Product Review: Maybelline Instant Age Rewind- Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer

It is no secret that I have struggled with my super dark, hereditary under eye circles for many years. I even have discoloration on my lids. Its not very helpful on my part that I have contributed to the problem thanks to lack of sleep. I for the most part, have come to terms with the fact that probably nothing will help get rid of them. All I can do is find products that will help minimize their appearance.

Neutralizers and correctors work to help with most skin discolorations. They help neutralize the color, to better help conceal the area and make your skin much more even. Sometimes, your regular concealer just isn't enough. I have long ignored the power of neutralizers...until I saw Maybelline's Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer ($8.49). I was not only intrigued by this concealer because of the fact that it was intended for the use of primarily concealing under eye circles, but also, the sponge tip applicator looked really interesting too.

Maybelline Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment (Neutralizer)

There are six concealer shades available-fair, light, medium, honey, neutralizer, and brightener. I was originally going to pick up the medium shade, but instead I decided to give 'neutralizer' a shot. I have enough concealers at home, so I figured that bringing a neutralizing shade into the mix, may help better conceal my dark circles.

I liked that neutralizer contains yellow tones that help brighten up the eye area. I have brown discoloration all around my eye area-under and on the lids, so this stuff looked perfect. Tip: For those who have more of blue/purple eye discoloration, I suggest trying a more peachy/orange toned neutralizer, which helps counteract those kinds of tones. For those who have brown discolorations, I have learned that yellow tones are great for brightening up and neutralizing the brown. 

As I mentioned before, the sponge tip applicator was intriguing. According to Maybelline, the "micro-corrector applicator micro-fills and smoothes." During application, the sponge tip feels so soft, and fluffy. The only thing people may not be crazy about, is the fact that the sponge is not very hygienic. But honestly, its not really a deal-breaker for me.

To dispense the product, one just twists the base and before your eyes, concealer starts to appear on the tip of the sponge head. Be careful, though because you may actually get a little more of the product out than you intend to use. When the concealer comes out, I then dot a bit under my eyes, and on my lids, then blend it in with my ring finger.

I found that this concealer is quite easy to blend. The texture is not too thin, but not thick either. The consistency is just right. It feels very lightweight, and a little truly goes a long way. I liked that this product did not settle into the fine lines that are under my eye area, which most concealers tend to do.


No Concealer

Maybelline Eraser Concealer Applied

Maybelline Eraser Concealer Blended In

Left: With Maybelline Eraser Concealer And MAC Studio Finish Concealer, Right: No Concealer

Swatch Of Maybelline Eraser Concealer in Neutralizer

Based on the pictures above, you can see that the Maybelline concealer did in fact, lighten up my eye area. After I have blended it in, I instantly noticed that the brown discoloration has subsided, and appears much less noticeable than usual. But of course, I can't just end there. I can't use this product by itself because it does look noticeable under my eye area and it leaves sort of a bright, unnatural looking cast. So, I take my MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NW30 and pat some of that on top of the Maybelline corrector. After I have done that, my eye area looks more neutralized, even, and blends in with the rest of my face much better.

I really like the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Concealer in Neutralizer. Ever since I purchased this product a few months ago, it has been part of my daily makeup routine. Although, I had a nice experience with this concealer, I do have just one quirk...the lasting power. In the morning when first applied, it looks great, but 3-4 hours later, I start to notice that the concealer has faded and my dark circles are peeking through a bit. I have a pretty oily eye area so, I think the oils play a major part when it comes to the lasting power. I say, give this concealer a try if you have super dark, under eye circles. You may just like it as much as I do :)

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with any of the companies mentioned above. I purchased this product for my personal use.


  1. I have heard good things about this product. I think I may pick it up because my concealer leaves a gray color =/

  2. I hope if you decide to try it, that it works for you. Let me know how it works out :)

  3. Great review! Just what I was looking for. Great pics too. Thanks!

  4. Yay! Thanks so much, Aziajs. I'm glad you found this review helpful :)

  5. I am so thankful I found your blog! I have the same exact problems! I'll have to pick up this and maybe the illuminator!

  6. YAY! Thank You so much, you are too sweet :) I hope this product, along with the illuminator, work out for you :)

  7. I just discovered your blog today. I have been using this product in neutralizer for a long, long time and love it. It works great. My under eye circles are more blue and purple as you mentioned above. Can you recommend something else for me to try to compare? Thanks so much! Love all your pictures.

    1. For blue and purple discoloration, I suggest trying a peachy toned neutralizer/concealer. I find that the peach coloring counteracts the blue/purple nicely. Try MAC's Studio Finish Concealer in the color NW25. It's awesome for full coverage, but I suggest using just a bit of product as a little goes a long way. I also like E.L.F.'s Maximum Coverage Concealer in the shade nude. It's pretty neutral and it has just the tiniest hint of peach that really makes a difference on the discoloration. The coverage level of that one is really nice plus, it's such a bargain at just $3!

      Thanks for stopping by, and please don't hesitate to ask anymore questions if you have any. I hope my suggestions work out for you! :)