Sorry, hope you’re not too bored with the drugstore reviews but no worries I’ll be heading into counter stuff in the next few weeks.
Today I have the new Covergirl & Olay Simply Ageless Corrector actually there is indeed a concealer along with this, sold separately of course, but yes it’s a dual system much like Bobbi Brown’s corrector, concealer pots.
Have a jump to hear my word on the Corrector and later this week the concealer.
After my incredible success with the new Maybelline Dream Mousse Concealer I was feeling all kinds of brave and ventured into purchasing myself both the Covergirl & Olay Simply Ageless Corrector and Concealer. I mean these looked awesome, anything that cool looking must work wonders on dark circles, fine lines, etc….plus Ellen uses this stuff and look at her, in her 50′s looking like she’s 30.
Yeah well….looks are deceiving.
This stuff is rubbish.
Basically they formulated it for really dark circles and a means of pairing up two products to combat that woe. They expect you to use the corrector and proceed to pat the concealer on top of it. Do, not, do that. Bad idea. All that product under dry or finely lined eyes and you end up with whoa hot mess.
Corrector formula is a yellow base and as we all know yellow is fabs for canceling out the dreaded darkness that hides under our tired eyes. Technically, does a pretty good job of concealing. Pigmented formula, pretty dense as in not too creamy, blends decently, not bad, not bad at all.
It sinks into your fine lines and just causes havoc. Oh my what a mess. Umm gosh it’s really difficult to explain the effects but basically it doesn’t quite absorb well and it sits above the skin looking patchy, dry, and terribly bad. I wouldn’t say it doesn’t blend out well but even with proper blending still it fails to absorb correctly and sits above the skin’s surface creating a terrible aging effect. Mind you, the Muse is absurdly well moisturized at the moment since it’s Winter and my skin is behaving fairly normally so even with normal skin it still dried out my entire eye area, settled into the smallest of lines, and aged me a decade.
The general idea of applying the concealer on top was dreaded by me to say the least but I decided to give that a whirl. Mind you I tested it out by itself and with the concealer on top. Without the concealer it’s a mess but with it…oh lord….it’s just everywhere and looks so unnatural.
Could be I’m nitpicking it apart but this was such an epic fail. Very odd as the formula has a nice consistency, it’s plenty pigmented, but it just doesn’t settle on the skin properly.
Needs a heck of alot of work. Simply Ageless more like simply age me.
It’s brand new so I doubt it but curious minds. Funny story I was curious what the world was saying so I headed on MUA and someone puts a 5 rating and proceeds to say it’s a new product out and how she wants it but never tried it. Is that entirely silly or am I nuts?
I dunno I’d say go buy it so we can have something to either rant about together or debate about how much you love it and I hate it!
Covergirl & Olay Simply Ageless Corrector big no likey, do not want.
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