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Almay Skin Perfecting Healthy Biome Makeup has the lightweight feel and hydration of a tinted moisturizer and delivers a naturally dewy look that lasts.
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Rated 4.13 out of 5 stars
I received the Skin Perfecting Healthy Biome Makeup in 110 Light free from Influenster and Almay in exchange for my honest review
My skin can sometimes be sensitive and I trust Almay when it comes to hypoallergenic and fragrance free products! No matter how amazing makeup looks, I believe the health of my skin comes first. I'm not sure how much the prebiotics are doing for skin health, but the spf 25 adds sun protection, which I appreciate. The lightweight squeeze tube also protects beneficial ingredients inside
It's supposed to be a dewy hydrating finish that lasts all day. It's definitely slightly dewy in a nice way, but can be tamed to a glow from within look with powder. Despite the glow, it doesn't always look like hydrated skin, as I noticed some dry patches when I applied with a brush. The finish stays the same all day, but I get glowy in my t-zone as my natural oils come through. It doesn't break down the makeup and a light dusting of powder helps. The coverage is a light medium that can be built up to a solid medium. With fingers I only needed a second coat where I tend to get red, with a brush I needed two coats, and with a sponge needed three.
The 110 Light color is warm but a couple shades too deep for my winter pale skin. The main negative I found was that as I added coats, it became more makeupy. It settled into pores and created a textured look that made my skin look smoother from a distance, like how old movies have a grainy effect that blurs actors' skin. It was most pronounced when applied with fingers, less pronounced with a buffing brush, and the smoothest and most skin-like finish with a sponge. The difference between the sponge and brush application was even noticable to others! I also noticed no difference in finish or wear time when using a pore-smoothing primer underneath.
Overall I'm excited to use this with a sponge once the weather warms up, when it will be a better color match and I'll prefer a lighter dewier finish.#nofilter #gotitfree #complimentary #skincare #skincareobsessed #makeup #makeupobsessed #beauty #beautyobsessed #free #influenstervoxbox #Almayforsensitiveskin #contest #complimentary @almay @Influenster
I received this Almay Skin Perfecting Healthy Biome Makeup Foundation in the shade 130 medium. (Just for reference in case your color is similar to mine- I normally use the shade Y315 with Makeup Forever and 27S with the Tarte Face Tape). I immediately knew it was too dark for me when I applied the first layer but I continued to see how it would build. Before applying the foundation, I moisturized and primed my face the Smashbox Photo Finish primer. For this review, I applied half of my face with a blending sponge and the other half of my face with a flat kabuki brush to see if the coverage is different. The coverage is better with the brush but it looked smoother and blended better with the sponge. So I think the best way to apply is to use a brush and go over it with a sponge (if you have time). Or just use a sponge if you want light coverage. It is medium high coverage and is buildable. I was able to cover my acne scars and discoloration. My pores were blurred. I did settle into my fine lines a bit and I could still see a bit of texture on my skin. There was also a tiny bit of creasing but nothing too bad. It didn't feel heavy on my skin, but I could feel that there was make-up on my face. I think the finish looked more like a natural semi-matte finish than dewy on my skin. ( I have combo/dry skin). It dried pretty quickly and didn't feel tacky at all. It felt kind of powdery actually. I still used a little bit of setting powder on top of the foundation before applying the rest of my make-up. I like foundations with SPF because something is better than nothing and I tend to forget to apply my own SPF most days. Although that I like the package is sustainable, I really do prefer and tend to gravitate more towards foundations that have a pump. I know exactly how much I need and how much I'm getting each time. It's difficult to gauge how much you squeeze out of a tube. It's also a lot messier with a tube. It can go squirting out, it can leak. It can get squished and explode. I just hate foundations in tubes or without a pump and tend to avoid buying those ones. Overall, it's not a bad foundation. It's a great foundation for its price point I think. I would use it again and continue using this tube but I wouldn't purchase it. If someone was looking for a decent foundation with SPF, I would recommend this foundation to them.
dafneg5 from undisclosed
it is super light, and great coverage. I don't use foundation, this is my go to foundation plus it hydrates my skin. I really recommend it. it is long lasting too. i would definitely buy it. I received this one in a voxbox.
massielg from undisclosed
Received the 150 tan which is done goes perfect for my skin tone. I need to make sure I apply a lot of moisturizer before applying it, if not it make my face dry. Very lightweight and doesn't feel like I'm wearing no type of makeup. Perfect price point.
Fedup from NC
It has a strong musk like fragrance. It may say it is fragrance free but at least one chemical in it must naturally have a strong perfumey smell. Can't use this on my body much less on my face where my nose resides. Gross and headache inducing.
miss_annnn from undisclosed
very light and good for every use especially with its added spf…. but you definitely need to follow it up with a concealer or full coverage foundation. [product:almay-skin-perfecting-healthy-biome-makeup-broad-spectrum-spf-25-sunscreen]
alexandrab190 from undisclosed
I loved having this. It went on so smoothly and hid my imperfections perfectly. Will definitely use again. I used a foundation brush with it. I do recommend it for mature skin
Lindy from tacoma
This product dose not do well on me it turns orange just isn't comparable with my skin.
Cheryl from Grand Rapids, MI
After using Almay "Smart Shade SkinTone Matching" foundation for years. I tried their "Skin Perfecting Healthy Biome" Makeup. I was highly disappointed. It was heavier, and looked 'cakey' on my face. I'm 74, and the Almay "Smart Shade SkinTone Matching" foundation continues to wow! me every day! (Maybe someday I'll move up to your "anti-aging" product!)
Mimii from Nebraska
I've been looking for something that gives my face a natural healthy look. I wanted to start with drugstore brands and this was the first one I tried. The coverage is great and the shade was spot on. I can actually say out of all the foundations I've tried this one matches my tone the best. Now let's get to what is not so great… It has a really heavy and sticky feel. When I had it on I felt like my skin could not breathe. When I applied it, it looked good but once about an hour had passed it looked all broken up. Washing it off was a nightmare. I went in with my regular cleanser (usually skip the makeup remover when I go light on foundation) and my face and hands felt sticky. I decided to use my makeup remover which is just micellar water but I had to use an oil based one instead since it wasn't enough. Even after cleanser, makeup remover, cleanser again with my foreo , I was still getting foundation on my face towel. I've never hated a makeup more than this one.
Amber from USA
I have sensitive acne prone skin and this foundation does not cause any irritation. It provides a lot of coverage. I use it as a medium/full coverage foundation, it is lightweight on the skin and looks very natural. I pair the Medium shade with Maybeline Fit me matte + Poreless powder in Warm Nude, blends flawlessly and lasts all day!
carolk25 from undisclosed
I received this complimentary voxbox from @influenster and I love it! I would've never tried this out of it weren't for them sending it to me free. Now I will continue to purchase on days that I want to look a bit more tan! I marked off a shade that was a shade darker than I was. Because in the summer I get really tan! I know I shouldn't really tan my face but I love being dark! Well with this foundation I actually can stop tanning my face and wear this because the tan shade is super dark and pretty IMO! Thank you @almay @influenster for my vox box I love it!
adrianv13 from undisclosed
i really like this foundation. it gives me a natural finish that looks like my skin it really is a skin perfectly. i would definitely recommend.
brookek64 from undisclosed
This product is one of my all time favorites... I use it as a medium-light coverage foundation, but I also use it almost like a BB cream sometimes, and it continues to work great. There's is also SPF!! Love this product and I will continue to recommend to friends.
freckles1078 from undisclosed
Great liquid foundation that works as a tinted moisturizer *and* a BB cream. All with an SPF of 25! I found it to be long lasting and non-irritating on my sensitive skin. It had a good amount of coverage for me without needed to be caked on. I liked the natural finish it gave my skin.
heatherb288 from undisclosed
This product is amazing! It leaves my skin feeling wonderful. The product feels amazing. The product seems fresh and leaves my skin looking flawless. I am giving this review as an honest review for receiving the product for free. I will purchase this item, and have shared the item with friends who have since purchased and tried the item too.
creationsbyampcrafts from undisclosed
Well it did cover my dark spots I like it it's on the top three I've tried recently, says hypoallergenic but I guess I need to do a little more research on what the ingredients are and if they are good for your skin I'm not recognizing this stuff , hope it's not toxic .
mzkarry from undisclosed
Almay skin-perfecting Healthy Biome Foundation. The foundation is great a little goes a long way. The coverage was perfect it wasn't too oily it didn't leave my skin feeling dry or itchy. But it did oxidize 3 shades darker than my skin color. I would try it again with a lighter shade. Yes, I would recommend this.
marjsayz from undisclosed
Love the prebiotic complex within the product! It is lightweight and wears well for hours. I will using this during the summer!
emilyh64ac from undisclosed
I was so glad to get to try out this product for free. The process of figuring out which shade to get was a bit tricky and when I received the box I was concerned about the shade due to not being able to see the actual product and the container made the shade look a bit orange. The product actually matched pretty well and I enjoyed using it. I love that it already has an SPF in it. It's a bit thicker than I usually use, but overall, I would try this product again.
ethos323 from undisclosed
I've been using this for a while now,and I love it. I have dry skin and I don't think it's super matte. it's a nice medium to full coverage, its buildable too. I like the packaging it comes in and I would definitely recommend it to others.
I received this for free for testing purposes
staceya4971 from undisclosed
I love the feel of this foundation. It's not heavy or greasy but has really good coverage. The only thing was it was the wrong color for my skin. However, it lasted well throughout the day. It also didn't rub off much on my mask. I would definitely buy this for a natural makeup routine.
procaffeinating_momm from undisclosed
I love how this feels on my skin and I love how hydrating it is to it with or without primer however this definitely oxides at least a shade or 2 so keep that in mind when selecting your shade. I love how just 1 layer is enough for lightweight coverage and last all day. This is not transfer proof but then again not much out there truly is. Definitely will use this (in a lighter shade of course) on days where I want a lighter coverage and don't want to look like a "mombie" after a sleepless night.
kimpossiburr from undisclosed
First thing's first, this foundation has a thinner/runny consistency so be careful as it can slip out or the bottle very quickly and get all over you/everything. That being said it wears pretty light on your skin and a bit sheer overall while still providing a decent amount of coverage. To truly test it out, I wore this both on an average day as well as on a work day (where I'm using a face mask, my glasses, as well as a face shield) all while running around and sweating my booty off. It lasted through both pretty well but at the end of my work night, I did notice some transfer/movement as well as a tiny bit of "grittiness"
accumulation for lack of a better word around the areas of my face with the most sweat/movement though. Considering the Covid situation though, it does pretty well. Overall in terms of coverage, wearability and price point, this one is a little gem. I also like that it comes with SPF already in the formula as well!
opaleyedglamm from undisclosed
I wanted to love this because the way it looks on the skin is lovely but the shade they sent me was way too pink. I can't make it work sadly. The actual finish is beautiful and it gives the skin a nice flawless finish it's just the shade selection is horrible. I asked for medium but it was pretty dark so now I'm wondering if I should have gotten light. I really hope they add more shades because if not it's just not going to last long on the market. Other than that it was a nice foundation.
jfritsche from undisclosed
This product was not my favorite. It turned bright orange on me within about 10 minutes and the smell was really sunscreen-strong. I appreciate all the efforts to create something with more natural and healthy coverage but this was a miss. Almay products just don't ever seem to work for me.
gunsnbarbells from undisclosed
great coverage with a lightweight feel! Not cakes or greasy and fries down to a soft powdery finish. Beige 120 is the perfect shade for me! I am a bit bummed that it has chemical sunscreens because my skin doesn't normally respond positively to that. But we shall see. however, if that doesn't bother you then this may be worth a try!