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Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Maybelline Baby Skin Primer Review

After all the hype about the Maybelline Baby Lips, the Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser* was a much anticipated sidekick! I'm not usually one for following the hype and so didn't give it much thought until now.

After hearing so much about this being a potential Benefit porefessional dupe (which I didn't get on with) I didn't have the highest expectations for this but I wanted to see how it pared up.

Primers aren't something I wear on a daily basis and so a wedding was the perfect time to try this out, weddings are also the times when I tend to go the most out with my makeup! The product comes in a small tube with a screw top that's great for keeping the product fresh.

The product itself is extremely siliconey and that's when I realised it's actually very similar to Smashbox's Photo Finish Primer that I was received a sample of. They both have the same transparent formula and blend into the skin effortlessly leaving it velvety soft.

It claims to leave pores instantly erased for smooth-looking skin. Now I don't have the biggest pores but I do have a few around my nose. It did not instantly erase them, I could still see them a bit but it did blur them out so overall my skin did look smoother in comparison.

As I've probably mentioned numerous times before my skin is more on the dry side and so I look for a primer that will help my makeup stay on for longer and smooth over any dry patches. The Maybelline Instant Pore Eraser did tick those boxes for me, my makeup lasted till the evening. This primer might also be great for those of you who have dry skin too, whereas those with oily skin may want to try it out beforehand as you might find it too slippery for you.

Pairing this with a silicone foundation rather than a water based one will also make your base last much longer!


For the price, and the fact that there aren't many silicone primers at the drugstore, I do think this primer is worth it and it's great if you want to give silicone primers a go. You can get it on ebay here for £5.40 or for £7.99 here at Boots included in the 3 for 2.

I was kindly allowed to test this out as part of beauty product testing by ProductTestingUK. You can check them out on twitter here.

 I hope you enjoyed this post! I'd love to hear what you think about silicone primers!

23 comments:

  1. I've heard mixed reviews about this product but I had no idea it had a silicone feel to it which I usually like so I might have to give this a try.
    Beautetude

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    1. So did I, I think it depends on the person's skin type :) It's completely silicone based ;) xx

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  2. I used the benefit porefessional for a while and loved it then one day it sort of just stopped working for me! I have been using a laura mercier one recently but it would be good to get one that is a little cheaper next time (as i'm not convinced they do all that much for my complexion!) so i'll definitely look this one up! :)

    Love Amylou x
    www.amylous.co.uk

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    1. That must be very expensive! Same here, I use them for occasions but I don't bother with them much normally :) xx

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  3. I haven't tried this one but I do have the Smashbox one which I use every now and then. I honestly haven't found a primer that has made me notice a huge difference to how my makeup performs throughout the day yet which is why I tend to even forget that I have them x

    Beauty with charm | TOOFACED GIVEAWAY

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    1. I quite liked the Smashbox one too, it just feels good on my skin! I've noticed that too so I mainly use them as a base under foundation to help it go on smoothly, although I have been tempted by setting sprays too :) xx

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  4. Good review! I'm totally interested in trying this product, although I don't know if it works on sensitive and oily skin :(

    http://maxinepanlilio.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you! I'm not sure how it would be on oily skin either as it's really siliconey so it might slide about too much xx

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  5. I use this everyday and love it, but sometimes I end up putting too much on and it gets a little crumbly does that even make sense? I think it's great for my skin type but I wish it was a little thinner xx

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    1. Yeah I have heard of that happening when you use too much, I think the key is applying small amounts at a time :) xx

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  6. I really wanted to love this but I found it to be too drying xx

    Gemma // Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. Ahh that's a shame it didn't work for you xx

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  7. this product is an "OK" one for me. i might buy it again but am not sure.

    Chie | The Brown Eyed Fox

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    1. Atleast if you try a few different ones out you might find your hg ;) xx

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  8. cool review, gotta check out this product

    xx Sera | STARDUSTBOHEMIAN.COM
    (IG: @TheStardustBohemian)

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  9. Thanks for the review! I personally really like Benefit POREfessional, it works fine for me.

    Alexandra
    Glam O’Clock | Beauty Blog

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    1. Thanks for reading, I've heard quite a lot of people say it works so well for them but I just didn't get on with it :) xx

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  11. Great review :) I've been debating whether or not to get this for awhile now! But since you and a lot of other people said it's good for people with dry skin I think I'll have to get it!:) xx

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  12. Great review, nice to know how new products turn out!

    www.formemag.com
    www.kkathlenn.blogspot.ca
    @formemageditor

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