Review of CoverGirl and Olay Tone Rehab 2-in-1 Foundation and CoverGirl and Olay Pressed Powder

I was sent the wonderful CoverGirl & Olay Tone Rehab 2-in-1 Foundation ($13.99) and CoverGirl & Olay Pressed Powder ($11.99 USD) to review from www.bzzagent.com.  This is a community of reviewers who are sent wonderful products FREE to get the word out.  Sign up and you could be a BzzAgent like me!

Here is the lowdown on the products:

Science and beauty Skincare and foundation. Indulgence and affordability. COVERGIRL and Olay. Isn’t it great when your favorite things come together to help you look your best? COVERGIRL and Olay have teamed up again, bringing you COVERGIRL & Olay Tone Rehab 2-in-1 Foundation and COVERGIRL & Olay Pressed Powder, to provide coverage for ageless, radiant looking skin, just in time for the peak of summer.

Give your skin a second chance COVERGIRL & Olay Tone Rehab 2-in-1 Foundation is no ordinary make-up. Thanks to COVERGIRL & Olay, it smoothes the appearance of rough surfaces and gives your skin a radiant finish. COVERGIRL & Olay Tone Rehab 2-in-1 Foundation also contains known skin conditioning ingredients to hydrate your skin and help improve skin tone over time. Neat, huh?

Perfect your look You can’t turn back the clock on aging, but you can reduce the signs. Just one pump of new COVERGIRL & Olay Tone Rehab 2-in-1 Foundation helps instantly cover discolorations, fine lines and wrinkles. And finishing your look with a soft layer of COVERGIRL & Olay Pressed Powder will help brighten your skin tone.

What I think:  I really enjoy both products!

The foundation is so moisturizing, but covers well, too!  I have read that it may be too heavy for some people, but my trick is to place a couple of pumps of the foundation on the back of my hand, then use a sponge or brush and apply a little bit at a time to my face.  That way I can add more if I need to.  Plus I can blend, blend, blend!  Which is always a trick when applying foundation. I also make sure to blend it down my neck so that I don’t get the “makeup mask”!
I usually use loose translucent powder, so it took me a little bit of practice applying the powder.  I started with a makeup brush, but I find that applying it with the enclosed applicator works best for my skin.  It helps lay the product down and gives great coverage.
After about a week of use, I have found that I really like this duo. My fine lines are less noticeable and the coverage is excellent!  I will probably purchase again.
Visit www.covergirl.com to learn more and you can purchase the items at mass market retailers near you.

CoverGirl and Olay Tone Rehab 2-in-1 Foundation

I love multitasking cosmetics — anything that does double duty in one step is okay in my book!

In the Tone Rehab 2-in-1 Foundation ($15.99 USD), CoverGirl & Olay combine foundation and hydrating serum to cover fine lines and wrinkles and helps hydrate to improve skin tone over time.

The benefits of this creamy foundation are:

  • Instantly covers discolorations and age spots
  • Hydrates to improve skin tone over time
  • Foundation + Serum
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There are 14 shade available.  I use Buff Beige, which is gorgeous.  It is a little darker than I would usually get, but since it blends in so beautifully, it looks natural on my skin.

I highly recommend this foundation/serum!

CoverGirl products are available at a mass market retailer near you.  Enjoy!

Pur Minerals Fall 2011 Collection

Pur Minerals have added some glam fall products to their line.  From flawless skin, to sparkly eyes, to a shimmery lip, this collection will take you through fall right into the upcoming holiday season!  Three of my favorites are:

4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup Foundation with Skincare Actives ($27.00) — The newly enhanced formula has everything you love about the original 4-in-1 and more—same great coverage, same lightweight feel, same no-mess mineral makeup, but now with NEW built-in skincare ingredients, clinical results and sophisticated packaging.

Never tried Pür? There’s never been a better time than now. With this one compact, the newly enhanced formula has been clinically proven to:

  • Correct, prevent and interrupt your skin concerns
  • Smooth away the look of lines and wrinkles
  • Plump, lift and firm the skin’s appearance
  • Balance uneven skin tone

Liquid Metal Eye Shadow 4pc Stick Kit ($60.00, sale price $22.00) — Turn up the heat with Pür’s long-wear Liquid Metal Eye Shadow Sticks. Available in four molten metallic hues with iridescent shimmer, these smudge-proof shadow sticks capture the light from all angles to create a megawatt, multidimensional effect. Effortlessly apply as an eye crayon or liner and feel the creamy, water-resistant formula cool the skin as it colors. The shades are True Cobalt, Iced Bronze, Steel Envy and Midnight Chrome.

Temptress Lip Shine 3 Piece Kit ($54.00, sale price $22.00) — Meet the final word in wet-looking lips. Our luxurious Lip Shine lacquers drench your pout in pure, provocative colour with a high gloss finish that doesn’t just shine—it outshines. Infused with intensive hydrators, vitamins and minerals, Pür’s long-wear formula gives you irresistibly brilliant lips that demand attention. Just try to look away. We dare you.  The shades are a pink, a coral and a soft red — Entice, Enchant and Allure. This would also make an excellent gift.

Visit www.purminerals.com to learn more and purchase.  Enjoy!

My Fave Products For a Flawless Summer Face

The makeup look that I go for in the summer is flawless, but natural.  I don’t want to look like I have tons of stuff on. The products below help me achieve this quickly!

Sorme Fresh Start Under Foundation Makeup Enhancer ($19.00 USD) — This light, fast-drying formula instantly evens out skin discolorations, smoothes skin texture, and fills in fine lines and wrinkles so that makeup goes on evenly and lasts far longer without touch ups. A powerful blotting ingredient holds up to 10 times its weight in oils for a shine-free, poreless finish. Super antioxidants of Green Tea, Grape Seed Extract, and Pomegranate help repair free radical damage. Hyaluronic Acid keeps skin hydrated without oils.

To Use:  After cleansing and moisturizing skin, apply a small amount evenly over entire face. Allow to dry. Apply powder or liquid foundation over.

Why I love it:  Even in the summer, I never skin primer.  I have tried tons of different types, from matte, to bronze to the classic silicon-based primers.  This primer is extremely light, which makes it perfect for the summer. The texture is like a serum, but it produces an almost matte finish.  It removes the oiliness so that my skin looks fresh instead of greasy.  Visit www.sorme.com to find a retailer near you.

One part brightening primer, one part sunscreen, FusionBeauty’s PrimeResults Tinted Moisturizer + SPF 15 Sunscreen ($40.00 USD) delivers a lightweight veil of hydrated coverage. Available in four shades, the built-in primer instantly perfects skin’s texture while helping to minimize the appearance of wrinkles, pores and discoloration while SPF 15 sun protection helps prevent premature skin aging. Toss this in your summer travel bag to maintain fresh and healthy-looking skin all season long.

Why I love it:  This has a primer built in, so if you do not want to use a separate primer its perfect.  I usually don’t use foundation all over my face during summer, but you definitely can with this tinted moisturizer.  I apply it with a sponge on the parts that need help including under eyes and on blemishes and discolorations. It blends in beautifully and feels natural on. You can purchase at Sephora stores or www.sephora.com.

smooth operator™ Amazonian clay finishing powder in bronze ($28.00 USD) — Like the original, this micronized clay finishing powder mattifies skin, minimizes the appearance of pores and replenishes all skin types, now while adding a natural touch of bronze to your complexion. This silky smooth finishing powder glides on evenly and imparts a healthy,
natural warmth while the intuitive and skin smart Amazonian clay, nature’s most perfect ingredient, acts as a total skin balancer by reducing dryness and flakiness, improving clarity and texture, and removing surface oil to mattify skin for a soft and flawless lit-from-within finish; all while replenishing and rehydrating skin.

Why I love it:  Two words — Matte Bronzer!  I LOVE bronzer that is not glittery or shimmery because when you think about it, the sun doesn’t add sparkle when you get a tan.  Some matte bronzers can make the face look muddy or dirty if you put too much on, but not this one.  It is buildable, so start with a little and add more if you need it.  I put it on the parts of my face where the sun would touch it, like nose, cheekbones, forehead and chin to start. I then usually add it all over my face, neck and decollotage, because it enhances the fake tan I’m rocking and looks so natural.  Great bronzer! Retail availability: Sephora/Sephora.com, Ulta/Ulta.com, beauty.com, tarte.com at the $28; retail price: $42 w/brush at QVC/QVC.com.

Smooth Your Complexion With Face Makeup That Won’t Weigh You Down In the Summer

L’Oreal’s Magic Smooth Souffle ($15.99 USD) creates a flawless, silky, even-toned finish. Apply it daily to achieve smooth, poreless perfection. Available in 12 different shades, Magic Smooth Soufflé is versatile enough to beautify every skin type.

What I think:  I love this foundation! The texture is smooth and silky when applied, and it covers so well. I set it with a little powder and it stays all day!  You can find this at drugstores and mass market retailers near you. 

Hissyfit Saving Face Foundation ($29.00 USD) — Put your best face forward. Saving Face Foundation | Highlight is a dual-purpose formula that acts as a foundation and a highlight, providing buildable yet flawless coverage plus SPF 50. Using your foundation shade, Saving Face evens skin tone and creates a flawless canvas, while your highlight shade conceals and adds dimension for that confident look you deserve. For normal to dry skin types.

Hissyfit Saving Face Buffing Powder ($25.00 USD) A perfect finish begins here. This lightweight product is formulated to complement saving face foundation | highlight and is rich in antioxidants and pure botanical extracts like green tea, aloe, and jojoba to condition the skin for a perfectly polished look. For all skin types.

What I think: The SPF 50 in this foundation makes it perfect for the summer (and any time of the year).  It is very light going on, but really evens the skin tone and covers imperfections.  I tried it in light, and it was a little bit orange for me.  I would need a more neutral shade to perfectly match my skin.  There are 15 shades, so I’m sure there is something that I will like.  Visit www.hissyfit.com to learn more and to purchase. 

I love the powder.  It sets my makeup, but it doesn’t look like I have anything on, it blends in so perfectly.  This comes in 8 shades.  I have the fair and it is perfect for my skin tone.  

Jemma Kidd Makeup School Light As Air SPF 18 ($38.00 USD) ultra light and natural skin foundation for a velvet, shine-free finish. SPF 18.  Features include; highly blendable & lightweight texture, silicone coated pigments for a velvet feel & soft focus finish, balancing benefits to help keep the skin perfectly matte for an even, shine free complexion and unique long-wear technology for all day staying power.

Jemma Kidd Makeup School Blushwear Creme Cheek Colour ($23.00 USD) — Formulated with antioxidants vitamins A, C and E this cream to powder formula enhances the complexion and the contours of the face while brightening, conditioning and protecting against free radical damage. Packaged in a slim compact with mirror, this sensational formulation is great for on-the-go use. Available in 3 shades Pomegranate (berry red), Guava (coral), and Paw Paw (terracotta).

What I think:  The foundation covers well but is so light, it doesn’t look like I’m wearing makeup.  The SPF 18 is a nice feature.  I apply this foundation, a little powder, cream blush and I am off.  I usually don’t need concealer with this.

The cream blush is fab, too.  Always a winner all year long, cream blush is easy to apply and stays all day — and this one is no exception.  It also gives a lit-from-within glow.  Visit www.jemmakidd.com to purchase.

Protect Your Flawless Face With Sue Devitt Primer and Foundation With SPF

Sue Devitt creates beautiful skincare and makeup with sea minerals and blue algae for glowing and natural-looking skin. Many of their foundations have SPF which will protect skin while smoothing it out. My favorites are:

Microquatic™ Blue Anti-Aging SPF 30 Primer ($48.00 USD) — This luxurious anti-aging primer offers skin powerful protection against harmful UVA/UVB rays through SPF 30, infused with soothing Blue Algae Extract to combat redness and naturally formed anti-irritant crystals sourced from the coast of Spain. Protect the future of your skin by stimulating skin’s natural collagen production with this skin primer’s high performance anti-aging ingredients Ceramide 2 and Matrixyl.

What I think: This primer worried me a bit at first because it is a very light blue color and when I first applied it, I thought I saw a light blueish-white cast to my skin. But when I smoothed it on my skin that went away and my skin was smoothed and glowing. My pores and lines also appeared smaller, which is a plus! Very nice primer!

SpaComplexion™ Hydrating Marine Minerals Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 ($40.00 USD) — Achieve a healthy, radiant spa-treated, natural complexion.  This lightweight, mineral tinted moisturizer features extraordinary hydrating and refreshing properties of the sea, encapsulated in a proprietary delivery system that increases skin’s moisture level and vitality. Its sheer, fluid formulation with SPF 15 coverage also offers antioxidant benefits while protecting the skin from harsh environmental exposure and premature photo-aging.

What I think: This is a medium-coverage tinted moisturizer, so although this hydrates the skin, it is also gives good coverage and a very pretty glow. Combining this product with the primer, you not only get a flawless face, but 45 SPF means that you are well protected!

SpaComplexion™ Hydrating Marine Minerals Loose Powder SPF 30 Compact ($32.00 USD) –This skin-protecting loose powder provides a perfect finish, while offering continuous hydration and concentrated environmental protection with SPF 30. A unique formulation offers extraordinary hydrating and refreshing properties of the sea, encapsulated in a proprietary delivery system that increase skin’s moisture level and vitality. Natural-looking, high performance minerals deliver nutrients to the skin in a portable compact with mirror perfect for touch-ups throughout the day.

What I think: What I love about this mineral foundation is that my skin does not feel dry when I apply it. I have a lot of trouble with loose mineral foundation because it tends to settle in my fine lines and pores. Yuck! But this foundation does seem to hydrate and refresh throughout the day. It also looks very natural and not cakey at all. 

Learn more about these and many more fab products at  www.suedevittbeauty.com. Enjoy!

Sue Devitt Triple C-Weed Whipped Foundation

Triple C-Weed Whipped Foundation

 Want a change from your mineral or liquid foundation? Try a mousse foundation. The fluffy texture and good coverage of the Sue Devitt C-Weed Whipped Foundation ($40.00 USD) might be a welcome change from what you are using now!   

This is a great foundation for ladies who want their skin to look extra smooth, because it clams to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while evening out skin imperfections and locking in moisture. The Sue Devitt website explains,  

 “A unique Australian botanical deeply hydrates and replenishes the skin’s own lipid balance up to 20% to restore your natural hydration level instantly. Three types of seaweed revive delicate skin tissue, powerful antioxidant Vitamin C combats free radicals and environmental pollutants, while gentle Chamomile Extract soothes and nurtures. Suitable for all skin types, the Triple C-Weed Whipped Foundation offers medium to full coverage and is oil-free.”

Sue’s Secret Beauty Tip: Warm the luxurious Triple C-Weed Whipped Foundation between fingertips and massage (not rub) a small amount liberally into the skin to allow nourishing vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to penetrate the skin. Use sparingly at first and build to desired level of coverage.   

Why I like this: when I apply the mousse, it feels like I am moisturizing my face with a non-greasy moisturizer (that evens out my skin tone). It feels so good on, light and creamy and leaves my skin soft. It also gives a little glow that is not shiny or glittery.   

 The Triple C-Weed Whipped Foundation is available in 8 shades at www.suedevittbeauty.com. Try it — I think you’ll really like it! —

Achieve a Polished Look with LORAC Cosmetics

LORAC Cosmetics was created by celebrity makeup artist Carol Shaw to deliver healthy cosmetics that wear flawlessly. Her products are used by celebrity’s on the red carpet as well as normal ladies such as myself! 

I have recently tried a few products by LORAC and I have to say that I love the quality and feel of these products. My favorites (so far) are:

Double Feature Paraben-Free Concealer Highlighter ($24.00) – This clever face perfector includes a concealer, a highlighter and hygienic blender ball all in one slim stick. The LORAC website suggests, “Cover under eye circles and hide blemishes with the Full-Coverage, Long-Wearing Concealer Stick and then finish the look with the Blender Ball for a hygienic, natural picture-perfect finish. Use the Moisture-Rich liquid Highlighter to lighten and brighten under eyes, highlight cheekbones and help diffuse fine lines.”

I agree. The concealer stick is very creamy and I like to dot it under eyes, around my nose, over blemishes and then take the roller ball and seamlessly blend the lines. I then use the subtle but shimmery highlighter in the inner corner of my eyes, under my browbone and on the top of my cheek bones to make me seem awake and youthful. I think this product is well worth the price for the variety that you get.

I also love the Natural Performance Foundation ($35.00) – This gentle foundation is oil-free, paraben-free and fragrance-free formula and it contains three soothing natural ingredients for sensitive skin – Xyleine, Premier Olive Leaf Extract, and Vitamin A. The website explains that “Xyleine, the active ingredient that contains Papaya Fruit Extract, Lemon Fruit Extract and Olive Leaf Extract, is loaded with vitamins, flavonoids, soothing polyphenols and natural cell regenerating properties. The Premiere Olive Leaf Extract is rich in Oleanolic Acid, an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant that helps your skin stay healthy and protect itself. It’s also infused with Vitamin A, another antioxidant that helps rejuvenate and improve your skin.” 

I love the top of the bottle. You twist the cap and the pump pops up. This keeps the bottle clean, plus it is really cool. The foundation is light and gives skin a lovely glow. I am a liquid foundation girl, haven’t got used to the powder foundations, and this has a light and beautiful formula.   

Breakthrough Performance Lipstick SPF 15 ($22.00) is a crazy-good lipstick. Not many lipsticks have an SPF, so it gets my endorsement right there — SPF is everyone’s friend! It is also paraben-free, long wearing, and VERY moisturizing and creamy. it is infused with nourishing and moisturizing antioxidants such as Vitamin E and Olive Fruit Oil. My only suggestion is that LORAC introduces more colors in the collection. Right now, there are seven beautiful colors. I like Premiere, a soft neutral pink for everyday and Vanity, a medium red-pink for going out. Beautiful!

Visit www.loraccosmetics.com to purchase these FABULOUS products!

Three Custom Color Specialists’ Crème Concealer/Foundation

Three Custom Color Creme Concealer
Crème Concealer/Foundation

A great concealer is hard to find! I have recently tried Three Custom Color Specialists’ Crème Concealer/Foundation (Singles $22.50, Refills $15.00). This is a buildable concealer that  allows you to create tailored coverage, from to sheer to full. 

This is touted to have a rich and creamy texture that is appropriate for all skin types and is formulated to provide the most effective coverage for redness and dark circles.  I have been using it under my eyes and on blemishes. I really like how it instantly covers the discoloration and doesn’t settle in fine lines. It is very creamy and easy to blend. 

Use this with a brush or fingers or it can be used all over the face as a foundation.  It can also be blended with a face cream to create a tinted moisturizer.  This is available in 10 shades, which is a lot of variety for concealer! A custom blending service for the Creme Concealer/Foundation is also available.

Three Custom Color Specialists’ products are available at select beauty boutiques worldwide, via the hotline at 888.262.7714 and online at www.threecustom.com. Contact them to purchase the products as well as ask about custom blending. 

Perfekt Beauty Skin Perfection Gel

 

Perfekt Beauty Skin Perfection Gel
Perfekt Beauty Skin Perfection Gel

Are you a busy woman? Do you have time in the morning to produce a flawless face with primer, foundation and powder — as well as all of the other makeup that you need to look your best? Well, join the club! But there is help for us!

I have been using the Perfekt Skin Perfection Gel ($57.50) over my moisturizer every day. It is a gel-mousse that works as a foundation, primer, color corrector and powder all in one. I apply a small amount with my fingers all over my face. It gets rid of the redness and is a great sheer foundation. If I want more coverage, it is completely buildable to get the effect I need. It also makes my skin appear very smooth and has a great matte finish. I do use a little powder to set it, but then my skin looks flawless!  

This product is available in 5 shades: Translucent – clear, Luminous – light , radiant – medium, Rich – tan and Decadent – mahogany. I use Luminous, but Translucent would make a great primer or just for a natural look.

Visit www.sephora.com to purchase this product.