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Olay Review

Desirai is forever asking me to sign up for random things and finally it has paid off. She suggested I sign up for Influenster.com, a free-to-join community of people who like to share their opinions on products and experiences. Being a social media addict, this is right up my alley. After signing up, I really didn’t do much with this site. Last month I got an email to take a survey and see if I qualified for their Summer 2013 Sunkissed VoxBox.

And qualify I did!

Just in time for summer, one of the items in the Sunkissed VoxBox is Olay Fresh Effects {BB Cream!} Skin Perfecting Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 15. Now, normally I don’t wear a ton of makeup, but I do have the lovely skin of an…well lets just be nice and say an older woman. So I do require a little coverage to balance out the…beauty spots…time has graced my face with.

I recently spent a week vacationing in North & South Carolina visiting family and friends. The van was packed and loaded with everything the kids, animals and I needed for our trip. Everything except my makeup bag that is. I spent a week not caring about what my face looked like, but wishing I had at least had something light to balance out my face.

The day I got home from my trip I found my Influenster VoxBox waiting for me, and was excited to see the tinted moisturizer the most. So I immediately tried it out.

Here is my before picture. This is me in all my natural glory, something I typically only show to my family or when I want to make small children cry.

Here is my before picture. This is me in all my natural glory, something I typically only show to my family or when I want to make small children cry.

And here is my after picture. Hey, it’s a tinted moisturizer, not a magical youth potion.

And here is my after picture. Hey, it’s a tinted moisturizer, not a magical youth potion.

There really wasn’t much of a difference in my overall appearance, probably because I have so many sun spots, freckles and came home with a sun burn from not remembering to put sunscreen on my face all week.

Overall, I love this moisturizer. It has just enough of a tint to balance out some of my imperfections, but is thin enough that it feels like I’m just putting on my regular moisturizer. The smell is pleasant, and it dried quickly and did not leave my face feeling greasy.

Here’s what the card says about the Olay Fresh Effects Mositurizer:

24-hour hydration and a splash of sheer color. This all-in-one skin perfecter, sunscreen, and tinted moisturizer evens tone and refreshes dullness, for flawless looking skin (available in two shades: fair/light and light/medium).

My full-sized sample is in the light/medium color. This is a tinted moisturizer that is something I would purchase, I have no complaints about it. If you are interested in it, the cost is $12.99 for a 2.5 oz bottle and can be found at most of the normal places that sell Olay things. (I’m sure you know where those are) Keep an eye out for more reviews of the products I received in my Sunkissed VoxBox. Thanks Desirai for suggesting this to me!

*I received this product complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster.

About Marcia Morgan


Semi-professional sommelier at-large, freelance writer, on-air talent, gamer, mother of three budding gamers, and all around awesome person.