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AlmaySmart Shade Perfect Correct Primer Clear
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Smart Shade Perfect Correct Primer Clear

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AlmaySmart Shade Perfect Correct Primer Clear
 
2.6

(based on 93 reviews)

36%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (62)
  • Lightweight (55)
  • Smooth (38)
  • Blends well (33)
  • Natural looking (29)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (39)
  • Poor coverage (17)
  • Irritates skin (13)
  • Doesn't stay on (11)
  • Causes breakouts (8)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (32)
  • All skin types (28)
  • Sensitive skin (18)
  • Going out (12)
  • Travel (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (51), Classic style (25), Trendy style (13)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (53), Medium (35)

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1.0

Ineffective and smells unpleasant

By teatime

from Los Angeles, CA

About Me Natural Style

Pros

  • Easy To Apply

Cons

  • Bad odor
  • Ineffective

Best Uses

    Comments about Almay Smart Shade Perfect Correct Primer Clear:

    My daily makeup routine for skin consists of primer, BB cream, and then concealer. The first time I tried this primer, I immediately noticed it had an unpleasant odor. It is reminiscent of either rotten eggs or what I would describe as the essence of a fart. I can't put my finger on it, but it is quite off-putting. When you pump the product, the green, lavender and clear gel mix together, but not completely into one color. (Don't worry, there is no strange color at all when you put it on your face.) You also need to work fast because the product dries quickly. As a primer, I don't think it works well because it feels sticky, even after most of it has absorbed into the skin. Moreover, it's equally ineffective for illuminating (lavender)/color correcting (green). I went one day without the primer and just put BB cream on directly. Since it looked exactly the same as when I use the primer + BB cream, I concluded that only my BB cream was working to reduce my red spots.

     
    4.0

    Stramge looking contents

    By Pidge

    from Overland Park, KS

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Everyday

      Comments about Almay Smart Shade Perfect Correct Primer Clear:

      I was hoping it would cover the light red veins on my face. It does a pretty good job but not as much coverage as I had hoped.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      It has a weird odor

      By Sassy

      from Colorado Springs, CO

      About Me Classic Style

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Lightweight
      • Natural Looking
      • Smooth

      Cons

      • Doesn't Stay On
      • Smells weird

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about Almay Smart Shade Perfect Correct Primer Clear:

      The product semi works but for me to notice a difference I have to put double the recommended amount on. There is a really weird smell that comes with it and I generally hold my breath when I'm putting it on. This product isnt terrible and it does even my skin tone, I just feel there are better products out there that work better and don't have a weird odor

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Why is this even still in stock

      By Jenn

      from CA

      About Me Natural Style

      Pros

      • Blends Well

      Cons

      • Doesn't Stay On
      • Ineffective
      • Smells

      Best Uses

        Comments about Almay Smart Shade Perfect Correct Primer Clear:

        I tried it once, returned it right away. The smell is TERRIBLE. When I smelled it I was confused about if it is supposed to smell that way and according to the other reviews many feel the same.
        Why is this stuff still available to buy?? Trust me, you can buy something much better for the same or similar price. Don't settle for this.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        HORRIBLE

        By amyleastanford

        from Beaumont, tx

        About Me Natural Style

        Pros

        • nothing

        Cons

        • Causes Breakouts
        • Clumpy
        • Difficult to Apply
        • Doesn't Stay On
        • everything
        • Heavy
        • Ineffective
        • Irritates Skin
        • Poor Coverage
        • Smells Really Horrible

        Best Uses

        • None

        Comments about Almay Smart Shade Perfect Correct Primer Clear:

        I would never ever recommend this product to anyone. I purchased this after running out of primer late in the night, and it was a horrible mistake. What is with the smell? It smells like rotten eggs, and it's so heavy on my skin. I am afraid to scratch my nose in fear that my make up will rub off. On another note, it has broken my face out really bad. So if you want to smell like old eggs and look like a 12 year old that just hit puberty, then use this product.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        This doesn't work at all!

        By Stephanie

        from San Diego, CA

        About Me Classic Style

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Causes Breakouts
        • Doesn't Stay On
        • Irritates Skin

        Best Uses

          Comments about Almay Smart Shade Perfect Correct Primer Clear:

          This primer is not good at all, it doesn't even feels like a primer, this not works, and it smells so bad, i wasted twelve dollars of nothing, and it did break me out everytime i used, this is not worth at all..

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          4.0

          Does what is says for $12.

          By A/J's Momma

          from Parker, CO

          About Me Natural Style

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types

          Comments about Almay Smart Shade Perfect Correct Primer Clear:

          I have red splotchy cheeks and have to wear foundation everyday. After reading reviews, I was very skeptical about his product. I applied it to my skin after taking a shower and nothing happened. However-a few minutes later after it absorbed into my skin I noticed that my skin tone was more even and less red. This does not mean that my skin was flawless and that I didn't use foundation, because I did after-but my foundation stayed put and the redness did not show through.

          Unfortunately, I think this product got bad reviews because of unrealistic expectations. I am satisfied with the results that I got because I saw an improvement.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          1.0

          Just threw out

          By steph

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Classic Style

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply

          Cons

          • Doesn't Stay On
          • Ineffective

          Best Uses

            Comments about Almay Smart Shade Perfect Correct Primer Clear:

            This just went into the garbage today. It smells like rotten urine and leaves my skin oily after an hour. I decided to try it again today and what a mistake my foundation looks terrible, splotchy and oily!

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            2.0

            Smells bad

            By Cp

            from Carlsbad, ca

            About Me Classic Style

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Lightweight
            • Smooth

            Cons

            • Ineffective
            • smells horrible

            Best Uses

              Comments about Almay Smart Shade Perfect Correct Primer Clear:

              Would have liked to try it for longer but it smells horrible like rotten eggs..makes me wonder what's in it? So I only used it twice, it's smooth and drys well didn't leave an oily feeling.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              2.0

              Not for oily skin

              By hmc271

              from Ann Arbor, MI

              About Me Natural Style

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Easy To Apply
              • Smooth

              Cons

              • Doesn't Stay On
              • Ineffective

              Best Uses

                Comments about Almay Smart Shade Perfect Correct Primer Clear:

                This could be a good primer for normal or dry skin but not great for my oily skin. It makes my skin feel soft, look dewy, and blends my makeup nicely but after 2 hours my skin looks very oily, shiny, and the foundation kinda floats on top. Yuck.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair

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