Monday, July 15, 2013

Review: Olay Fresh Effects BB Cream

Sponsored | Bought Myself | Press Sample | Nothing to Disclose

Olay Fresh Effects BB Cream claims that it will give you 24 hour hydration, a splash of sheer color  even out skin tone, refresh dullness and give you flawless looking skin. It is a skin perfecter with 6 skin perfecting benefits; refreshes, brightens, evens tone, hydrates  smooths, and protects. It also is a combination of a sun screen, with SPF 15 and a tinted moisturizer. Also claims that with just one use, skin will be left glowing and naturally even.

Olay Fresh Effects BB Cream only comes in 2 shades, fair to light and light to medium. You get 2.5 oz of product for $12.99 This BB cream has a nice scent to it, reminds me of the smell of sunscreen with a hint of something else, I just can put my finger on what that hint of something is. It's not a strong scent and once I apply it, I don't smell it anymore. The consistency of this BB cream is like that of a liquid foundation, but a tad thicker.

I'll be honest the first couple of times I used this, I did not like it, but I wanted to give it a fair chance and I'm glad I did, because now I love it! It is very hydrating on my skin, I can actually skip my normal moisturizer when I wear this. I don't feel that it offers much, if any, coverage, but it makes up for that by evening out my skin tone. It blurs out all the imperfections of my skin and just makes it look flawless and brighter. I think the condition of my skin has improved since I started using this, I feel like my skin tone looks better even when I am not wearing the BB Cream. It feels very weightless and refreshing on my skin, sometimes I forget I even have make up on.

I think this is a great product for the summer, when you want a nice natural look. This is the only 'foundation' I've been using and I just add a little bit of my NYC Sunny Bronzer for a pretty sunkissed look.

Olay Fresh Effects BB Cream retails for $12.99, which at first look seems a little expensive, but as I mentioned earlier you do get 2.5 oz of product, whereas, with other brands of BB cream you generally only get 1 oz of product This is a product that I would purchase myself. You can purchase the BB cream at Walmart or a drug store as well as the Olay Fresh Effects site or on Amazon.

Left: bare skin, Right: Olay BB Cream

Quality: 5/5
Price: 4/5
Value: 4/5
Packaging: 5/5
Formula: 5/5
Pigmentation: 4/5
Scent: 5/5
Longevity: 5/5
Overall: 37/40

Have you tried Olay Fresh Effects BB Cream? If so, what did you think about it? If not, do you plan on giving it a try?


  1. I didn't sample mine--not the right shade for me and I'm just so "meh" about BB creams. But I need heavier coverage for acne scars etc. so I can see this being great for someone else! It definitely makes your skin look glowy and more even.

  2. I also got one from Influenster and liked it as well.. I like how it has an SPF in it. Not too crazy about the smell, though. But it was actually my first ever BB cream so I was impressed.

    1. The smell to me is just okay. I love the SPF factor in it too :)


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