Review: Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser

They say every journey begins with a single step. The same principle applies to makeup. It is very important to show great mercy and care for your skin before you slather on stuff on your face. After washing my face with my cleanser of choice, tone and then moisturize. Don't skip your moisturizer, kids. I have combination skin and I find that I get oilier if I don't moisturize because my skin overcompensates. Then, I put primer on. Recently, I've been using my Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser.

I think primers in general are worth the extra step. If you're like me and you also hate having to touch-up during the day (except maybe for the inevitable powder retouch/blotting), primer might just be your saving grace. It not only preps your skin and acts as a base, it also serves as a barrier so your makeup won't seep through those precious pores. Best of all, it ensures the longevity of wear so you won't have to worry about looking like Joker with your makeup smeared and sliding off your face!

Primers are perfect to wear for long days, events, and for whenever you need your makeup to stay put. 

Basically, it's a gel-type of formulation and it goes on with a bit of a powdery texture. The formula is similar to Monistat Anti-Chafing Gel, only it is less powdery when blended than the latter. If you have an aversion or an allergy towards silicone, this might not be the best item to get for your makeup kit. 

According to the website:

Bye-Bye Pores!
One second away from smooth, poreless skin.

Why You'll Love It

Insta-blur technology visibly smoothes pores away.
Can be worn alone or under makeup.
Non-comedogenic and fragrance-free.

For Best Results

Smooth a thin layer under foundation for a smooth-looking finish. Or use alone for flawless-looking skin, smoothing onto areas with visible pores.
Time to see this baby!

It has a spout which dispenses the product easily and without so much of a hassle.
A little goes a long way!

I don't know if you can tell, but it gives off quite a bit of a matte and velvety texture when applied and blended well. 

What I like:
  • Affordable! A tube costs around Php 249.
  • Readily available in Watsons or any department store near you.
  • Very economical in use. I only use about a pea-sized amount and that is good for my entire face already.
  • The packaging is cute, lightweight, not messy, and very practical to carry for travel.
  • Keeps my makeup intact for long hours.
  • Does not irritate my skin or break me out.
  • The scent of the product is not too strong and off-putting; it goes away after a few seconds of application.
  • Velvety texture after application. I feel like my face is a blank canvas that's ready to be painted.

What I dislike:
  • Although the product label says it's a "pore eraser," I don't think it does much to minimize my pores, especially around my nose area where the pores are much more noticeable.
  • Not friendly to all skin types. Some might break out from this product and some might be allergic.
  • Oil control is not one of its most noticeable attributes.
Get it or Skip it?
  • This product is good for when you're on a budget, because your Php 249 will go a long way with how much product you're getting in one tube.
  • I don't necessarily think it's the best primer in the market, but it will do just fine. This would be a good buy for students or working girls who are only starting out with their love affair with makeup.
  • I'm not going to repurchase after I've used my tube up. I'll have to check what else is out there and go back on the hunt for my holy grail primer.
  • Not recommended for those who are allergic to silicone and for those who dislike the feeling of silicone on their skin.
  • Might break you out.


  1. I know you mentioned that this might break one out. How about you, in your experience, did you break out from this? Are you acne prone? I've actually been contemplating a lot on whether I should get this or not since I have really sensitive oily acne prone skin and I'm scared that it might break me out. Thanks! :)

  2. Hi, Anna!

    Personally I did not break out from using this. Thankfully I'm not allergic to products with silicone. I know it's a bit risky but perhaps you can try this out first. Maybe a friend of yours has a tube. Do a patch test first and see how it fares on your skin before you go and get yourself this product. Hope this helps. :)