Unlike it’s counterpart, this primer dispenses in a transparent, gel-like fluid. To say the texture is bizarre is an understatement- upon skin contact it quickly transforms and disappears into an almost powdery veil. After trying to use a brush, I found it’s best rubbed in with the fingers as this deceptive consistency makes it easy to over-apply. The skin immediately feels lusciously silky and hydrated, and makes the application of foundation a breeze. I definitely noticed a difference in the staying power of my make up after 10 hour wear. I’m always sceptical of products claiming to irradiate pores as, scientifically, we know this is impossible. Whilst I can’t say I noticed any difference in pore size, this is a fantastic everyday, inexpensive primer to add to your kit that really works.
Review: Maybelline Baby Skin Primers
Primers are one of those products that slip a little beneath the cracks when piecing together your everyday collection. If you’re like me and weren’t well versed in the benefits of primers, testing the concept with high-street brands is a great option before forking out for their expensive counterparts. On my recent trip to the UK I spotted this offering from Maybelline, and snapped up 2 of the primers from their Baby Skin range for the cool price of £7.99.
Baby Skin Instant Fatigue Blur in ‘Warm Apricot’
Maybelline describes this primer as a ‘water-based blurring complex’ that ‘hydrates, refreshes and smooths the appearance of skin for a perfect finish with or without foundation’. I chose the peach-toned ‘Warm Apricot’, though it is available in ‘Cool Rose’ for all you pink ladies. This primer is much like a moisturiser in consistency, and I used about the size of a 5cent/p coin for half my face. As a sufferer of sallow circles and patchy skin tone, I was really interested to see how this product would even my complexion without foundation. To my disappointment, it really didn’t look any different to the normal side of my face. After applying foundation in the hopes this would amplify the results, I still didn’t notice any immediate change. I wore make up for 10 hours and can’t say it improved the staying power of my make up at all. Unfortunately, given I have a moisturiser for the purpose of hydration, I don’t see the value in incorporating this product into my routine.
Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser