On the UK high street the original Maybelline Baby Skin Primer is easily the best of its type.
It gently fills in enlarged pores, fine lines as well as creating a silky, soft canvas for applying foundation on top of, not to mention it also helps to prolong make-up wear. For £7.99 you can't beat it and I would recommend it over the likes of Benefit The Porefessional any day. So why can't I get on board with Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Fatigue Blur in Cool Rose?
Well first of all this is a different primer all together, it isn't as silicone laden as the original. which I realise for certain skin types this will be nothing but beneficial but my enlarge pore riddled skin needs a little filler baby! The texture is completely different, Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Fatigue Blur in Cool Rose is more liquid based (it is really thin in texture and prone to oozing out the tube's spout) and feels more like a lotion opposed to the thicker, creamy consistency of the original. The texture I can deal with, in-fact I rather like that it is cooling, easily absorbed and a little goes a long way but the fragrance is so over the top within this version that I worry it will cause sensitive skins to react. It really is strong and doesn't fade all that quickly either. Again this is something I could come to grips with it Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Fatigue Blur in Cool Rose actually delivered what it claimed - even skin tone, a fresh complexion that is perked up and an even skin texture.
Nope, not even close. This pink toned liquid in theory should colour correct - brightening dull skin and adding radiance as it goes. Nope! Sorry Maybelline this does nothing of the sort, no even skin tone, no brightening of the skin and my pores etc are just as obvious as they were before application. All Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Fatigue Blur in Cool Rose really does is turn the skin matte which lets face it is hardly ground breaking. Save yourself the £7.99 and skip this version, I will pick up the other shade (Apricot) and let you know how it fairs but so far it really is a case of the original is the best.
Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Fatigue Blur in Cool Rose £7.99 via Boots - link