Olay, Max Factor, BB Cream, Garnier BB Cream, foundation

Skincare brand Olay has teamed up with cosmetics brand Max Factor to bring us Olay Complete Care Touch Of Foundation Even Complexion Day Cream – a moisturiser with a touch of Max Factor foundation.  When the press release arrived in my inbox, I was  highly intrigued by this hybrid product and was keen to review this.  A few days later, a PR sample in the Medium shade made its way onto my front door and then onto my light box and then onto my arm and then onto my face – that is the journey of a beauty product when it meets a beauty blogger!  Anyway, enough rambling and onto my review and swatches…

Identity Crisis?

First of all, I was rather confused.  I was glad to see that they hadn’t jumped onto the “I’m a BB Cream But I’m Actually More Of A Tinted Moisturiser” bandwagon (*cough the Aussie Garnier  BB Cream cough*) but at the same time, I wondered why they didn’t call it a tinted moisturiser.  Instead, the usage of the name Olay Complete Care Touch Of Foundation Even Complexion Day Cream is very long-winded and requires too much brain energy to understand what the product is all about.  For convenience, I have renamed this Olay Touch Of Foundation Day Cream.  There you go!  So much easier!

My Thoughts

The packaging isn’t fancy schmancy but yay for the pump dispenser.

As soon as I applied some Olay Touch Of Foundation Day Cream onto the back of my hand and gently rubbed it, I knew I had felt the exact same creamy texture before – from the Aussie Garnier BB Cream!  They don’t have the same smell, but the texture and the sheer coverage are so similar.  Both also have SPF 15!

Sadly, the Medium shade of Olay Touch Of Foundation Day Cream was too dark for my NC-30 complexion; but I did wear this around the house and it didn’t make my face feel heavy nor greasy.

As for the moisturising function of Olay, I cannot fault them as I simply adore Olay moisturisers especially from the White Radiance and Regenerist ranges.  My face has gone through many jars!


Swatches of Australian Garnier BB Cream Light & Dark and Olay Touch Of Foundation Even Complexion Day Cream SPF 15 in Medium.

In Conclusion

Olay Touch Of Foundation Day Cream is great for ladies who are looking for a 2-in-1 product to save time in the mornings and who are looking for something light and sheer for their face to even out their complexion without having to go down the full-on foundation route.  Hunting down the right shade may be a tad more difficult though as it only comes in Fair and Medium.

Do you wear foundation every day?  Or are you a BB cream lover?