Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Maybelline Baby Skin


I'm incredibly late to the party with this one. I'm never one to give in to blogger hype, and this was one of those products I didn't really give any attention to. However, after trying, and hating, the Rimmel Stay Matte primer (I didn't even review it!) I decided I needed a new primer. I had a tester of the Benefit Porefessional but there is just no way I was paying £25 for a primer, no matter how good of a job it did! So, after reading that the Maybelline Baby Skin was a dupe for the Porefessional, I eventually gave in and bought it.

First off, let's talk packaging. To be totally honest I'm pretty indifferent about it. One half of me feels like it looks very childish with the large pink writing, (but hey, I guess it is called Baby Skin), and the other half loves the cuteness... I'm probably just being boring though! What I do like, however, is the pointed nozzle tip. I just think it's so much nicer than a pump. I feel like it's more hygienic and that I get the perfect amount of product - no waste!

The product itself is a little hit-and-miss in my opinion. In no way is this a dupe for the Porefessional as it has absolutely no pore-erasing properties what-so-ever, despite Maybelline claming that it's a "pore-eraser" and that you'll have "poreless looking skin". If you're looking for some pore-control, you won't find it here I'm afraid!
What I do like, is that it creates a gorgeously smooth and silky base to apply your makeup. It allows me to blend in my extremely creamy coloured concealers without them awkwardly sticking to my face, and my makeup does of course stay in place all day. 
0/10 for pore-erasing, 10/10 for creating a lovely base.

All in all, it's an okay product. Like I said, if you're looking for a Porefessional dupe or a pore-erasing primer, you're going to have to keep looking. If pores don't bother you, then this is a good drugstore primer and I would recommend. Personally, I would like a primer that reduces the appearance of my pores, but to be honest, I can look past that as this does create my perfect base.

Can be bought here, £7.99

I'd love to hear your opinions on this product!

Ellie x


  1. Ive never tried this..but you are definitely right in saying its hard to find a primer /pore minimiser that really works!! im still searching.

    Hopefully we will find the perfecy primer that will magically work how we want it to :)

    Great honest post!

    Be You

    1. It is ridiculously hard! I do like the Benefit Porefessional but I'm just not in a position to pay £25 for one product :( maybe one day eh! Thank you so much :) xx

  2. So many people are torn this one, I'm worried to try in case it breaks me out. The Body Shop instablur ruined my skin now i'm scared off all primers

    over on my blog i am having a real techniques, ysl and barry m giveaway



    1. I have heard that it has broken some people out, I personally haven't had a problem with it - but everyone is different. Ah shame to hear about the Body Shop primer, I'm not surprised that you've been put off! :( xx

  3. I agree, it's in no way a dupe to Porefessional. I don't think they're similar at all. This one just doesn't help my skin in any way and it's too slide-y. There's a Boots' no7 primer that I'd say's closer to Porefessional that I'm trying out :) x

    1. Neither do I, I have no idea why they were compared! Ooh that's interesting, I may have a look at No7 then! Thank you :) x


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