3 Jul 2015

Friday Favourite: Maybelline Babyskin Instant Pore Eraser

The day I saw this beauty on the shelf at DisChem I literally jumped for joy. I've had my eye on this product since I first saw it on YouTube when one my favourite Beauty Vloggers used this as a dupe for the cult favourite, Benefit Pore-Fessional (which will be available at selected Red Square stores this month!!) 

I purchased this product a few weeks ago but I wanted to test it out for a few weeks before doing a review on it.
At first glance, I was really surprised at the size of this product. I honestly thought it would be much bigger than it was. Anyways, I bought it and had to try it out that very same day. At first I didn't like the result because it flaked off my skin. I wasn't sure if it was meant to do this.

 However, the next time I tried it I used it after 5 minutes of letting my day cream absorb into my skin. Clearly I was wrong the first time I used it because this product worked magic on my pores!! The area I applied the silicon was along my T-zone because that is my troubled area. Anyways, The silicon made my nose in particular so smooth. I followed up by using my foundation and it applied so easily over my T-zone. Usually, my nose is really bumpy even when I apply my primer and then my foundation but after using Babyskin it was so smooth and even.

According to the information on the tube, it states that this product is an 'instant pore eraser.' To be honest, I felt that this made my pores smooth for the purpose of applying your foundation or powder on an even canvas, but my pores were still visible.  It blurs your pores more than erases them completely. I personally feel that they over exaggerated the claim that it erases your pores.

I read a few reviews on this product and people claim that this product can act like a primer. I don't agree. I felt that this doesn't make my makeup last longer, but it does make it look more even on your skin. 

Okay, so a bit more information about the product...

It looks like a transparent gel texture. You only need to apply a pea-size amount along your problem areas. It is also fragrance-free. Once applied, it gives you a smooth, satiny finish.  

It comes with a small nozzle which is better because it allows you to control how much of the product comes out. It is important to remember that a little goes a long way with this product. It isn't good to put too much of silicon on your skin.

This product is a bit expensive for the amount that you get. It retails for R82.50 at Dischem and Clicks stores. I mentioned in the beginning that this is the dupe for the Benefit Pore-fessional. I heard from a fellow blogger who attended to Benefit cosmetics launch that it will retail for about R395.00. Initially, I thought that the Maybelline Babyskin was really expensive but compared to the Pore-fessional I think it is quite worth it. It really makes your makeup look more natural since your skin is even. 

I will be purchasing the Pore-fessional when it is launched so let me know if you want me to do a post comparing the two products in the comments below,


  1. I'm so excited! I keep up to date with so many of the overseas must-haves, and this was definitely on my buy list when it comes to SA..I know some people brought it down and sold it, but I waited patiently.. Your review makes me think of it to a similar consistency to the Palladio Herbal Primer...

    That also smooths, rather than reduces pores..

    thanks for the awesome review :)


    1. I totally agree Pri! Thanks for your comment, xx