Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Brightener

Product Claims (from Maybelline website):
  • Micro-Corrector Applicator micro-fills and smoothes.
  • Active formula with Haloxyl reduces the look of puffiness and shadows while fading the appearance of under-eye circles.
  • Brightener shade adds a luminous touch.
My Thoughts:
I was really excited to try this product out as a few fellow bloggers have mentioned using this product and liking it. When I first went to use it I thought it was broken because it took 30+ clicks before any product came out onto the applicator. I'm not a huge fan of the packaging, even now after using it for about a week, it takes a lot of clicks to get any product out. The product itself is pretty good. It does reduce the look of puffy morning eyes, and brightenes up the eye area for a more awake, refreshed look. The formula has a pink tone to it which I think is just a little too light for my skin tone. I have olive skin and I feel that when used alone, this is too bright and it actually accentuates my under eye circles. I don't have bad under eye circles, I just bought this hoping to add a fresh touch to my makeup. I think it works best when applied under foundation or concealer as it just makes everything look more finished. The brightener is better suited for a fair complexion as opposed to a medium or dark skintone. So, would I repurchase it? No. I think I'll just stick to my Smashbox powder highlighter.


  1. i haven't try it but with your words i don't think i am going to buy it haha....
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  2. ugh it bugs me when products dont' come out of a tube hahaha it's one of my pet peeves... so thanks for warning us about it!

  3. I've been wanting to buy this as well. Glad I head your review. I have fair skin so I'm still going to give it a roll. But thanks for the input!!

  4. It's hard to go to a drugstore brand after using smashbox.... ;). I have the same problem with my MAC concealer not coming out of the bottle very well.. so frustrating!! Thanks for sharing the review... xox!

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  5. i just started using this too and i like it, but idk if i'd repurchase it.

  6. Great review, I might try it out anyways since its not too expensive. Sometimes I am in a hurry in the morning on days when I am tired and something like this might help w/ the bags under my eyes! Thanks for the review!

    xoxo Denise

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  8. Thanks for the review I was thinking about trying it. I really need a new brightener!

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  10. Thanks for the review. I have terrible dark circles from allergies and I have thought about purchasing this. I think I will skip it now. - Dreama


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