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Review: Cover Girl & Olay Simply Ageless Foundation

24 May

 

I’ve taken notice of the commercials and magazine ads that feature the least  likely of cover girls – Ellen DeGeneres. She’s the face for Cover Girl & Olay Simply Ageless Foundation. It includes Olay’s Regenerist brand serum (that’s the white swirl in the make-up) and an SPF 22 sunscreen. 

So the other day I did something I oh so rarely do – I bought the product on impulse at the grocery store. 

My usual foundation in Clinique’s Repairwear which is an oil-free full coverage make-up. But I dropped a brand new $30 bottle on the tile floor a few weeks ago, and I’ll be damned if it was going in the trash. I scooped it up, broken bottle and all,  and dumped it in some Tupperware and kept using it. So my impulsive self thought she’d save 50 percent and go with the Cover Girl & Olay Simply Ageless Foundation for just $14.

Cover Girl & Olay Simply Ageless Foundation

The Cover Girl & Olay Simply Ageless comes in a round pot with a make-up sponge, which I highly recommend you use. I also recommended that you dab ust the tiniest bit of water on the sponge each time you use it because it helps create a smoother application.

I sense that my overall impression of the foundation is unique to me and more people will like it than I did.  And I did like it but just not as much as my Clinique.

I have very good skin that belies my plus 50 age, although it’s also extremely dry. The reason I bought this Cover Girl & Olay Simply Ageless Foundation is because of the Regenerist serum. As for the Regenerist serum, I slather it on my face every morning and night all by itself.  It’s also what I use under my regular foundation. 

The Cover Girl & Olay Simply Ageless Foundation doesn’t have nearly the coverage as I’m used to. But most women probably prefer that. It simply didn’t look as good on me. 

But I chose to wear it to an outdoor party because I thought it would not bubble up when I sweat like my regular foundation does, and I was right. That was a relief. It’s probably because it goes on creamy and kind of dries to a powdering finish.  It’s also something I might put on when I’m going outdoors for other summer activities and not want a full-coverage make-up.  Again, I suspect the coverage it provides is more than enough for most women’s taste.

Buying a drugstore brand make-up is usually a risk because you can’t normally try out the colors beforehand. It’s a lot of guesswork. The advantage of being 50 plus, however, is that you have absolutely no qualms about tearing open the packaging to try the product. And that’s exactly what I did. I’m pretty good at identifying my colors now, so luckily I bought the one I opened. 

I would also recommend checking out CVS as it often has Cover Girl buy one, get one free promotions. Some of the larger stores also have special translucent discs that you can try to match your face color.

Final Verdict:  Try it, you’ll probably like it. And the price isn’t bad.

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