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Friday, January 3, 2014

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Foundation Review



Hopefully you guys don't mind the Christmas decor in the background of this photo, I took it at the end of December and am just now putting it up! Anywho, I was in need of a new foundation and I generally just go for drugstore foundations because I feel like I use them up too fast to buy expensive ones. I was dreading having to pick one out, though, because there has just been nothing that I've wanted to try and usually when that happens I go to my backup choice which is Revlon Colorstay. However, last time I bought Colorstay I didn't like it because it made my skin look super dry and cakey and I had never experienced that with that foundation before.

All that being said, when I went shopping I knew I was going to have to roll my sleeves up and prepare to hunt around for my new bottle of foundation.

What I ended up deciding on was the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Radiant Firming Makeup. I got mine in shade 150, which I'll talk about later. Right away, I can tell you guys that I loved this foundation. I had a feeling that getting an anti-aging formula would make my skin look healthy and glowy, and that's what I wanted after not being pleased with the last foundation I tried (Maybelline Fit Me). I was completely right, it looks so radiant on the skin, just like the bottle says and it has such a great finish that looks like skin. 


As far as firming goes, I can't say that I noticed that, although I'm probably not the best candidate for that aspect of it seeing as I'm only 23. I did find, though, that it lasted really well throughout the day, which is important to me because I have oily skin.

Unfortunately, I don't have this foundation anymore, and I'll tell you why. I do my makeup in front of a window, so I have natural light coming in, but one day I looked at myself in the mirror in my car and I noticed that this foundation was way too dark for my skin. I got the shade 150 Classic Ivory in this foundation because it was the lightest one offered in the store. When I looked it up online on the Maybelline website I found that they do make it in an even lighter shade, 120 Creamy Ivory, however I have yet to find that in a store. And it's not even that they're sold out in stores, there is never even a slot for this shade.

When I went to return it, my intentions were to get the same foundation in the light shade, but as I explained before I can't find that shade so I ended up having to go with something else.  I was pretty disappointed that I fell in love with this product and I can't use it anymore because it had holy grail potential! This was my first time trying a foundation with an anti-aging formula and I think I'll be trying another one in the near future because of the results with this one. If you aren't fair like I am, I would highly suggest you try out this foundation because overall, I was super impressed! 

20 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great foundation, I'll have to swatch it and see if I can find a good shade for me :o). Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

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  2. This sounds like a great foundation. It can be really difficult to find the right shade! I'm very pale and have a hard time finding a shade that doesn't look too dark on me.

    Allthingsglitterandbeauty

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    1. Me too! Especially with drugstore foundations, it can get difficult. Sometimes I see foundations I'd like to try out, but I can't because they don't make a shade light enough.

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  3. Sorry it didn't work out, maybe try ordering it online? I always struggle with finding foundation so if I found one I liked I would hunt it down haha! Good luck!

    Katie
    http://casually-obsessed.blogspot.com

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    1. I thought about doing that, but I didn't want to have to order it every time I wanted it. My step sister actually told me she saw it at Walgreens, so hopefully the one near me will have it!

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    1. I know! I'm going to try to find the shade whenever I'm out because I'd like to use it again!

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  5. Nice review!
    Love, Shabana
    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/9807829
    http://shabanasultana.blogspot.com

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  6. Wow, Im going to have to get my hands on this!!! this isnt the first review Ive read about this so yay :)

    http://ohhhhhhhvienna.blogspot.co.nz/

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  7. My grandmother actually gave me her bottle of this foundation as she doesn't really wear foundation anymore. I thought it was a bit weird that she gave it to me but I took it anyway. The shade she gave me is way to dark for me so I might need to give this foundation a miss.

    http://pureheartbeauty.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Yeah, I wish the lightest shade was a little more accessible...

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  8. I really like your review.
    Check out The Room 31 x.o.x.o.

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