I don’t usually browse all too often for new foundation. When I come across something though that begs for my attention I cannot deny it. I encountered a new stand in the CoverGirl section of my local Target, featuring two names slapped together that I was not expecting to see slapped together, ever. CoverGirl and Olay have tag teamed to create this new foundation that looked simply to die for. Called CoverGirl & Olay Simply Ageless Foundation, looks more like a frozen Latte, with tanned colored cream foundation featuring white swirls of what obviously is Olay.
It kind of reminded me of those cheap cream peppermint patty glosses I’d buy up as a teenager. You know, where the gloss itself featured a red tint, and the white swirls were added for moisturizing protection. Yeah, those old school glosses never worked well, so when I came across CoverGirl & Olay Simply Ageless Foundation I hoped they did work well.
According to CoverGirl & Olay Simply Ageless Foundation, the Olay Regenerist Serum and SPF 22 stays suspended over fine lines and wrinkles, where other foundations sink into them which could make wrinkles look even more obvious.
The best thing about the foundation though is that it promises to improve the look of your skin in just 4 weeks.
The moment I spotted the foundation though I knew I was not leaving the store without it. What sucked about the foundation the most though was that it was new, and is not packaged well enough to keep people from opening them up and using them as samples.
It really aggravated me that nearly every foundation I came across had someones finger print in it, or a bruise to the foundation due to someone trying out the color. It was quite disgusting, and really stupid of them to market something in such a piss poor package.
In the back I was able to find JUST ONE hidden foundation in my color that was not ruined with prints. I went with #235, which sadly does not state what the color is. I found out only by going online that the color #235 is actually medium light. Perhaps if they’d of labeled them a little better people wouldn’t have to go shoving their fingers into them to test them.
Once home, I finally got to using CoverGirl & Olay Simply Ageless Foundation.
I was not all too fond of the packaging of the foundation, as it was actually more annoying than it was convenient.
In order to get to the foundation, you must twist off the plastic cap. Inside of a slim glass jar sits the foundation.
You must go back to the cap now, and yank up a small chamber where the application disc sponge sits. The disc is rather small. I would have preferred a larger application disc. The small one included is annoying because I found I had to keep dipping it into the foundation over and over again in order to get full application of the foundation on my face.
The cap itself is also made of extremely cheap purple plastic. I actually dropped one by accident in the store and the cap shattered.
The one plus side about the packaging though is that it has a tight seal and the cap clicks down and stays down. You won’t have to worry about it popping open in your bag and ruining it.
Anyhow, before getting into how well (or not so well) CoverGirl & Olay Simply Ageless Foundation worked, I first wanted to discuss how it feels going on.
I glided the application sponge over my face, with the foundation on it. As I did this, it felt like I was rubbing cooling moisturizer onto my face, with a nice silky fresh feeling to it. I simply love, love, loved how it felt gliding on my face.
I also loved how well it covered up my blemishes and uneven tone.
Overall it applies like a charm, and goes on feeling like gold. I hoped the cover though lasted long, and kept well.
My skin looked relatively flawless for about 2 hours, but slowly I noticed my forehead beginning to shine, which is always the deal killer for me.
My face always seems to grow shiny and oily when it cannot breath. Although CoverGirl & Olay Simply Ageless Foundation does not feel thick on my face at all, it apparently is doing something to my pores to make them oil up.
Although I have been using this stuff for a few days now, the shine aspect has yet to subside. I have to blot my face 3 to 4 times a day just to rid myself of it. Using a top coat of shine control powder does not seem to help all that much either.
The plus side is that I have yet to break out. I figured with the addition of shine to my forehead, I’d eventually break out like crazy. I’ve yet to break out, so that’s a major plus.
I normally have oily skin, so I was not all too surprised to find that this foundation added to my shine. Although it’s likely not the best foundation in the world for my skin type, it would likely work wonders for those who suffer from drier skin. CoverGirl & Olay Simply Ageless Foundation adds a nice moisturizing silky feel to your skin that lasts all day, and it’s quite lovely.
If you have oily skin/shiny skin you may want to avoid this one. It will add to the shine.