Covergirl & Olay Tone Rehab 2-in-1 Foundation Review

Sunday, September 16, 2012

DISCLOSURE:  I received a kit containing a free bottle of Covergirl & Olay Tone Rehab 2-in-1 Foundation and Covergirl & Olay Pressed Powder from BzzAgent to try and review.  All opinions are my own.

I have been a mineral foundation user for over five years now.  I've always hated the heavy feeling of liquid foundations and could never find the right color match.  Even when I've had color consultations done at the department store makeup counters, I didn't want to spend the money on the department store brands.

When I was offered the Covergirl & Olay campaign by BzzAgent, I was pretty excited!  As I've gotten older, my skin tone has become uneven and I've felt my mineral foundation hadn't been giving me enough coverage.  I had also started to notice the smile lines around my mouth and little lines on my forehead from squinting all the time.

I received the campaign invite in my email while we were driving down to my husband's family reunion.  I signed up for the campaign with the BzzAgent app.  When it came time to pick what color would be sent to me, I had a hard time choosing.  There was a choice of maybe 4 or 5 different shades to choose from.  Having always chosen a shade too light in the past, I decided to go a little darker than what I'd normally choose and went with the Soft Honey foundation and the Medium pressed powder.

The BzzKit

Covergirl & Olay Tone Rehab 2-in-1 Foundation
  • Combines Covergirl's perfecting makeup and Olay hydrating serum to smooth the appearance of rough surfaces and give your skin a radiant finish.
  • Just one pump is all you need to help cover discolorations and age spots.
  • Clinically shown to help reduce the appearance of discolorations over time by hydrating the skin.
  • Available in 14 shades
 Covergirl & Olay Pressed Powder
  • Finishes your look and helps to brighten skin tone
  • Softens the look of imperfections
  • No cakey feeling
  • Gold pearls, yellow iron oxide and silk mica work together to help provide natural looking skin with an energized appearance and a healthy radiance.
  • Includes smooth-glide serum
  • Available in 6 complimentary shades
Sadly, when I received my BzzKit, I quickly realized the color I chose was way too dark.  I tried to apply it to see just how dark it was and I barely covered a cheek before I quickly washed it off!  So, I couldn't use the makeup that I got.  Luckily, my sister is a couple shades darker than I am and she was coming over the next day to go shopping with me.  So, I had her try it on to see if it would match her skin tone.

 Here she is applying the foundation.

This is after putting the foundation on.

And after putting the layer of pressed powder.

It was a great match!  So I let her have the foundation and pressed powder.  And I gave her a coupon so she could buy more when she ran out.  But, unfortunately, she text me later that night saying it was too greasy for her.  She has pretty oily skin to begin with and so she usually uses a BB cream and a powder over it.

I still wanted to try the makeup, so I used one of the coupons in my BzzKit to buy a different color.  This time I went a few shades lighter and chose Medium Beige.  And wouldn't you know, now it was too light!

So, I returned that and gave up.  I didn't want to risk choosing the wrong color again.

Would you recommend it?
I honestly can't say yes or no right now since I haven't had a chance to really try it for myself.  My sister didn't care for the way her face felt at the end of the day.  I didn't have that problem when I put on the too light color.  I kept it on for the rest of the day.  It didn't feel cakey or heavy.  I just wish I had chosen the right color!  Covergirl does have a Color Matcher on its website and I used it prior to choosing the above color.  But it gave me a choice of three different ones and I chose wrong!  I did feel the makeup evened out my skin tone somewhat, making my skin look smoother.  I might go back and buy the next darkest shade when the makeup goes on sale.

How much does it cost?
The suggested retail price is $13.99 for the foundation.  It does offer a money-back guarantee.  If you're not satisfied with the results, they'll refund your money.

Where can I buy it?
You can find it at all major drug stores, mass merchandisers, grocery stores and online retailers.

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