Cover Girl And Olay Foundation Review

Below is a reader review of Cover Girl and Olay Tone Rehab Foundation.

When it comes to foundation, I want something that is light and easy to apply. That is why I like the Cover Girl and Olay Foundation at Target. I like this foundation because there are several options in the same line of makeup. My favorite is the liquid foundation because I can control the amount that I put on my face. When I use the powder, I sometimes get too much and I have to start over.


There are many shades to choose from with the Cover Girl foundation products. If I am going to school or work, I wear the Ivory so that I look professional. When I go out for a special event, I usually wear something a little darker like the beige or natural. I can use any other makeup with the foundation without any concerns about the makeup smearing or looking too bold. Most of the other makeup that I use is by Cover Girl, but I have also used other brands, and they work well with the foundation.

The makeup does not get old and clumped like some other foundations I have used. I know that I can keep the product for months and still be able to use it. The foundation goes on very smooth, and it feels like I have nothing on at all. Some foundations that I have used end up darker on some areas of my face. This foundation blends with my skin tone so that it looks very natural. I love this product, and plan to try some of the other foundations that Cover Girl makes in the future.

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Almay Line Smoothing Makeup

This is a reader review of Almay Line Smoothing Makeup.

I’ve been a fan of Almay foundation for several years. Not too long ago, the company stopped selling a precise product that I really liked, and I briefly attempted to make a switch to another brand. Within a few days, I was back at the store and back with Almay. No one else seems to make liquid foundation that works better for my face and complexion.

Almay Line Smoothing Makeup

The product I’m currently using is Almay Line Smoothing makeup. It’s a liquid base foundation that comes in a 1 oz. bottle with a screw top lip. Unlike many liquid foundations that can be too thin or too thick, Almay Line Smoothing seems to have the perfect consistency. I usually have to shake the bottle a bit against my palm to get some of it out. Once I’ve poured some onto my palm, I use a fingertip to smooth it onto my face. It glides on smoothly and blends so easily. I never feel like I’ve got too heavy a layer or that it’s going to wear off too soon.

Although this foundation could definitely be used for fairly complete coverage, I tend to use it most for problem skin areas. I have splotchy red complexion areas in my t-zone, around my nose and especially my cheeks. I blend the makeup over those problem areas and am amazed at how well it works to even out my uneven skin tone. Now that I am in my forties, I also struggle with some dry sky patches on my face. This makeup never makes my skin feel dry. Almay claims that it helps to hydrate skin. It lists “replenishing hydrators and refreshing cucumber” on the bottle. It also provides SPF 15 sun protection.

Almay Line Smoothing makeup is hypoallergenic. It washes off easily with warm water and facial cleanser or soap, and has never clogged my pores.
Almay products are readily available at many stores. You can find this liquid foundation in many places. The price is reasonable, especially if you use it more for problem areas than overall coverage.

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The Right Way to Apply Foundation

Applying foundation is an essential part of a lady’s beauty regimen. Cosmetic foundation acts as a crucial base for a good makeup application and also serves to cover up skin problems. Improperly applied foundation can result in a mask-like appearance, which is due to the incorrect blending of foundation with one’s skin color. Applying thick layers of foundation is also not recommended, since this leads to an unnatural look.

how to apply foundation

When properly applied, foundation completely conceals skin imperfections and ensures prolonged makeup wear throughout a woman’s busy day. There are also good cosmetic applicators available in the market today, such as the ecotools foundation brush, which helps women apply makeup better. Beauty experts also recommend that ladies need only to focus and spot-fix uneven skin areas to achieve a smooth and flawless look. With a little practice and patience, anyone can use foundation to create a smooth and natural look.

Here are the best practices to ensure a well-applied foundation every woman desires:

Prepare the face

The face should first be thoroughly washed with clean water and pat-dried with an absorbent towel. The face should then be moisturized using a preferred moisturizer so the skin won’t look dry and rough once the foundation is applied. A good quality moisturizer will prevent the foundation from looking uneven and clumpy, allowing for a smooth and natural look. 

Add primer and concealer

Beauty experts usually apply foundation primer first to achieve a smoother surface, which the foundation can cling on once applied. The primer also helps the foundation to last longer without reapplying occasionally. After putting on the primer, you can then use the concealer to hide dark circles and uneven areas so as to avoid applying excessive foundation on those areas eventually.

Start applying the foundation

The amount of foundation to be applied depends on the lightness or darkness of shade that you want to have. Most women prefer the lighter shade as it produces a more natural look.

1. Using a foundation brush, begin to apply the makeup starting off on the center of the face in order to blend the makeup properly as you move towards the outside portion of the face.

2. Make sure to use wider, downward strokes when applying foundation on certain parts like the forehead, nose and chin to avoid getting uneven makeup lines.

Manage the hard-to-reach areas

The hard-to-reach areas for most makeup artists are the sides of the nose, the corners of the mouth, the eyes plus the hairline. These areas are commonly disregarded and are usually left untouched when applying makeup. It is also where the makeup usually wears off.  In that case, one should make sure to properly cover these areas in order to avoid having that dreaded mask look.   

Complete the look with powder

Most women are confused whether when to put the powder – before or after the foundation. Powder should always be applied ‘after the foundation’. This helps even out the foundation, minimizing the shine and also makes the foundation last longer.  Powder also decreases the need to reapply and retouch makeup every now and then. 

By learning the basic rules and principles in applying foundation, one can truly look great and fabulous without spending too much money, or hiring the best makeup artist or stylist in town. Having good quality makeup and tools also helps achieve a smooth and natural look. With lots of readily-available resources and useful tools, achieving that Hollywood-like glow can be easy and fun. Learn, experiment, embrace change and enjoy!

Lynn Parsons is now teaching her students how apply foundation properly with the use of ecotools foundation brush and a good mirror.

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