Wearing mostly Neutrogena in this casual dinner makeup look
Last night Cindy and I met up with some friends for dinner at a beachside restaurant here in La Jolla called Brockton Villa (side note: Hi, Mary and Susan!).
The place was pretty casual, so I figured it wasn’t the time to bust out the glittery smokey eyes and drag queen false lashes. Instead I went for beach and natural-looking using products from Neutrogena, since they’re great at that “still you but better” thing, and a few other brands.
Clockwise from the black tube in the lower left: Neutrogena Shine Control Primer, MAC Veluxe Brow in Deep Dark Brunette, Chanel Liner in Santal, Neutrogena Deep Clean Long-Last Shine Control Blotting Sheets, MAC Eye Shadows in Soba and Woodwinked, Neutrogena Healthy Skin Custom Glow Blush & Bronzer in Natural Glow, Neutrogena Healthy Skin Custom Glow Blush & Bronzer in Raisin Glow, Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick in Fresh Papaya and Neutrogena MoistureShine Gloss in Healthy Peach
Some notes about the products…
Neutrogena Shine Control Primer ($12.99): I mostly use this on my oily spots — my forehead, nose and chin. It keeps the shine in check without giving my skin conniptions/breakouts. It doesn’t feel like it’s suffocating or clogging up my pores, and it’s also colorless, so it works with every skin tone. You can also use it for a subtle highlighting effect by patting it on the tops of your cheekbones, down the bridge of your nose and along your chin.
Neutrogena Deep Clean Long-Last Shine Control Blotting Sheets ($6.49 for 50): The humidity is pretty high out here next to the water, but I don’t want to keep piling on the powders and primers just to keep down the shine. I like using Neutrogena’s blotting sheets to wipe up the oil, as opposed to just adding more products on my skin. They’re also super affordable at just $6.49.
On my face: Neutrogena Shine Control Primer (all over face), MAC Face & Body Foundation in C4 (forehead, cheeks, nose and chin), Neutrogena Healthy Skin Custom Glow Blush and Bronzer in Raisin Glow (cheeks), Neutrogena Healthy Skin Custom Glow Blush and Bronzer in Natural Glow (upper cheekbones to highlight), Bobbi Brown Peach Corrector (under-eye area), Neutrogena Deep Clean Long-Last Shine Control Blotting Sheets (all over face)
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Custom Glow Blush & Bronzer ($11.49): I’ve been wearing these duos for years! They give just enough natural color to my cheeks, and they’re very easy to blend. I usually mix the blushes and bronzers to create my own shade. Here I’m wearing Raisin Glow as a blush and Natural Glow as a highlighter.
Neutrogena MoistureShine Color Stick in Fresh Papaya ($8.49): I love how natural this peachy coral looks with a tan. It just barely bumps up the color on my lips without going over the top. Lightweight, smooth and non-sticky, it smells yummy, too (like peach gummies).
On my eyes: MAC Eye Shadows in Woodwinked and Soba (lids and lower lash lines), Chanel Le Stylo Yeux Waterproof in Santal (upper and lower water and lash lines), Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant Mascara (lashes) and MAC Veluxe Brow in Deep Dark Brunette (brows)