Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Cream Foundation

You guys. I am LOVING this foundation. Here's why.....

I have never been really good at foundation. Finding a good one, knowing how to wear it, keeping it in place or knowing which one is right for my skin type. I have been known to skip foundation altogether and just use concealer (in some cases, all over my face!) and powder. A lot of the time, foundation makes me shine (not bright like a diamond, but like a greasy oil well). Or it will slide right off, even with primer underneath. I've tried mineral foundation but didn't really like it. I feel most comfortable in cream formulas and have always thought Maybelline made great foundations, so naturally gravitated towards this product. Also, anything with Age Rewind immediately gets my undivided attention, and I already use Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circles Eraser Concealer under my eyes (which is fabulous, by the way) so trying out this product was really a no-brainer.

The formula is creamy and glides on effortlessly. I almost rub it in as I do my moisturiser. It blends so easily and it really takes next to no time to get a flawless finish. It used to take ages to blend in my foundation and concealer before setting it with powder, but I find with this, I am spending way more time prepping my skin for makeup (a little rosehip oil under the eyes, moisturiser, eye cream, primer) than I am actually applying foundation, because it goes on so easily. The coverage is great, too. I usually only need a bit of concealer over spots only as the foundation hides any broken capillaries and small imperfections.

The shade Porcelain Ivory (Light 1) suits my complexion perfectly. I'm quite fair, and it's hard to find products that don't look dark on me. So many times, the lightest shade has still been too dark for me! I've also noticed it does seem to firm my face, too; something I do look for in a foundation. The pump dispenser is great, because I can control how much I get out, and it's hygienic.

Some details on the product (from the bottle):
- firming plus radiance
- all-day hydration with avocado
- luminous coverage
- replenishing cream restores moisture
- formula with caffeine awakens and firms tired skin
- Dermatologist tested, safe for sensitive skin

I highly recommend this product if you are looking for a great performing foundation that won't break your budget.

OMG. I just googled this product to get a RRP, and IT HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED. And so continues my shocking luck with foundations. Both the Age Rewind The Lifter (includes primer mixed in) and Age Rewind Radiant-Firming Foundation look quite similar, with the latter being the closest (both Maybelline).

Right, well I'm a bit devastated, how's your day going?

Disclaimer: I bought this myself (and probably for the last time!). All opinions are my own.


  1. This sounds good, what a bummer it's discontinued!

  2. Write to the b*stards and complain Di! I am always amazed at how much "stuff" you young 'uns wear on your faces. I've never been one much for make up and depend on my eyebrow pencils and some concealer and only put that on my eyes (otherwise the grey eyebrows and sparse lashes and dark circles make me look very aged). The rest of the face has to fend for itself. I do moisturise when I remember. There is no hope for me I'm afraid.

    1. LOL. What can I say, I just love makeup! And there is always hope, Sandy :)

  3. I wondered why they discontinued this for it seems like a great product to try out.


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