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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 50 reviews)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (32)
  • Smooth (29)
  • Lightweight (28)
  • Long lasting (20)
  • Blends well (19)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Everyday (21)
  • All skin types (18)
  • Sensitive skin (7)
  • Going out (5)
  • Travel (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (21), Classic style (10), Trendy style (8)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (22), Medium (19)

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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.

 
2.0

Wish I hadn't purchased

By Angie

from Charleston, SC

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Causes Breakouts
    • Ineffective
    • Irritates Skin

    Best Uses

      Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer:

      This product feels and looks disgustingly greasy and just sits on top of the skin. It also does not make makeup last any longer and it caused my skin (that isn't even that sensitive) to break out. There really isn't anything good about this product.

       
      2.0

      Never again

      By Bri

      from Utah

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Causes Breakouts
        • Irritates Skin

        Best Uses

          Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer:

          I recently got this And after the second use now I have little bumps on my chin and it goes on white pinksh color makes your makeup look white and it doesn't blend

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          Perfect for oily skin

          By Kay

          from Albuquerque, NM

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Easy To Take-off
          • Lightweight
          • Long Lasting
          • Smooth

          Cons

          • Liberally apply

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Everyday

          Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer:

          I use this product as a base on my face before applying foundation. I have oily skin and it's worked really well with my skin. Another plus is it has SPF.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          I would buy this product again.

          By Claybabe

          from Bristol, CT

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • luminous. Wear alone or with makeup

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer:

              I use this product alone sometimes or a base for my foundation

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              Perfect for spring/summer!

              By Megan the sparkler

              from Morgantown, WV

              About Me Trendy Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Long Lasting
              • Natural Looking
              • Smooth

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday

                Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer:

                This luminous primer is perfect for the warmer months coming up. It makes my skin dewy but not oily looking. The only negative I would say is that it is slightly thick/lotion like. As opposed to thin and slippery. But I still love it and I'd buy it again!

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair
                 
                5.0

                Awesome stuff

                By Stargazer

                from Minnesota

                About Me Trendy Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Skin Types

                  Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer:

                  I have a couple of imperfections and this product covers them well under my foundation. I love the added subtle sheen to my skin too

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium
                   
                  4.0

                  I love this product and price point.

                  By Jessa p

                  from El sobrante, ca

                  About Me Natural Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • All Skin Types

                    Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer:

                    It helps with discoloration and helps my makeup to stay on all day.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Fair
                     
                    2.0

                    Not the best...

                    By Starburst

                    from Nampa, ID

                    About Me Natural Style

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Apply
                    • Lightweight
                    • Smooth

                    Cons

                    • Ineffective
                    • Poor Coverage

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer:

                      I ran out of my previous primer and decided to try something new. This primer is more of a lotion like consistency so it is "hydrating" and it is still pretty smooth but not smooth enough or thick enough that it actually covers things like fine lines or that it prevents creasing. It did do a pretty decent job at color correcting, but that's about all it did for me. I won't purchase again because it's not worth that much to me, it didn't make my makeup last any longer than it would without primer and it didn't do anything to prevent creasing. It also didn't last very long.

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Fair

                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Absolutely Awful

                      By Kayla

                      from Lake Orion, MI

                      About Me Trendy Style

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Heavy
                        • Ineffective
                        • Poor Coverage

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer:

                          This product is one of the worst primers I've ever tried, and I'm not surprised most of these more positive reviews are from older people. My regular primer wasn't in stock so I decided to go for this one, I immediately noticed a negative when I was forced to use double the amount of foundation to get my normal coverage result, this primer also settled into my pores and magnified them a ridiculous amount. On top of that, it feels extremely heavy. Almay is an overall brand I would recommend to stay away from. A GREAT alternative is the L'Oreal Paris magic lumi light infusing primer.

                          • Skin Tone:
                          • Medium

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