Almay Smart Shade Skintone Matching™ Makeup
6 varieties available

Almay Smart Shade Skintone Matching™ Makeup


3.1 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars18%
  • 4 Stars21%
  • 3 Stars27%
  • 2 Stars23%
  • 1 Star12%


  • 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

Almay’s exclusive ToneMimic™ shade-sensing beads are activated by pressure upon application. So, as the makeup is thoroughly blended into skin, it intuitively transforms to your skin tone for all day, natural looking color in your perfect shade.

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Almay Smart Shade Skintone Matching™ Makeup
Almay Smart Shade Skintone Matching™ Makeup
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Kara D.
129 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Light more...
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 :)
Hayley S.
85 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Purchased at: Walgreens
Review for: Smart Balance 200 more...
When I first saw this foundation I was a bit skeptical but I decided to purchase it because I struggle to find a shade that's fits my skin color. The first week using it I was amazed. It actually matched to my skin color and covered my imperfections. Bit after awhile it started to turn my skin orange. I later found out it wasn't the foundations fault but my sponge. It had makeup on it and the foundation was matching to that instead of my skin. Long story short, be sure to use a clean sponge when applying this.
Tammy M.
Austin, TX
70 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is my all time favorite! It provides amazing coverage and transformers into a perfect match. Though it is a bit fuller coverage, so it the summer it can be a bit heavy.
Kimberly S.
Ojai, CA
82 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Light more...
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.
Kasie D.
Collingswood, NJ
36 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Smart Balance 200 more...
I don’t wear a lot of foundation. I happened to stumble upon this and decided to try it. It’s light coverage which I love (I don’t want to cover up my freckles) but it evens out my skin tone. It’s hard for me to find a more dewy foundation but I am so happy I found this. I will definitely purchase again and recommend to anyone who prefers a more natural look.
Sydney S.
Bentonville, AR
103 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
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
Jessica w.
Mineral Ridge
68 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Purchased at: Walmart
Uuuhm... well, I like the sheer coverage especially during summer, the shade can look yellow/orangey at times, but is comfortable with some tinted setting powder
Monique N.
Gorham, ME
121 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
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!
Bryn N.
98 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
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.
Marina R.
128 reviews
Review for: Smart Balance 200 more...
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!
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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