My search continues. I am in search of great drugstore makeup. There is a rumor that it exists. There is a rumor that some of it is just as good as the big, expensive brands. That you can in fact get makeup with just as good of quality for a fraction of the price. I am skeptical, but going to try to prove myself wrong. This week (yes I do realize that it is already Wednesday), I will be testing different cosmetics from all different brands. If you would like me to test out something in particular post a comment and let me know.
Today I tried Maybelline Baby Skin. There have been lots of rave reviews on this product since it came out a few weeks ago. Going as grand as, a complete dupe of POREfessional. Wow, that is quite a claim. Plus whenever I look for it, it is sold out. Leaving a very empty sad space on the shelves. So I figured that my search had to start there.
After finally finding one, I got home and ripped that baby open. It is a clear, gel like substance. A little goes a very long way. A pea-sized amount covered my entire face with a nice even layer. I was very surprised. It really does cover up my pores and fills in little lines (not the smile lines we all wish would go away though). It gives your face a wonderful soft silky feeling. Very similar to the effect of POREfessional. It extended the life of my foundation, and kept it from settling into any lines or pores. Just realize that all it does is cover/fill/blur pores. It does nothing for skin tone, or combating redness, or anything like that.
For the tiny price, this is worth its weight in gold. I am very very pleased with this primer, even if it is not a complete dupe of POREfessional.