The first impression I got of the Almay Smart Shade CC Cream was not a good one. When first applied it looks pretty greasy. However, after about 30 minutes, it dries down to a more tolerable matte-ish finish. The coverage is sheer to moderate, perfect for minimal makeup summer days. The lasting power on me, sans primer or finishing powder, is about three or four hours, which is definitely impressive on my oily skin in the summer. Also, you've gotta love the SPF 35 on this bad boy... "Wait, did you say SPF 35?," said my skin, starting to freak out.
|Almay Smart Shade CC Cream™freshly applied|
Before you know it, this CC cream and its SPF had also broken me out. I was so upset, too, because after using it for two days, I thought I had found a sunscreen match for my finnicky skin. Unfortunately, that is not so. Also, as much as I would like to, I cannot vouch for its complexion correcting properties since I did not get the chance to use it long enough.
I was pretty bummed out by this product as I now have to add it to my long list of sunscreen disappointments. Even after all this, though, I still recommend trying it for yourself before forming an opinion based on my post. Please remember, my skin is verrrrry sensitive. At $10 a bottle, it's not a bad investment. Ulta is currently having a promotion online where Almay Smart Shade CC Cream is buy one, get one 50% off. Try it out and let me know what you think!
Have you gotten in the BB/CC craze? Have you tried the Almay CC Cream? Love it? Hate it?