Where have you been all my life? You, Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Spot Treatment Corrector, are THE under eye concealer I've been searching for. I had tried so many before finding this one. In fact, I stopped wearing concealer under my eyes because it only made me look older and created more issues than the one I was trying to conceal. The ones I tried before this made my under eye area appear crepey, dry, patchy, or worst of all, wrinkly (which, for the record is NOT wrinkley on its own) I tried moisturizing first, using a primer, different application methods, as well as several different formulations. Not one of them performed well. I had resigned myself to the sad reality that I'd have to just accept my dark circles because every concealer I tried only made me look older. On a whim I decided to pick up this gem. I had tried the one that is in a similar package specifically for the under eye and it was not good. In fact, I had tried all the Maybelline concealers- except thos guy! See, I had assumed it was only to treat acne spots and thus wouldn't be suitable for my purpose. I was so wrong! This is the best concealer because:
* It has a creamy consistency
* Offers superb coverage
* Blends easily
* Makes my under eye area look smooth and flawless
* Natural finish
* Non irritating to my sensitive eyes
I also LOVE this for what it doesn't do:
* It doesn't make my under eye area look older
* It isn't drying
This review is for the shade "NEUTRALIZE". Having had dark under-eye circles most of my life, I am pretty obsessed with concealers and I've tried most of them from high end to low and from sticks to pans to tubes to powders and brush/twisty doodles (think Touche Eclat and its imitators). Lately, to complicate matters, I've been taking a turn around the dance floor with correctors, most notably Bobbi Brown...
But I'd read so many good reviews for Maybelline Age Rewind and I'd been wanting to try it for some time but the absence of testers put me off (it's one of the things I love about Sephora - right now, I'm sampling 3 different Bobbi Brown correctors to try to figure out my best shade). But I'd heard good things about the "Neutralize" shade of Age Rewind so decided to give it a try, figuring that since the instructions advise using concealer overtop, "Neutralize" should work. And I was right - work, it does! This yellow toned concealer really does a good job of neutralizing and also brightening the look of my under-eye area. It applies so nicely and, for the most part, the funny little "dabber" does a pretty good job of blending/stippling this into my skin. I can understand that a lot of people are concerned about hygiene issues and I'm also concerned that a number of people have had the whole thing stop working/dispensing product and these are both valid concerns; I am keeping my fingers crossed! But this is why I've given a low rating for packaging (I'd much prefer a squeeze tube and I would use my own brushes or sponges).
I do find that after using this, I don't actually need a separate concealer - just applying my foundation overtop gives enough coverage. And this concealer applies beautifully and doesn't settle into lines or make my eye area look dry. So it is a really nice product for a reasonable price.
***Maybellline seems to have 2 slightly different products with the same name. The one I've written my review for is the one in a clear tube rather than the white one shown above.
I LOVE THIS STUFF!! dark circles are not a big issue for me, but this did a good job making me look more awake. plus its easy to put on :)
I have tried tons of different concealers, from expensive to cheap. I have a dark spot on my cheek in a noticeable spot. I tried this and it is awesome! I love the sponge tip applicator and it covers the spot perfectly. The light shade matches my skin tone exactly. I just bought my 2nd tube, can't beat this.
I absolutely love this concealer.
I have tried many high end brands in the past, and I find that this one to be most effective for under-eye, blemishes, ANYTHING! cheap and works so well!!!
I apply with the sponge then lightly dab with my ring finger once I've put on my foundation, and it covers all the things I want covered :) would def recommend it!
This concealer is awesome. I have naturally dark purple circles around my eyes and when I put this concealer on it instantly hides them! I love this product and since I found it in the makeup aisle I haven't used anything else for a concealer. The price isn't too bad, and it lasts a really long time as long as you don't smother concealer all over your face, I just put it under my eyes.
I recently purchased Maybellines Dark Spot Concealer after I had seen it being used by a beauty guru on youtube (I believe it was carlibel55). I have to say that I love this product. I have been looking for a concealer that does not settle in fine lines, brightens the under eye and does not accentuate my large pores and I have tried mac select coverup, mac studio fix (which had rave reviews and I am not a fan) and maybelline fit me concealer and none of them gave me the results maybelline dark spot concealer has. I apply the concealer on a moisturized face with pore professional as a primer and I use the upside down triangle method aka Kim Kardashian style. I then apply Maybelline Magic Liquid foundation using my fingers on the rest of my face, gently blending around the triangles. The only con I can think of is I do still apply a tad of maybelline fit me concealer to cover the dark circles under my eyes. This concealer is great for brightening and it conceals a bit, but I needed slightly more coverage. I'm sure I could probably try adding more product, but I haven't tried that to be honest. I guess I assumed it might become cakey, so I opted to used maybelline fit concealer because it has a thinner consistency. I will try adding a second layer for more coverage and keep you posted!
UPDATE: January 28th, So I noticed something very interesting and thought I'd share. I had originally been using this product before I applied foundation and noticed great results. My routine was on a clean face, moisturize, poreprofessional and then maybelline dark spot concealer.
I recently tried it after my usual moisturizing and priming routine and applied it over L'oreal magic nude foundation and it creased and looked horrible. I'm thinking that may explain the mixed reviews. The trick is to apply it before foundation and blend the foundation into the concealer. Its been working for me:)
I like this concealer. Has good coverage and I love the way it brightens under my eyes. I'm not crazy about the sponge applicator but what can you do?
I liked the one for under eyes. There is a pic of that on here but this is for DARK SPOTS! For the price this isn't worth it. This has made. I difference in any spots I might have. The cover up is minimal. When I twist the bottom, even if I twist it 5 times, hardly any product comes out. I've been using this for over a month. I wasn't expecting a miracle. Or for it to even do what it claimed. I just thought it's be a decent concealer. It's alright but not for the price.
Great brightener and undereye concealer! I love this concealer. I think it might be number one out of all my fav concealers. That's out of drugstore and high end. I normally set it and I have no problems w/it. Great price too