Recently, I’ve been trying out some drugstore primer formulas, and in this post I’ll explore the good and bad points of both the L’Oréal Infallible Matte Primer and Maybelline’s Baby Skin Primer. Carry on reading to see which one I prefer using.
Maybelline’s Baby Skin Primer provides a matte finish to the skin and leaves it feeling soft and velvety. The gel texture helps to disguise pores and should feel light on the skin. The primer should also keep the skin shine-free throughout the day. The product can be worn alone or under makeup and is non-comedogenic and fragrance free.
Packaging – I love the packaging of the Maybelline Baby Skin primer. It is quite fun and resembles the look of Benefit’s Porefessional Primer. I also like that it comes in a squeezey tube rather than a pot, it seems more hygienic this way and you only use what you need to. Although the design is charming and delightful, the bottle is quite small and only offers 22ml of the formula.
Formula – Maybelline claim that the Baby Skin Primer is a lightweight formula, but to me it feels quite heavy on the skin. Although I personally don’t like having thick layers of product on my skin, this does help with hiding pores and evening out the texture. Giving a velvety touch to the skin it really helps makeup glide on seamlessly. I wouldn’t say it’s great at helping makeup last longer or keeping shine at bay though.
Price – I think that the price of this product is great. At only £7.99, it is probably one of the cheapest primers at the drugstore.
Rating – 2/3
The L’Oréal Infallible Mattifying Primer is described as a primer that mattifies the skin. The formula should transform the texture of skin and leave it with a silky-soft touch. This is a primer that is supposed to prepare and smooth the skin, whilst minimising pores, imperfections and shine. A never greasy, all day comforting base that enhances the look of your makeup.
Packaging – Unlike the fun and cute packaging of the Maybelline primer, the packaging of the L’Oréal primer is very sleek, smart and clean-looking. It is similar to Maybelline in certain ways, it also comes in a squeezey tube. The packaging looks very similar to Smashbox’s. The colours and style seem almost identical.
Formula – As I have mentioned before on this blog, I think that this is probably the best drugstore primer I have ever used. The formula is absolutely perfect for my skin. The product is light, yet it manages to instantly give me more even-textured skin and cover pores effortlessly. It gives the skin a matte look and seems to keep makeup in place all day. It definitely gives a longer lasting finish.
Price – This primer is the exact same price as the Maybelline primer, £7.99. Both are pretty cheap, but you do get more for your money with this primer.
Rating – 3/3
Swatches (Top to Bottom) – L’Oréal Infallible Primer//Maybelline Baby Skin
The winner of this battle is clearly L’Oréal. It’s definitely my favourite of the two and performs perfectly in all areas. You get more for your money, the packaging is quite sleek-looking and the actual product itself is perfect for my skin.
Have you tried either of these primers? Which is your favourite? Please leave comments below.
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