*this post contains PR samples for review
Covergirl +Olay recently came out with two products that I wanted to share with you today. These two products give your face an overall lift without the costly treatments to achieve the same results.
Covergirl+Olay Facelift Firming MakeupLets chat about the foundation. It comes in a glass jar a sturdy one at that and a lid in my favourite colour Purple. It has 1 fl oz of product and its more of a cream mousse consistency. It really reminds me of and old Laura Mercier cream foundation that I once loved. The Facelift effect foundation comes in 4 shades Fair, Light, Light/Medium and Medium which is the darkest shade pictured here. I will let you know off the bat and I am sure its quite obvious that the Medium shade does not match my skin in the least bit right now, with my summer skin tone. Which is something that I am completely annoyed with. I love Cover Girl+ Olay products and I find that the shade range is sub par. Its either too light or too dark. There is never an in between, which I think is something Cover Girl + Olay really needs to work on to keep their consumers that are of colour like me and deeper.
The foundation is said to have and exclusive firming technology to firm the skin in as little as two week. All at the same time leaving the skin hydrated from their vitamin complex along with ingredients such as glycerin which is used to hydrate glucosamine and niacin-amide which is used to plump the skin too. Need I not forget it also doubles as a night cream, Although i'm not sure how effect that would be as normally we don't wear foundation to bed. The Jar itself is great because of its ergonomic capabilities. You don't have to worry about a squeeze tube. You can take the desired amount out and place the cover back on. Much like a jar of your favourite face moisturizer.
Since I was not able to give a detailed review on how it would feel on my face I will say that I love the way it felt on my hands. It wasn't heavy, it blended in beautifully and gave a radiance to my hand. I didn't feel any firming on the skin however, so i'm not sure how much I would actually feel on my face. Now because it doubles as a night cream it doesn't have an SPF in it which is good for those who experience flash back in photos. However given the shade range even if there was SPF i'm not sure you would see a flash back anyway. This does retail for about $18 but given the fact that it has such awesome benefits and sturdy packaging its worth it. Would I purchase it? Yes as long as the shade range improves tremendously.
Covergirl +Olay The De- PufferThe Concealer comes in 6 shades Fair, Fair/light, Light, Light/medium, Medium, Medium/deep. It comes in a squeeze tube with a stainless steal applicator in order to cool and de-puff the under eye area. The shade range is very warm however the in-between shades again are not that great. I sent the darkest shade which is waaaaay too dark for me so I will have to find a new home for her because she is amazing. The concealer formulation itself has cucumber and a rejuvenating serum to wake up puffy tired eyes. So with that being said the consistency of the concealer is more of a Gel type texture which works perfectly with the steel applicator. Now I did say before that the colour range isn't that great since the darkest shade was too dark for me it would definitely work with a skin tone that is very deep mainly because of the warm undertone of the concealer a deeper skin tone that experiences dark circles this would be perfect for brightening up the under eye area. Would I purchase this? Yes I would I just need to find a shade that is suitable for my skin. I think I would need a light/medium or medium. This concealer costs about $12-$14 depending on where it is purchased from.
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