July 21, 2013

Summer make-up with Olay Fresh Effects

So I am not a huge fan of the "selfie" but the other morning everything came together.  I got a good night sleep, my hair was looking good, I felt super happy about the easy summer make-up look I did so I took a selfie and uploaded it to Instagram. I seriously hoped my friends wouldn't eyeroll at the pic and went about my morning.  WHOA! I was surprised and happy all day with the really nice comments I got!  I see why people love taking selfies!

above mentioned selfie
Don't worry friends I won't be taking them daily, but I do think it was a great way to get the word out about Olay Fresh Effects BB Cream.  My sister even commented that I looked fresh faced! This stuff is AMAZING.  I have tried a billion BB Creams (who hasn't) but this is legitimately a good one from the drugstore.  For me the most important thing in a foundation or BB Cream is coverage.  Will it cover-up splotches and even tone? I personally like to see my own skin show through with foundation and this includes my freckles.  Fresh Effects evens my skintone, but still lets my skin show through. I'm using the light-medium and it works even with my summer skin.  The second thing that's most important to me is sun protection. Does it contain SPF? Living on the coast means sun rays year round and having a product that does double duty is worth it. Olay Fresh Effects has skin benefits including SPF.

• Refreshes skin instantly 
• Brightens for a radiant glow
• Evens tone with a splash of sheer color
• Hydrates for 24 hours
• Smoothes for softer feeling skin 
• Protects against UV damage with SPF 15 

You can find it at most drugstores, Amazon, or online for around $9.00.  I have been using this as part of my morning make-up since early July and it has streamlined my summer make-up to just the following products:

1- Simple light moisturizer
2- Olay Fresh Effects BB Cream in light medium
3- Pixi eye brightener for under eyes and darkness in corners.
4- NYX eyebrow shaper wax
5- Benefit Hoola bronzer
6- MAC Paint Pot in Painterly
7- Bare Escentuals Big Tease mascara
8- Tarte lip tint in amused
*not pictured NYX stay matte not flat powder

And that's how I get my fresh face in the summer.  Are you a fan of BB Creams?

//disclaimer- I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes, but the opinions are my own. 

1 comment:

  1. That is a great picture of you! I have been living Supergoop's CC cream that I got as a part of my birchbox. I'm still not entirely sure of the difference between BB and CC creams, but the CC does provide nice coverage.