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Almay Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer, Bare Sheen
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on 1/4/2017 1:28:00 AM
More reviews by janetcaffin
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
This product is fantastic as a face sun blockout. Even though it is a low SPF the fine film stays on your face and hands even after swimming in the surf. Great for kids and easy to apply as you don't need much. It's gentle under eyes and doesn't run. Natural active ingredients with the best zinc formulation I have ever used. Suggest ALMAY repurpose and sell in Australia.
on 9/6/2016 12:10:00 PM
More reviews by BBraeuer
Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I am really not sure what this product is supposed to do. It is a primer, however I don't feel like it smooths my skin as it is supposed to do. Not like the other primers I have used. Also it is supposed to be color correcting and I don't know how that is supposed to work. What color is it supposed to correct?It makes colors my skin a lighter hue and yes it somewhat 'luminizes' but I don't think it is a necessary product. I only bought to try it per some magazine's recommendation
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 11/14/2015 7:07:00 PM
More reviews by neptunesglow
Skin: Dry, Olive, Cool
Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine
I bought this for the natural sunscreen ingredients. It does make skin look a tad paler, but foundation or bronzer helps with that. Chemical sunscreens may protect skin from UV damage such as wrinkles and hyper pigmentation and burning but, they may be linked to increased skin cancer. No thanks, I'll stick with the imperfect natural ingredients. Zinc is a very white and opaque product. This is not bad under foundation at all, but by the end of the day it makes my skin look a little drier than normal. At my age, I'm trying to avoid any more sun damage. I tried Badger and Avalon Organics sunscreen for faces and this was much more wearable and natural looking. Fine for everyday running around, working around the yard, etc. Personally, I'd skip it for a special occasion.Edit: I have to up my review of this. A little oil based moisturizer helps with the dryness, and....If I lay this lightly into the "11" lines between my eyes with edge of a small brush and then handle the excess around the edges with a Q-tip, they practically disappear for hours. I handle the paleness overall with a very light dusting of powder. Alone with no additional powder gives an even and luminous.appearance. Again, I thin it out ever so slightly with a ceramide based oil so my natural skin tone shows a little, thereby neutralizing some of the white effect on my olive skin.
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 5/27/2016 12:35:00 PM
More reviews by Heidness
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine
I got this, for starters, on sale for something like $8, so that's not bad. I wanted something with a physical sunblocker and that it has zinc oxide and titanium dioxide to make an SPF of 15 is pretty decent. It feels light, has a light scent that I don't find distracting, and after a few uses I don't notice it at all. It gives me a tiny bit of glow, but nothing major. I wouldn't wear this without concealer and a dusting of powder on a good skin day, that's how minimal the complexion perfection is, but I still like it because of the sun protection and the light feel of the formula. I wasn't expecting a miracle so I'm not disappointed. Actually I've found a couple ways I like to use it. One way is to pump a bit on my hand and pat it on my face over makeup. It adds a bit of sunscreen and it adds a slightly more noticeable touch of glow. I also, on good skin days, mix it with some concealer, and blend and apply as my face makeup. Using it with the NYX HD Photogenic Concealer (the wand version), I blend a couple swipes of the lavender and a couple of the other concealer colors with the Almay and get a nice, lasting result that looks natural and gives me more even looking skin.I'd buy it again for quick SPF protection, preferably on sale (of course).
on 3/12/2016 9:37:00 PM
More reviews by Halpal422
Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
I'm actually surprised looking at the decent reviews for this product. I have combination/oily skin and this product made my face a straight up oil slick. Putting it on without foundation feels okay but once I put on my foundation as normal it felt ultra tacky and just gross. I had to actually put my hair up so my hair wouldn't stick to my face. Throughout the day my skin just looked more and more oily to the point where I was having to blot it every hour or so. I would definitely not recommend this product for anyone unless you have very dry skin.
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 4/12/2016 12:53:00 AM
More reviews by Wakeupformakeup
Age: 18 & Under
Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium
Ew? This primer has an odd cheap smell to it and the texture makes it feel drying. As soon as i put this on my face, i can smell the odour and it does not correct my colour at all. It only makes me look white, makes my skin feel gross and super dry. It also made my skin incredibly oily, felt wet and made my foundation look awful and oily. At 15$ a bottle, I see no point in using this stuff & i'm going to stick to my usual face cream as a base before applying foundation.
on 9/20/2015 1:54:00 PM
More reviews by pollinad
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
PROS:Does not break me outDoes not irritate my sensitive skinHas SPF 15CONS:Does not really do anything else???I don't notice any actual "complexion correcting" occurring when I use this, as the product claims. No noticeable brightening. It does not improve the application or wear of my foundation. And most unfortunate of all, I have begun to find that it clings to dry patches on my skin.
on 9/1/2015 8:03:00 PM
More reviews by soonermitzi
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
This stuff made my face and foundation look AWFUL. Since I tend to be ultra sensitive and dry, I thought a luminizing primer would be beneficial. Not so. Made 3 different foundationa look like all gross and "separated". Did not finish and will not buy again.
on 8/28/2015 11:02:00 PM
More reviews by Lenox877
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
I like this primer,it evens out skintone,has a slight moisturizing effect, has SPF 15 and gives a healthy glow to skin.It works best with water based foundations and I found that it looks best topped with HD powder.It did make my foundation last all day as well,it does leave a pink tint to skin but was covered completely with my foundation.
on 8/7/2015 6:27:00 PM
More reviews by kandykaylin
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine
I had some mixed emotions about this product. I was looking forward to the luminosity and supposed skin benefits in it; however, when I applied this, it left my skin looking very white and, honestly, not very luminous. I did like how much it smoothed my skin, and oddly I liked how it mattified my skin as well. Unfortunately, like so many products, this did break my skin out terribly. I would recommend this product for just a casual day look- a day where not many photos are being taken but you still want smooth, poreless, and natural-looking skin.
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