With spring arriving, it’s time get back to beauty basics or beauty at all.. for me!
Ultimately, I am a low-maintenance girl and I don’t want to carry around an entire beauty shop to keep my look going; the products I received to review helped me create and maintain the perfect Spring look. Whether I’m in my office, out with friends, or spending the day with my family, I loved these items for keeping me covered and I think you will too.
Here are the 4 items shown in the photo above:
Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick
I didn’t need lipstick on top of lip liner on top of lip balm – the Color Stick’s twist construction provides a sharp enough point to define your lips, and the formula is buttery enough to make them supple. The best part about the Neutrogena MoisureSmooth Color Sticks is that they are not sticky! I have very sensitive lips – they turn bright red when I eat certain foods or use lipstick that does not apply softly or smoothly. I usually opt for a liquid gloss instead of a lipstick, but I was very pleased to find that Neutrogena’s MoistureSmooth Color Stick did not irritate my lips and was a breeze to apply.
Out of the eight available shades, I received the Sweet Watermelon.
I was immediately attracted to the natural ingredients in the Color Stick: Mango butter, shea butter, and fruit extract, which explains why it’s so nice and moisturizing.
All-in-all, the Color Stick was great. The only drawback to this product is that it started to wear off a few hours into a busy, active day. After the first couple of hours or so, the color and moisture had soaked into my lips, leaving only that sweet taste. So re-application was necessary, but I accomplished it quickly, without missing a beat.
Neutrogena Crease Proof Eye Shadow
The subtle, pearly colors give an exceptionally nice contrast to browner skin tones. I received the Taupe and Copper shades. The shadow glided onto my eyelids smoothly and I did not notice any fading or crumbling, unlike with some other eye shadow creams I have used in the past, so Neutrogena came through on the promise of long-wear. As another plus, it also came off rather easily.
Here’s a quick tutorial on an easy swipe-on application for a pretty look:
Swipe the cream stick onto clean eyelids, completely covering the lower part of the lid, near lashes. Using a clean finger, gently fade the cream towards the eyebrows.
Neutrogena Healthy Lengths Mascara
I have been known to allow mascara to intimidate me. Since I tried Neutrogena Healthy Lengths Mascara applying mascara has become a habit and one that I don’t mind as much as I used to. Neutrogena Healthy Lengths Mascara allowed me to finish my look without leaving a skyscraper forest resting on my lashes. Compared to other Neutrogena mascara I have used in the past, this one is much lighter and cleaner; my lashes felt separated and just defined enough for me to tell a difference. I received the black shade, which carried a subtle saturation.
All three of these looks, with or without blush or foundation, generated a smooth, simple daytime look.
Hooray for simple makeup! Stay tuned for a review of one of the best foundations I’ve ever tried!
Disclosure: BzzAgent sent me complimentary Neutrogena Cosmetic products to test and review.
Disclosure: I received complimentary products in exchange for my honest opinion and a review of my experience with the products. I did not receive any other compensation nor was I required to write a positive review. Individual results or experiences may vary. You may obtain more detailed information from the company’s website.