This week I’ve been testing out the new Covergirl and Olay Concealer Balm ($9.99). Available in 6 different shades, I chose to try out the second from the lightest shade, fair/light. This concealer comes in the old school type packaging that looks just like a lipstick tube. It winds up to reveal more product as you use it.
I actually like this type of packaging because it makes applying it a breeze. You don’t need to worry about dipping your finger or brush into a tiny sized pot. Just swipe on what you need and blend it out with your finger. Makes it so convenient to travel with too, just toss it in your bag and go.
The innovative thing about this Covergirl concealer balm is that it contains “Olay hydrating, emollient-rich serum”. And I have to say that it is pleasantly soft and creamy which I’m assuming has to do with the added serum. It easily glides on the skin without any tugging or pulling.
Once on the skin, you get a nice amount of coverage for the average blemish and lighter under eye circles. Because it is so light and creamy though, I’m not sure how much you could build up to get enough coverage for darker circles or age spots.
I do like the way this looks on the skin though. It stays pretty creamy and doesn’t look dry or cakey at all. I had no issues with this settling in fine lines either. However, wear time isn’t that great for my oily skin. I think because it is so soft and creamy, it easily breaks down throughout the day once I start to get a bit oily after 3 hours or so. And that is with me setting it with a powder after application too.
I think this is a good concealer for anyone who has dry or normal skin. You’ll enjoy light to medium coverage that stays light and creamy on the skin. Anyone who has oily skin or darker circles and trouble spots may not like the wear time and coverage. Will you be trying the Covergirl and Olay Concealer Balm?