Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Tint ($14.99) is a new hydrating foundation tint that’s infused with hyaluronic acid which provides 24 hours of moisture that plumps skin, hydrates it, and helps retain that moisture while offering sheer, fresh coverage. This is part of Neutrogena’s new Hydro Boost Makeup Collection for Spring 2017.
So, I’m not old enough to remember Love’s Makeup Line. I’m not even old enough to technically be a Donovan fan girl but I am. You know, I love a good story when I’m reviewing stuff, skip ahead if you want to get straight to review but stick around if you want to chat Love’s makeup line with me. The reason I mention Love is because I can’t really tell you how many times I’ve watched and rewatched all those vintage Love commercials on youTube. And I can’t express how much I adore the fact they used Donovan’s music in the commercials. Swoon! Some of you might already know what a massive Donovan fan I am so, yeah.
I particularly love this silly commercial:
I brought this up because Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Tint reminds me of the commercial. “This is Love’s Color, it’s just color, it’ll let my freckles show through! That’s pretty much spot on what Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Tint is. It’s just color, sheer color, it’ll let your freckles show through and other imperfections but it’s perfect for people that already have good skin but need a little brightening up or maybe a touch of natural color.
I love it.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Tint is available in 10 shade selections and comes housed in a 1 oz glass bottle that has a rather massive sponge applicator. The applicator will remind you of Tarte’s Shape Tape Contour Concealer.
I’ve always expressed that I like foundations that are sheer but have the ability to even out my skin tone and brighten my face while easing dullness. This is why I love this formula. It’s a sheer foundation, well, let’s say tint, that does exactly that. This is a product that takes already good skin and makes it better. It provides natural, lightweight coverage that perfects already good skin. It’ll even out your skin tone and brighten your face but that’s it. This won’t conceal imperfections but might ease some redness and darkness but not conceal it fully. Remember, it’s pretty sheer so, don’t expect a lot. I love the lightweight feel, I love that it doesn’t stick to my drier areas, and I love that it perfects and makes my already good skin look better and more natural. It’s fresh, beautiful coverage that will be perfect for Spring and Summer looks.
I wouldn’t go so far as to call it a tinted moisturizer because the pigmentation is a step above that and also the texture is considerably creamier in comparison. Skin tint is a good way to put it. The texture is very, very creamy and it breaks down into a watery, thinner consistency as you apply it. It’s lightly hydrating but never greasy nor shiny which means it should be ideal for not only drier skin types but also oily ones. It applies like butter! Very smooth, very soft, with a pleasant skin-like finish that doesn’t visibly look like you’re wearing makeup at all nor does it feel like it. It’s quite sheer but it did nicely to brighten up my face as well as evened out my skin tone.
Summer is ages away but this will play oh so nicely in the heat and will look beautifully natural while doing so. It’s a foundation that’s ideal for days you don’t want to go without makeup but you also don’t want to haul out the big guns. It’s great for weekends when you want fresh coverage with a little blush, a little gloss, and maybe just curling your lashes and going. Application is completely easy and quick!
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Tint is a great product if you’re looking for the your skin but better finish. I wouldn’t recommend it for problematic skin types but for those that like light, sheer coverage this is going to be a quick favorite.