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Almay Smart Shade Skintone Matching Makeup

Almay

Smart Shade Skintone Matching Makeup

1.0 oz Item 2268073

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Almay Smart Shade Skintone Matching Makeup Transforms from white to just right, instantly. Take the guesswork out of finding your perfect shade! Featuring the latest in exclusive Almay Tonemimic shade-sensing bead technology.

Key Benefits:
  • Instantly transforms from white to your perfect shade when blended into skin
  • Natural-looking, streak-free color

Shades:
  • My Best Light 100 (Formerly Light 100)
  • Light Medium, Mine 200 (Formerly Light/Medium 200)
  • Straight Up Medium 300 (Formerly Medium 300)
  • NEW! Medium Meets Deep 400
  • NEW! Deep Like Me 500
  • NEW! Make Mine Dark 600
Squeeze onto fingertips or applicator. Dot all over face and blend until desired coverage.
Aqua (Water) Eau), Dimethicone, Isododecane, Trisiloxane, Titanium Dioxide, Butylene Glycol, PEG/PPG-19/19 Dimethicone, C13-16 Isoparaffin, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Zinc Oxide, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Nylon-12, Sodium Chloride, Phenyl Trimethicone, Alumina, Glycerin, Melanin, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Oligopeptide-24, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Saccharomyces Magnesium Ferment, Saccharomyces Potassium Ferment, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Macrocystis Pyrifera Extract, Nereocystis Leutkeana Extract, Laminaria Japonica Extract, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Seed Extract, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Sodium Hyaluronate, Palmitoyl Hydroxypropyltrimonium Amylopectin/Glycerin Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Pentylene Glycol, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Dimethicone/Bis-Isobutyl PPG-20 Crosspolymer, Galactoarabinan, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Boron Nitride, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Polyisobutene, C10-13 Isoparaffin, Methicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Tribehenin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Propylene Carbonate, Silica, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Maltodextrin, Sucrose Dilaurate, Acrylonitrile/Methacrylonitrile/Methyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Caprylyl Glycol, 1, 2-Hexanediol. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499).

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AlmaySmart Shade Skin Tone Matching Makeup
 
3.7

(based on 76 reviews)

65%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (50)
  • Easy to apply (46)
  • Goes on smoothly (46)
  • Blends well (45)
  • Good pigmentation (28)

Cons

  • Poor coverage (10)
  • Heavy (7)
  • Pricey / poor value (6)
  • Difficult to apply (4)
  • Causes breakouts (3)

Best Uses

  • Light to medium coverage (46)
  • Normal skin (19)
  • Dry skin (14)
  • Sensitive skin (14)
  • Mature skin (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (39), Brand buyer (22)

Reviewed by 76 customers

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4.0

Nice natural finish

By Lark

from Michigan

About Me Brand Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Doesn't capture yellow undertones

Best Uses

  • Light To Medium Coverage

Comments about Almay Smart Shade Skin Tone Matching Makeup:

I had heard about this product for years, but avoided it because it seemed gimmicky. A makeup cant know your skin tone. I had a sample though and tried it out and I really like it. It's like a BB cream + a little extra.

It gives the illusion of matching, and it works almost perfectly for me, aside from being just a little too cool toned. I used a beauty blender the first time and it was thick and pasty and took forever to change from white to "matching." Used my fingers the next time and it blended perfectly and "matched" almost right away.

I don't know if my sample is the old or new formula—it came with an Almay mascara.

 
4.0

Good product !

By Mommy

from Fresno

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Good Pigmentation
  • Long-Lasting
  • Matte Finish

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
  • Dry Skin
  • Light To Medium Coverage
  • Mature Skin
  • Normal Skin
  • Sensitive Skin

Comments about Almay Smart Shade Skin Tone Matching Makeup:

I wish this product was a little less thick other than that I love this I always get compliments when wearing this product !

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

The "New Formula" Smart Shade is Really Horrible

By Extremely Disappointed

from Texas

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Burns your skin
    • Heavy
    • Looks like Clown foundation
    • Smells Bad

    Best Uses

    • Garbage can filler

    Comments about Almay Smart Shade Skin Tone Matching Makeup:

    Before they changed the formula for Smart Shade I loved it and had been using it for years. I'm not sure why they would change something that worked beautifully, but the new forumla is not usable. I purchased several tubes from different stores thinking I may have just gotten a bad tube. I even waited several months and tried it again to see if they had fixed the problem. But every tube was exactly the same... horrible. They product is now worthless. It goes on white like clown make up and stays white. It sits like a gloppy layer and burns your skin and eyes. It also has a foul odor. I don't think it would be possible to make a worse foundation than this.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    hate the NEW Smart Shade™ Skintone Matching foundation

    By Kat

    from Mpls., MN

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Difficult To Apply
      • Heavy
      • Poor Coverage
      • Pricey / Poor Value

      Best Uses

        Comments about Almay Smart Shade Skin Tone Matching Makeup:

        I have adored this product (NEW & IMPROVED Smart Shade™Skintone Matching Makeup) for at least 8 years. As I aged, I once tried the skin-matching foundation for older people and hated how thick it was, how hard to spread. By the time I went back to my former favorite it was changed to the "new and improved" formula and it's just as thick and awful as the age-defying product. Now I have to change to a new company and new product. I wish they'd just left it alone!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Not a fan

        By Jessica G

        from Columbus, OH

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Difficult To Apply
        • Poor shade range

        Best Uses

        • Light To Medium Coverage

        Comments about Almay Smart Shade Skin Tone Matching Makeup:

        I have very fair skin and have a hard time finding foundations that match me. I'd heard good things about this product and the promise of it being "tone matching" was appealing to me. I had high hopes and was very disappointed. It's difficult to apply with anything other than your fingers because you need to mix the pigment. I tried with a beauty blender the first time and thought this product was just straight white - it didn't mix at all. Once I figured out how to apply it correctly, the lightest shade (there's only 3 shades and they're all meant for fair-skinned people, which is also disappointing to see in 2017) was too dark for my skintone and VERY orange. As far as I can tell, the claim of "tone matching" is a complete lie. Never going to buy almay again.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I've been using this product for years

        By Arlene

        from Owensboro

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Good Pigmentation
        • Lightweight
        • Long-Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Dry Skin
          • Full Coverage
          • Light To Medium Coverage

          Comments about Almay Smart Shade Skin Tone Matching Makeup:

          Love everything about this product

           
          5.0

          I would buy this again, but not at Ulta

          By momcat

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Good Pigmentation
          • Matte Finish

          Cons

          • Heavy
          • Pricey / Poor Value

          Best Uses

          • Dry Skin
          • Light To Medium Coverage
          • Mature Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Almay Smart Shade Skin Tone Matching Makeup:

          My dermatologist recommended Almay years ago, and I have used it ever since. Lately, it is becoming more expensive to use. I do like it has SPF coverage, and it blends skin tone well. However, I will not buy it at Ulta again. When I got home and opened the tube, someone else had already used it. There were three tubes in the store, and the other two had been opened an were stained with makeup. I don't know why Ulta doesn't sell these products in tamper proof packaging like many other stores do. Ulta also does not carry the full line of Almay, and is costlier than stores. I retured the tube for a refund.

           
          2.0

          I would not buy this product again.

          By Ally

          from Jackson, Mi

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Difficult To Apply
            • Poor Coverage

            Best Uses

            • Light To Medium Coverage

            Comments about Almay Smart Shade Skin Tone Matching Makeup:

            Not a very good product to use if you have textured skin.

             
            5.0

            Love

            By mendocinodreamin

            from Auburn, CA

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Light To Medium Coverage
              • Normal Skin

              Comments about Almay Smart Shade Skin Tone Matching Makeup:

              I really like this product. I have very fair skin, so it's difficult to find a product that doesn't turn orange on me. This goes on white and turns to your shade of skin. Love it so far.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Separates; had to return

              By CJfromGA

              from Canton, GA

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Heavy
                • Too Greasy

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Almay Smart Shade Skin Tone Matching Makeup:

                  I initially liked the way it went on but after only a few weeks the product separated and all that was coming out was oil. Being in a tube there was no way to "mix" it (I tried) so had to return it.

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