Healthy Skin for the Holidays with Neutrogena


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The holiday season is by far one of my favorite times of the entire year, but the cold weather combined with a few too many sweet treats can definitely be hard on my skin. However, I have been relying on the Neutrogena Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup* — my most favorite product from the brand — for years to help my skin look and feel its best! It is a high quality, affordable foundation with natural medium coverage and a luminous finish. During the Winter, makeup often emphasizes my dry skin, but as long as I properly moisturize before, this provides a fresh glow; I find that I do not need to wear powder over it and it looks prettier the longer I wear it. I also have acne-prone skin, and unlike other base products which can clog my pores or cause breakouts, I never worry about wearing this on a daily basis. Because of its adaptable satin finish and buildable coverage, I think this would work well with all different skin types. Its unique formula, which is available in 14 shades, contains antioxidants and SPF 20 to visibly improve luminosity, tone, and texture for healthier looking skin. If you would like to see some of my other blog posts where I talk about this incredible product, feel free to read my Drugstore Foundation Guide, my Glamorous Holiday Makeup Look, and What’s In My Autumn Makeup Bag.











Swatches from Left to Right: Primer, Foundations in ’50’, ’60’, and ’70’, Brightening Eye Perfector in ‘Light’, Hydro Concealers in ‘Light’ and ‘Light-Medium’, ‘Sunkissed’ Bronzer, ‘Vibrant’ Blush, ‘Fresh Papaya’ Color Stick, and ‘Mink Brown’ Eyeshadow Palette with shades starting top to bottom

Neutrogena was generous enough to send me all of the products needed to recreate the metallic bronze smokey eye and pink lip that celebrity makeup artist Amy Oresman created for Eiza González’s red carpet look. To achieve a flawless base, I am first going to prime my face with the Healthy Skin Primer*; this evens and brightens skin, extends the wear of makeup, contains SPF 15, and feels very hydrating. Next, I am going to apply none other than the Healthy Skin foundation* in the shade ’60 Natural Beige’ using a damp makeup sponge. I have repurchased this several times and if I could only use one of Neutrogena’s products, it would definitely be this because it is such high quality. Then, I am using the Healthy Skin Brightening Eye Perfector* in ‘Light’, a lightweight highlighting twist-up concealer, under my eyes, and the Hydro Boost Hydrating Concealer* in ‘Light’, a buildable stick concealer with hyaluronic acid, on any additional discoloration and blemishes. These last all day, blend out easily, and work so well with my dry skin. I am then blending the Healthy Skin Blends Bronzer in ‘Sunkissed’*, a warm matte tan color, under my cheekbones and along the perimeters of my face for an effortlessly natural radiance. For a pop of color, I am dusting the Healthy Skin Blush in ‘Vibrant’*, a bright pinky shade, on the upper, outer part of my cheeks. Both of these powders have smooth, pigmented, and blendable formulas, wonderful for enhancing a winter flush. For my eye look, I am using the Nourishing Long Wear Eyeshadow Palette in ‘Mink Brown‘*, a collection of four long-lasting and shimmery golden-bronze shades. First, I will take the second shade from the top, a light and shimmery champagne, to highlight the inner corner, the inner 1/3 of the eye lid, and the first half of the lower lash line. On the outer 2/3 of the lid and lower lash line, I am patting on the satin taupe shade located at the top of the palette. To achieve an intense smokey eye, I will build up and blend the third shimmery bronze shade through the upper crease and outer corner for a lifted and elongated effect. Lastly, for soft focus definition, I will line my eyes with the deep matte brown shade at the bottom of the palette. Although these eyeshadow are not super pigmented, they are buildable and blend so easily, which I really like. To finish off the eyes, I am using the Healthy Lengths Mascara in ‘Black’*, which strengthens lashes and makes them extra long. To complete this lovely makeup look, I am going to swipe on my MoistureSmooth Color Stick in ‘Fresh Papaya’*, a pinky coral shade with a sheer, shimmery finish and an extremely hydrating formula, which I absolutely adore.



The brand was kind enough to offer all of my followers 25% off any Neutrogena makeup purchase from their website, so feel free to use the discount code HEALTHYSKIN25 at checkout, valid until the end of January. Please keep in mind that this is not an affiliate link and I do not receive any commission from any aspect of this post. If you need more makeup inspiration for Winter, feel free to see additional celebrity looks here. Thank you so much to Neutrogena for partnering with me on this post and, of course, thank you all so much for reading and be sure to let me know what your favorite glamorous seasonal makeup products are below!


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Disclaimer: This post contains one or more beauty products that companies have been kind enough to send me free of charge for review purposes. PR Samples will always be indicated by an asterisk (*). I only support products that I genuinely use and love, and I only collaborate with brands about which I feel passionate and whose values align with those of my blog and myself. As a result, all opinions expressed on Makeup By Makena are always honest and are never influenced by an outside source.

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  1. […] Neutrogena Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup: This month, I was reunited with one of my favorite foundations and I have been wearing Healthy Skin nearly every day this past month, whether it was by itself or mixed with other formulas. It has amazing coverage with a natural radiance and lasts until I wash it off. Another reason why I love it so much is because all of my concealers and powders blend so smoothly on top of this. The formula feels so high-end and I will continue to repurchase it throughout 2018. Feel free to read more about this product and see it in action here. […]

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