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?