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Almay Smart Shade Skintone Matching Makeup
3.10 / 5 based on 3,427 Reviews
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Now Available In More Shades! Just Blend To Reveal Your Best Match
Formulated With The Latest In Exclusive Almay Tonemimic™ Shade-sensing Bead Technology
Instantly Transforms From White To Your Perfect Shade When Blended Into Skin
Buildable Coverage And Natural-looking, Streak-free Color
Takes The Guesswork Out Of Finding Your Perfect Shade
Available In 6 Skintone-adjusting Shades
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I recently tried out this product and at first I had a really hard time figuring out how to use it. For starters I have pretty dry skin, and because is winter I tend to get little dry patches around my face. I found that this foundation only accentuated the dry spots and made them stand out. When I tried it again I moisturized a lot and used a different primer and that helped. Over all I think the coverage is nice and light weight, but it’s also not a full coverage. To put this on I had to apply t like lotion, rubbing it in circular motions to get it on, and then use a beauty blender to ride of lines and pay it into the skin. I recommend using a pore filling primer when using this because I think it will help. Overall my only problems with it were the coverage, and the application: it’s not user friendly. The price point is also not the best because it’s a drugstore foundation and it’s still $11. Yes it does have an spf which will be good in summer and it is a good product, it just has some kinks that need worked out :)
I got the shade Light in this product. I did not care for this product at all. First of all the consistency is very liquidy and I did not find it easy to apply to the face. Also the color match does not do a good job. Especially if you use a colored sponge it messes up the whole color changing effects and I ended up with dark splotches on my face. This is also not a good foundation for those who have drier skin. It clung to my dry patches. Do not recommend.
Ok so I’ve never been a huge fan of almay products, i only own 2-3 items from them. & when I got this I really wasn’t expecting much. I’m not even sure what made me want this. I have acne and acne scars so I was sure this wasn’t found to work. But oh my gosh was I surprised. This product for me is so good. I have a light skin tone so I’m not sure how it would work for others but this was so good. I found the best way to apply was with my hands
This has been great for saving money between spring and summer as my skin tone is getting darker. It does a good job of matching my skin tone and making me feel more put together in these warm months and on days where I don’t feel like putting on a full face. It helps to even out my skin tone but doesn’t offer a lot of coverage- as to be expected. Great buy for the price.
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My skin is very light. This product blends well. I have a naturally oily face and this product becomes dewy throughout the day. The product does last all day. I work 12 hour shifts. When I take the product off there is still a considerable amount on the remover wipe. The price point is good for the product. It is well worth the 12-15 dollars
I love my Almay matte, skin matching foundation! It's so light weight, yet gives you great coverage! Covering those pesky aging marks, uneven skin tones, acne and scars! I love that it doesn't feel like there's makeup on my face when I'm wear this foundation. Overall, Almay skin matching foundation is one if my favs 💜 I'd definitely recommend it!
Im not a hive fan of this this foundation. It doesn't seem to match my skin tone (I have very pale skin) and because I'm working it so hard to to get it to blend into my skin to get it to match it seems to get overworked and doesn't blend the best. Now, my mom uses this stuff and loves it, so it does work for some people.
I use this under my eyes to achieve a natural makeup look, when that's what I'm going for. It blends well, but I have combination skin and for some reason, it turns darker in some areas of my face so I watch out for that. For the price, it's worth it. Gentle, won't make you break out. Light coverage.
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This is a really nice B.B. cream. It makes for a quick, even base for a natural makeup day. When you squeeze the product out of the tube, it comes out white with some blue beads in it. You have to rub it together in your fingers to get the color to change before you apply it to your face. It’s a really neat product!
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This was one of the first foundations I used. It's really good as a starter foundation. It's not super pigmented, so it looks natural. The coverage is kind of like a tinted moisturizer. Overall, I liked it, but I probably won't buy it again because I am into more high-coverage foundations now.
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Does this actually work? like does the color match to your skin?
Whats your shade?
Is this any good? I am pale.
Do they have darker colors?
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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