Almay Age Essentials Foundation and Concealer
The new Almay Age Essentials makeup range was developed to simplify your makeup routine by offering multi-benefit products. They all contain built-in moisturisers as well as anti-aging ingredients, which deliver results with extended use.
Almay Age Essentials Foundation SPF15, R269
What they say: This makeup is formulated with a combination of Collagen, Hyaluronic Acid and Peptides; no added parabens – only skin loving ingredients that restore youthful luminosity.
The lightweight foundation relaxes the look of expression lines, smoothing skin and boosting hydration immediately and over time for a more revitalized look. After 4 weeks of use, skin feels firmer and looks lifted.
What I say: First impressions were not good on this. The formula is quite thick, and sat in my fine lines and wrinkles for the first few minutes after application. Thankfully, after about 10 minutes, it had settled well, and my skin looked like skin again.
It was very comfortable to wear, and didn’t go patchy or flaky through the day. There wasn’t much left of it at the end of the day, but it doesn’t claim to be a longwearing formula, so this didn’t bug me at all.
It’s the perfect lazy girl’s foundation, as it contains skin benefits as well as broad spectrum SPF 15 sun protection. I don’t think it’s a foundation I would wear every day, but of you are in the market for a beginner’s anti-aging foundation, this might just be the one for you.
Almay Age Essentials Concealer SPF20, R175
What they say: The unique Almay Age Essentials Concealer formula was created to conceal dark circles and age spots, while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The luxurious formula with a combination of Collagen, Hyaluronic Acid and Peptides, helps restore youthful luminosity. In an easy to use stick format, the 4 full coverage shades provide instant all day coverage, perfect for women on-the-go who are looking for a fresh, brighter, and smoother looking complexion. Suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin, this gentle eye-friendly formula is specifically designed for delicate eye area.
What I say: I really liked this concealer. It does exactly what it says it will, and lasts pretty much the whole day.
The formula is soft, creamy and blends well into the skin. My eye area is prone to dryness, and this managed to hydrate and cover, without creasing or sliding down my face.
It reminds me quite a lot of the Revlon PhotoReady Concealer (which I love and have used for years), but with perhaps a little less coverage, but the hydration factor makes up for that.