Porefessional vs. Baby Skin – primer review & compare


Hi Babes,

This is going to be a written post today instead of a video. A few months ago Riley and I tried Maybelline’s Baby Skin instant pore eraser primer. I ended up really liking it and have been using it consistently under my foundation since then. It can be found at Target, Ulta, and online for about $6-7. Because Benefit cosmetics has a similar product called The Porefessional that I’ve been wanting to try it. Ulta has a travel sized bottle for $12. I picked up on two weeks ago and after trying it out a few times I decided it was worth doing a comparison post on!

First, here’s some of the pros to using both of these primers:

  • helps makeup stay on face and last all day
  • helps smooth skin out before applying foundation
  • [as with both of these] minimizes the look of pores

Okay, now, let’s start with Maybelline’s Baby Skin primer. I like this primer a lot and the biggest reason why is because it’s incredibly smoothing and makes my skin feel so soft. My foundation goes on easier and it stays all day. I also do not need to use very much so that one little bottle has lasted me for at least four months already.


Next is the Porefessional. I was excited to try this product but wasn’t as pleased with it as I thought I would be. This primer is actually tinted and looks almost chaulky. But it is a lot runnier than I expected and it blends completely into the skin. As you can see from the picture above the Baby Skin primer is an almost gel. Whereas the Porefessional is more of a liquid/cream. I also found that the Porefessional wasn’t as smoothing or softening as Baby Skin. I didn’t notice any significant difference when using the Porefessional than if I wasn’t using any primer under my foundation. So honestly, I’m going to give the Porefessional only 2 out of 5. I really did not like it and compared to Baby Skin, it did almost nothing for my makeup. I have absolutely nothing against Benefit Cosmetics, but this particular product was quite disappointing to me. Now, if any of you have every used it and really like it, then let me know! I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Here’s a few tips for those who do use primers under their foundation. Make sure to look for a primer WITHOUT silicone in it. Riley and I have both found that when a primer has silicone in it, foundation will not stay put. Some of the other primers I’ve tried include L’Oreal’s Magic Lumi primer and e.l.f. Poreless Face primer. I like the e.l.f. primer but immediately returned the Magic Lumi primer. I found that one drying and made my foundation crack.

In other news, I just picked up a sample of Benefit Cosmetics new Dew The Hoola Liquid Bronzer today and I quite like it. It’s definitely liquid but it dries matte so there’s no sparkly sheen and just a dab of color. Granted, I only put on a little bit, but I really like it so far!


Here’s I’m only wearing a little of the bronzer and my favorite Maybelline lipstick called Magnificent Mauve. Thanks to my Nerium Night Cream, my complexion has improved so much I almost dislike wearing foundation now!

I hope you all enjoy your weekend and please comment and check us out on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest!

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