Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser got a release in Asia earlier this year and I suspect by Spring 2014 you’ll see it here in the US. The entire “baby” theme from Maybelline has grown here in the US thanks to the cult following the Baby Lips Lip Balm has attained so believe me should Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser be released in the US chances are it’ll be a smashing success.
And the formula lives up to that…!
Let me start off by saying I don’t like Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser however, it does get a Muse Approval. The product launched for around $8 or so USD in China a few months ago and spread out across Asia rapidly. When it reaches the US it will likely be around the same price or a little higher. It holds 0.74 oz of product per tube. 12ML or 0.4 oz of Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer is $10 bucks and Pore Eraser and it have virtually the same exact formula.
So the moral of the story is if you love Photo Finish Foundation Primer here’s your cheap dupe.
This is a clear shade of translucent primer which erases the appearance of pores and finer lines giving skin a more uniformed smoothness or a “baby face” softness. It does a fairly good job filling pores, making them look clearly less visible, and creating a matte finish on skin for foundation to adhere to. Since foundation will lay atop this primer it will extend the wear as it isn’t sinking into your skin, fading due to the oil in your skin, or oxidizing as it has a solid silicone base to adhere to that’s a layer between it and your skin. You wouldn’t paint a wall without first priming it and the same goes for makeup application on your face. It’ll likely keep skin matte free for around three to four hours but it really depends on how much oil your skin produces. It’s very light, powdery upon setting, and doesn’t pill (roll off in tiny peels and balls) upon application.
I dislike it because of the dimethicone in the ingredients. This doesn’t agree very well with my skin and this is loaded with it. It kinda makes me feel a bit itchy or as if a tiny dozen ants are marching under my skin. I’m ok with facial primers that contain silicones as I’ve developed some tolerance for them but it seems to vary from formula to formula for me and unfortunately Pore Eraser happens to be one of those formulas I don’t feel comfortable with.
Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser is basically an exact dupe of Smashbox’s very popular Photo Finish Primer so if this launches in the US it’ll be a fantastic budget pick for fans of that product. It’s also an excellent primer overall for the drugstore world as there aren’t many facial primers like this offered from drugstore brands.
I do Muse Approve it even though it didn’t work for me because the formula is quite luxurious for the price tag.
You can’t get it in the US as I mentioned already but it is readily available at Sasa.com for $11.50 should you wish to try it before it arrives on our shores.
I look forward to hearing what you think if you have tested it out already!