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19 Jun

How I Hide My Large Pores!

Shiseido x Jessi Malay

Shiseido Ibuki Smart Filtering Smoother Before After by Jessi Malay
Shiseido Ibuki Smart Filtering Smoother Before After by Jessi Malay

For the longest time, I’ve been looking for a product that can blur out my imperfections, shine and give me a photo-finish look in less than a minute. I was so excited when Shiseido launched their Ibuki Smart Filtering Smoother because I knew this would quickly become my holy grail product! I’m so used to being in front of the camera on a regular basis, whether it’s shooting photos for the blog, filming a beauty tutorial or a casual vlog..there are days when my skin just doesn’t feel photogenic and the last thing I want to do is be on camera. I’ve always struggled with oiliness in my T-Zone and larger pores, so having products that smooth out my skin and leave a matte finish are a must. Over the years, I’ve tried so many expensive products to blur out my pores and imperfections, but I always felt like they would clog my pores, causing more breakouts and blackheads. A few days ago I had a huge wedding to attend and thought it would be the perfect opportunity to use this product for the first time. I applied it as my primer and was so impressed with how my makeup stayed on all day and night..no touch ups needed! Ever since then, I’ve incorporated Shiseido’s Ibuki Smart Filtering Smoother into my daily routine and I’ve been getting so many compliments about my skin on and off camera! It’s been such a game changer for me and I seriously cannot leave my house without it now!!

Most of the time, my days include really busy mornings working from home and even longer afternoons full of meetings, shooting content, recording new music, and running errands around town. So I’m always in need of products that are quick and easy on-the-go; that’s why I love this product. The formula immediately absorbs into my skin and gives me that flawless, skin blurring effect right away! I’ve been applying it before my foundation, but can also use it for touch ups over foundation throughout the day! Sometimes I’ll apply it in my car right before a meeting or shoot and not have to worry about re-applying all my makeup. I simply pat on a pea-size amount on my skin and a little goes a long way. It saves so much time for me and makes my day go so much smoother with one less thing to worry about. The formula is lightweight, so even if you’re applying multiple times a day, you never feel like too much product is on your skin. Seriously life changing, especially if you have visible pores like me!!

Shiseido Ibuki Smart Filtering Smoother

And how cute is the packaging?! I love how small, sleek and compact the bottle is..I can even fit it into my smallest clutches for an evening event or red carpet!

Shiseido Ibuki Smart Filtering Smoother Before After by Jessi Malay
Shiseido Ibuki Smart Filtering Smoother Before After by Jessi Malay

My skin has changed a lot over the years, but as you can see from this photo I still struggle with a bit of a rough texture and oiliness. As you can see above, the difference in my skin from before applying the Ibuki Smart Filtering Smoother, and after application, is clearly noticeable. The product completely absorbed my shine and gave me a photo-ready like filter! This formula features unique technology and ingredients such as oil targeting micro powder that work to absorb excess sebum on the skin and minimize your pores. Unlike most products that mattify your skin and leave it feeling dry, this product is formulated to keep your skin hydrated and matte at the same time. Not only does my skin feel smoother and photogenic, it also feels healthy and moisturized at all times. I usually apply the product as my primer before my makeup because it gives my skin an airbrushed finish and creates a perfect canvas for makeup application.

Shiseido x Jessi Malay

And voila!! I’m so happy with the look, feel, and practicality of this product, I’m definitely adding it into my daily routine! I’m looking forward to trying out new makeup looks for summer and not having to worry about piling on loads of foundation to cover up my pores!!! Now I can always rely on having a photo-ready ‘filter’ when taking selfies and filming tutorials and you have no idea what a game changer that is for me! Hope you love it too when you give it a try!



Shiseido Ibuki Smart Filtering Smoother

A special thanks to Shiseido for partnering with me on this post! 

  • Mel

    Your skin looks amazing girl!! I also have larger pores, so would love to try something like this!! Thanks for sharing :)

    June 19, 2017 at 5:06 pm Reply
  • La Bijoux Bella | by mia

    Mademoiselle Gorgeous Jessi, you are absolutely and still beautiful no matter what those little pores think or do to your lovely skin … but’s it’s nice to see beauty products that can help enhance the beauty in an absolute au naturelle way just as this Shiseido product. Looking fabulous and lovely ❤️ as ever! 😘

    🌸LA BIJOUX BELLA 🌸| By Mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

    June 19, 2017 at 5:08 pm Reply
  • Lisa

    Loving that swipe feature babe..too cool!! Your skin looks so smooth and flawless..love the idea of this product! Xx

    June 19, 2017 at 5:08 pm Reply
  • Karla

    Just saw your IG stories on this product!! I’m all about prepping and priming the skin so would love to try this out!

    June 19, 2017 at 6:05 pm Reply
  • Maryam

    Girl, I have large pores too, so I can completely relate. These product sound amazing, I definitely will check them out. Your skin looks flawless after using the product. Thank you for sharing with us!

    xx, Maryam

    June 19, 2017 at 8:48 pm Reply
  • Tasha Juli

    Beautiful before and beautiful after! You’re so right that a lot of primers clog pores and make the situation worse than it was!

    June 19, 2017 at 9:05 pm Reply
  • Funmi

    You always have the coolest and most effective products. Thanks for sharing yet another!

    Funmi x

    June 19, 2017 at 9:15 pm Reply
  • Lauren Nakagawa

    I just saw this in Japan and now I have to try it. We have the same skin type so I trust ya!


    June 19, 2017 at 10:35 pm Reply
  • Jessie

    Thanks for sharing your secrets! Totally need to try Shiseido and hide my large pores too =P

    xx, Jessie

    June 19, 2017 at 11:56 pm Reply
  • Verena

    Wow! The effect is amazing! Loved all Shiseido products so far and will definitely try this one!
    Thanks for sharing babe! <3



    June 20, 2017 at 12:09 am Reply
  • Monica Sors

    Wow!! Amazing!! I have to try them!
    Mónica Sors

    June 20, 2017 at 2:42 am Reply
  • Sabina

    Wow! This is seriously life changer! I’ve been looking for a product that does just that! I’ve heard about this new Shiseido one and wanted to try it out for a while and after reading and seeing your results here, I’m convinced! Your skin looks flawless! I’m so excited to try it out! :) xo

    Sabina | I’ve Got Sunshine

    June 20, 2017 at 3:12 am Reply
  • docdivatraveller

    Thanks for sharing hun! I need these too!

    June 20, 2017 at 4:20 am Reply
  • alya

    Giiirl you flawless!

    Alya / moorizzla xx

    June 20, 2017 at 5:57 am Reply
  • Ewa Macherowska

    Wow, You look great!


    June 20, 2017 at 8:08 am Reply
  • Sharon Wu

    oh my gosh!!! your skin is literally flawless :O I need to give this magic product a try ASAP. It’s funny how I came across your post now but just two or three days ago I had these two large blackheads that were bothering me so much. Took me forever to get them out but when I finally did I had these large two open pores -___- I think it’s the hot weather getting to me. Definitely need to find new products that will work with the extreme desert heat to keep my skin looking radiant like yours! Happy summer solstice babe! xo, sharon


    June 20, 2017 at 8:50 am Reply
  • Ashley

    What a killer product- I love this, lady!

    Le Stylo Rouge

    June 20, 2017 at 9:09 am Reply
  • Amy Arnold

    I never would have guessed you have any skin issues because you always look flawless!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    June 20, 2017 at 9:50 am Reply
  • Daria

    Shiseido has great products, both skin care and makeup. You always look beautiful! :***




    June 20, 2017 at 10:27 am Reply
  • Katherine

    The results are amazing, glad it works great on you!


    June 20, 2017 at 11:40 am Reply
  • Katie

    These photos are insane! Look how amazing your skin looks! :D Thanks for sharing – I must try!

    xo, Katie
    Willow and White

    June 20, 2017 at 11:43 am Reply
  • Radi

    The after effect is really magical, flawless. Glad you found the perfect product. I must give it a try.
    Have a great one, Jessi!


    June 20, 2017 at 12:05 pm Reply
  • Ellese

    This looks like the miracle worker I need! Thanks for sharing babe! Your skin always looks flawless. Xo, Ellese


    June 20, 2017 at 4:29 pm Reply
  • Jalisa

    I haven’t used Shiseido in years! I’m glad this product works for you, it seems as though we have very similar skin types; I have an oily t-zone with large pores, too. I’ll have to keep these products in mind, as they do seem to work well based off the photos you’ve shared with us and can we talk about how cute the packaging is too?! Thanks for sharing, girl, and I hope you’re having a great week so far!



    June 20, 2017 at 4:48 pm Reply
  • Jessica

    What a huge difference it has made! Good for you to have found a product that you can rely on – I’ve had issues with large pores for some time too. I need to give this a try!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    June 20, 2017 at 6:06 pm Reply
  • Iris

    Hi GIRL!

    Such a great review, thanks for sharing.
    I am on the hunt for a product like this in a long time… will for sure give it a try and see if it works out for me as good as it does on your skin.

    Have a good day sweetheart! Kisses Iris


    June 20, 2017 at 11:24 pm Reply
  • emma corrie hill

    this is a great blog post!!


    June 21, 2017 at 2:18 am Reply
  • Nina

    Your skin looks flawless Jess ! Shiseido has so many amazing products, And how cute is the packaging?!
    Have a good day !

    June 21, 2017 at 2:30 am Reply
  • Carmen

    Oh sounds like I really need this for a smooth skin dear! Thank you for the tip, I will give it a try asap!
    xx, Carmen – http://www.carmitive.com

    June 21, 2017 at 5:20 am Reply
  • KRIS

    WOW!!!! Okay, first of all, girl, you are stunning!!!! Seriously, the photos are amazing, you are soooo pretty! Second of all, the results of the product look amazing, I’ll have to check it out!

    Keep up with the good work and check out my blog if you fancy,
    xx, Kris

    June 21, 2017 at 6:08 am Reply
  • Jenelle

    Woah!! it is like magic! I need this! I have clear skin, but I still have some of the same issues, this is such a brilliant product!
    xx Jenelle

    June 21, 2017 at 7:14 am Reply
  • Mahi

    wow its seems like fun… love to try this

    June 21, 2017 at 9:46 am Reply
  • Linda

    You look amazing and beautiful either way! :)


    June 21, 2017 at 10:10 am Reply
  • kileen

    whoa, i love playing with the sliders and this products makes a huge difference! need to try this out!

    cute & little

    June 21, 2017 at 9:09 pm Reply
  • Adela

    I’m so happy to have read this article Jessi! I’m definitely giving it a try. I love Shiseido products and I think this product will be perfect for my summer days in Miami! :) Love your pictures. Looking stunning as always!!


    June 22, 2017 at 8:41 am Reply
  • Arteresa Lynn

    This is certainly a post that was MUCH NEEDED. I had no clue how to hide my large pores. I didn’t even think you could. Thank you!!


    June 22, 2017 at 12:35 pm Reply
  • Nati

    With or without your skin smoothing products – your skin is absolutely lovely!
    Nati xx

    June 23, 2017 at 8:51 am Reply
  • Taylor

    Omg I definitely have to try this!
    Your skin looks amazing!

    June 26, 2017 at 1:02 am Reply
  • Melina

    really nice results! and you look soo amazing! i cant deal with your beauty <3 !! xx

    July 3, 2017 at 7:45 am Reply
  • Face to Curls

    I love the Ibuki Smart Filtering Smoother too. It really does a great job at hiding large pores and smoothing out the skin. Great review! xx

    Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com

    July 10, 2017 at 3:51 pm Reply
  • Nicky
    September 18, 2017 at 5:53 am Reply

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