Almay Smart Shade Anti-Aging Makeup SPF 20 Review

Almay Smart Shade Anti-Aging Makeup SPF 20 Review

Hello beautiful ladies,

New Year is not very far away now, only 3-4 days are left. Preparations for welcoming New Year are in full swing at my home and I am so happy to celebrate it with family and friends.  The product which I am going to review today is versatile. It can be used as a makeup base and also as a tinted moisturizer.  Read on to know my experience with this.


Product Description:

Instantly minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles where needed. Transforms into your ideal shade with light to medium coverage.  Minimizes the appearance of fine lines.  Transforms into your ideal shade.  Hypoallergenic, dermatologist tested.


It comes in a white and cream coloured opaque tube. The packaging is classy and weightless hence travel friendly and easy to carry. The product comes out easily on squeezing the tube.

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INR 1782 for 30 ml.

How To Use:

Apply before exposure to sun with fingertips and blend thoroughly.


Titanium dioxide3.9%, zinc oxide 2.0%

Shelf Life:

2 years.


The texture is very smooth and it is very easy to blend.


It has a very faint fragrance which disappears within a few minutes of application.

My Take on Almay Smart Shade Anti-Aging Makeup SPF 20:

Well, let me confess that I am in love with this product. It is very lightweight, non- greasy and easy to spread. It blends like a dream and sinks into my skin giving it a healthy glow and satin finish.  It also has SPF 20, so I don’t need to apply a sunscreen. It claims to instantly minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles, but I am not sure as I don’t have any; however, my mom also uses this product and she thinks that it does remove the appearance of lines to some extent. Since it has SPF 20, it guards our skin against photo aging. It gives medium coverage and is suitable for normal to oily skin.

As I have dry skin, I apply moisturizer beneath it.  When I first used this product, I was surprised as it came out as a grey-ish white cream, but as I blended it in, it changed its colour and looked like any other foundation.  It gives a nice matte effect on my skin. I have yellow undertones and it suits me perfectly. It stayed on me for good 6-7 hours.

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After applying this, I set it with loose powder.  Although it gives medium coverage, I use it beneath foundation as a makeup base for heavy coverage. Although it is a versatile product, but it is still expensive, but I don’t mind, as for me, it is a tinted moisturizer, makeup base and light foundation – all three in one. Though this makeup base settles to a matte finish, it still gives a nice sheen to the face and I figured out why? Well, it contains very minute shimmer particles which are visible only in light. They reflect light and give a healthy glow to the skin. The shimmer particles are not at all gritty or chunky; they cover my skin as a second skin. This product gives very nice glow and healthy shine to my face without making it over the top. It didn’t break me out and also it didn’t left any white cast on my face. It is a lightweight formula that won’t clog the pores and wouldn’t feel heavy on the skin too. It is available in two shades. This shade which I am reviewing will suit most skin tones but it will not suit people with pink undertones.

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Let’s now sum up the pros and cons:

Pros of Almay Smart Shade Anti-Aging Makeup SPF 20:

  • The packaging is travel friendly.
  • It glides on the skin very well and blends easily.
  • It does not clog pores and does not emphasize dry patches on skin.
  • It even outs skin and gives it a dewy finish.
  • It is a versatile product can be used as a makeup base too.
  • SPF 20.
  • Does not break out my skin and doesn’t leave a white cast.
  • Gives medium coverage.
  • Makes skin soft and smooth.

Cons of Almay Smart Shade Anti-Aging Makeup SPF 20:

  • Dry skinned beauties will have to wear a moisturiser underneath.
  • It is pricey.
  • The tube is opaque, so the amount of product left can’t be determined.

IMBB Rating:

5/5, although it has some cons, but they are not that major considering the quality of this product.

Do I Recommend Almay Smart Shade Anti-Aging Makeup SPF 20?

Of course, yes, it is worth every penny and should be tried at least once, I am sure all of you will love it.

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3 thoughts on “Almay Smart Shade Anti-Aging Makeup SPF 20 Review

  1. I have been using Almay products for many years. I recently tried the new improved Almay Smart Shade Anti-Aging and have to say this is horrible. It comes out white but doesn’t conform to your shade. In fact, it makes me look sickly pale. Why!!! Why do you always ruin products that were great to begin with. I will be switching brands until if and when, you return to the old formula. By the way, I tried two different tubes and had the same result. Maybe I can use this stuff for Halloween.

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