I have fond memories of Almay Smart Shade Makeup. In high school, I remember being a drugstore makeup junkie and would always try to find the best foundation products, since I had really bad acne. I remember being amazed at the smart shade technology that Almay offered, so naturally, I bought it. Years later, I don’t really remember what my first impressions were, so I was excited to get to try it again, thanks to Almay, who sent it to me!
almay smart shade™ makeup makes it easy to find “the one” with just three skintone-adjusting shades to choose from, not hundreds! it adjusts to the natural tones and nuances of your skin with breakthrough new almay tonemimic™ shade-sensing bead technology which intuitively transforms to your skintone for all day natural looking coverage in your perfect shade.
I’ve been wearing this as the perfect light foundation for my light “no makeup makeup” looks, like the above picture. I like to apply it with my fingers, as the rubbing sensation is what makes the white liquid turn skin-toned. It has a pretty light coverage, so since I have acne I need to use concealer on top. I love that it has SPF 15 for days where I forget to apply a sun screen. I was mostly impressed with the staying power of this baby. I wore it for a good 10 hours one day (and it’s HOT in L.A.), with minimal oiliness around the nose. That was with a primer, but nonetheless, I’m happy! I think the light shade is pretty much a perfect shade for my skin, as you can see it blends really well. The only bummer is that smart shade is only available in 3 colors, so it doesn’t cater to every woman out there.
The Almay Smart Shade Makeup is a cheap trick at only $10.99…try it out!
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