*I received these products for review*
I actually had written some great stuff here earlier about how I used to be in a serious relationship with tanning beds (we broke up in 2008), and that every since then I’ve been taking care of my skin (pat on the back). Unfortunately, my computer crashed and now I’m sitting here, trying to pick up the pieces. While it’s a first world problem to have lost that great literary genius, I know I won’t be winning any literary prizes for my posts. Sad, but true. So here goes part deux:
Well now I’m in my 40’s, so I’m also battling a slowing metabolism, weight gain, and hormone issues. I won’t let up on the skin care though-and since I can’t feasibly erase every last one of my sunspots or hyper-pigmentation instantly, I rely on foundation(s) to assist me while I take the time to repair my skin.
So I thought I would start a new ‘series’ about what foundations I use. I really honestly do use a large ‘spectrum’ of products-all the way from drugstore to high end, with some Asian beauty products too. I’m going to break down what I’m using over several blog posts. I’m going to start with a drugstore combo that’s doing a lot better than I expected.
My skin type is combination with an extra-oily T-zone. I’m a midday blotter no matter what I use (I should tell you all about my blotting papers! Maybe something else I can write about?)
This primer claims to hydrate and smooth skin for an ageless canvas. Honestly I am not looking for the hydration part, but it definitely does smooth and I appreciate that. I like this primer because it’s not overly silicone-ish (I can not stand the clear silicone primers like Smashbox photofinish-no way). This primer hasn’t broken me out and spreads easily across my face. It doesn’t ‘dry’ but it doesn’t sit on top of my face. It’s not uncomfortable to wear.
COVERGIRL + Olay 3 in 1 liquid foundation claims to instantly reduces the look of wrinkles, evens skin tones and delivers firming hydration with the Simply Ageless 3-in-1 foundation. Woo that’s a lot of claims. This foundation covers well (especially when used with the Ageless primer), and does even out my skin tone. I do find it hydrating (which I don’t need), but on a hot day, I’ve got to stay indoors or have extra blotting papers on hand as it really does tend to ‘melt’ a.k.a. it doesn’t hold up in the heat. I find setting this foundation with a translucent powder helps a lot. I top it off with a setting spray.
Overall, these are a great duo and I will recommend them for people with normal to dry skin. They are hydrating and do even and smooth quite well. Neither of them contain any sunscreen-that’s neither here nor there to me since my moisturizer almost always contains SPF. Plus they are wallet friendly-these retail for $16.97 CAD and can be found at most mass retailers.
Stay tuned for my next Foundation over 40 post! Is there any particular foundation you’re interested in seeing me try? Let me know.