What: Angela brightens up with Neutrogena Nourishing Eye Duo eyeshadow
The Lowdown: Neutrogena calls it the “next evolution” in eye shadow,which puts up the red flag right away—we know they need to market their product, but overstatements like that always make us a little leery. What’s so evolutionary? The duo consists of a base that not only gives you color but conditioning too, with soy, silk and vitamins A, C and E, and an accent color containing “luminizing pearls” to brighten eyes. Seems that makeup isn’t just about enhancing hues, but keeping your skin healthy too, which admittedly, I’m all about. If it works.
I expect quality from the Neutrogena name, and this duo lives up in terms of ease of application—glides on nice and smooth—and it stays put as long as I’d generally expect, though perhaps not as long as they claim (“fade resistant” to last all day long? not exactly—I did have to touch up, but in all fairness, have yet to find an affordable shadow that does actually make it from dawn to dusk). As far as “conditioning” my eyelids? Honestly, I didn’t notice any difference—I’m not even sure what I’d be looking for. Nice quality color? Yep. Improved the condition of my eyelids? Who knows.
Yea or Nay: Conditioning status notwithstanding, for nice, smooth, reasonably long-lasting color from a quality name for under 10 bucks, it’s a Yea.
Buy It: $8.49 at Drugstore.com