Almay Practice Makes Perfect Giveaway

Almay Practice Makes Perfect Giveaway

Perfectly Glowing Skin

You may remember my post about the Almay Practice Makes Perfect Picnic I attended a few weeks ago, an interactive cosmetic workshop where Almay’s National Product Trainer, Jacquie Hutchinson, gave us tips and tricks on how to achieve perfectly glowing skin this summer in as little as 5 minutes. Each guest received Jacquie’s top 10 Almay products, housed in a chic lunch bag, that best suited our skintone and eye colour. Of course, I’ll be working with products that are suited for pale, light skin and hazel eyes.

We learned the secret to a perfect makeup application is having fresh, clean, dry skin. Start by removing any excess dirt, oil and makeup with Almay’s Makeup Remover Towelettes and Oil-Free Makeup Remover Pads (full review here).Almay (3)

Next up, prep the skin for foundation with Almay’s Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer (full review here) that also includes added skincare benefits, along with SPF 15, for those days when you forget to apply sunblock. Its creamy, pale pearly pink formula, with slight shimmer, instantly brightens skin with a luminous finish to give the appearance of a fresher, more wide-awake look, even before foundation.

After the primer comes Almay Smart Shade Skintone Matching Makeup (full review here) that starts off white with tiny black dots of pigments that instantly burst once on contact with your skin to adjust to the natural tone of your skin. Rather than using a makeup brush, Jacquie suggests using your fingertips, as the heat from your hands will help achieve a smoother, more natural finish. It offers a light coverage that’s buildable to a medium and provides an extremely natural looking skin that lasts throughout the day. Almay (4)

Moving onto the eyes with the help of Almay Intense i-Color Smoky Kit which features a trio of shades that complement your specific eye colour. Jacquie recommends using the sponge tip applicators that come with the kit, but blot the colours on the back of your hand before applying, to help warm up the shadows and prevent fallout. She also suggests using a sweeping motion from side to side, from middle to the outer edges, so you don’t get any harsh lines. Start by applying the bottom shade all over the lid, follow by the centre shade in the middle of the lid and blend into the crease. Jacquie suggests applying the darkest shade just above the crease, contrary to what we hear about applying the deeper shade in the crease. This will help to create a more smoky and dramatic look, by creating depth and the illusion of a larger eye. Apply the lighter shade onto the brow bone to act as a highlight and blend.

We’re all used to black eyeliner, but Jacquie proposes to try using Almay Intense i-Color Liquid Liner in a shade that’s recommended for our eye colour. I was provided with Black Pearl, a little less harsh than a traditional black, and I have to admit, I enjoyed the turnout. She suggests applying the liner along your lash line and under your eyes for a more pulled together look. For best results, use the side of the liner brush for the lash line and the tip of the brush for under your eye. Also pull the side of your eye, ever so gently, to help smooth out any uneven skin.

Last step in the perfect smoky eye look is to finish off with a few coats of Almay Intense i-Color Volumizing Mascara. Not only does it give incredible volume, it adds length and curl to each lash.Almay (5)

We all want that sunkissed glow all year round and with Almay Smart Shade Bronzer it’s achievable. Its universal shade is perfect for all skintones and doesn’t leave your skin looking orange or fake. Apply to the hollows of your cheeks and temples and don’t forget about your jawline and neck for that perfectly bronzed, perfectly natural glow.Almay (6)

Final step, but the most important step, if you ask me, the lips. Almay Color + Care Liquid Lip Balm has a large selection of colours to match each look perfectly. Its conditioning formula keeps lips hydrated, while providing a semi-sheer, glossy finish. It has a lightweight, non-sticky formula that glides onto the lips with ease to provide a sheer wash of colour that lasts a solid 4 to 5 hours before fading. Almay (7)

Now onto the best part, the Almay Practice Makes Perfect Giveaway.

And the winner of the Almay package featuring all 10 items I’ve talked about today to help you achieve perfectly glowing skin in as little as 5 minutes is ……….. Emily Chan

The kit includes Almay’s Oil-Free Makeup Remover Pads, Makeup Remover Towelettes, Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer, Smart Shade Skintone Matching Makeup, Intense i-Color Smoky Shadow Kit, Shadow Softies by Intense i-Color, Intense i-Color Liquid Liner, Intense i-Color Volumizing Mascara, Smart Shade Powder Blush Bronzer in Sunkissed and Color + Care Liquid Lip Balm in the shades that are designed around your skintone and eye colour. It’s valued at over $115 and open to all Canadians.

Also available is the Almay coupon for $3 off any Almay product at drug and mass retailers nationwide and an Almay FREEBATE in stores until October on Almay Smart Shade Skintone Matching Makeup or Almay Anti-Aging Skintone Matching Makeup. Yep you read correct, purchase this product, mail in the receipt and you’ll receive a full cash rebate. What better way to test out a product???

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Amber is just an everyday girl from Canada with a love of fashion and beauty. The Pink Millennial is a fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog that focus on personal style, beauty, home décor and so much more!

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  1. Darlene Schuller
    August 13, 2014 / 8:31 am

    I love their mascara…

  2. August 13, 2014 / 9:47 am

    Their Get Up And Grow Mascara.

  3. August 13, 2014 / 10:15 am

    Very beautiful giveaway!! I love everything! I haven’t used Almay before but I would LOVE to win this to try the products out. :D THanks for this amazing opportunity!

  4. Jolie
    August 13, 2014 / 11:16 am


  5. Anna
    August 13, 2014 / 11:58 am

    i love almay’s eye makeup remover sticks. great for traveling!

  6. Francine F.
    August 13, 2014 / 12:02 pm

    I love their eye-shadow – it’s very long-lasting!

  7. Heather ツ
    August 13, 2014 / 12:15 pm

    I love their i-color trios.

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  8. Guest
    August 13, 2014 / 1:44 pm

    I like their liquid lip balms.

  9. Susan T.
    August 13, 2014 / 4:21 pm

    I haven’t tried any Almay products before but I really love that lip colour and the bronzer looks awesome!

  10. Radhika K
    August 13, 2014 / 4:31 pm

    I love their eyeshadow sets

  11. annet
    August 13, 2014 / 6:19 pm

    Almay makes the best bronzer!!

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  12. Jenny Major
    August 13, 2014 / 8:45 pm


  13. Brenda Penton
    August 13, 2014 / 9:03 pm

    I like the Clear Complexion foundation

  14. karla
    August 13, 2014 / 9:47 pm

    I love the Almay Smart Shade matching makeup.

  15. Melissa
    August 13, 2014 / 10:00 pm

    I love their eyeshadow, and their little make up remover sticks, so helpful for when I was learning how to do eye make up!

  16. MrDPrize
    August 13, 2014 / 10:23 pm

    Color + Care Liquid Lip Balm for me

  17. CL
    August 13, 2014 / 10:39 pm

    Clear complexion makeup

  18. monica b
    August 13, 2014 / 11:56 pm

    I love their little eyeshadow palettes

  19. Victoria Ess
    August 14, 2014 / 12:40 am

    Their Color + Care Liquid Lip Balm is my favourite, hands down!

  20. Guppy
    August 14, 2014 / 3:41 am

    I use both the oil free makeup remover pads and the waterproof eye makeup remover.

  21. jemrah
    August 14, 2014 / 7:11 am

    the i-color smoky eye kit!

  22. Lori Bazan
    August 14, 2014 / 10:08 am

    I can not live without Almay’s Smart Shade Skintone Matching Makeup

  23. Cara Woo
    August 14, 2014 / 10:50 am

    My favorite Almay product is the Almay Smart Shade Bronzer!

  24. jonnieh
    August 14, 2014 / 12:10 pm

    Their smoky i kit is my absolute favorite

  25. Glogirl3
    August 14, 2014 / 3:30 pm

    My favourite Almay product is Almay Color + Care Liquid Lip Balm.

  26. Amy
    August 14, 2014 / 3:32 pm

    I recently bought the almay eyeshadow with the three colours (for blue eyes), I love it!

  27. Yuen Ch
    August 14, 2014 / 5:25 pm

    I like their eyeshadow palettes!

  28. Eldon L
    August 14, 2014 / 8:15 pm

    I have never tried Almay before.

  29. Elizabeth V
    August 14, 2014 / 8:40 pm

    I love the Oil-Free Makeup Remover Pads especially for those nights when I want to fall into bed before removing my makeup. Love these!

  30. Cassandra Gale
    August 14, 2014 / 8:41 pm

    Like the eye shadows haven’t tried other products yet.

  31. Jenny Chenard
    August 14, 2014 / 8:41 pm

    I never tried this brand, but would like to! :)

  32. lisa bolduc
    August 14, 2014 / 8:42 pm

    I love me a good primer, so I would have to pick the Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer

  33. Joanna Johnson
    August 14, 2014 / 8:44 pm

    Love the Smart Shade Skintone Matching Makeup!

  34. Karrie Cheung
    August 14, 2014 / 8:44 pm

    Black eyeliner!

  35. Jeannie
    August 14, 2014 / 8:46 pm

    I love their smart shade primer!

  36. August 14, 2014 / 8:47 pm

    I haven’t used Almay in a while, but I love their eyeshadows!

  37. Stephanie Rodier Brunet
    August 14, 2014 / 9:21 pm

    I Love their Liquid Lip Balm!!

  38. JustPlainSuzi
    August 14, 2014 / 9:32 pm

    I don’t know – to be honest I’ve never had the chance to try their products!

  39. Esther
    August 14, 2014 / 9:56 pm

    I love the new eyeshadow

  40. suzquiz
    August 14, 2014 / 9:59 pm

    I like their eyeshawdows

  41. grammy65
    August 14, 2014 / 11:06 pm

    I really like almay’s smart shade foundation.

  42. Heidi C.
    August 14, 2014 / 11:27 pm

    I love their Smart Shade Bronzer!

  43. Jenness Mills
    August 14, 2014 / 11:44 pm

    I love their one coat thickening mascara.

  44. Laurie Bolduc-Cadieux
    August 15, 2014 / 2:19 am

    I love their bronzer and eye liners.

    • julie_bolduc
      August 21, 2014 / 12:37 pm

      I love their eyeshadow sets

  45. gizfarris
    August 15, 2014 / 6:31 am

    My favourite is Almay’s Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer.

  46. fossie55
    August 15, 2014 / 7:12 am

    Liquid Lip balm
    Florence C

  47. AmeTV
    August 15, 2014 / 8:08 am

    Oil-Free Makeup Remover Pads, definitely!

  48. pinksuzanne
    August 15, 2014 / 12:54 pm

    I really like their Almay’s Makeup Remover Towelettes.

  49. Michelle P
    August 15, 2014 / 3:56 pm

    The Intense i-Color Smoky Shadow Kit!

  50. lori b
    August 15, 2014 / 5:46 pm

    the make up remover pads

  51. Amy
    August 16, 2014 / 2:14 am

    I like the oil-free makeup remover pads

  52. blessedta
    August 16, 2014 / 8:42 am

    The primer

  53. Carla B
    August 16, 2014 / 7:48 pm

    I like the eye shadow kits.

  54. sarah sar
    August 16, 2014 / 9:20 pm

    the lip gloss!

  55. Sarah J Jackson
    August 16, 2014 / 9:26 pm

    I have never tried Almay products so i would love to have a chance to try some

  56. billiondollarprincesss
    August 17, 2014 / 11:15 am

    I love the eyeshadows.

  57. BobbiJo Pentney
    August 17, 2014 / 1:50 pm

    I love the primer, it makes my skin look flawless.

  58. Elee
    August 17, 2014 / 6:47 pm

    I love the eyeshadow because it is no fail to get a good smokey eye look

  59. Kristi Renout
    August 17, 2014 / 6:50 pm

    I’ve never tried almay, but the makeup remover pads sound good.

  60. lisa_carbone
    August 17, 2014 / 7:47 pm

    I’ve always loved the Almay makeup remover pads! The CC primer looks wonderful too!

    Thanks Lisa

  61. Lushka Smith
    August 17, 2014 / 8:00 pm

    Eye shadows

  62. Tammy Dalley
    August 17, 2014 / 9:44 pm

    eye shadow

  63. Erica Seaman
    August 18, 2014 / 5:35 am

    Color + Care Liquid Lip Balm

  64. Karine
    August 18, 2014 / 12:47 pm

    I love their foundation!

  65. Melissa Finn
    August 18, 2014 / 2:07 pm

    The oil free makeup remover pads & the CC cream

  66. Wendy Hutton
    August 18, 2014 / 10:13 pm

    I have never tried Almay but would love too

  67. Lee-Ann
    August 18, 2014 / 11:34 pm

    The primer is fabulous!

  68. Tasha May Inkpen
    August 19, 2014 / 10:11 am

    Definitely the make-up remover pads, love them!

  69. Alicia
    August 19, 2014 / 7:30 pm

    the liquid lip balm

  70. Surendene
    August 19, 2014 / 7:59 pm

    I LOVE the intense eye colour mascara. Thanks for the incredible giveaway! :D

  71. RunsWiththeCleverBoy
    August 19, 2014 / 8:13 pm

    Removal pads

  72. Michelle Pritchard
    August 19, 2014 / 9:48 pm

    Their shadow pallets are fantastic!

  73. flowerchild23
    August 20, 2014 / 2:24 pm

    I love their eye makeup remover pads

  74. stacey dempsey
    August 20, 2014 / 10:55 pm

    I like alot but the I like the oil-free makeup remover pads I use alot and they are great

  75. Andrea Amy
    August 21, 2014 / 2:28 am

    the liquid lip balm. Love it, I wear it daily.

  76. seham
    August 21, 2014 / 2:01 pm

    love the liquid lip balm

  77. missbobloblaw
    August 21, 2014 / 5:57 pm

    Love the Almay Intense i-Color Smoky Kits

  78. Judy Cowan
    August 21, 2014 / 8:35 pm

    Liquid Lip Balm

  79. raynebow12
    August 21, 2014 / 9:46 pm

    Oil-Free Makeup Remover Pads is my favourite

  80. Monica Hall
    August 22, 2014 / 12:19 am

    Smart Shade Skintone Matching Makeup is the best Almay product ever

  81. Doris H
    August 23, 2014 / 7:38 pm

    I love the liquid lip balm.

  82. catherine brown
    August 23, 2014 / 9:20 pm

    eyeshadows, I like how they match your eye colour

  83. Cathy Canton
    August 24, 2014 / 10:27 pm

    Almay Smart Shade Skintone Matching Makeup

  84. Doris
    August 25, 2014 / 5:33 pm

    I love their Oil-Free Makeup Remover pads..

  85. Chris Stockford
    August 25, 2014 / 11:45 pm

    Almay Smart Shade Skintone Matching Makeup

  86. Vivian S
    August 26, 2014 / 3:51 pm

    Almay primer

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