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Okay, so I kind of lied in the title of this post. To be honest, I don’t even think this entire make up routine takes all of three minutes. It’s more like two and a half, really. And these Neutrogena® SkinClearing® products with Micro-Clear technology? They’re pretty much awesome. They help to take out one more step in this process.
Because, see, I hate mornings. I think it’s harder to get me out of bed than it is to get a fussy teenager out of bed. So when it comes to saving time, I’m all about those extra minutes sleeping. But I’m not about looking like I’m still sleeping an hour later after I get to school. I’m also not about having each and every flaw on my face noticeable.
I learned pretty early on in my first year of teaching that students see everything. You have 20-something little ones staring at your face for multiple hours on end – how could they not? I think I became more paranoid about getting blemishes as an adult than I was as a teen. When students see a flaw, they never fail to mention it.
That’s what makes this routine and these products so great: not only does it help to cover the flaws, it actually works to get rid of them. It’s makeup that you don’t feel guilty when covering up acne; you know you’re helping it too! Neutrogena® SkinClearing® makeup provides coverage and helps prevent breakouts while you wear it. These products are perfect for this back to school time period when you’re wanting to look your best and stay that way, for both students and teachers like me!
Quick and Easy 3 Minute Make Up Routine
One. Neutrogena® SkinClearing® Liquid Makeup – Like any foundation, I apply this all over for the most part. I dot it along my cheeks, chin, and forehead and rub it in with an outward motion. This formula would work great with a beauty blender! Formulated for acne-prone skin, it is the first and only liquid makeup foundation with Micro-Clear technology that not only treats blemishes but also helps prevent emerging acne breakouts for clearer skin. Micro-Clear technology boosts the power of salicylic acid by breaking through oil and unclogging pores for fast acne relief. Developed by dermatologists, this oil-free formula controls shine and won’t clog pores!
Two. Neutrogena® SkinClearing® Blemish Concealer – I dot this wherever a blemish might be and slightly under my eyes. I use the sponged tip to apply it and begin blending it and then pat it with my finger to smooth it out. Providing natural-looking coverage, this double-duty concealer reduces the visibility of acne and other blemishes while also helping to improve your skin. This formula also contains Micro-Clear technology with salicylic acid acne medicine to help quickly eliminate and prevent pimples. Developed by dermatologists, Neutrogena® SkinClearing® Blemish Concealer is non-comedogenic and oil-free! The area around my mouth currently is somewhat of a war zone, and this product makes it so you can’t even tell!
Three: Neutrogena® SkinClearing® Mineral Powder – Quite possibly, my favorite in the Neutrogena® SkinClearing® line, this product helps to eliminate the shine that might plague the oily and acne-prone skin. I apply it along my t-zone and on the tip of my chin to help with a more matte-like appearance. This product’s two-sided applicator provides a fresh, shine-free look. One side is more for targeting your t-zone, while the other works well for whole-face coverage. Containing minerals plus the Micro-Clear technology with salicylic acid acne treatment, this non-comedogenic formula works to clear and help prevent breakouts while being gentle to skin. It makes your skin look so smooth!
Four: Neutrogena® Nourishing Eyeliner – Now that the base is good to go, I fine tune the details. This eyeliner applies so smoothly and evenly, and lasts without smudging. It’s infused with olive oil and shea butter to condition the skin around your eye. I’m all for eyeliner that self-sharpens, too! After finishing this off with mascara, my eyes pop and look awake! Can’t let the students see just how sleepy this back to school teacher is:).
Five: Neutrogena® MoistureSmooth Colorstick – Now this makes the difference in this 3-minute makeup look, taking it from just a base to a full-fledged look. You really can’t go wrong with all the shades in the MoistureSmooth Colorstick line, but I’m loving this Plum Perfect. It feels like a lip balm but looks like a lip stick. I’ve used this brand for a while and keep coming back to it! I’m partial to the darker shades because I like lips to stand out. This shade is noticeable without being too bold or over the top for school.
Those 5 steps with these Neutrogena® products are all I need to feel ready to go. In less than 3 minutes, I have my face on, I’m fighting acne, and I’m not rushing to be ready for school. That’s especially crucial this time of the year, the back to school time, when I’m just getting the hang of waking up early again and never seem to have enough time. Where were these products when high school Emily was fighting off acne and perpetual lateness?!
CVS makes it super easy for you to find these products, too! They are featured on an end-of-aisle display, with all the SkinClearing® products grouped together.
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This post is sponsored by NEUTROGENA®. I only recommend products I use personally and believe my followers will also enjoy! Some of the products mentioned were provided by NEUTROGENA® for this review.