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Review: Maybelline Baby Skin Primer


I’ve had this sitting in my drafts for quite a while now. I feel like I’m actually enjoying blogging again and want to make a bit more of an effort to upload slightly more varied things like I used to.

God knows it’s been a long time since I talked anything beauty, but truth is, I haven’t had the time to faff with this kind of thing. I’m pretty out of touch, I haven’t really read any magazines in ages and I don’t really read that many beauty blogs anymore either. I don’t even really paint my nails that much any more, which has not helped with not biting them. These are all things I’d like to at least change a bit, so here we are.


I picked up this Maybelline Baby Skin Primer as a replacement for my wonderful Collection 2000 Primed & Ready. What can I say? Wokingham Superdrug was out of stock of my usual and this one was on offer, not very brand-loyal. When I initially made plans to write this, it wasn’t going to be kind, but we’re around a month down the line and I don’t hate it. I don’t recommend it, but I don’t want to completely slate it either.



I had initially found this to be a little greasy, it didn’t do all that much priming and my foundation felt slippery. That said, using it now, it’s fine, it just works much better if you only use a tiny amount.

For an extra £2 more than Collection 2000’s Primed & Ready, I wouldn’t say it particularly offers anything different. They are both adequate if you’re not willing to fork out for Benefit’s Porefessional, from my point of view anyway, and the Baby Skin Primer has lasted well. I don’t think I would buy it again, not at full price anyway. It does a good job of blurring pores but I think my BB cream does quite a bit of work to help it out with this too.

From a packaging point of view, I think I was definitely swayed by the pretty colour combination, but when it comes down to copywriting it’s not that cool. The fact they’ve had to put a disclaimer about being ‘only for adults’ is pretty stupid, why’d you call it ‘Baby Skin’ then?

I dunno, maybe this is a little negative. For a drugstore product, it’s fine, it can be greasy but it can also do its job, just not much better than another primer that costs less. I suppose it depends on whether you’re more about brands or saving pennies, I would say when it comes drugstore brands there’s not all that much difference that can be made.

Have you given Maybelline’s Baby Skin Primer a go? What did you think?

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