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Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer

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AlmaySmart Shade CC Luminous Primer
 
4.3

(based on 12 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (11)
  • Smooth (10)
  • Easy to apply (9)
  • Natural looking (8)
  • Blends well (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All skin types (8)
    • Everyday (6)
    • Going out (3)
    • Sensitive skin (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Natural style (6)
      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium (6), Fair (5)

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    4.0

    amazing

    By obsessed beauty

    from Austin, tx

    About Me Classic Style

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Lightweight
    • Luminous
    • Natural Looking
    • Smooth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Everyday
      • Going Out

      Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer:

      I have been using this for about 2 months and I am in love! I have tried other primers which I usually didn't like ( except upscale ones, usually drugstore). I do have yellow undertones and break out easily with cosmetics or cleansers, but this didn't change either one. My complexion looks so even and flawless with this under my foundation and when I don't wear it my makeup trends to look more dry and cakey. I don't have anything bad to say, makes my skin look luminous with or without foundation and didn't cause any breakouts.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      Love this stuff!

      By Keiz

      from Everett, Wa

      About Me Trendy Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types

        Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer:

        I love that it brightens my skin and doesn't look cakey.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        love it

        By Kellie

        from Toledo, OH

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Causes Breakouts

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Everyday
        • Going Out

        Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer:

        I use the cc primer before i put on my cc cream. i love that it spreads really smooth and you dont need a lot for each time you apply it. it also makes your cc cream spread further and more efficiently so you save on your cc cream. the only problems ive had with the primer is that it makes your face look a tad greasy at first but that clears up really fast and your skin looks luminous! it also causes breakouts if you dont wash your face at the end of the night.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        love it!!!

        By dio brando

        from durham,NC

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types

          Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer:

          I bought this product because i was in need of a CC cream and wanted to try something new. I usually used a matte primer instead of this but this product has given me the radiance i was always missing and it helps me stay moisturized all day!

           
          4.0

          has its downside :(

          By cq1382

          from Fresno, Ca

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Weird Odor

          Best Uses

            Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer:

            After reading the reviews, I decided to go out and give this a try. Normally I do not buy drug store products that are meant to be used on my face, as my skin is quite sensitive. I've been using it for about 2 weeks and it did surprise me! I wanted to find a primer that would take the place of my high end one but would still work effectively. It gave my skin a nice glow, lasted throughout the day, helped keep my t-zone from getting oily, and was just great overall. The past couple of days, I started noticing a really strong sulfur smell and before using this, I didn't have that problem. The gross smell is the only deal breaker otherwise I'd continue to use it. So, If you don't really mind the smell, I'd recommend it but if you don't, then it probably isn't the best option. I'm so bummed! :(

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            Best primer to date

            By TeGir79

            from Downey,CA

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Lightweight
            • Smooth

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types

              Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer:

              I was looking for a Guerlain replacement and happened upon this in Ulta.I already have the Almay liquid foundation that is white but changes to your skin color and figured "what the hey!" and bought it.Oh my gosh!The only difference between this and Guerlain is the smell. I swear my makeup goes on smoother and a few pumps of product covers alot of area. Also just wearing it alone seems to make me look awake when I'm feeling tired. I wish I had bought this years ago only because I wouldn't have been to ultrally conservative about its use since price wise it is so affordable to the former which is 10 x's its price.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              4.0

              Even if you have oily skin, try it.

              By PolkaDotCardi

              from Knoxville, TN

              About Me Natural Style

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Controls oil
              • Easy To Apply
              • Lightweight
              • Long Lasting
              • Natural Looking
              • Smooth

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types
                • Everyday
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer:

                I am really impressed with this primer. I was unaware that it would provide such wonderful oil control in my T-zone. I take one pump of this and mix it with a SPF 50 daily moisturizer (SPF 15 is not enough ladies and gents). I cover any blemishes, then I set it with Lorac Porecting Baked Powder. I am usually an oil slick by 10am, but I was pleasantly surprised with a glowy, natural finish, and very little oily shine!
                It is so light and really helps to keep my powder (which I use as a foundation) from feeling slimy or cakey. At times, my powder foundation can feel flat, but this comes through and provides a lovely natural finish.
                It does have an odd smell, but I think that's the physical sunscreen ingredients. I will say that I much prefer this to the Hourglass Mineral Veil primer. (And, it's a lot cheaper too!)

                In summary, if you have oily skin and have struggled with primers, or are looking for something to give you a dewy finish, but also control oil. Check this out!

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair
                 
                4.0

                Great, non-expensive foundation primer

                By Anne

                from San Rafael, CA

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Skin Types
                  • Everyday
                  • Sensitive Skin

                  Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer:

                  I use this under my powder everyday now, and I think that it goes on and stays on better. I have never tried an upscale primer, but I am loving this one!

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair
                   
                  4.0

                  FEELS SO GOOD!!

                  By tannie1958

                  from Chattanooga, TN

                  About Me Natural Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • All Skin Types

                    Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer:

                    I LOVE THE FEEL OF THIS PRODUCT...I PUT IT ON BEFORE MY FOUNDATION AND LET IT SINK IT...GOES ON AMAZING!

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Fair

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    My new favorite!

                    By Lynaea

                    from Florida

                    About Me Natural Style

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Apply
                    • Lightweight
                    • Smooth

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday

                      Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer:

                      I picked this up as soon as I saw it because I have been using the Almay CC cream (and the very similar Revlon version). This has mineral sunscreen so it has a slight white-pink cast but I used it as a primer under the Revlon CC cream as it is intended and it is amazing. The first day a coworker told me I was glowing and asked what I'd done different! It feels like a light moisturizer and leaves my skin feeling silky smooth but not slick like a silicone based primer. I think the pink cast helps even out skin tone and there's a very slight glowy shimmer that makes my skin look luminous without being glittery or shiny. I'm sold!!!

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Fair

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