Thursday, April 7, 2011

Almay Smart Shade Anti-Aging Concealer Review

Happy Thursday, everyone!

Right now, I am using the new editor, and I am loving it... why did I wait this long?!

Two days ago, I shared with you guys my thoughts on Almay's hydrating makeup. For today, I will be reviewing my

Almay Smart Shade Anti-Aging Concealer


This breakthrough concealer matches your skin tone and fights signs of aging.

4 out of 5 women saw an instant reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This lightweight formula moisturizes and smooths skin around the delicate eye area. Medium coverage helps to conceal minor imperfections and dark circles under eyes. SPF 20 protects.


I cannot really say for sure that it reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, but I can tell you that it definitely makes the eye area smoother.

It works like any other concealer, but what I love about this is its consistency. It blends in well, and covers blemishes and dark spots well too.

I suggest really checking to see which shade matches your skin color because I was in a hurry so I just grabbed the concealer that was there (big mistake!). I got it in light, and it's just too light for my skin tone, especially in the eye area. So now what I do is put a little bit of it on top of my MAC concealer, and it works out okay. For the rest of my face though, this concealer by itself is fine.

I just wish there were more shades available. They only have three:


Light Medium


Besides just having only three shades, I don't have any other complains. It's around $7, so if it doesn't work out for you or you end up not liking it, it really won't hurt your budget too much.

Have you tried using this concealer? Is it something you might want to try?



  1. I like the 3rd color!


  2. Another great review. I haven't tired this product before but I'm willing to if it brightens the area under my eyes.

  3. thanks for the comment and follow, girl! i'll enjoy your visits, and visiting here!
    i haven't tried this product, but it's great to learn about new ones:)

  4. I'm not a big fan of concealer. It tends to cake up. Does this one do that?

  5. sick by trend-- :D

    Sunny&Star-- thanks! and it really does brighten the eye area!

    LCR-- you're welcome and thanks too!

    C-- nope, it doesn't cake up. :)

  6. Thanks, this is cool. Concealers are tricky. Usually, I have good luck with Almay.

  7. I don't use concealer (or very rarely), but 1) I've never been let down by an Almay product and 2) SPF protection is a good-to-have in a concealer. I like the darker shade ;)


  8. thanks for the comment at Big Mario! and thanks for the review of the concealer - I need something for the dark circles!!

    following you now!


  9. Been a while since I used actual concealer. Lately I've been using BB cream and a bit of foundation. That anti-again concealer is interesting though! I've been trying to find something for the lines at the sides of my eyes... And this one doubles as a concealer. Thanks for the review! ;)

  10. ellie-- almay is actually a really good brand. :)

    K-- yes, the spf definitely makes it a winner! :)

    Stephanie-- thanks! :D

    raeny-- oooh, i've been wanting to use bb cream! :D

  11. Glad it's working well, I've never really tried a concealer.

    Chic on the Cheap

  12. I am too stuck on my mac concealer... I also use bobby brown which is really good.

  13. I agree they need more color options. (after a bad experience with Almay's Smart Shade foundation i haven't bought anything else from them.) Maybe you can restore my faith in Almay lol.

  14. Almay is a good brand and good for sensitive skin too.

  15. I am definitely willing to give this concealer a try - I like the fact that there aren't too many shades to choose from; I always find that confusing! :P

  16. I've never tried this concealer, but from the sound of it it's a good try, so I'll def keep an eye out for it!

  17. I have yet to explore the Almay brand, thanks for posting about this concealer.:D

    I am going to get a drugstore concealer to try today - this might be it!:D

    Happy Friday, Mimi!:D

    ***** Marie *****

  18. I have got some Almay products as I had never tried any from this brand and loving them. Hope you can check them out and wanted to let you know that I changed the URL for my blog :)

  19. i would try this but i would need it in a darker shade.

  20. I'm always on the look out for a good concealer!

  21. hi everyone! thanks for stopping by! :D

  22. Great review thanks for shearing babe. x

  23. I will definitely try this product out once I finish my MAC concealer :D

    xoxo, Bree

  24. i haven't tried it before. but i love that it helps make your skin smooth. i definitely need that.


  25. Sounds nice, but sux it doesn’t have a wider color range. I think the medium color will be too light so my skin tone, but I hope Almay puts more colors to this concealer, I would love to try it.

  26. i love almay! i think i might have this stuff/use it every day? i should probably know that, huh...

  27. Sia-- you're welcome!

    Bree-- let me know how it turns out for you!

    Carrie-- i think it would do that for you. :)

    Dizzy-- yeah, i was really hoping to have more shades to choose from. ;)

    Jenni-- haha. ;)