Hey my beautiful friends! How are you all?
I have been MIA…. again:( I was actually busy celebrating my husband’s birthday which turned out to be on the UAE national day weekend so got to celebrate both and now I am sick and on my bed…So first let me tell you something, it seems that only half of my brain is working the other half is behaving like a drunk cow (drunk cow?? See I told you..) So beware my lovelies, I may say something which seems crazy, please just ignore, it is just that side of my brain which is drunk 😛
But that will have nothing to do with my review today..Why? because I have made notes already, Thank God!
Today’s product on my reviewing desk is a concealer, which has already been raved a lot but just would like to let you know what I think about it. And I am talking about the Maybelline instant age rewind concealer.
WHAT IT IS
Instant Age Rewind® Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer. The eye area appears radiant and refreshed in no time.
This super-concentrated treatment concealer features a micro-corrector applicator to help instantly erase dark circles and fine lines. Infused with goji berry and Haloxyl™.
Aqua / Water / Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Isododecane, Glycerin, PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Nylon-12, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Cyclohexasiloxane, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Cetyl PEG / PPG-10 / 1 Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Chloride, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Methylparaben, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract, Chlorphenesin, Ethylparaben, Aluminum Hydroxide, PEG-9, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Chrysin, Palmitoyl Tetr Apeptide-7. May Contain: CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides.
Price and availability
Available in 6 shades -Fair, Light, Medium,Honey, Neutralizer, Brightener.
What I think about the Maybelline instant age rewind concealer
The Maybelline instant age rewind concealer comes in a transparent plastic tube packaging. Being transparent is definitely an advantage as you can see how much product is left to be used.
There is a sponge applicator at one end of the tube. Now the size of this applicator actually surprises me. It is a little larger than what you would expect for a concealer. The applicator is really soft but it will be difficult to use the applicator on smaller areas like the area around your nose clearly because the applicator size is quite big. That is if you choose to apply the concealer directly using the applicator. You can use a brush. Maybelline claims that the sponge applicator is protected with an anti-microbial system, so it is hygienic, I don’t buy it. Just after a few uses the sponge look and feel messy, I don’t know if that’s just for me though. You can remove the sponge part if you like as a lot of product gets soaked in the sponge.
To use the concealer, just twist the collar of the applicator, which is maroon in colour and is clearly marked with arrows. The product comes out on the sponge applicator. This part can be tricky too as you might end up twisting more than what is necessary and a lot of product might come out. this happened to me, thus causing product wastage.
What I really love about the concealer is its thin formula, so light-weight.It has medium to high coverage and covers my dark circles really well. I use a corrector underneath if my dark circles are really bad. Maybelline has a neutralizer shade from the same range, which is to be used under the concealer shade if you have extreme dark circles. I haven’t used the neutralizer so I cannot comment. It also covers blemishes and spots really well.
When you look at the concealer inside the tube it looks dark and on the applicator, it looks even darker than the real shade of the concealer. So keep that in mind when getting your shade. But I am sure you are wise enough to swatch and try before getting a concealer as it might be really tricky getting the right shade.
The concealer blends easily but remember to blend fast as it might dry quickly. The most important thing to note when using this concealer is that a little goes a long way. A very very small amount of product is actually required. When I first used it I had used more than what is required and ended up looking like a white plastic doll, no racism intended.
See in the above picture, on the right side of my hand, when compared to the left side I have used too much product so that side has a white cast.
Maybelline also has a brightener from the range for highlighting purpose. But the other concealer shades are also quite highlighting type. It brightens my under eye area. Not just that, I like using this concealer for highlighting rather than just concealing. It highlights but not at all shimmery, just the glow.
I haven’t experienced any creasing with the Maybelline instant age rewind concealer, nor has it settled into any fine lines and yes, I set it with a translucent powder. The staying power is also quite impressive, stays for 8+ hours. I don’t think the claim of this one being a treatment for dark circles and fine lines is true. It contains Haloxyl which helps to reduce dark circles.The concealer does not make my under eye area dry but it is not really moisturising as well. If the under eye area is on the drier side then you might need a really good moisturiser, as I believe, this one will look cakey otherwise.
In love with:
- Medium to full coverage.
- Lightweight texture.
- Travel friendly.
- Blends easily.
- Does not settle into fine lines and no creasing.
- Goes on smoothly.
- Brightens under eye area.
- Covers dark circles, blemishes and spots.
Not in love with:
- Shade selection, you might not find the right shade.
- If over applied will look cakey.
- The applicator is large, soak up a lot of product, might not be hygenic.
Overall, I think the Maybelline instant age rewind concealer is a good one if you manage to find your perfect shade. The main issues I have is with the sponge applicator otherwise I really like the concealer. I rate it 3.5/5.
Have you used this concealer from Maybelline? Your thoughts?
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