Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Neutrogena Cosmetics Review

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Neutrogena Cosmetics Review


I love make up! LOVE IT! If there is one thing I spend too much money on, it's cosmetics! I love getting crafty and creative, and using cosmetics is one way I can do that on a daily basis. It's an art form in itself. The more I use it, the more I find that not all cosmetics are created equal. There are so many brands that cake, flake, smudge, or clump. Determining what is good and what is not is pretty difficult sometimes. Just because a brand is expensive does not mean it is going to perform better than the cheaper brands. But, the cheaper brands can be hit or miss on their performance. That's why I want to tell you about Neutrogena Cosmetics.

Since I am a member of Bzzagent, I was sent some samples of Neutrogena cosmetics to test out. I recieved Healthy Lengths Mascara, Crease Proof Eye Shadows, and MoistureSmooth Color Sticks.

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My Review:

Healthy Lengths Mascara:

The first thing I noticed was the packaging. I love how the brush is not in the tube and I can see the brush bristles before I even purchase the product. The mascara itself was easy to apply. It smoothed over my lashes effortlessly, with no clumping, and stayed put all day long. After applying 2 coats, my lashes were lush and full. There was no flaking under my eyes at the end of the day. The only thing I do not like about this mascara is it is not available in waterproof. (If it is, I have not been able to find it at my stores.) It is formulated with Vitamin E and olive oil to help condition and lengthen lashes over time. It has a retail price of $8.99.

Crease Proof Eye Shadow:

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Lasting Taupe (left) and Constant Copper (right)

I was sent Lasting Taupe and Constant Copper. The color sticks glided very easily over my lids. I like how these are more of a cream shadow. Powder shadows tend to flake to my under eye area throughout the day, leaving me with raccoon eyes. This did not happen with the crease proof shadow. It stayed in place all day long with no smudging. It is very true to its name also. After a full day of wearing it, there were no shadow creases on my lids! I loved the colors. However, even though they look dark in the tubes, they did not appear dark on my lids. I would like them to show just a bit darker. The Constant Copper makes a fabulous brow highlighter, and I have been using the Lasting Taupe as a base for my other shadows. There are a total of 6 shades that the Crease Proof Shadows are available in, and they retail for $7.99 each.

MoistureSmooth Color Sticks

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These Color Sticks are made with shea butter to help condition lips. They are easy to apply, and since they have a twist up package, no sharpener is needed. I was sent Sweet Watermelon to test. Honestly, I hated it. While I did like that it felt good on my lips, I could not get past the scent or flavor. It had a plasticy scent and taste. I was also not a fan of the color. I felt like the crazy roommate lady from There's Something About Mary. The one who hasn't a clue how to apply makeup and ends of looking like an over made up fool. Fortunately, the MoistureSmooth Color Sticks come in 8 shades, so there are still 7 other varieties that have the chance to win me over. These retail for $8.99 each.

Overall, I am very pleased with the results I received from Neutrogena cosmetics. I like that they are all very easy to apply, have lasting power, and the price point fits any budget. I will definitely continue to purchase Neutrogena products in the future.

*Disclaimer- I received the above mentioned products for the purpose of this review, courtesy of Bzzagent. No monetary compensation was provided. All opinions are my own and may differ from yours.


  1. I have a lip color in that format too and really like it, much better than the waxy sticks. I'm glad that mascara doesn't flake because that makes me crazy, and I don't mind that it's not waterproof because that's hard to take off!

  2. I love the color of those eyeshadows, it is applicable for day to day make up. And the lipstick is also in the color that I would love to apply everyday.

  3. My sister used Neutrogena a lot growing up. We don't really get such a wide range of products here though. I like using chubby sticks like that. $8.99 is a really good price I reckon ;p

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

  4. I've seen those Color Sticks in the store before, but I am kind of a lipstick whore and don't need any more - probably for the rest of my life. I swear that I buy a new one every time I go out, but now I have to get one of these!

  5. Your post just reminded me that I need to buy some blush. I am almost out. I need to check out the Neutrogena, i have never used it.

  6. Nicely reviewed at your sea, but yeah to me makeup is scary haha

  7. I love makeup too and that's one area I tend to spend money lol. I really like that the creamy shadows don't crease, it's so hard to find creamy shadows that don't wear off or look gunky in the creases. And I know I wouldn't like the plasticy taste or scent on my that's too bad, but hopefully the other ones are better! Great review!

  8. Such a good review. I love that you showed it on your skin.

  9. Seriously, Such a lovely review...

  10. great review. Thank you for sharing your lovely blog at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo


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