Having healthy-looking skin is a must-have for me so I’m always on the lookout for foundations that give me the coverage I need yet still look natural. So of course I jumped on-board when Neutrogena asked if I wanted to participate in a foundation challenge where I would blindly test two formulas. They sent unmarked prototypes of Foundation A Broad Spectrum SPF 20 and Foundation B in addition to directions with how to use each one.

Time to start the challenge! Foundation A is on the left and Foundation B on the right.

Time to start the challenge! Foundation A is on the left and Foundation B on the right.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To kick off the challenge, I started by applying Foundation A to my skin each morning. I loved the fact that it had SPF 20 in it (although I still applied my moisturizer with SPF before the foundation!) and it felt extremely lightweight on my skin. It did a great job at covering imperfections like redness, blemishes, and hyperpigmentation and I noticed I didn’t need to apply as much concealer as I normally do. I used Foundation A for two weeks and then switched over to Foundation B.

Like Foundation A, I found that Foundation B’s formula was also lightweight and felt great on my skin. It didn’t quite give me the coverage Foundation A did but I liked the fact that it left my skin very dewy and moisturized. I also found myself using more of Foundation B to get the level of coverage I got from Foundation A. I continued using Foundation B for two weeks and was overall pleased with how my skin looked and felt during that time.

After I tested both formulas, Neutrogena sent over a survey that allowed me to share my thoughts and experiences with each foundation. They then sent over the big reveal! Foundation A was Neutrogena Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup SPF 20 and Foundation B was NARS Sheer Glow! I honestly loved both formulas but in the end Neutrogena was the winner for me because of that great full coverage (while still looking natural!) and the built-in sun protection. I must say that this was an extremely close call though and that NARS Sheer Glow was also a great foundation! A little too sheer for my taste but I really loved how dewy and sexy my skin looked after using it.

Can you tell Neutrogena and NARS apart? It was a close call!

Can you tell Neutrogena and NARS apart? It was a close call! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well there you have it, ladies! Neutrogena being the winner for me goes back to my mantra of not having to spend a lot of money to look and feel your best. The Neutrogena Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup SPF 20 is only $13.99 at drugstores and I preferred it over the NARS foundation that costs a whopping $45! So save your money and peruse the beauty aisles of your drugstore for great products like this one from Neutrogena!

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