Frugal Friday: New Shades of Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Sticks!

Neutrogena MoistureSmooth color sticks

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My plan to not acquire anymore lipsticks this season (saying year would be completely unrealistic) has been derailed. Up until now, I’ve been able to restrain myself, especially with the liquid lipstick craze. As you know, I like my lipsticks/lipglosses to glide on with ease and leave my lips looking and feeling amazing. Liquid lippies and most mattes don’t do this, so this lippie junkie’s wallet has benefited.

That is, until I sampled the Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Sticks, $8.49. I immediately fell in love with their instantly hydrating, continuously conditioning, glide on formulation. Did I mention they also smell like mango? Oh yes, they have a lovely fruity flavor thanks to ingredients like fruit extracts and shea butter. Plus, the color payoff is perfection. With one swipe of the stick, my lips are instantly awash with pigmentation.

I really noticed how the balm-like formula of each color stick helped to keep my lips feeling hydrated for hours. Even long after the color had worn off, or been taken off, my lips were well conditioned. And like most lippie crayons, the MoistureSmooth color sticks are easy to use. They twist up so they don’t require a sharpener, and I find the size of the stick makes application a faster process. One swipe, and you’re done.

Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick Swatches

 Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick Swatches

The MoistureSmooth Color Sticks come in 16 shades, eight of which are new to the line. I received 7 of the new eight (90-180) to try. These new color sticks are designed to have a bold and creamy finish. If you’re looking for sheer and shimmery, you might like shades 10-80.

Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Lip Swatches

As you can see, the new shades include a nice range of nudes, and a few pops of pinks and berry. There were no duds in the bunch. Each applied beautifully and gave my lips a nice bold, creamy wash of color. I did have my favorites though. While I usually opt for darker, deeper colors, my top picks from the new shade range include Almond Nude (110) and Pink Grapefruit (140). Although something tells me, from the lips swatches on, I would also like the darkest shade in the collection, Deep Plum (180), which may mean I will be breaking my no buying of lip products rule this season.

Overall: If you haven’t guess already, I’m now a huge fan of the Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Sticks, $8.49. The price point is affordable. The formulation is super creamy, and the color payoff is impressive. If you’re looking for some new hydrating, pigmented lippies, that feel like a lip balm, to add to your collection, I highly recommend checking these color sticks out.

Are you a fan of the MoistureSmooth Color Sticks? Do you prefer lipsticks, lipglosses or lip crayons?

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  1. Wow! I am loving 5 colors from the lot you posted! I really need to get some of Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Sticks! It’s a cost alternative to my favorite Tarte (which is $20 a pop!). Thanks for sharing your review. Very helpful!

  2. I love the looks of these. I’m putting them on my shopping list!

  3. Di Hickman says

    Haven’t tried the neutrogena ones, so thanks for sharing! The wine and the cherry are my favorites!

  4. marciaf says

    Pink Grapefruit is beautiful. I’ve worn these in the past and they were very creamy. I don’t love the fragrance enough to rebuy though.

  5. Allison @neversaydiebeauty says

    I love Wineberry and Cherry Pink! The pigmentation on these sticks looks great!

  6. All of these are pretty, especially classic nude and wine berry.

  7. I’m liking the almond nude and the berry brown colors. I normally like darker colors, but it’s Spring! I’m allowed to wear lighter shades. Lol. These look fantastic and I’m sure the formula is lovely, it’s neutrogena after all.

  8. I am loving all the pretty shades! I need to try one or ALL!

  9. Onica (MommyFactor) says

    I haven’t tried these but I like the colors. Will look for them in my area.

  10. jillconyers says

    I’ve been looking for a new nude lip stick. I’ve added Neutrogena to my Target list.

  11. The formula sounds amazing! And I already see some shades that I might want.

  12. Tabitha Shakespeare says

    This sounds awesome! I am always looking for lip color that won’t be flaky and crusty! I also love the pictures showing you actually wearing them! Nice touch!

  13. I love a good color stick! It can be used on lips AND cheeks. The berry brown looks like a great color for me.

  14. I love that pink nude color. I’m a big fan of nude shades. Amber N

  15. I love all of these! But the most outstanding for me is the Almond Nude! I really love it.

  16. Nicole Cochingco Escat says

    When it comes to lipstick, I choose to be a pink lover, different shades of pink.

  17. Shannon Graham says

    Yay for Frugal Friday! I love saving money and these Neutrogena deals are great. I prefer the transparent glossy look.

  18. I love getting good deals on any Neutrogena products. A girl can never have enough lipsticks or glosses.

  19. I didn’t know Nuetrogena sold makeup. That wine berry tint would probably be the best fit for me.

  20. John lopez says

    Neutrogena is a top brand I know that it’s real popular with the ladies and you possibly see the commercials on TV promoting the brand.

  21. Oh wow, I think I love all of these! Great swatches!

  22. Winifred Jac says

    These look so nice. I love buying lipsticks in any and every shade possible. I think they’re easiest product to play with!

  23. Bernadette says

    I like all the colors, especially the pink and grapefruit. I have bought Neutrogena forever!…love their stuff.

  24. Karla Ramos says

    They smell like mango? Wow, take my money! That Wine Berry shade fits in my style but I guess I really can’t go wrong with the others as well. I hope I see this product later, thanks for the recommendation.

  25. Aziel Morte says

    These are all beautiful shades, I love the pink nude

  26. Those are really amazing shades. Love them all. Great colors.

  27. wine berry and cherry pink is both love! Im not into nudes so this two looks amazing for me