I would go out on a limb to say, Neutrogena isn’t known for it’s cosmetics. At least in my mind, I always associate Neutrogena with face cleansers, particularly the orange oil-free acne wash that they have advertised continuously since I was a kid.
However, as some of you may have seen in my Walmart haul, I decided to give Neutrogena cosmetics a try and, I purchased Neutrogena’s Crease Proof Eye Shadow in Constant Copper. It retails for $6.97, but I had a $2 off coupon.
The packaging is like a lipstick, in that you advance the shadow by turning the silver part of the tube. This is my first experience with a cream shadow, but I like the fact I can apply it directly to my lid without any brushes. However, I think it’s odd the shadow doesn’t go completely into the tube like a lipstick does to protect it from getting chopped up by the lid – it hangs out a bit. It’s a little annoying because I tend to be sloppy with lids, and every time I replace the lid, I nearly take a chunk out of the shadow.
Neutrogena makes a pretty bold statement with this product, claiming that it is a “crease proof eye shadow,” and I have to admit, this shadow does a good job living up to that. I don’t have exceptionally oily lids, but like anyone, shadows will crease on me if I am not wearing eye primer. The Neutrogena shadow has a built in primer to prevent smudges and creasing, and I would say it does a pretty bang up job of it.
There are currently only six shades, and I picked out the Constant Copper. Wearing this shadow, I like how the pink goes well with my skin tone and makes my eyes look bluer. The pigmentation is pretty good, and you don’t need to use a lot of pressure to get good coverage.
Application is basically a breeze – you just swipe it right on after advancing the tube. However, blending is kind of impossible, so you really have to get it right the first time.
I would definitely say that this shadow can withstand heavy duty wear. Case in point, this swatch lasted through my workout (sweating like crazy) and then through my shower (I avoided washing it with soap). However, the weirdest thing is that all it takes is a bit of soap and it comes right off, no problem. This is definitely ideal for someone who is in a warm environment or plans to be sweating like crazy – rest assured – this shadow isn’t going anywhere.
All in all, I was pleasantly surprised by this eyeshadow. Like I said, I haven’t always taken Neutrogena cosmetics entirely seriously, but my experience with this shadow makes me want to try out a few more of their products. I have been wearing this shadow everyday for the past week or so, and I have really been enjoying it.
I would totally recommend this shadow for anyone looking for a subtle, easy, and fast, eye product. Give it a try if you are interested, you might just be surprised with what you get.
Have you ever tried Neutrogena cosmetics?