Maybelline Baby Skin has been a highly anticipated over here in the UK. Their Baby Lips lip balms were one of the most hyped about beauty products of 2013, so I was very excited to give this primer from the same line a try.
Baby Skin has a translucent gel like formula with a high silicone content. It has a smooth velvet like feeling on the skin which is ever so slightly greasy. A little of this primer goes along way, I only use a pea sized amount which gives an even layer over my face. It feels really lightweight on the skin if you apply the right amount. I was a little heavy handed the first time I applied it which made my skin feel a bit cakey. It gives the skin a matte finish and on me it didn't cling onto any of the dry patches on my face.
This primer does a good job at blurring lines and pores on the skin. Even without my foundation on top I could see that my skin looked smoother, more even and my pores looked blurred. Even from the photo above you can see the fine lines are less noticeable. This primer gave me a really smooth base to apply my foundation to and did improve the look of it. My foundation did seem to last longer when I had Baby Skin underneath and controlled my oil well for around four hours. My skin isn't the most oily as I am mainly dry with an oily t-zone, so if you have really oily skin you will still need to powder. Maybelline also say you can add this primer on over the top of foundation to matify, which it does do. I personally like to use powder for touch ups.
Maybelline's Baby Skin gets a big thumbs up from me, I think it does good job at minimizing the appearance of pores by blurring them rather than actually filling them in. I don't have a huge issue with my pores so this works just fine for me. In terms of keeping me matte again it does a good job and keeping my oil under control and doesn't cling to any dry patches which I have had trouble with in the past. The price is great for what it does and I think it is one of the top primers from the high street. Not to mention the packaging is adorable which only adds to its charm. Who can resist cute packaging?!
Have you tried Baby Skin? What are your favourite primers?