Hey guys, I have another foundation review for you today, this time it’s on the Neutrogena Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup, which is a product I’d seen good reviews on, so wanted to try it, and I wanted to share my thoughts on it with you today.
I got this ages ago and have used it on and off since I got it, and I’ve come to the conclusion that I just don’t like it on my skin. My skin is far too dry for this unfortunately and no matter how well I prep my skin or what products and primers I use, this just does not apply well or sit well on my skin whatsoever.
I had seen some reviews about this in which those who were reviewing it had said it was weightless with buildable coverage, longwearing and gave no flash back. I can safely that it was absolutely not weightless. It was one of those foundations that as soon as I started applying it, I could feel it on my skin. It felt heavy and I felt as if my skin was caked in layers of foundation.
It didn’t apply well to my skin at all, regardless of what skincare I used, what primer I used. Absolutely nothing made a difference and no brush or sponge applied it nicely. I tried my fingers and while they worked better, there was minimal improvement.
On Neutrgena.com it states “our silky, lightweight formula provides flawless makeup coverage for a perfectly natural look.” There is nothing ‘silky’ or lightweight about this, in my experience at least. It’s very much the opposite of silky and lightweight.
This starts drying pretty much upon application, so it is very, very difficult to blend out evenly and without patches. I found it to be one of the hardest products to blend out.
I have tried it with hydrating primers, luminious primers and different oils. I also tried mixing oil in with it, and that just caused it to separate. It just didn’t apply nicely over them.
I dislike the packaging also, the bottle is fine, it’s just a thick glass bottle that’s no different to other foundation bottles, however the opening is just a large, wide hole so the product pours out, and because it is very runny, a lot comes out at once so it’s not the easiest to measure out just how much you need. You either pour out too much, or too little.
I have the shade Natural Ivory, which is quite dark for an ivory shade. It’s also slightly too pink for my skin, but its is fine when I wear fake tan so it’s a wearable colour, but only when I am tanned. There is a light colour, which may be better match for me.
My mam who has dry skin, but not as dry as mine tried it, and it applied a lot nicer on her skin, however, it dried down to a very matte and drying finish. If you have normal or perhaps slightly oil/combination skin it may work for you, but for dry skin, I wouldn’t advise it, unless your skin isn’t very dry, in which case it may work.
You get 30ml, which is standard and it is $15 and under in most shops, so it’s affordable. If you do want to try this, it is available from Amazon.ca, Beautylish, Bed, Bath & Beyond, CVS, iHerb, Neutrogena.com, RiteAid, Target, Ulta, Walgreens, Walmart and Yes Style. It is also available on Amazon.co.uk, however it is significantly more expensive.
Thank you for reading, until next time, take care xx