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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 59 reviews)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (38)
  • Smooth (35)
  • Lightweight (32)
  • Blends well (25)
  • Long lasting (25)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Everyday (25)
  • All skin types (21)
  • Sensitive skin (8)
  • Going out (7)
  • Travel (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (28), Classic style (11), Trendy style (8)

Reviewed by 59 customers

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5.0

Great for very dry skin in winter

By Alix Lola

from New York, NY

About Me Natural Style

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dry Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer:

    I have very dry sensitive skin, and I need extra hydration in the winter months. I tried this on a BOGO sale, and I'm very happy with it. It's creamy and sinks into my dry skin nicely, does not irritate it, and lasts all day, which is hard to find in drugstore primers. It works well for both liquid and powder foundations. I already got a second bottle!

     
    5.0

    Love the way it gives a glow to my aging skin and evens out

    By Barb

    from Oakdale, MN

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Lightweight
    • Natural Looking
    • Smooth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Everyday

      Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer:

      Use daily, smooth application. Does not add color.

       
      5.0

      Nice formula

      By Animals and fashion

      from Pa

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types

        Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer:

        Nice product and helps to not cause breakouts.

         
        1.0

        a no on this hard to apply product

        By Maridell

        from Sioux City Iowa

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • causes makeup coverage to deteriorate
          • Difficult to Apply

          Best Uses

            Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer:

            Nothing like my less expensive primer that glides on and leaves my skin feel wonderful. Putting foundation and cosmetics on top of this sticky primer is difficult and the finished results leaves me thinking of sticky fly paper... gross.

            (4 of 4 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.

            (3 of 4 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.

              (2 of 2 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.

                (2 of 3 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.

                  (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      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.

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