I am on the fence as to whether or not I would repurchase. This foundation gives nice, light coverage (those of you wanting a full-coverage makeup may be disappointed by this one). It feels pleasant & weightless. It looks like beautiful skin (not like makeup). It doesn't have a scent (that I can tell) and--it feels creamy & blends easily. However I do have some complaints about it. First off, I think this is overpriced. If you want to try this, please do look around first--esp since it retails for $13.99 at the drugstores, and $9.99 at Target or Wal-Mart. Having tried this I can't say that I would be willing to pay $14 for this makeup. My second gripe is the limited range of shades. It seems to really skew light---if you are fair-skinned you will have more luck with this line than if you are medium-skinned. And as another reviewer noted, if you are any deeper than tan, you are just plain out of luck. The shade choices seem to be overwhelming pink in undertone (I got the Natural Beige 60, which has golden undertones). I think for what they are charging retail, there should be more offerings of shades besides just pink porcelain. Still, when I saw that bottle of Natural Beige in the store, I just HAD to try it, the color is really that pretty. I don't know if it makes my skin healthy, but I havent had any breakouts due to this. Other reviewers have mentioned that this makeup is thin but is presented in a pour-out bottle. That means you have to pay attention lest you spill it. It would be more suitable to put this product in a pump bottle. Overall, I'm glad that I tried this & I would reconsider repurchasing (for $9.99, not $14). I do feel that this was worth a try.
Update 9/3/2011: I am about 3/4 of the way through my bottle and have purchased my 2nd bottle. I do think that my skin looks better now that I am using this makeup. I have not had any irritation, redness, or pimples from this, and it feels fantastic---like it's not even there. Also looks great in photos. I priced this at Wal-mart for $11.97, and for some reason, the shade I wear, Natural Beige 60, is never in stock at Wal-Mart. At Ulta it's $11.99, but I used my $5 off any purchase of $10 or more, and ended up paying $6.99 for this, $7.54 with tax!! I plan to keep on buying this since I am very happy with it. If you can find a match, give it a try. Hopefully, Neutrogena will offer this in additional shades. I have very glad I found a match, but with such a limited range, I am sure some ladies are surely being left out. Neutrogena, please offer this in additional shades!
I love this stuff, I wear it everyday.. It gives my oily skin a nice dewy finish (even with powder on top) without making me look like an oil slick. I have really blotchy red skin and it covers all of my redness.
I really like this makeup, I bought it on a whim and it's been the best drugstore foundation I've tried. If it was longer wearing it would definitely be HG material. I have combo skin with an oily tzone, it covers redness and leaves my skin dewey and even. I do set it with a loose powder so it will be a little more matte. Overall great product.
Okay, I'm around a MAC Face&Body C4 (I mix my C3 and C5 to get the right combination depending on the season). I picked up #110, Honey Tan, but I might have been a better match with #100, Natural Tan. Nevertheless, I tried to make it work. I wanted it to work. It didn't work. It always started off on a good note though. The applications I tried--regular paddle-brush style for moderate coverage, MAC 187 for medium coverage, and damp sponge for sheerest coverage--went wonderfully. This foundation applies evenly and blends well. However, each time I wore this foundation, strange problems that I didn't think could ever happen kept happening.
I don't know exactly when or how I would go from "dewey" to "yucky", but unfortunately, it didn't take long. My guess would be sometime between hours 3 and 4 of wearing this. I do have a knack for getting uncontrollably greasy, even in the colder months, so I won't say the foundation CAUSED the oil. But it didn't do anything to hide it, either. The problem was, after I tried to blot my (ENTIRE) face with a tissue, the makeup would go with it. And if I used any sort of powder to counter the grease, my face would be instant cake. Yuck.
Also, with this being "Healthy Skin" makeup, I never attributed my random new surprise cystic acne to it. That is, of course, until I made the mistake of falling asleep with this makeup on (in my defense, I had pulled an all-nighter so I could study for an exam and when I got home, I knocked out for like 4 hours). Now I'm really paying for it. Two had just finished healing up, and that day, I woke up with 4 new HUGE pimples, and I usually am lucky enough to only get one every 5 months. Boo. =(
I'm sure this foundation works wonders for some people...a few people. Like people who never get greasy. And who NEVER forget to take off their makeup at night. But those rare gems probably don't even need makeup. Funny how things work.
This broke me out! I have a good shade match with natural beige but now I can't use it because every time I do, I get a zit the next day. My skin has always been compatible with Neutrogena's skincare lines but with makeup, I guess not.
oh how i love this foundation! it really looks like your skin, and it gives me light coverage which is what I want, and I do feel like I need to use a primer to make it lats but I do have oily skin. The color range is amazing. It's not organgey like drugstore foundations tend to be. I just love how it looks like my skin, feels very light, and I finally found a match for my skin. one problem.. IT NEEDS A PUMP b/c it is so liquidy it comes out so fast...
I've been using this makeup since 2000. It's sheer (more now than before), and the sunscreen is a definitely plus. Whether it's the SPF protection or light formula, it really does seem to help my skintone look better and more even. Does not aggravate acne or skin allergies.
Cons are that it is pretty sheer, and the colors available for me are either slightly too light or dark (I mix, or use according to season). It also need a finishing power to set, since it tends to wear off within 5-6 hours and look melt-y. It's a foundation I used over the summer for short term social events - photographs nicely, and the lowered risk of a sunburn/age spots was excellent..
Will continue to purchase for nights out on the town or ourdoors-y stuff.
I like the medium/full coverage this provides,along with keeping my face matte for quite some time. It blends nicely when you use a stippling brush. I can't say that I've really seen any dramatic difference with my skin (i.e. healthier) but it hasn't broken me out, which is great. I'll try to use this up but probably won't repurchase b/c I love trying new DS foundations. Revlon CS is next...
The coverage is a medium and you will need a concealer for blemishes, under eye circles, or anything else that needs heavy coverage. This did NOT break me out like other drug store foundations have. The finish to this is matte but the foundation looks like your skin (which is really hard for a lot of foundations to achieve). It just evens out skin so nicely and I like it a lot.
Now onto the negatives about this foundation. First of all I give it a 3 because I love it so much but there's a lack of color selection and a pump. I hate how this just spills right out when trying to get the foundation out. Then there's the color selection. I had first bought this in 30 buff and it was painfully pink on my olive skin. I then switched to 40 nude and that does help a lot. Sadly this still is slightly pink but it's not as bad as the 30 buff. I just wish Neutrogena (and many other drug store companies) would stop making their foundations in PINK. Not everyone has pink undertones. Then there's the fact that "tan" is the darkest they have so they're cutting out a large group of lovely ladies that can't use this too.
Edit: I did stop using this due to the fact that I was sick of being "pink" all the time and you could tell this did not match.
First drugstore foundation
Color match sucks...
It wears off easily and makes me feel oily...
WILL NOT REPURCHASE!!!