December 7, 2016

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Lip Shine Review & Swatches

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Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Lip Shine ($8.99) is a new lipgloss that’s launching at drugstore for Spring 2017 in eight shade selections. Hydro Boost Hydrating Lip Shine have the color of a lipstick, the shine of a gloss, and the hydration of a lip balm.

Let’s take a look at my review and swatches below.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Lip Shine is 0.18 oz in size and comes packaged in a circular barrel with a flocked sponge applicator for application. This formula is apparently infused with hyaluronic acid that helps to hydrate and retain moisture.



I actually had a little bit of a hard time getting used to this formula but after a few applications and several days later I’m starting to really like this. It’s funny because I hated Almay Liquid Lip Balm and this formula is a little bit like it in the fact that it feels like a melted down lip balm. The thing I disliked the most about the formula would be the fact it doesn’t spread easily on my lips and I have to tug a little bit to get it even and smooth. The formula is quite thick and balmy in texture and this makes it difficult to apply. Once applied though it feels very comfortable on my dry lips. It wears for a solid five hours without being sticky or tacky but it does have a very heavy, balmy texture. I actually like the balminess of it though as it makes my dry lips feel nicely hydrated through the wear and soft after it has worn away. As promised, it does indeed have excellent color pay off. I only tried one shade, Velvet Wine, and the pigmentation was fantastic for a lipgloss. It had very nice shine throughout the wear that wore down slightly at hour four.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Lip Shine isn’t for everyone especially those who don’t like heavier lipglosses. But I thought the shine, the color, and the softening and hydrating formula was fabulous on my lips. I didn’t love the application though!


Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Lip Shine is launching now at drugstores and should be available soon at Or get it now at

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  • Heidi

    I got one of these in Berry Brown. I like the nude color of that one and how it doesn’t melt off lips in 15 minutes.

      • Heidi

        I applied some before shopping and it stayed on while I was braving the stores, so it impressed me pretty good. It performs better than a lot of other glosses I’ve tried.

  • Susy

    I bought one today and thought the applicator was ridiculous. There was only gloss on the tip. It took 5 dips when I’m normally good with 2