Today’s review is going to be the Almay Smart Shade Skin Tone Matching Makeup. I was in the Walmart’s website checking out some light BB Cream like foundations for everyday wear that wouldn’t look thick or cakey on my skin. My skin hates foundation I don’t know why?! So how did the Almay Smart Shade Skin Tone Matching Makeup fare out for me?

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Almay Smart Shade Skin Tone Matching Makeup Review
Almay Smart Shade Skin Tone Matching Makeup Review

What The Company Claims?

Almay Smart Shade Skin Tone Matching Makeup for your unique skin. New shade sensing technology that instantly transforms to your idea shade.

Ingredients-

Aqua ((Water) Eau), Dimethicone, Isododecane, Trisiloxane, Titanium Dioxide, Butylene Glycol, PEG/PPG-19/19 Dimethicone, C13-16 Isoparaffin, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Zinc Oxide, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Nylon-12, Sodium Chloride, Phenyl Trimethicone, Alumina, Glycerin, Melanin, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Oligopeptide-24, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Saccharomyces Magnesium Ferment, Saccharomyces Potassium Ferment, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Macrocystis Pyrifera Extract, Nereocystis Luetkeana Extract, Laminaria Japonica Extract, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Seed Extract, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Sodium Hyaluronate, Palmitoyl Hydroxypropyltrimonium Amylopectin/Glycerin Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Pentylene Glycol, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Dimethicone/Bis-Isobutyl PPG-20 Crosspolymer, Galactoarabinan, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Boron Nitride, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Polyisobutene, C10-13 Isoparaffin, Methicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Tribehenin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Propylene Carbonate, Silica, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Maltodextrin, Sucrose Dilaurate, Acrylonitrile/Methacrylonitrile/Methyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Caprylyl Glycol, 1, 2-Hexanediol.
May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499).


QUANTITY- 1 oz
PRICE- $ 13.99

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Almay Smart Shade Medium Skin Tone Matching Makeup Review
Almay Smart Shade Medium Skin Tone Matching Makeup Review

How Did Almay Smart Shade Skin Tone Matching Makeup Work For Me?

The Almay Smart Shade Skin Tone Matching Makeup comes in a matte white tube packaging with black graphics all over it is both sleek and lightweight. The plastic cap makes sure the product is spillproof. There are only 3 different shades available in this range. When you squeeze the product out it comes out white, semi runny with some red, green grains in it as you rub it in it starts to change color and gains pigment. I bought the medium one as it was the darkest shade available in this range which sucks because I don’t think it will match anybody who is two shades darker than me.

Almay Smart Shade Medium Skin Tone Foundation Review and Swatches
Almay Smart Shade Medium Skin Tone Foundation Review and Swatches

The Almay Smart Shade Skin Tone Matching Makeup is thin in consistency, lightweight and applies sheer but it could be built up to medium coverage at the most. If you are someone who is getting started with makeup or like BB Cream like base product then this might be a good choice for you. It doesn’t control oil or break me out for the times I have worn this. Overall, the Almay Smart Shade Skin Tone Matching Makeup is a good choice if you are looking for a tinted moisturizer like foundation. A similar dupe to this would be the LA Girl Pro BB Cream or the BareMinerals Complexion Rescue.

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Almay Smart Shade Medium Foundation Review
Almay Smart Shade Medium Foundation Review

Almay Smart Shade Skin Tone Matching Makeup Swatches-

Almay Smart Shade Skin Tone Matching Makeup Review and Swatches
Almay Smart Shade Skin Tone Matching Makeup Review and Swatches
Almay Smart Shade Medium Skin Tone Matching Makeup Review and Swatches
Almay Smart Shade Medium Skin Tone Matching Makeup Review and Swatches

Turn Ons-

  • Reasonably priced
  • Nice packaging
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to apply
  • Great for everyday wear
  • Blends easily
  • Looks smooth on the skin
  • Light to medium coverage
  • Turn Offs-

  • 3 shades only available
  • Light shade tends to oxidize orangey
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    Would I Recommend Almay Smart Shade Skin Tone Matching Makeup?

    Yes, I highly recommend this if you like sheer coverage everyday wear foundation that looks lightweight on the skin.


    RATING- 4.5/5

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    2 Comments on Almay Smart Shade Skin Tone Matching Makeup Review, Swatches, Dupes & Price

    1. Debbie
      February 16, 2017 at 10:58 pm (3 years ago)

      And unfortunately all of this no longer applies as they have a “new and improved” (NOT!) formula. I used to love this product!

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