The release Maybelline’s Baby Lips last year caused a huge amount of hype in the beauty world – everyone everywhere wanted to get their hands on them. And the hype was justified, Baby Lips are moisturising and provide a tint of colour. Dr Rescue Baby Lips were then launched, a medicated version of regular Baby Lips, and they were loved just as much by the beauty world. So, when Maybelline announced the launch of Baby Skin, you can only imagine what happened.
Baby Lips took a much longer time to get to Ireland than they did to get to the UK or America, and sold out almost everywhere after their release. Luckily, I managed to get my hands on a tube of Baby Skin in Boots last weekend for around €12. With so much hype surrounding Baby Lips, Baby Skin immediately had a lot to live up to. So, what’s the verdict?
Baby Skin promises to give smooth, poreless-looking skin on application. The formula is silicon based, fragrance free and resembles a matte-gel. Only a pea-sized amount is needed to cover your entire face and it can be used before or after moisturiser, with or without foundation. I used this product first on its own on a no-makeup day, and immediately my skin felt and looked smoother. It completely mattified my skin and evened out any bumps, while minimising the look of my pores. It smoothed onto my skin with ease and left no shine or residue. I find that some primers can almost peel off your face throughout the day, but this wasn’t the case with Baby Skin. It is a really light-weight gel, you hardly know it’s on your face – until you rub your skin and realise how soft it is.
I then tried out Baby Skin underneath my foundation, and was equally impressed. You don’t have to wait for the product to dry in before applying makeup, it virtually melts into your skin. I couldn’t believe how easily my foundation glided onto my face, the brush literally ran over the product, spreading my foundation seamlessly. There was no ‘rubbing’ or ‘peeling’ of the product, it was as if I had nothing on underneath *;)* I put this product to the absolute test, wearing it to a Maroon 5 concert where I’d be standing in the heat among hundreds of people. It is safe to say that my foundation didn’t budge. I had applied powder as usual, but when I returned home my makeup was exactly as it was before I left. There was no shine, it didn’t wear off at all and to be honest, I couldn’t believe it.
I am seriously impressed after trying out Baby Skin, if you’re looking for a new primer or skin perfecter, I would definitely give this one a try. My skin is quite sensitive to some ingredients found in drugstore primers and foundations, but I had no reactions at all to this. It’s affordable and works really well – it does exactly as it says on the tin. While I know that there are plenty of high-end versions available, I really believe that Baby Skin provides the results for less than half the price.
Have you tried Baby Skin before? What are your favourite primers/ skin perfecters?
*Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles, it empties today of its strength*
How close we were to Adam Devine (*Levine) last night – what a man. Maroon 5 were amazing live.