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Interparfums FY 2022: record earnings as operating profit soars 33 percent

THE WHAT? Interparfums has reported its results for the 2022 fiscal year. The fragrance giant recorded record earnings for the full year with net income up 40 percent on 2021’s figures and sales rising 26 percent to €706.6 million. THE DETAILS The company noted that it had extended its partnership with Montblanc until December 31, 2030 and, subject to the General Meeting’s ratification, hit its goal of achieving gender parity on its board. THE WHY? Philippe Benacin, Chairman and CEO, commented, “Against the backdrop of a turbulent economic and geopolitical environment, our sales and earnings continued to grow in 2022. In 2023, although many uncertainties still exist, this positive momentum should continue with sales expected to reach €750 million, driven by the continuing appeal of our brands for consumers in a global perfume market that remains buoyant.” The post Interparfums FY 2022: record earnings as operating profit soars 33 percent appeared first on Global Cosme

Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer

Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer

This came to our drugstores only in the last year or a couple of years I believe, but it's actually an old product by now. I remember it being very popular in the past, and it's still on the "best of drugstore" lists, though currently E.l.f.'s Putty is more popular. This is considered by some as an affordable dupe for Benefit Porefessional primer, which I have the Pearl version of and it's very good. The latter has a pinky-beige tint (as does the original without the pinky bit), while this is clear, so I don't know how these are considered dupes. Having tried Maybelline, I don't get why it's popular and I think from the drugstore Revlon's Photoready Pore Minimizer is better for the job.

This is a clear and thick gel that feels siliconey-greasy, which I'm not sure how those with oily skin like and it doesn't look matte on my skin, but I appreciate it's not as dry as Catrice's The Perfector Poreless Blur primer I've tried that looks flaky on my normal-dry skin. I just expect such products to be more silicone-dry and it feels so weird to me because it's different. Since it's clear, you can't see it's effect without a foundation on top, it's like I applied nothing. But when I put on foundation, it helps to a degree, but not as much as Benefit or Revlon. For my before/after pictures I used it with L'Oreal's Infallible Fresh Wear and my skin still looked textured. So I'm not very impressed by its ability to hide pores, especially compare to Benefit Porefessional or Revlon Photoready, but it has come handy just for creating a smoother surface for foundations and it's not too dry for my skin. 

Left: Bare Skin. Middle: just primer. Right: Primer + L'Oreal Infallible foundation.

I can't say I've noticed it made my makeup last longer.

I like the simple packaging with a precise nozzle, though I don't know what will happen when the tube will be more empty. There are two version of packaging currently on the market, this is the new one, while online shops are selling the old stock.

It's not useless, but I find it's not as good pore eraser as other primers. It may be better if it were tinted like Benefit or Revlon is, but the greasy slippery formula bothers me too. 

It's available in drugstores, but I got mine on Look Fantastic, since they had 3 for 2 offer. Prices vary, but you can get a good deal on this.  

* This article was originally published here


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