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Jan 18 2017

Total Control: NYX Cosmetics’ New Drop Foundation

Disclaimer: I bought this.

NYX Cosmetics Total Control Drop Foundation in Light swatches BeautyJudy

Forever in search of that HG foundation, that’s the life of a beauty blogger. Or a woman with rosacea who likes variety. Whatever way you look at it – it got me here, with NYX Total Control Drop Foundation and the coordinating Total Control Drop Foundation Brush.

NYX Cosmetics Total Control Drop Foundation in Light swatches BeautyJudy

The idea behind this foundation is that you use as many drops as you want coverage. Two + drops is light, three + is medium, four or more is full.

NYX Cosmetics Total Control Drop Foundation in Light swatches BeautyJudy

I chose the color Light. I’m usually the palest color, but I used the testers in Ulta and found this one best suited my skin tone.

The foundation ingredients:

NYX Cosmetics Total Control Drop Foundation in Light swatches BeautyJudy

The brush intrigued me, because of the angle, and the slight dip in the middle, obviously to capture the drops and help distribute them evenly.

NYX Cosmetics professional makeup brush #22 foundation BeautyJudy
NYX Cosmetics professional makeup brush #22 foundation BeautyJudy

The brush is soft, and nice. I found it easy to work with, and the foundation drips right into the depths of the bristles.

So how does the foundation work? Here’s my face prior to foundation:

NYX Cosmetics Total Control Drop Foundation in Light swatches BeautyJudy

I applied the foundation with the brush to half my face so you could see coverage:

NYX Cosmetics Total Control Drop Foundation in Light swatches BeautyJudy

Bye bye, imperfections! Then I finished the rest of my face:

NYX Cosmetics Total Control Drop Foundation in Light swatches BeautyJudy

Just some rosy cheeks, and the imprint of my glasses on my nose, are left of my “flaws.”

I found it easy to apply this foundation. I can do my face with a dropper full of foundation, using two, three or so drops at a time as I do my forehead, nose, cheeks and chin. The foundation is more liquid than I’m used to, but it dries and blends into your skin very quickly, leaving a matte effect.

As far as coverage and wear, this did pretty well on my skin for 8 to 12 hours, with minimal rubbing off at my chin and nose. This picture is me, exhausted on the floor right before my toddler assaulted my belly button with her fingers and giggles – after about 10 hours of wear. I look a bit oily, but this is nothing compared to some of the other foundations I own. The formula doesn’t break down on me the way others do. This foundation impressed me.

NYX Cosmetics Total Control Drop Foundation in Light swatches BeautyJudy

There are 24 shades in the line.

Would I buy this again? YES. While this is not billed as a concentrated drop foundation that you put into a primer or moisturizer, I liked how this performed when I compare it to drop foundations like that which I’ve used in the past. And it’s only $14 by comparison…

The Total Control Drop Foundation can be found on the NYX site here for $14, and the Total Control Drop Foundation Brush can be found here for $14. I purchased both at Ulta, there was an end-cap display.

What do you think of Total Control? Pique your interest? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

  • http://loveforlacquer.com/ loveforlacquer

    Definitely want to give this a go! Great review

  • http://glamorable.com/ Anastasia

    I heard mixed reviews about this foundation. Glad you liked it!

  • FabZilla_Kath

    It’s hard to find a drugstore foundation that delivers! Good to know you had positive experience with this

  • http://www.notesfrommydressingtable.com/ Erika

    That foundation looks great on you. I wonder if I could mix it with moisturizer? I should pick it up and try it.

  • marciaf

    I’m happy to read that there are testers. I bought the Milani foundation when it came out (no testers) and the color was too dark and yellow for me. I think this might work but the tester will help me know for sure. Plus I have a $3.50 coupon!!

  • http://www.slashedbeauty.com/ Miranda | SlashedBeauty.com

    WOW! Pretty great coverage. I’m very excited to try these!

    • BeautyJudy

      Definitely hides my flaws!

  • http://www.primebeautyblog.net PrimeBeauty

    I’m really interested in this. It does look like there is some oil breakthrough at the end of day though.

    • BeautyJudy

      Yes, but I have not met a Foundation that doesn’t after 10 hours. If you have I need the name and I need to try it and I hope it’s medium or full coverage?!

  • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

    I’ve been testing out the shade Pale and loving it!

    • BeautyJudy

      It’s so good! My bottle is already half used, I started it right after Christmas, lol!!