Hi guys! Today I have a foundation review for you all. It is the Neutrogena Healthy Skin foundation. Sadly, Neutrogena's makeup range is not available in Australia (I wish it was!) so I was ecstatic when Cherie from Cherry Picking offered me hers. She very kindly gave me it as it was too dark for her. So, thank you so much Cherie, as it seems to be a near perfect match for me!
First up, the packaging. It comes in a glass bottle with no pump, and actually quite an inconvenient, large opening that doesn't make for easy foundation pouring. The packaging is quite simple and clean looking though, with a silver lid. It still contains the standard 30mL of product but the bottle itself is quite short and fat.
I have the shade 60 Natural Beige which, like I said, is a near perfect match for me! It's quite yellow toned, but I do believe that the Healthy Skin shade range is decent, offering both pink and yellow toned shades.
The foundation claims include having an 'exclusive blend of antioxidants', an SPF of 20 and a lightweight, silky formula. The SPF 20 is a nice inclusion, however I've grown accustomed to wearing a higher SPF (30+) everyday anyways. Also, I've found this does flashback slightly, not anything drastic or ghost like, but my face does seem a bit paler in flash photography. I would agree with the lightweight and silky formula. It is quite a thin consistency, but not runny as it still has a creamy element to it. I find it blends and applies really well with fingers or a brush (my trusty Real Techniques Buffing Brush). This foundation also has a scent which I find quite pleasant actually! It's a bit fruity with hints of berry, but very light and not too offensive in my opinion.
I feel the coverage offered is nearer the medium side of light-medium, but it is buildable. It covers most imperfections like redness, but I find I need an additional concealer for any acne or dark acne scarring.The finish is very natural looking. It's not totally 'skin-like' and is detectable on the skin, but not mask like at all. I would describe it as having a satin finish, it's not as glowy or dewy as the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum or the Rimmel Wake Me Up. It simply looks very healthy and radiant as the name would suggest!
I find this foundation wears really well on my combination skin. I do find that I do get a bit shiny after about 4 hours of wear (set with a powder) but my face isn't overly greasy, nor does this product make my face more oily, it just doesn't control oil very well. I would say that oily skins could probably still wear this, but with a good primer and setting powder. It lasts me the full ten hours and still looks pretty reasonable at the end of the day, without touch ups. It doesn't fade or accentuate dryness as it wears either, which is a plus!
I really like this foundation! I find it's a really good middle-of-the-road foundation in terms of coverage, finish and longevity/wear. Thank you so much again Cherie for giving me this, as I don't think I would have had the opportunity to try it otherwise!
Have you tried this foundation and/or any Neutrogena makeup products?