the Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Instant Perfector.
This product I consider my "go to" essential. It comes in two shades – Invisible deep and Invisible Bright. I decided to try the invisible deep (considering my dark skin tone).
It's meant to reduce the appearance of your pores – which it does wonderfully.
It's packaged in a little tube that packs a lot of punch. The product itself is almost beige in colour. Upon application it really feels like velvet (so imagine what your skin will feel like). I apply this perfector before I apply my foundation, the beauty about this product is that you can apply it before your foundation or after – it's all about what you're comfortable with.
Upon application on my checks, my pores look dramatically smaller and gives my skin that beautiful matte look (if you've ever applied Pond's to your face, you'll know what I mean) and even with this your skin doesn't look dry.
I then follow this up with my foundation and it glides on magically. This perfector doesn't dry out your skin (even with the matte finish) and is suitable for all skin types. A little goes a long way. Simply finger-dot using a small amount and massage into your skin.
It retails for around R270 / R280 and available from your nearest Clinique counter.