Showing posts with label Neutrogena. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Neutrogena. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Drugstore Makeup Tutorial for Summer 2011!

LiveLoveLaughs1209 requested a drugstore makeup tutorial. At first I was like...drugstore? But I own very few drugstore products! However, I took the opportunity to get an education in affordable makeup. My naivete was short lived when the first product I purchased was a total DUD! So buyer's beware - Revlon Cream Shadow Quads are bad news bears! However, I found some really nice drugstore products that I am really starting to love! Enjoy!


Products Used:
  • Cover Girl NatureLuxe Silk Foundation #325 Sandstone
  • Neutrogena Healthy Skin Brightening Eye Perfector in Light #10
  • Milani Minerals Baked Bronzer in Soleil #5
  • Milani Minerals Powder Blush with Brush #201 Luminous
  • Revlon #20 Naturally Glamorous Eye Palette
    • Light Champagne
    • Cool Brown
    • Deep Black-Brown
  • Revlon Color Stay Liquid Eyeliner Pen in Black
  • Avon Super Shock Eyeliner in Khaki Shimmer
  • Maybelline Great Lash in Blackest Black
  • L'Oreal Pencil Perfect Self Advancing Eyeliner in Black
  • Mac Impeccable Brow Pencil in Taupe (I forgot to buy a drugstore eyebrow pencil, sorry!)
  • L'Oreal Infallible Lipstick #421 Charismatic Coral
  • Neutrogena Healthy Skin Lip Gloss #110 Fruity Pink

Friday, March 4, 2011

On-the-Spot Acne Treatment - It REALLY Works!!!

On-the-Spot Acne Treatment

This is not meant to sound like an advertisement at all so please don't take it to mean this, I have just been using this product for years and it definitely works for me, so I thought I'd share.  I do not get paid to say this stuff :)

I have suffered with acne for years and have tried EVERYTHING!!!

I found this "On-the-Spot" Acne Treatment by accident really or you could say just out of desperation.  I have never been someone whose face breaks out everywhere but more just a breakout spot here or there but pretty consistent. I saw this on the drugstore shelf one day and out of sheer desperation just decided to try one told me about it and after trying it, I was furious that NO ONE had said anything to me about it  before, because...IT WORKS!!!

When I have a breakout, I just dab a little of this on in the morning before or even after applying my makeup (probably better to do it before applying the make up :), rub it in a little and i'm on my way.  Then after a long day, I wash my make up off, towel dry and then dab a little more on before I go to bed.  Make sure it dries before laying down :).  The directions state you can apply it 2-3 times per day and of course, they recommend using it on freshly cleaned skin. :)

I'm telling you...most blemishes will be gone in a day or two, depending on how large they were.  Better to dab this on as you see one starting to form.  

I've read a lot of reviews about it to see if it really is this good or if it's just me and most of the reviews are in agreement with me. I have read a lot of reviews about it being really expensive and I would agree if I were spreading this all over my face, but honestly, its not really designed for that, thus the "On-the-Spot"name.  In my experience, it only takes a very small dab of this product to cover a spot, so if used this way, it actually lasts quite a while.

Now this isn't a MIRACLE by any means, but for those of us who struggle with breakouts, it sure will feel like one!  I swear by this and everyone I have introduced this to, thanks me.

Try it, you won't regret it!


Product Details:
Size:  .75 oz
Price:  $6.99
Where to Buy:  Walgreens/CVD - Drugstores
Active Ingredients:  Benzoyl Peroxide - 2.5% Acne Treatment

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Neutrogena MoistureShine Lipstick - Digging these for the Price!!!

As I have mentioned before, I've been spending a great deal of time researching the various make up brands/products found at my local grocery store and target.

I recently purchased two Neutrogena lipsticks and I gotta tell you...I'm liking them!
I purchased a more neutral color, Playful Plum, no. 310 and Pomegranate, no. 430.  I chose these two particular colors because as you all know, I love color and well, I couldn't pass up the Pomegranate - because it's RED!!!  :)   Also, it's just nice having a more neutral color in my lip stick color palette :).  However, if you don't care for either of these colors, not to worry, because these lipsticks come in 17 colors!!!

I found each of the colors to be quite pigmented, but also extremely moist on the lips which is an extra added plus!!!  I often times wonder why lipstick manufacturers don't always get this.  Lipstick MUST fell good on PERIOD!  :)

Playful Plum is definitely a more neutral color but it does have a nice plum tint and the Pomegranate is a very nice red shade.  The thing I do like about Pomegranate is that while it's a true red, it's not a stark overwhelming red which makes it nice for those who like darker or more color but perhaps have lighter skin tones and might have more difficulty wearing true red lipsticks.

Product Details:
SPF 20
Made with Brazilian Palm butter.
Product claims to keep moisturizer up to 8 hours (I didn't really test this, but I will say, these do make your lips feel very moist and very nice)

Product claims that it boosts lip moisture by 400% (not real sure how to measure this :))
17 Shades available:  Angel Blush, Think Pink, Tickled Pink, Tickled Pink, Sheer Luck, Caramel Kill, Nude blush, Rum Raisin, Pinch of Cinn, Playful Plum, Plum Paradise, Berry Burst, cherry Twist, Poppy red, Pomegranate, Electric Currant, Coral Dream and Peach -A-Boo.
Left to Right: 310 Playful Plum, 430 Pomegranate

Left to Right:  310 Playful Plum, 430 Pomegranate

Top:  310 Playful Plum, Bottom: 43- Pomegranate

Left to Right:  310 Playful Plum, 430 Pomegranate