Friday, January 27, 2012
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Concealer Swatches and Review
I was able to try a couple of shades from the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Concealer (wow what a mouthful!) line. I had always been curious about this product because I tried Maybelline concealers in the past and they were pretty good, but it was my first time to use one in a sponge-rollerball form. I was sent a product sample in the Light shade, but I felt it was too light for my skintone. With flash photography, it seemed that I had the reverse raccoon eyes- too light under the eye area. I went ahead and got the Medium shade, and it was perfect for my skintone. I also think the Medium has a yellow undertone which is perfect for my warm skin.
120 Light, 130 Medium
120 Light, 130 Medium
As you can see, Medium is more yellow-based and Light is pinkier. Medium is just perfect for me.
The product applies well on the undereye are, as well as those hard-to-reach crevices on the inner corner of the eye. The roller is perfect to apply on those tight corners. The consistency is pretty good, very even, does not create patches on the skin. It does cover dark circles effectively, and I like to set it with a salmon-colored mineral concealer. However, on certain days that I lack sleep and have extremely dark circles, I apply a thicker concealer on top. Most days, though, this works quite well, and I like how invisible it looks underneath my makeup.
Wearing Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Concealer in Medium
This is my everyday go-to undereye circle concealer of late. I love the ease in application, great packaging, good coverage, and the lack of patchy or splotchy areas when applied. This is not a thick concealer, though, so if you have sunken eyes from lack of sleep, you may need something more than this. I like this though and love how it blends into my skin without giving a telltale sign of its existence.
Pros: Great packaging (love the roller), ease in application, affordable price, good coverage, looks very natural
Cons: May be too thin in consistency for somebody with very dark circles.
The Shades Of U Rating: 4.25 out of 5 stars
Note: Media sample was provided by a representative of the company for consideration. All opinions are completely mine.