With the burgeoning trend of no-makeup makeup, it seems people are using foundation less and less. But, the truth is, no tinted moisturizer or double-letter cream can offer the same coverage of our trusty ol’ foundies. That being said, is it too much to ask for something lightweight, pigmented, and long-lasting? Apparently not, because NYX has just blessed us with the Total Control Drop Foundation. It offers all of the above in one bottle. Yet, this is hardly the selling point of this beauty innovation. It’s a huge plus, of course, but it’s the dropper applicator that sets it apart from the rest. Why? It allows us to choose how much coverage we need. So, depending on the state of our skin—which is, at best, unpredictable—we can make it sheer or full by using fewer or more drops of product. Plus, it has a thin, watery consistency that won’t suffocate our pelts or worse, leave us caky in the process. But what makes the collection especially great is that it comes in 14 shades. So, no matter where you lie on the skin tone spectrum, you’re assured a match. We swatched the three star shades to give you some context!

THE NYX TOTAL CONTROL DROP FOUNDATION COLLECTION

Kat wears the shade 03 Porcelain
Erika wears the shade 07 Natural
Dani wears the shade 08 True Beige

THE VERDICT

TEXTURE: The Total Control Drop Foundation has an ultra-fluid consistency that is light and breathable. Yet, just a drop or two is enough to spread evenly across our whole faces. Upon application, it transforms into a soft, velvet-matte finish that helped us achieve that flawless, second-skin look.

COVERAGE: We love how natural-looking this foundation is. No matter how much you layer on, it won’t cake, crease, or look one-dimensional. What it will do is obscure imperfections, including pimples and redness. That said, if you’re looking to cover more serious acne or dark spots, you might want to follow with a concealer.



WEAR: Despite the formula’s matte finish, it didn’t settle into lines, accentuate dry patches, or end up looking like a caky mess. If you’re on the oilier side, though, the foundation might fade over time. It won’t leave you shiny per se—but more bright and dewy, which is never a bad thing, right?

The NYX Total Control Drop Foundation is available on BeautyMNL for P750. Shop it right here!

Credits: Photos by Kat Echon. Don’t forget to follow BeautyMNL on Facebook and Instagram!

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