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Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless Foundation Review - #205 Ivory
I will admit it right now: I'm a bb cream girl. I've used numerous bb creams, mostly from South Korean brands such as Skin79 and Etude House. I've always found foundation to be heavy and feel somewhat restricting. I've also always had a really hard time finding a color match. I have some serious pale skin, so its difficult to find makeup light enough for me.
In any case, I didn't pass up purchasing this product when I found in on clearance. Mostly because I liked the pot! Something about it just sucked me right in! Perhaps it was the fancy swirls!
I also noticed this foundation is a 2 in 1 product, so a primer is not needed. Hallelujah! I have a 4 month old baby, so I definitely need quick products!
As I said above, I actually adore the packaging. I like it much better than simple liquid foundation packaging. It is a small pot, .4 oz, and it has two separate sections. One section pops open to reveal a sponge. The other twists open to reveal the foundation.
The sponge is useful, especially if you need to travel with this product. Granted, a foundation brush is probably better for application, but the sponge is still very useable. I'm pretty lazy, so I just use the sponge.
Application and Coverage
This foundation is a lot creamier than I expected. I had read many people complaining about it being thick and hard to apply, but I had no problems. I simply swiped the sponge over the foundation and dabbed it around my face. After, I made quick patting motions across my face to blend in this product. It worked well.
It did not gather into lines and it did not get flaky or any of the bad things that can happen with foundation. It was pretty smooth, minus the area around my nose, but that's because it is winter and my skin is peeling there! Otherwise, it worked very well.
The coverage, I'd say, is medium. It is probably on the lighter side of medium, but still medium! It is not heavy, either. Have you ever tried a bb cream? Well, this foundation actually felt lighter on my face than some bb creams I've tried and that's saying something! I was pleasantly surprised because I didn't actually feel myself wearing makeup. Is it because of the Olay serum in it? Who knows, but I liked the feel of this stuff a LOT!
It covered up most blemishes and evened out my skin-tone. It also blended into my skin perfectly, so I wouldn't need to apply it to my neck.
The only downside I can think of is that it does not cover dark circles well. To be honest, nothing covers my dark circles well, so I really can't take points off for that. Even the expensive Bobbi Brown concealers I use don't completely cover my dark circles.
Yes, I would totally recommend this product! If you're looking for a good Drugstore foundation, the Simply Ageless line is a great choice! It is much better than other foundations I've tried - even the most expensive ones such as Stila. There are also a variety of colors, so you can probably find the perfect match for your skin tone. It is inexpensive and effective. I believe that any skin type could use this product.