Greetings from the Dark Side ^_^
I have now used the Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser for almost a month and a half. I posted a First Impression, but I want to post a formal review for anyone who is still curious about this product. Keep reading for my thoughts on this drugstore primer :D
The Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Erases is a silicone primer, similar to the Smashbox Photo Finish primer and other silicone primers.
Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser
This primer comes in a really cute blue tube. A lot of people, including myself, have been suckered into buying this because of the adorable packaging xD
Translucent primer that has no color pay off.
The most notable thing about this primer is its texture: it has a really noticeable silicone feeling (very, very silicone-y, if that even makes any sense). It gives a semi-matte finish and has no noticeable scent.
This is completely translucent so there is no "pigmentation" factor.
I apply the primer with my fingers and blend it into my skin, but you can also apply it with a brush if you want.
This feels very smooth and soft on the skin. It glides effortlessly onto the skin. But, if you put too much on your skin will be too soft and foundation will just slip off your face.
If you use a really small amount, this will help the wear of foundation by a little bit. But if you put too much on, I thin it actually decreases the wear time of foundation.
Dupes? Similar products?:
|I think this is pretty similar to the Smashbox Photo Finish primer. Some say it is similar to the Benefit Porefessional, but most people agree that this is NOT a dupe for it because the Porefessional actually fills in pores really well while this does not.|
Before applying the Baby Skin:
Right after applying the Baby Skin:
What I like the best about this primer is how inexpensive it is compared to other similar primers. It is about $5-7, which is nothing, compared to $30-$40 for department store primers. I like the cute and travel-friendly packaging. And I really like the fact that this does blur the look of my pores and helps foundation glide a bit smoother over my skin.
Although the primer has some good qualities, there are a lot of things I dislike about it. Firstly, if you apply even a tiny bit too much, it will make your skin feel slippery and oily; foundation will just slide right off your face. And even though it does blur pores a little bit, it does not "erase" them at all. Secondly, as a lot of other beauty bloggers mention, this is not a dupe for Benefit's The Porefessional because it does not fill in pores, just sort create a think veil over them. Of course you can't expect the same results when this costs much less than The Porefessional, but it would have been amazing it was a dupe.