Many years ago, I switched over to expensive department store foundation and powder. I can't remember why I made the switch in the first place. I suspect that I had either a skin reaction using a less expensive brand or a reaction to the smell.
For the last week, I put my expensive department store brand away and tried the COVERGIRL & OLAY foundation and pressed powder. I am proud to admit I was pleasantly surprised with the results.
I especially liked the Tone Rehab 2 in 1 Foundation Base. As I have aged, my skin has dried out so I like a little extra moisture in my foundation. What I love about the Tone Rehab 2 in 1, is that it felt creamy and moisturized my face well while going on evenly. The Soft Honey color was a perfect match for my face. It covered the uneven skin tone on my face without making me look like a "cake face". I couldn't even see most of my brown spots after applying the product. The foundation lasted throughout the day without having to reapply it. In fact, I ended up liking it more than my current, more expensive, foundation. I am wondering why I haven't been smart enough to try COVERGIRL & OLAY before. It is half the price of my current brand with better, natural looking coverage. When my run out of my expensive brand of foundation, I will definitely consider making a switch. I love the smooth look of the COVERGIRL & OLAY foundation.
I also had a chance to try the COVERGIRL & OLAY Pressed Powder in medium. The color was a perfect match to my skin. The powder sealed in the foundation and gave my skin a soft appearance. I don't always use powder on my face as it often makes my skin itch. However, the COVERGIRL & OLAY powder did not cause any itchiness and after using it for a week, I can definitely see the difference. From now on, I will make pressed powder a "must have" in my makeup regimen.
**I'm a BzzAgent and received the products at no charge to try as part of my participation in the BzzAgent program. No monetary compensation was received and I was not asked to give a positive review in exchange for product. http://www.bzzagent.com