Well, that title was a mouthful! It has been a long time since I have tried a drugstore foundation, much less one that I like. Heck, it has been a while since I have fallen for a foundation. Powder, BB, and CC cream formulations, yes. Straight up liquid foundation? I can't remember the last time. So I was really excited to get the chance to try the CoverGirl + Olay Simply Ageless 3-in-1 foundation!
While it is targeted toward aging skin, it has been great for me. I can't say that it reduces wrinkles, as I don't have any yet. But my dry patches aren't nearly as noticeable, my skin feels soft, it doesn't feel heavy, and I noticed no oxidizing. Coverage is pretty decent and covers a bit of my redness, but I do still use a concealer.
For me, I found my preferred method of application to be a wet sponge applicator. That is just how I prefer to do it. I have also been mixing liquid highlighter in it lately and it works wonderfully for that. If you have dry skin, I think this is great. The formula works like a charm. It does have a scent, which I assume is from the Olay serum. It can be a little overpowering, but it does dissipate during the day. Something worth noting if you are sensitive to heavily scented products.
All in all, I like this foundation a lot. The pros outweigh the cons for me. A little goes a long way and I don't wear foundation everyday, so I think this bottle will last me quite a long time. Would I repurchase? I think so. Unless I try something else that knocks it off of the pedestal. You know how us beauty bloggers are. We're always looking for that holy grail! I don't know that I would say this is HG status, but it is pretty close. Even better that it is a drugstore product!
|Left: Heavily swatched // Right: Lightly blended|
**I received this foundation from BzzAgent for testing and reviewing purposes. Thoughts and pictures are my own and there are no affiliate links in this post.