Concealer Series Continues: Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Spot Concealer

As promised, this is the sequel of my previous post. I already talked about the Bourjois Healthy Mix Illuminating Brush Concealer and Etude House Surprise Essence Concealer, so for today’s post, let me introduce you to another affordable concealer in the market: the Maybelline New Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Spot Concealer + Treatment.

Maybelline actually has two variants from Instant Age Rewind range: the first one is targeted to conceal dark circles, and this one that I have is for dark spots. Since I already own a concealer that helps to brighten my under eye area, I decided to try this one to conceal my acne, acne scars, and other unwanted spots on my face.

Revolutionary concealer and vitamin C treatment covers instantly, while fighting dark spots over time. Concentrated Vitamin C formula visibly decreases dark spots in just 4 weeks*. Targets signs of aging, dark spots, acne scars and sunspots. – taken from Maybelline’s website.

The most unique thing is obviously the applicator. This is the first time I’ve seen an applicator like this. It feels weird at first but after a few times trying it out, I’ve gotten used to it.  I can use it directly from the applicator, or apply the product with my finger or a brush.  It is easy to blend and stays all day on me.

My shade is in Light, which looks a little bit darker than I wanted it to be at first swatch, but the color gets slightly lighter after I blend it in. It ends up matching my skin tone pretty well and does a good job of covering problematic areas. While imperfect, it does enough for daily use to hide redness from acne and acne scars.

I’ve tried to conceal my face with this concealer without foundation — I applied this directly on top of spots, acne (basically all over my cheeks *sigh*), and put different concealer for under eyes, and added powder to set everything.  It works and saves me more time in the morning.  As far as its claim to decrease dark spots in just 4 weeks, I can’t say I see that on my face but still, for its price it does a great job and for that I will definitely repurchase this concealer :)

Maybelline New Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Spot Concealer + Treatment retails around US $7.99 – 9.99 in US drugstores, depending on where you buy it.