Thursday, October 10, 2013

Neutrogena Moisture Smooth Color Sticks in Warm Caramel, Plum Perfect, and Rich Raisin review + swatches

           Even in Chicago's concrete jungle, the onset of autumn has brought with it mottled flocks of gold, plum, and wine colored leaves swirling about the city streets. Though the falling leaves signify the withdrawal of verdant days, they sport the most resplendently vivacious colors of the year! Naturally, I've been experimenting with these rich autumn hues in my beauty routine. Recently I had the chance to try an artists' tin full of color cosmetics, courtesy of Neutrogena. Today I'm sharing a trio of fall-appropriate Neutrogena Moisture Smooth Color Sticks --- my favorite products of the bunch!

            The autumn-inspired colors shown here are Neutrogena Moisture Smooth Color Sticks in Warm Caramel, Plum Perfect, and Rich Raisin. The chubby lip pencils are housed in plastic color-coded ferrules that twist up more product as needed. The formula is glossy and smooth, with good slip. All three have sweet, fruity scents.

          The three shades are semi-sheer and glossy; they add a discernible tint to lips, while allowing some natural color to shine through. I've swatched the three Neutrogena color sticks below. Neutrogena Moisture Smooth Color Stick in #50 Warm Caramel is a gold-leaning nude. Neutrogena Moisture Smooth Color Stick in #70 Plum Perfect is a mauve pink. Neutrogena Moisture Smooth Color Stick in #80 Rich Raisin is a warm wine. I found all three colors to be easy to wear, thanks to their smooth formulations and seasonally appropriate hues.

         With rich gold, plum, and wine whorls fluttering through the windy city, it's a great time to celebrate autumn's vibrance with some new colors! Neutrogena Moisture Smooth Color Sticks in Warm Caramel, Plum Perfect, and Rich Raisin are a trio of season-appropriate hues that would make a nice addition to a fall beauty wardrobe. Warm Caramel is my favorite, as I love nude lips, however I've had fun wearing the more dramatic Rich Raisin as well.

        Thanks for reading! Have you tried Neutrogena Moisture Smooth Color Sticks? Which of the three shades above would you most likely wear? How are you updating your fall color wardrobe?

Love, Dovey.
Disclosure: This post contains product(s) sent to Cute and Mundane for consideration. The ideas and opinions in this post are genuine and my own.


  1. I'm glad you're wearing Rum Raisin! Everyone should have a vampy shade or two up their sleeve ;)

  2. Hi Larie, I definitely agree! It's fun to mix up my routine once in a while :)

  3. These look pretty! I wish Neutrogena was here in Canada!

    1. Same. :( You did such a beautiful job with the matching leaves, Dovey!

      (Just to clarify, we get Neutrogena skin care but no makeup for some reason!)

  4. Hey Dovey, you got some pretty leaves there! Out of the three my favorite is Plum Perfect. I have recently discovered plummy and berry shades, so I'm trying to wear more of them in autumn :)

  5. Hello Dovey,
    Love the leaves which you captured on this post :) Plum Perfect and Rum Raisin looks perfect for autumn!

  6. These look like beautiful fall shades. I love your photographs of the leaves! :)

  7. Sad that we don't get Neutrogena makeup in Australia (in fact, I did not know they branched out from skincare until this post!) Rum Raisin is very lovely.

  8. ^ what emma said. These balm crayons are popping up everywhere!
    What other types of make up do Neutrogena do?

    à la foliee


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