There is something about foundation drops in generally that work really well with my skin type, although I can’t put my finger on what exactly it is; maybe it’s the fact that they’re usually heavily pigmented and easy to work with, so perfect for skin that straddles a few different skin conditions such as dehydration, spots and dryness. I’ve been lusting after the NYX Professional Makeup Total Control Drop Foundation for absolutely ages, ever since I saw it appear on an Instagram post nearer the start of the year. NYX do such fab products, so I figured this was going to be a winner.
The NYX Professional Makeup Total Control Drop Foundation is available in a seriously good range of 24 shades, with the pale end being particularly impressive; as someone who often struggles to find a foundation that goes pale enough (there are certain brands that I can’t wear because they’re just not light enough) I was astonished to find that, out of the four shades I was sent, I was the darkest, AND I wasn’t even sent the lightest shade! I’m shade 5 which is called Light; the shade lighter than that is Light Ivory which is a lot more yellow (Light is quite pink) then you have Porcelain which looks quite neutral, and Alabaster is a little more yellow and fractionally lighter – I don’t think you’ll struggle to find your perfect match, especially if you’re extremely pale.
The premise of the NYX Professional Makeup Total Control Drop Foundation is that it allows you to find your perfect level of coverage depending on how much you apply, or how many drops you use, so starting at around three drops for light coverage, adding a few more for medium and so on, and so forth. The brilliance of this product is that it’s main selling point is it’s ability to layer and blend beautifully, so you can start on the sheerer side of things, before adding more where you need it. The result is a very natural finish that looks skin-like, flattering and just the right side of dewy.
There is absolutely no oil-control in this foundation, so if you’re prone to oiliness you’ll need to start with a good primer and possibly finish with a bit of powder/setting spray too (FYI, the NYX Setting Spray in Dewy here – link – is amazing!) but if you’re like me and prefer skin to show through a bit whilst still maintaining coverage, this is a stunner of a foundation, available in a brilliant shade range in a formula that feels lovely and light, yet packs a punch when it comes to coverage. NYX are just so good at providing pro products on the high street, and this foundation is yet another brilliant example of such products. It’s £14 here – link – but if you can, I’d recommend popping to a NYX counter to find your perfect match.