Smart Shade Smart Balance skin Balancing Liquid Foundation with SPF 15 by Almay
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  • I think that I should say now just how irritated I was with the price of this product
  • One reason that I paid the extra price for this product was that not only did the product claim to match my exact skin tone by blending (incidentally this is also the claim of the other version) but more intriguingly the product claimed to be able to detect oily and dry parts of the skin and act nourish the skin based upon those detections
  • Unfortunately I found that these claims were bogus and that the product worked no better than its cheaper predecessor
  • Additionally, on a more positive note, I noticed that the shading abilities of this particular version were just as good as those of the previous version
  • I was not expecting complete sun protection but I have used other foundations (a few of which were Almay) and I did not have the same problem despite doing the same activity


    • by webgirl40
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      This particular review will again be about a liquid foundation that I have tried. In this particular review I will be writing about Almay’s Smart Shade Smart Balance Skin Balancing liquid Foundation with SPF 15. I purchased this product at Wal-Mart as well for about thirteen dollars ($13.00) for a two fluid ounce (2 fl. oz.)bottle. I think that I should say now just how irritated I was with the price of this product. Granted I realize that some foundations are more expensive than others but this with this product I think that Almay really raised the price more than it should have been. The reason is that there are actually two versions of this particular foundation one with sun protection and one

      without. The sun protection version is about four to five dollars ($4 to $5) dollars more expensive than its counterpart all because the company added a little zinc oxide and titanium dioxide to the mix. I realize the product is more expensive to make but does it really justify such a large raise in price?

      More to the point I cannot really say that I was particularly thrilled with this product. One reason that I paid the extra price for this product was that not only did the product claim to match my exact skin tone by blending (incidentally this is also the claim of the other version) but more intriguingly the product claimed to be able to detect oily and dry parts of

      the skin and act nourish the skin based upon those detections. I was really excited by those claims and purchased the product anyway. Unfortunately I found that these claims were bogus and that the product worked no better than its cheaper predecessor. I did not notice that my skin was more balanced but showed no significant improvement at all.

      Additionally, on a more positive note, I noticed that the shading abilities of this particular version were just as good as those of the previous version. I have used the previous version before and while there were only four shades I found that the third shade matched to my skin tone remarkably well and this product did the same. The finish that I received ...


      • Smart Shade Smart Balance skin Balancing Liquid Foundation with SPF 15 by Almay
      from this product was remarkably good. The product offered great coverage and the finished look was flawless and an almost exact match to my skin tone.

      Finally, while I did notice some sun protect with this product I did not feel like my face was completely protected for some reason and once when I spent a day walking around some down-town shops with friends I noticed that I did get a little sun-burnt on my cheeks. I was not expecting complete sun protection but I have used other foundations (a few of which were Almay) and I did not have the same problem despite doing the same activity.

      In conclusion, while I did like some aspects of the product I am not thrilled with others.

      I do not know why I did not get the sun protection I was expecting and can only guess that I did not put enough product on. Despite this fact though, I saw no reason to pay four or five dollars ($4 or $5) extra for mediocre sun protection. The company’s claims to detect and adjust to oily or dry skin seemed to be bogus and that again made me question the extra price. I think that this is an okay foundation but not one that I would list as one of my favorites. I give this product a six out of ten (6 of 10) for its abilities to match my skin tone so precisely and to give such a flawless natural look.




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