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Almay Smart Shade Skintone Matching Makeup
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Almay Smart Shade Skintone Matching Makeup


3.0 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars17%
  • 4 Stars20%
  • 3 Stars27%
  • 2 Stars23%
  • 1 Star12%
3.08 / 5 based on 3,353 Reviews

Product Description

Smart shade makeup in your ideal shade with almay tonemimic technology. For makeup that complements your skin tone and provides natural looking coverage for an all-day wear. Perfect your complexion while protecting your skin with broad spectrum spf 15. Available in 3 smart shades. hypoallergenic dermatologist tested made for sensitive skin

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  • Does it really blend as nice and naturally to your skin tone as i...14 Answers
  • How well does this work? Does it actually match to your skin tone? 2 Answers
  • Very good I love1 Answers
Almay Smart Shade Skintone Matching Makeup
Almay Smart Shade Skintone Matching Makeup
Reviews (3353)
Q&A (210)
Media (55)
Alana C.
733 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Review for: Light/Medium more...
I purchased this expecting this to be somewhat like a foundation and was very disappointed (lesson learned!). I have oily skin and it felt fine in that aspect but I would say this is more of a tinted face cream... If you have ANY flaws or imperfections you need blurred, then don't get this expecting it to cover anything. If you have perfect skin and need a cream (this may be okay for you.. The "skin matching" honestly is off too). Don't like Almay and don't like this product.
Jolene S.
Flint, MI
20 reviews
Almay Smart Shade Skintone Matching Makeup was a miss for me. Maybe I just got the wrong shade for my skin but it always ends up being too dark. It doesn't give me the natural look I want because it looks like a self tanner gone wrong on me. The color ends up being streaky, whether I use my fingers, a sponge, or a foundation brush for application. The color is patchy at best and streaky at worst - I try to blend and smooth to no avail. I've even tried mixing it with some moisturizer or a liquid foundation with poor results.
I was super disappointed. I had heard such great things about Almay but this just fell flat.
Harper B.
Palm Harbor, FL
255 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Light more...
I was not a fan of this foundation. I was already skeptical because of it's "skin tone matching" feature, and that's the main reason it didn't work for me. I used the lightest color that was available, and when I blended it out, it was still too dark. I also don't appreciate the lack of diversity offered in this line. 7 colors? That is not nearly enough to cover every ethnicity out there. Needless to say I was disappointed with this foundation. 
Becca M.
Conway , SC
6 reviews
Review for: Light/Medium more...
Works great and covers blemishes. I am 21 and look for lightweight coverage but nothing cakey looking. I used it and it lasted all day. Not a huge amount of coverage. Would definitely buy again. Was not super expensive either only about 8 dollars at Walmart.
Katie B.
23 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Light/Medium, Light more...
This is my go-to for every day makeup. I don't really like a heavy foundation and don't have a lot of use for full coverage foundations. This is definitely for someone who wants a more weightless/look feel. I like that it blends perfectly into my skin tone and has spf to protect me from the sun. However, this makeup probably isn't for someone looking for more full coverage or a buildable foundation. 
Amy S.
186 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Light/Medium more...
Love this foundation!! I have been using this for at least 8 + years. I have fair skin and I go with the light color. It matches my skin tone perfectly! Evens out my skin. It’s like I’m not even wearing makeup. I just add a little blush and I’m good to go! Will keep buying. I will continue to recommend. Love love love!!
ari r.
Patterson, LA
134 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Almay goes on so smoothly with the right applicator and matches my skin pretty closely. Paired with a light powder, it’s perfect for winter. Not too thick, not too thin, but nice coverage.
Martha A.
Long Beach
26 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Other more...
I don’t remember the shade I used but this was always my go to foundation. However I believe they changed the formula and it changed a lot the coverage was light. I wouldn’t recommend this to others unless you are looking for a light coverage.
Brianna N.
Fort Worth, TX
197 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Smart Balance 100 more...
I really like the smart shade platform from almay. It’s a super light feeling make up that leaves me covered! Itsbesy to apply it’s not super thick but not too thin! I would definitely recons to others!
Brianne S.
Warwick, RI
137 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I really enjoy this product. I use this on days that I am doing a natural or no makeup look. I also use it on days when I am not wearing any makeup, I wear it under my eyes to hide my dark circles; you can see that in the attached picture. I'm wearing it only under my left eye and not on the right. It is buildable, but you won't ever get full coverage from it.

I love this product and I will continue purchasing it.
Katie O.
New Canaan, CT
82 reviews
Does this actually work? like does the color match to your skin?
Dani R.
Lomita, CA
61 reviews
Whats your shade?
Ariel G.
Sharon, MA
112 reviews
Is this any good? I am pale.
Ta'Kira L.
55 reviews
Do they have darker colors?
Kacee H.
Buckeye, AZ
20 reviews
Does this really work good? Or does it end up making your forehead all shiny by the end of the day?

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