Friday, April 5, 2013

Olay Fresh Effects Haul and a Drugstore Concealer!

It really didn't take me that long to cave in on the whole BB cream idea. I took a little trip to Ulta the other day and purchased the Olay Fresh Effects BB cream along with the makeup wipes in the collection and a concealer from Loreal. With that being said I wanted to share some pictures, swatches, and first impressions of the items I purchased!

My mini Haul

My first impressions on this concealer are actually really great!! So far in my beauty life,  I have not found a drugstore concealer that I like to use for blemishes. That has just changed. I LOVE this concealer! My opinion could change but so far, I love it. It has good coverage, it wears well, and it is easy to use! I love the packaging for this because it is small yet easy to use. The consistency of this is very creamy it isn't too thick or too thin. I do not think it is the best concealer out there. But, for the price I think it is a great buy!

These makeup wipes were a bit of a disappointment. With that being said, it could just be the package I got. I would love to know your thoughts on this. They are not horrible wipes but there are a few things about them I am not so fond of. The first would be that they are very dry wipes. They are not nearly as moist as my Garnier makeup wipes. I like to make sure my wipes are very moist because they dry out overtime. I do not see these wipes lasting very long because they are already so dry. The second thing I do not like about these is that they do burn my eyes a bit which is obviously painful and annoying. But, I have been looking into buying an eye makeup remover which would put that to a stop. The things that I do like about this product is the smell (I love the smell of these), they are oil- free, and lastly they do seem to remove my face makeup pretty well.  So overall they are ok.

Now on to the BB Cream!

I purchased the fair to light shade.

Blended in.

I also love the smell of this product! I do like this bb cream for many reasons, but there are a few things I'm not so crazy about also. First off, like I just said I love the smell. It is very fresh and clean, just like the bottle! The coverage of this is not exactly what I was hoping for but it isn't awful. I would say that this would be great for someone who has pretty flawless skin, which isn't me. lol. You can also smell the sunscreen in it which is ok for me, but others may not like that. I had to mention this even though it is kind of weird. If you accidentally get this in your mouth, you know you put it on your face and it gets on your lips then you lick them, it tastes like sunscreen. While I sometimes enjoy the smell of sunscreen, it makes me think of summer, I DO NOT like the taste. ha. This product seems to just sit on my skin, which I don't like. I wish that I would absorb into my skin a little bit more. Overall, this is a nice product. I will probably try another bb cream with hopefully a little more coverage than this one.

These are all of the products that I own from the Fresh Effects line from Olay. I really like the facial cleaner (probably my favorite from the line). It smells amazing and leaves my skin feeling extra clean! I think that this line is a great drugstore line. It does not have some of the qualities as a a higher end would, but then again it has a much better price:)

I hope you found this post helpful. I would like to know your thoughts on this line along with any other bb creams that you like! Thank you for stopping by and if you found this post helpful, please share it!!



  1. Ooooh I am so glad you liked the concealer!! I have been searching for a good drugstore concealer and can't find any good reviews on any. Definetely going to pick this up!!

    1. I'm glad you found this helpful!! I really do like the concealer. It is a great option from the drugstore! Thank you so much for showing my blog some love<3 lol