Covergirl & Olay Tone Rehab 2 in 1 Foundation Review, Swatches, Photos
Covergirl & Olay products don’t generally work for me and I don’t have a great track record with them but I was a bit curious about the new Tone Rehab 2 in 1 Foundation which promises to reduce the look of discolorations as well as fine lines and wrinkles with a built in primer and serum.
Let’s take a peek.
Oily skin? Don’t bother reading this one guys. I think this is a bit too slippery, moisturizing, and hydrating for oily skin so I wouldn’t personally indulge. But I could be completely wrong.
My dry skin loved it. Soaked it right up. It has a super smooth glide on skin and a highly hydrating formula. It just feels good going on. The formula has a super creamy base and the serum in the mix allows the foundation to smooth on evenly and flawless hydrating my skin while offering sheerer coverage.
I think it does have a tiny bit of an oily feel but the finish is dewy and fresh. I didn’t notice any issues on drier, patchy areas on my face as this settled in nicely on those areas without bringing attention to them or making them look worst.
I tried two shades which were 125 (buff beige) and 132 (nude beige) both colors were an ickle too beige for my liking where as the lighter shades ended up looking a little too pink so like most drugstore foundations I failed at getting a good match overall. The shades made me look a tad on the tired, dull side but a little blush helped things along.
Coverage is debatable here as the formula is so hydrating that it absorbs super easily leaving behind very little pigmentation. It does even out skin tone but I don’t feel it’ll offer coverage for major problem areas if you have any such as acne scarring, etc….the hydrating formula also allows the formula to oxidize fairly quickly so the wear time is very, very short and you’ll feel like you’re without coverage within an hour or two at tops.
Packaging does get a prop from me as it is a pump style but allows for just the right distribution and doesn’t pump out too much foundation however I do wonder if the formula will remain stable or if a few months down the road it’ll start pumping out a water-y gross mess.
I think older skin will rejoice in the formula particularly those with drier, aging skin however for younger, oily skin this won’t be a great pick for.
Overall, the hydrating formula is a plus but also happens to be the downfall of the formula as it decreases the wear time and also causes issues with overall pigmentation and coverage. This starts out well enough but the product absorbs so easily that you’re left with a sheerer, light coverage which is fine by me but some folks prefer to build up their coverage or want a foundation that offers medium or even heavier coverage properties and in that case, this doesn’t do the job. The formula is a tad on the slippery side as well which makes me wonder how comfortable people will feel using it but I thought it felt rather nice on my dry skin and I didn’t mind it overall. The $12.99 price tag at the Harmons was also a big turn off because Harmons happens to be cheaper than CVS, Walgreens, Etc…so I’m picturing this at a higher cost at those locations and for that I might as well head to Sephora, MAC, or a counter to grab something higher end. $13 for drugstore foundation is a little too much in my opinion.
Anyone try it?
Do share your experiences.
This product was purchased by the Muse for review purposes.
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