January 17, 2013

Maybelline Age Rewind The Perfector Skin Smoothing Powder & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

Maybelline Age Rewind The Perfector Skin Smoothing Powder promises younger looking skin instantly. This is where everyone runs in circles, throws up there hands, and dances in joy. A powder that can provide younger looking skin? Yes please! Bring it on!

This pressed powder has a built in smoothing primer that perfects skin while adding a touch of radiance for a younger looking skin.

Take a peek!

I have fine lines under my eyes but so far age hasn’t touched my skin. Knock wood. But I do have drier skin so it goes dull a bit if I don’t keep it well moisturized. I depend on BB Cream to keep it lively, fresh, and flawless.

I’m not one for powder simply because I feel to over done with it on and I also feel like my skin tends to shout “Hey, I have makeup on!” when I use a pressed powder due to my flaky, drier areas. I do kinda sorta use it in the Summer and sometimes I set…it’s rare but I do use powder now and again.

Now…as much as I’d like to tell you Maybelline Age Rewind The Perfector Skin Smoothing Powder is perfect for your aging skin I can’t really say that. I tested it on my own skin which isn’t aging so speaking from that stand point I can say, for a drugstore powder, it’s quite nice on my drier, un-lined skin.

This is a dual sided compact which features the powder on level and a sponge applicator and mirror housed in a secondary compartment towards the bottom of the compact. I’d prefer a puff for application not a rubber sponge but this proves handy if you prefer applying your powder wet.

The powder has a swirl of white (the primer portion) and and a colored pigmented powder. Honestly, if you’re a minimalist or you typically rely on powder foundation versus creams you can probably easily use this as a foundation of sorts as it does build fairly easily and should be pigmented enough to ease darkness, minor imperfections, and redness.

It didn’t cling to my flaky cheeks and applied visibly smooth and evenly on my dry skin. I have large pores around my nose and it blurred the appearance of them quite nicely. I was a little worried the white primer portion of the powder would go pasty on my skin but it actually blended well with the pigmented portion of the palette. The powder is finely milled, quite silky, and has a lightweight feel and finish on skin with some mattifying properties to soak up excess oil or shine.

The shade I tried was FAR too light for my skin tone (Fair) so I might just indulge in another shade in the Summer when I am more likely to use powder.

Overall, if you’re looking for a setting powder slash foundation powder this perfected quite well. It had a fairly decent wear time of around four to five hours, offered minor mattifying properties, and didn’t cling to drier areas. It perfected skin, set makeup, and overall, gave a nice smooth, flawless finish to my skin. At $9.99, it’s a decent budget pick!

Available now at drugstores.

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Bee

    Did the reformulate this?
    I had the old age perfect powder which I loved and when it got over I heard they DC’d it.
    yayyy, its coming back….. me loves!!!!

    • the Muse

      I’m not sure bee, I remember the old but never tried it..could be slight reformulation!

  • Ivy

    Hi muse! M not sure if you’ve forgotten but I don’t believe you’ve posted the wet n wild liquid lipstick review yet! Will they be up soon?:)

    • the Muse

      hopefully next week ivy, giving them a fair testing run for the past two weeks 🙂 so far, I’d say avoid them at all costs lol but will get review up soon!

  • charlotte

    I have not seen reviews for either the powder or the foundation yet.. so eagerly awaiting yours. If the colors on the photos are accurate it does seem to run light, I’m guessing because of the white swirl. I love a nice “creamy” powder and currently use the Covergirl/Olay which performs very similarly to your description of this product, but is more translucent than pigmented.

  • blueraccoon

    Is the lightest shade actually ‘fair’? I saw this at my local Walgreens tonight but the lightest shade they had was “light” and i was afraid it’d be too dark for me.