Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizing CC Cream with Sunscreen | Review, Swatches

Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizing CC Cream - " Color and correct, moisturize, apply SPF, and reduce the appearance of your pores al...

Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizing CC Cream Review
Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizing CC Cream - "Color and correct, moisturize, apply SPF, and reduce the appearance of your pores all in one step. The new Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizing CC Cream Fair to Light instantly reduced the look of pores in 80 percent of women as assessed by expert graders. Formulated with 7 benefits in 1 product for younger-looking skin, you can reduce the appearance of pores and maintain healthy, younger-looking skin for a beautiful flawless finish." - via olay.com
Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizing CC Cream
Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizing CC Cream in Light and Medium
Hey guys. It's TGIF. Today's review features a new-ish product from Olay, the Total Effects Pore Minimizing CC Cream. I got both 20g tubes from a recent Sample Room haul. Here in the Philippines, this CC cream is only available in two shades: Light and Medium.
Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizing CC Cream with Sunscreen
Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizing CC Cream with Sunscreen
"Reveals flawlessly beautiful skin instantly. As assessed by expert graders, it has been proven to reduce the look of pores in 80% of women and improved skin radiance in 91% of women. An all-in-one multi-tasker, contains: a) Smart Color and 3D Pore Coverage technology to instantly even skin tone, smooth skin’s pore appearance, b) Niacinamide to intensely hydrate the skin, resulting in long-term improvement of skin appearance." - via SampleRoomPh
Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizing CC Cream with Sunscreen
Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizing CC Cream with Sunscreen
Light: For skin with ivory or peach tones
Medium: For skin with light beige or sandy tones

The light shade would suit fair to light complexions (around NC 15/20) and had some pink undertones in it. The Medium on the other hand has more beige in it and would suit complexions around NC25. Due to the very light and sheer coverage, people much lighter and much darker than these tones can probably get away with using this product but it's too bad that the available shades are very limiting.
Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizing CC Cream with Sunscreen
Swatches: Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizing CC Cream with Sunscreen
Product
Olay's CC cream has a light, watery texture. It's not runny but it's not creamy either. Coverage is very light (almost non-existent) coverage. I don't think the coverage can be built up so those looking to cover flaws should look elsewhere. True to its CC (Color Correcting) label, this cream was able to correct skin discolorations - including redness and under eye darkness.
Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizing CC Cream
Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizing CC Cream Swatches, Light and Medium (L) No Flash, (R) With Flash
This dries to a semi-matte finish right after application. I like how this feels almost nothing on my skin. The product claims to have so many benefits for the skin: pore treatment, moisturizer, and anti-aging. With all the benefits, I would consider this more of a skin care rather than makeup product.
Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizing CC Cream
Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizing CC Cream: (L) Before,  (Center) Swatched on face, (R)After
Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizing CC Cream
Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizing CC Cream: (L) Before, (R) After
Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizing CC Cream
Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizing CC Cream: Medium, Light, Mixed
Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizing CC Cream
Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizing CC Cream: (Top) Medium, (Bottom) Light
While this multi-tasking products works great as a base, moisturizer and sunscreen in one, the major disappointment for me was it didn't last very long. My skin is oily so creamier product tend to slip and fade on me after a while. This CC cream is no different. It looked great right after application and held up for up to 4 hours under the sweltering summer heat. After that 4 hours, the product started to fade and I'm left with a slight dewiness (not oily!) so I decided to touch up with some powder on my t-zone.
Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizing CC Cream
Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizing CC Cream: (L) Immediately after application, (R) After 4 hours
Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizing CC Cream
Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizing CC Cream
Pros:
- Light, watery texture
- Very creamy and blendable
- Lightweight formula
- Hydrating/moisturizing
- Evened out skin tone
- No strong fragrance
- Doesn't cause breakouts and irritations
- SPF 15 for moderate sun protection
- Travel friendly, hygienic tube packaging

Cons:
- Very sheer coverage
- Didn't observe anti-aging benefits
- Didn't last long
- A bit pricey

Overall: Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizing CC Cream is a great multi-tasking product that offers a lot of skin benefits. The light texture is perfect for days when you want to look put-together without looking like you are wearing a ton of makeup. If you want more coverage, this CC cream can also be used as a base/primer under your more heavier makeup. Product longevity is average at four hours, but with primer and some powder, you can make this more and stay longer. This is handy product to have around when you want to make your skin looking smooth, fresh and radiant.
Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizing CC Cream
Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizing CC Cream

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