Maybelline • Instant Age Rewind- radiant firming makeup • Foundations
|Would buy this product again.||75%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Finally, a drugstore foundation that doesn't slide around and sit on top of your skin! This foundation really sinks into your skin, and looks flawless.
It is packaged in a glass bottle with a red, twist-off cap. The overall packaging is very sleek and practical; the only down side is that there is no pump. You have to pour the foundation out onto the top of your hand, and that can get messy! But if the product inside is good, I don't care about the packaging too much.
Lets look at what the foundation claims to do:
- Goji berry and caffeine visibly firm and improve skin's condition
- Contains SFP 18 to help protect skin from sun damage
What it actually does:
- I don't notice any firming; however, more mature skin might notice this.
- Leaves skin soft.
- This foundation has really good pigmentation. You don't need a lot to cover your entire face.
- It will cover small scars or light hyper-pigmentation. (You will need a concealer for dark marks.)
- It is not cakey or heavy, it's very lightweight.
- Over time, it WILL lighten any dark spots because of the SPF it contains.
Who should use this foundation:
This foundation claims to be best for normal to dry skin. However, I have oily skin and I LOVE this foundation. It does not control oil so I do have to powder. Plus, it's fall now and we aren't sweating as much, and our skin is producing a lot less oil. The finish of this foundation is flawless; not too dewy and not too matte. It really looks like my own skin.
I recommend everyone to give this foundation a try. It's lightweight, has good coverage, and a satin finish. It's a drugstore foundation so you can always find it on sale, and it's already at an affordable price! This is definitely a great everyday foundation, and I'm glad I picked it up a few weeks back!
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Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I was using Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Cream foundation before it was discontinued and was hoping that this new radiant, firming makeup would be a good substitute. The coverage wasn't the same but I liked this foundation too.. It applies very easily with fingers or a damp sponge and dries fairly quickly to a smooth, natural, dewy finish. The coverage seems to be very sheer but this formula does a good job of covering my redness. I also noticed, in bright sunlight, that it doesn't accentuate my fine lines and dry spots. It looks like my skin but better. The only thing I am concerned about is that my face will get greasy after a few hours wear, which is a problem for me no matter what makeup I use. So I have to blot or use powder to freshen up the look. For reference, the medium beige color shade was a good match for my summer tanned skin (MAC NC40) and I will probably use Sandy Beige (MAC NC30) in the winter. Update: I found after a week's use that the coverage is a little too sheer for me and can't be built up to medium. It also doesn't last all day like my Revlon Colorstay foundation. So I deducted 1 lippie for coverage and wear.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I had a craving to purchase this foundation for weeks. Even though I'm content with the foundations I already have, I'm always looking for the next best thing. I was pleasantly surprised by this foundation. This foundation can be placed in the category of "dewy/glowy" foundations. Among the other foundations I have tried in this category like MUFE HD, Diorskin Nude Hydrating, Tarte Re-Create and LORAC Breakthrough Performance, I think Instant Age Rewind Radiant Firming is a good winner. Out of all of these, I do prefer Diorskin Nude Hydrating over the rest but Instant Age Rewind Radiant Firming comes in as a very close second. Diorskin has more of a medium cover whereas this foundation is light and can be layered for a more medium cover. You will still need concealer with this foundation after two layers. However, it has better coverage then MUFE HD, Tarte and LORAC. I have combo skin and this foundation doesn't make me look like an oil slick. But, I feel that it may be too dewy for some of those hot humid summer days yet ideal for my winter skin. I wasn't that impressed with the shade selection with this foundation. I'm medium neutral and picked up Pure Beige which is slightly too light but the next shade darker to that was too orange. To correct the shade, I add a powder bronzer on top. No worries because I'm thinking I will keep this around for a winter foundation and the shade will match better when I'm not tanned. I find that the color of this foundation stayed true all day and it does a good job adhering to the face during a 90 degree muggy day. I know if I wear this foundation daily, I can predict a slight breakout due to the talc in this. So, I will update later if I experience any breakouts in the future.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
My mom bought me this product years ago but I didn't like it because it was way too dark for my skin (220 Sandy Beige). After a year or two of trying foundations with price ranges of $5-$46, I went through my makeup bag and found this. I wore it the next day to school and was wondering why I put this away for so long....its an awesome product! Over time, my skin tone had darkened and this product brightened my skin, lasted several hours and covers any scars I had. On the other hand, my friend's girlfriend said my face looked cakey ( me and her don't get along so she could be jealous of my lovely complexion:)....I apply this with a Studio Gear foundation brush #16 and it goes on so smoothly. The other products I tried like Revlon's Photo Ready, Bare Minerals or Smashbox end up making my complexion look crappy at the end of the day. Maybelline is an awesome cosmetics company! And this product is made for all skin types so people with dry skin or acne-prone skin can enjoy the wonders this product has. I hope this product does not discontinue.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Black, Fine Eyes: Brown
I thought that this was going to be like revlon CS, but no, itīs very less liquid (more dense), smoothes out the skin, good coverage, last for several hours, didn't oxidize and I just wish it had a pump...sorry for my english
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I love this foundation. I purchased it in Nude which is slightly darker that my NC 25ish skin. I wanted this to be my summer foundation when I get a little tanned but once I tried it, I seem to be reaching for this foundation more that my colorstay that I fell in love with....Haay, I guess I cannot wait for the summer and tired of wearing a flawless matte pale face and preferring the dewy finish of this foundation. My new favourite.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I'm laughing at the previous review..the reviewer is 19-24 years old and "not old". I'm 55, and really surprised that I like this makeup as much as I do, and she does too! For reference, I am an NW20 in MAC, except NW25 in the stick foundation. Since we've moved near an Ulta, I have sampled/purchased several foundations, and returned them. LORAC's SMS, Smashbox's cream makeup and Too Faced Amazing Face. LORAC's seems very similar to the Instant Age Rewind Eraser makeup. I did a side by side test on my face and could not tell the difference. Major fail for the $30 difference in price. Smashbox's was quite heavy and did not have a real skin appearance. Too Faced Amazing was a gorgeous makeup with not a lot of coverage, but incredibly yellow. I was matched with Perfect Nude and trust me, it was no match. I am very pink based, and have no yellow/olive tinge to my skin whatsoever, but oddly my neck is more pink/red than my face, which is fairly pale. The short run with Too Faced got me thinking though, that maybe I was wearing a foundation that was too pale for my skin. So, I purchased this foundation is Sandy Beige (scary for me!) and I wore it for the first time yesterday, to visit old friends. My friend immediately asked me what I was wearing and said it was gorgeous and dewy and that she had recent difficulty finding a pretty foundation in the high end for her changing skin. I think after she picked herself up off the floor she couldn't believe I was actually wearing Maybelline. That's the best recommendation I could get. Typically I wear Fusion-Beauty's peachy anti-age primer under but we were in a rush yesterday and I forgot to apply it before my foundation. That's even better. Will I continue to buy? You betcha.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I love to try new foundation so I picked this up when rite aid had a sale. I think this is a great product. Its a little sticky but it really does make you look younger, (not that im old) It covers up my dark circles and my acne scars.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Red Eyes: Green
Love this foundation, it looks so light and natural and the price is great love the color, and the feel looks great on very pretty.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I love everything about this product except for the coverage. I'm acne prone and this stuff hasn't broken me out! BUT it doesn't hide the acne scars and red spots like I would like. I would buy it again for sure,but would invest in a concealer too.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is the smoothest foundation I've tried. With my experience, it has a medium to full coverage. The finish is dewy and looks as if you don't even have makeup on! It lasts all day and keeps my skin even. If I'm planning on working out or running around all day, I'll mix Revlon Colorstay Active foundation with it and the coverage improves and, rather than caking up, it stays smooth and full-coverage all day.
The only con is the packaging. It's pretty cheap and the lid seems like it could crack pretty easily.
Overall...I love it. Buy it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
I have this in Cocoa 360 and it is a perfect match for my skin tone with E.L.F. studio powder in Coco on top. I'd say it gives moderate but buildable coverage and the finish is dewy and natural looking. It covered the few acne scars I have that are now visible since my summer tan has faded really well. It looks like I have on no makeup at all just like I have perfect skin! I can't even feel it on my face!
It can oxidize to an awful reddish color so be careful what moisturizer you use beforehand and/ or use a primer underneath!
I'd rather this came in a pump bottle since having to pour it out slows down application time but I can deal. Also, as a woman of color I have to say I am a little concerned that this shade is the darkest in the line...once summer rolls around I'm pretty sure this color won't work for me anymore so I'm a little disappointed in Maybelline for that.