Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Review

The Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser that everyone in Asia raved about has finally landed in the US!

Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer Review
Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser

Packaged in a cute-looking turquoise and pink tube, the Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer utilizes an insta-blur technology with silicone-based ingredients like Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer and Silica Silylate to visibly smooth pores away. It can be used alone or under foundation.

The formula was a clear, fragrance-free gel that felt super velvety on the skin. With just the teeniest tiniest dot, it filled in the pores on my cheeks and made them look much less visible. It also smoothed out any dry patches I had and I loved how foundation and concealer seemed to just glide right on without pilling.

A lot of people have compared this to Smashbox’s Photo Finish Primer, even going as far as to saying that it is an exact dupe. While I do see the resemblances in terms of the texture and there are a couple identical ingredients, the Smashbox definitely made my makeup last longer than the Maybelline.

I have also read that certain people broke out from using the product, despite it being non-comedogenic. I always remove my makeup with a cleansing oil followed by a product that exfoliates and never had a problem with it clogging my pores.

Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser
Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser
Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser
Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Swatch
Before and After Using Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser


Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser is available at drugstores nationwide and drugstore.com for $5.99.

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Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.

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