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Almay Smart Shade Makeup

Reviewing: Almay Smart Shade  |  Rating:
hepper By hepper on
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The package reminded me of a suntan lotion bottle because you have to squeeze it out of a flat tube. But I sort of liked that because it might cut down on contamination because I don't have to dip my fingers in it, or rub a sponge over it. I did squeeze out a bit too much though and would have liked to put it back in the tube somehow instead of wasting it. So the packaging gets mixed reviews from me.

I really liked the fact that it's oil-free so it didn't make my face look shiny, but I have dry skin so maybe that's why. I'm not sure how it would hold up to someone with oily skin. It also comes with a SPF-15 built in, which is a nice bonus.

I was also pleased that there wasn't a strong odor to the product. Some foundations have a chemical smell and since you wear it right under your nose, you tend to smell it all day.

Out of the 3 color choices, I went with the Light shade because I am very pale. The product itself comes out white in color, which was kind of scary. But as I smoothed it in, it brought out a rosy color that looked quite natural.

Something to note is the consistency of the cream. When I was squeezing it out of the tube it was a bit on the thin and drippy side. I didn't have too much of a problem with it but thought it was worth mentioning. You might want to squeeze it into your palm instead of on your fingertips to be on the safe side.

The foundation felt really light and silky on my face, but I wasn't impressed with the coverage. I could see using this as a base coat, but not as a final foundation if you have problem skins or flaws you want to hide.