Dupe or Dump? Maybelline Baby Skin vs. Benefit Pore-fessional

Aloha, beautiful people of the Inter-webs! I will be starting a new seres today! It will be called: dupe or dump; I will be showing you wether I think a product is a dupe or not by comparing them. Today, I am sharing my caparison of the Maybelline Baby Skin, and Benefit’s Professional. I have seen many posts saying that the Baby Skin is a dupe for the Pore-fessional, and now I am going to give you my opinion.  I will be giving you a mini review of each one, then tell you if they are a dupe, or is on of them better than the other.

baby skin vs pore

Maybelline Baby Skin:

  • Available at drugstores at an affordable price.
  • Retails for $6.99
  • Silicon based
  • Clear silicon-gel
  • 20ml tube
  • Secure bottle, does’t spill
  • Sometimes feels oily on the skin if too muck is applied.
  • Fills pores 9/10

Benefit Pore-fessional:

  • Available at Sephora
  • Retails for $31.00
  • Silicon based
  • Nude silicon-gel, applies clear.
  • Secure bottle
  • Keeps skin looking matte
  • Fills pores in 10/10


  • Both Silicon based
  • Both clear when applied
  • Both Smooth out pores
  • Both have good packaging

Pros and Cons of Baby Skin:

  • Pro: Cheap and available at drugstore
  • Con: Looks oily sometimes

Pros and Cons of Porefessional:

  • Pro: Matte finish
  • Pro: Smooths skin perfectly
  • Pro: comes with a bit more product
  • Con: Expensive

I don’t think that the maybelline baby skin is a dupe for the porefessional, but it is a good drugstore pore filling base. By saying that, I don’t mean that it is a bad base, I just don’t think it is a dupe for the porefessional.

~Rawan M.