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The proverbial ‘New York Minute’ is still an eternity in the world of wrinkle erasers, where ‘instant’ now means nanosecond.
While some people are skeptical that instant wrinkle erasers are truly worth the fuss (the effects are superficial, and the results are definitely temporary), others rave about it. I am personally on the fence about instant line erasers, which seem to be the “it” darlings of the beauty world (they’re the new BB and CC creams, it would seem). While the fillings are for the most part silicone, some (like Lumene) add anti-aging benefits to their instant wrinkle-decreasing drama. Which means that you get both instant and delayed gratification—I can live with that.
Here are some new products that will get rid of lines well before (or even during) that New Year’s Party.
Magic Primer: Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch ($34)
This makeup base and primer does it all: conceals pores, lines and imperfections—everything short of finding you a dream job. The smooth and non-slick texture derives from acacia micro-pearls, pink pearl pigments, and vitamin E, which means it glides over the skin beautifully, and fills in the lines so that no one (except you) will know they were ever there.
Lightweight zapper: Lumene Complete Rewind Visible Wrinkle Eraser ($29.99)
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This Finnish company combines its signature arctic sea buckthorn with fatty acids in a serum that promises to erase wrinkles and lines right before your eyes. The fragrant concentrate is non-greasy and wears well under a day cream or foundation. It also promises anti-aging benefits and works to reduce wrinkles over time.
Under eye Smoother: ZO Medical Hydrafirm Eye Brightening Repair Creme ($140.00)
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A multi-tasking formula designed to correct and prevent all of the visible signs of aging around the delicate eye area, with active Vitamin A and biomimetic proteins that encourage natural collagen production to help restore elasticity to slack, wrinkled skin. Also include caffeine and coenzyme to reduce puffiness.
It’s a Blur: Garnier 5 Second Perfect Blur Skin Smoother ($19.99)
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The package clearly states that this smoother’s effect is all an optical illusion, but what a sleight of hand. This correcting primer promises to mattify and smoothe lines all at once. It is also formulated to blur the appearance of pores, which might send that airbrushing app on your iPhone to the trash.
I’ll take a Refill: Sephora Instant Wrinkle Filler ($20)
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A slim nozzle makes this filler look like it should be administered by a doctor. The peptide-based formula immediately minimizes fine lines and promises to improve skin elasticity. Thankfully, no prescription is required.