maybelline concealer {hack}

When I fell for the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer, I fell hard. I fell for its texture. For its color. I fell for how smooth and manageable it was. I fell for its resistance to nestling its way into my fine lines and caking up my face the way so many other concealers do. I fell madly in love with this product–but I can’t stand the applicator. 

If you’re not familiar, the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer comes equipped with a little spongey hat that the product seeps into with a few clicks so you can apply it evenly to your skin; to me, this just seems like a hotbed for bacteria. The concealer itself is so silky smooth that you don’t even really need anything other than your hands or a beauty blender to apply it, so I thought what’s the point of this?

Upon further investigation, I found that the little spongey hat actually pops off. Game changer.

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Not only does this give you the option to discard the sponge altogether, but it allows for routine cleaning without ruining the applicator if it’s something you prefer to use. Just gently pull, and either toss it or clean it with a mild soap and replace by gently pressing the sponge back down and tucking the bottom in with a closed pair of tweezers.

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