Friday, October 18, 2013

Review: Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser

Hello everyone! I am back with another review and today I just wanted to quickly share my thoughts about the Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser. I have been meaning to post this review and I am glad I can finally share with you my experience with this product.

I got this a few months back and I decided that I really wanted to test it out to see if it works. If you are a reader of my blog, you know that I have:

  1. Super oily skin
  2. Large pores
  3. Acne/blemishes
  4. Redness
  5. Dry patches

That is why finding the best base/face product is super important to me, especially primers and foundations. Why? Creating a perfect canvass is key to great makeup looks.

When this was released, I was really curious about it because of its affordable price and claim of minimizing the appearance of pores. I have tried Benefit's Porefessional before, so I actually have high expectations for this product hoping that it will work as well as the Porefessional.

Packaging wise, I love the cute color and bold pink text. Also, the nozzle opening is small enough to squeeze out the product without going overboard and it seems more hygienic too.

Like most primers, this product is silicone-based and comes in a clear gel form. It glides on smoothly to the skin and feels very lightweight.

Does it work? I tried my best to come up with a decent before and after photo for you guys. Here it is:

I am not kidding you when I say I have large pores. Seeing the "after" photo, there is not a huge difference. The smaller pores were easily covered, but the larger ones didn't seem to change at all.

Even if it wasn't able to really makes my large pores disappear, I like how soft and silky my face feel after applying this. It looks matte after application. Also, I find that this product does well when it comes to dry patches on my face. I am not sure if it does moisturize it, but when I apply foundation over it the dry patches are not emphasized.

How about oil control and makeup longevity? It was so-so. I start to oil up 2 hours after application, and my makeup doesn't last for more than 4 hours.

What I like about this product:
  • Affordable for ₱299 only.
  • Locally and readily available.
  • Does not have any scent.
  • Packaging is cute and convenient.
  • Makes my face feel silky soft and smooth.
  • Did not break me out.
  • Feels light on the skin.
  • Tames dry patches on the skin.

What I didn't like about this product:
  • Does not minimize large pores.
  • Oil control is up to 2 hours only.
  • Average makeup staying power.

Overall, this is a decent primer for its price. People with less problematic skin may find this primer really good and budget friendly. I still use this primer when I go out for errands or if I just need to go out for a couple of hours. I also sometimes use this alone like a moisturizer, since it keeps my face matte and makes it feels so soft and smooth. Will I repurchase? Maybe not.

Please know that this is based on my own honest opinion and experience with my skin. What did not work for me may work for you.

Have you tried this product? Did it work for you? Please share your thoughts by posting a comment below. Also, let me know which products you would like me to review, or if you have any request for tutorials, etc. Thank you so much for reading, and I will see you in my next post. Goodluck!

-- Maica :)


  1. RaeOctober 19, 2013 at 7:22 PM

    Not bad na din. Your skin seemed even-toned with just the primer alone. I'm more curious dun sa elf primer. :D

    1. maicafrancesOctober 30, 2013 at 8:26 AM

      Hello dear! Sige I'll try to do a review of that product. :)

  2. miradelosreyesOctober 20, 2013 at 1:55 AM

    I don't use primer, but this product is a must-try.

    1. maicafrancesOctober 30, 2013 at 8:27 AM

      You should, it does not clog the pores and actually helps prevent foundation clogging your pores. :)

  3. rhaindropzOctober 30, 2013 at 9:10 AM

    i have Mary Kay primer and im loving it =)


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