Drugstore Brand Wars: Neutrogena

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This week Makeup Wars is doing things a little differently. Our warriors have chosen their favorite drugstore brand to highlight. I chose Neutrogena. I’ve been using Neutrogena since I was in high school. As a teen, I faithfully used Neutrogena’s transparent cleansing bar with what must have been the first cleaning brush. I don’t remember the brand but it was a small rotating brush (much smaller than the ones now) and between it and the Neutrogena soap, I had good skin even as a teen. From sunscreen, to makeup to award winning skincare, Neutrogena is probably the BEST drugstore brand for over 40 women. The brand has an extensive line of anti-aging products. I particularly like the Rapid Wrinkle Repair and Rapid Tone Repair lines. They have really improved my skin overall. especially the Rapid Tone Repair.

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I also love the Neutrogena Cleansing Towelettes, they even won an Allure award! I’ve tried tons of makeup remover wipes and these are the ones I always repurchase. I just stared using the Rapid Wrinkle Repair Eye Cream and so far, so good. I haven’t been able to use any other eye cream with retinol without irritation and peeling. Neutrogena’s Accelerated Retinol SA releases retinol continuously throughout the day and the formula also contains Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate so NO peeling!

With all the Chubby Color Sticks on the market, my favorite has to be Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Sticks. I have six of the eight shades, however when I went to take pics I realized some of them are in my desk drawer at work, sigh. The shades are:

  • Juicy Peach
  • Fresh Papaya
  • Sweet Watermelon
  • Warm Caramel
  • Soft Raspberry
  • Plum Perfect
  • Bright Berry
  • Rich Raisin

These are  extremely lightweight, comfortable to wear, chock full of moisture, non-sticky and impart a shine that lasts for about three hours. Formulated with fruit extracts and mango and shea butters they glide on like buttah! They twist up so no need to sharpen! Please make more shades!!

L to R: Warm Caramel, Fresh Papaya, Plum Perfect, Juicy Peach

L to R: Warm Caramel, Fresh Papaya, Plum Perfect, Juicy Peach

Warm Caramel, Fresh Payaya, Plum Perfect, & Juicy Peach

Warm Caramel, Fresh Payaya, Plum Perfect, & Juicy Peach

Another Neutrogena product that gets overlooked are the Crease Proof Eye Shadow Sticks. I have three of the six shades available. These are crease proof and last for a good 12 hours. They do NOT come off until you take them off–great for those with oily lids!

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L to  R: Constant Copper, Forever Platinum, Lasting Taupe

L to  R: Constant Copper, Forever Platinum, Lasting Taupe

Other shades available are: Perfect Pink, Stay Golden and Stay-Put Plum. I recently tried the new Nourishing Long Wear Liquid Makeup with SPF 20 and am loving it! It gives smooth, even coverage with Tone Correcting Complex—an exclusive blend of nourishing antioxidants, soy, Vitamins A, C, E, and light diffusing powders—and is clinically proven to provide skin tone and texture improvements in 4 short weeks.  Bottom Line: Neutrogena is a fabulous brand for the over 40 woman both in skincare and makeup. The brand offers high quality, clinically tested products and low drugstore prices!!

Now let’s see what brands the other bloggers chose!

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Comments

  1. I have used this brand since I was in middle school! I really like their wipes!

  2. I really like their Makeup Removing wipes too, but I tried the MoistureSmooth Lip Gloss and although I liked the smell and color, it didn’t stay on very well. Came off very quickly.

  3. I need to try the Neutrogena retinol products!

  4. That taupe shadow stick is stunning! I’m going to have to grab it! I love the chubby lip pencils too!

  5. Those eyeshadows are so pretty

  6. I am dying to try those eye sticks!

  7. There are a few Neutrogena products that I absolutely adore and won’t go without.

  8. I have a few of their lip pencils

  9. I have very little Neutrogena in my current stash but I used to have a lot more. I’ll look for the eyeshadow sticks now since I love that kind of product.

  10. I have used this brand since I was in middle school! I really like their wipes!

  11. Definitely a good solid brand!

  12. I really like their Makeup Removing wipes too, but I tried the MoistureSmooth Lip Gloss and although I liked the smell and color, it didn’t stay on very well. Came off very quickly.

  13. I need to try the Neutrogena retinol products!

  14. That taupe shadow stick is stunning! I’m going to have to grab it! I love the chubby lip pencils too!

  15. Those eyeshadows are so pretty

  16. I am dying to try those eye sticks!

  17. There are a few Neutrogena products that I absolutely adore and won’t go without.

  18. I have a few of their lip pencils

  19. ooh, I need to try Neutrogena eye shadows!

  20. Love those color stick lippies!

  21. Good ole’ Neutrogena. I haven’t tried any of their items in foreveeeer!

  22. I have very little Neutrogena in my current stash but I used to have a lot more. I’ll look for the eyeshadow sticks now since I love that kind of product.

  23. Definitely a good solid brand!

  24. I need to look harder at my Neutrogena display – I’ve missed those crease-proof shadows!

  25. I have the moisturesticks and they are fab!

  26. ooh, I need to try Neutrogena eye shadows!

  27. Love those color stick lippies!

  28. Good ole’ Neutrogena. I haven’t tried any of their items in foreveeeer!

  29. You made me wanna try those eyeshadows!

  30. I need to look harder at my Neutrogena display – I’ve missed those crease-proof shadows!

  31. I have the moisturesticks and they are fab!

  32. You made me wanna try those eyeshadows!

  33. No wonder you love them! Skincare and makeup both done right.

  34. Those shadow sticks look great. Definitely loving the Taupe shade.

  35. Love seeing your picks!

  36. Love those lippies!

  37. No wonder you love them! Skincare and makeup both done right.

  38. Neutrogena is definitely a staple brand for me!

  39. Those shadow sticks look great. Definitely loving the Taupe shade.

  40. Love seeing your picks!

  41. Love those lippies!

  42. Neutrogena is definitely a staple brand for me!

  43. I love neurtrogena !

  44. I used to use that clear Neutrogena soap as a teen, too. That was what my dermatologist recommended. Memories! I need to try that eye cream! I have trouble with Retinol eye creams, too. This one sounds perfect! Iove their Moisture Smooth balms, too!

  45. I love neurtrogena !

  46. I used to use that clear Neutrogena soap as a teen, too. That was what my dermatologist recommended. Memories! I need to try that eye cream! I have trouble with Retinol eye creams, too. This one sounds perfect! Iove their Moisture Smooth balms, too!

  47. Those cream shadow sticks look so pretty!

  48. Those cream shadow sticks look so pretty!

  49. I just recently picked up one of those Neutrogena lippes & am really liking it!

  50. I just recently picked up one of those Neutrogena lippes & am really liking it!

  51. I LOVE their eyeshadow sticks, some of my absolute faves!

  52. I LOVE their eyeshadow sticks, some of my absolute faves!

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