This is my first official blog post and I am super excited to get this show on the road.Today I will be reviewing an internationally raved product from the house of Maybelline. It is the Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Concealer + Treatment. It is in the shade Neutralizer. So let’s get onto know how this product fared for me
Active Formula and Micro-Corrector Applicator erase dark circles, puffiness and fine lines instantly.
- Micro-Corrector Applicator micro-fills and smoothes.
- Active formula with Haloxyl reduces the look of puffiness and shadows while fading the
appearance of under-eye circles.
- Eyes look radiant and refreshed.
This Concealer comes in 6 shades – Fair, Light, Medium, Honey, Neutralizer and Brightener.
Price $ 8.99 for 6 ml
Availability It is available at Amazon (Too expensive though!)
Directions For Use
Turn the collar of the tube in the direction of arrows (which are in the clockwise direction) until product is visible on the sponge. This may require a number of turns. Adjust accordingly for desired amount of product. Using applicator, apply concealer directly to under-eye area, blending in an outward motion. To apply more, twist collar of applicator 1-2 clicks at a time. For best results, use sparingly.
For those with extreme dark circles, Maybelline suggests using this under a concealer.
What I think
First of all I was a bit skeptical about the shade range available. It was a tad bit difficult to decide on the shade based on the chart given on Maybelline website. Finally since I wanted to pick one, I chose the neutralizer shade as it seemed to show yellow undertones.. Unfortunately this shade was a tad bit little light on me. According to Maybelline website, neutralizer shade is meant for very dark circles and one should apply a matching concealer shade over it. Having said that, this concealer works well when mixed with MAC prolongwear (NW35) as it tones down the paleness.
The product comes in a compact and sleek tube with a sponge top à la roll-on like look. The applicator sponge is supposedly protected with an anti-microbial system. But with regular use the surface cakes up with left over product seriously undermining that claim or so I feel. So instead I use an ear bud to scoop tiny amounts of the product from the sponge surface. The overall packaging is fuss free with a leak lock cap making it travel friendly.
The consistency of the product is quite creamy. It’s extremely blend able and doesn’t crease or settle into lines. A small amount goes a long way giving a medium to full coverage. It dries down to a matte finish.
The product claims to erase the dark circles, puffiness and fine lines. Although it doesn’t perform such vanishing acts (nor did I expect it to!!), it does provide temporary reprieve by covering up the dark under eyes and toning down puffiness and fine lines. Wear time is a very good 6 to 7 hours after which its starts fading. The downside of the formulas is that it is a little drying. So those with very dry skin should moisturize well under the eye or just use a regular under eye cream before applying this concealer. For those with oily skin type, you will love this product.
To sum it up, I like this product as it gives my eyes that extra boost. I would have loved it had I chosen the right shade.
(You can see the concealer settled in to the fine lines on my dry skin which makes moisturization necessary)
(In the above picture, I have used the concealer on its own. Have used it sparingly as its a bit light for my skin tone)
- Creamy texture
- Blends easily
- Doesn’t crease
- Medium to full coverage
- Conceals under eye darkness and fine lines well
- Matte finish
- Staying power of 6 to 7 hours
- Travel friendly packaging
- Dry skinned women would require extra under eye moisturization
- With use, there is a buildup of product on the sponge surface
- Doesn’t fade dark circles as claimed
This concealer formula works acceptably well. It does manage in covering up dark circles and fine lines which is what a concealer is supposed to do! As for the shade selection, do check out the swatches available online before you buy it. Amazon retails this product but its priced at more than twice the dollar amount. So it is always viable to get your friends/relatives to buy it for you from US.
3.5/5 (Would have rated 4 for a better matching shade)
Let me know what you guys think of this concealer by commenting below 🙂