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Almay Smart Shade Skintone Matching Makeup
6 varieties available

Almay Smart Shade Skintone Matching Makeup


3.0 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars17%
  • 4 Stars20%
  • 3 Stars28%
  • 2 Stars23%
  • 1 Star12%
3.08 / 5 based on 3,370 Reviews

Product Description

Product Details

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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  • 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 (3370)
Q&A (210)
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Jacklynn C.
West Columbia, SC
2 reviews
I first saw this product as i was walking through Big Lots. They had it where you were either a light,light/medium,medium,dark. Not much to pick from, i thought i would be a light so i decided to give the product a try. IT WAS HORRIBLE. Did not match the color of my face what so ever it made me look like i just laid in a tanning bed for hours. I am pale, this product is not for pale people. I thought it would be fine because it is suppose to match your skin tone. Another thing is i have oily skin. Not all over but just my T-zone. Again not a product for oily skin! I washed my face added my lotion and put this product on for my normal day. I looked like a grease monkey! The bottom line is don't buy this product.
Chelsea E.
204 reviews
I decided to give this a shot because the normal foundation I use I have to buy two different shades and mix them. It looked one shade too dark in the mirror, but I was in a hurry to get to class so I just left it. I glanced in the mirror in my car (in the sunlight) and was horrified at how different the shade was from the rest of me! It was bad enough I went to the store to buy a different kind before class. I was not happy about the product or about being late!
Jennifer Y.
Peabody, MA
5 reviews
Although the price point is appealing, you seem to get get what you pay for with this foundation. What Almay claims to be a "smart shade" is not so smart. I tried the light/medium shade because I have relatively light colored skin with a hint of a tan and expected this foundation to blend right into my skin tone; but instead turned an interesting shade of orange. Not only is the color off, this makeup completely dried my skin out to the point where my face was slightly flaking off on my cheeks, upper lip, and chin after only a few uses. It may have been my mix of dry/oily skin type in particular that did not agree with this foundation because a friend of mine loves it, but I would not recommend taking the chance.
Kristi R.
Canton, OH
66 reviews
I'm not sure about this one actually. I don't know if I can give a proper review on this only because you see, I'm pretty pale.. and I have a hard time finding foundations and concealers for my skin tone.. cause lets face it they don't make a Casper color. I tried to use this in the lightest color thinking maybe the "Smart" shade would adjust to my skin tone like it says it does.... NOPE. After rubbing it all in... I looks like Snooki straight out of her GTL runs...
Ashley C.
Wyoming, MI
16 reviews
I will start off by saying that this foundation does a lot more for my skin/face than any other foundation i have used thus far. as far as the smart shade part, i don't know if i agree with that, it didn't match well to my skin tone whatsoever even though i tried a few different tones just in case. other than it saying it can match to any skin tone and not really living up to it i loved how healthy it made my face feel after only a few uses, i also love that theres in SPF in it. one more step i didn't need to apply before the foundation process!
Kelsey P.
Aurora, CO
84 reviews
I've used this product a few times and thought it was pretty good. It dries into a powder-like feel and blends really well with your skin. I found that it was a light coverage that helped reduce the look of redness. However, it somewhat draws attention to any dry skin you may have, so if you have really bad acne and peel a lot, it may not be a good choice for you. Otherwise, if you don't want to break the bank on a higher-end product, this one is great.
Melissa W.
6 reviews
Just like any other cosmetic brand trying to sell a smart shading product, there are things to like AND not to like. It worked out for me for a day or two and as I continued to wear it more often, it broke me out!! No, not into zits and all the bumpiness.. But into a rash. All over my face. But maybe it's because of my sensitive skin or the lack of me reading the ingredients found in the product. As for now, I'm still against a product that says it's a smart shader but still comes in two degrees of skin color. Oh the contradiction.
Krystle F.
Ansonia, CT
22 reviews
Okay if I told you that all natural, organic and vegan is chemical free that would be a lie...it is predominantly chemical free considering we've already contaminated the soil and our rain water. So, with that said, is it a better choice yes, can we all afford it or find it as readily available and easily accessible as these commercial cosmetics... Ehhh. But, most of us either don't know, don't care, care but can't afford it or don't use it so, it is what it is but this stuff feels heavy on my skin, clogs my pores, turns my face white or orange and is a great idea but poorly executed... A for effort but F for fail
Caitlyn R.
Pittsburgh, PA
25 reviews
This product was very sheer and gave my face a pinkish cast. I tried 2 different shades to be sure I had the right one. I've had better results from a BB cream. Smartshade never really seemed to be my shade, felt heavy, and made my skin feel more oily. I very rarely give things a poor review, but I really disliked this product.
Sarah M.
El Paso, TX
51 reviews
I tried this thinking it was really color matching after reading reviews on other sites, and I was so dissappointed. It has almost no color stay, tried a few different shades and they look the same on a white piece of paper as they do on my skin, so it's not color matching. Some colors made me look orange and others I couldn't even tell anything was on my face. All in all I think I'm over Almay products and stick to Dermablend which is more expensive, but works.
Katie O.
New Canaan, CT
80 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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