Last year Maybelline Baby Skin was a big deal and I resisted buying them until back in January and they were on offer and I thought I’d finally give them a go. I picked up two of the baby skin products the Instant Pore Eraser and Instant Fatigue Blur so carry on reading if you want to know more.
First up is the Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser :
Maybelline Baby Skin provides a matte finish and leaves the skin fresh, soft and protected. The gel texture in Baby Skin instantly helps to vanish pores and makes the skin feel light.
It avoids a shine on the skin and makes the skin feel soft.
Bye bye pores!
The Instant Pore Eraser is a silicon based primer which is meant to smooth and erase pores and can be worn under make up and on its own. I will first consider it completely on its own, I applied a thing layer over my worst effected areas such as my nose and cheeks. I have to say I didn’t notice much of a difference a slight blur if that but that might be more because I really wanted it to rather than it actually doing something.
Under make up however, it is a slightly happier ending. So I put it under make up in similar areas as I said previously such as my nose and cheeks as well as my forehead as that’s where my make up tends to come off first throughout the day. My make up applied somewhat smoother and though a day of study with exams and revision sessions from 8am to 5pm my make up stayed perfect in place. I wouldn’t say its a pore eraser but it does help make up stay in place, the only problem is the bottle is fairly small for the price although a little does go a long way. Overall its an okay product but it doesn’t have that wow factor and I think I’m unlikely to repurchase as I’m going to try other products on the market.
The recommended retail price for Maybelline New York New Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser is £7.99 and is available at a wide variety of shops such as Boots and Superdrug.
I also tried out the Maybelline New York New Baby Skin Instant Fatigue Blur:
Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Fatigue Blur Primer. This water-based blurring complex hydrates, refreshes and smooths the appearance of skin for a perfect finish – with or without foundation.
This is available in both Rose and Apricot, as rose was all that was in the shops when I went in. The first thing you’ll notice even before you apply it is the smell that has a tinge of alcohol and is just generally unpleasant looking as it sinks in the smell starts to disappear as it soaks into the skin. Now to start with how it works on this skin, you are meant to be able to wear this on its own but I honestly wouldn’t it adds nothing to your look and improves nothing I do not look any more awake or radiant. Under make up it also adds nothing but my make up did last all day. Another few things it has in its favour is that it applies smoothly and easily and it does moisturise the skin.
The main thing that rose is meant to brighten fair to medium skin tones, so maybe if you want true fatigue blur you might be better off with the apricot one as that is the best colour for counteracting dark circles. Saying that this is advertised as fatigue blur a saviour for the tired student and yet it does very little.
The recommended retail price for Maybelline New York New Baby Skin Instant Fatigue Blur in Cool Rose is £7.99 and is available from shops such as Boots and Superdrug.
So would I repurchase any of these? I may consider repurchasing the Instant Pore Eraser yet there are many more primers on the market and their is probably better out there, on the other hand I would never repurchase the Instant Fatigue Blur as it does nothing. I’m looking forward to trying out Rimmel’s Fix and Perfect Primer as recommended to me by Clare from Clare’s Beauty, if you have any further suggestions let me know in the comments below.