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.
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.
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).