8.24.2012

Neutrogena Shine Control Powder Review

Neutrogena Shine Control Powder
Neutrogena Shine Control Powder

I've been looking for an invisible powder to set my makeup and use for touch ups throughout the day. Many of the most popular translucent powder options are pretty expensive, so I was very excited when I saw Neutrogena Shine Control Powder for $9 at the Walgreen's.

Neutrogena Shine Control Powder is a translucent, lightweight powder designed to absorb excess oil and create a matte, flawless makeup look. This product is delivered in a mirrored pressed powder compact with a sponge applicator. At 0.37 oz, Neutrogena Shine Control Powder is of equal size or slightly larger than more expensive translucent powders like Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Powder ($32).

Neutrogena Shine Control Powder is very finely-milled and easy to apply evenly over your face. I recommend using a brush to apply this powder rather than the included sponge applicator for a more natural (and hygienic!) look. Neutrogena Shine Control Powder is neaaaarly imperceptible if applied lightly over makeup, though I swear I can see a slight change in color when I apply it over my blush.

I've found that I don't really like to use this product to set my makeup because it looks a little flat and cakey. I prefer to wait until later in the day when my face gets shiny and use this powder for touch ups. It does a wonderful job absorbing excess oil and creating a smooth, airbrushed finish.

I'm pleased overall with Neutrogena Shine Control Powder. I love having this affordable product in my bag to keep my makeup looking fresh all day. Plus, the large mirror makes it my go-to compact for any and all makeup reapplication tasks!


5 comments:

  1. I appreciate your honest in this review, because that's my problem with most powders--they look too dry on your face (cakey/dry/matte). I do the same as you, though, and carry a compact for touch ups. I didn't even know neutrogena made powder compacts. I'll def have to check out their makeup section the next time I'm shopping.

    Daydreaming Realist

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    1. I'm glad you appreciated my review :) This is the first translucent powder I've tried & I think it's very workable for the price.

      What powder do you usually use?

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  2. Great review. The only problem I have with Neutrogena is that they don't have enough shades for deeper skin tones. I use the Skin clearing liquid foundation, but have to mix it with another foundation to get the right color. I would love to try this b/c I love their products, but I don't think I'd be able to find a color that works for me :(

    Discovered you on SITS. Can't wait to read more :)

    www.prettiestwhenhappy.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Whitney! Thanks for your comment. Way too many brands fall short on their offerings for deeper skin tones. I'm super pale, but I noticed that Make Up For Ever seems to have a wide range of shades. What brands have you found that have good options for deeper skin tones?

      I just checked out your blog & followed via GFC! Nice to "meet" you :)

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