Neutrogena has long been one of my favorite brands for their skin care. For a few years now they have had a cosmetics line as well, which I believe doesn't get the full credit it deserves. Consistently the Neutrogena Cosmetics have been quality products that everyone should check out.
The shadows are very good. They are well pigmented and the colors are all very flattering. The shadows last about 12 hours with my UDPP underneath, not a crease in sight!
But, I do think that they are a bit too powdery. What do I mean? When I put my brush in the pan, a bit too much shadow comes up, and it kind of falls all over the place. I've taken to using different brushes with these shadows, making it a bit easier to target the shadow to where I want it to be. Because of the powder issue, I have to be a bit careful with blending because it can become a bit of a muddy mess. But, if you are careful these issues shouldn't be too much of a problem.
MAC's Studio Fix Foundation, (which is currently on hold due to testing) it was my first powder foundation and I love it! So, you can imagine that I have high expectations for every powder foundation that comes after it.
This Neutrogena Foundation does not disappoint!
It is a powder, but has a slightly creamy feel to it. The compact has 2 compartments, keeping your sponge completely separate from the foundation. It applies pretty easily with the sponge, but is a medium to full coverage with the sponge. For a light to medium coverage, I recommend using a brush. The bigger the brush you use the lighter your coverage will be, easy as that!
The foundation is very easy to blend, and I didn't feel like I had a lot of "makeup" on, and it looks very natural. It stays on all day, but the only negative that I could see is that I had to test it on a day that I was staying home all day. Why? It's too dark for my skintone. Hear me Neutrogena? I had the lightest color, but please expand your color range beyond the eight shades currently available!
I've also tried out the Healthy Volume Mascara, which will be included in an upcoming Mascara Week (it's true, I have once again collected too many mascaras to review, so they will all be included in an upcoming week). So, stay tuned!