As you know my Holy Grail Primer is the Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer. A lot of people talk about the Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser so I thought I would tell you how I feel about this drugstore option and compare it to the Smashbox.
The Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser is also a silicone based primer that blurs your imperfections. I feel like the blur on both products when applied is very similar. Both are clear products. The Maybelline is a little thicker than the Smashbox. Initially, the Maybelline is basically a dupe for the Smashbox. I do feel though the biggest difference in the 2 products comes later. The Maybelline does not last as long as the Smashbox. The way I tested how they wore was I put the Maybelline on half of my face and Smashbox on the other half. The Smashbox made my foundation last longer and the blurring effect lasted longer.
So, if I was out of Smashbox and I couldn’t buy a replacement. I would pick up the Maybelline. So the Maybelline isn’t a bad product it just doesn’t compare to my tried and true, Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer.
I also was annoyed that the label on the Maybelline wasn’t straight. But that didn’t affect my comparison.