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Almay Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer

Almay

Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer

Item #: 2268097 Size: 1.0 oz

Almay's Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer smoothes skin while evening out skin tone with color correcting pigments that neutralize redness and uneven color, while giving off a hint of shimmer. Wear alone or under foundation.

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AlmaySmart Shade CC Luminous Primer
 
3.8

(based on 55 reviews)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (35)
  • Smooth (32)
  • Lightweight (29)
  • Long lasting (23)
  • Blends well (22)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (7)
  • Causes breakouts (6)
  • Poor coverage (5)
  • Heavy (4)
  • Irritates skin (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (24)
  • All skin types (19)
  • Going out (7)
  • Sensitive skin (7)
  • Travel (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (24), Classic style (11), Trendy style (8)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (25), Medium (20)

Reviewed by 55 customers

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

my go-to primer

By Cathy

from San Diego, ca

Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer:

I'm on my third bottle of this primer, and there are very few cosmetic products that I've ever purchased more than once. This primer is thick and creamy and spreads over the skin easily leaving a subtle glowiness. I am in my 50s and I noticed one younger reviewer said older people gave this product more positive reviews. I didn't see many positive reviewers even mentioning their age, but maybe she had a point. It does work nicely on mature and drier skin.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I love this product

By LCB

from Atlanta, GA

About Me Natural Style

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Good Pigmentation
  • Long Lasting
  • Natural Looking
  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Going Out
    • Travel

    Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer:

    I use this every day under my foundation or without makeup. I am 52 and my skin has gotten drier with age. I used to stay away from thicker creams as I had the oily T zone but now I need the creams rather than lotions. As with any cream it needs time to fully absorb before applying make up so I usually put it on at least a few minutes prior to putting on my make up. It absorbs nicely for me. Some mornings I have been in a rush and have not used it. The difference is very noticeable. My makeup seems dull and dry and I look more sallow and tired even if I am not. I use this and my skin looks brighter and more healthy. I have the uneven skin that is fair with red patches on the cheeks. I have tried the much more expensive brands and this beats all of those in my opinion. I do think that if your skin tends to be more oily you should probably stay away from this and I would have in my younger days definitely as everything that was even slightly oily made my skin feel nasty and oily all day. I wear only a light layer of foundation so this helps with the redness so I don't have to apply a thicker coating of foundation as I don't really like wearing make up in the first place. I don't wear make up at all most weekends and put this on after my normal lotion and it is great. I highly recommend it.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    So pretty!

    By Jessica

    from Placentia, CA

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Easy To Take-off
    • Good Pigmentation
    • Long Lasting
    • Smooth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Everyday
      • Going Out

      Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer:

      I mix this with my Millani conceal foundation and it looks great! Their foundation is kind of dark for me, but with this mixed in it goes from a very Matte finish to a slightly "dewy" finish. I use this daily for a soft glow.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Product!

      By Amanda

      from Alabama

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Easy To Take-off
      • Good Pigmentation
      • Lightweight
      • Long Lasting
      • Natural Looking
      • Noncomedogenic
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

        Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer:

        I used to have breakouts all the time when I used Bare Minerals. Once I started using this product along with other Almay products my break out stoped. Love this stuff, doesn't clog pores and provides protection from the sun.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        1.0

        Terrible

        By Taylor

        from Chattanooga

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Ineffective
          • Poor Coverage
          • Turns skin completely white

          Best Uses

            Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer:

            Made me even more pale than I already was. Terrible product

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            1.0

            incredibly Greasy

            By Angela

            from Charleston, SC

            Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer:

            This primer feels thick and greasy and it never absorbs into the skin. It does NOT prolong the west of makeup at all and it made me look even more oily. It also made my skin break out like crazy. Don't waste your money on this.

            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Wish I hadn't purchased

            By Angie

            from Charleston, SC

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Causes Breakouts
              • Ineffective
              • Irritates Skin

              Best Uses

                Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer:

                This product feels and looks disgustingly greasy and just sits on top of the skin. It also does not make makeup last any longer and it caused my skin (that isn't even that sensitive) to break out. There really isn't anything good about this product.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Never again

                By Bri

                from Utah

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Causes Breakouts
                  • Irritates Skin

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer:

                    I recently got this And after the second use now I have little bumps on my chin and it goes on white pinksh color makes your makeup look white and it doesn't blend

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Medium
                     
                    5.0

                    Perfect for oily skin

                    By Kay

                    from Albuquerque, NM

                    About Me Natural Style

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Apply
                    • Easy To Take-off
                    • Lightweight
                    • Long Lasting
                    • Smooth

                    Cons

                    • Liberally apply

                    Best Uses

                    • All Skin Types
                    • Everyday

                    Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer:

                    I use this product as a base on my face before applying foundation. I have oily skin and it's worked really well with my skin. Another plus is it has SPF.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Medium
                     
                    5.0

                    I would buy this product again.

                    By Claybabe

                    from Bristol, CT

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • luminous. Wear alone or with makeup

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer:

                        I use this product alone sometimes or a base for my foundation

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