Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Review

 Maybelline's Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser has been teasing me from abroad for a couple of years now, and I'm so happy that its finally available here in the States. Maybelline says their Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser's "transparent gel formula" features "insta-blur technology" that "visibly smooths pores away." This drugstore face primer contains 20ml (.67 fl oz) and retails for between $6-9. Unfortunately, Maybelline products are not cruelty free. This primer was made in the USA.

 Maybelline's Baby Skin Primer comes in a light blue squeeze tube. The product name is written in bright, playful pink letters on the front of the tube. Application tips can be found on the back of the tube. Removing the twist off cap shows a wide opening for dispensing this primer. Its quite easy to squeeze out too much product - the lightest squeeze produces a decent sized glob of primer.
 Maybelline's Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser is a little thicker in consistency than comparable primers like Tarte's Clean Slate Poreless, Bare Minerals Prime Time, and Smashbox Photo Finish. Honestly, its more similar in texture to Benefit's The Porefessional. This clear, thick primer smoothes over the skin, instantly masking pores and fine lines. This primer helps liquid and powder face products apply smoothly. A layer of foundation further masks pores, giving an almost flawless appearance to the skin. I don't think any primer has quite literally 'erased' my pores the way Maybelline's Baby Skin does. However, I dislike the way this primer feels on the skin - its kinda heavy and remains greasy-feeling to touch all day long. Baby Skin doesn't seem to impact the longevity of my makeup in either way. Just like most silicone based primers, Maybelline's Baby Skin causes a couple blocked pores and little pimples here and there, despite it's claim to be non-comedogenic.
I like Maybelline's Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer! Its very effecting for concealing small imperfections in skin texture. I've seen it be compared to, or even called a mix of The Porefessional and Photo Finish, but to me its more a mix of The Porefesional and Bare Minerals Prime Time. I do not recommend this face primer if you're very oily or acne prone, but otherwise Baby Skin is totally worth trying! I like Maybelline's primer better than most of the high end ones I've tried, so for about $7, I'll most likely repurchase! 

Water, Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Stearyl Heptanoate, Caprylyl Glycol, Silica Silylate, Propylene Glycol, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Bitter Cherry Extract

May Contain: 
Red 30, Iron Oxides