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Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer

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AlmaySmart Shade CC Luminous Primer
 
4.0

(based on 29 reviews)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (19)
  • Lightweight (18)
  • Smooth (17)
  • Blends well (12)
  • Natural looking (12)

Cons

  • Causes breakouts (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (14)
  • All skin types (11)
  • Sensitive skin (6)
  • Going out (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (12), Classic style (5), Trendy style (5)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (12), Medium (12)

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2.0

Broke me out

By Aliza

from Minneapolis. MN

About Me Trendy Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Brightening
  • Easy To Apply
  • Good Pigmentation

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Everyday
  • Going Out
  • Under makeup

Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer:

I used this primer after applying my skin care in the morning. I tired using my fingers, beauty blender, and a dense fluffy foundation brush. All times it applied just fine and looked nice on the skin. It felt kinda oily on the skin, but I am combo dry and oily so I didn't mind too much. I applied my Urban Decay Naked Foundation on top of it and it just disappeared. When I used a brush to apply the foundation it went on patchy and the primer slid all over the place. Using the beauty blender I was a little more successful but the brightness gets diminished a lot even under a light/medium coverage foundation. It says it's a primer so I did it under my foundation but I suppose you could stipple it over foundation. I only used this product 3 days because it made my makeup separate on my face and it made me break out in little white bumps.

Pretty color and concept but unfortunately very poor formulation.

  • Skin Tone:
  • Fair
 
1.0

Not for anyone with color or tan

By KaySanaY

from Illinois

About Me Natural Style

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply

Cons

  • Ineffective
  • Whitens Skin

Best Uses

    Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer:

    My skin tone is not medium, it's light, but there is no light option (fix that Ulta). I wear Alaska in Nars tinted moisturizer and Nude in Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer, for comparison. I am biracial, black and white, so naturally always a little tan looking. Anyhow, I was excited to try this primer. I use a 'color-correcting' primer from Sally's Beauty Supply that I got on clearance, and I love it, but I'm almost out. Too bad the brand name was only on the box and not the tube itself. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! So I'm in search for another primer that looks good without makeup over. This is NOT the primer. I put this on and looked ghostly. I mean, it washed out all the color in my skin and looked almost exactly like it does in the bottle, good thing I was planning to put makeup over it. I returned this after one use. I would not recommend this primer for anyone. I think it would even whiten up the fairest of skin. I cam home with Tarte tinted primer and Palladio clear primer, hoping to have better results with these. Fingers crossed.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    New favorite primer

    By jbamb

    from Colorado Springs

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer:

      I have very sensitive, acne prone skin but don't like to spend 30+ dollars on prestige brand primers. After finishing the last of my Napoleon Perdis foundation and benefit primer, I decided to pair this primer with the Almay blemish heal
      Foundation, since my skin was breaking out. For the price you pay, you get an amazing product. I have never been more impressed with a mass brand primer

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love it!

      By LexTC

      from Washington, DC

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Long Lasting
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Everyday

        Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer:

        Didn't expect to love this, but I do! Even more than the expensive high end brands I've bought in the past.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Hide red tones and marks

        By Local Shopper

        from Columbia, SC

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday
          • Sensitive Skin
          • Travel

          Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer:

          This product works

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          4.0

          Great primer

          By Beauty Babe

          from Buffalo, NY

          Verified Reviewer

          Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer:

          Bought this while Almay was on sale. It claims to be illuminating but I'm not 100% sure it does that. However it is a good primer and keeps my makeup from sinking in. It does have a "glue" smell but it quickly goes away after rubbing in. I have very fair skin and helps with color correction and keeping my redness down. Definitely one of the better primers I've used

           
          4.0

          blurs & glows !

          By makeup newbie

          from Palmdale

          Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer:

          Love this primer ! Definitely blurs out a lot of my flaws & I have scarred and blemished skin. Also gives skin a nice beautiful glow. Only downside is it doesn't blend very smoothly so when I where it alone at times I have a white looking film. And color correcting isn't as effective as I thought but still gives minimal redness correction. I use it daily & love it anyway !

           
          5.0

          Makes your skin Glow!

          By Bri

          from Miami

          About Me Natural Style

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer:

            I really like this prodcut. Primer has become a regular in my makeup routine. And when looking for a good one, I tried various brands from drug-store to high-end. I found this one from Almay to be exactly what I wanted.

            It goes on easily and provides a light, soft glowing coverage. I use it on it's own, if I'm heading to the beach (over sunscreen of course!) to give me a great natural looking glow. But, it's super effective under makeup. It blends easily and helps my makeup to last all day.

            I have sensitive skin, and this product works really well, not causing any break outs.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            4.0

            Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer is a must

            By Kellybean

            from Pewaukee, WI

            About Me Trendy Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Easy To Take-off
            • Evens out skin tone
            • Lightweight
            • Smooth

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types
              • Everyday
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer:

              I use this every day, either as a great CC cream, or layer it under my foundation. It evens out my ruddy skin tone, making makeup look flawless. The price is very reasonable, especially since I was expecting to pay much more when I started looking.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Love

              By laurene

              from AR

              Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer:

              I actually am an Ulta employee. I'm usually big into using higher end products and one day I just came across this and just thought I would try it randomly, and so glad I did! It works great with my oily/sensitive skin. Didn't break me out at all! Keeps my makeup on and my skin looks flawless. The only thing I don't like about it is the smell, kinda smells like glue or something. But I still give it 5 stars!

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