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Olay Fresh Effects review

I tried this product and had high hopes. I like Olay and I really thought that this product was going to be great. I received this product in my Influenster Sunkissed VoxBox. It’s a free box that Influenster sends out to members to test and review products. You can learn more about Influenster here, I have 2 more invites if you’re interested in joining. ( go to the contact page and I will email you an invite. )

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Unfortunately I did not like this product at all. I have combination skin, that tends to be a little more on the oily side than dry. When I put this on the first time, I liked that it blended into my skin really easily. I also liked the scent at first, until I was wearing it on my face all day. If you’re sensitive to scents or perfumes, I do not recommend this product. I personally will not being using this as a base for my makeup. I didn’t like the sheer coverage it had and I did not like smelling like the BB cream all day. It made my face very oily and shiny. By the end of the day my makeup was all sorts of messed up.

Description on the box:

B.B. Cream, also known as beauty balm, is one of Asia’s hottest beauty sensations. Its multi-tasking formula works to moisturize, brighten and help protect skin from harmful UV rays. This silky, tinted lotion blends effortlessly with your natural skin tone, helping hide imperfections and minimizing the need for concealer and foundation. With just one use, skin will be left glowing naturally even.

it also states on the box: 6 skin perfecting Benefits: Refreshes, Brightens, Evens tone, Hydrates, Smoothes, Protects. All-in-one solution for instantly brighter-looking, smoother-feeling, more even skin tone.

I would only wear this if I was going to be outside for a short period of time. If I were to be at the beach or at the pool for a few hours, I would not put this product on. I did like that it made my face feel a little more hydrated. The Olay Fresh Effects BB cream only has SPF 15, which is really next to nothing (especially in the summer time). On the box it says to reapply at least every 2 hours, use water resistant sunscreen if swimming or sweating.

A little bit about the product:

$12.99 at most stores (Target, CVS, etc.) Not sold with the makeup, but I actually found this product in the skincare/face lotion section.

Comes in two shades: Fair to light and Light to medium (I personally have not found Medium to dark anywhere)

Directions: Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply at least every 2 hours. Use water resistant if swimming or sweating.

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(swatch of the product).
Final verdict: This product just was not for me. If I had dry skin this product would have been better I think. I also think that maybe if I had gotten a shade that was a little darker, maybe that would have looked better on my skin. This product did make my face feel more hydrated after using it, but that’s pretty much the only thing I noticed about this BB cream.  If I were grading this product I would have to give it a D.

 

 

Have you tried Olay Fresh Effects BB cream? What did you think?

 

XOXO,

Erin

 

disclaimer: I received the Olay Fresh Effect BB cream, complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster. I was not paid for this review or post. All opinions of this product are my own.

Influenster Sunkissed VoxBox

Hello friends!

It is so hot outside I felt like I was melting when I walked outside and you could just feel the moisture in the air, It’s disgusting today.. Living on the East Coast the heat/humidity is redic. I will be blasting the AC and drinking a lot of ice water today. Kudos to those that don’t have AC or have to work outside in the summer, like my mail carrier!  I love her, but I don’t think the feeling is mutual because of the amount of boxes and packages I get delivered.

My Sunkissed VoxBox finally made it’s way to my mailbox! I did not receive any shipping confirmation but I was definitely pleasantly surprised! This is my first VoxBox and I have been registered with Influenster.com since February 2013. This was completely FREE and you can find out more about Influenster Here .

 

 

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The box included:

*Dr. Scholl’s for her high heel insoles I slipped these into my highest wedges and they were okay, but I really need to try it some more before if I can say if I like it or not.
Value $10.99

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*SinfulShine with gel Tech Nail polish in the color – Sailor’s delight –love this color, it’s really light but I think it will be a great pale pink!
Value $2.99

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More shades of the SinfulShine w/ Gel Tech Nail Polish:

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*Olay Fresh Effects BB Cream Skin perfecting Tinted moisturizer with SPF 15-This was a much bigger bottle of BB cream than I thought I was going to get. So far I’m loving the smell of it and I can’t wait to review it.
Value $12.99photo (34)

*Goody Ouchless Ribbon Elastics-These are super cute! I haven’t used these yet, but I will be putting up my hair later because it’s so flipping hot!  Humidity/Heat = frizzy, hot, sweaty long hair =(  #EastCoastProblems
Value $3.99-$4.99

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I am so excited about these products! I really love everything so far. I will review everything I have tried and let you all know how these products hold up!

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You can learn more about Influenster Here.

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Have you participated in a VoxBox? Are you a member of Influenster? I’d love to hear from you!

 

XOXO,

Erin

 

 

Disclaimer: I received these products complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster. All opinions on ECG are my own.