My thoughts on a new foundation to my collection…
Foundations are something I don’t invest in often, and if I do I generally stick to ones I know I like. If I do try out something new, it’s usually from a brand with other foundations I like, for example NARS. Anyway, I’ve never tried out a NYX foundation before but when this landed on my doorstep it was more than welcomed. I loved the sound of it so I couldn’t wait to try it out, here are my thoughts on the NYX Total Control Drop Foundation!
The packaging of this is gorgeous, it’s a little glass bottle with a pipette applicator. It’s gorgeous and has a very luxurious look & feel.
This foundation has a very watery consistency, so the first thing that alarmed me was how runny it was when I put some onto the back of my hand. I always apply my foundation by pumping it onto the back of my hand and then dipping my beauty blender in it and applying to my face. I can’t really do that with this, so I had to use the pipette to apply a couple of drops to my hand, apply that with my beauty blender and then add a couple more drops on my hand. It will take some getting used to if you’re not familiar with this sort of consistency, but it’s nothing too off putting!
The great thing about this foundation is that it’s made to be buildable and have adjustable coverage. You can use however many drops you like to achieve a light, medium or heavy finish. The product blends in seamlessly and is so easy to spread all over your skin. I found it to give me a really natural look, it’s so lightweight that it feels like I haven’t even used foundation yet it makes my skin look incredible. It does recommend 4 drops for a heavy coverage, however I found I needed more so bare that in mind if you want a heavier coverage foundation. I have a feeling my beauty blender may have soaked up a fair bit of product so I’m also going to try applying this directly to my face and then going in with my beauty blender afterwards next time.
I found this foundation to give me a dewy finish, even after setting my face with powder, my skin looked lovely and glowing. I always use the Rimmel Stay Matte powder so I can safely say that even with a mattifying powder, you’re still left with a beautiful glowing base.
I have combination skin and this foundation didn’t cling to any of my dry patches, nor did it cause me to get oily in my T-Zone. I did actually get oily with this the first time I wore it, but I’d also used a new priming spray that I’d been sent and after using this foundation without that spray, I didn’t get oily at all. The second time I wore it, I hadn’t used a primer at all and if I were to get a bit oily in my T-Zone area, it’s nothing a mattifying primer couldn’t sort out!
The foundation retails for £14 which seems pretty affordable, however you only get 13ml of product which is just less than half of the amount I get with my usual foundations. Two of these would give me 26ml of product for £28 which is almost the same amount & price as most high end foundations, so if you look at it that way it isn’t too bad. I do think that you should get a slightly bigger bottle for the price tag, however the foundation itself is so good that I would definitely repurchase it. I love how naturally flawless it makes my skin look for everyday wear, it just blends so seamlessly.
If you don’t have clear skin and prefer foundations with a heavier coverage, I probably wouldn’t recommend this as you would end up running out so fast with needing to use quite a lot of product. It works perfectly on my skin, however I have heard mixed reviews on it so I would recommend sampling it before you purchase to make sure it’s suitable for your skin type! 🙂
Have you tried this foundation? What did you think?
~ This post contains gifted products, but as always, all opinions are my own. ~