Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser | Review

Friday, 21 March 2014

This was one of those typical blogger products and by that, I mean most of us ran out and bought it as soon as it stepped foot on the blogosphere. After the launch of Baby Lips was so huge, everyone was excited to get their hands on this and rightly so. As much as I like it and do enjoy using it, there's also a few things I'm not so keen on.

First up - the packaging. It's super fun, funky and cute. Although simple packaging can look more classic and luxurious, this reminds me of Benefit ever so slightly and that's something I like. It's easy to find if it's lurking at the bottom of your make-up bag which is handy. Secondly, it's a lot smaller than I thought it was by looking at pictures. I don't know whether that's just me, but I was surprised by how dinky it is.

In terms of the actual product, it's super silky and smooth and the texture reminds me of the Gosh Velvet Touch primer. It's buttery soft and is a dream to apply. The thing that struck me with this product is that it claims to do a lot of things. It's apparently a lightweight primer which makes pores appear instantly erased for smooth-looking skin. But does it do what it says on the tin?

I wouldn't agree that it's a primer as such. It does provide a gorgeous base once absorbed and make foundation application a lot easier as it just glides over, but it doesn't increase longevity for me. I used it while working full time when I had a week off uni. I'd apply it at around 7.30am and by lunchtime my foundation would be wearing off around my nose and chin.

What I do like it for is reducing the appearance of pores and I tend to use it around my nose where my pores are largest, and anywhere else where they look noticeable. It evens out the skin tone and almost blurs them. Using this does make them look a little less prominent and this is the part of Baby Skin which I enjoy so I will continue to use this product.

It's pretty cheap at £7.99 and if you're looking to conceal your pores a little, then this might be the product for you. If a high quality primer is what you're looking for then sadly, this won't impress you. I think the concept behind a 2 in 1 pore eraser and primer is clever, but sadly it didn't work for me. The texture, packaging and pore properties do get a thumbs up though.


Have you tried this product? What did you think?

6 comments:

  1. This stuff is seriously good, and such a great dupe for Benefit Porefessional!! I love it :)
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    1. I really want to try the Porefessional but there's so much on my wishlist! I like the fact it did blur my pores but it isn't a great primer!X

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  2. I didn’t think much of this product either! I really like Clarins beauty flash balm.

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    1. I really wanted it to work well as a primer but it just didn't! The beauty flash balm has been on my wishlist forever! I need to get round to buying it X

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  3. I quite like this as well, as you say, it does a decent job of blurring pores. Like you though, I don't find that it makes any difference to how long my make up stays on. For the price however, it is pretty good! x

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    1. Agreed! I'm desperate to get my hands on Benefit Porefessional but this is a nice alternative for blurring the pores around my nose for the time being X

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