Review: Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Double Face Perfector

I don’t wear makeup everyday not because I don’t want to but because I do not have the time to put it on. With one full time and one part time job, running at least twice a week and the desire to get the much-needed sleep, who has time to devote 30 minutes or so for makeup session? I cannot even update this blog as often as I wanted due to lack of time.

I am used to be a pressed powder and foundation girl rather than full-blown makeup. But one day, I realized that I need to add a concealer to my low maintenance routine because the pimple scars are too much for me to bear. :D Recently, I got a new concealer from a friend who sells makeup. Actually, it’s not just a concealer but a concealer and highlighter in one product - the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Double Face Perfector. It’s my first concealer from Maybelline that is why I’m quite excited to give this a try.

I have been using this product for around a month already and below is my take on its performance.

Product Description:


Packaging and Appeal. The packaging of this concealer is nothing fancy. It is a typical dual-ended pen-like packaging in which one end contains the concealer and the other is for highlighter, The latter’s applicator is a mini-brush with bristles like that of a lip brush and the former’s applicator is a doe foot sponge.

I love that the sponge applicator is sturdy, unlike that Rimmel London Concealer I once used. It applies without problem and I have no complains with regards to application. The highlighter brush on the other hand is equally good. The size, thickness and softness of the bristle are just right. The only problem with the highlighter is that it tends to get messy. The highlighter overflows when the applicator is replaced in the tube after application. My trick is gently pumping the applicator in the tube to allow the product to flow down before closing it tightly.

It’s also small so it’s never a burden when you want to take it with you. It easily fits into small pouches or purse.

My only concern with this product is in the hygiene department. I think it’s kinda unhygienic to use the applicator on your skin then dip it back to get more product or return it without washing. But then, if you apply it on your clean face and you are the only one using this product, then it’s not really that big of an issue.

Scent. The concealer is unscented while the highlighter has that typical concealer scent.

Effectiveness. The concealer is effective in concealing dark spots, blemishes and other skin imperfections. They are less visible especially after applying foundation or a good pressed powder. The concealer is not even difficult to blend and most of all, this can be used alone - you can still get that radiant and spotless face you want even without applying powder or foundation as long as you blend the product properly.

The highlighter is actually my first highlighter. I don’t feel the need to put it on but since it comes with the product I really wanted which is the concealer, might as well use it instead of just let it expire. I am no good in reviewing a highlighter due to lack of experience but I must say that this one is quite good. It is very easy to apply and blend. It doesn’t crease, settle into fine lines, clump or leave white residue. It indeed brightens the undereye and give you that even skin tone. Those who stay up late for work or school may want to consider this. :D

Staying Power. The staying power is good. It stays throughout the day


Price. I bought this for Php 300 from a friend who sells (authentic) makeup and I think it’s kinda cheap for a Maybelline product. However, the quantity of the product is small (2.7ml). Just around a month after and it’s no more, especially the concealer since it is the one I use every day.

Availability. I don't think this is available in malls in my area because I read in one forum that it has been discontinued.

Aspects Rating
Packaging 3/5
Scent 3/5
Effectiveness 4/5
Staying Power 4/5
Ingredients 3/5
Price 3/5
Availability 2/5
Overall Rating 3.14/5

Would I buy this product again?
Maybe, but there are still many other concealer/highlighter I want to try.

Overall, Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Double Face Perfector is a good product both for everyday use or when you are aiming for "full-blown" makeup . It’s very easy to put it on anytime, anywhere.


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