Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Giving the Swirl Another Whirl
Beauty and Skincare joined forces this year, when CoverGirl and Olay debuted a new foundation from their "Simply Ageless" collection. Housed in a compact, CG's creamy foundation was infused with serum, from Olay's best selling Regenerist line. A few months later, a similarly formulated blush, was released in candy colored hues, (that almost looked edible).
I'm positive that someone loved them...but I could never find color that matched my skin tone and they looked leaden and greasy. Oddly, like disappearing ink, the blush vanished on me, despite my attempts at layering it.
If there is one place I do want creamy, it is under my eyes...optimistically, I once again, decided to give those swirls a whirl with the launch of their Simply Ageless Concealer and Corrector, (both retail for $10.99).
Fortunately, I don't have dark circles under my eyes, (probably because I cant exist on less than 9 hours of sleep every night), but I wanted to see how they worked in tandem. The corrector is, "infused with special yellow intensive pigments to neutralize dark circles. In addition to the serum, the concealer contains, "vitamins, conditioners and anti-oxidents", to improve skin texture. It also promises to, "reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles". Seriously Girls... I'm pretty sure my toothpaste is promising that too these days, ya know???
The good news??? I liked it...a lot!!! The light-medium was the perfect shade for me, (did you ever notice that "light" would be best on Caspar and "medium" on Halle Berry )? It glides on without tugging or creasing and stayed put all day. It's hard to speak to the "neutralized" dark circles, since I really didn't have them to begin with, but I would love to hear from someone who did.
And the third time was the charm :)!