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Almay Smart Shade Concealer - Light
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on 1/5/2017 9:49:00 AM
More reviews by GottaBeMoreToLife
Skin: Dry, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I love this so much! I got mine at my local $ store and figured I'd try it considering the price I figured it was worth getting. I love it! It's so creamy and not oily at all and yet it doesn't dry out my super dry skin like other concealers I own. I use it to clean up my eyebrows when I fill them in. It works great for this bc it's such a thick texture it's extremely easy to clean everything up precisely and both shades look great for this. I have very dry lids where my eyebrows are at top of lid in inner corners and all concealers give me patches but not this. On top of that concealing is great as well if you know what you're doing and dont need a lot of coverage I would say it's medium coverage you just need to know how to apply it. Use your finger and dab it don't swipe. It's also great for cleaning up around lips or wherever you'd like. Def worth the purchase sad I didn't get another one for backup.
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 11/27/2015 5:29:00 PM
More reviews by Yvetteski
Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure
This review is for the #100 color. When I used the highlighter and concealer on one eye only and asked my husband which eye had makeup on it, he picked the other one. This sums up the efficacy of this product- literally worse than nothing! I will admit to both dark circles and under eye hollows so that my concealer has to work hard. This is a waste of $ and time.
on 7/30/2015 5:32:00 PM
More reviews by raerou02
Skin: Oily, Medium, Not Sure
I love this conceler. its has great coverage and the brightener is an awesome bonus! I don't why people are giving bad reviews.
on 7/30/2015 12:28:00 PM
More reviews by melymay
Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I absolutely LOVE this product! I have really dark under-eye circles genetically and my late night sleeping just makes them worse, but this product works amazingly well to cover them up and it looks so natural! I also love how light it is and non oily, I think it's water-based so that it doesn't clog my pores or feel too heavy on my skin. I love this and I've been using it for awhile. I have the light/medium shade as my skin is Olive in color.
on 4/13/2015 8:14:00 PM
More reviews by mtfrancois
Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Warm
Hair: Black, Curly, Medium
The consistency is horrible, it is not build able to say the least and just looks patchy and chalky. It does not blend into the skin, just sort of sits there.I bought it at a makeup sale and tried to make it work to no avail. UPDATE!!!: I have found a way to make this product work- i use it almost daily on the skin under and above my eyebrows as this skin tends to be slightly discoloured on me (having thick eyebrows all through childhood and relatively recently plucking/waxing the skin is a lot lighter)- it works amazingly!!! Ive also found that if i moisturize my under eye area thoroughly and appy some product with my fingers whilst skill moist i get a great skin finish. I still would not repurchase however if you are also stuck with this product here are some ideas :)
on 11/7/2014 5:45:00 PM
More reviews by hayleyelwick
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm
Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium
This concealer is a one way ticket to crease city. Let's just stop beating around the bush people.I don't buy a whole lot of Almay products, but one product that I always have good luck with is their concealers. I have 4 different concealers from the brand and they are all so good! When I saw this in Walgreens, it was on clearance for $4 and I had a $2 off coupon- SCORE! I really need to learn that there is a reason some products are on clearance. What drew me to this product was the corrective property. The skintone shade is a little salmon-y in tone, and the brightener is a great addition. The product idea is great, but the execution was just sub par. Let's start off with the skintone shade- the fact that it has a orangy-salmon undertone is really nice, and I appreciate that. However, the pigmentation is really lacking. You need to build this up a lot, and it can start becoming uneven when you build up too much. The consistency is a little firm, it's not that creamy upon initial application, but when it warms up with your finger, it becomes more manageable. This creases like nobody's business, and I'm not usually that prone to undereye creases. This is my least favorite of the two concealers.Now the brightener shade is a little better. The pigmentation is good with this one, and I don't ever feel the need to build up the product. I usually just place this on the very inner corner, either under or over my other concealer. It works well both ways. This doesn't crease as much, but that's just because you don't have to build up the product and use a lot. Please make sure you set this though! It can and will crease if you give it the opportunity. Just as the other concealer, this consistency is a little firm, so make sure you warm it up before applying.The packaging is really great, I like that it looks sleek and has some weight to it, and that it doesn't look cheap or flimsy. The design is nice and classic. It can get a little dirty around the edges because the concealer can smudge onto the black packaging. I am a little OCD about this so occasionally I will wipe off the excess with a Q-tip. I continue to use the brightening side of this, because it works very well. The skintone side has not been touched in a long time, and I will probably never use it again. For $2, it was not that bad, since I really like one half of it. However, the retail is about $8, and I would hate it if I had paid full price. $8 is too much for a concealer that is too hard, lacking pigmentation, and overall subpar. You can get so much better for the money. This is why I love buying clearance products- you might find hidden gems, or you might just get a learning experience ;)
3 of 5 people found this helpful.
on 10/29/2014 7:50:00 PM
More reviews by Theaflower
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Red, Other, Other
I must say I really liked this combo which I purchased in shade 200! I like the peachy tones the concealer has>warmed it up a bit on the back of my hand and patted it into circles under eyes, darkness next to nose etc. I have an oily skin. I think this would be best suited to those like myself who are combo/oily>Reminded me of a much more $$$$ Laura Mercier product!Would repurchase and I like that I can keep it in my purse for easy touchups.
on 7/2/2014 6:33:00 PM
More reviews by Suzie400
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
About 10 years ago, Almay stopped making Extra Moisturizing Under Eye Cover Cream. I bought as many as I could to last me because it was the best cover cream I've ever used. I got hopeful when I saw this new product and bought it. It is dry and barley covers. The circles under my eyes also looked wrinkly and dry after I sealed it with powder. MAC is much better, but NOTHING compares to the Extra Moisturizing Under Eye Cover Cream Almay once made.If Almay was smart, they would go back to the original formula. If they did a little advertising, they would make millions. That cover cream was GOLD. I even covered the bruise I had from my karate class, and not one person noticed I had one.Almay - If I could cover a karate bruise, and make the deep dark circles under my eyes look as though I had none - just think about all the tatoos people would like to cover for those special occasions. Millions of people equals Millions of dollars.Smart shade - not so smart.
6 of 7 people found this helpful.
on 6/30/2014 5:06:00 PM
More reviews by Xxcassx
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
I'm not sure how I feel about this product. I'm in light/medium.The texture is nice, I'm used to using liquid concealer so it's a nice change. It's not the best for undereyes. I have quite horrid dark ones so maybe if yours aren't too bad it would work. I found using a different concealer under it then using this one on top it's good for covering any dark parts the other concealer missed. It definitely isn't worth $12 Canadian so I probably wouldn't buy it again unless it was half off or something
on 5/25/2014 6:37:00 PM
More reviews by Makaylad48
Skin: Very Oily, Tan, Not Sure
Cakey, dry, not blendable or creamy, just thick and nasty
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