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

BY ALMAY

3.0 out of 5 stars
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  • 3 Stars28%
  • 2 Stars23%
  • 1 Star12%
3.08 / 5 based on 3,330 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 natu...Yes! its my go to foundation! 14 Answers
  • How well does this work? Does it actu...Yes and no. from how it looks... 2 Answers
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Almay Smart Shade Skintone Matching Makeup
Almay Smart Shade Skintone Matching Makeup
Reviews (3330)
Q&A (209)
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Marisol R.
Marisol R.
Monterey Park, CA
7 reviews
I bought this on a whim. I had ran out of my holy grail foundation (Revlon ColorStay). Sadly my local CVS had ran out of my shade (320) and i didn't feel like searching for my right shade in another brand so i figured this was a good easy solution.

BIG MISTAKE!!! I should have at least tried to find something, anything that matched my skin.

I'm a MAC NC40 so finding my shade isn't too difficult if i use this as reference and do a quick online search for the corresponding shade in other brands. But i had heard great things about Almay and how it wasn't as damaging to your skin so i thought I'd give it a try.

Not only did it look Ashy but it looked super oily on my skin. Because of this, it didn't last very long on my face. I tried setting it with translucent powder but that didn't help much. By the end of the day i had patches of skin showing and i just really wasn't impressed.

Because they claim the beads will adjust to your natural skin color, they only made 3 shades to pick from. I picked the light medium because the medium looked too dark. When i exchanged it for medium i was right, it was too dark. So it was a choice between my face looking ashy or fake tanned. I could mix them together and hopefully get the right shade but that really defeats the purpose of the "smart shade technology" not to mention for $13 each i might as well just get a higher end foundation that i know I'm gonna love and will be the right shade. So the first chance i got i went back to CVS and luckily they had my holy grail foundation in my shade.
Michele R.
Michele R.
Grand Ridge, FL
2 reviews
I love this product, it evens my skin out great and looks like I don't have makeup on.
Maria W.
Maria W.
Arlington, VA
10 reviews
The "one shade fits all" tagline seemed to be off when it comes to this foundation. Although it does somewhat blend, the color is a lot lighter than anticipated. It almost seems more like a lotion rather than foundation.
megan r.
megan r.
48 reviews
Ive been wanting to try this but scared it wont hide my freckles. iv heard good and bad about this
Lauren M.
Lauren M.
Port St Lucie, FL
33 reviews
Although it didn't match my pale tone (made is obvious I had a darker color on my skin - like a horrible spray tan) it did do what is says and it spread smoothly and evenly. But they should come out with a lighter color.
Jenalee E.
Jenalee E.
Laconia, NH
24 reviews
I am very fair in complexion. i bought this product in hopes it would stay on the lighter side.

it didn't. in fact it was a hot brown streaky ugly mess. plus it was super oily and smelled disgusting
Misty H.
Misty H.
Lexington, NC
27 reviews
I have always had trouble finding my perfect shade. I use this project and it finds my perfect shade for me.
Alexandra H.
Alexandra H.
Earlton, NY
69 reviews
Works more like a tinted moisturizer than a foundation. Has set amount of pigment in it so don't expect it to magically match your skin like they state. Good news is since the coverage is thin it will still blend in. Unless you only need the coverage of a tinted moisturizer look elsewhere.
KRISTINA C.
KRISTINA C.
6 reviews
I was exicted to try this product because I find it very difficult to find a foundation to match my skin tone. I have fair skin, but even the light product was noticeably darker on my skin. I ended up mixing this product with a facial moisturizer to thin it out so that it wasn't so noticeable on my face. Needless to say I do not plan on purchasing this again. I do not think it is worth the price when I have to mix it with another product just to make it work for my skin tone.
Katelynn O.
Katelynn O.
15 reviews
When I put on foundation I grab some moisturizer and mix it with my foundation. It takes time and can be messy sometimes. But with Almays smart shade it has moisturizer in it! so it makes my makeup application so much easier! Goes on smooth i love it!
Katie O.
Katie O.
New Canaan, CT
82 reviews
Does this actually work? like does the color match to your skin?
Dani R.
Dani R.
Lomita, CA
61 reviews
Whats your shade?
Ariel G.
Ariel G.
Sharon, MA
112 reviews
Is this any good? I am pale.
Ta'Kira L.
Ta'Kira L.
55 reviews
Do they have darker colors?
Kacee H.
Kacee H.
Goodyear, 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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