Battle of the Primers: The Porefessional VS Baby Skin

January 18, 2014

Primer - some people love them and swear by them for everyday makeup, others don't. Whichever boat you're in, today's post may be of interest (especially if you want to try saving a few pennies) I'm comparing Benefit's Porefessional to the new Baby Skin from Maybelline.

The Porefessional is the pricey one of the two, costing £24.50 whereas Maybelline's Baby Skin is £7.99. There's currently an offer in Boots where you can buy one Maybelline product and get another half price, so it could work out 6 times cheaper!

Both products are 22ml and in terms of packaging, they're pretty similar. The nozzle end on Baby Skin feels a bit better than the flat end of Porefessional as I find it stops you wasting the product. 

The main difference between the two, is the colour. Baby Skin is a clear gel consistency with a silicone base (so it may not be to everyone's taste) whereas Porefessional is more of a tinted balm and offers a little bit of coverage. 
A primer for me is mainly a base to build from and I look for a product that will minimise the appearance of pores, make foundation last longer, avoid creasing and avoid clinging to dry areas (mm, lovely). Both The Porefessional and Baby Skin do this, Benefit's offering giving a little bit of a tint to my skin while Baby Skin dries to a matte finish. 

It really depends what budget you have as to which primer you may decide to go for. If it's for everyday wear and you're looking for a cheaper alternative to Benefit's Porefessional, I'd definitely recommend Baby Skin. For 1/3 of the price it gives a flawless finish that really makes my makeup last longer and my skin feel so soft and smooth. It's also a good one to go for if you're new to primer since it's affordable and if you pick it up while the offer is running, you can treat yourself to another product too (I picked up The Rocket mascara)

Have you tried these primers? What do you think?

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  1. I'm not a fan of The Porefessional, I found it made my skin even oilier and my make-up just slides off. I may end up trying Baby Skin but I think I've found my perfect primer in Pop Beauty's Face Magnet, it works so well for me!
    Great post, it's nice to see the two side by side :)

    Jess xo

  2. I really want to try Baby Skin... seems pretty good and affordable. Thanks for the review! :) xx

  3. Just bought the Baby Skin the other day and i'm really loving it! Great alternative !

  4. I love porefessional but last time I tried it I without foundation I found it left a slight yellow/orange tinge to my skin which I didn't like. I need to try out the baby skin primer

    Jamie-Lee | Glitter Infatuation | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog!

  5. I used to love The Porefessional but I've found a cheaper alternative by Catrice :)

  6. I've been witting for a comparison post of these two. I love benefits porefessional but I am going to try out the baby skin just to compare. I might just have to own both ha!

    Adele-Marie xx

    One Girls Obsession With Makeup

  7. I already own the Porefessional and have so many samples that I probably won't bother trying Baby Skin but it's an interesting review to read! xx

  8. I love the Porefessional but I really want to try the Babyskin. I'm glad there is a cheaper alternative though :)

    Tiny Alis

  9. Hmm. I haven't yet tried either, but I'm wary of the silicone based one - did either of them break you out?

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  10. Just tried the babyskin, my first primer! quite excited! x

  11. You've made me want to try the Baby Skin even more now!

    Beauty and Lifestyle Blog


  12. I quite like the Porefessional but I will have to give Baby Skin a go, may aswell try and save some money :) Thanks for the comparisons!

    Lauren |


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