Touchpad Blush takes the concept of sheer blush almost all the way to invisible! An attached "touchpad" sponge is infused with liquid silicone blush and the result is a very soft wash of translucent color. Unfortunately, the slick nature of silicone makes this tricky to blend. It meshes well with skin, but controlling where the blush goes is difficult because of the product's slip. Still, for those willing to be patient and adapt to a unique application, this is a way to (barely) blush and leave skin with a subtle glow, courtesy of each shade's low level of shimmer. The available shades are so sheer, only those with porcelain to medium skin should use them. Darker or tan skin tones will be left wondering why no color is showing up after repeated applications!
Long a standby for those with sensitive skin seeking hypoallergenic products (though that term is unregulated and can be applied to any product, regardless of ingredients), Almay continues to refine its comprehensive makeup line. In early 2006 the company repackaged its old favorites, and also relaunched several new makeup items. Everything now has a sleek new look and color-coded packaging. We admit, the makeover is effective, not just product-wise but visually too.
Shopping this drugstore line is now much easier because of the clearly defined product and color family groupings. Lamentably, testers and trial sizes of the makeup are still scarce regardless of where you shop. Almay has always been a reliable line for foundations, powder, and mascara. Within its current lineup you'll find that remains true. Their foundations are better than ever, and still offer full, broad-spectrum sun protection and a mostly neutral palette. We also found their concealers and mascaras have improved, as have the pencil options. When it comes to shopping for makeup staples with state-of-the-art formulas, Almay has many winners, and some innovative surprises that its competitors would be wise to learn from.
For more information about Almay, owned by Revlon, call (800) 992-5629 or visit www.almay.com.