I love this product! When I went to buy it the salesperson at Shoppers Drug Mart ripped open the box so I could try it, she put some on her arm as well to see what there was to see, and amazingly enough it blended in nicely on her arm (shes a Jersey Shore tanning type) This worried me because I avoid the sun at all costs and am quite fair as a result.
Well it is almost a perfect match, probably because its quite sheer. It does a wonderful job of evening out skin tone, but wont cover any distinct imperfections or blemishes.
It holds up well over the course of a day, I dust it with translucent powder in the morning and with pressed powder if I need to in the afternoon and it doesn't skip or go patchy. It serves as a great base for cream blush.
The only drawback is the smell, its a nice smell, don't get me wrong. But for me its a little overwhelming to have on my face, thankfully the scent fades in an hour or so.
All in all its a time saver for day to day use.
I wanted to love this all-in-1 product, I am trying hard to find reason. I have 15 months little one to take care, so thought that I can skip few steps in the morning, just cleanse, toner, whitening serum and this cream. The texture is thick for tinted moisturizer more like BB cream, the coverage is good (able to cover so marks). It is slightly drier texture than my usual foundation. It seems to ball up when I try to touch up with some powder at noon. Worst thing is, I turned orange. I may use this again, either mix with TE gentle day cream SPF 15 or Olay White radiance Whitening lotion SPF 19. Hope will works well, cos the 3 TE range works like a dream. Will update again.
I tried this product thinking it was a moisturizer. I think it's a wonderful product as far a a foundation goes. It gives more coverage than other tinted moisturizers I've used. I like that this blends well and isn't streaky. The color seems to work fine on me. This also didn't settle in fine lines around my mouth. I use setting powder after I apply this with a foundation brush and it stays in place and doesn't leave me oily for a few hours. I'm glad I stumbled across this product.
Been using this a couple weeks now and really like it, BUT why oh why did they take out the SPF (discontinued May 2011)? That has to be the stupidest move I've ever heard of.
I have combination skin light/med skin. I put this on a little lighter on my oily nose, but average on the rest of my face. It dries a little lighter than when you put it on and I can't see it on my face like a real foundation. If you have serious red spots, dark spots or the like it isn't going to hide them, this is very sheer, but it does balance out average uneasiness to a natural look. It wears well and doesn't melt off and doesn't rub off on clothing.
I really do like it, but I'm either going to have to use another product under it with sunscreen or try the Neutrogena healthy skin tinted moisturizer with spf & retinol, but the reviews on that aren't real good for combo or oily skin. If Olay puts spf back in this I will be a happy repete customer for a very long time...
I like the transparent version of this, and don't need a lot of coverage, so I thought this would be perfect. I bought the "fair" shade, which is the lightest one in the UK. (I'm not sure about other places.) It is too dark for me. People at work noticed, asking me if I had a tan, and it looks really blotchy. I would normally expect a tinted moisturiser to be forgiving because they are sheer, but this one is relatively opaque. I'll be going back to the regular moisturiser, which I actually liked.
I really like the texture and the fragrance, but it doesn't absorb at all, and it feels sticky, immediatly after i put the cream on my face, I start to sweat and produce oils. Maybe for super dry skin could be fine, but I'm oily. Besides if you rubb starts to produce flakes, horrible. I needed a light moisturizer with high fps because i'm like always in the sun, this didn't worked like i tought it would be. Right now I bought this amazing sun blocker called Sunplay by mentholatum, is a white liquid, it has 130 fps vs 15 of Olay. And goes, really smooth, invisible and leaves a perfect primed not oily skin. I imagine because it contains silicones, wich i don't mind.
At first it looked nice but in a few hours my face got color stains and the color started to peel off. I bought the light version but it seems that maybeline foundation that it has doesn't fit with olay moisturizer. I used it on my arms instead and it was pretty nice. But on the face, no no no....
I did not like this at all. I thought I would, since I rather like the non-foundation version, but right from the start when this came out of the pump I knew it wasn't good for me (I desperately needed something with SPF in it, though, and there was nothing else in sight).
The texture was like warm clay, almost, quite unpleasant to me. It went on my skin quite thick and unnatural-looking, a bit hard to spread. There's nothing "touch" about it, if you ask me - it's a foundation.
So it didn't feel or look all that great, and what's more: It only took 4 hours to break me out all over my face. I am writing this covered in small whiteheads. It completely clogged and poisoned my skin, it seems.
My mother likes it, though, and she hasn't had any reactions to it.
I like the regular non-foundations SPF 15 version much, much better.
Wow does this not work for me. I'm pretty tan-olive in skintone, at NC40, and this turns a little orange/yellow on me. It's supposed to suit "all" skintypes, and I can't imagine that being the case with this. I have combo-oily skin, and in a few hours, even with setting powder, this makes me look so greasy. It might have also broken me out, never purchasing this again. Might work for some, but not for me.
OK, I love Olay Total Effects line, the creaminess, the smell, and the finish it leaves. I initially tried this tinted moisturizer (I think that is what it is really) when I lived in DC, and I am pale, so it absolutely did not work on me. I now live in Germany and they have 3 different colors here...light to medium, medium to dark, and dark. The light to medium is passable on me, doesn't make me orange, but it is still a bit too dark. I went to London and there they simple have it in light, medium, and dark. I grabbed the light and it is almost a perfect match. I love that it has sunscreen, that wonderful smell, the antioxidants, and the color does a wonderful job evening out my skin tone. Truly ladies, if you could try the overseas versions you would surely like this better. I have no idea why they don't carry more colors in the US. But I LOVE THIS! It is my go to for a simple, even coverage tinted moisturizer. Try online and see if you can purchase it!