Monday, January 25, 2010

Cover Girl Simply Ageless Foundation Review

Product Name Cover Girl Simply Ageless Foundation SPF 22
My skin type Normal
My experience with this type of product. I a bit of a project junkie when it comes to foundation. I'm always looking for the new latest and greatest. Even if I find a foundation I like, I buy the "shiny new one" the next time. I mean, what if it is better? I've tried several of the cream to powder style foundations. I like using cream to powder foundations from the fall to the spring. When worn over sun block in the summer, my skin seems too oily for this type of foundation.
What I look for in this product. I want a nice color and a medium coverage.
Who should use cream to powder foundation? These are best for slightly oily to slightly dry skin. If your skin is dry, it will highlight it's dryness. If your skin is oily, it will make it look oilier.
My rating: 2 sit and spins

What I like about it.
I like that you don't have to apply powder right away. You can add powder as you need it for touch ups. It has a proper sun screen, titanium dioxide SPF 22. Titanium Dioxide is one of the 4 sunscreen ingredients that give you good UVA/UVB protection. It also has olay regenerist serum mixed it. This way you can skip a step in your skin care routine.
What I hate about it. The packaging is stupid, plain and simple. I actually had to go to the website to figure out how to open it. I'm stubborn and it took me a while to admit I couldn't figure it out. I'm not the only person with the problem, because they have a "click here to figure out how open our stupid packaging" link. You turn it completely upside down (opposite of the picture) and then it screws open. Once you've figured that out it is fine, but I still think it is stupid. Your foundation color is hard to pick with this foundation. If you have used another cover girl foundation, you can select the same color you used in that foundation. Cover Girl's foundation colors are standardized from foundation to foundation. If you are trying to figure out what color you want, pick the darker color. The swirl of white Olay serum throws you off. It makes you think a foundation that is too light is just right. My color 210 was sold out, so I bought 205 because it looked right. It was too light. I then bought the 210. (It's not my foundation in the picture) The 210 was slightly too peach and the 205 was slightly too pink. They advertise the foundation as being able to "float" over your wrinkles. This foundation settled into my wrinkles and make them more noticeable. I thought the coverage was uneven as well.
Would you buy this again? No. There are much better cream to powder foundations out there.
More cream to powder foundation reviews.
Watch Simply Ageless's spokesperson Ellen Degeneres try to open the foundation.

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