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Smart Shade Balance Pressed Powder

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AlmaySmart Shade Balance Pressed Powder
 
4.0

(based on 55 reviews)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (41)
  • Lightweight (39)
  • Blends well (38)
  • Controls shine (36)
  • Covers well (32)

Cons

  • Unnatural color (8)
  • Settles in creases (6)
  • Poor coverage (5)

Best Uses

  • Sensitive skin (21)
  • All skin types (17)
  • Normal skin (17)
  • Oily skin (16)
  • Acne prone skin (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (33), Brand buyer (16)

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5.0

Almay Smart Shade Pressed Powder

By Sandangel70

from Las Vegas, NV.

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Controls Shine
  • Covers Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Lightweight
  • Silky Finish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne Prone Skin
    • Normal Skin
    • Oily Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Almay Smart Shade Balance Pressed Powder:

    I love this powder and product line because I have sensitive skin and acne prone. It covers and looks natural whether your actual skin color or a bit darker. It comes with a little brush and I like that instead of the pad because it actually works. You can put on a little or press into scars or wrinkles.

     
    4.0

    like it!

    By candy

    from ca

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Covers Well
    • Doesn't Settle In Creases
    • Easy To Apply
    • Lightweight
    • Silky Finish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne Prone Skin
      • Oily Skin

      Comments about Almay Smart Shade Balance Pressed Powder:

      Its my favorite powder yet because my skin breaks out easily and its very light and yellow so this does it! I get the light color and I love it! Its just that it doesnt control shine at all for me.. if it did id give it 5 stars! And I would scream of happines! Hahah because everything else is perfect about it!

       
      4.0

      LOVE IT!!!!!!

      By ally

      from Crosspointe VA

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Controls Shine
      • Covers Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Lightweight
      • Long-Lasting

      Cons

      • Dont Like The Brush

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types

      Comments about Almay Smart Shade Balance Pressed Powder:

      I love this product but i do not like the brush it came with. I use a kabuki brush to apply the powder instead of the one that it came with because it is very small and a kabuki brush works way better.

      (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Will not buy again!

      By Angie

      from Trenton, OH

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply

      Cons

      • Messy

      Best Uses

        Comments about Almay Smart Shade Balance Pressed Powder:

        How it is applied and with what should be written on the package.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love It!

        By Dva

        from Lake In The Hills, IL

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Controls Shine
        • Covers Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types

          Comments about Almay Smart Shade Balance Pressed Powder:

          Love that this is all I need. I don't like using heavy liquid foundations.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Love It!

          By JC

          from Alabama

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Controls Shine
          • Covers Well
          • Lightweight
          • Long-Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne Prone Skin
            • All Skin Types
            • Normal Skin

            Comments about Almay Smart Shade Balance Pressed Powder:

            I love this powder I have been using it for over a year now. I have tried so many powders both high end and drug store brand and this one has been my favorite so far. I have combination skin and this powder does the perfect job of covering my minor acne and evening out my skin tone. What I love most is that it is super light on my skin and last all day. I also use just the white part of the powder as a highlighter under my eyes to get rid of any dark circles

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Pore enhancer. Makes you look old!

            By Kate

            from Rochester, NY

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Messy
              • Unnatural Color

              Best Uses

              • Normal Skin

              Comments about Almay Smart Shade Balance Pressed Powder:

              This powder will enhance every pore and wrinkle on your case with a fine white unnatural looking dust. Don't get this.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Amazing Almay

              By Kathy

              from TX

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Controls Shine
              • Covers Well
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types

                Comments about Almay Smart Shade Balance Pressed Powder:

                Love! Love! Love!
                The only thing I would recommend is using a powder brush to apply this.

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                My Go-To Finishing Powder

                By Sunshine

                from Salt Lake City, UT

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Controls Shine
                • Covers Well
                • Easy To Apply
                • Lightweight
                • Long-Lasting

                Cons

                • Settles In Creases

                Best Uses

                • Acne Prone Skin
                • Dry Skin
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Almay Smart Shade Balance Pressed Powder:

                I use this product to set my BB cream. I have acne-prone, sensitive, dry skin, that is EXTREMELY fair. It sets my makeup all day, has never given me issues as far as sensitivity, and is the perfect color when swirled together. I have the lightest shade. I guess the only issue I would have is that it can look cakey if I haven't moisturized well enough beforehand, but that can really be said about any powder. It's awesome, my go-to even compared to high-end brands.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Really good powder

                By RTS

                from Lexington KY

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Controls Shine
                • Easy To Apply
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Sensitive Skin

                  Comments about Almay Smart Shade Balance Pressed Powder:

                  This is really good for me because I have roseaca. My doctor had suggested this brand so I know it's trustworthy. I've never been let down by anything in the Almay line.

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