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      27.01.2013 13:49
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      An excellent product at a reasonable price

      I am lucky enough to have never suffered from more than the occasional spot or blemish, so don't usually tend to bother with foundation apart from maybe for a night out. Plus I usually end up with more of it on my clothes than on my face! During the winter months, however, (and rainy summers!) I do tend to look rather pale and pasty so decided to give this a try.

      Olay complete care touch of foundation is described as "daily moisturiser with a touch of Max Factor foundation". It's currently on offer at Superdrug (online - not sure about in store) for £7.19. I chose it because it contains skin nourishing vitamins and SPF15 which I always look for in a day time moisturiser, as I know it only takes daylight to give you wrinkles, not necessarily sunshine. I chose the Fair colour as I felt it was the closest match to my skin colour.

      It comes in a handy pump dispenser type bottle which makes it easy to use; the first couple of times I used it I got a bit too much out but when you get used to it, it's easy to get exactly the right amount and you don't need a lot. I started by applying it in the centre of my face and blended it out towards the edges, so that there was not too much around my jawline and I didn't get a tide mark!

      This product feels very light on the skin, made my skin feel lovely and smooth, and gives a lovely soft coverage without clogging. It doesn't seem to rub off on my clothes and it gives just enough colour to stop me looking like a vampire!

      I would definitely use it again and see no reason to give it any less than full marks.

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        06.01.2012 20:25
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        A very nice moisturiser!

        Now as you may have noticed I am indeed a male and usually men do not wear this stuff, however this man, boy or teenager - whatever you want to call me does! It's not that I want to be a woman or anything like that (haha) but I suffered from Acne a few months back and after some very strong medication I was left with a few scars that are slowly fading but this Olay with a touch of foundation certainly helps to hide those marks.

        I came across this in Tesco on a very late midnight shopping spree while searching for a facial moisturiser during my Acne treatment as I was very dry. I stared at the Olay products and remembered my sister saying how good this moisturiser was a couple of weeks before and it instantly went in the trolley. I chose the 'Medium' tint which in all honesty was a rip off - I paid £14.99 for this in Tesco and I've just seen it now on Amazon for only £6.60.... Shame on you Tesco! I did not mind paying that high price at the time as I was happy enough if it relieved me of the embarrassment of my scars for a little while after living with acne for so long.

        The pot is a nice design being a rather average size for a moisturiser at 50ml, I think it's a fair amount and I find a pot lasts me a good month with daily use. The oval pot has a nice pump on the top which is smooth to operate and dispenses the moisturiser very nicely which saves wastage as it's easy to control and also saves the mess of a usual 'Dip your finger in' type of pot. The label does unfortunately cover the whole pot and you cannot see the contents inside which did worry me at first as I thought it may be too dark. A quick squirt from the pump confirmed that it was quite a dark one and I was worried until I applied it - At the end of the day I did not want people knowing that I was wearing makeup!

        ***Using the moisturiser ***

        The moment of truth, the tinted moisturiser was on my finger and ready for application. When I first put it on I instantly noticed how smooth it was and it was slightly hard to spread but it eventually rubbed in. I did this without a mirror so I could notice the before and after results, my whole face was covered and even though it was slightly thick to spread I was surprised how little was needed to cover my whole face. To the mirror I went and lovely, my scars were hardly visible and it did not look too noticeable that I was actually wearing foundation - well a touch of it anyway.

        The moisturiser is made by Olay and that instantly gives me the impression that it is good for your skin as my Gran swears by the stuff and her skin is fabulous. The moisturiser contains everything that your skin needs most but they do not actually say what is inside, well it might have done on the box it came in but that is long gone. It apparently provides 24 hours of moisture for your skin but obviously I wash my face more often than that so I cannot actually confirm it, I do not doubt that statement though as a twelve hour day for me is very comfortable when wearing the moisturiser and my skin does not dry out at all. It even has sun protection built in to SPF 15 - this is always nice to know and was handy when I went away a few months ago to Spain, my face did not burn at all but my body did showing that this must be doing its job. SPF 15 is rather low though so maybe it was just luck. I did notice that my face can tingle when sitting in the sun for a short while when wearing this product, it is a strange feeling that I have gotten used to over time but it may be annoying for some.

        I find that my face feels very soft and refreshed when wearing this product and it certainly does cover up my scars. Luckily my scars are fading very quickly and I doubt I will need to use this product after my dermabrasion next month. I may continue to use it as it does definitely give us British Citizens a slightly healthier look as we unfortunately do not see very much sun in the UK - Well in Wales anyway. The moisturiser also evens the skin tone very well and it is bound to help you skin in the long run being full of nutrients that the skin loves.

        I have noticed that after using this product for a while now that my skin is in a generally healthier condition when the moisturiser is washed off. My skin looks smoother and there are no signs of drying even without wearing this moisturiser for a few days. The touch of foundation definitely give my face a slight tint of light brown which is not noticeable at all, friends have commented on how much smoother my skin is looking and they have no idea that I'm actually wearing a touch of foundation, I don't think my parents have noticed either but they may have done by the mess I left in the bathroom one day. There is certainly not much of a scent to the product either but there is a strange smell that I can only describe as being musty, however this is very weak and is totally unnoticeable when wearing the product.

        Washing the product off is very easy and it only requires a standard bar of soap or a facial wash of some kind. This is the easiest part and it is very much easier than applying, this can make a mess as I found out when drying my face. A lovely white towel was turned a shade of brown when I thought I had washed it all off, I obviously hadn't! Since that incident I have been washing it off trouble free and I have definitely got the hang of using this product now.

        *** Any disadvantages? ***

        This can be slightly messy to use as I found out. If you keep the pot in a bag for applying throughout the day you will probably find a mess later on. My pot did not come with a protective lid for when the moisturiser is not in use and I'm pretty sure that it should have done, maybe I was unlucky. The pump is easily activated and the contents of the pot will be dispensed with the slightest knock causing quite a mess, this is the only major downfall.

        The only other slight disadvantage that I can think of is that it does feel slightly heavy while on the skin, it can get slightly sticky too in a warm climate which is a bit worrying as I don't want to go blotchy and end up in the same state as before I applied it! I must say that so far I have not noticed any blotches or unusual looking marks when on and it seems to do its job rather well. The moisturiser can also rub off very easily which can cause staining to light clothes and other furnishings so the face must not be touched with anything cloth throughout the day. Other than that I would say you cannot go wrong with this moisturiser except buying it from Tesco as they are well over priced, it could however have been a mistake and maybe it is now resolved.

        Would I recommend this product to a friend? Yes! It's a very nice moisturiser that will cover up embarrassing marks and blemishes and provide more confidence like it did for me. It is easy and quick to apply and a pot lasts me ages. I think 4 stars is a very fair rating on this and it is definitely worth the price.

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          30.10.2011 09:23
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          A good tinted moisturiser!

          Even though I usually wear foundation for the coverage, this summer I decided to search for something lighter, because nobody wants to have to apply heavy make up in the sun and then watch as it streaks down your face in the heat. I had seen Olay's touch of foundation moisturizer advertised several times and thought because Olay is usually a brand I trust, it would be a good experimental buy.

          *Packaging*
          The product comes in a cardboard box with Olay's touch of foundation logo on, which contains the bottle. The bottle itself is a somewhat rounded rectangle shape, the label covering most of it except the top rim, through which you can see the colour of the moisturizer. It has a pump which dispenses exactly the right amount to cover your face with, and comes with a snap on and off plastic lid to prevent spillages. The bottle is quite a bit bigger than ordinary foundation bottles and didn't exactly fit snugly inside my make up bag! But other that that, the bottle is of great design.

          *Product*
          The cream itself is silky when applied to skin, and glides on smoothly. It does take a while to be absorbed, but left my skin with a very even tone to it, which I was pleased with, despite the lack of coverage. Because the shade options are limited to 'fair' and 'dark' the colour match isn't fantastic, but it does blend well to compensate. The moisturizer side of the product left my skin extremely nourished and glowing healthily, whilst also leaving it shine free all day, so I was very happy with that. Because of its light texture, it doesn't leave streaks, therefore not needing a mirror to apply! Brilliant for literally doing on the run! The bottle also contains a fair amount of product, and lasts for a good few months used every day.

          *Price*
          I got this from the local supermarket for £9.99, so a little pricey for the actual product, but there is a lot of it. I have seen it on rollbacks at ASDA, so I suspect it is occasionally on offer. I would recommend waiting until the offers come around instead of paying the full price, because I think it isn't worth what its RRP is at.

          *Overall*
          Overall, this is a really great product for a busy morning, when you don't have a mirror and want a nourished but even skin tone. It moisturises extremely well but doesn't give great coverage and a little pricey for what you get.

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          27.06.2011 15:57
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          1/5 a terrible product from Olay.

          I'm not a huge wearer of heavy foundation anyway, but especially in summer when it's hot and I'm on holiday I really don't want to be spending the time putting on makeup, and it always makes you feel worse when you're hot having makeup on. I've tried quite a few tinted moisturisers in the past but was looking for a new one to take on holiday with me last summer, I was prepared to pay a bit extra as I knew I'd probably wear a bit in the day but use the same product at night whilst going out for meals and drinks etc.


          My mum said she'd treat me to a new tinted moisturiser when we were having a look around Boots and picked up Olay Complete Care Touch of Foundation. As it's Olay she thought it was a name to trust and said she'd been told by a girl at work who'd used it that it was really good, so I decided to give it a try. The foundation is currently £10.20 at Boots for a 50ml bottle but I think I got it for about £9.99 at the time so there isn't much difference.


          The tinted moisturiser comes in an oval shaped bottle, which is partially covered by the label with the brand and product names. There is about a third of the bottle though which allows you to see the colour of the tinted moisturiser, there's three available, light, medium and dark of which I chose light. The top of the bottle houses a pump dispenser which I've found to be very sturdy; it allows you to get just the right amount of foundation. Although I haven't got to the bottom for the bottle I should imagine there's a lot left in which is hard to get to because of the pump. The pump is covered by a clear lip which clicks on, I've found this to be quite flimsy and it comes off easily in my bag allowing the occasional spillage if the lid has come off and I've knocked my bag and hit the pump down.


          When I first pumped some of the moisturiser out onto my hand, it seemed to be very light and the perfect colour for me, not too light but definitely not medium. When I applied it to my face though it seemed a bit heavier but nothing major, I found it quite difficult to rub in and after applying the first time, I later noticed the marks where the moisturiser was. I tried to rub it in but it was difficult to blend however I did make it look acceptable and got on with my day.


          Soon after, my face felt very heavy, it was as if I had heavy liquid foundation of, not tinted moisturiser. I looked in the mirror and realised just how dark the product was on my face, thank God I was still in the house as I looked a state. I decided to take the foundation off and it was quite difficult to remove even with Clinique which usually takes make up off very easily. I did expect my skin to be softened after using this as it is a tinted moisturiser but it just felt the same as it did previously.


          In the end after a couple of uses I decided to put this in my makeup draw and forget about it as it was useless. I didn't take Olay Complete Care Touch of Foundation on holiday because it would of been a waste of suitcase space and I had to go out and buy a new different brand before going aware. This product was a complete waste of money for me, one to avoid.

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            01.06.2011 11:55

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            Best tinted moisturiser i have used

            This is an Olay moisturiser with a touch of Max Factor Foundation. It comes in three shades: Fair, Medium and Dark and has SPF 15 to protect the skin from harmful UV rays. I use Fair.

            Most tinted moisturisers don't give enough coverage but this product surprisingly gives a lot. It evened out my skin tone and covered my acne scars, but didn't feel heavy and was extremely moisturising.

            It made my skin look really healthy, refreshed and glowing. It also made me look like i had a bit of a tan.

            It gave a really natural effect. It didn't look like i was wearing a lot of make-up it just looked like i had naturally gorgeous skin which i dont!

            As it is a mosturiser and foundation in one it means that you can skip your normal moisturiser which saves time in the morning.

            However because it is a moisturiser it doesn't last as long as a normal foundation and by the end of the day my face did tend to go a bit oilier.

            It can be bought in boots for about £10.

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            01.03.2011 00:31

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            Don't waste your money

            I was interested to try this as I'm more of a tinted moisturizer girl than I am a foundation one. I don't need a lot of coverage, just a little evening out of the skintone. This sounded perfect, as I like Olay's basic "complete" moisturizers for daily use and find they do me as well as any higher end cream has. This however, not so much. Firstly, it has a smell that makes me slightly nauseous. A chemical, make-uppy smell. I don't know if I got a bad bottle or something of if they all smell like that but either way, horrible.

            Also, I have fair bordering on medium skin and so I bought the "fair" shade. I found it not nearly light enough - my neck is obviously lighter after applying this. I also thought it went on a little yellowy for me and didn't really even out my skintone as much as I'd hoped.

            All in all, all it did was make me look slightly orange and smell funny without any real benefits except maybe the SPF and the fact it was fairly moisturizing. I should also mention that 30 minutes after applying my skin felt almost tingly like it was mildly irritating.

            Not for me, sorry!

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            26.02.2011 18:42

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            not for me

            I used Olay total effects moisturisor for many years, and even got my Mum and Grandmother hooked on it, so when this came out I really pleased. I was looking forward to being able to just apply the one product whilst getting moisturiser, SPF, and coverage; however I was very disappointed. The first time I used it I used about as much as I would typically use of a moisuriser (maybe this was too much, but I wanted my skin to be well moisturised and even more importantly to have good sun protection), but by applying this much the colour was too dark, and actually quite streaky. I rubbed it in as best I could, but continued to find dark streaks each time I looked in the mirror throughout the day. I subsequently tried using less of it (and only dared wear it at the weekend to ensure I didn't turn up 'streaky' for work), but could never get it light enough, and felt that I was using so little that my skin didn't stand a chance of being protected from the sun. I also tried mixing it with other (very light) foundations/tinted moisturisers - so that it hadn't been a complete waste of money, but eventually gave up and threw it out. Very disappointing, but I guess if you have darker skin than me (I tend to get the second lightest shade of foundation in most makes) then it could be really good.

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            22.09.2010 23:00
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            Wouldn't buy this again.

            I bought this on a whim as I was sick of wearing heavy foundation but I still wanted a decent coverage. I wanted something that would help my skin rather than make it feel greasy and heavy.

            I found the coverage of this was disapointing. Although it was my fault, I bought the wrong shade and it just looked awful on my skin. It didn't cover any blemishes but still felt incredibly horrible and heavy on my skin. I just got kinda dark marks where the product clumped together in odd places on my skin. Horrible. It didn't make my skin matte or give it a dewy finish, it just looked flat. I felt that it would clog my skin and I wouldn't wear it every day.

            It didn't last long on my skin and you couldn't really tell I was wearing anything on my face by the end of the day.

            This is quite pricey also. There are many tinted moisturisers on the high street for around £5 or less, but I'm pretty sure this retails at around £8. The packaging is plasticy and cheap and overall not very impressive. The pump is useful but like the packaging very bland and boring. Also, it doesn't feel very durable so I would be scared it would break or leak.

            Overall, I was very unimpressed. I wouldn't buy this again and have since bought fantastic tinted moisturisers.

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              19.08.2010 14:04
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              High quality product from a trusted brand. Does what it says on the tin.

              This is a daily moisturiser that has a hint of Max factor foundation in it. This product I discovered was very effective and useful. I don't always want to have a full foundation on my a face as it can be very heavy and feel a little unnatural. This product is two products in one, it mosturised and nourished by skin and it gave me a healthy glow and colour to my face as well as evening out my skin tone. It gave me a natural, healthy look and the cream itself was soft and smooth and applied easily to my face and neck area. It sank into my skin easily and quickly and I was not aware of even wearing this product. This product contains SPF 15 and this is fabulous as it offers protection from the sun and this is very important to someone like me who has very fair skin and burns easily. This product is very reasonably priced, it costs £7.99 for 50ml and is available in two colours: dark and fair, this is to match different skin tones. Overall I feel this product is made to the highest standard, it mositurises your skin and gives you a healthy glow and a even skin tone.

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              08.08.2010 23:42
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              8/10 A*

              I brought this item after months and months of trying to find the correct foundation shade for my pale ivory/beige skin tone, not to mention my dry,dull complexion and I will continue to buy this product over and over again. What a great idea.

              I purchased my Olay Touch of Foundation from Tesco when the product first launched and paid £11-00 instead of around £20, which I think was a bargain considering how good this product is.

              I always apply this product after cleansing toning and moisturising my face as I normally would, even though this product is also a moisturiser I've never tried it but in my opinion if I did not moisturise my face before applying this product the foundation may stick to the dry areas of skin on my face (around the curves of my nose and chin), also, applying moisturiser before applying this product helps it glide onto the face so it does not feel like it is pulling or grabbing any rough patches you may have.

              I find that this product only lasts until around lunch time on my skin and thats when I start looking like my make up has 'slid off' - this is around the time when I reapply. However I only use the one slight layer morning and afternoon maybe if you applied two - three layers on this product in a morning it may just get you through the day?

              I remove this product with a cleansing wipe, it comes off easily and I do not have to scrub at my skin to remove. After using this product I did not get any spots or any more blackheads therefore making this product a must have in the beauty world.

              Highly Recommend for your make up bag.

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              07.05.2010 16:30
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              Great light coverage for everyday use

              This is a relatively new product in the Olay range and I was drawn to it as I dislike wearing make-up every day (mainly because I'm lazy and sadly not through any nobler intentions) but wanted something which would balance my skin tone out a bit and cover some of the redness. I also liked the fact it used Max Factor foundation which I usually regard as a pretty trustworthy brand. I was a bit horrified when I saw the price of it as I usually spend less than a fiver on my moisturiser. It's £9.99 in Boots and it looks absolutely tiny - as if it won't last more than a month. However I'm happy to report that it lasts ages, especially as you tend to use a different product at night as you don't need the foundation, and it's definitely worth the price. The product is sold in a box but the moisturiser is held in a plastic push-top dispenser. It works well and dispenses just a small amount of product. I need about four or five to do my entire face and there's no waste at all. A very small amount of this product goes a long way.

              The product is available in three different 'colours' - light, medium and dark. I'm quite pale and went for the light which suits my skin tone perfectly. The moisturiser is easy to apply and absorbs quickly. My skin feels lovely after and not clogged or sticky like with some moisturisers. The only problem I've ever experienced with this product is when I've been in a rush and not rubbed it in properly so it's left a line round the edge of my face and near my nose. It's easy to rub in once you've noticed though even when it's dry. The foundation that sits on top of your skin is easily removed at night with a normal face wash or wipe.

              I was wary of using this product as I have acne prone skin and just never know what will set it off but I'm happy to report this product has been fine. There is a slight perfume like smell to the product. It smells really nice but I was worried that whatever was causing this scent would irritate my skin. This didn't happen which was a massive relief!The coverage isn't amazing but that's really not what this product about. I find it moisturises my skin fine and provides a light coverage which evens my skin tone out just enough. For going to work and general roaming just using this with a dab of concealer on bad patches works an absolute treat. The product also contains spf 15 which provides enough sun protection for all through winter and even some sunnier days. I would definitely recommend this product as personally I have found it to be fantastic and it's now my day moisturiser of choice.

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              07.04.2010 21:25
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              Definite recommendation

              I purchased this product from superdrug when it first came out. It was on offer at £6.99, i think it usually retails for around £10.
              What it is - A daily moisturiser with a touch of Max Factor foundation. Available in 3 shades fair, medium and dark. Claims to even out complexion and moisturise for up to 24 hours. Has SPF of 15.

              Scent - Smells amazing, not too overpowering
              How to use - Apply to face with fingers and blend, absorbs easily into skin without leaving obvious lines or marks. I find that i spend a lot of time blending foundation but with this i can quite possibly use without a mirror and not worry about the dreaded orange line.

              How it feels - Feels barely there on my face, i have combination, sensitive skin and this seems to work really well for me. The coverage is light so a good concealer is recommended to cover any redness or blemishes. Leaves the skin looking fresh and glowing. May get a little oily during the day, i usually have to blot halfway through the day.
              Lasting Power - Lasts all day but can start to make skin look slightly oily/greasy maybe halfway through the day but it may depend on your skin type.

              Overall would definitely recommend, would be a great moisturiser over the summer for a fresh face look.
              Ingredients - Aqua, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Dimethicone, Titanium Dioxide, Niacinamide, Polyethylene, Isopropyl Palmitate, Octocrylene, Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid, Aluminium Starch Octenylsuccinate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Dimethiconol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Arachidyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Benzyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Myristyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Myristic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Sorbitan Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-7, Triethanolamine, Polyacrylamide, Alumina, Ammonium Polyacrylate, Silica, Ethylparaben, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Parfum, Alfa-Isomethyl Ionone, Benzyl Salicylate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Limonene, Linaloo

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                30.03.2010 15:01
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                Olay Complete Care Touch of Foundation

                My mom isnt as much of a make-up junkie as I am at all and I dont think I have ever seen her wearing foundation whereas Im rarely seen without it. Anyway a few weeks ago she started dropping not so subtle hints about wanting to try this new Olay Touch Of Foundation out and because I am such a lovely daughter hehe I went out and bought her a bottle a few days later. Now to be honest Ive never tried out these tinted moisturisers (which is basically what this is with a fancier name!) and thats mostly because I dont tend to hear much about them from people I know but I was really dying to see whether this one was any good. Mainly because if it was I was going to treat myself to some to use in the summer when its way to hot to care about doing your make-up properly. Im glad I bought it for my mom and not myself because this really isnt a good product, its actually pretty dire if Im honest.

                The bottle makes this look exactly like a normal foundation with a pump top dispenser at the top, good for getting just enough out when it comes to application. Now when this comes out you will actually be quite surprised because it looks and feels exactly like foundation. The same colour and texture I think so if you are using this it wont feel like much of a change appearance wise. This only comes in three shades from what I remember: Light, Medium & Dark which isnt exactly great but I reckon everyone should have a shade that is pretty close to their skin tone. Now if I was buying this for myself I probably would have gone for Medium but my moms very picky so I chose to get her Light, and thank god I did because I cannot imagine how dark the other shades must be!

                My mom was dead chuffed when I gave her this and as she was going out that night she went to put some on straight away and I was chuffed because I had finally got my mom onto the foundation band wagon! Trust me though she wasnt on it for very long! She tells me her first problem was applying it, now even though my mom doesnt wear foundation she has seen me apply if enough times to know how its done (not that Im an expert or anything) so she applied it exactly how I would have done. I had assumed that because this is technically a moisturiser it would be really easy to rub into your skin and easier than usual foundations to blend but thats wrong. As soon as you apply it to your skin it seems to go rock hard and it takes forever to rub in and then it seems to get darker and darker coloured. As if it is reacting with your skin. In the end my mom gave up because she thought (and I had to agree) that she looked like an oopma loopma.

                I have tried this since as my mom thought it might work better for me and I have experienced the same problems: difficulty rubbing in, difficult to blend & the weird colour change. I have since bought her a tub of proper foundation: Dream Matte Mousse and she has found that to be much easier to apply so I recommend real foundation over this any day. I think our bottle has been binned now, either than or its gathering dust in one of my many make-up boxes.

                I think I had about 13 quid for this which is a total rip off because its not a very good product. Its a shame because I actually like a lot of other Olay products, they just didnt get this one right. This could have been so great but it has put me off tinted moisturisers for life, Ill stick with my foundation thanks! Not recommended, in fact STAY AWAY!!

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                  23.03.2010 18:05
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                  Disappointing

                  I have not used Olay products before but have heard good things about them, so was delighted to receive a free sample of this product. Because it was a sample, I can't comment on the packaging, as it just came in a little squeezy tube.

                  This product is marketed as making your beauty regime effortless. It is a combination of Olay moisturiser and a little Max Factor foundation. According to their website, it's supposed to give 24 hour moisturisation, vitamin goodness, it has SPF 15, and the foundation is meant to leave a sheer, even finish. I thought that this sounded good for those days when you want a subtle, natural look, but you don't quite want to go out bare-faced.

                  Unfortunately, this product is a bit disappointing on both of its main aspects.

                  The product is quite runny, definitely more like a lotion than a cream. It was easy to apply and went on smoothly, just like a moisturiser. However, I found that it was a bit greasy for my liking, and rather than feeling moisturised, my skin felt oily. The next few times, I tried gradually reducing the amount I used, but when I got to the point of it not feeling oily, it just felt dry, as if I had not moisturised at all. Another disappointing effect of this is that when i went to apply other make-up on top, it was not the best surface to hold my make-up. This product is perhaps not intended for that - maybe it's meant to be used alone - but that just wouldn't work for me.

                  As for the touch of foundation, this was slightly better than the moisturising, but still disappointing. It was visible on my face when I applied it, but was very sheer and so didn't really even out my skin at all, it just seemed to somehow colour my skin. However, it is marketed as just being a touch of foundation, and the website does say it will be sheer. It didn't really live up to it's claim of giving an even finish though.

                  I think perhaps if you have the right skin type (i.e. not at all oily), this might be a good product for you. I think I perhaps expected a sort of healthy glow from this product, but ended up with a slightly oily moisturiser and a bit of a tint.

                  I won't be purchasing the full product after using this sample, and it hasn't really made me want to try other Olay products.

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                  08.03.2010 16:30
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                  I would certainly recommend this as an everyday alternative to foundation.

                  I bought my Olay product from Boots, and paid rather a high price for it, like another reviewer- but apart from that, I am pleased with the product and have almost completely moved across to it from- dare I say it- Clinique foundation!! (Although not entirely...) Thankfully I have always enjoyed a clear complexion, so I have never needed to seek out a foundation offering thorough coverage, so this little gem has been an ideal recent addition to my makeup bag! It goes on smoothly, gives the lightest of coverage and sufficient moisture (though I still add a dab or two of Clinique moisturiser underneath, as I have slightly dry cheeks), and the extra plus for me is its SPF 15- one cannot overestimate the value of SPF as this is the single most influential factor in skin aging- forget the claims of expensive repair creams; they will do nothing for you if UV rays have been aggressing your skin since you were a teenager. The Olay moisturiser & foundation unit is ideal for anyone looking for an protective moisturiser which will give you a radiant complexion.

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                  Foundation Moisturiser