Neutrogena SkinClearing Oil-free makeup

My skin is nowhere near perfect but it is also not too troublesome. Every now and then I get a more major breakout that is difficult to cover. Those days are the ones that I am dreading. I love makeup and playing around with different products and colors. I find it highly relaxing and that is why it is so important to me to include in my daily routine instead of doing it once in a while. With that being said, I never spend too much time on my makeup because I do have a daughter that I want to spend my time with. With major breakouts, I would have to spend more time on areas that need more attention, and I really do not want to do that. Neutrogena has been a good skincare brand so when I came across their blemish fighting foundation I just had to have it.

The foundation came in a cute little bottle with a very thin neck. There was no pump or wand under the cap. I have to make a note of how annoying I find this type of packaging. It is difficult to get the product out and most of the time a lot of it is wasted by either getting too much out or not being able to get everything out of the bottle.

Choosing shades online is very difficult so whenever I want to try a new type of foundation or concealer I use Temptalia’s Foundation Matrix. It is an amazing tool when shopping for foundations and concealers. It uses foundations already owned to find the best shade of the new.

I have to say that Temptatlia’s match for my shade was dead on. So far this has been the closest shade to my natural one. Whatever imperfection I had it made them disappear. Coverage is full and the natural finish it gives the illusion of no makeup at all. It blends out beautifully with the softest touch of the sponge, the only problem I came across was that it dried very quickly so I had to work fast.

Once all the makeup was done it was time for a test drive. This foundation withheld wind, dust, and heat. At the end of the night I went for a run on my treadmill and sweated my butt off… but not this foundation. It stayed on through the strain and all.

So let’s get to the overview

  • Price: $13
  • Formula: thick liquid, natural finish, does not cake up at all, very light on the skin
  • Longevity: 12hr+, stays put
  • Application: had to work fast, dries quickly
  • Coverage: medium to full, buildable
  • Bonus: acne fighting formula, helps with clearing skin
  • Cons: bottle makes it difficult to feta full use of all the product

This is by far the best foundation that I have ever used. It has enough coverage to help me with my problem spots. It looks very natural once on the skin. The best part is that it helps to clear skin. I love everything about it except the packaging. This heavy-duty-ready foundation is most definitely a staple in every makeup collection.


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