Almay : Clear Complexion Makeup

25 Reviews

Active Ingredient:
Salicylic Acid (0.6%).

Other Ingredients:
Aqua ((Water) Eau), Cyclomethicone, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxsilicate, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Nylon-12, Boron Nitride, Talc, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Sodium Chloride, Alumina, Methoxypropylgluconamide, Panthenol, Panthenyl Ethyl Ether, Fomes Officinalis (Mushroom) Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Centaurea Cyanus (Cornflower) Flower Extract, Spiraea Ulmaria (Meadowsweet) Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Trisiloxane, Phytantriol, Tribehenin, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Silica, Methoxy Amodimethicone/Silsesquioxane Copolymer, Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Polysorbate 20, Polysorbate 80, Methicone, Tetrasodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Propylparaben, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Zinc Oxide (CI 77947).

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April 7, 2017
Ehhh, not my thing.
Coverage isn't the best and I didn't see any improvements after months of use. It goes on smooth and it's good if you want quick coverage, but I wouldn't use this all the time. There's better stuff out there.
June 11, 2017
What do you consider to be *better stuff* ???? Currently on the hunt for liquid foundation.
December 16, 2016
good brand but not the greatest product
The coverage is good but can get a bit cakey. Idk why but almost any foundation/concealer/pressed powder formulated to clear acne always has very yellowy/orange undertones?? This foundation runs a bit dark for anyone who's pretty pale. Actually, I recommend Almay's TLC liquid foundation instead of this stuff. The clear complexion foundation made me breakout occasionally and it didn't stay matte for long. Not great for naturally oily skin. On the other hand, the TLC foundation kept my skin matte for most of the day , had great coverage, didn't look very cakey, came in lighter shades, but is just a little tough to remove.
July 6, 2016
i thought this was my holy grail but unfortunately it clogged my pores. When i first started wearing it i was inlove because it looked amazing, controlled oil, and i even got a few compliments on my skin. I was using the matching concealer too. After a few weeks of wear, i was getting into my car during a sunny day and caught a glimpse of my reflection in the window and saw MANY clogged pores on my cheeks :( i stopped using it and they went away. After some time I decided to try another almay foundation because the brand seems so promising with the oil free, noncomedogenic claims, but the same thing happened with the clogged pores. Sigh.
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May 20, 2016
Made my eyes puff out and won't go away!
Did anyone else have this issue!? I used this last night and woke up to my eyelids and under eye being huge and swollen! I've tried everything and it won't go away.
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January 11, 2015
my skin has never looked better!
Since I started using Almay clear complexion liquid foundation, my skin has been clear. I haven't had one breakout since. It is a wonderful product and I am so happy to use it. I have sensitive skin plus oily skin. This is the best makeup I have ever used. I have to use two layers to get the coverage I want but it is worth it!
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November 26, 2014
Light coverage but buildable
I have very very sensitive skin with sporadic cystic acne breakouts on my chin. I used to use Mac pro long wear but it was breaking me out like crazy. This foundation is nowhere near as thick of coverage, but it doesn't irritate my skin or make the breakouts worse. If I have a bad pimple, I use the clear complexion concealer as well. It's lightweight, natural looking and overall a good choice for people trying to cover but not make anything worse.
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September 3, 2014
wont break you out
I always go back to this foundation because it never breaks me out or clogs my pores can be a little orange on fair skin but most foundation is
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December 31, 2013
Decent product for the price


Lasts all day
Doesn't cause breakouts
Moderate coverage


Not a wide range of skin tones

I used to use Covergirl oil free foundation but switched to this because of clogged pores on my forehead. It doesn't cause breakouts like other foundations. It contains a small amount of salicylic acid, so if you respond to that it may even help you. If you've got sensitive skin don't use this around your eyes. (It can be drying. Use a regular foundation around your eyes and blend the two.) Overall, not bad and offers decent coverage.
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October 21, 2013
Great for acne prone skin


Controls shine
Doesn't cause breakouts


Light coverage
Needs to be blended well
Doesn't cover blemishes well, need concealer

This foundation doesn't cause me to breakout at all. Easy to apply and last all day when set with a powder.
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June 3, 2013
Broke me out!


good coverage
didn't make dry patches look flaky
lasted 4-5 hours before getting shiny


broke me out
too dark/orange for my skin
claims to be non-comedogenic but uses comedogenic ingredients!!

I used this makeup for about a month, and had massive hopes that it wouldn't clog my pores or cause any breakouts because it claims to be 'non-comedogenic'. Unfortunately it caused massive breakouts on my forehead (I never ever get breakouts there) and on my chin. I did't change anything else in my makeup/skincare routine so I know this is the cause of my problems. Some days I would wake up with 5+ new painful whiteheads on my chin - not fun!! I decided to double check the ingredients, and although it claims to be non-comedogenic, it actually has two ingredients that have a bad reputation for clogging pores - sodium chloride and isostearyl neopentanoate. I was really annoyed and will definitely be checking ingredients in my foundation from now on. The lightest shade is way too dark for my skin (I'm probably about NW10), it lasted maybe 4-5 hours before it needed blotting, and the coverage was great. It covered all my redness and didn't make my dry skin look overly dry. After almost a week of not using this foundation, I can say that it definitely was breaking my skin out. I had all of these horrible bumps (clogged pores I'm guessing?), which are now gone, and I'm getting way, way, WAY less whiteheads everyday.
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