I have long admired Almay for offering practical, simple, and time saving makeup. Almost everything from their product line is ‘one step’ or ‘smart shade’, leaving very little room for error. The most recently added items feature an ingenious blush, skin perfecting CC, and colorful lip balms. Let’s take a look!
I am a huge fan of foundation. I get pretty obsessed with faking perfect skin. I may be the only woman who did not jump on the BB bandwagon; to me, BB’s are glorified tinted moisturizers. Now, CC’s are another story. They offer more coverage and this one from Almay promises to brighten and even skin tone over time. It also features the added benefit of including SPF 35 to reduce sun damage, yay! I will warn you, despite the great coverage, is pretty heavy for my oily, acne prone skin. I did not experience breakouts (phew!) but I could definitely feel that I had it on. Not to discourage, but this is best suited for ladies with normal or combination skin. For drier skin, I’d slap on some moisturizer before applying.
Next, the blush. How pretty are the tiny polka dots? It comprises of three different shades that swirl together for the perfect shade. I have the coral, which warms my pale skin up. The pink, pretty as it may be, doesn’t really show up- its too pale for me. If anyone tries it and loves it, let me know!
Last but not least- that lip balm. $4.99, what a price for this product! The shades are highly pigmented and packed with lip conditioners for smooth, bright lips. There are a good range of colors that also are very wearable, no matter the occasion (hot pink for work? Yes!).
Have you had the chance to try these products? I’d love the feedback! xx
1. Almay Smart Shade CC, $10
2. Almay Smart Shade Blush, $10
3. Almay Color and Care Liquid Lip Balm, $5