What the brand says: Instant Age Rewind Dark Circles Treatment Concealer by Maybelline makes the eye area appear radiant and refreshed in no time. This super-concentrated treatment concealer features a micro-corrector applicator to help instantly erase dark circles and fine lines. Infused with Goji berry and Haloxyl this concealer is a definite must-have to keep you looking fresh even after all the late-night shenanigans.
MY TAKE ON MAYBELLINE INSTANT AGE REWIND CONCEALER
Packaging: The concealer comes in a very easy-to-use transparent tube with an applicator on one end. The sponge applicator needs to be twisted (arrows shown on the tube) and the product saturates at the tip. The sponge tip has a transparent lid that prevents it from getting dirty or attract bacteria.
Texture: The concealer is very creamy, applies smoothly and dries quickly so you need to blend it asap! It settles into a comfortable matte finish and look really natural once well blended.
Shade: There are a total of 4 shades in this range (here in India), below is a summary on each-
Fair- This is the lightest shade of all and will only suit very fair and pale skin tones. This shade has a prominent white cast.
Honey- I was expecting this shade to be darker but to my surprise, it is nude with pink undertones. So, definitely won’t go with people who have yellow undertones (like me!).
Medium- This shade is nude with yellow undertones and will go well with most of the Indian fair-medium skin tones. I have a medium skin tone and this one is a perfect match. It looks a bit lighter initially but blends very well.
Neutral- This is a yellow concealer that can be used under the above concealers if you have prominent dark circles.
How I use and staying power/after-effects: Twist applicator in the direction of arrows until the concealer is visible on the sponge (it may take some turns on first use). Apply concealer directly to the under-eye area, Blending in an outward motion. Use your damp beauty sponge to blend it well and you are done!
I never really use a concealer under my eyes because I do not have prominent dark circles and whatever I have gets evened out with the foundation. I like highlighting my under eye area and I hence use a lighter concealer. The medium shade effectively highlights as well as conceals! I have always had problems with creasing under the eye because of the lines but this concealer blends so well, I cannot really see any creasing! The applicator takes few clicks/twists initially but once you start using it regularly, just 2 clicks/twists are enough to get the required product. The first time I use this, I was disappointed with the product since Medium was the closest match and it still looked lighter (even lighter than the concealer I used for highlighting) but after blending and letting it set for good 2-3 minutes, it looked just perfect! Also, it felt really comfortable and looked natural. I also used it to highlight my nose and chin and it worked well. This is the best concealer I have used so far and I don’t think I will ever lookout for a new one; this is totally worth the hype!
- Travel friendly
- Little goes a long way
- Easy to use
- The tube is transparent so you know how much product is left
- Medium shade should go with most of the Indian skin tones
- Does not crease or settle in fine lines
- Perfect matte finish
- Easily available
- Great for highlighting and concealing
- Great coverage
- No shade for very dark skin tones
PRICE: INR 650/- for 6 mL