I'm back with another Crowdtap review! I've been testing out the Almay Healthy Glow Makeup + Gradual Self Tan foundation for about two weeks now and I'm ready to write my review.
I received two different shades: light and light medium. I tested out both shades, but found light medium works better with my skin tone. I was intrigued by this product because it's something different - a foundation that's supposed to gradually give you a tan!
Here are the benefits/claims taken from the Almay website:
- Makeup benefits:
- ‒ Medium coverage foundation perfects skin
- ‒ Skin looks flawless and luminous
- ‒ All day wear
- ‒ Broad Spectrum SPF 20
- ‒ Dermatologist tested
- ‒ Hypoallergenic
- ‒ Available in 3 shades: Light, Light/Medium, and Medium
- Gradual self tan benefits:
- ‒ Natural, healthy glow remains after makeup removal*
- ‒ Overall appearance of bare skin is improved
- ‒ Long-lasting, beautiful results remain up to 3 days after discontinued product use
- ‒ Natural looking color
- ‒ Low to no odor
Now for my review. Pardon the before photos with no makeup on. Haha, I know I'm wearing the same tank top. Anyway, Personally, I don't see much of a difference. Maybe it's the lighting, but even in person, I don't see any changes. The consistency of this foundation is my least favourite thing. It's so heavy and TACKY. I honestly cannot stand when foundations are sticky when I apply them to my face. I have combination skin, leaning more towards being oily. I always apply a primer before my foundation and found that no matter which primer I used, this foundation would still sink into my pores and fine lines. I'm already self conscious about my pores, so this is definitely a negative. The last negative thing I have to say about this foundation is that there is a distinct smell that I guess is the self tanning product? I've never used any self tanners, so I'm not too sure...the smell is definitely more prominent in the light/medium than in the light shade. I don't want this review to only focus on the negatives, of course. I do like the glow that this foundation leaves when applied and I also like that there's SPF in it. Overall, I really wanted to like this product, but it just didn't work for me. It's a really neat concept, and I'm sure with a little work, it will be an effective product in the future! Thanks Crowdtap for letting me try this product for free (:
the first two photos are from about seven days of using the foundation and the last two are from this morning, which is almost two weeks of using the foundation.