Thursday, March 20, 2014

Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Review

Welcome back Lovelies! Today I'm going to be talking to you about the new Maybelline Pore Eraser which retails between about $6 and $7 anywhere Maybelline is sold. There is a lot of hype about this product and a lot of questions on whether or not it makes pores appear smaller, if it prolongs the wear of foundation, if it compares to higher end primers etc. So, hopefully I can help answer some of them!

I hear this primer being often compared with the Benefit POREfessional however, I actually find this to be very similar to the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer for a few reasons. The first being the texture and appearance of the products. Both are a clear, thick, almost gel-like texture with the Maybelline one being slightly more "slick" or "greasy" feeling. I also find the application and effects of these two to be comparable. They both do a great job at giving the face a very smooth, soft canvas for easier foundation application.

Maybelline Baby Skin

Smashbox Photo Ready
However, there are a few things that I would be cautious of when it comes to choosing the Maybelline primer. It does have a greasy feel to it as I mentioned earlier and I'm sure some people won't like the feel of this on their skin. Because of this, I do find that this primer does not make my foundation last any longer than it would without a primer. That being said, I don't find that it makes me more oily than normal.

Maybelline Baby Skin
As for the "pore erasing" aspect of this primer, I think it does an OK job. If a lot of product is applied in a concentrated area, it can diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. To demonstrate this, I applied a thick layer of this primer over the tip of my finger to show that it blurred the very fine lines.

Before Maybelline Baby Skin

After Maybelline Baby Skin

In conclusion, this primer is a good, affordable way to get a smooth base for applying foundation. If applied carefully, it can slightly lessen the appearance of pores and fine lines, however, it does not prolong the wear of foundation and I do prefer the Benefit POREfessional and Smashbox Photo Finish to this.

Thanks for reading! Leave any questions down below! :)


  1. Nice blog. Thank you for sending me link during bbloggers chat.
    Adela x

  2. thanks for the review. I have used the Smashbox primer but don't really want to pay the pricey tag. Will have to check this out.

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  3. Great post, i saw this the other day and nearly bought it but wasn't sure whether it would be matte enough on my oily skin.

    1. Thank you! I don't think it will prevent you from getting oily but I also don't think it will cause you to be more oily than normal, at least that is what I experienced with this :)


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