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  • Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer

    Best when worn with powders or alone... but it's too heavy to wear under liquid foundation. Overall, to spendy for what it offers,

    October 17, 2013

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  • Almay Clear Complexion Pressed Powder

    I bought this pressed powder after having a great experienced with Almay’s Clear Complexion foundation. I thought for sure it was a safe bet. I purchased the light-medium tone, since I have always found that that light to medium seems to be on the lighter side instead of the darker. This wasn’t the case for this though, it was much darker than expected. So in case you decide to purchase this keep that in mind. What it claims to do: Almay’s Clear Complexion Pressed Powder is supposed to help clear your skin of acne and blemishes, plus, keep your skin clear with its active ingredient, salicylic acid. On top of this, it’s supposed to provide excellent coverage of the acne or blemish spots you already have. It also claims to help hide and control shine. This pressed powder is hypoallergenic like all Almay products and is also oil free. Makeup that is hypoallergenic is important to me because of my sensitive skin. I have been pleased with Almay before so didn’t really think twice about buying this. Unfortunately, the powder was only usable for a few days before it hardened up like a solid rock, with a dark thick layer over the top that you would have to scrape off before each application. I could have chosen to do this but instead, I just quit using it. While I was using it, I wasn’t impressed with the coverage and it did not go on smoothly like pressed powder should. It seemed to blotch up in spots like your cheeks and completely disappear on spots like chin, and forehead, about an hour after application it did this so badly that I would need to remove the makeup completely. Top it all off, it is rather expensive. I was highly disappointed in this product mostly because I usually love the quality of Almay cosmetics and am willing to pay the little extra for the drug store makeup.

    September 26, 2013

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  • Almay Clear Complexion Makeup
    8.0

    Almay Clear Complexion Makeup

    Effective Blemish Fighter

    I have been using Almay Clear Complexion liquid foundation for about a month now, and I really have noticed a difference. I have never worn foundation regularly because I can never seem to find a good one that doesn’t clog pores leading to more breakouts; I have mostly worn a hypoallergenic concealer with a loose powder instead. It still just wasn’t giving me the smooth, clear look I was looking for. Almay’s Clear Complexion foundation’s active ingredient is salicylic acid, which is found in acne clearing face washes, like Neutrogena or Clean & Clear. So this is a good sign that it is affective. Which after about a week of wearing it I started to see results. I decided to try this Clear Complexion makeup after countless tries to conceal my acne blemishes without clogging my pores. It was definitely somewhat of a learning process in applying Almay’s Clear Complexion makeup correctly. It is thick, and I found, the absolute best way to apply is as follows: Gently pour a small sized drop of the makeup on your fingertips, and pat a small dot of the makeup on your forehead, chin and each cheekbone. Using your fingertips, rub the makeup into your skin, like you would lotion. This guarantees full, long lasting coverage, without any shine or rub-off. Use a makeup powder brush to apply powder over the top of the foundation to seal your makeup. Remember: Wash your hands before applying makeup with fingers to avoid transfering oils to your pores. I found this makeup to be affective in clearing up blemishes. Although you could probably get away with not removing it at night since it is hypoallergenic, I wouldn’t recommend it since the acne clearing ingredient in this Clear Complexion makeup (salicylic Acid) is drying to the skin. Wash it off at night, and apply face lotion. I really like this makeup and will be adding it to my daily makeup routine.

    September 26, 2013

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