Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Lightweight Primer

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Maybelline Baby Skin Primer £7.99 for “smooth, pore less looking skin”
available from Boots and Superdrug

Last Summer the beauty world went wild as we welcomed the US cult product, Maybelline Baby Lips, onto our shores and into our makeup aisles. Following the huge success of these cute-coloured, fruity-flavoured lip balms, it was only a matter of time before there would be another addition to the Maybelline “baby” family. This latest release comes in the form of a pore-minimising primer to prep the skin before foundation for a smooth, even application.

Maybelline’s Baby Skin Primer is a clear, gel-like formula and provides a matte finish to the skin whilst keeping shine at bay and giving you a smooth surface to apply your foundation on to. You simply need to apply a small amount over cleansed skin with your fingertips and then continue with your favourite liquid or cream foundation. The gel primer sits on your skin creating a surreal, smooth-feeling finish and means your base product will glide over the top and avoid sitting obviously in your pores or fine lines. As a silicone-based primer, this product may not be everyone’s cup of tea but I personally don’t mind it and think it does the job nicely. It is very similar in texture and finish to Benefit’s POREfessional primer and Smashbox’s Photo Finish primer but for considerably less pennies. Benefit POREfessional will always be one of my favourite primers as it is tinted as well so corrects your skin before your foundation and can be worn alone but the Maybelline Baby Skin Primer is definitely a close contender and keeps my makeup looking matte and fresh for hours.

Have you tried this new primer?

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42 Comments

  1. 13th January 2014 / 10:32 pm

    I love porefessional by benefit! Definitely tempted to give this little offering a try. Great post πŸ™‚ xx

    Eleri Roberts

  2. 13th January 2014 / 10:39 pm

    Cant wait to try this!

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  3. 13th January 2014 / 10:48 pm

    I really want to try this I love the Benefit POREproffesional so would be great to find a similar product that doesn't cost quite as much.
    Thanks for sharing
    emmalouisedreams.blogspot.co.uk

  4. 14th January 2014 / 12:06 am

    I am definitely getting tempted to try this! πŸ™‚

    Emily / Glittery Teacups

  5. 14th January 2014 / 12:25 am

    Hmm..I was thinking about getting the POREfessional but I will probably try this first! πŸ™‚

  6. 14th January 2014 / 12:42 am

    I love it that good quality primers are finally making their way into our high street with a price tag to match! I will definitely be trying this one out, sounds like it does a good job! xx

    http://ferdies-place.blogspot.co.uk/

  7. 14th January 2014 / 12:49 am

    I have never really used a primer before because I can never be bothered to layer on an extra product. This sounds like something I might consider trying though just because it's affordable and I'm curious to see how well it would work on my skin compared to the higher end products.
    xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

  8. 14th January 2014 / 12:53 am

    I'd love to try this primer out… I hope it will come to my country soon. πŸ˜€

  9. 14th January 2014 / 1:25 am

    This Primer sounds awesome! I will have to give it a try! Your skin looks amazing in the pic! Love your necklace too!
    Sophie Jenner

  10. 14th January 2014 / 2:30 am

    I like the sounds of this. Great price too!

    Katie | and-katie.com

  11. 14th January 2014 / 8:01 am

    I love the Porefessional so definitely want to try this as a budget alternative. x

  12. 14th January 2014 / 8:16 am

    Would love to try this! Looks fab xxx berrie-blogs.blogspot.com

  13. 14th January 2014 / 8:26 am

    I cannot wait to give this ago!

    I have been lusting after it for a long time, as it was realeased in other countries ages ago!

    Its a shame the UK are always one of the last to recieve new releases

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  14. 14th January 2014 / 10:44 am

    cant wait to try this πŸ™‚

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  15. 14th January 2014 / 3:48 pm

    I want to try this so much, looks amazing!x

  16. 14th January 2014 / 4:50 pm

    I've got the Porefessional but I am definitely up for trying this when I'm running out, I much prefer the price of this! Xxx

  17. 14th January 2014 / 8:37 pm

    Some people think this is as good as pore professional so may have to give it a go.

    Fiorefashion.blogspot.co.uk

  18. 14th January 2014 / 10:49 pm

    Hoping this will be as good as porefessional, need a cheaper dupe!

  19. 15th January 2014 / 2:32 am

    Thanks for sharing, very informative post. This sounds really fab and I love that it's so budget-friendly :)x

    The Belle Narrative

  20. 15th January 2014 / 12:04 pm

    It's nice to hear that it's similar to Benefit's POREfessional primer, a much cheaper alternative! πŸ™‚ x

    Girlintheblackhat

  21. 15th January 2014 / 6:53 pm

    I have purchased this and I love it, it really does the job and my make up stays on all day. I think it is a very good primer especially for the price and I love how compact it is.

    http://www.amy-paige.blogspot.co.uk

  22. 16th January 2014 / 7:52 pm

    I literally cannot wait to get my paws on this it's constantly sold out where I live!! Your skin looks fab though and I'm sooo excited to try this xoxo

  23. 17th January 2014 / 5:33 pm

    I have tried this primer and i do have mixed reviews about it. I love the smooth finish it gives my skin but don't think it keeps my make up for much longer.

    P.xx
    GreyWalls

  24. 19th January 2014 / 8:37 am

    Thanks for the info!..:) I'll buy & try this one! I hope it is not so expensive like Loreal..:(

  25. 25th January 2014 / 7:19 pm

    I bought this product when in japan a year ago. I loved the packaging and bought it (along with a ton of other stuff) from a little pharmacy in Tokyo.

    I really like this product, my skin feels smoother and foundation applies so much easier when I use it. Really pleased I can get it in the UK now!

  26. 30th January 2014 / 5:19 pm

    I'll definitely keep an eye out for this next time I'm in Boots. I'm in dire need of a new budget primer!

    http://www.darbx.co.uk

    xx