Neutrogena Healthy Skin Compact Makeup SPF 55 Review

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Compact Makeup SPF 55 Review

Winter is packing up, but still very much here due to frequent rainfall, spring is short-lived and I am already scared of the unending summer. Buying a foundation online is a gamble. The chances of getting a mismatched shade is equal because the swatches we see online don’t always reflect the true shade. I lost the gamble as I unfortunately selected one tone darker shade for my skin. Well, I wanted to share something, with the popularity of BB, CC and DD creams all over the world, don’t you think the cosmetic companies should at least hold up their foundation costs rather than increasing them day by day to at least improve their sales against those BB creams? 😀


Product Description:

Healthy Skin Compact Makeup SPF 55 blends easily to give you a flawless, natural look, while helping to protect your skin from the sun’s damaging rays. Silky, lightweight formula gives you buildable coverage and provides the most powerful level of UVA-UVB protection available in a compact foundation without feeling heavy or greasy.

  • Broad Spectrum SPF 55 protection.
  • Helioplex UVA/UVB.
  • Non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores).
  • Dermatologist tested.




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$12 for 9.9 g- 0.35 oz. (made in USA).


Packaging is good indeed; a total transparent packaging. The upper pan houses the foundation, the middle pan is for mirror and the bottom chamber holds the unconventionally black sponge, which is not the best but quite useful.


My Experience with Neutrogena Healthy Skin Compact Makeup SPF 55:

I didn’t expect such a nice performance from this product. The first time I swatched, it felt pretty greasy. It spreads easily on face with fingers or with the sponge and because it is quite moisturizing, so an additional moisturizer underneath makes the job easy, but not a must. Slightly more amount of product is required to cover the desired area, also may be because I have darker shade, so I need more product to show up actually. The foundation blends easily and flawlessly, giving medium coverage. If I desire full coverage, I can build it up with multiple layers without looking cakey at all. The feel is very lightweight on the skin. The foundation sets with a dewy finish, which I like to finish with a pressed powder for a matte look and to get rid of that greasy feel after the foundation sets in.


I have worn it for maximum 8 hours and it didn’t oxidize nor enhanced or sank into my pores. It hasn’t broken me out thankfully like most other foundations do. It balances dry patches in an excellent manner; so it is a very good base for makeup with added SPF 55 as I never need to worry about sunscreen.


No concealer is required for medium level scars and blemishes, but under-eye concealer is needed. It evens out my skin tone and keeps my T-zone shine-free for 5-6 hours in this weather. For summers, the time may be much less, but this foundation I feel is very good for winters and monsoon seasons.


Overall, this is a great product for dry skin types in all weathers and for oily/combination skins, this will work better in winter and monsoons.


Pros of Neutrogena Healthy Skin Compact Makeup SPF 55:

  • Medium coverage.
  • Coverage can be built up to full without giving a cakey look.
  • Lightweight feel and dewy finish.
  • Keeps T-zone shine free for 5-6 hours in winters/monsoon.
  • SPF 55.
  • Covers dry patches very well.
  • Doesn’t oxidize and doesn’t sink in pores.
  • Easily blend able.
  • Evens out skin tone.
  • Long staying power.
  • Reasonably priced.
  • Travel friendly.

Cons of Neutrogena Healthy Skin Compact Makeup SPF 55:

  • The shade range is mostly for firangi girls, so it is difficult to find a match beyond NC 30.
  • May not be good for oily/combination skin in summer due to greasy feel.
  • Availability.

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Will I Repurchase/Do I Recommend Neutrogena Healthy Skin Compact Makeup SPF 55?

This is going to last me long, but I am eyeing other cosmetics from the brand.  Yes, I do recommend it.

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11 thoughts on “Neutrogena Healthy Skin Compact Makeup SPF 55 Review

  1. looks good, BTW how many foundation compacts do you have 😀 ? esp from Neutrogena , would love to know about your foundation collection 😀

    1. 😀 😀 actually, i use foundations very rare but i am never satisfied with my purchase ever. in summers, they tend to get oily…so i am always on HG foundation hunt. i could have included a combined image for you if i had known you want to see my collection *woot* *woot* i have 6 currently, covergirl, neutrogena, color studio, luscious, bourjois and becute brands 😛 and pressed powder count is 6-7 pieces too *powder* *powder* i have only two from neutrogena, both reviewed recently ….and


    1. *thankyou* jomol. and yes, when the summer starts, it feels like it is never going to end, it is the hottest one ever, then Ramzan in summers, then all the lawn suits and short season of mango *cry*

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