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Almay Smart Shade Smart Balance Powder - Light
Almay Smart Shade Smart Balance Powder - Light/Medium
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on 3/6/2010 12:26:00 PM
More reviews by chelsia
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
Omg, I don't know why this has such bad ratings! I find this to be the best for my skin (oily skin that is) It does not dry me out & it makes me look flawless through out the day. I use this only in the spring/summer because it is expensive to use it all year long. It lasts me a 3 weeks to a month (if using it everyday) I think this is a great thing to wear if you have oily skin because it sucks up the oil (if I can say that haha) & hides big pores! Great thing too, it doesn't clog your pores (well doesn't for me cause I haven't had a break-out or a pimple from this) & it washes off very easily. I wish it was cheaper for the small tube but theres always sales so I do get a lot when it does. If you have oily skin & want a good foundation, this is for you.
on 3/5/2010 9:16:00 PM
More reviews by Xaephan
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Straight, Fine
I like the packaging. I like the blendability, and I like that I got it for two bucks in a warehouse sale. That's about it, really--it doesn't conceal at all! If you put a thin layer on, it matches pretty well, but if you try to put on another one (because the first one doesn't change anything!), it sort of goes a little orange. Didn't like it at all.
on 2/22/2010 6:53:00 PM
More reviews by MichieKrum
Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
The packaging is great. I love the squeeze tube. The problem is that is all I love about this product. It doesn't have a great coverage and the light shade comes out kinda medium. I also have to really shake the tube a lot because it gets oily and separates. I was very disappointed by this. I know it is a drug store brand, but I expected something a little bit better.
on 2/19/2010 8:43:00 PM
More reviews by chrystyme123
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Straight, Medium
Blends in very well but has little coverage
on 2/12/2010 10:27:00 PM
More reviews by c3y7r2o1
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
The packaging for this was amazing and convenient; a simple, easy to use tube. I also got a great deal as far as price goes, only 8.99Cnd. But unfortunately, this did not match my very fair skin tone. The first time I put it on, it seemed great! It had the best coverage I'd ever seen and it went on smoothly. However, I do my makeup in my room in the basement and the lighting isn't ideal. So, I went upstairs happy about this concealer when I caught my reflection in the mirror and was horrified! Under my eyes it was orange, orange, orange! I was so distraught but this concealer failed to match my fair, ivory skin color.
on 2/12/2010 8:14:00 PM
More reviews by atara
Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
I like that it covers but it's not thick. It's also has a pink color to it giving a bit of a brightening effect, but very subtle. It's a thin consistency and I love the tube. I was so pleasantly surprised at how much I LOVED this product!
on 1/3/2010 9:47:00 PM
More reviews by kizzia52
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Other
I had never used a smart shade product before this, and I never will again. I would give it a 0 if I could. I am very pale, and no matter how I apply it it turns orange. I thought it was the skin on my fingers messing up the colour somehow before I put it on my face. So I tried a brush, same result. I tried a sponge, still orange. Besides the horrible colour, it stings when I try it under my eyes. Don't waste your money on this stuff.
on 12/26/2009 4:15:00 PM
More reviews by dogdaze
Hair: Brown, Straight, Coarse
It's true this will not cover major breakouts. Nevertheless I love it as I discovered quite by accident that this is HG primer. I use several different foundations and they are all stayproof gorgeous thru the day over a light layer of this. Already stockpiling just in case. EDIT 11/19/2010: Still loving this. Edit 1-17-2015: ugh what happened? New formulation? An awful separating mess.
on 12/18/2009 10:47:00 AM
More reviews by vesuvana
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Red, Other, Other
This made my skin break out, didn't cover the bruise at all and the second layer I added to cover the purple didn't match my skin tone but stayed a glowing white. I also don't like this dry-ish liquid texture--it's too hard to blend compared with the ones that come in a tube like a lipstick. A waste of money.
on 12/2/2009 9:15:00 PM
More reviews by xloveee
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm
I love how this concealer "matches" to your skin, I got this in light and it matches my skin perfectly! I only use this to cover my dark under eye circles though. It's so light and it blends so well into my skin. I just use my finger to blend it all out and it works like a dream. For blemishes I feel like it doesn't work as well. Maybe because it's so thin and water like? I have no idea how to describe it. So I took of 2 lippies for not being able to conceal blemishes, and I think that this does fade a little throughout the day. Despite this fact, I will repurchase this product again only because how amazing it works for underneath my eyes!
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