Maybelline Baby Skin Primer

I needed a quick primer, in my travel bag and this little tube fit the bill.  Retailing at Walmart for $9, you get a squeezy tube with 20ml/0.67oz of product.   This primer promises to fill in pores and provide a matte finish for makeup application.

The primer itself is clear, and a pea-sized amount is more than ample to cover your entire face.  The smell of the product makes me gag, it goes away once you rub it in, but in the beginning, it’s just nasty.  I don’t know what or why it just is.

Due to all the Dimethicone in the product, it glides on quickly and easily and fills pores in a while providing a matte canvas.  Makeup applies speedily and efficiently overtop with no pilling or sliding.  Makeup stays glued in place all day.  Really this is a product that entirely lives up to its claims.  It works and its cost effective.  Two thumbs way up.

The flip side of that coin is I did find it clogged my pores and made me break out in my problem areas.  I blame the Dimethicone.   This is a perfect primer for traveling, although it may not work well if you are sporting oily skin to start with.  If you are on the dry side like me, then I would recommend giving it a try.  I still use it often, and it goes in my makeup case whenever I travel.

As described on the Maybelline website:

Baby Skin® Instant Pore Eraser®. This makeup primer leaves skin with a baby smooth and matte finish. Moisturizes all day.

This lightweight and breathable pore-blurring makeup primer leaves skin with a smooth matte finish. Non-comedogenic. Fragrance-free.

Ingredients:

DIMETHICONE DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER STEARYL HEPTANOATE CAPRYLYL GLYCOL SILICA SILYLATE PROPYLENE GLYCOL PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAISOSTEARATE PRUNUS CERASUS EXTRACT / BITTER CHERRY EXTRACT [+/- MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR CI 73360 / RED 30 CI 77492 / IRON OXIDES

You may wish to give this product a pass if:

  • You are allergic to Dimethicone
  • You are sensitive to dyes
  • You want a cruelty-free company
  • You want a Vegan company

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