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What we say:
Almay Smart Shade CC Cream in light is a superb product. The packaging is a bit boring and would not catch my eye if it were on a shelf as the colour is dull uninteresting compared to other products. However, the container is well made and designed and I like the way it closes and opens. No spillage. It has a pleasant smell. The cream is a nice consistency and it applies easily. It absorbs well into the skin and feels lightweight. The shade matched my skin tone perfectly and provided light coverage. It is an easy one-step product which contains SPF as an added bonus. It lasts all day and is durable. I recommend this product to be used as light make-up for everyday use. I have been happy using this product for the last two weeks and would recommend it to others and purchase it for myself.
– Michelle D
I have been using BB creams from various cosmetic houses but I found one that I have been using for a while now and loved it. When I tried the Almay CC cream it felt completely different on my skin, my skin felt so soft and it had this healthy skin tone to it. I almost did not want to apply any foundation to it because it felt so moisturised and it really covered some of the redness on my skin.
I am not really a fan of Almay as the couple of times I did purchase Almay foundation and loose powder I really didn’t like it because there was almost no coverage at all, but the CC cream is fantastic would really recommend it to anyone looking for glowing soft skin.
Thanks again can’t wait to trail more products soon.
– Samantha W
The CC cream promises to instantly perfect, and visibly correct. It’s available in three shades: Light, Light / Medium, and Medium and comes in a 30ml squeeze tube that opens easily, and prevents wasting. It has an SPF of 35, which is important if this is the only product you are going to put on your face, it also smells a bit like a sunscreen, which I like.
I have combination skin. When I used the CC cream, it had a silky feel to it, but I found it too oily when I put it on, making my face very shiny. I had to apply a second layer, as it did not ‘perfect’ or cover much; I also had to use a powder to set it. Unfortunately it wore off after a short period of time.
I would recommend this product for dry skin that does not need much coverage. It did not work for me, I still prefer to use my liquid foundation instead, and would not purchase this product.
– Natalie T
I am not a fan of using foundation except for special occasions. However I am absolutely in love with the Almay CC Cream! The lightweight formula glides on to my skin beautifully after applying my moisturiser and provides ample coverage but still looks natural and gives me a fresh dewy look. I have been using it for over a week now and I am pleasantly surprised to see that my skin looks noticeably brighter even after I have washed off all traces of make up. I have even received compliments about my skin looking good which makes my day and makes me love this product even more. It is quick and easy to apply which is perfect for my lifestyle as I am always in a rush in the mornings. The tube is small with a twist off lid and has taken up permanent residence in my handbag :) This product is fantastic and I will be buying it again in the future.
I have never used an Almay product so I was very keen to give the CC cream a bash.
The packaging is really pretty and fits into the palm of my hand, making it easy to toss into my handbag without taking up much space. I’m a regular user of BB cream (Bobbi Brown’s version as well as Garnier’s) so it was interesting to see what the difference would be. Oh, the SPF 35 in the CC cream was the big winning factor for me, I’m a sucker for sun protection.
What I loved was that the CC cream is very hydrating without any greasiness on my combination skin (that is now very flaky around the mouth and nose due to the cold weather) and left me with a natural dewy finish, I didn’t even have to use primer around my flaky areas to prepare the skin. It’s great that you can get high sun protection in a rather lightly-textured product.
Coverage wise, I’m happy because it masked small blemishes so I didn’t even have to cover them up with a concealer. I don’t know how much colour-correcting this cream has done but it’s definitely worthy of a purchase for daily use.
I received the Almay Smart Shade CC Cream to try from BeautySouthAfrica. This is the first CC Cream I have tried, as the CC wave has not fully hit South African shores, so I am thankful for the exposure. After two weeks of using the treatment continuously during the day, I must say that I am amazed by this product. The shade that I received was light and it suited my porcelain skin tone perfectly. It looked bit darker than I am, but the colour seemed to adapt to give me a natural effect which I really liked. All my imperfections appeared blurred and less noticeable. It was as if I was wearing foundation, only without the heavy cakey feeling. This seemed to moisturise those areas of my face which are slightly drier and produced a dewy radiant glow. Another bonus is the high SPF which means you can literally purchase one product to solve most of your beauty needs and it is therefore great value for money. I could also definitely notice a difference in the condition of my skin itself. I can see this being a great hit with the younger crowd.
– Ayesha D