Neutrogena Moisture Shine Lip Gloss – Potent Plum Review

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.

Potent Plum 1


$ 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 thoughts on “Neutrogena Moisture Shine Lip Gloss – Potent Plum Review

  1. 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!!!!!!!!!!

  2. 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! 😛

        1. 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 😀

    1. 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.. 😛

      1. 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! 🙂

        1. 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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