January 8, 2013

Neutrogena Crease Proof Eye Shadow Review & Swatches

Neotrogena recently introduced their new Crease Proof Eye Shadow Sticks ($7.79 at Harmons) for Spring 2013. These are available in six shade selections and promise an all day wear thanks to a built in primer that prevents creasing or fading.

I typically like cream eyeshadow but I’m not really a fan of it in a chubby stick or pencil as in many cases this type of packaging seems to come along with a denser less than creamy eyeshadow. But there are any number of cream eyeshadow pencils that are fairly great out there.

Neutrogena Crease Proof Eye Shadow sounded like a great concept for a quick eye look on the good for me and hey, if it had a built in primer all the better one less step in my rather long beauty regime in the AM.

Take a look!

With a six shade release I think Neutrogena Crease Proof Eye Shadows could lack a little variety if you end up really loving the product. However, for myself, there is no danger of that.

Supposedly these are anti-oxidant rich formula that nourishes the delicate eye area. Could of fooled me as the dense formula feels a little scratchy on my lid during application and the less than creamy formula wasn’t anything I was getting too excited about.

The colors are supposed to have light reflecting pearls that help to brighten eyes. I think I did see some of this with the shade I tried, Constant Copper, as my eyes did look brighter however, the sheerness of the shade was very disappointing. It’s far from copper and more of a light, frosty peach. I actually expressed some frosty finish concern when originally telling you about these and in fact this shade is quite frosty so a little time and patience blending out is key to keeping that frost to a minimum.

Each shadow comes in a small chubby swivel up tube and holds 0.10 oz of product. That’s a very generous amount of eyeshadow for this price.

Overall, I see nothing special here unfortunately. Neutrogena Crease Proof Eye Shadow aren’t particularly creamy, seem to lack pigment (if the color I tried is anything to go by), and doesn’t blend out so great. Unfortunately, I did some some minor creasing within a four hour period as well so that built in primer isn’t exactly working. There are any number of cream shadow in the budget world to try and this isn’t one of the better ones.

You can probably safely skip it.

P.S. I am using Urban Decay Naked Beauty Balm in these photos.

Tried it?

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  • Anne

    Hey! I picked one of these up a couple of days ago. Haven’t tried it though. I’m thinking after reading your review that the drawer full of eyeshadows that I do like may suffice… love my color tattoos. 🙂 But have you tried Neutrogena’s moisture color stick?? I picked up the plum color and it is gorgeous (I’m NC30 with hazel eyes for reference). I promptly went back in and got all of the colors. Who knows if they all will work but they were 40% off at Rite Aid so why not. The smell is divine.. like a tropical fruit or something.

    • the Muse

      hey anne! keep me posted when you try it, curious what you think, sadly I didn’t like 🙁 I’m testing them this week ;-D will prob get a review up sometime this week or the next quite excited about them! 40% off is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tammie

    I got the Taupe one and I think you might like it at least smidge better, it’s pretty dry I admit but on my decently oily lids that’s not exactly a bad thing though they weren’t the best for blending…I wouldn’t use 2 shades.

    Anyway the Taupe one doesn’t suffer from the same frosty problem as this one at least, it’s a little shimmery but mostly very neutral/natural looking kinda similar to my beloved Estee Lauder Mochaccino Double Wear cream shadow but in stick form and not as creamy…I don’t think it creased on me but I also only put it on in the evening so I can’t really say for sure about it’s longevity.

    • the Muse

      I think maybe oily lids prob will fare well with this tam so doesn’t surprise me it turned out ok for you. for 7-8 dollars though I think we can def do better :-/

      • Tammie

        Yeah I was not impressed with the price, even for a good product it was a lot! And I got it at Walgreens previously so not for 40% off (anyway I didn’t see it at Rite Aid yet).

  • Liza

    Dang. I wish I’d seen this before I bought one of these. I’m wearing “Stay Put Plum” for the first time today and yeah, HUGE disappointment. I’ve learned my lesson and, from now on, will wait for your reviews before throwing my money down the drain 🙂

    • the Muse

      aw liza <3! so sorry girl that this was such a disappointment 🙁 any chance on a return to the drugstore?

  • levmealona

    I Have extremely oily eyelids and I used this as a base with Nars eyelid primer applied first underneath then applied eyeshadow over it, I agree it does not have a lot of color but it helped my eyeshadow pop and stay on longer than usual, I get more creasing with the same process using the maybelline color tattoos. The taupe one is better pigmented but also is best as a base.