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NYX Total Control Drop Foundation | Review + Swatch

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With a new year comes new goodies in the drugstore beauty aisle. It seems like the drugstore makeup brands are really starting to step up their foundation lines. NYX is no exception, with their recently released Total Control Drop Foundation. NYX has taken the dropper idea and made it something completely new. No need to mix with anything, the Drop Foundation covers your needs whether it be light or full coverage. 

NYX describes the Total Control Drop Foundation as a matte finish foundation with the ability to adjust to your ideal coverage. The more drops you use, the higher the coverage. The drop foundation comes in 24 different shades and is housed in a dropper style bottle. The retail price is $14, and it comes with 0.43 ounces of product.

I’ll start out by saying that I have combination skin. Super oily t-zone and dry everywhere else which usually means that not one single foundation is going to be perfect for me. With that being said, I think the Total Control Drop Foundation is pretty great. There are pros and cons, especially if you have a similar skin type to me. If you have a normal skin type, I think you are going to love everything about this foundation.

I find that the matte finish was really working against me in the areas where my skin was slightly flaky. A little extra moisturizing fixed the issue for me and it’s easy to work around if your skin isn’t dry all over. If you have a super dry skin type, I wouldn’t recommend this to you. The formula clings to really dry patches and can look powder-y after a couple hours.

There are also cons to this if you have super oily skin. After 6 or 7 hours I can see the foundation separating and creasing on my nose. The foundation slips and moves around after the 7 hour mark.  It isn’t a problem in the first couple hours, but I find that I need to blot throughout the day.

For light to medium coverage, which is what I prefer, 4-5 drops for my whole face worked perfectly. I usually use an extra drop after blending it out for my nose area or to cover any redness showing through. It covered up my uneven skin tone and some hyper pigmentation. The formula is watery and I found my BeautyBlender to be the best option for blending it into the skin. It feels extremely light weight on, even if you build the coverage up. 

Overall, I like the idea of the Total Control Drops and I prefer it’s lightweight wear. I like how matte the finish is and it looks amazing on first application. I wish it was a little more long wearing on me, if it didn’t settle on my nose like it does, I would be in love. As long as you aren’t extremely oily, this will be a long wearing foundation on you. The NYX Total Control Drops are available on nyxcosmetics.com and ulta.com! Let me know what you guys think!