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AlmaySmart Shade Balance Pressed Powder

Almay

Smart Shade Balance Pressed Powder

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This multi-purpose powder from Almay conceals and evens skin tone.

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AlmaySmart Shade Balance Pressed Powder
 
3.9

(based on 75 reviews)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (53)
  • Lightweight (49)
  • Blends well (43)
  • Controls shine (40)
  • Covers well (35)

Cons

  • Unnatural color (9)
  • Poor coverage (8)
  • Settles in creases (6)
  • Fades throughout day (3)

Best Uses

  • Sensitive skin (28)
  • Normal skin (19)
  • All skin types (17)
  • Oily skin (17)
  • Acne prone skin (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (41), Brand buyer (17), Natural style (4), Trendy style (3)

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4.0

Good for everyday

By Tee

from Reno, NV

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Doesn't Settle In Creases
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Almay Smart Shade Balance Pressed Powder:

    Perfect for everyday use. I just recently found out I am allergic to formaldehyde and this product has given me no problem.

     
    5.0

    Pressed Powder

    By The Lady D

    from Hagerstown, MD

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Covers Well
    • Doesn't Settle In Creases
    • Easy To Apply
    • Lightweight
    • Long-Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Almay Smart Shade Balance Pressed Powder:

      I've been using this product for several years and find it is the most economical, quality powder for my budget--always looks great and goes on very smooth

       
      4.0

      Love this product

      By Vic

      from Albuquerque, NM

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Controls Shine
      • Easy To Apply
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Normal Skin

        Comments about Almay Smart Shade Balance Pressed Powder:

        Product blends well to match the color of your skin.

         
        1.0

        Awful

        By Louisiana Lady

        from Louisiana

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Inexpensive

        Cons

        • Poor Coverage
        • Unnatural Color

        Best Uses

        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Almay Smart Shade Balance Pressed Powder:

        The smart shade technology is a joke. I'm fair skinned, and this did not "match" my tone - it made me look like a ghost. Thanks to Ulta's fantastic return policy, I was able to exchange it easily for Revlon's photo finish powder, which has done nicely so far.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Light, weightless coverage

        By KarenG

        from Orlando, Fl

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Controls Shine
        • Easy To Apply
        • Lightweight
        • Silky Finish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Dry Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Almay Smart Shade Balance Pressed Powder:

          Needed something light, a finishing powder. This fits the bill. No breakouts, no animal testing.

           
          4.0

          Almay Smart Shade Pressed Powder

          By hsday

          from Amarillo, TX

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Controls Shine
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Poor Coverage

          Best Uses

          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Almay Smart Shade Balance Pressed Powder:

          I wouldn't use this for coverage. I do love that it's light weight and controls shine. It also blends well with skin tone.

          I don't like the brush included for application. It is useless.

           
          4.0

          Great for sensitive skin

          By Rachel

          from Dallas, TX

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Controls Shine
          • Covers Well
          • Doesn't Settle In Creases
          • Easy To Apply
          • Lightweight
          • Long-Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Normal Skin
            • Oily Skin
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Almay Smart Shade Balance Pressed Powder:

            I have very sensitive skin that is prone to breaking out into hives when it comes into contact with most cosmetic/hygiene product chemicals. I was forced to buy Almay because my regular make-up was starting to make my face itch.

            I have been very pleased with the coverage, the price, and the look of this makeup. I definitely recommend it to anybody with skin that is ultra-sensitive like mine.

             
            5.0

            Great

            By May

            from Torrance. CA

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Blends Easily
            • Covers Well
            • Non Comedogenic

            Cons

            • Fades Throughout Day

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about Almay Smart Shade Balance Pressed Powder:

            This is a great foundation; it hides blemishes and evens my skin really well. You may need to re apply a few times throughout the day but that's the case with most powders.

             
            4.0

            Repurchased good face powder

            By Cala

            from Simi Valley

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Easily
            • Doesn't Run
            • Easy To Apply
            • Long-Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about Almay Smart Shade Balance Pressed Powder:

              Apply over my BB cream to seal it. Also apply alone without anything under and works well to cover, even out skin Tone! Really like this and it's my 2nd time purchasing it.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              awesome powder

              By rach

              from houston, tx

              About Me Trendy Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Blends Easily
              • Easy Removal
              • Easy To Apply
              • Glides On Smoothly
              • Long-Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday
                • Going Out

                Comments about Almay Smart Shade Balance Pressed Powder:

                Love this powder...great color for the fair.

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