1.10.2014

Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Review

Hello! for those new to my blog, welcome.. I am new to the whole blogging scene and if you want to find out more about me just visit my about me page. Now on to the reason you are here, my review on the Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser, I purchased this product from Boot's at a reasonable £7.99 as the buzz in the beauty blogging world was rife with people mentioning this product as a dupe for the Benefit Porefessional (priced at a hefty £24.50) I have never purchased a full size Benefit Porefessional solely because of the price I could not justify paying that much money! However I have used sample sizes time and time again and I did like the formulation of the Porefessional and it did the job perfectly.




The Baby Skin like the Porefessional is a silicone based formula that is said to erase pores and give flawless looking skin, that for me it kind of did.. However I do feel like the word "Erase" is a bold statement to make, I felt like it did more blurring than anything else.. When I applied my foundation over the Baby Skin (I use the MAC pro longwear) it did feel like my make-up was slightly sliding around my face and my liquid eyeliner was slightly harder to apply than normal as it did separate and took me a few attempts to get my winged eyeliner how I wanted it, I do struggle with oily skin especially in my t-zone and by the end of the day when I had finished work I was like a grease ball, so if like me you suffer from oily skin I would definitely suggest using a powder to set your make-up to prevent oil breaking through during the day.




In my personal opinion I would not say the Baby Skin is a dupe for the Porefessional, the Porefessional definitely made my skin more matte which is a lot better for me to work with when it comes to applying my make-up and it keeps my oil at bay throughout the day. Did the Baby Skin erase my pores and make my skin more flawless looking? No, I would say it blurred my pores making them less noticeable and my skin looked relatively smooth but not really any different from normal, it is a great start out primer for people who aren't wanting to fork out the money for the porefessional (like me) and for the price who can argue that! It is also fragrance free so people with more sensitive skin could definitely try this out.
The Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser is currently available in the UK online at Boots.