Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles


653 reviews

68% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.2

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.2

Price: $$



Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I find this concealer is not of the high coverage ones.It has kinda light to buildable.I don't mind because I do not have dark circles but those of you with panda eyes are not gonna like it!The packaging is ok for me.Also, the formula contains some kind of oil and I believe it irritates my eyes ,because every time I wear it my eyes are watery.I will stick with my Mac prolongwear which is amazing.

on 6/1/2015 6:38:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I actually thought this concealer did a decent job, and I didn't mind the bingo marker packaging (save for the nasty, piddly little bubble cap that cracked immediately). Like a moron, I ignored the warnings about hygiene…and now I am fighting off a painful reaction around my right eye (thank you, antihistamines). Having stopped using the stuff, I am noticing that the redness and blistering bumps have subsided. Were I a player of bingo, I probably could have found a use for it, but I am not, so into the bin it went.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

on 5/31/2015 5:18:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I bought into the hype, and I'm so glad I did! Doesn't crease or cake up and comes in a color light enough and perfect for me to highlight with without it looking like a white cast. I know the packaging probably isn't the most hygienic since you tend to put the sponge directly on your face, but I actually really like the convenience of the little sponge as opposed to the wand of most concealers.

on 5/22/2015 4:05:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

UNBELIEVABLE! This stuff was the cause of all my eye problems! I kept getting very sore, irritated, red eyes that felt like they were swollen or dry. I purchased air filters, switched mascara, eyeliner, etc trying to find the cause of my inflamed eyes. I nearly quit my job because I thought there was something in the building causing the reaction. I went to the doctor thinking I was having an unusual reaction to pollen this summer. Then I decided to research my new Maybelline foundation and see if it could possibly be the problem. BOOM! There are hundreds of complaints about this foundation causing these exactly problems Painful, swollen, irritated, bloodshot eyes. I will be returning my foundation and the concealer and glad I'm not shelling out even more money for doctors, prescriptions, and air filters.

4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Age: Unknown

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

Edit: This has a nice, thin consistency but doesn't cover as much as I would like.

Wow, the hype for this is justified IMO. I wasn't interested in trying it initially because I just assumed it would be too heavy and cake-y for my very dry under-eye area. I had been using Maybelline Fit Me concealer but it was looking too thick despite only using a small amount.

This is very lightweight and smooth and covers well. I actually don't mind the sponge applicator, and I like that the product itself is slim and not bulky.

If you have very hardcore dark circles you are probably going to want something heavier duty, but for now I really like this and think it's a great value.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 5/19/2015 1:40:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Really didn't like this stuff. Its greasy and slides right off my face. Doesnt cover any of my acne.

on 5/17/2015 4:55:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I bought this concealer because all my friends use it so I thought, "Hmm why not?" So I did & it was the worse thing I've done! I got an allergic reaction to it.. I got an ugly rash that made my skin really really dry.

Age: 36-43

Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

The sponge applicator of this concealer apparently gets a lot of mixed reviews, but it's actually my favorite aspect! While it's a little tricky to get the product flowing through the sponge on first use, once that initial hurdle is overcome, I find this concealer to be insanely easy to use. It only ever seems to release just enough product to provide the perfect amount of coverage. It is, in my experience, practically impossible to screw up.

Also, the sponge applicator is extremely gentle on the under eye area. I've also used pen-style and wand/tube concealers and I felt like those were less bulletproof/slightly harsher on my skin in terms of pulling it and don't like them as much. Personal preference, really. I also don't find the sponge applicator of the Age Rewind Eraser less hygienic than say, a tube/wand formula, but also not terribly fussy on that front.

As for the shade/formula, I use the one meant for correcting dark circles. It's a color-correcting concealer and as such, the pinkish/peachy color is meant to counteract against the blueish/purplish tones associated specifically with dark circles, not as a general purpose concealer. If you have issues with the color not matching your overall skin tone but still want to color correct dark circles, you can apply this first and then a layer of concealer or foundation that's a better match for your skin tone after. That's how I use it. Unless I forget to use it before I apply foundation, in which case I simply apply on top of it — works almost as well!

When I'm feeling especially ambitious, I'll set my under eye concealer with the E.L.F. High Definition Undereye Setting Powder ($3 or so). It's not by any means an essential step, but it does provide extra longevity/staying power and a little extra brightening/dark circle color-corrrection.

FYI, I have deep set eyes and dark under eye circles (have always had them and one of my only skincare concerns). Short of surgically altering my face structure (insane!) or getting under eye dermal fillers, this is about the best solution I've found for dealing with dark circles. Not perfect, but gets the job done as well as can be expected and reasonably cheap to boot (performed at least as well as a much higher end concealer that I tried somewhat recently with similar color-correction abilities. Only difference is that the cost of the higher end product was like, 10-20x higher than this stuff per ounce — maybe more, but I'd need to do the math. Infuriating!).

Good value; does what it promises to do.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

on 5/17/2015 2:50:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I have it in Neutraliser, the best feature of this is its consistency. Its light weight so very suitable for the under eyes and functions well as a highlighting concealer. However the Neutraliser shade is a bit different than the Light one on my skin...Neutraliser is a bit thicker and sometimes it slightly breaks me out.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Grey

I'm really on the fence about this concealer. I've been using it for about a month now, and it really does a wonderful job of covering up my dark circles and evening out some redness on/around my nose that my foundation can't handle. It's terrible for acne though, don't even bother. The consistency is thin, which I like for under eyes, and creasing is minimal at worst. Price is good, however...I cannot stand the applicator. I would go as to far as say that I hate it. It's a borderline deal breaker. I don't like having to wait for the weird little puff to load up with concealer and then it always feels like not enough is dispensing so it's just click click click dab click. Maybe I'm impatient (spoiler alert: I'm really impatient), but it aggravates me to no end. Would much rather put it on my own sponge or a beauty blender or whatever and actually control the amount of product being used on my own. Irritation aside, it still works really well on my dark circles and it's portable and cheap so I'll continue to use it until I find something better or they get rid of the abhorrent packaging.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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