Cover Girl • Simply Ageless • Crème
|Would buy this product again.||58%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Either you love this product or hate it. No in betweens.
I actually really like this product, despite the horrible packaging. Twisting it upside down? First of all, I'm no idiot, but it took me forever to figure out how to open this darn thing. But at least it is compact.
I have the color soft honey since I'm olive toned and usually tan.
Even though I have oily skin, it works. The coverage is good and it goes on silky smooth.
It doesn't last too long though....for a cheapy, it can used as a good concealer, and I duest my minerals on top.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I am surprised by the hate for this foundation. It's not HG, but then again, I prefer liquids. I will say that it's the best creme foundation I have ever used;) I usually wear the lightest shade in CG, 205 Ivory. But I went w/ 210 b/c of the Olay. The shade is a nice match. I don't like the included sponge, so I use my own disposable wedge. I dampen that w/ water, then apply the creme. (This keeps me from applying too thick). It gives smooth, even medium coverage. I don't find it to be drying at all (much unlike L'Oreal's craptastic new creme). I use this when I am in a hurry, and don't want to put much effort into my makeup. The container is fine, imo. But I can see why some would prefer a flip-top instead of a twist-off. *Edit: I ended up getting the 205 to mix w/ 210 for a better match. Hope they tweak the colors and improve the packaging....
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This is the worst. Very drying foundation, but it's supposed to be for dry mature skin.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I have been wearing the lightest shade of Cover Girl foundation since I was 15, 27 years ago, so I assumed it would suit me in this. Girls, it is WHITE. Kabuki theatre, court of Louis IV, Dita Von Teese white. The formula is on the dry side of creamy and floats on top of the skin, which isn't bad, but it is very difficult to blend.
If I liked the formula enough, I would try to find a more suitable shade, but I think I will skip this one.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
the color...not so great. the packaging...who cares? it's a bit heavy for me, so i used it as a concealer, which is fine
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I have used CG Advanced Radiance in classic ivory for almost 2 years. It has Oil of Olay product in it too. I bought the Simply Ageless thinking that it must be better, and for mature skin.The color was pasty pale as I bought my regular classic ivory. The packaging is a nightmare as others stated. And I was not impressed at all. I did dust some of my mineral powder over this and blush to add some color but all in all it seemed drying to me, not extra moisturizing. I took it back last night for a refund. I'll stick with the Advanced Radiance as long as it is on the shelf as it looks very good and I just put it on, add some blush and am good to go. If I want more Oil of Olay I'll just buy a bottle and use it before I put on my foundation.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
K. I admit the packaging completely is 100% without a doubt terrible with a cap T. I've been wearing Aquasmooth line from CG in the winter cuz their colors tend to run light. I use classic beige (none of the other CG colors work for me in summer). I use Clarin light reflecting foundation in #6 during summer months.
I decided to try this foundation cuz it was a new makeup (of course) being the makeup junkie and always looking for the next best thing I am VERY pleasantly surpised by this foundation. I have gotten numerous complements how I look like I'm glowing and how beautiful my skin looks (which has never happened to me before) so this makeup must be doing something right. It goes on flawlessly and does not settle into fine lines in my forehead and around my eyes.
Love Love Love this product!!!!!. I beleive it's also a treatment product which is great. Oh yes and it has an SPF of 20+. CG's R&D keep up the excellent work but please change the packaging cuz it &*^%'s!!!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Wow..I am kind of surprised by the horrid reviews for this. I agree that the shade selection is way off and the packaging is AWFUL. Straight up the worst packaging ever. Whomever approved this should be fired. Pronto. It took me nearly 20 minutes, and a google search to figure out how to open the darn thing, and then had to use every ounce of strength I had to unscrew the lid. I was seconds from throwing the darn thing across the room.
Anyway, on to the product itself. I purchased Creamy Natural, and as everyone else has stated, it was lighter than normal, but for me it was not so bad that I couldn't get away with it after a little powder and bronzer. I have oily, acne prone skin. I am 35, but thankfully the oily skin has kept the fine lines from really popping up too much. I am all about prevention though, and looking younger, which is why this appealed to me. I am really, really happy with it. For me, it goes on smoothly and does what it claims by not sitting in pores or accentuating lines. My skin looks nearly flawless, which it is not, and on me does not look cakey at all. In fact, I am used to wearing EL Doublewear so this is more natural looking by far. I can't comment on staying power or breakouts just yet, as I have only worn it for a few hours last night and then put it on again just a few hours ago. So far, I am happy. I will update in a week or two.
UPDATE**1-11-09 I decided to go back to the store to find a darker shade. I exchanged my 220 creamy natural for 240 natural beige. The shade advisor thing is no help at all. This time, to my great surprise, the new one opened with ease. However, the shade is still a tad too light. Ugh. For reference, I am a MAC NC25, Laura Mericer Sunny Beige. BE mix of fairly light and medium beige. If this sounds like you, try going darker the natural beige.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I'm somewhat disappointed with this product. I had an awful time opening the container (in fact I cracked it in my attempt). I found that the shades run lighter than normal.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Although I wouldn't call this foundation positively brilliant, I wouldn't go as far as most reviewers went to pan it. In fact, the only serious objection I have is that it is celebrity-endorsed (I DESPISE celebrities; sue me). However, since I am also a makup junkie, I decided to give it a try. I will agree with all the other posters about the color. I bought Buff Beige, which usually works in every brand for me. But I was astonished at how pale it turned out. So I went and exchanged it for the next one up, and that worked. I tried it yesterday, on my regular face serum. I put some setting powder over it, as I usually do, and it was ok. Not HG, but not bad, either. I will use it for a bit longer and I will update. And yes, it is pricey for a DS product.
UPDATE: Ok, I've been using this for a week now. I combined it with the much-touted BeautyBlender sponge (you know, the pink egg) and I must say I am very pleased with the results. I wear a serum under the fdt and then, I blend the cream fdt on with the pink sponge (dry). I merely have to dust a bit of powder on top (my latest powder "crush" is on Smashbox's Halo Perfecting Powder ;) ), and I'm set for the day. Does it make my skin perfect? No. I have long since resigned myself to the fact that the only thing that makes a complexion look perfect is a perfect complexion. Sorry, my lovlies. Truth ain't always pleasant. But hey, I'll take the next best thing. And so far, I found that the next best thing is CG's Simply Ageless. At least for me, it's worked much better than some high end - and VERY expensive - fdts I've tried so far. Great coverage w/o the masky look. Not drying, not oily, either. So I'll stick to this baby ... at least, until I find something else that tickles my fdt "addiction" (something else I've resigned myself to - rolleyes).
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Ugh! What a waste! This product is poorly designed all the way around and way too expensive for a DS foundation, IMO. I am PPP and usually have trouble finding a DS foundation that is light enough. Alas, Ivory was too light for me, and I looked pale and pasty. Not attractive. This also did not live up to its claims that it would not settle into or accentuate pores and fine lines. I think what they meant is that it does not blend in at all, it just sits on top of your skin looking cake-y and gross. I wound up applying Studio Fix (NC15) over it and this CG product went in the trash. I could have had a MAC lippie or shadow for that money! Also, I had a few small whiteheads the day after using this. As others have mentioned, I also found it difficult to open and use this. I had to ask my Dad to unscrew the top and he had trouble with it! This is not worth it unless you truly are the fairest one of all and are seeking an almost pure white foundation. Otherwise, save your money.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I bought this product in shade 225 Buff Beige which is the shade I normally buy in Cover Girl foundations. It went on too light and pasty looking. I was very disappointed as it was pricey for a DS product.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Was disappointed in this. I like most of Cover Girls' other foundations and usually wear Classic Ivory. So I bought that, and it's too light. The foundation feels drying and is very matte. On the plus side, the coverage looks natural.
I just watched the video on this product at the Cover Girl website, and what a joke. According to the video, don't worry about the white swirls, they won't make the color lighter. Well then, why is the product way too light. The video says you will be left with glowing skin. Wrong, it will be dry and matte.
Buy this only if you like dry, matte skin and buy a shade darker than you normally would.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Ugh.....Not worth the strategic energy it takes to open this poorly designed compact. I am fair skinned, and the ivory was much too light for me,,,, made me look in need of a blood transfusion. Forget applying it with the sponge that's included....that only makes it look like you smeared icing on your face, so I opted for a softer approach with my finger. I agree with others that you would need to step up a shade since it's swirled with the whiteness of oil of olay, and this product is cakey. Too bad since the concept of combining a foundation with oil of olay is really good. Save your money until they hopefully work out the kinks.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I got the package open fine right after I bought it. Slightly confused over what shade because I don't usually use CoverGirl, but I love new stuff and I like creme. I like this makeup, covered well and was creme at first but quickly became dry and matte on my skin which is nice because the olay lotion felt a little watery when i was swirling my finger in it. Yeah, I use my finger to put it on and I thought it looked really nice. Slightly too much money for what I would like to pay for it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This was totally gross. I bought the lightest shade, which is called Ivory, because I'm PPP. Well, I applied this and it was extremely white. Not pale but white. I looked like a corpse. It was heavy and cakey and forget about trying to get the thing opened. It took 2 people to finally get it. The price is expensive for this junk. Don't bother to buy this.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
what to say what to say, i was really excited about trying this product. it was bogof at riteaid so i wasnt at loss, i still hope i can return it though. the color that i assume to be my skin tone, was lighter than it actually was, as everyone stated. i could open one of the foundation with ease, while the other one was hard as a rock and wouldnt budge. i did finally get it open. after that i used my 188-dup a small stippling brush, smoothed it on my face, it looks REALLY nice and smooth. i tried a small area first, then i applied my whole face, and when i was done, i looked like a cake! it was horrible cakey and heavy looking. although it didnt feel quite that heavy. i have oily skin and this left it very very dry looking. it was verry weird. i might try another application method or try to put as little on as possible or something!!! idk what to do...ill try it out again.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have nothing good to say about the foundation other than the fact that Ellen Degeneres is the spokesmodel. As other reviewers have said, the compact is difficult to open and then you're left with 2 disconnected pieces that make it unwieldy to use, especially for touch ups.Also, there's no mirror in the compact! I found that the coverage was not good and it was streaky and there is no way to really tell which color is right for you at the store because the color names in no way relate to those of other CG foundations. The white swirl of Olay also makes it difficult. I want to take this back to CVS for a refund if my store will allow it. Don't waste your time or money on this one. If you want something similar that has a BRILLIANT compact, good coverage and age minimizers, buy Maybelline Age Rewind compact foundation.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I have fairly dry skin and feel like this formula does not work especially well for me. I would recommend going one shade darker than you think you need because I think the Olay swirl lightens it some. I bought the Ivory and am trying to mix it with my Natural Ivory Advanced Radiance to darken it some, so it won't be a total loss.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I had high hopes for this product and I thought the ads with Ellen DeGeneris were really attractive photos. I stood in front of the display at CVS for twenty minutes, trying to figure out which shade would be best for me (NW20) and I settled on Classic Ivory 210 which turned out to be way way too pale for me. The next darker shade, Natura Ivory, looked too yellowy to me, and Creamy Natural 220 was way too pink. The sunscreen in this product is titanium dioxide, and a heavy dose of it. That ingredient tends to counteract any moisturizing properties or ingredients, it turns super dry on my skin. Unfortunately you can't see the ingredient list unless you peel off the over-label on the back. I applied the foundation with my clean beautyblender because I use it for all of my foundations. The Simply Ageless seemed creamy enough in the compact (which was almost impossible to open, I had to wrap rubber bands around it to get it to unscrew!) but it was hard to blend out, and gripped really fast on my skin. Within seconds I could see it was turning matte on me and accenting every pore and line on my face. I re-tried it with a good primer underneath, my Borghese Prima Viso, and still it was too matte for me, even the primer did not help. I still saw pores and lines. I'm returning this to CVS. A tester unit would have helped me to decide in-store that this product would not suit me. I am pretty sure that I'm the target consumer for this product in terms of my age and skin type, and because of that and in as much fairness as I can judge, I have to say, it's a failure.