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  • 6

    Pretty good foundation

    I really liked this foundation (I have a second bottle in a lighter color). It is a little bit thicker than I usually like, but when I use a wet sponge, it goes on perfectly and looks amazing. It can start to look dry and cakey after a few hours of wear though. — 1 year ago
    vmporciello09 | 118 reviews

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  • 8

    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 moreng 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. — 1 year ago
    heusser87 | 3 reviews

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  • 7

    Good but probably might not repurchase

    I liked this foundation but I did have some issues with it. It was kind to my acne-prone skin which was great, and it didn't feel heavy or cakey on my skin. It was blendable and natural looking. Unfortunately it has the tendency to oxidize so it turns slightly darker and more orange the longer I wear it. The coverage could also be better. I'd say it has light-medium coverage that is slightly moreable. I think it should have fuller, more complete coverage considering it's for acne-prone skin. People with my skin type tend to have lots of dark spots, scars and obviously, zits so obviously we have more things to conceal. Also the foundation doesn't wear very long, maybe around 5 hours before it begins to get shiny and melt off. I'll try to find a lighter shade to solve the oxidation issue but if not I'll pass on getting another bottle. — 1 year, 5 months ago
    AlexandraM19 | 53 reviews

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  • 4

    Almay Clear Complexion makeup

    So it is not for my skin for sure. I am always excited whenever I see face makeup that says it will also help your acne at the same time. Blemishes is my frequent problem, especially around that time of the month, however, that makeup did nothing for me. I have to give Almay thumbs up for not testing on animals, thank you, so I can continue using their other products, just not this one. My skin more fair, and I always go for lighter shades, so I chose Ivory, while I was hoping it would match my skin stone, it gave me more of a yellowish coverage and made my skin look dry, and it does not blend in well at all, it literally looks like I am wearing makeup. So I guess I will keep looking for an alternative. — 1 year, 5 months ago
    Natalia379 | 47 reviews

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  • 9

    I'd buy it again!

    First, I'll note that I have the one in the new packaging with the pump. This was the first liquid foundation I tried, because I was worried that liquid would make my skin too oily. I was wrong! I love this! I mix it with the Clear Complexion Concealer and I get full coverage with a natural look! I also layer the Clear Complexion Powder on top and my makeup lasts all day! I'm not sure about how morech it heals acne, but it doesn't cause it! For those with drier skin types, this might cause you to peel because of the salicylic acid. For those with combination to oily skin types, it's perfect! The only part of my face that gets oily throughout the day when wearing this is my nose, which for me, is inevitable. The only issue I had with this was the color which was a little too light for me. However, when I mix it with the concealer which is a little to dark for me, it's almost my exact skin color! Anyways, this is perfect for my skin, it's a good price, and I'd buy it again. — 1 year, 5 months ago
    4mascaraspurple | 23 reviews

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  • 2


    one of the worst foundations Ive ever tried (and believe me I've tried A LOT) it was super greasy and provided very little coverage. The only reason i gave this two stars is because the lightest shade matched my very fair skin perfectly. Which is hard to find. — 1 year, 5 months ago
    makeupxpert | 4 reviews

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  • 10

    Looks natural/prevents breakouts

    I have been searching for the perfect foundation for a year now. Iv tried all types of foundations from both drug stores and department stores, and I found this to be my favorite! When used with a good primer, it controls shine and lasts long (I use hourglass from sephora)! It matches my skin tone perfectly (I use the naked shade) and it looks so natural! It doesn't even look like I'm wearing more up! However, it does not clear acne, but it does prevent breakouts...which is perfect anyways! For ppl who have acne, use medication to get rid of acne, then use this make up to prevent breakouts! — 1 year, 5 months ago
    kelsey12 | 2 reviews

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