Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Neutrogena Skin Clearing Blemish Concealer

RATING (out of 5 stars): 4 stars

COST: $9.99

THE SKINNY:
I joke that I should have a DNA test to find out if my oldest daughter is truly mine, because there is nothing on the planet that we have in common and I wonder how on earth we shared a body for 9 months. This covers pretty much everything from taste in music, to taste in colors (how’d I give birth to a girly girl who likes pink???). Obviously, there is nothing in her preteen makeup kit that would interest me. Or so I thought.

The other day my youthful glow (which just sounds so much better than adult acne) reared its ugly head. Desperate to have something to cover the behemoth bump, I went delving into her kit and found the Neutrogena Skin Clearing Blemish Concealer stick. I was desperate, so I gave it a go. Guess what? I liked it. I really liked it. 

It has a sponge tipped applicator and a dial to control the delivery of the product. It is a thinner concealer than others I’ve used in the past, and the thin formula allows it to go on smoothly and blends well. The added bonus of salicylic acid helps clear the blemish, while it’s covering it up. Wins all around! Even though I am beyond pale, their “fair” color works well to match my ghostly pallor. While it works great on blemishes or spots, it is not to be used as an under eye concealer. That’s OK. I have a plenty of those type concealers in my senior citizen makeup kit!

KEEP OR TOSS:
Keep! With a reasonable price and the good (and healing coverage), it’s a great tool for any makeup kit. As a matter of fact, I may very well keep it in mine! Let the kiddo beg for a while.

CHECK IT OUT:   Visit drugstore.com or soap.com for the complete line of Neutrogena products. You can also pick it up at any drugstore.

-- Tested by Laura