“ Brand: Almay / Type: Foundation / Subcategory: Anti-Ageing / What it does: Smoothes, Rejuvenates, „
Am I the only person to have had allergic reactions to Almay products? I have tried a few over the years and regretted it each time. I thing that the rude attitude of the company makes it worse. They make it quite clear that they do not care and did not even offer to refund the money that I spent each time. Their creme eyeshadow made my eyes swell up so I could not even see for over a week...another time, I (foolishly) tried another of their cosmetics, and it was the same. More recently, I tried one of their moisturisers. It was recommended to me, but never again. It made blisters appear on my hands and I was glad I never put it on my face. They were bright red and very sore for ages. My advice is to be really careful when trying something new for the first time and test it on your elbows or knees, as I wish I had. Funny thing is, I rarely have allergic reactions at all. I will never try any Almay products again, even if given to me free.
Hmm, I can't decide if I like this product. For a start I was mortally offended that my mother got it for me in the first place. I mean, 'age smoothing'? Is she trying to tell me something?! This is basically a knock-off cheaper version of those highly expensive designer that promise to 'bounce light' off blemishes and lines, to make you look glowing and healthy and 'dewy' (isn't that one of Donald Duck's nephews?) So, having slathered this on and expecting to see the face of a 12 year old staring back at me from the mirror; what actually greeted me was a slightly yellowing greasy faced woman. Not pleasing, not pleasing *at all*. The trouble is, if you don't like that ultra-glossy 'I've just tipped a bottle of cooking oil over my face' look (and I have to say I don't, really) and want to tone it down with powder, you end up with clumps of it sticking to you in quite an unattractive manner. I did wear it on it's own once, and found it had quite good staying power for what appears to be such a sheer product. It's fragrance free and non-comedogenic, so would be good for sensitive skins. This may be useful if you have *very* dry skin, or like to look oily, but I don't think I'll be using this in the way it was intended. For greasing stiff gears and easing children's heads from saucepans, maybe, but not on my face!