Disclaimer: I bought this.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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:
I applied the foundation with the brush to half my face so you could see coverage:
Bye bye, imperfections! Then I finished the rest of my face:
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.
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!