Review: Covergirl + Olay Tone Rehab 2-in-1 Foundation

Happy Sunday! I hope you’re all enjoying your weekend so far. I’ve got a foundation review for you today. Foundation is, in my opinion, the most important step to a beauty routine – at least for my skin. It lays down the base for everything else which is why it is aptly called “foundation”.

I’ve been using this Covergirl + Olay Tone Rehab 2-in-1 Foundation (try saying that all in one breath) for 2 weeks now, which I feel is a good amount of time to be able to share my thoughts with you.

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Covergirl’s description of the foundation:  “COVERGIRL and Olay combine foundation and hydrating serum to cover fine lines and wrinkles and help hydrate to improve skin tone over time.”

I’ll be honest, what initially drew me to check this foundation out at the drugstore was the swirl. So presumably the swirl is the mixing of the foundation and the Olay serum. Since this product is called “Tone Rehab” and is supposed to improve skin tone and discoloration etc. I was sold on trying it since I have uneven skin tone and some old blemish marks on my face.

In terms of packaging, it is compact, sleek, a nice working pump (always a plus) and obviously the whole swirl got my attention.

Now onto the actual product. I am really loving the finish of this product. My skin has been pretty dry lately, most likely due to the cold weather, and this foundation has given me some added moisture and dewiness and hasn’t made my skin feel or look dry or cakey. I would say it’s medium coverage and could be built to a fuller coverage, but I don’t like layering on more foundation for fear of becoming cakey or mask-like. It doesn’t cover up everything so I still use concealer.

The one thing I don’t care for in this product is the scent. It has this minty smell, which I just find odd since I’ve never used a foundation before that smelled that way! Granted it’s not some strong, chemical smell, but I just find the mint smell weird. Good news is that the smell doesn’t linger so once it’s buffed into your skin the smell is gone. At least I think so since I can no longer smell it. I haven’t asked anyone to sniff my face so I can’t say for sure! It does have my foundation brush smelling minty though. I used a different foundation today, but the same brush and I could smell the mint on the brush so you know this is a strong scent I’m talking about here!

Overall, I’m pleased with the finish and wear of the product. From packaging to coverage and finish, I’m satisfied. Again, the only thing I’m not a fan of is the smell, but it’s not so off-putting that I’d stop using it.

Have you ever tried this foundation? What were your thoughts? 

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