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Covergirl and Olay Foundation & Pressed Powder – A BzzAgent Product Review

These are my favorite type of product reviews – beauty products!  If you know me, you know that I love my makeup.  Love, Love, Love.  And there is no exaggeration there at all.  I am completely serious.

Warning:  The following review contains graphic photos of me without any makeup.  View at your own discretion.  Just kidding! =)

As a BzzAgent, I was accepted into the Covergirl and Olay Campaign, which means I was provided the Covergirl and Olay Tone Rehab 2-in-1 Foundation and Pressed Powder for this review.  As always, the opinions expressed herein are my honest opinion of these products.

I started wearing makeup when I was 12.  I would sneak it to school and put on makeup in the bathroom before school started.  Nothing major, just eyeshadow and blush to begin with, but the makeup monster within was born.  From then on, I knew I was in love with makeup.  Not because I thought I needed it, but because I liked it.  I liked (and still do) the the way makeup enhances your natural features.

When I was 16, my best friend and I started wearing foundation.  We liked the Covergirl liquid foundation and pressed powder.  It had this distinctive scent that I can still remember.  I loved it.

Fast forward a few years, and my makeup skills and needs have evolved.  These days, I typically use a mineral powder foundation – I have found the mineral powder foundations to generally have a better coverage and more natural look than liquid foundations.  And it’s easier to avoid that “line” along your chin with the mineral foundations (which by the way, you shouldn’t have if you have the correct color foundation).  But I thought it would be fun to try a liquid foundation again, especially since its Covergirl.

Covergirl has teamed with Olay to produce Tone Rehab 2-in-1 Foundation that combines foundation any hydrating serum that covers fine lines and wrinkles and helps to hydrate skin to improve it over time.  The Covergirl & Olay Pressed Powder helps to brighten skin while softening the look of imperfections in a unique formula that doesn’t look heavy or cakey.

Now, for the review.

First, a photo of me, clean face, sans makeup, with only moisturizer on my face.

Next, I applied the Covergirl & Olay Tone Rehab Foundation with a foundation brush.  When applying liquid foundation, I suggest starting with your forehead working from the center of the face out, then under the eyes, again from the center of the face out.  This helps to avoid that “line” I was talking about before.  There has always been the debate between using your fingers, a sponge, or a brush to apply foundation.  Here’ my take:  if you use your fingers, you are guaranteed to get an uneven application, if you use a sponge, you lose a bunch of your foundation to the sponger (it just soaks it up), not to mention sponges are known to harbor bacteria, so I prefer a foundation brush.  You can get a nice, even application of the foundation, and brushes are easily washed (and should be on a regular basis).  After the foundation, I lightly patted a thin layer of pressed powder all over my face.  Here I am with the Covergirl & Olay foundation and powder only:

To finish, I applied a little bronzer, blush, a few shades of eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, and lip tint.  Here’s the finished me:

My thoughts on the Covergirl & Olay Tone Rehab foundation:  It applies well, has a good, thick, silky consistency, and applied very easily and evenly over my face.  It had good coverage, and the color matched my skin tone perfectly, so there was no issue the the “line.”

My thoughts on the Covergirl & Olay Pressed Powder:  I found the powder puff applicator that came with the compact to be a bit cheap, so I bought another one that was better quality and used that with the powder.  That made all the difference in the world in application.  I really like the pressed powder, it comes off onto the applicator in light layers, so application is very light and translucent.  And it finishes off the foundation very well.

My conclusions:  I think the foundation is very good quality and works very well.  For me however, it has too much coverage and is a little too thick for my needs.  The pressed powder however, has found a permanent home in my purse.  I love it for touch ups.  I would recommend both products to friends and family.

 
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Posted by on October 3, 2012 in Beauty, Product Review

 

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Upcoming Product Review: Covergirl and Olay

YaY!  

I’ve been accepted into the Covergirl and Olay BzzCampaign!

But what does that mean?  

Well, I’ll be receiving a package in the mail containing the Covergirl & Olay Tone Rehab 2-in-1 Foundation and the Covergirl & Olay Pressed Powder to try out a few times, then I will write a review on this blog with my honest opinions and experiences with the product, and share it with BzzAgent.  If the results are favorable, I will continue to use the Covergirl and Olay foundation and pressed powder, and write one additional review of with more of the personal opinions and experiences with the product.

A word of caution:  The review will contain a photo of me sans makeup.  I wanted to forewarn you, so you aren’t scared when you see it =)

First Impressions:  I have always thought of the brands Covergirl and Olay to be good quality products, although I personally don’t use them in my typical morning makeup routine.  Years ago, I did, Covergirl was my ‘staple’ brand makeup, mostly because it was widely available, with many options to choose from (eyeshadows, eyeliner, foundation shades, etc.), and I could afford it.

I am looking forward to receiving these products in the mail and start playing, ahem trying them out!

 
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Posted by on August 9, 2012 in Beauty, Product Review

 

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