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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
 
3.9

(based on 45 reviews)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (31)
  • Smooth (28)
  • Lightweight (27)
  • Blends well (19)
  • Long lasting (19)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (5)
  • Causes breakouts (4)
  • Heavy (4)
  • Poor coverage (4)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (20)
  • All skin types (17)
  • Sensitive skin (7)
  • Going out (5)
  • Travel (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (19), Classic style (10), Trendy style (8)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (22), Medium (17)

Reviewed by 45 customers

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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
               
              5.0

              light weight

              By fancy pants

              from coon rapids ,mn

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types

                Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer:

                This product once applied made my skin feel silky smooth and when applied over with my moisturizer, my face looks healthier and awake.
                My make up seems smoother when applied with no heavy feeling and lasts all day.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                1.0

                I did not like at all, looks all white and pasty!

                By Mic

                from Mo

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply

                Cons

                • Causes Breakouts
                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • face looks all pasty
                • Travel

                Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer:

                I used under make up tried alone but was gross pasty white

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                5.0

                Great prpduct at great price!

                By Just a mom

                from Clayton,CA

                About Me Classic Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Easy To Apply
                • Easy To Take-off
                • Lightweight
                • Long Lasting
                • Noncomedogenic

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday

                  Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer:

                  Tried this product over a year ago and have stick with it ever since. Soaks in quickly, keeps my foundation true all day. Now my teenage daughter likes it!

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Love this primer!

                  By Nan

                  from coastal Georgia

                  About Me Classic Style

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long Lasting
                  • Noncomedogenic
                  • Smooth

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • All Skin Types
                    • Everyday
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer:

                    I read about this primer and after I tried it I bought three more bottles, just in case it is discontinued. I had a chemical peel a couple of months ago and my skin looks good, without dark spots, freckles, blackheads, or visible pores. This Almay primer over a stronger sunscreen is all I need for everyday, if I add just a dab of concealer under my eyes. It leaves my skin looking smooth, evenly colored, and it is very comfortable. I think when the weather is colder I may need a richer moisturizer underneath, but right now this CC primer over a lightweight sunblock is perfect. It does make me glow without shimmer!

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Fair
                     
                    5.0

                    Prime Example! No pun intended

                    By allyf89

                    from Phoenix, AZ

                    About Me Natural Style

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Apply
                    • Easy To Take-off
                    • Good Pigmentation
                    • Lightweight
                    • Long Lasting
                    • Natural Looking
                    • Smooth

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer:

                        This primer is amazing! It is lightweight, glides on nicely, and stays on all day long, with no oily residue or finish. It keeps my skin looking smooth, matte, and clear. For the last 2 weeks I have been using this alongside Almay's powder, my skin looks even, acne-free, and glowing. Definitely recommended!

                        • Skin Tone:
                        • Fair

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