How do I make my pores look smaller?

How do I make my pores look smaller? - Jessica Lee, 32, marketing manager

A: Makeup artist Larry Yeo has these tips:

Makeup can help.

Light-diffusing primers or foundations can give the illusion of smaller pores.

Go matte.

Oily skin reflects light, making enlarged pores look more prominent, so aim for a matte look.

Even out skin tone.

It has the overall effect of making your pores look smaller.

Use salicylic acid and retinol.

Apply these every two nights to improve skin texture and firm up skin for smaller-looking pores, says Larry.

What I'm Loving…

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Beauty editor Simone Wu with her picks this month. "As my skin gets red and itchy easily, I keep Uriage Thermal Water, $15.90 (50ml), $20.90 (150ml), on my desk to soothe and hydrate it. It's so gentle you can also use it on your Baby's skin."

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"My favourite face and makeup cleanser now comes in a limited edition packaging inspired by the embroidery art of the Qiang people in China - Shu Uemura Meets Qiang Embroidery Anti/Oxi Skin Refining Anti-dullness Cleansing Oil, $125 (450ml)."

On the Plum Side We've been seeing purple eyeshadow at so many of the Spring/Summer 2015 runways, from Vera Wang to Derek Lam and Matthew Williamson. The pretty colour flatters all skin tones, and adds a refreshing, modern yet romantic touch to your look.

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