|Would buy this product again.||47%|
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I just started using the ALMAY smart shade anti-aging makeup. I love that the coverage doesn't make me look like I have been to the local mortician for a makeover. It feels light on my face and it blends well with my skin tone without caking into the pores and lines. It also seems to stay on for the entire day.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
So, I tried this foundation because Almay was doing a bogo half off sale. I love the squeeze tube--it makes it easy to control. I initially tried to apply this with a foundation brush, which is the norm for me, but quickly realized this foundation is best applied with your fingers. Like other reviewers, I do feel like this is kind of a "foundation/tinted moisturizer" kind of product. I was able to achieve medium coverage with it, but I felt like I applied a lot of product to get to that point. The result was beautiful, though! My large pores were gone, and my minor blemish marks were barely there. After some time passed I did notice that it started to oxidize, which is why I didn't give it 5 lippies. I am NC15 in MAC which is pretty light, and I felt like it oxidized about 1 shade darker. Not orange-y though, which is good because I feel like I could keep using this if I blend it down my neck a little. It held up pretty well on my oily skin, but I don't think I would rely on this for a special occasion. I did blot a couple of times during the day, so I'm not sure how this will hold up when the summer hits. All in all, I would say this product is a nice little gem to have around on the days when you don't want to use your high end foundation, or days when you don't want a lot of fuss.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is the ugliest foundation I've ever seen, and also the weirdest. I got it on clearance, and when I read on the package that it's a "smart skin sensing formula" and "transforms instantly into your ideal shade" I imagined that it would have a mixture of shades in it that blend for color correction, or something like that.( I love stuff like that.)
Nope, this stuff literally starts CHANGING COLOR when it comes out of the tube. At first it looked like a speckly offwhite color. Then it started morphing into streaks of weird dark orange with occasional dark purplish streaks in some areas. What the heck? It was incredibly splotchy and streaky and orange. It was a train wreck and did not resemble my true skin tone in the least. I thought... oh... this is my IDEAL shade? Is it? Hmm... maybe... well... NO. Pretty sure it's not.
Then I thought maybe once it was on my face it would slowly continue transforming into a normal color, so I left it on. I was in a rush, and ran out the door and hopped in the car. While I was driving, I looked in the mirror to see how it was doing, and it was bad. When I got to work, I tried to fix it before I got out of the car. I thought I could blend it out to make it more even and get rid of the splotches, but it was like my skin had been stained orange in streaks. They wouldn't blend. Before I walked in to work, I quickly covered with a different foundation and some normal looking powder, managing to hide the orange splotches to some extent.
How does this product exist? Ugliest foundation ever.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I purchased this product at rite aid for $0.57 after the clearance price and coupon I had...So, I didn't want to pass it up, since I had been dying to try this product for a long time...I was surprised that it has shimmer in it...and disappointed :( Nothing on the packaging says there is shimmer in it, yet when u apply it, it clearly has shimmer....I am not going to bother taking it back since it only cost me some change, but I don't think I will be repurchasing it again....I will have to give it more of a go before I know for sure what I think of it...the shimmer is disappointing though :( It's light coverage, not like a foundation, but that will be nice for summer time....
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I don't understand how this is mostly claimed as a tinted moisturize because for me it was very thick and covered my red red face that comes from excessive acne. It stayed all day long which for me is because of this drying Neutrogena face wash I use which cuts down any natural oil as well as liquid makeup. I don't know anything about the blemish cover because honestly I don't look for that. I just like a lot of color correction. The thing that hit me the worst was that the color was so orange I looked like a cheap snooki doll and I got this in light/medium which is usually workable. I had no hope for this. Will not be repurchasing.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
LOVE this lightweight 'foundation'! Ideal for light and natural coverage. Lasts almost all day, and with oily skin, that's a blessing! Goes on semi-matte. Best way to apply is using your fingers. Does not break me out and I have blemish prone and sensitive skin. The only negative thing I have to say about this foundation is that I wish it had more colours (yellow vs pink undertone) Right now they all are pretty pink to neutral undertoned and the difference between light and light-medium is pretty big but I always buy both and then mix them to get my ideal shade. I do this in empty glass foundation bottles but you can also buy plastic empty travel pump bottles. Great value, great buy, my go to daywear foundation! PS: for europeans it's not available in stores but I always stock up when in LA or buy on ebay.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Great foundation! Not only does it give a natural look, but is fool proof in matching any skin tone , and gives just the right amount of coverage. The bonus is, it is inexpensive .
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
this has a new packaging, and in guessing a formula change? i love this foundation, it is for those with minimal skin issues. it is as creamy as ever(which i love). and also it is mot as yellow/orange as the older version
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I bought this product because I was looking for something light and sheer for summer. I have fair skin and in winter/fall I wear light shades, but I went with light/medium (shade 200) for summer. The texture of this product is light and smooth, and I am able to blend it completely with just my fingers, without any rubbing or pulling on my maturing skin. I love that the liquid is a very subtle shade darker than my own skin, so it is just right for providing coverage in hot/humid weather without being too heavy. It actually does darken when you put it on, just as it claims to do, and requires minimal blending. It has the texture of a moisturizer and the look of a sheer foundation or tinted moisturizer. I also don't feel the need to use powder with this product, because it blends so well and does not leave an oily or sticky finish. I put this on over moisturizer and under concealer. I've definitely become a loyal fan of this product.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
Been using this beautiful formula for years. Shade 100! The most perfectly crafted tinted moisturizer in the universe. Most (all) foundations make my porcelain skin orange. However, with this product, Almay has figured out the flawless skin secret. It really is a "smart" shade - it turns into my exact skin color while providing light, dewy coverage with the benefits of sweet almond extract!! Love!!!!!