Almay - Clear Complexion Liquid Makeup
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Almay Clear Complexion Liquid Makeup is ideal for normal to oily skin. It provides light to medium coverage with a matte finish. This foundation also heals and conceals blemishes without over-drying the skin, and helps to eliminate oil to rid skin of unwanted shine. It contains salicylic acid to fight blemishes, meadowsweet to help purify the skin and aloe and camomile. Available in Naked, Neutral, Sand, Beige and Buff.
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Rating: Nov 4, 2012 6:32pm
Good for clearing blemishes
This is a good foundation for clearing blemishes and it looks natural. Medium coverage. Unfortunately will not be repurchasing as Almay is now on PETAs testing on animals list.
Rating: Oct 21, 2012 11:04am
Really love this
My skin tone is closest to NC30, and Sand fits it very well! The coverage is light to medium and the product itself is very buildable without looking cakey. You also don't need a lot to cover a lot so it's great in terms of efficiency and being worth the cost. It's pretty good at covering dark spots, redness and blemishes without an extra concealer too. The consistency is also good to work with - not too liquidy but quite fluid in application.
I have worked with this foundation through fingers, wet sponge and brush. All methods can turn out really well if done right! The finish of this foundation is matte but not to the point where it looks very obvious. I've actually received compliments on how my foundation has apparently been done very nicely, so I guess that just goes to show how easy to work with it is. :)
Finally, it contains 0.6% salicylic acid, which could be great for oilier skin, however I'm not actually sure if it has had any effect on my oilier T-zone. I reckon this part would vary from person to person.
Rating: Sep 26, 2012 4:44pm
One word. AMAZING
I love this foundation. It gives a matte finish and is medium to full coverage but it feels so light on my skin. I have oily skin and it lasts for six or more hours. Best of all it has not only not broken me out it ans completely gotten rid of all my acne in two weeks
Rating: Aug 16, 2012 12:13am
Kick ass foundation
This foundation is just great for those with acne prone skin
holds up well throughout the day and doesn't slide all over my face especially in the t-zones
medium coverage that looks natural after application
contains 0.6% salicylic acid which I'm not sure if it actually does anything for spots but it makes me feel better knowing that it's in there
a tad pricey for a pharmacy/drugstore grade foundation
Rating: Aug 14, 2012 6:33pm
I love how natural it looks! It looks like skin and has a semi-matte finish and does not feel too dewy which is good because I have oily skin. It contains salicylic acid so may accentuate dry patches.
It also lasts 8 hours on me and stays put.
I'm not too sure if it helped in my acne but the pimples on my forehead did get smaller although they are still visible.
I like the consistency, not too thick or thin and the colour match is great. I'm in "Buff" and I'm a NC20-25 in MAC.
The pump is great too in controlling the amount.
I apply it with my fingers and it looks nice and natural.
It has light coverage, which can be built to medium but not full. I would give this foundation 5 stars if it had better coverage as it is aimed to help acne and people with acne tend to need higher coverage foundations.
But it is a really good foundation, definitely worth trying.
Rating: Aug 10, 2012 5:50pm
it's like i have nothing on
i love this product! it blends in really well and doesn't even look like i have anything on and it covers my acne scars really well and it's cruelty free. i will be buying again.
Rating: Jul 8, 2012 3:32pm
A cruelty free product that offers great coverage!
I love that this product is one of the few foundations which is cruelty free and in addition offers great coverage and a smooth, natural looking finish.
I have terrible skin that can go from dry to oily in minutes. It is super hard to control and even harder to find a foundation that can always fit it and look good all the time. This foundation is the only one that can make my skin look good regardless of what state it is in. I have it in the buff shade and it always really fits my skin really well and doesn't leave that awkward line between by chin and neck, where both are two very different shades making my foundation look really mismatched and obvious.
It leaves my skin with a natural and healthy glow, however, not to the extent that it looks gross or oily. I have been using this for about two weeks and so far I love it. I was previously using another foundation which made my skin look really oily and resulting in heaps of breakouts. Having this foundation is a big change as it makes my skin super soft and vibrant without any major breakouts :)
Rating: Jul 4, 2012 8:15pm
best foundation yet
went on very easy, nice medium cover, gave skin clean feel with even, pretty look stayed on all day and still looked fresh love it.
Rating: Jun 28, 2012 4:25pm
Best foundation :)
I pretty much swear by this foundation, it's the only liquid foundation I've ever owned that hasn't made my skin break out from wearing it. In fact a few times that I've worn this and I was naughty and didn't take it off before bed, I've woken up with my skin being clearer than the day before(of course I then wash it off).
I don't find that it makes my skin shiny at all, but then I use only a very light coverage in comparison to many. If I'm going out for the night I use a powder, but any other time I don't and have no problems with the coverage fading or shininess.
Rating: Jun 26, 2012 2:05pm
Great for breakout-prone oily skin!
I have been using mineral foundations exclusively for the last 5 years or so, but gave this a try after my sister gave me a sample. Liquid foundations just don't seem to agree with my some parts oily, some parts normal, breakout-prone skin. Either they just can't cover my blemishes or just make them look flaky and dry, or they simply can't control my oily t-zone. Perhaps their biggest flaw is that they often exacerbate my breakouts or lead to new ones.
I have used so many foundations which are supposed to work well for skin like mine, but they just don't cut it. Revlon Colourstay is pretty good, but gives me whiteheads and has a thick, goopy texture; Loreal Infallible has great coverage and stays matte for a while, but it drains the colour out of my skin and provides too much coverage on those good skin days.
So, of course, I was very sceptical that this foundation would be a keeper. But I have to say that I have been pleasantly surprised! I have been using this for nearly two weeks and I have food it has great coverage which doesn't look cakey, does an admirable job at controlling oilies (and leaves my skin looking glowy rather than an oily mess at the end of the day), applies and blends well, covers blemishes without accentuating dry patches, and has great staying power. I haven't noticed it causing any new breakouts, however I always make sure I remove my foundation before bed (liquid or mineral!).
In general, for a liquid foundation it is quite impressive. I am not too sure about its skin-clearing claims, and honestly that is of little concern to me as my motivation for using this product is to use it as a foundation not an acne cure. Besides, I have skincare products which I use for skin-clearing purposes. =)
I would recommend this product for people with combination to oily skin which is prone to breakouts. Given it contains salicylic acid, I would only use it on troublesome skin, and not dry skin, or normal skin which isn't prone to blemishes. My skin can be sensitive to certain products, but this one hasn't bothered my skin thus far, so it would probably be safe for breakout-prone skin on the sensitive side.
Overall, it is probably one of the better liquid foundations for troublesome skin getting around. I was so impressed with this one that I went out and bought the full product, and I think it has restored my faith in liquid foundations - maybe they aren't so bad after all!