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Neutrogena Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup SPF 20 (2009 formulation)

Average Rating 3.6/5
62% would buy again
142 reviews

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Review by laurxrawr

rated 4 of 5 top reviewer on 6/27/2010 3:57:00 PM More reviews by laurxrawr

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown

I was really skeptical of this product. I wanted to try it over a year ago but didn't see awesome reviews. I finally broke down and got it when it was 40% off. I use shade 50 soft beige. It isn't a perfect match but its like 90% there. I will definitely pick up another shade next time I purchase. I got this like three weeks ago - I wanted to wear it a lot before I reviewed. Cons: The packaging. I have only let out too much once but it is still a hassle. Really wish it were a pump esp since I feel it applies nicely with fingers. Personally this doesn't bother me that much but it could affect someone elses decision to use this and thats the price. I can say that this does go on sale frequently and I only buy drugstore makeup when it goes on sale. It oxides. This actually didn't happen the first few times I used it but then I started noticing it was a little oranger by the end of the day. This could be from the weather( it is 80+ degrees and humid) or my other makeup but I think its from this. The is a smell. Some people say its green apple and it sort of is. It isn't strong at all and doesn't irritate me. It fades as soon as I start blending. The claims that skin improves- that seems a bit far fetched to me. I never buy makeup to rely on the other claims but it is really annoying when companies give you some bogus stats about better skin. Pros: I love the coverage. The first layer is enough for me but it is buildable. Layer one covers quite a bit but I still need concealer on blemishes. If I apply more I get really full coverage and it looks pretty good. I like the finish. It isn't dewy but not totally matte either... I guess satin? Its versatile IMO bc sometimes dewy doesn't translate well at nigth and vice versa.. this eliminates that problem No breakouts! I can always count on Neutrogena for this. SPF- It isn't greasy like other makeups though. Its hard to say if it works but I can say that its summer & I haven't gotten a sunburn while wearing this. My favorite way of applying this is with my fingers or an Ecotools retractable kabuki.

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