Neutrogena Healthy Skin Brightening Eye Perfector – Love it or Leave it?

To say I’ve been obsessed lately with moisturizing my skin and brightening my complexion would be a huge understatement. Winter takes a toll on the skin and I find that I’m constantly fighting the dry air and dulling affect it has on my skin. So when I saw Neutrogena’s new Healthy Skin Brightening Eye Perfector, I thought I’d give it a try.

The packaging reminds me of Bobbi Brown’s new Tinted Eye Brightener in that is a click-pen style with a brush affixed.  In fact, I was hoping I would love it as much as I love Bobbi Brown’s version because it’s about $25 less! It’s available in a range of shades, and I picked it up in Fair.

Sadly, I don’t love this product. In fact, I’m not even sure I like it. It certainly has potential, but the formula is incredibly thick. It’s intended to be used as both a concealer and a brightener – so it pulls double duty – but the formula consistency makes it incredibly difficult to blend. I do like that it includes SPF 25, but can’t help but think it somehow impacts the consistency. I worked with this for a few days before I finally gave up. It just sat underneath my eyes and I never felt like I was able to really blend it into my skin. It is better when mixed with an eye cream but that’s a step I don’t think you should have to add with this type of product.

My verdict is to “leave it.” I think there are other products out there that can do a better job.

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6 Responses to “Neutrogena Healthy Skin Brightening Eye Perfector – Love it or Leave it?”

  1. Thanks for the honest review. I’ve been wanting to try the BB eye pen but I haven’t been able to bring myself to pay $38, but maybe I need to! Did I miss a review of that?

  2. Laurie says:

    Hi Cindy! We posted about Bobbi’s Makeup Face Lift Collection – but haven’t specifically reviewed the new eye pen. However – I’m a long-time user of the potted version of Bobbi’s tinted eye brightener and I love it!

  3. Thanks, Laurie. I did a post on the BB Face Lift collection too but haven’t purchased anything from that collection yet. Guess I need to visit the counter again adn investigate the eye brightener pen.

    I adore the Cabana Corals collection and a lot of that is on my wishlist. Have you seen the lip & eye palette from the CC collection? To die for!

  4. Laurie says:

    Hey Cindy! I just checkout your post on Cabana Corals:) Carla and I are dying over this one – we’re so darn excited. I need to get myself to Neiman’s to check out the palette in person. This one is going to be dangerous – I sort of want all of it!

  5. LOL! I know, I want it all too. Let’s see for sure the lip & eye palette, the cream blush, a few lipsticks, at least one lip gloss and maybe a shimmerbrick–although at my age those tend to be a bit too shimmery for me. Me likey!!

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