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Almay Smart Shade CC Cream Reviews
Ranked #56 in CC Creams

    2.3/5
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    July 08, 2017

    my least favourite, very oily

    I bought this product when it was on clearance hoping I had found a hidden gem, bought it for about half the original price. But after using it about 10 times i still find the same result very oily and leaving a gross finish on my face. It does not cover any acne, not very thick and effective. When i squeeze it out of the bottle it comes out in two forms; a clumpy paste and oil. No matter how much I seemed to shake the bottle the two forms don't blend into a nomarl cream format. I first needed to blend it before applying to my face and after applying to my face it made my face look grossly greasy. It does not last all day, it gets more oily even with powder and overall has a terrible finish. As for the smart shade aspect of the product, i don't notice any significant shade matching, the product comes in various shades and is so thin and light its hard to tell if it even has matched your shade. It comes out of the bottle slightly gray(until you blend it) but the shade which you have bought it, what it says on the package.
    I would not suggest that anyone buy this CC cream, there are so many better options, even BB Creams that are the same price but have much better effects and texture.

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    5.0/5
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    April 07, 2016

    I love this product. For me, it's the best one for the day-to-day as any other foundation gives my skin a heavy look. It's light, very natural and sits well on my skin all day IF under powder. The shade is perfect for my skin tone. I am very disappointed that it's no longer sold at Shoppers Drugmart.

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    4.8/5
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    February 13, 2016

    I purchased this product on sale, in the second lightest shade. WOW! I'm really pleasantly surprised! This stuff comes out of the tube kind of greyish/white and just blends right in to your face like magic! It goes on soft and smooth and provides medium coverage - letting my natural self shine through, but covering the imperfections. My skin tends to be on the sensitive side and this product doesn't bother it at all. It feels light and non-greasy and I have no troubles wearing it all day. It makes my skin look very even and I love that! It washes off easily at the end of the day also, which is nice. Some other products require a double wash for complete removal, but not this stuff. Overall, I will purchase this product again. I like the way it makes my skin look, and the price!

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    3.3/5
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    February 11, 2016

    I like this CC cream quit a bit. First I like it for the packaging. I travel a lot and it's a perfect little container to take on the go. The cream it's self is effective for me. I've had no issues like many others have mentioned, it does seem a wee bit water when it first comes out but it mixes well into the shade of my skin. It's soft and smooth on my face. I don't hesitate to purchase it again.

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    2.0/5
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    Recommended? Fugheddaboutit!
    January 27, 2016

    I wasn't impressed with this product at all. The product comes out watery/oily first and the rest comes out clumpy. At first I thought it was just a bad batch but seeing other reviews this is just how the product comes out. The products gives an oily feel to my face and doesn't really do much for my redness.

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    1.0/5
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    May 21, 2015

    Oxidizes and settles into all my fine lines, it's also very oily feeling.

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    2.2/5
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    March 31, 2015

    This cc cream is only good for light coverage as it will be absorbed to the skin. But the coverage isn't that great, so you would need to add concealer and some foundation. It is good for light coverage and it also includes spf which is nice. But overall it just seems like a sunscreen more than a cc cream.

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    0.7/5
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    Recommended? Fugheddaboutit!
    September 09, 2014

    I gave this bottle a shot five times now. It could be that I just have a bad batch, so look at the other reviews too, but no matter how much I shake the bottle, the cream always comes out unmixed and oily. I try to mix it in my fingers, but it still feels oily and doesn't spread properly. It leaves an oily sheen on my face that doesn't go away even with powder on it.
    I do not recommend this product, which is disappointing as I normally like Almay products.
    I also put that the price is a rip off because this product did not work for me. Normally I find Almay prices to be very reasonable.

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    3.2/5
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    July 28, 2014

    I liked it but prefer a bb cream.

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    4.5/5
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    July 27, 2014

    I love this cc cream! I don't always uses cc cream, but this one matches the colour of my skin whether I've been out in the sun or not! It's super light and I never feel like I am wearing any cream. I highly recomend!

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