Almay Practice Makes Perfect Makeup Lesson + Giveaway

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A couple of weeks ago I was able to take part in a fun makeup lesson with Almay and Almay’s National Trainer Jacquie Hutchinson, where we were able to learn how to easily put together a flawless face using a few key Almay products.  We had a hands on lesson on using these products to enhance our features and to play up various aspects of our faces, and I was more than happy to take a few tips away from it!  I thought I would take you through the lesson so you can give this look a try at home!

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First, a fresh, clean base is always important.  Remove any traces of makeup and oil from the skin using the Almay Makeup Remover Towelettes, and any stubborn eye makeup with the Almay Gentle Eye Makeup Remover Pads.  Once the surface of the skin is clean, it’s important to set the perfect base so your makeup has something to stick to (this is going to make it last longer).  The Almay CC Luminous Primer is perfect for prepping the skinand helps to give the skin a healthy glow.

From there, it’s time to even out your skin tone.  The Almay Smart Shade Skintone Matching Makeup with SPF 20 starts off white and seamlessly blends into the skin as it self adjusts and transforms to match with your skin colour (something you really need to experience first hand to believe it!).  Jacquie instructed us to apply this with our fingertips to give of a well-blended, natural looking finish – think no-makeup-makeup.

Next up is the eyes.  Almay has made it super easy to find the perfect match for your eyes with products tailored to your eye colour.  For the record, all of the products I used were designed to enhance the look of green eyes, with aubergine tones to them.  The Almay Intense i-Color Smoky-i Kit were designed to help take the guesswork out of the smoky eye.  Start by applying the darkest shade to the entire eyelid up to the crease, then blend the middle shade into the crease for nice shading.  Finish this look off by applying the lightest shade to the browbone and the inner corner of the eye for nice highlighting.  From there, add some definition to your lid by applying a thin line of the Almay Intense i-Color Liquid Liner right along the lash line, lightly pulling out on the side of the eye for smoother application. Afterwards, apply a couple of coats of the Almay Intense i-Color Volumizing MAscara to the lashes to make your eyes really pop.

After this, add a bit of a glow to your face using the Almay Smart Shade Bronzer, buffing it into the face with the included brush or a bronzer blush, ensuring to focus on the areas of the face that the sun naturally hits for a more natural look.  Finally, finish off the look by adding a bit of colour to the lips with the Almay Color + Care Liquid Lip Balm, which helps to moisturise while looking fab.  These feel amazing on the lips!

What do you think of my Almay look?  Would you give it a try?  If you said yes, I’ve got some good news… I’ve got a couple of great deals so you can pick up these products:

–  Almay coupon for $3 off any  Almay product at drug and mass retailers nationwide.

–  Almay FREEBATE in stores until October on Almay Smart Shade Skintone Matching Makeup or AlmayAnti-Aging Skintone Matching Makeup*Check stores where Almay is sold for this deal!

Now this is great and all, but I’m going to sweeten the deal.  I’m going to be sending one of you a customized Almay package (with a $115 value) so you can get the entire look at home, containing:

  • Smart Shade Skintone Matching Makeup / Smart Shade Anti-Aging Skintone Matching Makeup
  • Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer
  • Smart Shade Powder Blush Bronzer in Sunkissed
  • Intense i-Color Volumizing Mascara
  • Intense i-Color Liquid Liner
  • Intense i-Color Smoky Shadow Kit
  • Oil-Free Makeup Remover Pads
  • Makeup Remover Towelettes
  • Color + Care Liquid Lip Balm
  • Shadow Softies by Intense i-Color

Not bad eh?  Enter to win via the Rafflecopter form below.  Please note this giveaway is only open to Canadian residents!  Good luck!
Almay Practice Makes Perfect Giveaway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Guppy

    I have a few Almay products but one I haven’t tried an would love to is – Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer.

  • Lynn Mathieu

    I am interested in trying the Smart Shade Anti-Aging Skintone Matching Makeup

  • monica b

    I am interested in trying the Smart Shade Powder Blush Bronzer in Sunkissed

  • Brenda Penton

    I’d like to try the Shadow Softies by Intense i-Color

  • Canda Kastel

    I would love to try the Smart Shade! 🙂

  • Canda Kastel

    I know it’s Canadian residents only but I wanted to show some support!

  • Glogirl3

    I would like to try the Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer.

  • Michelle

    Lip Balm

  • Emily C

    The balm

  • ShariD

    I would most like to try the Smart Shade Powder Blush Bronzer in Sunkissed.

  • jonnieh

    I want to try the liquid lip balm most

  • lori b

    the lip balm for me

  • Ashley Bree Perez

    Love the lip balm! 🙂

  • ginette4

    I want to try the Intense i-Color Volumizing Mascara

  • annet

    I’d love to try their Color + Care Liquid Lip Balm

  • Shelley N

    That is a nice look -very natural looking. I want to try the Colour + Care Liquid Lip Balm the most out of the items

  • Dayna Corriveau Wilson

    The Colour + Care Lip Balm!

  • Joelle Zananiri

    The primer

  • stacey dempsey

    I would love to try the The Almay Smart Shade Skintone Matching Makeup with SPF . I sometimes cant tell by looking at the bottle if it is going to be the right match for my skin so this would be great and take the guess work out of it

  • Lygophilia

    I would love to try the Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer. I love a good primer and have never tried any from Almay.

  • Athena

    The Makeup Remover Towelettes

  • Jeannie

    I would love to try their smart shade CC luminous primer!

  • Jenny Major

    Makeup remover pads

  • Janella Steele

    I really would like to try the mascara. I’m still searching for the right one for me.

  • I’d love to try the bronzer 🙂

  • Jenn E

    I am a mascara junkie so I would really love to try the volumizing mascara

  • SeanM

    My daughter wants to try the Color + Care Liquid Lip Balm

  • Lori Bazan

    Smart Shade Skintone Matching Makeup / Smart Shade Anti-Aging Skintone Matching Makeup is what I want to try first!

  • Laurie Bolduc-Cadieux

    I would love to try their Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer

  • Lushka Smith

    The Primer

  • karla

    The Almay Intense i-Color Volumizing Mascara

  • julie_bolduc

    I am interested in trying the Smart Shade Powder Blush Bronzer in Sunkissed

  • mae lin

    I’d like to try the liquid eyeliner

  • Sunshine g

    I’d like to try the makeup towelettes.

  • Lee-Ann

    hhmm..all of them? But maybe the Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer

  • jemrah

    I would like to try the smoky shadow kit!

  • Judy Cowan

    I would love to try the Color + Care Liquid Lip Balm

  • lisa bolduc

    I have always wanted to try a primer

  • Shauna

    I purchased one of the Almay liquid balms already but would love to try another colour!

  • flowerchild23

    I would love to try the Intense i-Color Smoky Shadow Kit
    thanks

  • krissie

    the liquid liner

  • JustPlainSuzi

    Their mascara as I’m looking for a good one!

  • angela mitchell

    I’d love to try their Intense i -colour smoky i. I’ve been trying to master the smoky eye look!

  • May

    I’m excited to try the Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer!

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    Can’t wait to try the lip balm!

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    Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer

  • I love lip balms so I’m going to say the lip balm!

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    the liquid liner

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    The Intense i-Color Liquid Liner

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    I want to try what the softies are life.

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    Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer

  • Shane

    I know my wife is itching to try the eyeshadows. She mentions it every time we see the Carrie Underwood commercial lol

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    Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer

  • Chris Stockford

    Smart Shade

  • SUMMER PLEWES

    I would like to try the liquid liner. I have always used a pencil liner and really want to branch out!

  • vilmark

    I would like to try the Makeup remover towelettes they are just handy for so many things.

  • Maggie Cheung

    I would love to try their Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer!! I am a huge Primer fanatic!