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Friday, July 15, 2011

Friday's Haul: Neutrogena Healthy Skin Enhancer

I went to the huge WalMart by my work office (an hour away) today.  The beauty department was huge. There were two rows of products, just like the 2 Walmarts in my nearest towns, but these rows had four aisles completely filled with products that I'd never even seen at my Walmart.  They had the Revlon Colorstay Mineral Mousse, that I've been dying to try, but the shade that I wanted (medium-deep) was completely sold out.  They had every other shade in stock too, including deepest.  My next Walmart/Target trip, I will be purchasing the Covergirl Natureluxe Mousse mascara.  I skipped on it this time, because I still  am trying to use up my Avon Supershock Max & Maybelline Great Lash.  I did pick up the Neutrogena Healthy Skin Enhancer tinted moisturizer.  I wanted to go to Target and get the Sonia Kashuk one that I've heard and read so many rave reviews on, but I never made it to there today.  Maybe next weekend, I'll try it out.  

I've read some pretty good reviews on the Healthy Skin Enhancer (not quite as good as the Sonia one though).  I decided to give it was try.  It was $10.23 for 1fl oz, a decent price.  Neutrogena is one of the moderate/higher priced drugstore brands.  It contains SPF 20 & is oil-free and comes in a super-hygenic pump.  I love the packaging.  This does smell like sunscreen.  The consistency is moisturizing but not overly so and not greasy at all.  It actually has somewhat of a matte finish to it.  So far, I've only swatched it on my hand and the back of my wrist and along my jawline, but from what I can tell so far, it doesn't feel heavy at all.  The one negative thing that I've found is the shade range.  This comes in 6 shades.  I have medium-olive, which is the darkest shade, and it matches perfectly.  (For reference I'm NC40 in MAC SFF, NC42 in Mineralize Satinfinish & C4 in Face&Body.)  For anyone darker than me, this product isn't going to work well for them.  I think that medium-olive would work for up to NC43.  The thing that I don't like about Neutrogena is poor color range.  They need to expand their colors to fit more skintones.  (With Gabrielle Union as one of their models, you'd think they would have shades of makeup to fit people with her skintone.) 

(my hands are quite a bit darker than my face, but i wanted you guys to get a good idea of how the product looks.)  *not blended*

This blends quite nicely & has a nice glow to it. 

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