By Megan Murray
I really thought at age 36 puberty would be over. I really thought I would no longer have greasy hair and a t-zone that would cause a state of emergency if I went to the beach by now. I also really thought I was going to be a Solid Gold Dancer – but that is another blog. In a fit of “ Megan’s on a drugstore bender”, I picked up the new Cover Girl + Olay Brighten Up Powder to throw in my purse to sop up the end of day oilies. I mean, I had no particular reason to buy this; I don’t even think I was conscious when I bought this. I go into the drugstore and I turn into the walking dead. Instead of looking for brains, I am just mindlessly throwing “ pretties” into my basket. Maybe I was trying to relive my youth. I know I really like Ellen DeGeneres and would probably like e.coli if she sold it, so that may have had something to do with it. Fortunately for me, this little compact is now a staple in my beauty routine.
Powder is a tricky thing when you get older. It can creep into those places you don’t want to creep into. It can also make you look like you are growing a Santa beard. So, I am pretty wary of it. I absolutely, positively love this powder. This make-up really DOES what it says it does. Cover Girl + Olay Brighten Up Powder blurs little imperfections and gives your skin a nice glow. I especially like how it also covers the redness around my nose, and the little bit of pigment issue I have around my lips. Sorry, I am not as good as Sheila with the pictures. I really tried to take a picture with this product on, but all I ever get is eyes or freckles.
I wish I could give you a link or a better picture of the product, but it is so new that it isn’t even on the website! I found the powder at Rite-Aid. The only thing I can think that I don’t like is that it is $13.99. In the grand scheme of things, it is not that much. I have paid over $30.00 for a powder before, but drugstore prices have been inching into Clinique territory.
I will gladly pay for quality, and this powder has it. In fact, as PA starts to warm up I have been wearing it in lieu of foundation.
As usual, YMMV and this may turn someone into a giant zit, but if you are looking for a nice little touch up during the day, I highly recommend giving this a try.