The other day I realized that I need to keep the makeup bag that I carry around with me in my purse better stocked with products that I need when I’m out or traveling. When I’m traveling or on the go, I want the products to be easy to take with me but also I want to know that they will work for those quick touch-ups throughout the day. The products that I do carry with me are different from those that I use on a regular basis. Carrying around all of the products that I use on a daily basis when I first apply my makeup in the morning isn’t ideal. So I keep my travel makeup and my vanity makeup separate. The kinds of products that you find in my travel makeup bag are those quick on-the-go fix type of products.
Have you been to the drugstore recently? There are lots of new beauty finds starting to hit the store shelves and I’m beyond excited! I love as the approach of a new season grows near that there are new beauty products hitting the market. The other day, I picked up a product that I’ve heard talked about a lot amongst beauty gurus. For some this product is a hit and other’s it’s been a miss, so I wanted to try it out for myself and share my thoughts on it as well.
For those unaware there is a new trend among beauty brands to produce a “pore blurring” type of skincare product. Some act as a primer and help to keep your makeup put all day long while others reduce the appearance of large pores by filling them in for a smoother look to the skin. I plan to share my thoughts on the various pore fillers that I try out for myself. So if you are interested in reading other reviews in the future make sure you subscribe to my blog (also on Bloglovin‘ if that’s more your style) or follow me on your favorite social media: twitter, facebook, instagram, pinterest, or youtube.
So to kick off our look at pore fillers, the first product I tried out was the Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser. This is also the most affordable skin care product on the market right now at around $6 with pore blurring technology. The Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser is pretty easy to find as it is found in most stores that carries Maybelline’s products.
After trying out this product for myself I figured out the way that I like to apply this product that works best for me. I found that a very little goes a long way. So about a pea-size or less is all I need to apply this product to the areas of my face where I feel I need it most like along the sides of my nose, a little on my forehead, and chin. This product does have that slick silicone feeling when applied to the skin which is why instead of using a regular liquid or cream based foundation I found that it worked better with a powder foundation. If one applies too much of the Instant Pore Eraser it may feel like the liquid foundation is just slipping around on the face. So I first pat a pea size amount of the Instant Pore Eraser into my large pore areas, then rub it in a bit, and allow it to “dry” for a few minutes before applying anything over top of it.
What makes this product good for my travel makeup bag is because of it’s small size (20 ml/.67 fl oz) and also because it works well with powder foundations which is what I have with me in my to-go bag instead of a liquid foundation. This Instant Pore Eraser diminishes the look of pores only slightly. This isn’t a heavy pore filler as I only noticed a slight difference in the smoothness of my skin after applying both the pore eraser and my powder foundation. And when I’m traveling I don’t want my makeup to feel heavy so I liked that this has a lightweight feeling to it. I also like how easy it is to apply when I’m on the go if I need a slight “blurring” effect when I’m out and about. This isn’t the best “pore eraser” at the drugstore right now but for the price, size, and function it makes a great addition to a travel makeup bag for occasional, touch up’s on-the-go.
What are your thoughts on the Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser?
Disclosure: This is NOT a sponsored post. The products mentioned in this post were purchased by me. All thoughts and opinions are my own. My experience may differ from your own.