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Monday, June 21, 2010
Teaching An Old Dog
Look at me; posting two days in a row. For the last couple of years, I've been a BzzAgent.  Basically, they send me products and coupons to try and tell people about.  A few weeks back, they sent me samples of the CoverGirl & Oil of Olay Simply Ageless line.  I received foundation, blush, concealer, and corrector.  I was very nervous and skeptical about trying this product.  First, I had to pick the colors from an online form.  Second, I'm a loyal, loyal makeup consumer.  I find something I like and I stick with it.  I've only used two foundations previously for any length of time.  I started with Clinique as a teenager, and I switched to MAC in my 30s.  I've tried others here and there and quickly discarded them. I've never tried a "drugstore" brand that I liked at all.

It sat for a week or two before I even opened it up to try it.  It was a little tricky to open.  I was able to open three of the containers, but had to get Jim to open the fourth.  I started to think I was makeup container impaired, but I've since read of many others who had problems.  I think there is a basic design flaw happening here.

That, however, is the only flaw.  I absolutely love this makeup.  I've now officially switched to a "drugstore" brand. The corrector immediately evens out my skin tone.  The concealer does a great job of concealing without caking up.  But it's the foundation that won my heart.  It applies smoothly and stays smooth.  It feels cool, almost liquid-like, when you apply it with the sponge.  It dries instantly though.  The coverage is smooth, even, and matte. It remains suspended somehow on your skin without sinking into any lines or wrinkles, so you don't have that cakey, nasty building up in the lines of your face.  Another added bonus is that it has an SPF of 22.   I went with their second lightest shade, and it's a perfect match for my skin tone.  The blush is a little more challenging.  The color I chose is a tad too dark for me, and I haven't quite mastered applying a creamy blush as opposed to the powder version I've always used.  I think the problem here is more user error than product, so I'm not letting it sway my opinion.

In short, I give this product a huge thumbs up!



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