I'm really upset that this foundation does not work for me.. Honestly, many face products from Neutrogena (foundation,facial cleanser, etc) don't seem to agree with my skin.. While I do enjoy the texture, blend-ability, pigmentation and lasting power of this foundation, I'm pretty sure it breaks me out! I feel like whenever I wear it, by the end of the day when I take it off, I have horribly clogged pores and a bunch of new big zits! I noticed this when I started wearing it at first.. I thought maybe it was hormonal, but I switched back to another foundation for a couple weeks to be sure. I started clearing up and I tried it again for two days and by the second day.. I had a bunch of brand new breakouts! I am on my period, so it could be hormonal, but normally I just get one or two big pimples.. this just seems out of the ordinary and I feel like a lot of other Neutrogena foundations have broken me out in the past. Also, this foundation really needs a pump. Normally, if the foundation is good enough, and it comes out in a timely manner, I don't freak out about not having one like some people, but damn, this stuff is so thick and for some reason, it does not want to come out! I turn it upside down, shake it, pat it, smack it.. nothing! A'int nobody got time for that! I was dipping a Qtip into the bottle! So annoying!
This foundation aims high, but for me, fell just short of perfect. I received a sample through BzzAgent, and my initial impressions were very positive. This foundation has a beautiful velvety texture, good moderate coverage, and solid staying power. In addition, it also does seem to deliver, at least modestly, on the claim of tone correcting properties.My major problem when I first tried it, though, remains a big issue. I have yet to find a good color match (after two different tries) and color can make all the difference between an ok foundation and a can't live without it foundation. I am a tough match; quite fair but with ruddy tones to my skin, and an uneven texture. Even so, I have found other brands, like Almay, that have been a good color match for me in the past. Neutrogena's long wear formula is so great otherwise that I just wish I could have found that perfect match in this case. My only other big gripe is with the packaging. The pour bottle leaves a lot to be desired; the foundation seems very thick and slow to pour out. I would much prefer a pump bottle for better control of the application, and it would leave the outside of the bottle much cleaner. I will keep looking for a personal favorite, but in the meantime, I will continue using this foundation. It is a very lasting formula that offers good coverage.
When I first applied the Neutrogena Nourishing Long Wear, I was really impressed. I have a hard time finding foundations that match my fair skin. I have pink undertones and most foundations are too cool or too orange for me whereas this Neutrogena Nourishing Long Wear was a PERFECT match for my skin tone. It really evened out my skin tone by correcting some redness to give a nice even look to my complexion. I appreciate that the coverage was so solid for what I would call a medium-coverage foundation, by that I mean that it corrected some problem areas without feeling heavy. I did need to use concealer for my some specific problem areas, but I expect that from most any foundation.
I was really pleased that the foundation has SPF!
However, as the day wore on, I noticed pretty early that the foundation was settling into fine lines and pores in a way that was very unflattering. I felt like this foundation really aged me. Every small crease around my smile looked exaggerated and the pores on my forehead (which I didn't know I had, eek!) looked huge! I feel like the foundation has 12 hour staying power, but I feel like I want to remove it long before the 12 hours is up. I'd never used a face primer before, but I decided to pick up a primer to try with this foundation. After trying it, I can say that the primer GREATLY improved the look of this product. I wouldn't have kept wearing the foundation without a primer, but now it looks beautiful!
I often worry that when I switch to a new skincare product, my skin - which is combination dry/regular - will freak out. This foundation did not cause me to break out, which was a relief. I have not noticed a difference in skin tone or texture, but it has not been the full four weeks that the description recommends.
Overall, my feelings about this foundation are mixed. I wish I didn't need another product (face primer) to use this product, but I'm so happy with the color match and the staying power that I think I will keep wearing Neutrogena Nourishing Long Wear.
I'm very fair skinned, and the Natural Ivory was a perfect match for my skin. I'm just getting back to using liquid foundation after being faithful to Bare Minerals for years. My dry skin needs something that moisturizes, so liquid seems like the way to go.
The coverage is medium on my skin. It easily covers my blemishes with only a little bit. My concealer also seems to work better on this foundation. I use my fingers to apply foundation, and a little tiny amount really goes a long way. The product is thicker than others on the market, but it also gives you better coverage. Unlike some foundations that feel sticky after applying, this one is almost powdery soft. My skin is definitely silkier to the touch after a week of using.
My only beef is with the actual bottle. You have to pour it out, but since the product is so thick, you have to either wait for a small amount or hit it and hope you don't get too much. If your'e listening Neutrogena, please consider either making it a pump or squeeze package.
All in all, I really like the product better than others I have used in the last few months. I plan on using the entire bottle, and if it keeps working as well, I will repurchase.
Disclaimer: I received a full size bottle for free from BzzAgent, but my review and opinions are my own.
I find this foundation ok. I like that it's really light and fairly sheer for a foundation, I always forget i'm wearing it when I have it on! The lightest shade is still a tad too orange for me though. You reallly have to shake up the bottle each use so the orange doesn't over power. I am paper white so i'm used to foundations not matching, but it would still be nice to see this made in a lighter shade. I do use this though and it seems to work as a tinted moisturizer. I just mix a few drops with my daily face lotion and it's perfect! So in that respect this product i'm a fan of. So far I haven't broken out yet either from this which is always a plus! The price is around $15 which I feel is a little high for a drugstore brand but I still think it's worth a shot. I'd say this foundation is a winner, especially if you get a good matching one.
I'm loving it so far! 12 hour wear is great! To verify this claim, since I put the makeup on late in the day, I decided to (horrors, I know!) wear it until the morning. I noticed two immediate differences from the CoverGirl I have been using: 1) It didn't smear off onto my light colored pillow cases! and 2) When I went to remove it in the morning, it was still there to remove! I guess that says a lot for its claims of being long-lasting! It is also great for coverage; it was even good enough to double as an under-eye concealer for me! My only complaint (other than I "maybe" should have gotten a shade lighter) is that the product is very thick and this makes it difficult to come out of the bottle. The bottle is glass (which we all like because who knows what additional chemicals might seep into the makeup from a plastic container) but it doesn't come out! I feel like I'm wrangling ketchup out of a classic Heinz bottle and I don't know the secret trick about hitting it on the "57!" I'm putting this makeup on in my home, not in my freezing car (which I could understand), so I don't know what the problem is. I almost think I need to hold it under a warm faucet for a few minutes before using because my last resort was to hit the opening repeatedly against the palm of my hand to get the makeup out and that made my hand icky...so not great for on-the-go application :) I guess I could use a stick to dip into the bottle. But all in all, it's been really great! I love how long it lasts. I'm curious about the "active ingredient" listed on the front being good for my skin. And I think the bottle and design are pretty and they are consistent with the sizes (1 ounce) of my other bottles/tubes of foundation.
I like the formula of the Neutrogena Long Wear Foundation. Coverage was moderate. It didn't feel too heavy on my face and didn't break me out. It also lasted a good 8 hours without having to touch up. Unfortunately, I can't seem to get a decent color match. A lot of their lighter foundations are too pink. I settled on Buff because it seemed neutral and light enough for my complexion. It might work better for me in the summer, but for now it's a shade too dark. Also, I hate the packaging. The formula is a thick liquid and very difficult to get out of an open necked bottle. A pump would have been a lot more useful. If that doesn't bother you, I would recommend trying it. It's a decent lasting foundation, although a bit pricey. I received a sample of this through BzzAgent.
The foundation initially goes on a little sticky, but once you smooth it out, it creates a great matte finish. It is very long-lasting and my skin was glowing for an entire afternoon and evening out. It feels very light on the skin, unlike some products that feel heavy and goopy. I definitely recommend if you want a clean, light foundation!
I received a free sample of this from BzzAgent. The color wasn't quite right for my skin tone, a little too light. So, I wasn't able to try it out on a normal day. I did try it on a day when I had no plans and just liked the product, but did not love it. Coverage seemed good. The bottle could really use a pump to make getting it out a little easier. I don't feel like it held up extremely well to my combo skin and humid environment. I would say it's about average compared to most other foundations. Since the color wasn't quite right I won't be able to use for extended period of time for longevity, but I think this is one worth trying for those on the fence.
Ive been testing Neutrogena Long Wearing Foundation for a week now and so far I really like it. It's comprable to Revlon Colorstay. The foundation is thick and very pigmented. I have some hyper pigmenation and red spots. This foundation did a good job of covering the redness. I set with a loose powder and the wear was really nice. I liked the consistency and the way it spread nicely. This foundation has pigmentation of Revlon Colorstay without the thick sticky feeling. It's a great alternative for anyone wanting Colorstay coverage without the drawbacks. I also recieved this item through bzzagent.
The packaging is okay. I would prefer a pump, but it's not a deal breaker for me. The bottle is heavy duty glass with a plastic screw top. I did not notice any offensive or overpowering scent to the foundation.