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In my `What I got for Christmas` post last week, I showed a few face products that I recently have gotten. I was planning to do a review on either one or two of the products and I had a few people ask me about the baby skin instant pore eraser from maybelline and how it compared to the Porefessional from benefit. I personally have never used the porefessional so I can`t do a comparison, but I will do my best to review this product!
I decided to test the instant pore eraser out after doing a bit of research on it. From what I have figured out, the instant pore eraser has recently just hit the U.S. stores late last year. The product claims to instantly give you a poreless complexion. There has been a lot of hype around this product and in fact, the whole baby lips/skin line from Maybelline is quite successful! I definitely had my doubts about this product, but it was my sister in fact, who persuaded me to try it and I`m glad she did!
The first thing I noticed when I got the product was the way it was packaged. The product comes in a squeeze tube with a nozzle to get the product out. I like the idea of the nozzle as opposed to having to stick your hands into it to get the product out. The little nozzle makes things much more hygienic and cleaner. At the same time however, you have to pay attention to how hard you squeeze the tube because if you push too hard, you might find yourself with more product than you need. (yes, it happened to me and you cannot get the product back inside hehe!)
Another thing that I noticed was the size of the tube. For some reason, I thought that the tube for this product would be huge... like the size of foundation. I was wrong. The size of the tube is similar to the length of a tiny hand sanitize from bath and body works. Each tube contains 20 mL/.67 Fl Oz and cost anywhere beteen $5-8. The positive thing though is that each time you use this product, you only need to use a tiny bit to cover yourself. Therefore, this product will be able to last you a while.
As I put the clear, translucent gel on my face, I realized why they put the word instant in the product title. Right away, my skin turned from rough and dry, to being smooth and velvety like. This smooth finish is very nice for those who have dry skin and wear foundation. The smooth finish gives your skin a really nice base for your foundation.I could not stop touching my face afterwards because of how nice it felt. The gel blended very nicely into my skin and felt very light on my skin. It didn`t feel sticky or greasy at all. I could immediately tell that the pores, bumps, and lines on my skin were minimized. There was absolutely no scent to the product which I was okay with because I would rather have a product smell like nothing than to have it stink.
The main question that you guys probably are asking right now is, does it live up to it`s claim of completely erasing pores?
- My answer to that question would be no. Though the product does minimize your pores, I wouldn`t go as far to say that it gets rid of them. It definitely does help blur them, making them less viable though. For me personally, I would only use a small amount of this product on specific areas of my face where my pores are the most visible. This would be my nose and the area around my nose! (I have crazy pores there!)
The instant pore eraser is very nice and had lots of pros, however, there were a few cons that I found with the product. One thing that I found with the baby skin pore eraser was the fact that it contains a lot (emphasize on a lot) of dimethicone A.K.A. silicone. I`m not sure how I feel about this, but I know that all this silicon might not be good for someone with sensitive skin since silicon is known to trap everything under it so you might end up with breakouts, blackheads, and possible dry skin. I personally have not experienced any of these negative effects and I do really love the product.
Summary- I personally love the product and find the pros to outweigh the cons! The fact that it is a cheap alternative to the high end products is a huge selling point for me!