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  1. 1/11

    Feed the Pore

    Tarte Clean Slate Poreless imparts a silky veil on skin, which in turn, diminishes the appearance of large pores ($30, tartecosmetics.com)

    June 2012

  2. 2/11

    Clothe the Poor

    Benefit Pore Professional is tinted, so it can double as a light foundation for the minimalist ($29, benefitcosmetics.com)

    June 2012

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    Skin Sponge

    The Umbrian Clay in Fresh Umbrian Clay Mattifying Serum not only helps keep oil at bay, but helps tighten pores and calm irritated skin ($25, fresh.com)

    June 2012

  4. 4/11

    Wrinkles? Where?

    A favorite of makeup artists, Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch is a great pre-foundation prep will make even the most rugged complexion feel baby soft ($32.50, clarins.com)

    June 2012

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    Larger Lashes

    Chanel Nourishing Mascara Base contains conditioners to strengthen fragile little lash hairs, but also provides a sturdy base to enhance what mascara does ($30, chanel.com)

    June 2012

  6. 6/11

    Lineless Lips

    Simply Vera Vera Wang Smoothing Lip Primer does a terrific job at spackling pesky wrinkles around the mouth ($32.50, kohls.com)

    June 2012

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    Balm and Fill

    Yes to Blueberries Line Reducing Lip Treatment is full of antioxidants to help prevent free radical damage, but its shea butter and coconut oil give it a divine slick feel ($10, yestocarrots.com)

    June 2012

  8. 8/11

    Humidity Shield

    When things get hot and sticky, Sally Hershberger Style Primer keeps waves from becoming, well, frothy ($13, sallyhershberger.com)

    June 2012

  9. 9/11

    Ridges Removed

    Deborah Lippman 2-Second Nail Primer removes excess oils from the nail bed, dries in a flash and provides a Zamboni-like finish ($14, lippmanncollection.com)

    June 2012

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