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Kiki Overthinks Every Thing
May 17, 2010
Putting A Good Face Forward
Mood:  chillin'
Now Playing: CoverGirl & Olay Simply Ageless
Topic: Beauty Thoughts & Reviews
When it comes to make-up and skin care, I am strictly a drugstore consumer. The department store and speciality store products that I own came to me as gifts, contest winnings or from the company to review. If you look at my makeshift vanity, you would think my tastes are high-end but they are not. I am proudly low end. When I do the Allure magazine's favorite products lists, my under $10 choices runneth over.
My favorite drug store brand has always been CoverGirl. (I upgraded in my mid-20s from Wet-n-Wild, lol.) Their products have always been consistent in quality and value for money. Although their foundations generally matched my skin tone and skin condition, their Queen Collection put it over the top for me. Their women of color line has my perfect liquid foundation match! And while I'm knee deep in this love fest, I must admit that I'm always intrigued by their innovations like their lipstain marker and their ShadowBlast smoky eye shadow pencil (click here for my review). As a Bzzagent, I was lucky enough to try their Simply Ageless line. (You might have seen the ads with funny lady Ellen DeGeneres.)
What makes the CoverGirl & Olay Simply Ageless different from other products of it's kind is that it's made "with advanced Olay Regenerist Serum" and "it stays suspended over fine lines and wrinkles." In other words, it doesn't highlight pores, wrinkles and fine lines by sinking into them. It just glides very lightly over your skin providing smoother looking skin. In my nifty box, I received: Foundation in Toasted Almond; Blush in Lush Berry; Concealer in Medium; and Corrector. I couldn't wait to wear them. With the while swirl of the Olay serum, they looked like decadent desserts for my face.
I did not wear the corrector because my I simply don't have a need for it, but I did wear the others. The foundation glided on smoothly with the included sponge. It did not feel heavy, and it blended very quickly. I didn't look shiny although the formulation looked as though it would apply that way. The concealer also blended well, and I used my ring finger. The medium/dark was a little too light for my African-American skin, but it was quickly correctly with a little dusting of powder. My favorite was the blush. For the first time ever, I had finally found a blush that gave me a rosy color that didn't look like a costume. The make-up stayed on all day despite my office being warm and humid. I felt put together with a flawless face. That doesn't happen often. On a scale of 1 to ten, I give the Simply Ageless line a 8.5.

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