Neutrogena Moisture Shine Lip Gloss – Potent Plum Review

by Neetu T Lohani on December 10, 2012 · 24 comments

Neutrogena Moisture Shine Lip Gloss – Potent Plum Review

Hi Friends,

Neutrogena Moisture Shine Lip Gloss Potent Plum Review

Cheers!!!! Its year end, wohoooo!!!!Many of you must have made your New Year plans and resolutions by now 🙂 I will cherish my trip from last year’s New Year’s eve, sitting at home with my superactive 8 month old and her daa daa 😛 I always go crazy when I recall those memories; I was in my last trimester and still walking the whole day @Lake Tahoe and then finally enjoying New Year fireworks the same night from the Golden Gate Bridge, SFO.  Since then, everyone makes fun of me saying, “you were always busy walking and hanging out until you reached labour, so is your baby!” My baby never sits at one place, she always keeps on moving, even while sleeping 😛 I found good products in Neutrogena for my skin care regime, but its a little disappointing as far as cosmetics are concerned.  Please read on further to know why.

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$ 7.99 for 0.12 Oz

Potent Plum 2


Bis-Diglyceryl, Polyacyladipate-2, Polybutene, Lanolin Oil, Petrolatum, Microcrystalline Wax, Maleated Soybean Oil, Isopropyl Palmitate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Beeswax, Propylene Carbonate, Propylparaben, Carthamus Tinclorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Flavor, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract, Tocopherol, Rosa Canina Seed Extract, Aronia Melanocarpa Fruit Extract, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Dipropylene Glycol, Rose Flower Oil, Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Peel Oil. May Contain: Mica, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Red 7 Lake, Red 28 Lake, Yellow 5 Lake, Red 6, Blue 1 Lake, Yellow 6 Lake, Carmine.

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Product Claims:

Neutrogena® MoistureShine® Gloss has silky, sheer color that glides onto lips, leaving them feeling pampered, soft and ultra-smooth. The super conditioning formula with a triple berry antioxidant complex–including Acai, Goji and Aronia berries – actually improves the healthy look, softness and smoothness of your lips over time. From soft neutrals to blushing pinks, shimmering mauves to rich plums, a single swipe of the wand applies a feather-light coat of glossy color that’s not sticky or tacky.

  • Dermatologist developed and tested.
  • Delicious berry fragrance.
  • Available in 14 shades.

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My Experience with Neutrogena Moisture Shine Lip Gloss – Potent Plum:

I already own Neutrogena Nourishing Eyeliner – Twilight Blue, which is quite okay.  I was impressed by the list of ingredients of this lip gloss, hence I opted for this as I wanted a juicy yet shiny glow on my lips.  Its packaging is quite classy like any branded lip gloss. The color of lip gloss is visible from outside, hence its easy to get an idea of the desired shade even without opening the tube, but when I got this tube, I didn’t realize that its a dried tube.  I just grabbed it from the mall and got to know about my blunder later on! When I opened the tube, it was dry inside.  I tried hard to get some stuff out of it.  I couldn’t claim for refund because I had to travel 50 miles to do so.

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Coming to its texture, its a really thick and sticky fluid.  Its a very light pink shade which looks almost nude on the lips. One can hardly expect any pigmentation. I was expecting to get a beautiful plum color on the lips, but sadly, it never happened with this lip gloss! It gives sheer pink stain on lips, which remains for 3-4 hours.  Whenever I wear it, my hair sticks on my lips, which irritates me, but I must say it helps to keep my lips smooth and soft.  I feel disturbed by its smell though, which reminds me of cough syrup.

Let’s sum up the pros and cons:

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Pros of Neutrogena Moisture Shine Lip Gloss – Potent Plum:

  • Contains nourishing ingredients.
  • Keeps lips smooth and soft till it fades away.
  • May last 3-4 hours.
  • May be good for every day use as it gives a sheer pink stain to the lips.
  • Classy packaging, color visible easily without opening the tube.


Cons of Neutrogena Moisture Shine Lip Gloss – Potent Plum:

  • Feels a bit sticky on the lips.
  • Doesn’t show up plum shade on the lips.
  • The scent is a turn off.
  • Pricey, better deals available across other brands.

Here are some swatches to give you a better idea:

I swept it once over Vagabond Mauve shade, you may hardly notice any difference.  Overall, I must say, I will try some other shade from this range as I want to know the secret behind some positive reviews on the net.  Definitely not recommending this shade to anyone.  On a different note, adding a pic of me on my New Year’s Eve last year.


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{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

jomol December 10, 2012 at 8:21 pm

Enjoyed looking at all the pics Neetu 🙂


neetu aadya lohani December 10, 2012 at 10:53 pm

Thanx dear.. 🙂 glad to hear from u!!


sandhya December 10, 2012 at 8:48 pm

neetu this such a sweet post! i have a toddler of 1 1/2 years and i can totally understand what you have said.Sad this product has turned out to be a dud!!!!!!!!!!


neetu aadya lohani December 10, 2012 at 10:56 pm

Aww.. my love to ur cutiepie.. 🙂 yeah its unfortunately a dud unlike other neutrogena pdts.


Gowme Sundaram December 10, 2012 at 8:53 pm

looks so light… 🙂 dud !!!! btw nicee pics… 🙂


neetu aadya lohani December 10, 2012 at 10:57 pm

thanx dear.. 🙂


Surbhi December 10, 2012 at 8:59 pm

nice pictures neetu 🙂 looks like you enjoyed alot 🙂
nice gloss for everyday use 🙂


neetu aadya lohani December 10, 2012 at 10:59 pm

yeah.. am using it daily to finish it off quickly.. 😛 thanx dear.. 🙂


neha December 10, 2012 at 10:36 pm

omg neetu my two year old baby girl wont site for more than ten seconds she is december born and I am loosing weight because she wont sit!!! I totally know that! 😛


neetu aadya lohani December 10, 2012 at 11:02 pm

Aww.. hw sweet.. hugs & blessings to sweetiepie.. :)!! Happy b’day to sweetiepie.. 🙂


neha December 11, 2012 at 2:29 pm

yeah 17th 😀


neetu aadya lohani December 12, 2012 at 4:07 am

ohh great! we also have 2-2 upcoming events 15th anniversary & 25th hubby’s b’day.. 🙂 thinking of crucifying him on his b’day lol 😀


aparajita December 10, 2012 at 11:01 pm

my god neetu! u r so beautiful! :* u r looking totally like a goddess here 😀 :*


aparajita December 10, 2012 at 11:02 pm

btw, like the gloss too 🙂 wish it had a bit more pigmentation though 🙁


neetu aadya lohani December 10, 2012 at 11:05 pm

ha ha.. thanx a lot aparajita dear.. 🙂 love ur comments & posts..
stay happy n blessed


neetu aadya lohani December 10, 2012 at 11:08 pm

ats true.. i was expecting it to be pigmented though.. 🙁


René December 11, 2012 at 12:17 am

Good review! Going to stay away from this one.


neetu aadya lohani December 11, 2012 at 1:14 am

yeah.. though other neutrogena cosmetics are wonderful!!


Manisha December 11, 2012 at 12:09 pm

not pigmented & sticky too 🙁 like all your pics Neetu.


neetu aadya lohani December 12, 2012 at 3:56 am

thanx dear.. 🙂 feel sad about this expensive dud!!


Shruti December 11, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Aww! Love the story! Aadya is so popular on IMBB because of you! 🙂
You look so radiant in the pics! 🙂


neetu aadya lohani December 12, 2012 at 4:00 am

aww is dat so!!!! so sweet.. 🙂 aadya is already famous in concord for her ready to wave style & smiles.. lol 😀 God knws wts her destiny wherever she goes, creates a history.. 😛


Shruti December 12, 2012 at 9:46 am

I love babies like that Neetu! They are such a joy to be around with and their happiness is just infectious! Can brighten up any drab day! 🙂 You are truly blessed! 🙂


neetu aadya lohani December 12, 2012 at 10:56 am

well said dear.. 🙂 She is truely an angel, which always helps me to forget my griefs with her sweet chirrups & smiles.. 🙂


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