Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Lightweight Primer, £7.99
I’m a Mummy of three under 6 which does not leave a lot of time for messing about with make up. However, as I get a little older (when did that happen?) and a lot more tired (night feeds) I know I look better with a little makeup help.
And I enjoy it. It’s a few moments of me time in 23 hours and 55 minutes of them time.
When I saw Maybelline’s new product in Boots I thought I would give it a go for two reasons. The first, it was relatively inexpensive (especially as I used my Boots points) and secondly, I liked the idea of having the pores on and around my nose erased.
So did it work?
It did – to a certain extent. It did not erase the appearance of my pores, but it certainly did reduce the appearance of them once I had my tinted moisturiser on. (See photos below.) I was actually surprised as I was slightly cynical about its claims. I think you need to not skimp on the product application. On my nose where I had applied it most generously is where the effects were most noticeable.
What did it do?
After applying I could feel the product laying on my skin. It did not feel uncomfortable at all and was in no way greasy. In fact it felt velvety soft. (Baby Skin is a primer so I would expect it to form a barrier between skin and makeup). I have very dry skin and it did not exacerbate this at all. It made my skin feel incredibly soft and smooth and went some way to disguising any dry skin. I kept touching my face, it felt so nice.
My makeup also went on more smoothly and I noticed that I did get a longer wear time out of my tinted moisturiser. As it is marketed as a primer I also used it on my eyelids and found my shadow was more vibrant and lasted longer.
How long did the effects last?
I applied Baby Skin to my face and did not put on any makeup so that I could see how long i could feel it on my skin. I felt the product for about 20 minutes. After that it seemed to be absorbed by my skin. My skin still felt soft however.
I probably wouldn’t bother with it everyday as the effects were not ‘wow’ enough. But if I had a special occasion I would probably use some to help with makeup longevity and also to give a pore blurring effect.
Don’t forget to enjoy your day.