A Beauty Review: Neutrogena Cosmetics

I should start out this review by explaining that I am a BzzAgent.  I sign up for different campaigns, they send me free stuff, and I try it out.  My job as a BzzAgent is to spread the word – either good or bad – about the products I’ve tested.  I don’t get paid to do this.  I don’t get more campaigns if I say good things.  I just like freebies (who doesn’t?) and all I have to do to get them is talk about it.

I was asked to test Neutrogena’s new cosmetics line.  Considering my fascination with beauty, this is one of the most exciting campaigns I’ve had.  I was sent:

  • Neutrogena Healthy Skin® Brightening Eye Perfector
  • Neutrogena® Nourishing Eyeliner
  • Neutrogena® Revitalizing Lip Balm

Read on to see what I thought!

The Neutrogena Healthy Skin® Brightening Eye Perfector claims to be a “multi-tasking concealer immediately evens skin tone, conceals dark circles & boosts radiance, while a patented blend of antioxidants work over time to actually improve the look of skin.”  To be completely honest, I don’t know what to think of it.  The container is one of those tubes where you twist the bottom and the product comes through the brush at the end.  When I first got it, I sat there for a good twenty minutes trying to get some product to come through.  I got nothing.  For a while.  And all of the sudden … CONCEALER EVERYWHERE.  Now that I’ve gotten the product to go through, any time I twist it at all, concealer gushes out.  It’s good when I have a lot to conceal, but if I don’t, I feel like I’m wasting product.  Actually, I feel like I’m wasting an awesome product.  Because the actual concealer is perfect.  I go from Zombie Kathleen to looking refreshed and polished in a few seconds.  I’ve been using it for about a week now, and I actually feel like my dark circles are fading.  If only they could fix the darned tube…

I haven’t really noticed anything special about the Neutrogena® Nourishing Eyeliner, which claims to “instantly defines and brightens eyes with luminous, conditioning color that wears beautifully all day. Olive oil and rainforest shea butter nourish the delicate skin around your lashes, while subtle light diffusers make the whites of your eyes appear whiter.”  To me, it’s just a good classic eyeliner.  It’s not bad by any means – it glides on smoothly (maybe it’s the olive oil and shea butter?) and stays on pretty well, but it’s just average.

So is there anything I did like?  Yes.  The Neutrogena® Revitalizing Lip Balm.  When I saw the tube, I was a bit weirded out.  Instead of a circular lip balm (like every other lip balm out there), it’s oval.  I guess I still don’t quite understand the shape, but it’s not an issue.  The product is amazing.  I put it on in the morning and – I’m being serious here – maybe I reapply once a day.  It keeps my lips so smooth and nice all day long.  It’s slightly tinted (there are a few different shades), but it’s a very natural tint.  I’ve tried Healthy Blush, Sunny Berry, and Petal Glow.  They all look darker than they actually are, but they’re so beautiful.  Neutrogena claims that after a week of use, “it helps improve lips’ texture and restores the look of rosiness.” I can stand behind that completely.

So what’s the final verdict?  Any product that is actually good for my skin, I approve of.  So far, I’m seeing great results.  For some of the products, the packaging is a little confusing, but the product inside makes it all worth it.

Neutrogena products can be found at your local Walmart, Target, CVS, Walgreens, Kroger, or Rite Aid.

About Kathleen Tower

Kathleen is the style editor for The Collabor-eight. She's a 23-year-old true Jersey girl; big hair, bigger heart. Her passion for beauty and makeup started with an internship at Seventeen Magazine and has grown ever since. After graduating from Villanova, she turned her love for Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter into a full-time job as a social media coordinator! When she's not at work, she's browsing everywhere from the Internet to the streets for her own "Manicure Monday" inspiration. She believes that true style comes from a mix of high and low, designer and drugstore, expensive splurges and nearly steals!

2 comments on “A Beauty Review: Neutrogena Cosmetics

  1. I have the lip balm too. I don’t understand the oval shape at all! I get it all over my face. This is counter-intuitive.

  2. […] “beautiful, wearable color that’s good for your skin.” We’ve reviewed Neutrogena® Cosmetics before – now let’s see if they stand up to the test […]

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