Thursday, February 20, 2014

Review: Maybelline Baby Instant Skin Pore Eraser

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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.
Wear (comfort):
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. 
Wear (time):
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:

The Good: 
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.

The Bad: 
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. 

 This isn't the worst primer ever, but it does not do what it claims. It will not instantly erase your pores (not that any product really could anyways), so don't get your hopes up. It will work better for some people, but I guess I am not one of those people. Personally, I think this product is over-hyped and that it doesn't really work that well. Would I recommend it? No not really. But will I still continue to use it? Yes, I have a tube of it so I might as well use it.



  1. wow grt result thanks for sharing love your review <3 :)

  2. Thanks for the review! I think it is not actually too bad for $5-7!

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    1. I think it depends on what you are looking for. If you want something decent that is really inexpensive, then this will be great. But a lot of people want something that works really good no matter the price. This is a really great option if you want to go for the inexpensive primer :D

  3. I didnt like it - i think people are so split down the middle with this one!!

    I think i expected a porefessional dupe tho!!

    1. I agree. I think it can go both ways. For me, unfortunately, it went towards the side of the dislikes!

  4. thank you for your help. i was debating to buy it or not!

  5. i feel the same as you. i'm just using mine up on days where i don't need to go anywhere special

  6. Great review! I think I have to pass on this one. Though its affordable I still want good action on my skin.

    1. Agreed. It is not bad, but I would prefer a primer that did more for my skin.

  7. too bad.. i was hoping it will be good :)

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  9. At first I thought it is a product similar with Benefit Porefessional
    but it seem not after reading yours
    but I would like to try it at counter as really dun know Maybelline comes up with such product
    thanks for sharing
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    Please, let me know! ;)
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  10. Super helpful review- we don't have it here in Greece yet but I know we're all going to go nuts when we do because Maybelline is such a popular brand over's a shame it was disappointing, that packaging really does sucker you in!

  11. I already love my DHC Velvet Skin primer, but ahhhhh the packaging on this is so cute like mentioned. Every time I see it, I want it hahaha.

  12. I had high hopes for this stuff because I'd heard so many good things about it, but I've also noticed that using too much completely kills longevity! It's the first primer like this I have tried, though. I do prefer the price of it!


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