The Review: Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizer CC Cream


After three years of hanging around this area of the internet, you guys know me well enough by now to know that I love two things: lightweight bases and a “I woke up like this after 10 hours sleep” glow. Especially that last one, because let’s not pretend that I don’t write my posts in the middle of the night, beauty products on one side, bad reality television on the other, I digress. Enter Olay’s new CC Cream…

To celebrate the launch of their Total Effects CC Cream, Olay are holding #EverydayFlawless Week with a different daily social activity every day this week. #EverydayFlawless is all about perfected and polished skin and each day they’ll be showing you how to achieve that flawless look.

As part of the #EverydayFlawless week I’ve been testing out the Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizer CC Cream, a super-charged multi-tasking cream with +40% vitamins. For me it’s a lightweight base that melts into the skin to give a glowing and plumping effect (helping you to achieve the #EverydayFlawless look).

At first I wasn’t too sure on how much coverage it would give, as it seemed to be rather thick as it emerged from the tube. However once you begin to work the product in it melts and becomes so easy to work with, blending seamlessly into the skin. It gives a light coverage, but helps to smooth over imperfections, negating the need for anything heavier and helping to give a completely natural look to the skin. Best of all, I like to apply it with my fingers – it gives a much more natural finish and is super speedy as the warmth of the fingertips helps it to blend so quickly.

In the photos above I’m completely shunning any concealer, and looking at these was when I realised just how brightening it is. It uses smart colour technology to correct red or darker patches of skin and smooths over to minimise the appearance of pores and even out the skin tone. Leaving you with radiant, more even toned skin whilst the Vitaniacin Multi-Vitamin Complex in the cream takes care of your skin in the long term.

As an avid radiant base lover I was really impressed with the CC Cream, it gives flawlessly beautiful skin in one simple step, but without the professional tools and high end price tag! Definitely one for lightweight radiant base lovers to check out on your next boots blitz – or if you’re more of an online shopping kind of girl you can find it here.

To find out more visit Beauty Recommended on Facebook ( or Twitter (@BeautyRecommend) or search #EverydayFlawless 



  1. Madeline Fedmont
    23 Oct 2014 / 8:31 am

    I heard some good things about Olay products

  2. Zoe Audibert
    23 Oct 2014 / 8:39 am

    This looks so natural! I've never tried a CC cream before. x


  3. Sabrina
    23 Oct 2014 / 8:47 am

    I'm tempted to get this CC cream but I realised CC cream makes my face oily. Does anyone else face this problem? πŸ™

  4. Jodie V
    23 Oct 2014 / 8:52 am

    ooh this CC cream sounds lovely! I'm tempted to get it!
    Jodie xo // La Lune Song

  5. Diana P.
    23 Oct 2014 / 8:52 am

    It looks so nice and natural on the skin! I'm intrigued to try it! I love light bases, glowing from within! πŸ™‚

    Diana P. | Cups & Roses

  6. Abby
    23 Oct 2014 / 9:10 am

    I've heard a lot about this product recently and it sounds lovely, I definitely sit in the lover of lightweight bases camp so this sounds right up my street.


  7. Bethanlikes
    23 Oct 2014 / 9:17 am

    Wow this looks great, I haven't tried anything from Olay, but I have heard great things about their moisturisers!

    Bethan likes

  8. Vanilla In November
    23 Oct 2014 / 9:22 am

    Great post. Will have to try this x

  9. Just another style
    23 Oct 2014 / 9:27 am

    That looks so natural! Also suzie, you look amazing without makeup too!

  10. daisy walters
    23 Oct 2014 / 9:35 am

    I used to use Olay touch of foundation so I'm sure I'll love this!! Looks amazing.

    xxx | daisydaisyxxo
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  11. Nashia Anthony
    23 Oct 2014 / 10:31 am

    Olay products are amazing. I love the skincare range especially.

  12. nueyork
    23 Oct 2014 / 10:45 am

    This really looks amazing! I haven't tried anything from Olay yet, but I'm a sucker for things that say pore minimising.

  13. Alana Wise
    23 Oct 2014 / 10:50 am

    I've never tried anything from Olay in terms of their cosmetics. This looks amazing on your skin!

    Alana | alanawise xx

  14. Yasmin Browne
    23 Oct 2014 / 11:54 am

    Lovely post, i absolutely love Olay Products, this really made your skin look beauitful and flawless!

    May have to start trying them again.

    Lovely Post!



  15. faith pierce
    23 Oct 2014 / 12:52 pm

    This product looks wonderful! So bummed I was out yesterday picking stuff up and didn't know about it.
    Thank you for sharing…might be making a drugstore run this evening πŸ™‚


  16. Maria Mendez
    23 Oct 2014 / 2:29 pm

    Gosh girl you are so so pretty! I'll be trying this CC cream soon.


  17. Josie
    23 Oct 2014 / 2:54 pm

    This is ideal for days when you don't want to do a proper 'face full' but still need a bit of coverage – sounds great!

    Josie XOXO
    Fashion Mumblr

  18. RemainReverie
    23 Oct 2014 / 3:21 pm

    The result is amazing on your skin. This product would be great for days when I go out with having a proper coverage xx

  19. Maddy
    23 Oct 2014 / 5:43 pm

    Your skin is amazing before but this makes it look so flawless!
    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

  20. Michela Amp
    23 Oct 2014 / 5:57 pm

    I need to try it πŸ™‚
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  21. Janamarie
    23 Oct 2014 / 6:17 pm

    It looks really good and natural ! x

  22. Tara Clare
    23 Oct 2014 / 6:36 pm

    wow it looks amazing! loved this post x

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  23. Mandy Bajwa
    23 Oct 2014 / 7:24 pm

    great review!

  24. Cassandra Myee
    23 Oct 2014 / 7:41 pm

    Wow this looks really impressive! I'm for anything that is pore minimising!

    CassandraMyee | NZ Beauty Blog

  25. ABeautyRomance
    23 Oct 2014 / 7:52 pm

    Love the sound of this and the effect it gives! I will definitely be giving this a go πŸ™‚ x

  26. Margery Ho
    23 Oct 2014 / 8:10 pm

    This looks gorgeous! x

  27. Laura
    23 Oct 2014 / 8:31 pm

    This looks promising, might have to try this one! x

  28. Kimberley Miller
    23 Oct 2014 / 10:48 pm

    Your skin looks gorgeous! Plus you're stunning anyways. Might have to try this myself.

  29. Cashmere Lace
    24 Oct 2014 / 12:55 am

    Interesting range. I moved away from drugstore skincare products a while ago but I do have only fond memories of my time with Olay. Will definitely be looking into this as a great drugstore BB or CC cream is definitely something I'd like to have.


  30. Andrea
    24 Oct 2014 / 12:57 am

    I tried a CC cream from another brand and sadly it broke me out. This looks lovely, but I am always worried they will cause an allergic reaction.

  31. Leonie Parker
    24 Oct 2014 / 2:02 am

    The cream sounds lovely!!
    Leonie β™₯ IkonikBeauty

  32. MITCH
    24 Oct 2014 / 7:42 am

    I wish this CC cream is available in my region πŸ™‚


  33. Lauren S
    24 Oct 2014 / 3:57 pm

    Wow your skin looks so even and gorgeous, a lovely natural base! Might need to put this on the list of bases to try πŸ™‚

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty –

  34. Sara Fleming
    24 Oct 2014 / 6:33 pm

    This looks stunning on you, you have fabulous skin Suzie!

  35. Mellissa Marshall
    24 Oct 2014 / 7:21 pm

    This looks lovely, nice and natural πŸ™‚

    Life As Lissy

  36. R Burden
    24 Oct 2014 / 9:29 pm

    It sounds lovely and it makes you look naturally flawless. I love the Bourjois CC cream but find it a bit dry for this time of the year. Will definitely check this one out! x

    Speaking Beauty UK | Nars, Urban Decay, YSL GIVEAWAY

  37. Sherry P
    25 Oct 2014 / 12:15 am

    I totally tried this today and loved it! Running errands and it was just right πŸ™‚ Olay seriously rocks!

  38. Stacy
    25 Oct 2014 / 9:33 am

    The effect is so natural! I like it) Seems that you have nothing on your face. Cool!

  39. liza prideaux
    26 Oct 2014 / 6:55 am

    Your skin looks flawless I need to try this, great review.
    Liza | Glambeautys Beauty & Fashion Blog | YouTube | Glambambini Family & Lifestyle Blog

  40. Andrea Collante
    31 Oct 2014 / 12:52 am

    It sounds like a lovely CC cream, it really evens out the skin for that flawless look πŸ™‚


  41. anutipsandreviews
    05 Nov 2014 / 10:24 pm

    Sounds great, will def try this one πŸ™‚

  42. anutipsandreviews
    05 Nov 2014 / 10:24 pm

    Sounds great, will def try this one πŸ™‚

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  44. inna christna
    25 May 2015 / 3:35 am

    very very like, thats so wispy to skin πŸ™‚

  45. Anonymous
    08 Jun 2015 / 4:21 pm

    Wow You're so beautifull :). Maybe you want to get a free sample of Olay day cream?