Sunday, October 21, 2012

BzzAgent: Covergirl & Olay foundation and powder

I'm a member of Bzzagent, which is a pretty awesome sampling/product review site. If you haven't signed up, I highly recommend it.

This is probably the 3rd or 4th review panel I've been on.
I'm super excited to have gotten to try this product. I've been using it for the past month or so.

The box came in the mail, and I thought it was sort of odd that it has the photo on the outside. Personally, I prefer more discrete boxes because there are unfortunately, quite a few mail thieves out there, so they really should try to make it less obvious what is inside.

Opening it, there's a welcome letter, and it also explains what they expect. The box is nice, similar to most of the monthly sub boxes that they have out.

 They usually send coupons and this time was no exception. They sent out a pretty large stack of the coupons, and on the back is a swatch set of what colors they have and what the names are. The foundation is on the top, powder on the bottom.

Covergirl and Olay Foundation, Powder, Bzzagent They sent me a full size of both the Covergirl Olay foundation, and the powder.

My skin is fair, so they sent me the lightest color Ivory.

The foundation has a standard pump top. Incidentally, I think that it dispenses WAY too much product for how high of a coverage this product has. I would classify this as a pretty heavy coverage foundation.
It covered up my dark undereye circles, blemishes, and uneven skintone with one pumps worth. That said, I ended up using half pumps instead because a full one was just way, way too much product for my whole face. I would end up with tons leftover and looking like I had caked on the makeup if I used a whole entire pump at once.

Covergirl, Olay, Swatch, Ivory

Here's a swatch above. The color matches my skintone on my face, but you can see that there is a slight difference on my hand. That amount there is one full pumps worth. I applied it with a stipple brush to my face after moisturizing. 

Covergirl Olay Ivory Powder, swatch Here's the powder. This is different than the standard green or brown compact that every high school girl carries in her backpack.

This is much more densely pigmented and I feel like it's a heavier powder.

For me, putting this on after the foundation tended to give me a really cakey look. I had to go over it with a kubiki that had no powder on it just to blend it out more.

Honestly, the powder is also a little too light for my whole entire face. It makes it all the same exact shade, so I absolutely have to use bronzer afterwards or I look extremely pale.

Just so you can see the difference in coverage, here's my face with nothing on it at all. You can see that I tend to be really shiny after washing my face. My nose area is redder than the rest of my face, and I have somewhat ruddy cheeks, and dark circles.

Afterwards, everything is much more even and matte looking. I'm 31, so I don't know if I'm necessarily the "target" market here. I feel like this product is made for women in their 50s who need more coverage.

I do feel like it was helping to get rid of my forehead wrinkles though! So I do definitely recommend these products, you just probably will need to modify how you use them to work with your own skintype. For me, these products work best if I use a half pump mixed with my moisturizer. Then it's not SO much makeup. I also do not powder my whole face. I just do some on my nose and forehead. That way the shine is cut down but I also don't look like I'm wearing a whole ton of makeup.

Thanks for reading my review! If you've tried this product, let me know what you think about it!

*All products shown here were provided for review by Bzzagent*

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