Monday, January 25, 2010

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Cream Foundation Review

Product Name Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Cream Compact Foundation SPF 18
My skin type Normal
My experience with this type of product. I'm a bit of a project junkie when it comes to foundation. I'm always looking for the new latest and greatest. Even if I find a foundation I like, I buy the "shiny new one" the next time. I mean, what if it is better? I've tried several of the cream to powder style foundations. I like using cream to powder foundations from the fall to the spring. When worn over sun block in the summer, my skin seems too oily for this type of foundation.
What I look for in this product. I want a nice color and a medium coverage.
Who should use cream to powder foundation? These are best for slightly oily to slightly dry skin. If your skin is dry, it will highlight it's dryness. If your skin is oily, it will make it look oilier.
My rating: 4 sit and spins

What I like about it.
I love how this style of foundation tends to give you a dewy look. I like that you don't have to apply powder right away. You can add powder as you need it for touch ups. This color is really nice. It is natural ivory, light 3. It errs on the yellow side, which is good. Being slightly too peach or slightly too pink is bad for most people's skin tones. It has a proper sun screen, 10.5% titanium dioxide SPF 18. Titanium Dioxide is one of the 4 sunscreen ingredients that give you goodUVA/UVB protection. This has a good medium coverage, but less coverage then Revlon New Complexion.
What I hate about it. There is not a very light option if you are pale. I used this color in the fall and will use it again in the spring when my skin gets a tad darker (despite my best sunscreen application efforts). I haven't tried their lightest color, but I don't think this brand has a great "pale of February" option for me. The packaging is weird, but not awful. The top that has the foundation flips open, like you would expect. The bottom twists open for the applicator. I forget this every day. I don't like the applicator. Instead of a sponge applicator that I prefer, it has a applicator like you find in pressed powder. It isn't terrible, but I like the sponge applicator much, much better.
Would you buy this again?I live the Revlon New Complexion better because of the packaging and applicator. The Revlon also has slightly more coverage, which I prefer. I would have bought this again if I hadn't found the Revlon...ya know,unless I had seen something shiny and new.
More of my cream to powder foundation reviews.

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