New for Spring 2014
Price: $16 per ounce
Neutrogena employed Hayden Panettiere as the official spokeswoman & model for their new 2014 foundation. Their Nourishing Longwear Liquid makeup is unique in that it promises to last a full 12 hours while simultaneously providing your skin with fantastic benefits!
Neutrogena claims that their Nourishing Long Wear Foundation will actually diminish the look of dark spots over time. They suggest that because of their exclusive "Tone Correcting Complex" you'll be able to see a noticeable difference in just 4 weeks with daily use.
That part of the claim may be a little more than exaggerated. There aren't many ingredients that are clinically proven to reduce the look of dark spots. Those ingredients tend to be very expensive and have to be used in relatively large concentrations that you would almost never see in a cosmetic product.
Nourishing Long Wear also claims to be formulated with a blend of anti-oxidants, soy, Vitamins A, C, & E, and special "Light Diffusing Powders."
The blend of anti-oxidants is a major positive. Anti-oxidants are a critical part of protecting skin from free radical damage, pollution, and all the other fun environmental risks. Of course, the SPF 20 is going to provide more immediate as sunscreen is probably the most proactive thing you can do to prevent signs of aging!
Formula & Performance:
The Nourishing Long Wear formula itself is actually a pretty good one. It's unique in that it IS a long-wearing formula but it's also slightly hydrating and not quite as drying as many typical long-wear options.
The initial consistency is a thicker liquid and it blends beautifully before setting to a genuine "natural" finish. There's no sparkle in it and it's not exactly dewy but it's not exactly matte either. I would have to liken it to something like Makeup Forever HD Foundation and coverage is right on par with Mufe as well.
As far as being "breathable", that's more or less true and a good way of describing the finish.
Shades & Wear Time:
The 8 shades available are good for light to tan skintones. The lightest shade (10 Classic Ivory) has distinct yellow undertones and may be a hair too dark for anyone with very fair skin. The next shade has overtly pink undertones and will probably be too pink for most but the rest of the shades are o.k.
While it may not last the promised 12 hours, wear time and performance are pretty impressive. Of course they'll fluctuate depending on skin type, climate, and what other products you use but overall the results should be pretty decent for those with most skin types.
If you're a fan of foundations like MUFE HD Foundation or Revlon Colorstay than you may find that Neutrogena Nourishing Long Wear works for you. There's not really any skincare benefit that can be reasonable expected, but it is a solid performing foundation and if it were Cruelty Free I would be giving it the absolute stamp of approval!
|Neutrogena Nourishing Long Wear Foundation|
Swatches of Shades
10 Classic Ivory, 20 Natural Ivory, 30 Buff, 40 Nude,
50 Soft Beige, 60 Natural Beige, 70 Fresh Beige, 90 Warm Beige,