Saturday, 22 February 2014

Maybelline Baby Skin: Instant Pore Eraser

 After Maybelline baby lips lipbalms being such a massive hit, I was really excited to seea new product release in the 'baby' line! Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser (a.k.a primer) from Maybelline was released earlier this year and is one of few drugstore or high street concealers, so I was eager to try it out. As far as primers go - I have dabbled in a few drugstore concealers such as MUA and Elf, but only ever loved one primer and that was Benefit's the porefessional primer. Baby skin retails at just £7.99 for 22ml which is an affordable price and readily available in highstreet stores. 

baby skin primer by maybelline swatched blended out

The primer is silicone based, which is something I personally look for in a primer. It's obviously not going to be for everyone, if you are someone who prefers a light, moisturising primer then you probably wouldn't go for this one. In texture it is smooth, clear and gel like which is easy to blend into the skin and gives a soft, velvet like finish. It is designed to reduce large pores, fill gaps and smooth the skins appearance. As you can see in the swatches above, once blended into the skin it appears smooth and even - so this could be worn alone to enhance natural skin. Worn under makeup it can help prolong wear and give a smooth even base - I like to use this for times when I need my makeup to last as I have quite oily skin anyway. It does make some difference to the appearance of pores and reminds me very much of the porefessional from benefit - only without the slight colour tint. 

Overall, I am thoroughly impressed with this product. There really isn't much in the way of drugstore primers in the UK - especially silicone based primers, so for me this has been an excellent find and I'm glad to add it to my collection. Have you tried this? How did you get on with it? 


  1. It's good you like this primer - I've seen quite a lot of negative reviews about it, so am a bit unsure myself about whether to give it a go. It's good to have a drugstore primer available though

    Claire x

  2. I like this too and it is for its price really good value for money I think x