Frugal Friday – Maybelline Instant Rewind
Eraser Treatment Foundation

I am on a seemingly never ending search quest for the perfect foundation. I have been using Revlon Mineral Mousse but in these drier winter months it looks a bit cakey. I prefer a matte finish only because I spent so many years with a shiny nose and forehead that to me, ‘dewy’ equates to ‘oily’.  So when I spotted Maybelline‘s Instant Rewind Eraser Treatment Foundation, I gave it a try. ‘Treatment’ sounded good and ‘eraser’ as in maybe erasing my fine lines(?) sounded even better. It has an SPF of 18 and is available in twelve shades, I chose 200 Creamy Natural which is a pretty good match for my light-medium skin. Sadly this foundation did not work for me, but the good news is, it could work for you!

 Instant Rewind Eraser is packaged in a squat little bottle with a fuzzy round ball on top. You simply turn the bottom of the bottle and the foundation pours into the top–I don’t care for clicky-type applicators because you usually get too much product or not enough. After the initial product starts flowing, two clicks should suffice. This applicator has supposedly been treated with anti-bacterial stuff so that you only have to wipe the fuzzy ball off and it stays sanitary–hmmm, not so sure about that. Anyway, I still had to use my fingers to blend…and blend…and blend. The formula slips and slides on the face–it doesn’t seem to ‘set’ for quite sometime. It reminds of a tinted moisturizer, except that it feels as if there is a lot of silicone in it.  Silicone is good for filling in lines and pores but not so good for keeping any oil at bay, I definitely had to use a setting powder. The finish is quite nice though, dewy and bright, pretty sheer which is nice for a no makeup look. I tried it for a full week and eventually I felt it was too greasy for me and I ended up looking shiny too soon after I put it on. As far as treatment properties, I have no idea what this foundation is suppose to treat; I can certainly imagine it is moisturizing and since it feels like it has silicone, perhaps fills in fine lines and wrinkles. The product isn’t up on the Maybelline website I don’t have information on the treatment aspect which is disappointing. Give Maybelline’s Instant Rewind Eraser a try if you have dry skin, prefer light coverage and a dewy finish. Retails for about $12

  • Elvira

    Yeah. I don’t buy that you can really really clean the applicator. It looks like too much of a bacteria party for me. This wouldn’t work for me b/c I have very oily skin, but I liked reading the review. One less foundation to try!
    .-= Elvira´s last blog ..Review by Joeybunny – Paul and Joe CS Spring 2010, #066 Purple Clover Face & Eye Color =-.

  • cindy

    Haha I hear ya. I’m testing the one you reviewed–the Revlon Photoready–too early to tell.

  • Jeanne Winters

    I can’t read the directions which are on the underside of a peel-off label. That’s all that came with the Eraser. Please, please, include some directions for use–soon.

    • cindy

      Jeanne, Just turn the handle to get the product flowing (it might take several clicks) into the applicator then dab on skin and blend in. Does that make sense?