Hey gals, how is the week going on? I’m just in a different mood today & even though I have a hell lot of work to do, I decided to write this review.
Summers sometime play havoc on my skin with my T-zone super oily & my cheeks peeling 🙁 It’s happening right now! Also, the fact that I don’t use foundation on a regular basis. I either sheer the heck out of it or mix it with my moisturizer. Also none of the BB creams I tried worked on me (more on that later!)
Neutrogena says:Healthy Skin Compact Makeup SPF 55 blends easily to give you a flawless, natural look, while helping to protect your skin from the sun’s damaging rays. Silky, lightweight formula gives you buildable coverage and provides the most powerful level of UVA-UVB protection available in a foundation without feeling heavy or greasy.
My Experience with the product : This is a cream compact which dries to a powder finish. When I first opened it, I thought it would be something like those pancake formulas we used to get but this surprised me. It comes with a sponge which is of good quality (surprisingly!) I dot the product on my face strategically & then either with a brush or a moist sponge I blend it into my skin. I have an oily T-zone and dry flaky cheeks. It sets very beautifully on the rest of my face but I still have to apply a light moisturizer on my cheeks so as to not invoke dry patches.
This is going to be of great help to me in this harsh florida summer [last year I burnt my back in spite of wearing a sunscreen] Also, great for travelling. It stayed put on my face for around 6-7hrs. One can go overboard with this easily but if you just take enough & dab on the face & blend later, it goes on just fine! I have it in the shade BUFF-30 which matches me well!
- – A very easy to use convenient product.
- – Very helpful for my combination-oily skin.
- – SPF 55 🙂
- – Does not give a vampirish white cast on the face (a teeny bit when freshly applied but within minutes it camouflages well)
- – Decent staying power
- – Did not break me out. NOt even a tingly sensation. I like!!!
- – A tad expensive for a drugstore brand.
- – Product quantity is less. (I’ve been using this for about a month now & it;s almost 3/4th gone )
Bee’s tip : I saw a few reviews on makeupalley where the girls were saying, it tugs & reddens the face : this type of formulation is supposed to be used with either a moist sponge/beauty blender/brush to spread & blend well. maybe even fingers. the dry sponge would be very harsh on the facial skin.
[That is how it looks on me!] I tried to take a swatch on my hand but it was so close to my skintone that the camera didn’t pick it up. is that a good thing????
Verdict : Not a HG but a decent product for the summers. A lot of companies -right from Clinique to MUFE to MAC are coming up with cream to powder finish compacts. This might be a new trend for summer/rainy seasons.
[P.S : Product kindly supplied by the PR. Opinions strictly personal. kindly see my disclaimer for doubts ]