Over the last two years I had to stop and rethink my skincare game and that included eliminating use of foundation on my face as well as other products that caused my skin to be irritated.  While getting rid of a routine that used to be the norm for me, I noticed that my skin was affected by so many different products and I didn’t even realize it.  Did stopping the use of foundation and concealer mean that I had to give up that “flawless, airbrushed appearance” that we sometimes swoon over on others?  Well, no… but let me tell you, finding the right BB Cream or CC Cream that offered me great benefits, some sun protection and looked nice on the skin was surely difficult to find.  After two years of watching the BB, CC and DD cream trend evolve, I found a product that has absolutely turned into a favorite.  Now, don’t get me wrong – I don’t use it often… but when I need a little coverage or feel like I need some minimizing of the pores, this is the product I now turn to.

Olay Total Effects 7 in One CC Cream

The Olay Total Effects 7 in One CC Cream retails for about $17 – $25 depending on where you find it and I love that it is easily available at most drugstores and retailers like Walmart, Target and Kmart.  The tube pictured on the box is the actual size so there is no guessing on whether or not the product is half the size of the box and 1.7 fl oz (50mL) is quite a bit a product since the product blends nicely and a little can go a long way.

Olay Total Effects 7 in One CC Cream

This CC cream is a pore minimizing cc cream with sunscreen (broad spectrum SPF 15) and is a multi-tasking moisturizer with light coverage that helps to minimize the pores.  You can find this in three shades:  Fair to Light, Light to Medium and Medium to Deep.  I use Medium to Deep… which in my opinion is a great shade match for me.  When squeezing it out of the tube initially – I thought it would be too light… but it blended into my skin perfectly leaving my skin looking fresh (my skin but better) and I didn’t have any white cast or flash back when taking photos.

fall inspired makeup using MAC blue brown

In the photos above I am using the Olay Total Effects CC Cream as my all over coverage.

The CC cream has 7 benefits for healthy and radiant looking skin and include:

  1. Evens skin tone and appearance
  2. minimizes the look of pores
  3. enhances brightness
  4. visibly smooths fine lines and wrinkles
  5. reduces the look of spots
  6. hydrates for a firm look
  7. replenishes moisture

Olay Total Effects 7 in One CC Cream

Oil-free so that it will not clog pores, lightweight, non-greasy and Dermatologist tested, the Olay CC Cream is a liquid like cream but a little thicker than that of a liquid foundation.  While this product is not marketed as a primer, it does state on the packaging that it can be used alone or as a primer under make-up.  I believe this product is a perfect base for your makeup if you are a foundation wearer or if you want a little more coverage than just bare skin.  As with other CC creams, this one has CC Coverage to help with tone correction and gives you an airbrushed look without the feel of having anything on your skin.  I apply using my beauty blender or a flat top kabuki brush for even distribution and my skin will continue to stay hydrated and moisturized through the day.  While this is a squeeze top packaging, I didn’t notice that I was getting too much or too little when trying to apply the product – the packaging works okay.  If you have uneven skin tone, I think you will absolutely love this product to help even your tone out.

Olay Total Effects 7 in One CC Cream
Olay Total Effects 7 in One CC Cream
Olay Total Effects 7 in One CC Cream
CC Cream prior to being completely blended
Olay Total Effects 7 in One CC Cream
CC Cream completely blended on the skin

Like most Olay products, this one can be a little more in cost than those you normally find in the drugstore, but overall I think it is a great product for the cost considering I didn’t get any flare ups, skin sensitivities, break outs or any affects I would normally receive from using foundation or bb cream type products.  Besides the price, I think that they could benefit in adding a larger shade range, though I was pretty amazed at how well the product blended into my skin and looked like it wasn’t even there while still offering a bit of coverage for every day use.

If you are someone who uses full coverage foundation to cover up any scarring or problems you may be experiencing, while I think this product will overall benefit your skin and help to keep it moisturized, I do not think it will provide the coverage you may be seeking.  Since my skin tone and overall skin appearance is okay, the coverage this product offered worked well for me.  While I don’t use face products like foundation, concealer or bb creams often, I found that this has been a favorite of mine.  After using this product over the last several months, I didn’t see any negative affects on my skin and overall I loved the application, ease of use, and how it feels on my skin.  I definitely think this would work for anyone who has sensitive skin as I do because I didn’t have any issues.  Would I buy this again?  Yes, most certainly.  If you are like me and rarely use face products as I mentioned but are looking for a product to use like I do for days you want a little coverage or just want to have a finished and polished look, I think you’ll like this product as I have.

Looking for a video review?  Click the link here and see what I have to say about it or watch the embedded video above.

Have you tried this before?  If you have… what are your thoughts on it?  If you haven’t… is this something you would be interested in checking out?  Comment below, I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Signature Honey

Disclaimer:  This product was sent to me as a gift for consideration.  In no way was I required to provide a review or paid to provide a review.  All thoughts, opinions and such are my own, unbiased and 100% honest.



Beauty, Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger. Mother of 3 and proud Wife. I love Food, whether it be eating it or cooking it and love to learn about new types of food from different cultures. I love making YouTube videos and meeting new friends and I have had a passion and love for photography since I was a little girl.


  1. MyBeautyJunction Reply

    That is very good coverage and a perfect match – must try!

  2. Lola Seicento Reply

    Wow, this blends out so nicely and the coverage is really good! I will have to check it out next time I go to CVS or Rite Aid!

  3. I’m honestly surprised at how well this matches your skin tone. I haven’t had any luck with any of Olay’s CC products.

  4. Your skin looks great! I have yet to get into the BB/CC cream game, because they never match well with my skin.

  5. Looks great! I have pretty decent skin so I go with light or medium coverage on most days. Fab review, girl!

  6. Hey my beautiful Honey! You’re the second person to mention how great this is. MY Mom is absolutely in LOVE with it.

  7. I’v noticed lately my skin is in need of evening. Might look into this! You always look fab, my dear!

  8. FabZilla_Kath Reply

    It’s fun to see you in “action”. It’s hard to find great CC creams, like you said, some tend to be overly dewy. Great to know you liked it

    • thank you – I am quite impressed. I don’t use it often, but when I do… woohoo – it’s pretty awesome.

  9. Bailey_AlltheWords Reply

    This sounds amazing! I like the fact that it can minimize the look of pores. Totally going to be looking for this next time I’m in the drugstore 😀

  10. Olay isn’t a brand I think to try but this CC cream looks and sounds amazing! On the days where I just want something light, this would be perfect. I love how it looks thick but isn’t! Great review!

  11. I love Olay (it’s called Olaz here) as a brand. They have some really fantastic formulas. I am actually testing this CC cream as we speak, but the colors seems a bit off for me unfortunately, booo…

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