Maybelline • Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles • Concealers
|Would buy this product again.||66%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
The first shade I purchased from this line was the Brightener. I bought that explicitly for my under eye area and am enjoying the effect it gives. It doesn't take much product, and it blends really well. I find that this does not get greasy or smudged or dry during the day. It lasts well and seems to look pretty much the same at the end of the day. The second shade I purchased is the Neutralizer. I bought this with the plan of using it as a way to neutralize the discoloration to my eyelids, for days when I want to neutralize but not wear a primer because I don't want to wear other eye makeup (think: groceries, errands, etc.). I am happy to report that this works really well for this purpose. I dot on a few to the lids, blend, and I'm good to go. I would highly recommend this for omeone that has some red discoloration that they need to neutralize. Now - if Maybelline would just come out with a perfect light peachy color as a brightener, I'll be set!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I have this in the shade "fair" and have been using this product pretty regularly for about 6 months.
To begin with, the packaging really sucks. The plastic casing cracked and the click-mechanism broke within the first couple of uses and I got to have a nice messy time one night retrieving the product out of its gawd-awful packaging and placing the salvaged product in an empty screw-top sample pot I had on hand. My first few uses impressed me enough to go to all the trouble though.
I still keep the broken packaging in my vanity area for the little spongy tip-thinger on it, I find this little applicator applies, spreads, and blends the least amount of product while providing the most coverage, which is what I need because less is more with this product. I don't have a brush in my collection that delivers similar results so I just dab as little product as possible from my sample pot onto the sponge-tip thingy and use that.
I really like this product, it's not cakey and doesn't crease once set (so long as you don't go nuts by piling tons of it on). I do find that if I apply it without being properly moisturized it can look a little dry/scaly/patchy, though. Not terribly, but enough to annoy me when I'm examining my face.
I really like how opaque this product is with a very thin application. It's not perfectly opaque, but is quite opaque with very little product. I also like how comfortable this is on the skin and how easy it is to blend.
What impressed me most was that it doesn't crease under my eyes (again, so long as you remember that less is more), the skin around my eyes and my eyelids are on the oily side, so that it doesn't crease once set was pretty impressive to me given this is a drugstore product. One day I was in a huge rush and didn't have time for my eye makeup routine so I just quickly blended this product on my eyelids up to my brows as a wash to even out the skin on my eyelids, and praying to God it wouldn't crease on me while still expecting it would. But, it didn't crease for the whole day (lasted about 8-9 hours or so without any noticeable creasing), and ever since then I've been using this product also as a base/primer for my eyeshadow to help stave off creasing, and have been very pleased with it for that purpose also.
I also like blending this product down towards my cheeks in an upside-down triangle and applying it around my nose and fine smile lines and my cupids bow and the corners of my mouth, pretty much where all the problems in the center of my face occur, such as dullness/redness/creasing/shadows. The "fair" is just a touch lighter than my skin and my foundation, and has really nice blurring properties for fine lines, that doing this has served me well for creating oh-so-subtle dimension, staving off creasing (esp around the corners of my nose) and redness, and brightening up shadows around my nose and mouth. This product is so easy to work with, and so very little product is required, that this extra step in my routine isn't time consuming at all, it's very quick.
I do find I can get shiny in the areas where it's been applied on my face as the day progresses, and since on my face I mainly apply it in the center - that means I get shinier than usual in the center of my face. Blotting papers does the trick, but still, would be nice if it was more mattifying for my purposes.
I definitely don't think this product is overpriced, it's a very good product and very little is required to accomplish its task, those qualities are usually typical of high end products that cost significantly more, not drugstore products. So I think it's a bargain. Hate the packaging tho, they need to fix that. Otherwise, highly recommend.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I've been using this product for a few months now and to my surprise, I actually really like it. Prior to this, I was using Mac's Studiofinish concealer for my undereye circles - it wasn't bad, but it was the exact shade that I was using for the blemishes on the rest of the face.
When I first applied I thought it was too light because I wasn't used to using a lighter shade for my undereyes. But after a while I got used to it, and the great thing about this concealer is that it brightens up my undereye area and makes me look a lot more awake/alert. The consistency is good, and it manages to stay on for a solid 8-10 hours WITHOUT a setting powder. I was quite skeptical about the cleanliness of the applicator at first but I eventually got used to it. I haven't broken out in any way because of this product and never has it felt "dirty" or "unsanitary".
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I'm about half way thru my first bottle of this. I'm super fair, and I bought the shade Fair. I bought it because Tiffany D used it in some of her videos. It is excellent at covering the shadowy areas under my eyes. I apply it in a triangle shape, then blend with a Sigma F86, just like Tiffany. It brightens up my under eye area, and blends flawlessly. Just be mindful not to apply too much, or it could crease. (I set it with Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder.) I think I paid around $8 for it, but I will most definitely repurchase! I hope they don't discontinue it!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
LOVE LOVE LOVE! I decided to try this when I saw many beauty gurus use it in their videos. I have tried many under eye concealers that just do not work well whether they become cakey or look very orange on my skin. This drug store concealer is an amazing product. I love the sponge applicator, the concealer nicely rolls onto my face. One tip on deciding your color; go a shade lighter than you normally would. I have a medium skin tone but went with the light shade and it looks good. I would highly recommend this product if you are looking for something to put under your eyes that is not too heavy!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight Eyes: Brown
I don't know how I feel about this concealer. When I first got it (about a year ago), I absolutely loved it. I really liked the formula, not too thick, easy to blend and I really liked the coverage. I only used it on my undereye area and I thought it covered my dark circles really well.
However, my opinion has changed pretty drastically. I stopped using it for a while in favour of my Garnier rollerball. I recently started using it again and I just don't love it anymore. I don't think it covers my dark circles very well and it makes my undereye area look ashy and dry. I have no idea what happened. And the packaging, yuck. I never liked the packaging, but now I detest it. I dislike the sponge, I find it unhygienic. I dislike the twist system, I never get the right amount. I don't think I will buy this product again, since it doesn't seem to work with my skin and my skintone anymore.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
Why are drugstore brands coming out with these crazy containers. I thought mine was defective at first because I had to continue to turn the arrow thing over and over and over to get any of it onto.....the SPONGE applicator, don't you know. Ok then, I will admit that applied with the actual sponge, in the right amount,,,,and that gets tricky because there either seems to either be too little or too much.....it's actually a pretty good product! It did not settle into lines or dry my under eyes. The problem for me was limited color choice. I got the medium one for nc-25 and it was too light on me, giving the reverse raccoon effect. If you are a super fair type, this might be worth checking out.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This concealer didn't live up to my expectations. After hearing such great things, I was eager to try it. However, I feel like it didn't do anything I wanted.
It is quite thick/creamy and it feels very oily on my skin. It settles into fine lines and when I use it on my blemishes, it really settles in the cracks and makes it look worse. The coverage is not so great in my opinion, because as I try to pat down the product, all the dark marks just show up again. It makes my face feel quite heavy, without really providing me with the coverage I want. The color range is pretty limited, and I feel like I'm in between colors. I'm not much of a fan of the sponge applicator either; I feel it's not very sanitary.
I wouldn't repurchase this, it does not live up to the hype for me :(
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I really enjoy this concealer. It would have to be my favourite drugstore concealer.
It does a great job of brightening and concealing my under eye area where i have to most problems. It is not 100% coverage but it does about an 85% coverage in my opinion so definitely worth the money compared with high end concealers which don't even achieve that.
The major plus is the coverage and the price.
The cons would have to be the shade limitations and packaging.
The first one I had broke about 2/3's of the way through and if not for the concealer itself i wouldn't have bothered trying again. You just need to take a lot of care when handling it and so far I haven't had another one break. The sponge applicator is also useless.
With the shades here in Australia the darkest is medium and as a tan Caucasian while it looks fine in person it often too light in photos which isn't the look I am going for.
Overall I will happily repurchase this until I find something which is perfect.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Overall rating would have been a 2 1/2 if I could have because, for the price, this works fine. Certainly not the best concealer in the world, but it does the trick in a pinch. My big buggaboo with this product is the packaging. I've purchased both the brightner and eraser, and both of the tubes BROKE before I could even get half way through them! They just stopped twisting up. Now I have to yank off the sponge part and smear it on my face, which is messy, to say the very least. I won't be purchasing again, due to the faulty packaging.