Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser Review with Pictures

Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser
Price: 299 pesos
Weight: 22 ml.
Availability: Maybelline Counters in Departments stores of malls and Watsons

On contact, translucent gel melts on skin and instantly erases pores, lines and creases. Skin is instantly transformed into a perfect smooth canvass.  All day - Skin is shine free, even and  baby smooth. No Burden to Skin. Guaranteed. The secret? Cherry extracts known for their antioxidant properties.
 I know you kept all of you hanging with a mere preview of this product a few weeks ago. I needed ample time in road testing it. The odds are perfectly on my favor during the road test because the best way to test how good a primer is - is using it on a scorching hot day. Trust me, I have tested it inside an airconditioned room and even outside the office premises and my house. 

Ok, let me start by saying that I have used three four (I forgot about the Revlon one) face primers in my life - ELF mineral infused face primer which I abolutely love, Revlon Photoready Primer which I am not gung ho about, and two high end products - Tarte Clean Slate 12 hr perfecting primer and the Benefit Porefessional. Maybelline is the cheapest out of all I have ever tried. Initially, the title itself claims that this is for erasing the pores. First thing that came up in my mind - Ahh liliit lang ang pores ko dito.  (Ahhh, The appearance of my pores will just be minimized).  When I tested the product and saw that it came in a clear gel form like my previous primers, I instantly went through the ingredients and found silica as one of its prime ingredients. That's enough proof for me to buy it because my previous primers have silica in them.   I experienced no break outs using silicone based primers and even prolonged the longevity of my makeup. 
The packaging reminds me a lot of the Etude House Pore Eraser. I think this is one of the most fun packaging Maybelline has ever come up with. 
I  use more than a pea size amount of this primer for my entire  face.

Here is the before and after shot  of my face zoomed in so you can see my pores saying hello world!!
Without primer
Notice my dry flaky patches and facial hairs? Macro shot at its finest.
With Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser

Can you see the difference? Well, the difference is not really significant to the point that my pores went invisible. That would be utter exaggeration if I tell you that my pores suddenly disappeared!  You can see that it did minimized the appearance of my pores. It blurred the dry patches of my skin like magic. This picture evidently show that my skin got smoother.

This primer, upon application, smoothens the hell out of my dry flaky skin. It created a very smooth and velvety texture better than Benefit, Tarte and ELF. I did not notice this much difference using my previous primers. This primer creates a flawless canvass for foundation application. Using this primer has made foundation application easier because it lessens patchy or streaky foundation. Blending suddenly becomes easy as 1-2-3.  My face feels so soft and supple after use. I tested this for four consecutive days and it did not cause me any break outs. (Take note: I easily break out using new products because I have sensitive skin). However, I do not recommend this for everyday use because it can definitely clog your pores. Let your skin breathe. This product does not have a scent and it really feels lightweight. 

Can it prolong makeup wear? Scroll down to find out!

My freshly painted fez! 
Izoom in na yan!
My face with no sign or oilies and creasing. Ohh except for my concealer, Artdeco Camouflage Concealer sits on the fine lines terribly.
After 9 hours of no retouching. I am a touch up freak so preventing myself from touching up was the hardest part of this road test. haha I commuted through public transportation, went inside the mall and walk under the sun. 
My face is not as fresh as the before photo. However, you can definitely see that my concealer is still intact but with minimal fading. My nose and my tzone are a bit oily but nothing close to being a greaseball. The redness of my pimple on my chin is showing because I touched it countless of times but unintentionally (kuno hehe, I was feeling my aching zit that was really big you know) throughout the day. My blush can hardly be seen but still there. I also have red patches on my forehead due to psoriasis but you can see that it is still covered. I think that it somehow prolonged the longevity of my makeup but nothing like the Tart Clean Slate Primer (this one does lengthen the staying power of makeup like magic). However, it did prolonged my concealer so I think it is good enough because my undereye concealer always fades after 3-4 hrs.  It kept my oilies at bay fairly well especially on my tzone area (my problem area during hot days). But please do not expect it to keep your face matte throughout the day. It will not do that at all. If you are looking for this effect, try using silicone based powders instead.
What I love about this primer:
  • The price of this product is the no. 1 factor that triggered me in buying this primer. Probably this is the cheapest primer in the local market (Philippines). 
  • It smooths out the surface of my face leaving it with a dreamy and velvety finish.
  • No scent.
  • It does not highlight the dry areas of my skin even those with psoriasis.
  • It did not break me out.
  • Somehow controlled my oilies.
  • It kept my concealer intact for 9 hours but obviously with creasing and minimal fading.
  • It makes foundation application easier.
  • Minimizes the appearance of my pores.
What I dislike about this primer:
  • I wish Maybelline will work more on the formula especially on oil control. I bet it can not prolong the foundation on very oily gals (I maybe wrong on this one, this just my opinion).
Well, that's it! I seriously recommend this to all of my readers. For 299 pesos, I think this is a good primer. If you are looking for a product that can minimize the appearance of your pores, this one is what you are looking for.

Have you tried this product?
Share your experience pls!!
Have a blessed day to all!

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  1. Which is better? This one or the elf primer? :)

    1. If my recollection serves me right, i live the elf more. I might buy the elf and do a comparative review ;)

  2. Not bad... I wonder which one's cheaper by the ml (this vs ELF, forgot how much ELF is).

    Your pores may not have disappeared completely but there was significant diffusion. And since you have a super good macro camera, that probably looks more diffused in person. Great review, I'll check this out when I run out of ELF eye primer (baka pwede tong maybelline pangsubstitute for priming my undereye.)

    1. Mas maganda ata yung elf kasi yungstaying power ng mok ap mas tumagal talaga ;))) feeling ko mas konti din yung elf ewan ko ahh..kasi i remeber ang bilis ko yun naubos as in

  3. awesome review! I'll skip this lang, I've seen it reviewed a couple of times but yours is more in depth. I think it's an okay product considering the price. It's something I'd recommend to those who are just starting with makeup. Random Beauty by Hollie

    1. thanks Hollie for always visiting my blog! ;)

  4. Thanks for this review! I think I'll check it out when my primer runs out.

  5. I'll get this one asap!!!



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  6. i'll surely get this one because of your review. :) Just in time when i need a substitute for my etude primer. Thanks!


  7. does this look nice in flash photography? :)

    1. yes.. ;) 6th, 7th and 8th photo were all taken with flash. ;)

  8. Hmmm, I was thinking of buying this product but now I'm thinking of buying ELF instead. I have oily skin you see. Thanks for doing this review.

  9. this reminds me of Marykay Face PRimer =)

  10. Very useful review! I saw it in Watsons last week and I'm planning to buy one :)

  11. I love how it reduces the pore visibility. For 299 it's a bit expensive for a 22 ml tube. But I will definitely try this. Thank you for this review :)

  12. You were right, this product's really bad for oily skin. Great, detailed review!


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