Getting a full night’s sleep is not always an option. Sometimes you have to stay up late to study and work, other times you just don’t want to leave the party. No matter the reason though, you’re probably going to wake up with dark circles under your eyes.
According to the Cleveland Clinic, a lack of sleep causes the skin under your eyes to appear more pale, so your blood vessels show more easily through the skin, causing what we know as dark circles. Although, dark circles can also show up for other reasons, like genetics, dehydration or aging. Either way, if you want to cover them up, you’ll need a good concealer like Maybelline’s Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment.
More than 118,000 Amazon reviewers give it a five-star review and according to the brand, it’s America’s No. 1 selling concealer. So, a few months ago I decided to give it a try — and the hype is real. I’m already ordering my second one.
The Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser has a special antimicrobial sponge tip applicator that you can use to cover up dark circles, dark spots and blemishes. Its formula also offers up to 12 hours of hydration thanks to goji berries and haloxyl, a popular peptide-based ingredient in skin care. However, people really love this product for its buildable coverage, that it’s crease-resistant and that it literally illuminates wherever you apply it.
“I LOVE this stuff,” wrote one Amazon reviewer. “My everyday makeup is literally just this under eye concealer, mascara and chapstick. I work 12+ hour nightshifts, so under eye concealer is a must. I am literally always tired and my dark circles never seem to go away, but this magical makeup makes me look so much less like a zombie.”
“It doubles as a highlighter. Every time I use this, I find myself seduced into just continuing the line of application from under my eyes out onto my cheekbones, brow bones, and nose bridge,” wrote another reviewer and self-proclaimed makeup snob. “A nice blending brush/sponge later, and there’s this flawless highlight landscape to finish up, without settling badly into pores or caking up.”
Besides its great coverage though, maybe the best part about this concealer is its price. The Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser comes in 18 shades and only costs $10.99, but it’s on sale for $8.80 on Amazon right now. That price is a steal compared to some of the other high end concealers you’d find at Sephora. If you’re always tired (or at least look like you are), this may be the solve you’ve been looking for.
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