The Maybelline Instant Age Rewind The Perfector Powder* claimsPressed powder and smoothing primer resurface and perfect skin, while adding a touch of radiance for a younger looking skin instantly.”

First thing’s first. This packaging was made with the in-the-purse, on-the-go type of girl in mind. The powder is on one side and there’s a mirror and sponge conveniently placed on the other. Also, I tried the “drop test” out to see how if the powder would break, and it didn’t!

When I tried this out on my arm, I saw shimmers and immediately got irked. I don’t quite understand why cosmetics companies think glitters and shimmers are equivalent to “radiance” in products. In general, seeing shimmer in a product bothers me.

Despite the shimmers, they aren’t actually visible on the face (sorry for the false alarm). I tried the colour Fair 10 which you’d think would be much too light for me. However, it turns out this powder is quite sheer, almost translucent. The powder has a mattifying effect that’s not too matte or cakey and makes my skin look super smooth.

Not that I need any “age rewinding” (I’m only 19) but this powder was a hit for me. It’s got great packaging features and the luminous matte finish that this powder offers is perfect for transitioning your makeup from summer to fall.

Stephanie Lau is the creator and writer of FUN SIZE BEAUTY, a blog encompassing beauty reviews, handmade accessories, and the occasional food post. Upon discovering a fuchsia lipstick in her mom’s stash at age 12, she fell in love with all things beauty. She started her blog in November 2012 as a creative outlet to share her thoughts on beauty products and escape from the stress of school.  Aside from blogging and beauty, Stephanie enjoys all things travel, photography, DIY, small business, and sample hoarding.  An undergrad Accounting student at the University of Waterloo and an avid multi-tasker, on rainy days you can find her studying the Income Tax Act, watching food network, recreating makeup looks from magazines, and sipping on tea.