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Sunday, 30 November 2014

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer Review

Hello my lovelies!

I'm sure many of you have heard of the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer. It's a cult favourite which has been raved about for years! I'm not sure why I was never really pulled into the hype, but being on what feels like a hunt that has lasted far too long, I finally gave in and purchased it, hoping I will finally have a HG undereye concealer.

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer - Medium

I was fortunate enough to buy this at a 40% off sale at Priceline. In Australia, we only have 3 shades available: Light, Medium and Brightening. Brightening seemed too light and pink toned so I opted for Medium.

I have to say, I don't really understand the hype over this product. I mean it's good, but there are plenty of good concealers out there. It was definitely nothing exceptional. Firstly, I don't really like the packaging. I understand the concept, but I feel a lot of the product gets stuck in the sponge and is thus wasted. Also, the shade range is quite poor. Medium feels really light for myself, I like highlighting, but I feel this is too light for a medium shade which is pretty disappointing. The shade itself is ok, its yellow toned enough that it corrects nicely so I guess it does it's job.

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer - Medium

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer - Medium

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer - Medium

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer - Medium

My main gripe with the concealer however is that it dries really really fast, so you have to work quickly with it or it won't blend seamlessly into the skin. Also, the concealer can get cakey easily, so I found I had to be really careful with how much of it I was using. Next I would like to address its claims to not settle into fine lines, it did. But so does every other concealer I tried. It's inevitable, as any concealer gets worn through the day, as with any other makeup item, it breaks down - especially on people with oily skin, which I have. So I'm not going to complain about the settling. As long as it doesnt look crazy at the end of the day, I can deal with it.

So there you have it guys. My review on a very ok concealer. Have you tried the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer? Was it a hit or a miss for you? Better yet, have you got any recommendations for an undereye concealer I should try?

Nur x

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