January 27, 2010

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Brightening Eye Perfector Review

Neutrogena takes a note from Bobbi Brown with a brand new Skin Brightening concealer…hmmmm for shame do I see a Bobbi Brown Tinted Eye Brightener in the works here?



Word of advice.

Never ever market a product as being multitasking when it can’t cut it.

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Brightening Eye Perfector is supposed to brighten and conceal, not so much.

Here’s the scoop.

If you’re crazy young minus dry eyes, dark circles, puff, and general eye problem woes, I’d say you could possibly get away with loving Neutrogena Healthy Skin Brightening Eye Perfector. It’s creamy, it blends well enough due to it’s heavily moisturizing formula, and yo, it has an SPF 25, love that sun protection.

If you’re old, like the Muse, you’ll take note this is not for you. Personally I found the product barely pigmented so brightening and concealing of any kind is not happening here. The formula is fantastic, particularly for dry eyes, as it’s rich and creamy and blends nicely for a drugstore brand concealer. Dubbing it as a brightener and a concealer does it a disservice because it’s NOT going to conceal anything or at least it didn’t in my case. The product simply lacks the pigmentation to perform as a hard core tool of concealing joy for this Muse. Brightening? Barely. I didn’t see much of anything going on in the ways of brightening.

Overall, it’s lack of pigmentation is what kills the product. As I mentioned above, if you’re younger and not sporting luggage and dark circles this may very well work out but over 30’s and dark circle chicas, don’t bother. Great design with the click pen, SPF 25 (yay!), quite a generous portion of concealer, price is iffy ($13.99) for me since it turned into a no bueno product…just not feeling the love.

Sorry Neutrogena, can’t thumbs up this guy!

Anyone try it?

Do share!

Disclosure: The following item was purchased by me for review purposes (and because I like flinging my money at makeup products of any kind) on Musings of a Muse. For further information please see my FTC Guidelines or my Disclosure/Disclaimer posts.

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  • Crystal

    That’s too bad!
    It looked like a promising product. Especially since I’m obsessed with SPF!!!

    • the Muse

      spf obsessed too crystal 😀 but no good. I have too much to hide to take advantage of this! 🙁

  • mary_in_wonder

    drug stoooooore~ I trust only the highest high end products, but those I cannot afford LOL

    Don’t tell me you’re over 30! No way! I thought you be max 27, but rather 25…..you were just kidding about being old, right?

    • the Muse

      *whistles and looks away* me over 30? could be Mary! hehe!

      In regards to concealer def high end for me all the way 😀 BUT I have find an HG concealer in Maybelline Mousse Concealer that stuff is the awesomez!

      • mary_in_wonder

        wow Muse! *claps* You’re great! ^.^

        hmm I’m hesitant to buy anything Maybelline. I finished our relationship in my early makeup-using years LOL

        • the Muse

          hey mary haha 😀 thanks. unfortunately yes, over 30 😀

          me too, maybelline isn’t my go to but god so in love with this concealer lately!

        • the Muse

          I think we were discussing dream mousse Promise…don’t quote me though can’t remember the discussion haha

  • sonia

    Once more you saved my money!!! Neutrogena has a good name, so I was thinking about it…but I’m old like you….lol (i love that in your review)…Im not going to waste my husband’s money in that….I have others that work well for me…So thanks swettie!!!!

    • the Muse

      LOL Sonia aw us old farts have to stick together hehe *hugs* My pleasure hun! Sadly this has little to no pigmentation! Whatever you are using now I’m sure is heaps better this just stinks!

  • suz

    It’s a pass!!

    I don’t understand why women.. want to “conceal” their dark circles, baggy eyes, and puffiness..I understand those problems may make one look old, tired and other things but why conceal when you know at the end of the day the problems will remain. I guess to me…I rather tackle the problem with products to improve those conditions rather than hide them. So I am never out looking for concealers but rather I love hunting for products to correct/improve dark circles, puffiness , etc :/…and the products I’ve come across have actually improved and even gotten rid of a lot of ugly dark circles…but one product is actually for the face not sure if it’s suppose to be used on the eye…*I tested my mother* 😀

    *okay I’ll shut it now* 😀

    • the Muse

      hey suz. Sorry hun but I can not leave my house without concealer 😀 hehe. The thing is I’ve used ALOT of problem both cheap and expensive to tackle these problems and honestly not alot works in the long run so concealer really is a good too for making oneself look fresh and awake 😀

      If you’ve found products that tackle all of these problems you’re damn lucky 😀 I haven’t found my HG for tackling puffiness and fine lines. I’ve tried alot of great stuff but nothing that completely cures these things :-D!

      • suz

        oh yeah have you tried pop popular whitening cream? I believe its from Taiwan but forget…that’s the product I use…lately haven’t since I don’t have dark circles…and made my mom use on her dark circles and it really lightened her eyes significantly…I mean her eyes were dark and I mean dark..but I swear it’s like she didn’t even have darkness around her eye.

        It’s not SUPPOSE to be for the eye…but didn’t really care and went ahead and tried it…:/

        • the Muse

          no suz unable to find it. I asked a friend but she’s not familiar got a page/link!? anything to lighten skin I’m on it 😀

  • sonia

    I think I still haven’t found a good one for me…I have mac, tarte, etc…but…i dont know…lol…wich one works well for you?

    • the Muse

      hey sonia. I’m always rotating concealers constantly. How old are you might I ask? I’m in my 30’s and love the Bobbi Brown Concealer Palette also adore Kevin Beautymaker concealer and shills. Have reviews up around here 😀 MAC and Tarte aren’t my top picks in the realms of concealer 😀

      • suz

        sorry to bud in….wow you freaking are lying! you are NOT in your 30’s! you freaking look DAMN GR8 for your age. I swear I thought you couldn’t be over 25!!! O_o

        • the Muse

          LOL suz. thanks doll! 😀 I LOVE you too! I am indeed sadly 😀 I’m over 30 😀 and heading down the hill! but you ROCK for saying different *hugs*

  • sonia

    Hi, Im in my 30….wow…But my eyes are very old for me…lol….I have allergies all the time, that make my eyes look terrible too…so without concealear NO WAY..rs…Maybe I should try Bobbie Brown…do you have a review about it?tks a lot! No I can see some light for my trobles…

  • sonia

    That was great!!!! tks a lot…Im going to try it…!!!! My eyes are getting older faster tham me…lol…Btway you look like a teen! seriously!!! Angel face!

    • the Muse

      you are most welcome sonia 😀 awww you are TOO KINDthank you 😀 my eyes are the same puff, fine lines, etc…way too old for me sometimes 🙁

  • Cindy

    Didnt like this conceler – im a YSL fan, but not the price so i thought the same concept would be cool! this didnt brighten but made it greyish?

  • Katerina

    What shade is the one that you have on the pictures? I use this to cover the orangish tint of my bobbi brown concealer, those two combined cover my horrible hereditary dark circles.

  • Katie

    Is yours super watery? Is that normal..I shook it and everything and it was still watery when it came out

    • the Muse

      not supposed to be watery katie…sounds like it separated which means it’s prob a very old product. Toss it hun.