a day in my life with the NYX total control drop foundation.
15€ for 13ml (prices may vary depending on your country)
Available in store and/or online (US).
Cult Beauty and Feelunique both sell the brand but currently don’t carry this specific foundation.
It’s a really liquid formula (high in silicones), that looks quite perfecting but absolutely skin-like (similar finish to the Shiseido Synchro Skin, but it never quite sets).
It has a soft almost luminous matte finish, and it is easily buildable up to, I’d say, strong medium coverage — not beyond that.
It makes it easy, with just one product, to adapt the coverage to your daily needs. But, on the other hand, you use a lot of product at a time.
All the products that I’ve applied over it blended in seamlessly.
It didn’t cling on to my dry patches, but it didn’t hide them either.
It did not accentuate my pores.
It stays quite slippy on the skin and it sort of slides around and gathers on deeper lines.
Oils seep through quite easily and I felt the need to blot and apply more powder after 4 hours.
At the end of the day (12 hours of wear) I was only left with a few bits of pigment crammed on my laugh lines and some dry patches on my blemishes, but, other than that, it was gone.
It lasted looking quite nicely about 6 hours on my skin and after that it started to fade with dignity — not patchy nor separating.
I prefer to use my fingers or a brush to apply it, because sponges soak in a lot of the product, since it’s so liquid.
I did not use primers nor did I bake it — just because both affect the actual performance and finish of a foundation, and I wanted you to see how it went on with minimal interference. And also because I don’t tend to bake on a daily basis ;)