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Make-Up Tips: How to Put It on (AND Take It off)

The following post and video are sponsored by NEUTROGENA. For our sponsored post policy, click here.

It’s no secret that I love playing around with make-up — I honestly enjoy holing up in my bathroom with a bunch of new products or trendy techniques to try. And, while I’m certainly no pro, I apply it well enough that it’s not uncommon for friends to ask me for make-up tips and advice, which I’m only too happy to provide.

A few gems I find myself sharing over and over again are:

  • Choose lips or eyes — don’t go overboard on both.
  • Mind yo’ brows, girl.
  • For the love of Bob Harper, please take it all off at night. Every night. Yes, even if you’re really, really tired.

neutrogena face off

The thing is, removing your make-up doesn’t have to be a big ol’ ordeal. I’ve actually used Neutrogena’s Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes for years for that exact reason. They get it all off — even the waterproof, smudge-proof liner and mascaras that I often wear, and the practically permanent lipstick, too! And it honestly takes about a minute. It’s so easy, I just see zero reason to skip it, which is why I jumped at the chance to participate in the #NeutrogenaFaceOff experience. I already live it — I might as well share it!

So, just for you guys, I’ve put together a fun video showing my applying make-up for a fun night out, then — you guessed it — taking it all off. Spoiler: Not only do you get to see my crazy mascara-applying face, but there’s also dancing. And dogs!

Oh, and if that’s not enough for you, we also have a giveaway! (The thrills never end around here, do they?)

Two lucky readers will receive a $50 Walmart gift cards, and three additional readers will win Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Sticks, which come in really fun, bright colors and are super easy to stash in a purse and use.

Through the end of the year, Walmart is offering a Roll Back promotion on Neutrogena lip and eye products, including the Crease Proof Eye Shadow sticks, Nourishing Long Wear Eye Shadow + Built-in Primer and MoistureSmooth Color Sticks, all of which you’ll see me use (along with a number of products from my own stash) in the video. While those products were provided to me by Neutrogena, I was not obligated to use them.

Enter for your chance to win (U.S. only, please) by commenting below with what color MoistureSmooth Color Stick you’d most like to add to your collection. Or, if you have an amazing make-up trick you’re just dying to share, we’ll take that, too!

And, of course, you should feel free to join the conversation on social media by sharing your #NeutrogenaFaceOff experience pictures. Don’t leave me hanging, guys.

Now, spill. How many of you take your make-up off every night? I do, but I have plenty of other not-so-fancy habits.Kristen

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