A Beachside Dinner Makeup Look Featuring Neutrogena

Published in: Face of the Day (FOTD), Neutrogena

A Neutrogena face of the day

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.

FOTD products from neutrogena, Chanel and MAC

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), Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick (chin and cheeks), MAC Studio Careblends Pressed Powder (face), 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)

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).

Neutrogena dinner makeup look

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)

Neutrogena MoistureShine Gloss in Healthy Peach ($7.99): Sheer, shiny color and a moisturizing formula make this non-sticky, shimmery peach gloss one of my favorites for layering atop coral lip colors.

Dinner outdoors at Brockton Villa in La Jolla

Dinner outdoors at Brockton Villa in La Jolla! On my lips, I’m wearing Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick in Fresh Papaya beneath Neutrogena MoistureShine Gloss in Healthy Peach

Dinner was pretty good. We had a great view of the La Jolla Cover from our table.

View of La Jolla cove

View of La Jolla cove

For noms, I had a cup of the seafood chowder and the fish tacos…

Fish tacos


Seafood chowder

I wasn’t all that hungry, though, because Cindy and I had been snacking earlier in the room… I did go kind of nuts over these shark gummies. :)

Sharknado!!

And that was that! Today was our last full day here, and not much surfing. It’s been a little cool and overcast.

Oh, did I tell you my new life philosophy? It hit me yesterday as I clung to my surfboard for dear life. “When the going gets tough…hold on to your board for dear life! Stand up if you can!” LOL!

Have a great night. See you soon.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. You look absolutely glowing. That Neutrogena blush duo sounds like a great product!!! Beautiful beach-side food and view! :)

  2. Lejdi says:

    Your cheeks are adorable, that blush is really doing a job!

  3. musical says:

    Pretty, happy ladies:). Love the blush/bronzer and lip color on you! Super pretty!

    On an aside, that necklace looks very familiar ;). That master class was very useful, i see :-D.

  4. Agata says:

    You look beautiful Karen, it must be all the ocean air and relaxation. It looks like you guys had fun!

    On a side note, I have to try that trick with applying the primer for highlighting!

  5. BooBooNinja says:

    Karen, I think you become more beautiful as you get older. You look sensational!

  6. ashley says:

    Loving the necklace!

  7. You look fresh and glowing Karen! I really wish Neutrogena would introduce their makeup line in India soon.
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  8. gio says:

    You look lovely, Karen! Love the blush.
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  9. Sarah S. says:

    Wow, you do look gorgeous! LOL this is basically an advertisement for Neutrogena… well, it’s a good one!

  10. rosie says:

    You have a surfer babe look going on -so glowy and skinny too! I want to know your workout and diet regimen because you look fantastic!

  11. MARLA ROBINSON says:

    your skin is gorgeous in these pictures

  12. Lorraine says:

    Love your vacay look! Holla for la Jolla! and tell Cindy thank you from your loyal readers- for being game to take photos(Love the besties photo- you are both beautiful!) and for getting you to take a much deserved girls getaway. great to see you smiling and so relaxed. PS where’d you get that gorgeous necklace?

  13. Yoke Ng says:

    WOW KAREN YOU LOOK ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! THE BROWNS AND BRONZES REALLY MAKE YOU GLOW. :D YOU LOOK LIKE YOU HAD A LOT OF FUN THERE!

  14. You look very beautiful on these photos ;)
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  15. Kim says:

    That’s a great look (and I’m totally laughing at your sharknado caption!). :)

  16. Esther Rose says:

    KAREN! I know the focus is on the beauty / makeup side of things, but the food at Brockton Villa looks excellent too! ;-)
    Thanks for posting! :-)

  17. Iris says:

    You look wonderful!

    Mmm… at gummy sharks. Those are delicious and so cute.

  18. Milla says:

    You look nice and fresh and I think you lost some weight too! Glamorous!

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