Neutrogena has always been one of my favorite brands for both skincare and makeup. I partnered with Neutrogena to bring you some fall makeup inspo and swatch out some shades from their Skin Clearing Makeup line. I’ve used the Healthy Skin foundation in the past and it’s one of my favorite drugstore foundations. If you have fair skin like me and struggle finding a foundation that isn’t too dark, too pink or too yellow, hopefully these swatches will help you choose the perfect shade:
I’m wearing the Skin Clearing Foundation in the shade Classic Ivory with a touch of the Healthy Skin Foundation in the shade Natural Ivory mixed in. Classic Ivory runs a bit yellow, so mixing it with the Natural Ivory helped balance everything out.
Other products used:
The Skin Clearing foundation is oil free, which is great because it helps prevent clogged pores. It also has salicylic acid. f you have acne-prone skin, it’s really important to make sure that your moisturizer and foundation are oil-free. This foundation has a natural finish and does dry down, but not completely matte. I think this is better than being matte if you have acne-prone skin because it won’t accentuate any breakouts you may have.
This concealer has a very lightweight consistency. The applicator does have a brush tip, so I would recommend squeezing a little onto your finger or brush instead of directly to a blemish to keep the applicator sanitary. Since it has salicylic acid, make sure you are only using it on your face and not under your eyes. 05 Fair runs a bit yellow, while 09 Buff runs neutral to pink.
This mineral pressed powder is also going to help fight any breakouts you may be experiencing. As you can see with the powders, 20 Natural Ivory runs neutral to pink, while 30 Buff runs yellow. For all brands, you might not be the same shade in a foundation, concealer and powder. While this may make it a little tricky, keep in mind that different parts of your face are naturally different colors. You want your products to reflect that.
I recommend going lighter with your powders in case you need to reapply. That way, you don’t get progressively darker throughout the day. Plus, you’re probably applying powder in your T-Zone, which is typically highlighted anyway.
Shop these products:
- Neutrogena Skin Clearing Oil-Free Foundation
- Neutrogena Skin Clearing Concealer
- Neutrogena Skin Clearing Powder
- Neutrogena Healthy Skin Foundation
Products were sent courtesy of Neutrogena. All opinions are my own.