Why We Can't Get Enough of This Drugstore Foundation
NYX Total Control Drops Foundation Review
Looking for a new versatile foundation to add to your beauty cabinet? Look no further! NYX Professional Makeup’s Total Control Drop Foundation is a lightweight liquid formula that offers customizable coverage at an unbeatable price. Read on to find out why we can’t get enough of this drugstore liquid foundation.
We’ve been seeing foundation drops on drugstore and department store shelves alike for the last few years and we could not be happier about it. Most foundation drops boast a super lightweight, fluid texture, making them a beauty arsenal must-have, especially in hot summer weather! What’s more, the easy-to-use dropper allows for an equal amount of product to be dispersed with every use, meaning you’ll never be left with too much or too little of the formula at once.
Not surprisingly, one of our favorite foundation drops is NYX Professional Makeup Total Control Drop Foundation. After receiving a complimentary sample from the brand, we can tell you that this formula is no one-trick pony. The highly-pigmented drugstore foundation offers a slew of benefits at an affordable cost (less than $15!). Intrigued? Read on to find out why we can’t get enough of NYX Professional Makeup Total Control Drop Foundation.
A NATURAL-LOOKING FINISH
Some foundations can feel heavy and cakey on the skin, but NYX Professional Makeup Total Control Drop Foundation is not one of them. When applied, the easily-blendable formula feels lightweight and silky and delivers a natural-looking finish. A few drops are all you need to cover your whole face with a sheer tint. For a full-coverage look, add a few more drops and blend. To apply, NYX Professional Makeup recommends using their slanted Total Control Drop Foundation Brush. It’s a great tool for creating a natural-looking finish. If you don’t want to invest in the brand’s foundation brush, blend the formula with your fingers so long as they’re clean.
A WIDE SELECTION OF SHADES
That’s 24 shades to be exact. You’ll likely have no problem finding one that matches your skin tone. Plus, with so many shades to choose from, color-matching has never been easier. For the right shade year-round, pick up a bottle that matches your pale winter skin and another that mimics your sun-kissed summer skin. Mix the two formulas as necessary and you’ll never be caught without a perfectly-tinted complexion.
CONTOUR WITH EASE
Because the formula is so buildable, it’s easy to play with different shades to contour your skin. After you’ve applied the formula all over your canvas, grab a shade that’s two levels darker than your natural skin tone and apply it to the hollows of your cheeks using your clean fingers or a foundation brush and blend thoroughly. For additional definition, continue to blend the darker shade along your jawline, near your hairline and along the sides of your nose.
HIGHLIGHT YOUR FEATURES
To brighten any dark areas and highlight your features, grab a lighter shade of NYX Professional Makeup Total Control Drop Foundation and a clean foundation brush. Focus on blending the lighter shade onto your under-eye contour, the bridge of your nose, the center of your forehead, and the middle of your chin.
As in, Build Your Own Concealer! We’ve all been there— when you’ve finally found the perfect shade of foundation but your concealer still is not quite right. If you’re in a pinch and need concealer fast, build your own using foundation! To do so, start by finding your ideal shade of NYX Professional Makeup Total Control Drop Foundation and mix one drop with a pea-sized amount of primer, like NYX Professional Makeup Angel Veil Skin Perfecting Primer. Apply the mixture onto areas where you’d like to temporarily hide blemishes or discoloration, be it under the eyes or around your nose. Easy, peasy.
GO FROM MATTE TO RADIANT
Having a great liquid matte foundation in your makeup arsenal is just about as crucial as having a screwdriver in your toolbox—it’s something you’re always going to need and keep going back to no matter what. But, just because your foundation is matte when used on its own doesn’t mean it must always leave you with a matte finish. Mix a few drops of NYX Professional Makeup Total Control Drop Foundation with— you may have guessed it— a radiant liquid highlighter like NYX Born to Glow Illuminator for an instant lit-from-within glow. The foundation’s matte finish helps cut back any overwhelming sparkle, while the highlighter that pokes through helps reflect light leaving your complexion looking glowing and radiant.