Neutrogena at Target All Day Makeup Look | Dearest Lou

Neutrogena at Target All Day Makeup Look

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When it comes to makeup I love going on the more subtle side with a bold lip rather than completely altering my natural look. To be perfectly honest, I love my natural look and choose to go without makeup on purpose just depending on the day and how I feel. Makeup for me is fun and more like an accessory rather than me feeling the need to "make up" my face. I'm really excited to share this simple all day look with you readers today.

I drew my inspiration for this makeup look from Hayden Panettiere’s Day Off Look:

I have never played around with foundation or shine control powder before and thought this would be a fun opportunity to try something new. I absolutely love how natural and simple her look is in the Day Off video and that she expresses the importance of keeping skin hydrated. 

However, I decided to add a little bit of eye makeup and of course a fun lip color. Whenever I choose to wear makeup, I love wearing eye liner and mascara to bring out the shape of my eyes and lip color to bring out the shape of my lips.

I headed over to my local Target to pick out the Neutrogena products I wanted to use for my all day makeup look. I really wanted to try Neutrogena’s Healthy Skin Blends (blush) however, my Target was completely out of stock on that particular product. I decided to purchase the Shine Control Powder instead since my skin tends to get really oily in the summer in my t-zone area.

At the register, I pulled out my phone and opened up the cartwheel app just to see if there were any coupon deals for Neutrogena products. I was in luck and saved 10% off my purchase (cartwheel coupon valid thru 8/16/14). I highly recommend checking cartwheel and downloading the free app if you are a fellow Target addict like me (;

Now onto the tutorial...

Here is my face sans-makeup in good ol’ natural light. 
Prior to taking this photo I recently washed and hydrated my skin.

Step 1: Neutrogena Nourishing Long-wear Makeup
This stuff is no joke guys. It seriously stayed on my face all day, even in the hot 90+ degree weather. I can count the number of times I have worn foundation or cover-up on one hand (I personally don’t like covering my freckles and natural blemishes). To my surprise, this foundation didn't completely cover up my freckles and blemishes. It looked very natural and I didn't feel like “a china porcelain doll” like I have when I’ve tried wearing foundation in the past. I also loved how this foundation contains SPF and will help protect my skin from the harsh summer sun.

Step 2: Neutrogena Shine Control Powder.

Like I mentioned earlier in this post, I didn't originally plan on buying this stuff since I’m more of a blush kind of girl. This product works wonders, usually my nose sweats like crazy for no particular reason. The minute I get embarrassed I can literally feel sweat begin to trickle down my nose. However, this powder kept me from getting super oily in my t-zone.

Step 3: Neutrogena Eye Liner.     
I love adding a little bit of eyeliner to enhance the shape of my eyes. 

Step 4: Neutrogena Healthy Volume Mascara.

I absolutely love this mascara, it instantly thickened and darkened my eyelashes to really make my eyes pop. The wand was surprisingly good quality and I didn't even need to curl my eyelashes.

Step 5: Neutrogena Color Smooth Stick in Plum Perfect.

This was by far my favorite product from my purchase. Not only is the color so rich and perfect for this upcoming fall season but it smells so dang good! The color lasts for hours and the quality is above and beyond what I expected. I’m definitely going to buy more! Also if you couldn't tell, I added a few fun accessories to complete my all day look!

And there you have it, my Neutrogena and Target All Day Look!

PS) Target and Neutrogena have teamed up to bring a Target Beauty Concierge event at select Target stores around the country this month! Event begins August 24th, Limited quantities available. Check with your local Target store for Beauty Concierge day and times.


  1. The 24 hour foundation is my favorite!!! It makes my skin look so much better :)

    Also you look stunning!!!

  2. Very pretty look! I got have two of the lighter lip shades, but I want to try that shade after seeing it. :)

  3. How cute are you! I always love how you wear your makeup ;).



  4. You look wonderful - love this tutorial!! #client

  5. A lovely look!! I bought the colorstick in Plum Perfect as well and it is my new go-to lip product! I love it!

  6. I really like this look Cecilia! Just stumbled across your blog and I already love it!

    Marie X