I've been a devotee of Too Faced Primed & Poreless for over a year, but I'm always on the lookout for a drugstore primer that does the job at a fraction of P&P's price. Maybelline was on sale BOGO 1/2 off at Fred Meyer last week, so I picked up my second tube of the cherry flavored Baby Lips and the new Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser. I've been curious about the silicone-based primer since reading about it on Pretty Panda Makeup (post HERE, and if you're not following, you should be).
I tossed the packaging (sorry) but on the front there's a small graphic demonstrating what this product is supposed to do-- in one frame, there's a drawing of a bunch of in-focus dots (your pores) and in the next, the same drawing, but out of focus. The idea is simple-- this product is supposed to soften and blur the harsh definition of larger pores. It's meant specifically for those areas, too, so I've been using this as a spot treatment.
As with most primers, a little dab'll do ya, lol, especially if you're only "spot treating". I used less than a pea sized amount for my t-zone. As far as its claim, Baby Skin does what it's supposed to do, as demonstrated on my hand shots. Observe a marked softening of skin lines on my hand in the lower right photo. It does the same thing on my face. The problem is that the oily parts of my combination skin did not absorb this at all. The product sat on top of my skin, and while it did improve the appearance of my pores, it left a thick, semi-powdery-semi-greasy film on all areas it touched, making blotting every couple hours a must and saturating said blotting sheet in the process. Even so, it helped control oil better than if I had nothing but my daytime moisturizer on. I think if your skin is normal to dry, this might be a great product, but for me, it's just okay. I will continue to use it as long as I have the tube, but it's no match for my Primed & Poreless, even at a fraction of the price.
In other news, check out these blank cds C found for me! Aren't they cute? They look like mini 45s. I get to download ten of my favorite albums onto these.
Aaaand, question time!! Feel free to answer as many or as few as you'd like.
What's your favorite skin primer? Well, that's easy. I've tried three and the first one remains the best-- Too Faced Primed & Poreless.
Least favorite chore? Washing dishes. I'd rather clean the bathroom.
Do you rotate your shampoos or are you loyal to one specific formula? I rotate. My hairdresser taught me that buildup occurs otherwise. I've noticed literally no difference in my hair in my rotation but I continue to do it, anyway. I'm currently using either Garnier Fructis for color treated hair or Tresemme for normal hair (BAD, I know, but it smells like apple candy and I have to recolor every 4 to 6 weeks, regardless).
Chocolate-- white, milk, or dark? I used to be ALL about white but I've been learning to embrace dark and its many nuances. Usually, though, I'm happiest with a square of a decent quality milk.
Doing anything for St. Patrick's Day? Sadly, no. My bro-and sis-in-law threw another one of their epic parties last night but it's C's weekend to work, so we stayed home and turned in early. I'll try and figure out something cute to wear to work on Monday, lol.
Okay, back to my CE. I'm now two hours down (hours are relative here, lol), four to go. Enoy the rest of your weekend and thank you for reading ♥♥