As you may have seen on previous posts, I’ve tried various primers recently, including most recently the L’Oreal Studio Secrets Smoothing Resurfacing Primer, which was a total nightmare and waste of money.
I’ve heard some good and some bad things about the Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser, but thought that for £7.99, available here, I thought it was worth a shot. Nothing after all, could be more annoying than the L’Oreal primer that I bought for £14.29 and regretted after just a couple uses.
This is the first of Maybelline’s ‘Baby’ products that I’ve tried. Unlike most beauty bloggers (I think), I seem to be one of the few that hasn’t succomed to the Baby Lips lipsalves yet. But there’s still time! So I was quite excited to see what I thought of this primer.
What Maybelline Say
‘Bye bye pores! One second away from smooth, poreless skin. Insta-blur technology visbly smooths pores away. Can be worn alone or under makeup.’
Maybelline say that you can either apply a thin layer to the whole face under foundation for a smooth-looking finish, or apply to just to the areas of the face with particularly visible pores.
First impressions are that I love the packaging. Like the Baby Lips lipsalves, the packaging is bright and fun; in it’s duck egg blue tube with bright pink writing. My favourite! Admittedly, this kind of design doesn’t make the product look particularly high-end, but if you’re not someone to worry about such things, like me, I think it’s kinda cool!
So I instantly like that this primer comes in a tube, instead of a pot; as they are just a nightmare to get product out of. At least with a tube, you can squeeze til your hearts content and get most of the product out. Especially if you store upright.
Because I like a smooth makeup application, I squeeze out a good pea sized amount of the cloudy/clear primer (see photo above) and smooth over the whole face and down onto my neck. I feel that this gives me the best even foundation coverage.
So What Do I Think?
My biggest visible pores are across my forehead and my cheeks and I have to say that although they weren’t erased completely, the ones across my forehead especially do appear to be less visible. The skin as a whole looks more even. Then when I apply my foundation on top, the primer does seem to provide a smoother, more even finish.
In respect to consistency, appearance, texture and overall finish, it is very similar to GOSH Foundation Primer, which I’ve used for a couple of years. GOSH’s primer comes in a 30ml pump for £7.99 and this Maybelline Baby Skin Primer comes in a 22ml tube for the same price. So honestly, for value for money, I would probably pick the GOSH primer over this one. Plus, with the GOSH pump, you get the very last amount out of the tube, as it pumps until it is completley empty.
Overall however, I am really pleased that I tried this. Some of the reviews I’ve read have said that people’s skin has broken out after using it and whilst this hasn’t happened to me, I can’t help but think that their experience is likely to trying a new product. For me, I think it’s a good buy and worth a go.
Have you tried this or the Baby Lips products from Maybelline yet?
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