Product Review: Covergirl + Olay Pressed Powder in Light

Earlier in the year I made the change from using a loose powder to touch up my makeup throughout the day to using a this Covergirl + Olay Pressed Powder instead. Pressed powder is clearly the superior option when you take into consideration ease of use and portability and I’m really not sure why it took me so long to figure this out. This particular powder works well, it isn’t chalky and it blends nicely into my skin without leaving a dusty residue. I often have a hard time colour matching face powder, but this shade works and my fellow pale faced girls shouldn’t be afraid to try it out. The only down side to this product is the fact that the powder seems to have a very fine element of shimmer to it and I really wish cosmetic brands would stop trying to make glitterface happen. I know that this is in place to help give a luminous effect to the skin, but it never seems to work that way for me. The Covergirl + Olay Pressed Powder retails for $16.95 AUD and is available for purchase from Priceline, Big W, Target, and selected pharmacies throughout Australia. (note: this product was sent for consideration for review)

Beauty News / Weekly Roundup

> A big congratulations is in order for ASAP, as their pure mineral make-up won the Judges’ Choice Award for the best mineral make-up at the 2011 Australian Beauty Awards. In addition to this, the ASAP ultimate hydration was a runner up in the Judges’ Choice Award for the best facial moisturiser.

> The freakishly organised like myself should keep an eye on the shelves this August at Myer, David Jones and Priceline for the Dr Lewinn’s Shave and Go Gift Set which would make the perfect present for the dads in your life this Father’s Day. The set contains a Men’s Shaving Cream, Men’s Aftershave Fluid and a bonus Wine Cooler Bag to store important things like… wine. (RRP $39.95 AUD)

> Leading skin care brand Olay revealed the new face of Olay Regenerist, none other than multi AFI and Logie winning Australian actress Rebecca Gibney. Exciting news!

> Fans of Australian skin care brand Trilogy should keep their eyes peeled for two new products launched this week – Age Proof Active Enzyme Cleansing Cream ($39.95 AUD) & Age Proof CoQ10 Eye Recovery Concentrate ($36.95). Both will be available from MYER, Priceline and selected pharmacies and health food stores throughout Australia.

> Another brand that collected a few nifty accolades this year at the 2011 Beauty Awards was ghd, who won Reader’s Choice for Favourite Hair Tool (the ghd Gold Classic styler) and Judge’s Choice Best Styling Product (the ghd Maximise Mousse). They were came runner up in the following categories: Judge’s Choice Best Hair Appliance (for the ghd Gold Classic styler), Judge’s Choice Favourite Hair Tool (for the ghd Gold Classic styler) & Judge’s Choice Best Hairspray (for the ghd Ultimate Hairspray). Congratulations ghd!