Almay Smart Shade Smart Balance Makeup Review | SheSpeaks

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  • herbalkate By  herbalkate    

    Very disappointing.

    I tried this product years ago and had high hopes for it because, at the time, I was a huge user of other Almay products. I have fair-to-medium skin with a light olive undertone so it is difficult to find a product that matches my skin. The product claims to adjust itself to match your skin tone so I thought it would complement my skin. Unfortunately, it did not. Instead of blending in with my skin color, it changed it to a deeper color that looked too orange and fake, like a bad self-tanner. It dried nearly the second it touched my skin so I was unable to blend it in well and it left it streaky. It did not moisturize my skin and was actually kind of sticky to the touch. I was very disappointed with the results and it went to the back of the makeup graveyard in my cabinet.

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  • hollycatmills By  hollycatmills    

    While using this product I had a hard time keeping it from separating on my face. Mainly around my T zone. My skin is combination and this didn't set well with translucent powder and leaving it by itself.

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  • simplye By  simplye    

    Lightweight, providing full coverage, this is a product I absolutely love! I come back to it time and time again.

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  • jackrocks By  jackrocks    

    I love the lightweight coverage and the self adjusting color aspect, love this!!!!

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  • CatholicMissionaryMom By  CatholicMissionaryMom    

    I usually get make-up from my aunt that sells it. I left my make-up bag at home and bought this at the store. I have a problem finding make-up that feels light and matches. This was a perfect match for my skin. The downfall is that the coverage isn't the best if someone has a lot of acne, but I have a pretty decent complexion so it works well for me.

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  • bunnyears By  bunnyears    

    Provides only very light coverage.

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  • MsChristinaK By  MsChristinaK    

    Very light and very sheer. Kind of cool that it comes out white and turns into regular foundation but it wasn't a perfect match for my tan skin. I am acne prone and my skin is on the oilier side so this only made it greasier. Like the concept but did not work for me.

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  • bsanidas By  bsanidas    

    I have really sensitive skin and it made me break out. I will not purchase this product?

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  • DrillBitLobotomy By  DrillBitLobotomy    

    This makeup is a last resort for me. It has terrible coverage, makes my face oily, proceeds to make my face break out, and it doesn't match my skin at all. When I applied it, my face looked shiny and not much of a difference was there coverage wise. Honestly, this is the thing I dig up out of my makeup box when I'm desperate.

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  • kperez323 By  kperez323    

    Made me break out and has no coverage.

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  • Lefleur212 By  Lefleur212    

    I had seen the commercials and I really thought this make up would match my skin tone and sadly I was not satisfied, it just didn't seem natural nor did it smell nice.

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  • SavingInBranson By  SavingInBranson    

    I have always had a problem finding a foundation to match my skin. I have always had to get either a lighter foundation and use a darker powder or switch it around. With this foundation I do not have to worry it always matches for me. The concealers are great as well. I absolutely LOVE this product!

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  • Lovely7 By  Lovely7    

    I hate this product. It didn't match my skin at all and didn't rub in very well either. I bought it because I was tired of buying the wrong shades. This was horrible.

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  • trayce13 By  trayce13    

    it did nothing except make my face the wrong color no matter what shade I tried it was always whitish

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  • cleverzeke By  cleverzeke    

    I tried this and it left my skin so tight that I could feel the tightness and the color didnt match well to my skin. My wrinkles around me eyes were hidious.

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