A few weeks ago a few new Almay beauty goodies landed on my beauty desk to try out. While I have a few Almay products that's my favourite favourite - I haven't tried anything from the brand too recently so I was glad to get some goodies to try out .
Let's jump into the review -
Almay Best Blend Forever Make-Up R270
I have to admit - when I saw the sponge applicator I was sceptical. I don't like using products with build it sponges - but this one is pretty decent. Another bonus is it can be clicked out , washed and clicked back in - which for me is a huge bonus as I hate using dirty sponges. This is a make-up moisturiser with a built in applicator - making it a fantastic multi-tasking product. I feel this is amazing for summer - as it evens out skin tone - yet isn't heavy like foundations in this heat. It's the perfect mix of skincare and colour. I love that this doesn't look cakey , gives you a light layer of coverage and makes your skin looks healthy . The formula is also pretty hydrating and each bottle is packed with a cocktail of vitamins and botanical for care as you wear. Keep in mind this isn't a full coverage foundation - this is light buildable coverage. So if you are keen for something more full coverage I would give this a pass.
Almay Goddess Gloss R119,95 - Flame
This is a gorgeous lip colour that offers a gorgeous gloss with a multi-demensional lip look. The iridescent gloss provides a boost of moisture and is extremely comfortable to wear without getting goopy and yucky. The colour I received is the perfect topper for any festive season looks too. It gives a gorgeous look over any lipsticks - so you can truly play with these glosses to create your own unique lip look.
Swatches of the Almay Best Blend Forever Foundation in shade and Almay Goddess Gloss in Flame.
Almay Liquid Lash Extenders Mascara R199
This is such a unique mascara formula - as it has a fibre and tube formula to deliver instant lenght and achieve longer lashes. I love these types of mascara brushes - a more natural brush as apposed to a more plastic brush that pokes your eyes.
This was a good mascara - it wasn't mindblowingly good but it wasn't bad either.
Almay Palette Pops in Fabulista R349,95
This is the perfect eyeshadow to play with wet or dry. It has a super creamy blend able formula that does not crease or smudge to last the whole day. The formula is super buttery so it basically blends itself. But word of warning - since the eyeshadow is so soft and creamy it can break easily . I lost the black after a small bump to the palette. The colours are pretty decent and wearable and there is a more neutral palette in the range too perfect for everyday wear.
Swatches of the Almay Palette Pops in Fabulista with more dramatic colours. Swatches all show the eyeshadow dry - but they are crazy pigmented when you use a little setting spray or Fix+ spray.
Almay Shadow Squads R149,95
There is 10 in total in the range of which I have 4 of the mini quads. These quads contains a satin , metallic , matte and glitter shadow to create a monochrome look on the eyes. Honestly - I had a issue with the lighter colours showing up on my skin tone - but I am very pale and those palettes are quite light - so that might be the issue. The two darker ones are extremely nice on the eyes. I'm just not sure if personally I'm a huge fan of the monochrome eyes look.
Almay Shadow Quad Less is More
This will most definitely look so much nicer on a darker skin tone as this hardly shows up on me.
Almay Shadow Squad in Cause a Stir
I really liked this one though - the colours are super pigmented and buttery and it does create an amazing look. If you are into nudes this is the perfect palette for you.
Almay Shadow Squads in The World is My Oyster
This is another one that will be better suited with someone with a darker skin tone. It hardly shows up on my skin which is sad because I love the colours in this one.
Almay Shadow Squads in Pure Gold Baby
If you love golden orangey browns you will love this mini set. Again - the formula is buttery - the pigmentation is pretty good. And the colour is gorgeous.
Overall , I will recommend the foundation 100% as it's the perfect summer skincare foundation combo. The rest is hit and miss - if you find a eyeshadow combo that works on your skin tone it will be a winner for sure.
I will be sharing my Advent calendar Days 1-6 a little later this week on the blog so keep an eye open for that too.
Have you tried any of these products ??
The products were sent to me to try out - all opinions are my own.