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)

Get The Look: Jayma Mays @ Golden Globes 2011

Jayma Mays plays the character Emma in Glee (also known as my current style icon), and her throwback to old Hollywood glamour came together in one of my favourite looks from the night. Celebrity makeup artist Beau Nelson created her makeup look using Covergirl products. “We wanted to create a modern retro look and make sure that overall the look was balanced against her gorgeous black dress.” To create the look, Beau used the following Covergirl products: Simply Ageless Serum Primer, Nature Luxe Silk Foundation, Liqui Line Blast (in the shade black fire), Line Exact (in the shade black), Lash Blast Volume, Lip Perfection (in the shade Flame) and Clean Pressed Powder. To be honest I don’t think her makeup quite hits the mark. It’s just not polished enough to really pull together the glamourous look in my opinion. What do you think?