This is the biggest hyped thing since sliced bread in the 2014 world.
First of all, loads of women are screaming it may be a dupe for its prettier and rich cousin Benefit Porefressional. It's not.
Sure, it slips and slides like silicones. It's kind of powdery and baby-friendly. But I didn't exactly feel like it reaffirmed any love lost between me and primers. As a dry skinned gals I don't really need to prolong wear, shrink pores,etc. I thought this would be a fun little DS gem to myself (for 6 darn bucks...can't beat that.)
I used a tiny blob, focusing on the most "pore" like area (inner cheeks and maybe nose for me) and spreading it thin across the entire face. It made my skin extraordinarily slippery, smooth, and not at all dry. Didn't really notice any lessening of laugh lines. Foundation faded around same time as any day.
So, truth be told, I think this needs to be acknowledged as something dry ladies may like over flakey spots rather than pores!
I would give it 3.5 lippies if I would, I do kinda like it and keep reaching for the cute packaging every day.
I knew this was not a dupe of Benefit Porefessional going in; I was hoping this would be a dupe for Tarte's pore minimizing primer. It has a siliconey texture and is clear with no fragrance. While it does feel nice going on and does blur the appearance of pores, it left my skin feeling slippery, it never really dried. A little goes a long way. However, my foundation broke up after a few hours with this underneath and it surely did not work as a primer. It also broke me out, so I will be getting rid of it. Thank God I only paid $5.99 at Target. I would return it if I hadn't thrown out the packaging! I wouldn't recommend to those with acne-prone skin.
I was fairly pleased with this product. I have the Tarte Poreless Primer as well but I find myself reaching for this one more often. As other reviews have said, it is very silicone based but it makes powder and liquid foundation apply very evenly. I have oily skin and it keeps the foundation on about 8 hours, which I think is good for oily skin. I dot it on my t-zone and smooth it out with a flat foundation brush before I buff liquid or powder on top. I have tried many other primers and I have had success with this product.
i have mixed feelings about this primer. Maybelline had the oppurtunity to make a great drugstore primer finally and i don't think they delivered as much as they could have.
-this definitely is NOT a dupe for benefit porefessional. dont buy this thinking that one will replace the other.
-the texture is kind of greasy, very silicone-y and feels a bit heavy on the skin. you only need a tiny amount or else if you apply too much it feels kind of gross.
-definitely blurred out my pores. lets be clear, it doesn't FILL them the way benefit porefessional does. it uses a different type of technology, it BLURS them, not fills them. Either way I feel like my pores were definitely less noticeable. Does the benefit do a better job? yes, but if you don't have a big problem with pores, the maybelline one might work ok for you.
-i would say its more comparable to loreal's miracle blur.
-i DID NOT have a bad reaction like some people did, I was surprised it didn't break me out cause it did feel like it could be one of those bad reaction products.
-the packaging is ADORABLE. i was very drawn to the cute squeeze tube.
-the price is right, 8 dollars at CVS, you could probably get it even cheaper at Walmart.
-it still isn't widely available. I know a couple people that still havent seen it in stores. It's slowly coming to most drugstores. I also haven't seen it on Maybelline's website.
all in all, I was hoping this would be a cheaper version of the expensive primers out there but it's definitely not. I will finish up what I have left but I don't think I will repurchase again. Kind of a bummer.
Love! I used it on my nose and area right around my nose and it stayed matte all day. I'm usually oily by mid day. I will warn you not to put it on your dry areas. I tried it as a full face primer one day and my face looked very flaky. Just use it on the oily areas.
Twenty minutes into applying this my skin began to painfully itch on the areas in which I applied this. Then after that passed it turned into feeling like my skin was on fire. As soon as I get my inflamed and angry skin to calm down I'm taking it right back to Walgreens. As far as coverage...it actually did a great job at blurring my enlarged pores above my eyebrows but didn't do such a great job along my nose. Very disappointed that this was a painful bomb for me but if not a hit for me it could be a hit for someone else. Won't know unless you try it for yourself.
This product is not worth the hype. It did absolutely nothing for me. I don't have huge pores but I mean they are there, this product did nothing to even slightly mask them, if anything I looked worse with this crap on! Like the previous review I would say this is monistat cream for the face it's watery and glides but doesn't absorb in any way. It feels cheap and to be honest this was $14 canadian dollars here and was so not worth it, a sephora brand primer is around $20 and I'm sure would've been better than this hyped up product.
I rarely give products only one stick but I thought this stuff looked and felt disgusting on my skin. I'm shocked by all the praise--this was like a freaking anti-primer for me!
It wasn't mattifying or drying but neither was it moisturizing; it just kind of coated my skin with an uncomfortable slick kind of barrier that throughout the day, seemed to inflame every pore on top of itching and burning.
I'm not sure I could claim that it accentuated all my flaws (admittedly I have many in the form of shallow acne scars and redness etc) because like I said, it seemed to irritate my skin but I certainly think it's safe to say that it DID NOT HELP cover anything! My liquid mineral makeup glided right over this stuff--it was like it couldn't stick to my face so nothing was covered.
I thought this stuff would have a powdery finish but instead, it gave me a weird ashy colored finish that's hard to describe but it honestly just looked like I had a layer of clear silicone under barely any makeup (not a good look for me).
I've been checking out a drugstore primers lately so when I went to the store I was actually planning on buying Maybelline's Instant Age Rewind "transformer" primer which was out of stock but had similar ingredients to this one--and also more reviews with an even higher rating (might be worth checking out if you're still interested in this one). Either way, I vastly prefer Rimmel's Fix and Perfect Pro primer over this one any day so I think I'll be going back to that ASAP.
I have never seen this in stores, so I found it on Ebay and decided to give it a try! I really liked all the other products in this line, like baby lips, so I expected this to be just as good.
Overall, I was not impressed with it. It felt like I was literally rubbing water or aloe vera gel on my face. My foundation looked the same when I put it on, it didn't really seem to do anything for my pores.
It isn't a terrible product! I mean, it might be good to use as maybe just a moisturizer, or something. But as a primer, it doesn't visibly do much. It soaks right in almost like you didn't put anything on at all.
I don't think I would ever repurchase, I gave it away.
Baby Skin is not a bad primer at all, for being quite an inexpensive one. I love the fact it is a clear, lightweight gel, so after you've moisturised it doesn't make my face feel too heavy or like I've got too much product on the face. It claims to be able to make your skin appear 'smooth and poreless' but to be honest I didn't notice a huge difference to my pores, but I didn't have high expectations as its a cheaper primer. It definitely makes my skin look a little smoother though, and keeps my make up lasting a while longer. I also think the packaging is quite cute, its got the same text at the Baby Lips and it says 'only for adults' at the bottom. I think the only reason I wouldn't repurchase is because there is better out there. But if you are looking for a reasonable primer on a budget then this product is definitely not a bad way to go.