Friday, January 12, 2018

New Year, New Makeup, New YOU!

New Year, New Makeup, New YOU! Makeup must haves and how often you should replace your makeup! #sponsored #NeuYearNeuYou #makeup #beauty

The start of the new year is always so exciting! It's a time to start fresh, and make changes to your routine. Out with the old and in with the new! I'm kicking off 2018 with a new winter look, and I'm using makeup that is actually BETTER for my skin than wearing no makeup at all! Read on to see a few of my new must haves, find out which makeup you should toss right now, and see how easy it is to save money on your new look!


Neutrogena Hydro Boost Makeup

WHY SHOULD YOU CHANGE YOUR MAKEUP ROUTINE?


It's no secret that skin tends to change a bit with the seasons. The makeup that works for you during the colder months may not be your best bet for hot Summer months!  My skin tends to dry out during the Winter, and I'm more prone to a few breakouts in the Summer.

I always purchase a few new makeup items at the beginning of January, when my skin is more dry. Once the weather gets hot, which happens to be at the beginning of June, I buy a few new items. It always helps to switch things up, and use products that are geared toward my current skin concerns (and the weather)! It's also a great timeframe for going through my makeup supply, and throwing away old items!

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Makeup

HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU REPLACE YOUR MAKEUP?


If you're like most women (and me), you probably hold onto your makeup until it's all gone. I get it! It's so hard to part with favorite items, especially if they are discontinued. But using old, expired products may actually have negative results and cause skin issues!

So what should you toss, and how often should you do it? Some makeup items have a longer shelf life than others! 

Here's a simple list to reference:

Foundation - replace it once a year

Concealer - replace it once a year

Blush/Bronzer - replace it every 2 years for powder and once a year for cream

Eyeshadow - replace it every 2 years for powder and once a year for cream

Eyeliner - replace eyeliners that are applied with a brush every 6 months and replace eyeliner pencils and self-sharpening pencils once a year

Mascara - replace it every 3 months (most likely to have bacteria and cause infections)

Lipstick/Lip Gloss - replace it every 6-12 months (sooner if it has an applicator and you get really sick)

Brushes - replace brushes every 5 years (clean them weekly to keep them functioning well)

Sponges - replace spongest at the start of every month (they are usually really cheap, though, so consider throwing them away once a week if you use foundation daily)

Tips to extend the lifespan of your makeup:
  • Keep all products in a cool, dry place, and out of direct sunlight.
  • Always apply makeup with brushes or sponges. (NOT your fingers which can transfer bacteria!) 
  • Clean all brushes/sponges once a week! (Baby shampoo works really well.)
  • Wash your hands before applying your makeup!

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Makeup

WHAT'S NEW FOR 2018?


Neutrogena® has two new lines of makeup that are actually better for your skin than wearing no makeup at all! 

The SkinClearing line of makeup offers natural coverage while working to clear up breakouts. The foundation is formulated with MicroClear Technology that is scientifically shown to dissolve oil and treat blemishes. It doesn't clog pores, and it works great for oily, combination and sensitive skin. Not only does it treat current blemishes, but it also controls shine and helps prevent future breakouts!

Available Products:
  • Neutrogena® SkinClearing Liquid Makeup
  • Neutrogena® SkinClearing Blemish Concealer
  • Neutrogena® SkinClearing Mineral Powder

The Hydro Boost line of makeup contains hydrating hyaluronic acid. The Hydrating Tint moisturizes and plumps skin for 24 hours, and the Hydrating Lip Shine quenches and conditions lips for 24 hours!

Available Products:

  • Neutrogena® Hydro Boost Hydrating Tint
  • Neutrogena® Hydro Boost Hydrating Concealer
  • Neutrogena® Hydro Boost Hydrating Lip Shine
  • Neutrogena® Hydro Boost Hydrating Lip Treatment

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Makeup

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 


Neutrogena® Hydro Boost and Neutrogena® SkinClearing makeup is available at your local Walmart store at prices you will love! The shelves are well organized by product and clearly labeled with the product line you are searching for. 

Neutrogena Hydro Boost at Walmart

Neutrogena SkinClearing Makeup

Neutrogena Hydro Boost at Walmart

Neutrogena Hydro Boost at Walmart

Neutrogena Hydro Boost at Walmart

Neutrogena SkinClearing Makeup

Neutrogena SkinClearing Makeup

Neutrogena Hydro Boost at Walmart

THE ITEMS I PURCHASED & WHAT I THOUGHT:


In January, it's cold and dry in Pittsburgh! I wanted my skin to look bright on those dreary winter days while still looking natural, and I needed my skin to stay hydrated. I opted for the Neutrogena® Hydro Boost makeup line! 


This Hydrating Tint is supposed to moisturize and plump skin for 24 hours. I typically wear a BB cream instead of foundation, so this was a new product for me! My skin is very fair, so I always have to choose one of the lightest shades.


Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Tint

The Verdict?

The coverage was natural and sheer, which is what I prefer. It didn't clog my pores, and my skin did feel hydrated for the entire day, without looking or feeling greasy. After washing my face, applying a moisturizer with sunscreen and a brightening eye cream, I started my daily makeup routine by applying the Hydro Boost Hydrating Tint. I won't be using the Hydrating Tint every day, but it's a great option for days when I need a little more coverage. It's much better than many of the other foundations I've tried!


Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Tint

Neutrogena® Hydro Boost Hydrating Concealer in Fair


Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Concealer


I use concealer almost every single day. This busy mom of four is exhausted most days, and it definitely shows under my eyes, plus I get the occasional blemish that needs to be covered up. This concealer has a hydrating core, so it's supposed to go on smoothly and blend effortlessly.


Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Concealer

The Verdict?

Yes, this concealer is MUCH more hydrating than any concealer I've ever purchased. I use it daily, just after putting on my base. It does go on smoothly and blend flawlessly, as promised. It doesn't dry out my skin at all, and the coverage lasts all day. It quickly became my new must have concealer!


Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Concealer

Neutrogena® Hydro Boost Hydrating Lip Shine in Flushed Coral


Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Lip Shine

This lip shine promises to make your lips look hydrated and feel hydrated for 24 hours. I wear lip gloss most of the time, so I was excited to try this one. They have a variety of sheer colors that make your lips pop, and it was really hard to decide on just one color!


Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Lip Shine

The Verdict?

I absolutely LOVE this Lip Shine! My lips did feel well moisturized, and although I did have to reapply throughout the day, the hydration lasted. This Lip Shine quickly became an everyday essential, and I can't wait to try some of the other colors, and try the Neutrogena® Hydro Boost Hydrating Lip Treatment!


Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Lip Shine


I love my bright new winter look thanks to Neutrogena® Hydro Boost! I happily added a few new must haves to my daily makeup routine, and I am loving the results!

#NeuYearNeuYou



Neutrogena Hydro Boost

Join me now! You deserve to have a #NeuYearNeuYou!


New Year, New Makeup, New YOU! Makeup must haves and how often you should replace your makeup! #sponsored #NeuYearNeuYou #makeup #beauty

8 comments:

  1. Some of my favorite products are Neutrogena. I love their face washes.

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  2. Tips for expiration......there is a little jar symbol on the label somewhere with a number in it. Thats how many months after the product is opened that it expires!

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  3. Thank you for the makeup tips; I've always wondered when I should be getting rid of some of my makeup. I have to admit that I need to try a new foundation for the winter because my skin gets dry, too. I look forward to trying the Hydra Boost. You look so young and pretty (of course, you always do)!!

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    1. I really like this one! I've been using it for 2 weeks, and it hasn't dried out my skin at all. And thank you, Annette. That's so sweet of you to say!

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  4. Thank you for listing out when you should get rid of makeup, that is super helpful for me!!

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