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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  1. I love their mascara…

  2. Their Get Up And Grow Mascara.

  3. 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. Bronzer

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

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

  7. I love their i-color trios.

    Rafflecopter: Rosie Areola

  8. I like their liquid lip balms.

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

  10. I love their eyeshadow sets

  11. Almay makes the best bronzer!!

    RAFFLECOPTER NAME is Anne Taylor

  12. mascara

  13. I like the Clear Complexion foundation

  14. I love the Almay Smart Shade matching makeup.

  15. those liquid lip balms!

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

  17. Color + Care Liquid Lip Balm for me

  18. Clear complexion makeup

  19. I love their little eyeshadow palettes

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

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

  22. the i-color smoky eye kit!

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

  24. My favorite Almay product is the Almay Smart Shade Bronzer!

  25. Their smoky i kit is my absolute favorite

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

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

  28. I like their eyeshadow palettes!

  29. I have never tried Almay before.

  30. 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!

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

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

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

  34. Love the Smart Shade Skintone Matching Makeup!

  35. Black eyeliner!

  36. I love their smart shade primer!

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

  38. I Love their Liquid Lip Balm!!

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

  40. I love the new eyeshadow

  41. I like their eyeshawdows

  42. I really like almay’s smart shade foundation.

  43. I love their Smart Shade Bronzer!

  44. I love their one coat thickening mascara.

  45. I love their bronzer and eye liners.

    • I love their eyeshadow sets

  46. the Intense i-color smoky kit is definitely my fave! :)


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

  48. Liquid Lip balm
    Florence C

  49. Oil-Free Makeup Remover Pads, definitely!

  50. I really like their Almay’s Makeup Remover Towelettes.

  51. The Intense i-Color Smoky Shadow Kit!

  52. the make up remover pads

  53. I like the oil-free makeup remover pads

  54. The primer

  55. I like the eye shadow kits.

  56. the lip gloss!

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

  58. I love the eyeshadows.

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

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

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

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

    Thanks Lisa

  63. Eye shadows

  64. eye shadow

  65. Color + Care Liquid Lip Balm

  66. I love their foundation!

  67. The oil free makeup remover pads & the CC cream

  68. Almay Color + Care Liquid Lip Balm

  69. I have never tried Almay but would love too

  70. The primer is fabulous!

  71. Definitely the make-up remover pads, love them!

  72. the liquid lip balm

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

  74. Removal pads

  75. Their shadow pallets are fantastic!

  76. I love their eye makeup remover pads

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

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

  79. love the liquid lip balm

  80. Love the Almay Intense i-Color Smoky Kits

  81. Liquid Lip Balm

  82. Oil-Free Makeup Remover Pads is my favourite

  83. Smart Shade Skintone Matching Makeup is the best Almay product ever

  84. I love the liquid lip balm.

  85. eyeshadows, I like how they match your eye colour

  86. Almay Smart Shade Skintone Matching Makeup

  87. I love their Oil-Free Makeup Remover pads..

  88. Almay Smart Shade Skintone Matching Makeup

  89. Almay primer

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