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AlmaySmart Shade CC Cream Complexion Corrector
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Smart Shade CC Cream Complexion Corrector

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Item #: 2261081

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AlmaySmart Shade CC Cream Complexion Corrector
 
3.4

(based on 82 reviews)

68%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (58)
  • Easy to apply (53)
  • Natural looking (46)
  • Smooth (41)
  • Blends well (38)

Cons

  • Poor coverage (17)
  • Doesn't stay on (13)
  • Doesn't work (8)
  • Causes breakouts (6)
  • Heavy (5)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (42)
  • Sensitive skin (19)
  • Travel (13)
  • All skin types (12)
  • Going out (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (33), Natural style (30), Trendy style (7), Survivalist / minimalist (5), Beauty conscious (3)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (37), Medium (34)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (7)

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1.0

Terrible

By Savanah

from Flint, Michigan

About Me Trendy Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Easy To Take-off

Cons

  • Doesn't Stay On
  • Extremely Oily Look
  • Extreme Shine
  • Ineffective
  • Poor Coverage

Best Uses

  • never

Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Cream Complexion Corrector:

When you apply the product you immediately look shiny and greasy. I add powder overtop and it disappears, An hour later your back to looking extremely shiny and greasy and fake. This is even with a shine free primer. Never will I use this and I do not recommend it!

  • Skin Tone:
  • Medium
 
3.0

Not impressed

By None

from ventura County CA

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Ineffective
    • Poor Coverage

    Best Uses

      Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Cream Complexion Corrector:

      For some reason, this product made my pores look huge. I thought it would be similar to the color adjusting formula but it was heavier and darker, even though the same shade number. I prefer the older version.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      4.0

      Best CC Cream I have used

      By Fancy Nancy

      from Santa Rosa, CA

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday
        • Going Out

        Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Cream Complexion Corrector:

        I have combination skin and have been looking for a light coverage that blurs the imperfections and evens out my skin tone. I have tried CC creams that cost upwards of $35 and would pick this one over those any day. Applied with a foundation brush in a downward motion and then blended with a sponge has helped me eliminate a primer and daily moisturizer. I am in love with this product and have purchased for my 60 year old mother as well.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        4.0

        Love this

        By JtheDogLover

        from CA

        Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Cream Complexion Corrector:

        This is a great CC cream. Right now I have the light/medium, which is slightly too dark, but I can't find the light version. I really like this. It covers my skin really well, especially my dark spots, and looks very natural. It does tend too look slightly flakey on my dry skin, but that's not unexpected. Great for every day wear!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Not sure...

        By Kim_in_PCB

        from Panama City Beach

        About Me Natural Style

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Natural Looking

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday

          Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Cream Complexion Corrector:

          I do not wear makeup (last time I wore makeup was 4/24/10 at my wedding!) as I break out WAY to easily & I'm lazy so I thought lets try this 1-step BB/CC stuff that is sweeping the market.
          It covers my freckled Casper white skin pretty decent, easy to apply with my fingers, doesn't need reapplying, easy to wash off, doesn't leave anything behind on the pillow as I am not a at night face washer...again with the lazy thing and never wearing makeup.
          The ONLY thing I would complain about is how 'sticky' it feels when I am in the sun/heat (I live in FL) it feels heavy but once in the AC or out of the sun I do not feel anything on my skin.
          In the end this product is very sheer, lightweight(ish) and great when not in 100% humidity!

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          2.0

          Too greasy

          By Lilly

          from Brandon, FL

          About Me Natural Style

          Pros

          • Good Pigmentation
          • Price

          Cons

          • Doesn't Stay On
          • Greasy
          • Heavy
          • Poor Coverage

          Best Uses

            Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Cream Complexion Corrector:

            I decided to try a CC cream because I wanted something lightweight, but this isn't the sheer coverage I was looking for. It feels very heavy and greasy. 20 min after applying it melts right off! Even after setting with powder!

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            3.0

            Nothing "instant" about this product

            By CKL

            from Lovettsville, VA

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Lightweight
            • Noncomedogenic
            • Smooth

            Cons

            • Poor Coverage

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Everyday
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Cream Complexion Corrector:

            I have only used the product for about 2 weeks. I will allow more time before I make a final judgement about the effectiveness of the CC cream. My main reason for purchasing it was for the SPF 35.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            1.0

            awful

            By HN

            from Charlotte, NC

            About Me Classic Style

            Pros

              Cons

              • Causes Breakouts
              • Doesn't Stay On
              • Ineffective
              • Irritates Skin
              • OILY
              • Poor Coverage

              Best Uses

                Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Cream Complexion Corrector:

                This product is a waste of money. Provides no coverage, causes oiliness and breakouts - better off wearing nothing.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                The perfect product for low-maint beauty

                By Glen

                from Seattle, WA

                About Me Classic Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday
                  • Going Out
                  • Sensitive Skin
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Cream Complexion Corrector:

                  This is the first time I've ever used any kind of face product (I am usually a mascara and eyeliner-only girl) and while I still don't use it everyday, I love that it provides a little color balance, blemish correction, and SPF when I do want to smooth out my complexion. Apply like face lotion and you are good to go. I just found a new addition to my very minimal make-up collection! And am OK with it! :)

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium
                   
                  3.0

                  Good Color

                  By Maxa

                  from Michigan

                  About Me Classic Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Blends Well
                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Easy To Take-off
                  • Good Pigmentation
                  • Natural Looking
                  • Sensitive skin

                  Cons

                  • Doesn't Stay On
                  • Heavy
                  • Not Breathable
                  • Sweated Through It

                  Best Uses

                  • Cooler Weather

                  Comments about Almay Smart Shade CC Cream Complexion Corrector:

                  This product has a decent ingredient list which is important to me since I have very sensitive skin. However, the cream was still a bit too heavy and not very breathable. In the summer months (80F) I sweated right through it in minutes. It does blend well and have a great natural look but I only recommend it for cooler weather.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium

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