Quite a while ago I picked up Almay’s Smart Shade Anti-Aging Concealer SPF 20 in Light from Target.
The Website Claims:
This breakthrough concealer matches your skin tone AND fights signs of aging. Breakthrough shade-sensing technology starts out white and instantly adjusts to the color of your skin. Medium coverage helps to conceal minor imperfections and dark circles under eyes. Antioxidant blend of grape seed, ginseng and Ginkgo biloba nurtures your skin for a beautiful, natural finish every time. SPF 20 protects.
Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide (4.0%), Zinc Oxide (2.0%); Inactive Ingredients: Aqua (Water) (Water, Eau), Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Butylene Glycol, Trisiloxane, Cetyl/PEG/PPG 10/1 Dimethicone, Alcohol Denatured, Phenyltrimethicone, Nylon 12, Tribehenin, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Sodium Chloride, Cyclohexasiloxane, PEG/PPG 18/18 Dimethicone, Alumina, Boron Nitrate, Galactoarabinan, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract (Grape), Centaurea Cyanus (Cornflower) Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Ginseng (Panax Ginseng) Root Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Silica, Methicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Ammonium Polyacrylatedimethyl Tauramide, Cycloheptasiloxane, Acrylonitrile/Methacrylonitrile/Methyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Polysorbate 20, Polysorbate 80, Talc, Tetrasodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Propylparaben, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Mica, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499)
$7.74 for .37 fl. oz.
Does it live up to its claims?
Sort of. It does start out white and changes to a light skin tone. It ends up looking dark and sort of orange under my eyes on its own. I can cover it up with foundation but that still leaves me looking a bit dark. It doesn’t crease or settle into fine lines on me. It feels heavier than some of the concealers that I’ve tried. I’ve tried it a few different ways, but while I like that it doesn’t settle into fine lines I really hate the color. Most of that ‘smart shade’ technology never works for me.
Would I purchase again?
No. I didn’t really care for this concealer and turning orange on me is just not nice. This didn’t really work for me and I wouldn’t recommend it.
Product purchased by me. All opinions are my own.