Monday, March 7, 2016

Covergirl +Olay Tone Rehab Review

COVERGIRL +OLAY
Choosing make up can be a nightmare.  The time it takes, the cost,  and the disappointment after you wear it once or twice and realize that it is not what you were looking for.  The seemingly infinite number of brands, products, and color choices add to the difficulty of the purchase. If you are looking for an inexpensive user-friendly foundation, I have the solution for you. This is my Covergirl +Olay Tone Rehab review.

My Covergirl +Olay Tone Rehab 2 in 1 Experience


If they were told I was writing a make-up review, folks who know me on a daily, face to face basis, would respond with a puzzled look and a "what?"  But after reading to the end, it would make perfect sense. You see, I am not a girly-girl.  My extent of putting on make up consists of washing my face, sometimes applying moisturizer, and applying mascara.  I have ever so rarely used foundation or eye shadow. And only slightly more often have worn blush. Make-up to me is bothersome.  It feels funny on my skin and I don't want to pay good money to feel funny.

But at age 50-something, and during certain recent events, I decided I needed a bit of make-up.  I was tired. My skin was splotchy and there were sleep-deprivation bags under my eyes.  I wanted to appear fresher than I was feeling.

I wandered the make-up aisle for literally an hour. Choosing, then changing my mind, and changing my mind back again.  I have never really worn foundation because it feels thick on my face, it often feels greasy, and as I've gotten older I began to notice that it seems to enhance the lines in my face. I have never been able to choose colors that seem to match.  I really like the natural look and feel. And on the rare occasions I tried make-up, I did not end up with that natural look.  And I certainly did not want to be one of those women with the distinct line of make up on their jaw or the big smudge of foundation on their sweater.

I was very lucky to by chance notice the Covergirl +Olay foundation.  I ultimately chose it because I know that I like Olay products. Olay is a moisturizer that I've used frequently over the years.  It tends to feel the least greasy and it has never caused me to break out.  And frankly, the swirls of foundation and moisturizer that were visible through the bottle were visually appealing to me.



Online, I just now realized that Covergirl advertises the +Olay Tone Rehab 2 in 1 as being able to -

  • Instantly covers discolorations, fine lines and wrinkles, while helping to improve skin tone over time
  • A foundation focused solely on tone discoloration and age spots
  • Provides beautiful even coverage
At the time I begrudgingly chose this foundation. Since then I have grown to love it and use it on a fairly regular basis. Without knowing the claims listed above, I learned that is exactly how this foundation performs.  

I found that Covergirl +Olay - 
  • Evens my skin tone 
  • I appeared "fresher" - even when sleep deprived
  • Moisturizes - smoothing the dry spots
  • While I can feel that it is on my face, it does not feel "caked" on, heavy, or more greasy than the moisturizer I often use
  • I adjust how much I use - using just two small "drops" for my entire face.  
  • It is a more sheer color; no annoying make-up line along my jawline
I don't blame you one bit if you don't trust my Covergirl + Olay Tone Rehab review.  I'm a make-up non-enthusiast who is recommending make-up. That is either a bit strange or a REALLY strong endorsement. If you prefer more experienced opinions, check out the reviews on Amazon. At the time of this writing, it is rated at 4.6 out of 5 stars by 285 customers. 

Thank you Covergirl and Olay for partnering to bring me a product that works so well for women like me. 




13 comments:

  1. Thank you for this review. I don't wear much makeup either, just moisturizer but this sounds like something I would really like. Especially since I do like Olay already. Will try it!

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    1. Please let me know if you try it and like it.

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  2. I love this review! I use a Covergirl +Olay makeup, too, the Facelift Effect foundation, and I like it a lot for many of the same reasons you mentioned. Mostly, I like that it goes on easily, spreading smoothly over my over-60 skin that has become dry in recent years. I don't know if it really firms my skin or not, but I think my skin looks much better with it than without it. The Covergirl-Olay partnership seems to have been an excellent idea. Hopefully, now that we've found a combination we like, they'll keep on making it for a very long time.

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    1. I too hope they keep making it for a long time. Really, I don't use enough to get through a bottle very quickly, so I guess I should go buy a back up bottle...just in case. I'd hate to not have the option.

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  3. I love this review! I use a Covergirl +Olay makeup, too, the Facelift Effect foundation, and I like it a lot for many of the same reasons you mentioned. Mostly, I like that it goes on easily, spreading smoothly over my over-60 skin that has become dry in recent years. I don't know if it really firms my skin or not, but I think my skin looks much better with it than without it. The Covergirl-Olay partnership seems to have been an excellent idea. Hopefully, now that we've found a combination we like, they'll keep on making it for a very long time.

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  4. I am so grateful for this review! I detest wearing foundation make-up, but like you said, sometimes I need it. Also like you, I need the moisturizer. This sounds like the perfect solution for me as well. Thank you!

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    1. Ugh.. make-up usually annoys me SO SO much. I was very glad that I chanced onto this one.

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  5. Well you've peeked my interest! Your reviewing something you're not normally into has my attention - I'm not much into various makeup items either - I just do the basics too - but I'm going to remember this product. I do like Cover Girl products though.

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    1. Yah, I don't pay attention to make-up reviews either. Maybe it wouldn't be so hard for me to choose if I did! Haha. I got really lucky this time.

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  6. sounds very real to me. I rarely wear make up but sometimes I am required to "dress up!" Thank you for a great product to try next!

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    1. If you try it, definitely let me know what you think. (PS. I like dressing up almost as much as I like wearing make-up!) haha.

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  7. I've always been the same way, Dawn Rae. Every product I've tried ends up being the wrong shade or feels 'wrong' on my skin. I almost never wear makeup since I retired, but there are times when it's necessary. I've heard of this product before and now that I've heard the excellent features from someone who has tried it, I feel more confident in choosing it. Thanks for this great review.

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  8. I have tried to get into makeup but gave up even trying a few decades about. My husband doesn't like it. I'll keep this advice in my should I ever get the urge to put on a face. My mom never left the house without makeup and did her best to get me to use some, but I've just never felt the need, even if it might make me look better.

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