Maybelline Instant Age Rewind the Lifter Foundation Review & Swatches
I wasn’t sure I’d like the new Maybelline Instant Age Rewind the Lifter Foundation since I had a rather bad run with Covergirl Olay Tone Rehab.
These foundation with built in serums and primers just don’t seem to work out for me even though I have dry skin. You’d think my skin would love a formula like this but unfortunately, they seem super heavy and greasy on me.
I tried the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind the Lifter Foundation with the idea in my head I’d dislike it but it isn’t as bad as I thought!
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind the Lifter Foundation is available in twelve shades for $13.99-$14.99. This is a helix design that features foundation combined with a clear primer and a lifting formula which contains peptides that supposedly firm skin. I don’t think the skin on my face is in need of lifting and I can’t say that this did anything in regards to lifting. I need a few extra years on my skin before I could rave its anti-aging benefits….
However, on drier skin this is how it all went down.
I’d recommend this for dry skin or older skin. I would not recommend it for oily, normal, or combination skin. I think you’ll find the texture a little too moist for shiny skin or even combination skin. Anyone with drier skin will love it. It’s surprisingly beautiful in texture….where as Tone Rehab was a greasy experience. The Lifter is a refreshing, cool, and moist foundation product that smooths onto skin like butter and absorbs in a snap. It leaves my skin feeling refreshed (like I just splashed cool water on it), cooled, smooth, and soft. The texture is beautiful and my dry skin seems to suck it up like a cold glass of water with ice.
When the foundation is pumped out it does have an odd separation look but that’s just the primer mixed with the base that gives it that look. The texture has an almost whipped up fluffiness but the clear primer ruins that effect slightly giving it a separated gooey look.
Now this is where things get tricky….
If you already have fairly good skin and don’t like or desire medium or full coverage foundation I’d recommend this. It perfects with sheer coverage however, it won’t conceal major problems unfortunately. Redness, acne scarring, darkness, etc…will unfortunately not be covered with this. The coverage is very sheer and offers more of a tinted moisturizer experience. Although coverage is very sheer it still manages to ease my dullness and freshens up my skin plus it seems to provide all day moisture which is much needed. The thing I did dislike about it was the fact it disappeared rather quickly. Although my skin remained moist and at first application and looked fresh, as the day progressed, the dullness returned to my skin and I looked a lot less “fresh” as the day went on. I think setting with powder would prolog the wear some.
Overall, I admit, I loved this. It does have issues especially with pigment…if they can work a little more coverage into it, I’d be happy to Muse Approve it. The formula is spot on and they seemed to have perfected the primer slash foundation formula, one that works, and isn’t greasy, oily, or shiny on skin! As I mentioned above, I’m generally distrustful of this sort of foundation product but I actually ended up really like it. Should be an excellent pick for Summer as well.
If you find it on sale, try it out, it’s surprising or at least it was for me.
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