Review of Maybelline New Instant Age Rewind by AndreaJunelle
I am surprised at how much I like this foundation! I purchased it a while back because I adore the "Age Rewind Eraser Brightener Concealer" I found the concealer very easy to work with and it's also one of the few drugstore concealers that completely covers my dark circles like no other. So I hoped to love the foundation just as much and while I do, it's just for different reasons..
For reference I have 30yr old, very oily, clog/acne-prone, neutral leaning warm undertoned skin.(I'd be between shades N10 & NC15 in MAC at the moment) I have the lightest as well as the 2nd lightest shades ("Creamy Ivory 120 & Buff Beige 130") Creamy Ivory is a good match for me this time of year when I'm at my palest (winter) & Buff Beige matched me very well up until October 2012 or so when the weather changed and I lost any bit of a tan I had..
I originally purchased this because of the attached sponge applicator. I've tried the "brush top applicators" on concealers & foundations in the past and I don't ever find the brushes to be useful (still required blending w/a sponge or fingers) so I wanted to try this because since I'm an "on the go" mother of two, there are MANY times that I'm applying my makeup on the living room floor or in the car Lol so am not always able to do a full face at my vanity with my dampened beauty blender (you get the picture right? ;D)
Luckily I was dead on right about the applicator! The sponge applicator really helps me (I do end up blending a little with my fingers when I'm done using the sponge, but it is not required to the point that the sponge is useless)
I do have breakout prone skin and thankfully have not had any issues :)
It is also very light coverage (which is what I personally want for days I'm quickly applying fndtn away from my vanity) It may be possible to build it up to medium coverage since it's so natural looking, but if you are looking for something very full coverage, this is simply not for you. For me though, not only does it even out my skin without looking mask-like, it gives a sort of *glow* to my face that I can't explain, but not ever too oily looking, nor does it accentuate my oily spots in the summer weather or any dry patches that I tend to get during winter.
From time to time I stray away from this to try other things, but I recently rediscovered it and totally regret forgetting about it!! For full coverage days/special occasions I do reach for something else most times (most recently either CG Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 or Wet 'n Wild CoverAll Cream) But for regular days I've been reaching this quite often, and I *always* carry it in my purse because the sponge truly is great for touch ups as well.
I paid between $9-10 USD which is not bad for a quality, drugstore foundation. If it were more, I'd pay more because I think it's great. I definitely think this is 5 lippie worthy &I highly recommend for anyone looking for an inexpensive lightweight foundation :)
****Edited to add - After reading some of the reviews below I noticed a lot of people are reviewing this foundation as the concealer from this line, but my personal review is for the Age Rewind Eraser Treatment Makeup foundation. The packaging of the foundation is basically identical looking to the concealer, just larger :)