Flawless : Maybelline’s Instant Anti-Age concealer

November 23, 2013

My best friend, Yasmine, went to the UK in June and got me the Maybelline Anti-Age concealer, not because I have ageing problems but because a lot of people in the US raved about this and I kept on talking about it. When I first got it, I was so excited to finally try it out as Tiffany from MakeupbyTiffanyd on Youtube said that it’s her holy grail concealer. However, I was a bit disappointed the first time I used it. Actually, I wasn’t impressed at all. I’ve had this in my stash for almost six month, and I didn’t really know what I thought about it until now.

The first problem I encountered was getting to use the product itself. It took about 10000 clicks to be able to use the first drop of concealer. The second problem is that concealer is absorbed by the little fluffy ball on top which prevents from “delivering” the amount that is dispensed. So even with four clicks I ask my self where did the product disappear? I didn’t feel that I was getting any until I realised that my concealer may have a mechanical problem with the fluffy ball. Hence, I kept it at the back of my drawer and forgot about it. 
About a month ago, I decided to give it another go. It breaks my heart to see unused makeup. Surprisingly, I really enjoyed it. I don’t know what changed exactly in it over the months but I feel that I get more concealer out of it. 
The formula can be compared to a liquid. It’s definitely not a creamy and heavy concealer. Au contraire, it’s designed for aged skin which makes it a very lightweight concealer. It enhances the skin by blending seamlessly and beautifully into it, better than any concealer I have tried. The coverage is light to medium, enough for everyday. 
Now, what I don’t understand is why this one is called Instant Anti-age, and the one in the US is called Instant Anti-Age Rewind… I’m pretty sure there is a difference between the two of them because, judging from the videos, Tiffany’s concealer has more coverage than mine. I wonder if it’s because of the mechanical problem I have? Unfortunately, Maybelline’s Instant Anti-Age isn’t available in the UAE. But I’m sure it can be found online.

Have you entered the Benefit giveaway here? Make sure you do before November 29th! 

Have you ever tried this product? Have you encountered the same problem? 
– Zein xx

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4 Comments

  • Reply Nida Moughal November 23, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    It also kills me to see unused makeup products. . Its not even available in Pakistan yet . .

  • Reply Ayat Seif Elnasr November 24, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    Yes dear I do. In fact, I had the same first impressions you had and afterwards I loved the concealer. However, after a while, the rotating thing broke and doesn’t rotate anymore, and i had to break the packaging in order to depot/extract the concealer so I would be able to use it. Ughhh..! products is greta in fact I have the shade “neutralizer” which I use as a highlighter. If only they just adjust their packaging.

    I have a mini impression/review on this here:

    http://tooota.blogspot.com/2013/02/whats-in-my-makeup-pouch.html

  • Reply Farida Sh November 25, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    Heyy Zein, I have the same opinion on the product.. like EXACTLY the same thing…except that mine was sent to me for the States so its the instant age rewind.. nevertheless I enjoyed your post. If you want to compare them I can show u mine anytime 🙂 xx

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