During the month of October I rediscovered Maybelline’s Baby Skin and decided to to a rediscovery and appreciation post. This product has been around for a few years now and with so many products have come out since that I think it’s time to give this little tube some love. After all, it is the only primer I have ever cared for.
To reiterate, the Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser came out about three years ago that I remember. I found it online when it was only available in southeastern Asia or something like that and was incredibly bummed I couldn’t pick it up at Target. When it did arrive at Target I swooped in like a hawk.
The packaging is a small aqua colored squeeze tube, pretty standard, and contains 20ml of product. Current retail price is $3.79 on Target’s website. I like that it is a squeeze tube and not a pump because you can control how much product comes out.
Before I continue, I am very aware that this is a love-it or hate-it product. Some people love it, some people hate it, I’m somewhere in the middle, and I think the application has something to do with that.
The product itself is a clear gel, it is a thick-ish, silicone-y primer as seen on my top finger. I tried to put some on my middle finger to show the consistency once it is spread out, I think you can kind of see it. Nothing on my bottom finger haha. Some notes:
- This is not an all over primer, this is a pore filler and should only be used in spots with visible pores.
- This primer needs to be tapped on, even pressed into those porous areas. Not just swiped and blended on.
- Portion control is key. You don’t need a ton of product. In fact the dot shown on my finger above is a little more than enough for my cheeks and my forehead.
I think these are three reasons why some people hate this product or “can’t get the hang of it.” I was one of them. Some days it worked and some days I thought it was a waste of money. Knowing what I know now, I am back in love with it and the way it smoothes my pores and, when I don’t use too much product, the way it controls oil and shine. Since I started using this again I have reached less for blotting papers or translucent powder throughout the day. True story.
Some people say it’s a dupe for Benefit’s Porefessional. I’ve used both but I can’t tell you if it is or isn’t. I can tell you that it works great for, most of the time, and if you’re looking for a drugstore pore eraser you may want to give this a try.
What have you rediscovered lately?
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