I like Olay moisturizers and purchased this hoping that it would provide enough coverage to avoid foundation day to day. The packaging is nice and the pump action I also like as you can dispense what you need without wastage. But unfortunately, the packaging is the best thing about this product. I have fair skin so I purchased this in the lightest shade. This is still too dark for my skin and has an unpleasant orangey tinge. The moisturizer is a nice consistency but it didn't absorb into my skin very well. I feel like it sat on top of my skin rather than sinking in. It felt almost sticky after a while. The coverage was also very poor and hardly evened out my skin tone at all. I needed to apply foundation as well. I will not be repurchasing this product.
Unfortunately this cream/foundation oxidized on my face. It starts out with a very nice colour and good enough coverage. The cream worked well on my skin and felt great. However within 30 minutes the perfect colour all of a sudded turned darker and orangy and I looked silly with too dark a face.
I bought this a couple of months ago and I loved it. I found the tint matches my skin really nicely, it absorbs well, is not oily at all and looks natural but polished at the same time. If you have under-eye circles you will need a bit more cover up but other than that this product covers well.
It also did make a difference in the texture and appearance of my face. I don't have any lines. I just have the very beginnings of smile lines at my eyes. This product softened them to invisibility. At the price point of $29 - $32.00 in NZ its a good buy for the money.
Having decided to try Benefit tinted moisturiser after this one (why I do not know, please see my review for You Rebel) I will be returning to this product and sticking with it.
I have no idea why I bought this. I must have lost my mind temporarily in the store.
The product has a strong old-school face cream smell to it, that will linger quite a while. A little bit like the cosmetics my grandma had. My husband smelled it on me immediately and asked me if I bought something new.
The texture is light but it is not absorbed easily into my skin. I feel like I still have a layer of product on even after a while, even though my skin is fairly dry and usually drinks up any moisturizer.
The foundation is light and blends well, but I really need powder afterwards. All in all it's not a very effective moisturizer for me with or without the "touch of foundation".
The pump is OK, but the packaging seems a little wasteful and deceiving, in the end there is not much of the product.
I will not repurchase.
This looks more natural in summer when my skin is darker. For winter I wear this on weekends and use concealor for a natural glow, but it does not look finished enough for me to wear to the office for a full workday. I also have the untinted version for night use. My skin is a lot more even after using these regularly. I want a lighter tone but you can combine the 2 products if you wish.
UPDATE: 12/21/13. After using this daily in the the AM for a year, my face has reacted badly. I am crushed, because my skin looked great during the time I had used this, and I already had backup bottles of the tinted and untinted formulas. I took them out of their boxes already and everything, so I do not think I can return them :( On one side of my face, my cheek had about 6-7 raised spots on it, a new one cropping up for each day of the week. So I had to go to a derm before it got worse. I switched to Accent products. Plain cleanser and moisturizer. So thats me now. I guess my face cannot take anti-aging products on a regular basis.
I purchased this product with the hopes that I can stop using foundation every day for example to the shops or to the park etc in order to improve the condition of my skin.
I have been wearing this product for 2 months and I really love this product. I have olive skin which is combination (oily t-zone), this product did not break me out and doesn't add to the oil on my skin, especially if i wear some translucent powder over it.
I wear this product daily. It has a very light coverage but the purpose of the product isnt meant to be a full foundation - as the name suggests its a 'touch of foundation'.
Basically it evens out my skin tone, however if I use a dab of concealer under my eyes and blemishes (acne scarring) with some translucent powder, that way the coverage is better and I am good to go!
This is def. a keeper!
I use this as a daily moisturized, not a foundation and I really like it! There is not much coverage which I expected and I like to use this underneath my normal foundation. My skin seems to drink this moisturizer up and it does not make me oily as all. I like the packaging but it doesn't seem like there is much product at all. The smell is very distinct like a lot of Olay products. I remember smelling this on my mom a few years ago. I like how there is a pump though so it is sanitary. I mostly bought this for its anti-aging benefits and I have to say I think its doing a good job as a preventative step in my skin care routine. I would definitely repurchase the moisturizer again but I might buy the one without the foundation it in so I can use it day and night. It's pretty pricey like most of these moisturizers can be but I think it's worth it in the long run.
I bought this after finding out that mg HG tinted moisturizer was suddenly discontinued. I guess this review is a bit lopsided because I have extremely high expectations from this product. First of all, I was really excited to try this, knowing that it is the closest thing to a BB Cream, without the ghastly greyish or pinkish tone. A tinted moisturizer with the anti aging benefits, if you may, which is perfect for someone to busy ( read: lazy) to put on all those skincare, sunscreen, and foundation on an everyday basis so an all in one product is a must. I like this product to keep it straight to the point, but it fails to live up to my discontinued tinted moisturizer. It gives little coverage even though the they claim that it had a touch of max factor foundation. Even though it was layered and stippled, the coverage was not enough compared to a regular tinted moisturizer, which already gives the minimum level of coverage. It takes a lot of time to sink into your skin, almost forever even. I find that even after powdering my face, my nose felt oily--and to think I had DRY SKIN. I feel bad giving this a bad review because it was a promising product. I will continue to use it and finish it, but I'm still torn if I will be repurchasing this to replace my tinted moisturizer.
TOTAL WASTE OF MONEY! Bought this in fair, thinking it would be similar to Max Factor's actual foundations in fair tones - wrong, wrong, wrong! I don't know what kind of fair people they've been hanging out with, but they certainly aren't what I'd call fair.
It applied beige and within about 10 minutes turned orange in random patches on my face. It was so bad I couldn't even salvage it by slapping my revlon colourstay over it, and that covers pretty much anything. Just had to scrub it all off.
Also, I don't know if other people have found this (I purchased at Coles in Australia) but the bottle has stickers stuck over it which seems really cheap - not something I associate with Max Factor or Olay (I think they're some of the better 'drugstore' brands).
Even if I liked this product I would still be annoyed by the fact that it is slack fill taken to the extreme! 1 pump seems to put a serious dent in the bottle which is only 3/4 full to begin with
I love this product. I do use a moisturizer first (total effects for mature skin or Regenerst serum) then the tinted moisturizer. I also use a bit of mineral powder over it if I'm going to work. Makes my skin look great!