Product Review…CoverGirl & Olay Simply Ageless Primer

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I love foundation primers, and I love skin care serums…so, I wondered if I would love a primer and a serum together in one product? CoverGirl & Olay Simply Ageless Primer claims to offer the best of both worlds with this product. There are quite a few primers out there that have long-term benefits, so this wasn’t a surprise to see CoverGirl come out with a foundation primer with a treatment.

For those of you still in the dark, a foundation primer is a great product that will help your makeup stay put all day long. Basically, it forms a barrier between your skin and your makeup, so your makeup will adhere to the primer and not soak into your skin and wear off throughout the day. In skin care, serums are used as a treatment to penetrate deep into the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and large pores.

The consistency of this product is like a light moisturizer. You don’t use it in place of your moisturizer, you apply it after you’ve applied your face lotion. Once you apply it, let it set for a minute or two, so it can fully absorb, then apply your makeup as usual. It claims to offer a smooth canvas for your makeup and to keep you looking radiant throughout the day. So, how does it measure up?

Well, it works as good as most primers I have used in the past, in keeping my foundation in place all day. I did notice my skin looking smoother and feeling moisturized throughout the day. The price is certainly right! It retails for about $15.00, where most primers will cost you $25.00-$30.00. (sometimes more!) A little goes a long way, so it will last you a long time.

If you have dry skin, and you are starting to notice fine lines and wrinkles, you will like this product. If you have dry skin that hasn’t quite started aging, but you are looking for an affordable, preventative product that will also keep your foundation in place, give it a try. If you have oily skin…whether you are noticing signs of aging or not…you might not care for this product. I am out and proud about my oily skin, and as beneficial as this product might be to some, it just left me feeling extra oily throughout the day. That doesn’t mean I wouldn’t suggest it to people with normal to dry skin, but my fellow oily skinned gals will want to go in another direction. I am only disappointed in my skin, not this product. I liked it, but it’s just not for oily skin. Oh well…

I’m sure you’ve seen magazine ads, or commercials for this product. So, I want to know…have you tried it? What do you think of it? Can’t wait to hear your thoughts!

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