Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Radiant Firming Makeup


45 reviews

77% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.2

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.2

Price: $$


Active Ingredient: Octinoxate (4.5%). Inactive Ingredients: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Talc, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Hexyl Laurate, Tribehenin, Dimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Magnesium Sulfate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Laureth-4, Diphenyl Dimethicone, Methylparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract, Propylparaben, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Tocopherol, Caffeine, Aluminum Hydroxide, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Propylene Glycol, Panthenol, Alcohol Denat. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Mica.

on 12/11/2014 5:09:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

I use this foundation in the shade Classic Ivory. It has a light to medium coverage and it is buildable. Do not expect this to cover up just about every mark on your face and that's not what I personally prefer. It makes people look artificial. Overall radiant, healthy, even-toned skin with natural blemishes showing through ever so slightly is more believable. This foundation gives me just that.
This is the first "radiant" foundation I have used. Before this my skin was combo/oily and I used to look for matte foundations...but at 28 years of age, one steadily inches towards foundations that won't settle into the teeny tiny little lines here and there. Also, as I have a bad case of cystic acne, I have some visible pores on either side of my nose. This doesn't settle into those pores either.
And without a powder, if blended well, it gives a beautiful glowing, dewy, healthy finish. You can take the glow down a bit by powdering your oily areas lightly. I have even dared to sport this for an entire evening out without a primer...and it didn't look bad at all.
My peeve about this product is, the difficult-to-use glass bottle without a pump. You have to pour the product our on your palm or on the back of your palm. Perhaps Maybelline could look into adding a pump.
I will purchase this again. I like using it. And I have heard rumors that Maybelline may discontinue this. Sad. It was a goody.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

on 12/5/2014 7:47:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

This foundation is a great. Generally cheap foundations are pretty fake looking but this blends in very nicely, is gentle on your skin, a little goes a long way, and it lasts a full work day (sometimes all day for me until I wash up for bed). I lucked out with my genes and have great skin so all I need is something light-medium to even out the color and make it look "perfect" and this does the job extremely well for what I paid.
I said I wouldn't buy it again only because I'd like to see if there's something a bit better for me because

1) Sometimes my skin has a dry day and then this just brings out the dryness and flakes and sits on top with out being absorbed at all

2) I wish this could be a tube, it's a bottle that you have to pour the foundation out of like salad dressing, I found shaking it and then dabbing my brush around the rim works well but I wish I could control the amount I need for each use more. That also makes it impossible to use the last drop

3) If I have a zit and want to cover it, this starts to look very fake when building up

Times are tough so if you're on a serious budget but want a great foundation, I encourage you to try this.

on 11/21/2014 5:58:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

Over all i have tried a lot of foundations,but this is the one that gives my dull skin a fresh look..No matter how tired i am,this instantly brightens me up..I used to use the cream age rewind with the white cap.I loved that..Now this one is also my favorite..I heard that they are going to discontinue,what a pity.Why would they always do this.First maybelline discontinued my all time favorite lipstick Rum Raisin,(moisture extreme).Now this..Why Maybelline why...?I am an nc40,and Medium beige is ok with me,u ahve to be careful while applying this.A tiny amount is sufficient for the whole face..Not so sure about the oily skin,I have dry skin..This one is perfect for the dry lacklustre skin like mine..

Edit ; Unfortunately i had to take two lippies off,this thing is not agreeing with my extreme dry winter weather.I have applied heavy moisturizer,still its clinging on the dry patches and emphaise under eye lines..

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 11/7/2014 12:46:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Not a bad product but nothing for us mature women to get excited over. Yes, it has that famous Maybelline blending ability but I didn't notice and really wasn't reading into any lifting action of the product. Let's face it: A makeup cannot"lift" saggy skin: A surgeon can. However it does have a somewhat nice finish and for that: 3 lippies.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

This makeup isn't just for mature skin.

I'm 22 and I was at work the other day (I work at Walmart) and my coworker who's the same age as me had just the most flawless looking skin. Smooth, not a pore to be seen, and so radiant. I asked her what she used and was surprised when she told me it was this. I immediately went and bought it for just over $10 CAD. And WOW. This foundation is perfect for dry/combination skin. It's so smooth and creamy, with a tiny bit of shimmer that makes your complexion glow. I have very fair skin with cool undertones and the lightest shade, Buff Beige, is perfect for my skin. I didn't even use primer and just blended with my fingers because my brush was dirty, and it still blended perfectly. Topping it with a finishing powder gave it a natural semi-matte finish, though if you prefer dewy I'd go powderless. The only downside (and not worth taking off a lippie) is the glass bottle. Could definitely use a pump, it's a little old-style.

I honestly wish this was marketed as a hydrating/smoothing makeup for all age groups,
because it's most certainly not just for older skin.

UPDATE: Removed a lippie because this foundation has a rather sticky consistency. It's not horrible but it cuts down on the comfortable wear time.

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

(I got a "buy one get one free" deal online - 1 oz per bottle)

Behold, the "other half" of my foundation HG!

I stayed with Creamy Natural which in this variety is #200. As an example Fit Me in the same shade is #135. I have no idea why they'd do that, but they did it and I can only assume they are intentionally trying to confuse me as part of some diabolical plot.

Alas, I have a laundry list of skin problems (rosacea, oily T-zone, dry and flaky, red and inflamed and just plain old discoloration...evidently I was born to be a make-up guinea pig, probably another part of that diabolical plan). I had high hopes before I tried it, so here's what I found after applying with my fingertips and blending it out with one of Sephora's concealer brushes. (primer and moisturizer were already on)

Consistency: Indistinguishable from a million other liquid foundations

Smell: Hardly any

Coverage: medium-full

Longevity: A good 7 hours, and longer with primer.

If I had just one teensy little complaint it would be the need (on hot days) to "set" it with powder or spray if I wanted to completely avoid the much-dreaded "oil slick" . Ladies and gents who run oily to start with might end up really frustrated with Age Rewind.

So, Age Rewind promises you not just great coverage, but also a noticeable improvement of your skin with regular use. I'll update if something miraculous or disastrous happens!

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

on 8/3/2014 1:20:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm

Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

Let me start off by saying I've tried dozens of foundations. From high end, to drugstore and the Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse has been my favorite for years. But I've been hearing rumors that it's being discontinued [not happy about this]. Anywaysss so I figured I'd try something new. I picked this one up on a whim and let me tell you...I LOVE this foundation! I have very dry, sensitive and fair skin. I typically use a primer, but find that with this foundation, as long as my skin is clean, exfoliated and moisturized, a primer is not needed! It seriously makes my skin look flawless and lasts all day. Now...crossing my fingers that Maybelline doesn't decide to discontinue this one.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Medium Brown, Warm

Hair: Black, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I want to start by saying that Instant Age Rewind Radiant Firming Makeup is discontinued & its replacement is Instant Age Rewind The Lifter Makeup. Anyway, I have this foundation in the shade Caramel Dark 2 & it's the perfect match. The first time I wore it, I thought it was horrible & I almost pitched it in the trash. I felt I was wearing a mask because it was so thick & heavy; I could tell I had something on my face. It's offers full coverage & unfortunately, it caked on my skin. It took me a few wears to get it looking & feeling better on my skin. I found out less is more when it comes to this because of its consistency. It's very thick & it covers dark spots & acne spots regardless of whether or not I decide to use a concealer. Even though I finally got it to work, I don't wear it often because of the satin finish. I have only skin & a matte or natural finish is what I need. I think this is a good enough foundation. The only cons are the finish (if you have oily skin) & the fact that I have to pour it—there's no pump.

Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I bought this one on classic ivory which a bit darker than my skin tone nw 15-20. but I am not
really worried since the quality of this foundation is really good. it gives a dewy finish &
has light reflecting formula that make my face radient & healthy.
the only thing I did not like is the packing it is a glass bottle with no dispenser

on 5/21/2014 9:26:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I'm 16 and have acne prone, combination to oily skin naturally but due to the fact that I use acne treatments containing salicylic acid my skin can become dry and I find that this foundation works wonderfully with my skin. I use a primer first and then apply the product evenly all over my face using a damp beauty blender for best results.

Good color selection
Medium to buildable coverage
Evens out skin tone flawlessly
Doesn't feel heavy
Isn't cakey
Has a nice dewy finish
Doesn't need to be touched up much


Overall I really love this product. It's my favorite drugstore foundation mainly because it does NOT break me out at all!

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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