Many years ago, in my childhood, I remember my mom’s friend saying that you can’t go cheap with skin care and makeup, it has to be a high-end product. And this has become my philosophy especially after I stumbled with some drugstore products several times while growing up.
However, this statement is not always true.
The product that has just become my Holy Grail is sold at every drugstores and groceries. It’s Maybelline Makeup Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser Concealer.
I tried at least a dozen of expensive concealers so far, including Tarte, YSL, Chanel and etc, you name it. However, neither of them can beat this one in many aspects. To name a few, it’s lightweightness, hydrating properties, and crease-free finish.
The formula is infused with goji berry extracts and Haloxyl. Goji Berry is known for its skin benefits, such as improving hydration, brightening, lighting and toning effect – thanks to vitamin C inside – without causing irritation.
Haloxyl is another active ingredient, widely used in the beauty industry today, as it combats the look of dark circles, wrinkles and fine lines. Together, they contribute to a more radiant, youthful eye contour area.
Formula & Coverage
The concealer has a medium coverage and once my skin absorbs it, the color seems to adjust better to my complexion. It has more of a natural matte finish and doesn’t crease or overload my under-eye area. It is very lightweight and covers my dark circles without any dryness because of the ingredients listed above. And it doesn’t melt away during the day!
I would argue the applicator since such applicators are usually impossible to clean and they are in direct contact with skin and the product can easily get contaminated and contribute to bacteria breeding. Fortunately, this one is anti-microbial.
Whenever I’m having a good sleep and my dark circles are not that bad I’m using this product alone. In other cases, I use a peach corrector underneath to cancel the darkness and this concealer on top for more of a awaken effect.
I usually use my fingers to blend out the edges of the product.
The product comes 12 shades, including Neutralizer (works the same as orange/peach concealer) and Brightener, that you can use to add luminosity to the inner corner of your eyes, brow bones, cheek, bridge of the nose. The best matching shade for me is Light.
Overall, indeed it’s a product everyone must have. The beauty of it, that you don’t need to break the bank to own a good product like this. And yes, beauty can be affordable.
Have you ever tried this product? If yes, share your opinion in the comments down below!
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If any of the products cause irritation discontinue use immediately.
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