By Sheila Arkee
Pores, pores, pores. I am not a fan of large facial pores and I suspect this is something that can be agreed upon universally. Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser offers a quick and easy solution to reducing the appearance of pores, and with that in mind I could barely no when I saw it during a trip to Ulta.
When it comes to pore reduction, I’ve been relying on my skin care regimen to keep mine looking good. Besides the fact that our pores get larger as we age, it’s important to keep your skin clean for your pores to look their best. The closest cosmetics product I’ve found to really help with pore reduction is the Urban Decay Good Karma Optical Blurring Brush, which is some kind of an amazing magic brush.
If you are sensitive to silicone at all, you’ll want to avoid this particular product, which is chock full of dimethicone. Upon first touch, it reminded me immediately of Smashbox Photo Finish Primer, which I used to rely on but ditched after I realized my skin didn’t like it so much.
Here’s my skin before Instant Pore Eraser:
Here’s my skin after Instant Pore Eraser:
And here’s my skin with Instant Pore Eraser and makeup:
While I did see a difference in the appearance of my pores, I didn’t find that it made a huge difference in the appearance of my makeup. There was no gliding on of foundation in this situation. Also, after 3 hours of wear, and this is even with the use of a setting spray, there was a massive amount of shine that I was not quite expecting. Instant Pore Eraser is one of those products I’ll keep for a minimum makeup day, but not something I’ll rely on as a regular primer.
My Final Thoughts: While Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser does live up to its claims and decreases the appearance of pores, it’s not something I’ll be using on a regular basis. Besides the fact that my skin does not like continual use of silicones, I’ve found this product makes a shiny end result inevitable.
Availability: At Ulta stores and online.