I really liked this product. I thought that there was nice coverage, but I found that it was not compatible with my oily skin. I'm more of a matte person, and this gave a very dewy finish. Sad. Also, I felt the velvety sponge application worked well for the under eye concealer, but not so much for this to work on the whole face. I applied it with a brush instead.
I wanted to buy this a few weeks ago but the price was just a bit too high. I found it at half price and decided to try it. I'm glad I did. I didn't turn orange or pink! Yippee!
It goes on easy and it feels like I have nothing on my skin. It's light coverage, which is what I like for everyday wear. When I want my skin to look flawless I use this and then clinique superbalanced powder on top.
This might be my HG as long as I can get it at a lower price.
Not too thrilled about the applicator, but it can be washed when it gets too full and yukked up. In the end I emptied it into a small container and just used my fingers.
I tried this having had great success with the Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse and the Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser (although it does irritate a little after a while). I bought this foundation in the same shade as the Dream Liquid Mousse. That was a mistake. The same shade in this foundation is darker and looks very orange. I'm also not a fan of the texture. On my dry skin it went on okay, but it's too sheer for me and doesn't do anything to even out skintone or hide imperfections. It also did nothing to 'rewind' my age. It claims to instantly erase time - it didn't. In fact, after a while it was patchy and uneven and made me look older rather than younger. Also not sure how hygienic the sponge applicator is as there is no way of cleaning it so far as I know. I gave this foundation a week, then I threw it in the bin. I would definitely not repurchase this product.
It's such a shame you can not buy Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Concealer in the UK. I really would like to try it out.
Well...in that case I forced myself to use Age Eraser foundation as a concealer and I find it to work really great!
The consistency is very light and moistruizing and that's what I need. I have not tried it on my full face, only under eye or on some blemishes and I am very pleased with this product. Shade range is not so good but I use 05 light beige and it's pretty perfect for me.
I just bought this concealer today and I am impressed with the result. I am the colour "light" and I feel it matches my skin almost identical. The only con I can think of as of today, is the applicator. Application can be improved because I find it a pain to have to twist the top in order to get product out.
I have combination skin and an NC 20-25 in Mac and I got the color 130. This foundation sucks if you have oily skin. A true test for a foundation for me is wearing it through a work day. I am usually running around alot so at the end of the day I can def get a feel if a foundation is going to work for me or not. Not even 2 hours in I was an oil-slick on my T Zone ( I set with Mac blot powder as well) I would return it but I already tossed the receipt.
The foundation formula itself is actually really nice. I hate the packaging and the sponge tip applicator. The lasting power is really good and I found a excellent match for my skin tone.
This foundation wasnt all that bad I was surprised by the fact that it didbt make my face look oily like most radiant type foundations do. I don't have oily skin nor do I have dry skin. It's very weird where creams and stuff don't saturate onto my skin and just sit there so it's always been hard for me to find a good foundation. This one went on very nice and light didbt feel like I was wearing a foundation at all. Unlike others I do like the applicator it's easy to use and helps with not applying to much. I have very fair skin with both pink and yellow under stones so there again is a problem. I bought the buff colour which at first looks very yellow till you smooth onto skin after that its a great match. I wanted to love this foundation cause of the reviews and even though it was a decent foundation it just wasnt right for my skin. So far the best foundation I've ever used and is my HG is revlon colour stay for combo/oily skin which thankfully I found out about its greatness on MUA! I recommend the maybeline foundation to anyone with dry skin or even skin that absorbs well unlike mine.
I've tried high end foundations like MUFE mat velvet and low end foundations like revlon colorstay. This foundation is definitely my favourite.
COVERAGE: It's a light-medium coverage, but it evens out my skin tone and covers any redness. I have a lot of pimples and acne scars and they are covered quite nicely by this foundation. If it's not covered, I will only dab a bit of concealer over it.
BLENDING: It blends incredibly, it NEVER LOOKS CAKEY. I have to look really close to spot for streaks. The applicator makes applying and blending very time saving.
FINISH: My T-Zone can get really oily but this foundation never makes it look greasier than usual. I absolutely adore the finish. It's not matte, but it's not shiny. It just looks natural on my skin. I would say it is a little dewy.
LASTING POWER: I don't know how long exactly it lasts but I wear it everyday to school, 8-4, and by the time I get home, this foundation is starting to wear off. So don't plan on wearing this for more than 8 hours. It does not rub off on any clothing.
SHADE: Shade nude 190 matches my face PERFECTLY.. I believe that it does oxidize a little darker but it still matches. My face is naturally lighter than my skin so when I first apply it, nude looks exactly the same as my natural face color but after 10 mins, my face seems to match my neck better. It's more yellow and a little darker.
APPLICATOR: The fuzzy ball applicator seems a little gimmicky and not very sanitary. However, it is supposed to be antibacterial and I haven't had a problem with it breaking me out. The first time you apply it, it feels strange but once covered in foundation, it is very soft and it does save a lot of time.
CONS: You do have to use a brush or fingers to get rid of some streaks. You don't really know how much product comes up because you can't see it. (so be careful not to turn it too much) There is a bit of a smell, but it does not bother me like other foundations do. There is not that much product and I believe a small amount gets wasted in the eraser head. It does not have good staying power.
OVERALL: I HIGHLY RECOMMEND for those that want a foundation that does not feel heavy, does not look cakey and will cover redness and even out skin tone. I will be re-purchasing this! My bottle is almost out, and I've used it everyday for at least 6 months... (cannot remember when I bought it though)
I look forward to purchasing the foundation powder in this line and will be reviewing that as well.
The older I get (pushing 61) the less inclined I am to give anything a "OMG, it's HG 5". Having said that, I keep coming back to the Instant Age products. Was so upset when they discontinued the small concealer tubes (why, why, do they do that for goodness sakes, when the reviews were incredibly good) but then discovered the eraser in both concealer and makeup. For me, that little eraser head is perfect. I'm up at 5 am and out the door by 6 in order to start the day by 7 with special needs students. It's not only no fuss touch but scent is fine and coverage midline. I do use Smashbox primer or Hard Candy (which I must review soon) which helps application. Look, at 60 years old, unless you're someone with cash to burn and can afford the now norm cosmetic surgeries many people are getting, this is pretty good and gives a nice finish. I wish I could get all the lasers and botox but I make next to nothing but am blessed with a vocation I'd never leave. So Instant Age Rewind it is...