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AlmaySmart Shade CC Cream Complexion Corrector
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Smart Shade CC Cream Complexion Corrector

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Item #: 2261081

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AlmaySmart Shade CC Cream Complexion Corrector
 
3.5

(based on 80 reviews)

70%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (58)
  • Easy to apply (52)
  • Natural looking (46)
  • Smooth (41)
  • Blends well (38)

Cons

  • Poor coverage (15)
  • Doesn't stay on (12)
  • Causes breakouts (6)
  • Doesn't work (6)
  • Heavy (5)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (42)
  • Sensitive skin (19)
  • Travel (13)
  • All skin types (12)
  • Going out (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (33), Natural style (29), Trendy style (6), Survivalist / minimalist (5), Beauty conscious (3)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (37), Medium (32)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (7)

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4.0

Best CC Cream I have used

By Fancy Nancy

from Santa Rosa, CA

About Me Classic Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Going Out

    Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Cream Complexion Corrector:

    I have combination skin and have been looking for a light coverage that blurs the imperfections and evens out my skin tone. I have tried CC creams that cost upwards of $35 and would pick this one over those any day. Applied with a foundation brush in a downward motion and then blended with a sponge has helped me eliminate a primer and daily moisturizer. I am in love with this product and have purchased for my 60 year old mother as well.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    4.0

    Love this

    By JtheDogLover

    from CA

    Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Cream Complexion Corrector:

    This is a great CC cream. Right now I have the light/medium, which is slightly too dark, but I can't find the light version. I really like this. It covers my skin really well, especially my dark spots, and looks very natural. It does tend too look slightly flakey on my dry skin, but that's not unexpected. Great for every day wear!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Not sure...

    By Kim_in_PCB

    from Panama City Beach

    About Me Natural Style

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Natural Looking

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Cream Complexion Corrector:

      I do not wear makeup (last time I wore makeup was 4/24/10 at my wedding!) as I break out WAY to easily & I'm lazy so I thought lets try this 1-step BB/CC stuff that is sweeping the market.
      It covers my freckled Casper white skin pretty decent, easy to apply with my fingers, doesn't need reapplying, easy to wash off, doesn't leave anything behind on the pillow as I am not a at night face washer...again with the lazy thing and never wearing makeup.
      The ONLY thing I would complain about is how 'sticky' it feels when I am in the sun/heat (I live in FL) it feels heavy but once in the AC or out of the sun I do not feel anything on my skin.
      In the end this product is very sheer, lightweight(ish) and great when not in 100% humidity!

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      2.0

      Too greasy

      By Lilly

      from Brandon, FL

      About Me Natural Style

      Pros

      • Good Pigmentation
      • Price

      Cons

      • Doesn't Stay On
      • Greasy
      • Heavy
      • Poor Coverage

      Best Uses

        Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Cream Complexion Corrector:

        I decided to try a CC cream because I wanted something lightweight, but this isn't the sheer coverage I was looking for. It feels very heavy and greasy. 20 min after applying it melts right off! Even after setting with powder!

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        3.0

        Nothing "instant" about this product

        By CKL

        from Lovettsville, VA

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Lightweight
        • Noncomedogenic
        • Smooth

        Cons

        • Poor Coverage

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Everyday
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Cream Complexion Corrector:

        I have only used the product for about 2 weeks. I will allow more time before I make a final judgement about the effectiveness of the CC cream. My main reason for purchasing it was for the SPF 35.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        1.0

        awful

        By HN

        from Charlotte, NC

        About Me Classic Style

        Pros

          Cons

          • Causes Breakouts
          • Doesn't Stay On
          • Ineffective
          • Irritates Skin
          • OILY
          • Poor Coverage

          Best Uses

            Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Cream Complexion Corrector:

            This product is a waste of money. Provides no coverage, causes oiliness and breakouts - better off wearing nothing.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            The perfect product for low-maint beauty

            By Glen

            from Seattle, WA

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday
              • Going Out
              • Sensitive Skin
              • Travel

              Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Cream Complexion Corrector:

              This is the first time I've ever used any kind of face product (I am usually a mascara and eyeliner-only girl) and while I still don't use it everyday, I love that it provides a little color balance, blemish correction, and SPF when I do want to smooth out my complexion. Apply like face lotion and you are good to go. I just found a new addition to my very minimal make-up collection! And am OK with it! :)

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              3.0

              Good Color

              By Maxa

              from Michigan

              About Me Classic Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Easy To Apply
              • Easy To Take-off
              • Good Pigmentation
              • Natural Looking
              • Sensitive skin

              Cons

              • Doesn't Stay On
              • Heavy
              • Not Breathable
              • Sweated Through It

              Best Uses

              • Cooler Weather

              Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Cream Complexion Corrector:

              This product has a decent ingredient list which is important to me since I have very sensitive skin. However, the cream was still a bit too heavy and not very breathable. In the summer months (80F) I sweated right through it in minutes. It does blend well and have a great natural look but I only recommend it for cooler weather.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              4.0

              Nice and light

              By Trina

              from Tucson, AZ

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Cream Complexion Corrector:

                I like that this is nice and light and helps with the fine lines that seem to be popping up these days. It gives a nice smooth coverage before I apply my usual makeup routine.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair
                 
                3.0

                Not loving it

                By Allaboutease

                from San Diego, CA

                About Me Classic Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Take-off
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Ineffective
                • Poor Coverage

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Cream Complexion Corrector:

                  I found this product to leave my skin very greasy looking. It didn't afford me any coverage at all.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair

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