A Lovely Lipgloss That Costs Less Than Lunch: Neutrogena MoistureShine Gloss

Published in: Drugstore Beauty Finds, Lips, Makeup, Neutrogena, Product Reviews

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Wearing Neutrogena MoistureShine Gloss in Copper Power on my lips

Currently on my list of things I can’t get enough of…


1. Nude heels

For the longest time I was all about black shoes because I thought, hey, they go with everything, right? These days, I’m all about nudes. Nude heels, nude sandals and — oh! I’m think I’m gonna need to find a pair of nude boots by fall.

Basically, if it’s in a nude color, goes on my feet and appears to make my legs look longer (as nude shoes are wont to do), I’m there.

2. Cat stickers

I always use the tabby ones first. πŸ™‚ One of these days I’m going to make some Tabs stickers. That would be rad to the Nth degree, for real! Of course, there would have to be several stickers showing off his husky tum (of course).

3. Smiles

My mum

Mom always says, “Smile, and the whole world smiles with you.”

I think that’s great advice.

4. And because this is MBB, a fabulous drugstore lipgloss that costs less than lunch!

From the upper left to the lower right: Super Sparkle, Fruity Pink, Healthy Blush, Nutri Berry, Natural Boost, Coper Power, Pure Cider, Vita Plum, Vital Violet, Refreshing Rose, Potent Plum, Berry Fit, Wine Wellness and Healthy Peach

These Neutrogena MoistureShine Glosses are just $7.99! — and yes, baby girl, they’re the real deal. They come in a wide range of 14 wearable colors in a variety of finishes and levels of coverage, from sheer neutrals, to punchy pinks, to bright berries and more.


They last about three hours on me, which isn’t bad for a gloss, and also come with a handy doe-foot applicator. The formula contains a berry antioxidant complex of acai, goji and aronia (commonly referred to as “chokeberry,” a berry native to Eastern North America) to supposedly soften and smooth lips over time.

Now, these days I take claims like that with a grain of salt (or goji, if you know what I mean), and I try not to expect a lot when companies make product promises. In this case, though, over the months I’ve been wearing these off and on, I will say that my lips haven’t been as flaky as they were last winter.

neutrogena moistureshine gloss swatches
Swatches from the left: Super Sparkle, Fruity Pink, Healthy Blush, Nutri Berry, Natural Boost, Coper Power, Pure Cider, Vita Plum, Vital Violet, Refreshing Rose, Potent Plum, Berry Fit, Wine Wellness and Healthy Peach

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Vita Plum

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Berry Fit

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Nutri Berry

neutrogena moistureshine gloss potent plum
Potent Plum

neutrogena moistureshine gloss wine wellness
Wine Wellness

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Pure Cider

Oh, sure — you can find other fab drugstore lipglosses for less (like the Essence Stay With Me Longlasting Lipglosses and NYC New York Color Liquid Lipshines), but I always like having options.

Not only are these non-sticky, super comfy and hydrating, but their faint berry flavor and scent doesn’t get all up in my grill, making them great when I’m in the mood for something mellow.

Neutrogena doesn’t take too many chances when it comes to makeup, and I think of them as a pretty conservative line, kinda like a Bobbi Brown of the drugstore world. They aren’t known for crazy colors — just straight-up pretty products designed to enhance your features.


And that’s how I think of these MoistureShine Glosses. They’re shiny and pigmented enough to catch your attention, but they steer clear of ultra-high-fashion runway colors.

I mean, I love those kinds of glosses, too, but for something like an interview or date, I’d much rather wear a MoistureShine.

PRICE: $7.99 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now at drugstores and online at neutrogena.com

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. That’s a good comparison–Neutrogena and Bobbi Brown. I am totally digging Vita Plum and Healthy Peach–so, so, so pretty. Neutrogena just makes really great, natural looking, *pretty* lip products
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  2. Wow, thanks for swatching all those lip glosses! That’s a lot of work, Karen!

    Hehe, what cute cat stickers those are!
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  3. Chelsea says:

    Karen, if you make Tabs stickers, I want on the waiting list!

    These are gorgeous glosses! I’m not normally a gloss girl (tinted lip balm or stains for me) but I might hit up the Neutrogena section at Walgreens.

  4. Rachel says:

    Nude shoes are getting a lot of love from me too! πŸ™‚ I always just walk past Neutrogena section at my drugstore. I need to keep my eyes open for these! πŸ™‚
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  5. As professional makeup artists, we at Two Chicks LOVE these glosses for the exact reason you mentioned. They are light-weight but have enough pigmentation to make a difference you wil be able to notice!
    Great blog post!!

  6. Lulle says:

    Wow, these glosses look really great! I need to check out Wine Wellness, Pure Cider, and Healthy Peach. Neutrogena makeup is oftern on sale in my drugstore, so I’ll probably wait for the next deal!
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  7. Mary says:

    All the colors look so good on you!! I’m so excited to check these out. What blush are you wearing and how do you get that beautiful glow on your face?

    • Karen says:

      Hi Mary,

      I’m wearing NARS Amour in these pics. It’s a matte peachy pink and one of my all-time fave blushes! Do you want a link to a review? Just let me know. πŸ™‚

  8. Leona says:

    Love the glosses. It’s hard to find nonsticky pigmented glosses with decent wear times. Thanks for doing all the footwork. I definately need to check these out! πŸ™‚

  9. musical says:

    Cool find! Are these a new variety? Because usually what I see from Neutrogena at my local CVSs is the tube glosses and tinted balms. These look lovely! Will look for ’em.

    My current things that i can’t have enough of: night time reading, hot showers with a minty shower gel, coral glosses/lipsticks, and my Tarte achiote blush. Oh, and Gucci Envy Me perfume!

    • musical says:

      PS: Lovely, sun-shiney picture of your Mom and some sound advice from her! Thank you for sharing!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Musical,

      I think they’ve relatively new. They’re been around for a few months. πŸ™‚ Copper Power would probably work well with your skin tone!

      Ooh, what are you reading? I just finished The Age of Miracles and enjoyed it very much.

      • musical says:

        Thank you for the recos, Karen! Our skin tone is pretty similar and i think i’ll get Copper Power and one of the berries or plums :).

        I’ve been reading 1Q84-epic sized book, but I’m loving it! “The Age of Miracles” is infact the next one on my list, along with Olive Kitteridge (yes, I know-I am LATE).

  10. Lacey says:

    Karen, I love the look of those glosses. Great pictures, and your Mom gave amazing advice!
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  11. Vanessa D. says:

    Wow I can’t wait to try these! I LOVE gloss but hate the stickiness so I’m excited to try these out!

  12. m says:

    The glosses look great. I may have to hunt down one of the plums. πŸ™‚

    BTW if you love cat stickers you should check out Maido for super cute Japanese ones. They’re tiny but the sheets have so many. Can’t remember if they had tabbys though.

  13. Elizabeth says:

    I would totally buy Tabs stickers.

  14. Nina says:

    Your mom is fierce! πŸ™‚ And yep, cat stickers FTW!

    Not these glosses but ive been using the Neutrogena Shine Free Foundation lately and ive gotta say — its one of the best drugstore foundations ive used!

    It seems Neutrogena makeup is neglected … and im on a mission ot rediscover them. Im going to start w/ these glosses – I am in definite need of retail therapy!

  15. artemis says:

    cute πŸ˜€

  16. I’m dying to get my hands on some nude patent LK Bennet heels. I used to be all about the black heels as well but have been trying to branch out a bit.
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  17. Stephanie C says:

    oooh! i love how you swatch ’em out. there are some really pretty colors in there. Γ’β„’Β₯ a great little boost on the lips. i don’t like gloss or lipsticks that draw tooooo much attention to my mouth, but complement the over all look instead. Γ’β„’Β₯

  18. Katherine G says:

    I am also loving nude shoes, stickers (I love horsey stickers) and smiles. Neutrogena has some great stuff – I used to buy their lip glosses with the cooling menthol all the time (I get bored and change it up, my latest lip obsession is Burt’s Bee’s). By the way, finally found the new L’Oreal Infallible 24 hour Eye Shadows at Walmart – but they were out of Endless Sea! Oh well, I managed to pick up Glistening Garnet, Liquid Diamond, and Golden Emerald. I had previously gotten Eternal Sunshine and Amber Rush and LOVE them. They last all day and are really nicely pigmented. Those Neutrogena lipglosses give you a beautiful glow and your mother has a beautiful, genuine smile (as do you). Gotta love the simple things in life!

  19. Kim says:

    I love that pic of your mom! And she’s totally right because I smiled immediately, just looking at her smile. πŸ™‚

    It’s funny you mention the truth in advertising issue because I was just telling the boys this AM that they needed to cut down on the NutriGrain bars. They were reluctant to believe that the bars weren’t super-healthy because of the name. Ah, youth.

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