New Favorite Drugstore Everyday Foundation

Foundation is more of what I’m calling it. Technically this product is considered a “tint”, so something more like a tinted moisturizer. However I think the applicator indicates it is to be used more like a foundation. I wouldn’t personally use this the same as I’d use a BB Cream.

The product I’m talking about is Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Tint. Long ago I used to use Neutrogena’s Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup. I liked that for a while, but eventually moved on to try other foundations. As far as drugstore goes I’d say Neutrogena overall is one of the best.



I found samples of the Hydro Boost Tint in a magazine about a month ago and I couldn’t get over how smooth my face felt when I had it on; what’s better than that is when I washed it off I could still feel the same smoothness. It improves your skin’s texture through you wearing the makeup. I thought that was pretty amazing. I’m assuming that’s what they are talking about when they claim “moisturizes and plumps skin for 24 hours”. Supposedly there’s Hyaluronic acid in it, however it seems like Hyaluronic acid is in a lot of things these days and I wouldn’t buy something for that. A lot of companies know that that’s a buzzword and while it may include a small amount of Hyaluronic Acid it may be just enough so they can label it. That being said, whatever mix of ingredients with whatever percentage of Hyaluronic acid is in this product I do like it. It really moisturizes your skin and it definitely looks smoother and healthier.

Let’s talk coverage. This is where it starts to show that it’s a tint. It’s light to medium I’d say. You can apply a few coats, but definitely let it dry a bit between coats. I don’t mind it being on the lighter side, if it’s for everyday you won’t want something heavy, especially with the warmer months approaching.


My number one complaint with this foundation/tint is the packaging. Once I opened it in the store I considered not buying it. It’s got a wand, something similar to a concealer wand except thicker. For concealer that’s great. You’ll be doing smaller, more precise areas, however I’d venture to say the majority of people will be wearing this product on their entire face. It’s not practical. I didn’t want to put the wand directly on my skin because even if your face is clean it’s not the most sanitary to stick the wand back in. However, painting my foundation brush with a wand just felt awkward and silly, not to mention that it took time to get enough product. The way this bottle is designed there’s a narrow tube that leads to the rest of the bottle so there’s no way of bending the wand to get additional foundation. 20170418_141347.jpgI should also mention this product is not runny or very liquidy, it’s closer to a whipped consistency, so you can’t shake or turn the bottle to get the product to come to you. What this boils down to is that you don’t have full access to the product which you’ve purchased. This isn’t a $40 bottle of foundation, it was $14.99, however if you pay for it I believe you should be able to use it to its entirety or at least as close to its entirety as possible. I think it was cheap of Neutrogena and unnecessary. For that reason I may not repurchase this, but I do love the formula.




Night Eye Care

I’m not so good as to take my makeup off the minute I come in from the day, but I do always remember to take it off before bed. Eyes are sensitive as well as the skin around them is extremely thin. Here’s what I do to keep everything, clean, moisturized and free of any irritation for the night. 

From the start: 

Make-up is on and needs to come off. This is easily the most time consuming part, making sure every bit of mascara, eyeliner, primer and shadow is removed.

  1. I start off with a cotton pad and soak in Neutrogena Oil Free Eye Makeup Remover. I used to have the patience to let those sit on my eyes for a few minutes while it really sinks into your eyelids, but i’ve come to the conclusion that there are very few things that you can do with your eyes closed and head tilted backwards so the cotton pads don’t fall off, so I just press them down for a few seconds one at a time and begin to wipe. This usually gets the bulk of the makeup off.
  2. Taking a Q-Tip I take some more eye makeup remover and go around the corners and edges of my eyes to remove any thing left over.
  3. I get another cotton pad and put them under the water to absorb it and wipe my eyes again. This step I do just to get any residue off from the eye makeup remover. I find it a lot easier doing this rather than leaving it on my face and trying to wash it all off.
  4. Now comes the face washing, I rinse anything and everything off my face with warm water and finish with cool.
  5. Eye cream. One that has yet to fail me is Clinique All About Eyes. It’s very gentle and believe me I’ve got some sensitive eyes. I tap it on and rub it in under my eyes and slightly lower than my brow bone.
  6. If my eyes feel dry from the day or I have an eyelash from removing the makeup I might put in a few eye drops ( Systane Ultra High Performance Lubricant Eye Drops)

I’ve been doing the same routine for a few years and luckily my eyes have responded well to it. If you have sensitive eyes or are looking for a routine to compare to, here it is.