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: 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!
Rating: Mar 6, 2012 11:06pm
great for oily acne prone skin
As a regular foundation user, i sometimes have mornings when my hg foundation doesnt work or looks terrible. Other mornings when my skin has totally freaked out. Thats when i pull out this baby. My skin is actually combination drier on the cheeks,b ut this still works, sometimes i sheer it out a little too. Its thick so provides great coverage and really lasts. It does tansfer so whenever wearing clothes, get it all on beforehand.
Rating: Feb 4, 2012 11:09am
Fantastic for oily skin
I love this for when my skin is freaking out and breaks out. It is great because it is oil free and doesn't clog your pores, making your skin worse. I love that it is light, so you don't feel like it is clogging your skin. But it also has great coverage so you don't need to have a lot on. I normally apply a powder on top just to keep shine away. I also love the fact that their shades are light enough for pale skin.
Rating: Oct 20, 2011 8:16pm
I've got two bottles of this already in two weeks.
The coverage is medium/light coverage which can be built up.
It's not drying on the skn and my skin is noticeably smoother before and after application and removal of the product.
My face is no longer as oily as it used to be and it gives a nice semi matte, natural finish.
Smaller blemishes are now disappearing faster now that i've started using this.
This product is amazing, i love it.
Rating: Oct 7, 2011 8:48pm
Won't break you out
This foundation didn't break me out at all, in fact I think it helps when I put it on my pimples.
However, it did feel quite drying on my face, and I ended up looking quite cakey. Also the coverage is only medium at best.
So yeah 3 stars for the no-break-outs factor but I still wouldn't use it as it makes my skin look all cakey.
Rating: Aug 25, 2011 6:12pm
This is actually a wonderful foundation if you can find your shade. Sadly here in Australia, the shades are terribly limited if you are fair and they all tend to run quite yellow. I would describe this as medium coverage with a satin-matte finish. Pore coverage is good. Staying power is excellent on my oily t-zone.
Rating: May 26, 2011 10:30pm
Above average coverage and sort of does what it claims
I like this foundation, it's not the best I've ever used, however it is pretty good. The coverage is medium and (I believe) the make up is oil based. Thus it can be fairly hard to remove.. Make up wipes to the rescue!
I find that it covers most of my problem areas, mild acne, whilst helping them dry out. I think I might need to get a good concealer though because I find that my red nose isn't covered as well as the rest of my face. Yay, rosacea. *rolls eyes*
Oh and still figuring out best way to put it on. I originally tried a make up sponge, as per the tips in others reviews, however the sponge soaked up more product then I liked so I reverted back to my fingers. Yes, not very hygenic, however it gets the job done.
I think it depends more on how skilled the person is with make up in general as to the best method of putting it on.
A little darker then I would like, though I bought 'Neutral' so if you're fairly pale then I'd try the lightest shade.
Which I plan on doing when this one runs out, so I'll get back to you. All in all, a pretty good foundation. :]