January 21, 2013

Product Review: Olay Total Effects


So was super excited to get this great Klout perk from Olay. I have used bb (beauty balm) cream before and loved it, but was pretty unfamiliar with cc cream. What's the big difference between the two, right? Well first off BB cream is a combination of a moisturizer, primer, foundation, and sunblock all in one neat little package. How awesome is that? So BB Cream seems pretty awesome already, how could they even make that better.

Well the people over at Olay are pushing the envelope with their CC cream, or "Color Correcting" cream. It has all the benefits of a BB Cream, but adds powerful anti-aging and skin correcting ingredients. Olay is the first brand to do this, so there are no alternatives. Honestly, you don't need one because this has to be the best foundation/cream out there.

One of the great things about CC cream is that it is completely oil free! I have skin that tends to be on the oily side so this was huge for me. Now one thing I noticed was that the formula of the CC cream made it way easier to blend to get a great color on my skin. It really didn't look like I had anything on my face, which I loved. Now both the bb and cc creams have sunblock, but Olay goes a little further with its anti-aging properties and tone correction.

The cc cream went on so easily and was so smooth. I didn't really have to add anything extra to it. I normally add a bit of powder on top, but it wasn't needed with the cc cream. Plus I didn't want to add anything extra because I thought it might change the nice color I got with the cc cream.  I only took about 5 minutes to put it all over my face and neck, and I think it looked great.


I just added some eyeshadow, mascara, and liner to my eyes and the whole look was done! I have to say my skin has never looked as smooth as it does with Olay's CC Cream. Now its a bit on the pricier side, but because you use so little it'll actually last you longer. Also because it blends so well, no need to buy more than one shade to get that perfect look for yourself.

So overall, Olay's Total Effects Tone Correcting CC Cream got two huge thumbs up. It's definitely a product you need to look into!

Disclaimer: received this product from Klout and Olay to do a review on. All opinions are my own and no further compensation was received.