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AlmaySmart Shade CC Luminous Primer
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Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer

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AlmaySmart Shade CC Luminous Primer
 
3.9

(based on 16 reviews)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (13)
  • Smooth (12)
  • Easy to apply (10)
  • Natural looking (9)
  • Blends well (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All skin types (8)
    • Everyday (7)
    • Going out (3)
    • Sensitive skin (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Natural style (7), Classic style (3), Trendy style (3)
      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium (8), Fair (7)

    Reviewed by 16 customers

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    5.0

    Great primer!

    By Ambrosia

    from Lake Orion, MI

    Pros

    • Long Lasting
    • Natural Looking
    • Smooth

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer:

        Makes my makeup last all day on my combo/oily skin. Didn't cause breakouts on my sensitive skin. I would use this lightly since too much could feel heavy. Have used higher end primers and this one was the only one that made my face look flawless!

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        4.0

        Pretty

        By Ann

        from Iowa

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Lightweight
        • Smooth

        Cons

        • Doesn't Stay On

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

        Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer:

        I think this looks pretty on my skin but I'm oily and it doesn't last too long

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        1.0

        Reacted badly with my foundation

        By Erin

        from Orange County, CA

        About Me Trendy Style

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Clumpy
        • Poor Coverage

        Best Uses

          Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer:

          I wanted to like this, but it doesn't really do much for my skin. It doesn't seem more luminous after application. As a primer it doesn't help my makeup stay on any better. Actually it reacted badly with my liquid foundation and made it get patchy and clumpy. I'll keep it around and try it with another foundation maybe, but so far it's really not worth it.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          1.0

          thick and irritating

          By Sarah

          from Dekalb, il

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Long Lasting

          Cons

          • Causes Breakouts
          • Heavy

          Best Uses

            Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer:

            I came in wantimg to buy the ulta brand green primer the associate suggested that tjis product was simmalar I hate it worst purchased I've made.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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!

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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

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