Poreless Face with Olay's Pore Minimizing CC Cream*

Last month, I received a new skincare from Olay. The months of April and May are dedicated to roadtest Avéne products so I set aside the products I got and scheduled to use them in June.

However, there was one product in particular that got my attention. 

Olay joined in the fun and came up with their own CC cream!

We all know Olay as a skincare brand. So, seeing this from my Sample Room loot got me ecstatic as I see this product as a foreshadow of other great stuff the brand might (and hopefully) release in the future, makeup wise. Okay, I probably exaggerated a little bit. But for me, CC cream is considered makeup more than skin care.

Like an excited kid with a new toy, I used it the following morning and boy, did I look foine! Yes, fine with an O.

Drew a smiley face using Olay's CC cream (medium)

Before we get to the good stuff about this CC cream, let me first show you half of my bare face. You've been warned. I'm not ashamed to have big pores. But everytime I get hold of a product that can minimise pores, I use it because we all want a poreless face once in a while. Poreless face = flawless face. Yes? Yes!

Hello, big pores!

a close up photo of CC cream applied on my cheeks and nose

Okay, let's zoom out a little for you to see my entire face. I applied the CC cream (medium) all over my face and let it settle a bit. I filled in my brows while waiting for it to settle. If you will notice, the shade Medium is still light on my face once applied. This CC cream has sunscreen so it might also be the reason why my face looks lighter and brighter compared to the rest of my body. Since this is CC cream, do not expect enough coverage on your face as this only gives light coverage. But if you want your face to breathe with little coverage, then you can give this a try. I like to set this with powder as it doesn't dry entirely matte on my face and I'm scared that it might fade faster than it should.

Poreless face, yes? #nofilter

Poreless face #withfilter

Here's the final look. On my face:
base Olay CC cream / foundation Revlon PhotoReady Airbrush / setting powder Essence Fix and Matte Translucent powder / brows In2it Waterproof Eyebrow Colour / blush Happy Skin Lip & Cheek Mousse and Powder in The Morning After / lips Happy Skin Shut Up & Kiss Me in The Morning After

Olay's Pore Minimizing CC cream is a great base specifically if you want to minimize your pores. It minimizes it in a way that it blurs your pores to fake a poreless looking skin. Just make sure to set it with your favourite powder and you're good to go. Staying power of this product is actually impressive. I applied this in the morning and it was still intact until I got home late in the evening.

Olay's Pore Minimizing CC cream is available in two shades: light and medium. It's available at all leading department stores nationwide and Watson's. It comes in two sizes: 20g and 50g retailing for PhP 499 and PhP999 respectively.

Good news, though! You can get this for free at Sample Room! They still have 20 stocks for each shade. I highly suggest you get it there so at least you wouldn't feel bad for paying PhP499 for this product if you ended up not liking it.

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  1. thank you for reviewing this! Very helpful! Wanted to get this since Sample Room's run but I dont have enough points yet

  2. Have you tried the light shade? Nice review!

  3. waaah i dont have 300pts ms gem hehe.. sayang i could try them for free tru sample room.. sana meron din sachet forms =)

    this is what im waiting for (and the toner) review..

  4. Try mo mag-ViP member :) maybe Olay will come up with sachets soon :)

  5. Marian April PangMay 11, 2015 at 6:57 PM

    Works well with you! I've already read some good reviews but the only downfall is the shade. It didn't matched and balanced the skin tone of pinays.

  6. Yeh, the shades are limited. So it's either you use a darker foundation or powder to set this :)

  7. Even without make up you still look gorgeous (kaka-inggit! LOL) I've seen this in Sample Room but I don't have enough points to get a sample :( Maybe I can try this next month on my first pay (^-^) Thanks for another thorough review!

  8. Thanks :) you can try thei VIP membership :) you can get more products with that :)

  9. Mickey Angel CortezMay 15, 2015 at 8:31 PM

    Mygosh po. You really look like a Korean Girl. :"> Hahaha. Okay is know as a skin care brand so it's quite unusual for them to release a CC cream. It really minimized your pores but you have to layer a foundation pa to completely hide them. BTW, I really want to have a good liquid foundation but I also consider the price. Since I'm just a student, I don't really have much budget for high-price brands. Can you suggest something? Thanks!

  10. Their VIP membership always runs out fast =(

  11. Try Catrice's matte liquid foundation. I have it and I love it. Will try to publish my review on it soon. Nasa draft na yun since January :)

  12. What's the difference bet.BB and CC cream?Haven't tried cc,Which one for you is better?Got big pores also think might need this CC Cream especially on my nose =)

  13. Can I answer this thru a blog entry? Nice question! :)

  14. That would be great,Thank you!

  15. Yes Miss Gem. I checked yesterday, 0 stocks and it still is today.


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