NYX Total Control Drop Foundation Review

During a routine Priceline shop, I came across the NYX Total Control Drop Foundation for $24.95. The sleek yet simple packaging was intriguing enough for me to pop it straight in my basket. 

I’ll be honest I’m not a huge foundation girl, I would much rather pop on some concealer and head out the door but there was something about the NYX Total Control Drop Foundation that caught my eye.

I liked the idea of a using a dropper to apply the foundation. I colour matched myself with the shade ‘light claire’ which has a yellow undertone to match my skin tone.

The NYX Total Control Drop Foundation claims to give you total control with the dropper. It says to drop 2+ drops for a light coverage, 3+ for medium coverage and 4+ for full coverage.

It claims that you can “fine-tune this velvety, matte foundation with the included dropper. Simply adjust the number of drops until you create the look you’re feelin’ today. Want more coverage? Add more drops! Buff expertly using the Total Control Drop Foundation Brush for a seriously smooth finish.”

The NYX Total Control Drop Foundation Brush 

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The NYX foundation comes with a makeup brush with an indentation to drop the foundation into. The hole in the brush is designed to hold the foundation while you buff it into the skin. However, after watching review I decided not to spend my dollars on the brush because people have said it seems to eat the product.

I decided to test the foundation to see what MAKEUP tool applies it best, the real techniques expert face brush vs a damp beauty blender.

NYX Total Control Drop Foundation Packaging

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I am all about simplicity – so the sleek and simple design was definitely a packaging tick from me. I like the glass bottle and the sleek black writing and dropper. However, the bottle is quite small and because the product is watery, it is quite messy.

Pros of the NYX Total Control Drop Foundation

  • Extended shade range for every undertone and complexion.
  • Easily blendable and easy application.
  • Love the texture and semi-matte finish.
  • Doesn’t accentuate pores or cause breakouts.
  • Sheer to full coverage, depending on how much product you use.
  • Fragrance-free formula!
  • Suitable for normal, oily and combination skin types.
  • Natural-looking foundation and lightweight on the skin.

Cons of the NYX Total Control Drop Foundation

  • The bottle gets messy because the product has a watery consistency.
  • No SPF included!
  • Expensive – you only get 13ml for $24.95 for a drugstore brand.
  • Instructions are not accurate – 2+ drops are not enough to cover entire face (especially with a brush).

Would I repurchase the NYX Total Control Drop Foundation? 

Yes, I am loving this foundation for everyday use because it is light yet buildable depending on my coverage needs. It is a versatile product because you can use it as a foundation, I use a few drops as a concealer or as custom drops to make other foundations lighter or darker.

Brooke xo

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End of Winter Empties and Product Reviews

I have a confession, I am a hoarder. After I finish a product I keep it in a little box in my office to review for a Youtube empties video. 

Whilst that’s all good and well, there no better feeling than finally throwing away that empty bottle so, here is my end of winter empty products. I tell you whether I will be repurchasing the product and why.

The Clinique Clarifying Lotion

I use The Clinique Clarifying Lotion as a toner, I picked this one up because it is alcohol-free which is a lot more gentle on the skin. It’s hard to tell how much of a difference a toner makes because you use products before and after a toner.

This toner did not irritate my skin and was also calming on my sensitive skin so, I would repurchase.  Continue reading “End of Winter Empties and Product Reviews”

5 Beauty Products You Need To Replace Today!

No matter how much you love your favourite lip gloss, that was discontinued in 2010. You need to throw it away, trust me on this one.

pexels-photo-324654.jpegBefore knowing these facts I held onto my favourite lipglosses, mascaras, and even sunscreen, for longer than I would like to admit. Once I realised that products actually have a use by date, I started throwing out products like a mad woman.

Not only are you getting rid of nasty products, you’re making room for new products by decluttering. Here are the top 5 beauty products I got rid of and so should you after reading this.

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5 Eye Makeup Tips For Glasses Wearers | New Glasses!

Wearing glasses doesn’t mean your eye makeup has to suffer. There is a tonne of makeup tips you can utilise to look bomb in your favourite spectacles. 

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I was inspired to create this video today because my new glasses from Firmoo arrived! I am in love with the clear frame and gold detailing, and the fact that they are big enough to fit my fat head, yet still very delicate and stylish.

I’ve come up with my top 5 tips for making your eyes look amazing in glasses.

1. Use eyeshadow shades that enhance your eye colour

To make your eyes pop behind those glasses use eyeshadows that are going to enhance your eye colour. The easiest way to find the colours that enhance your eye colour is to find your eye colour on the colour wheel and look directly opposite that colour.

For my blue/grey eyes, orange shades make my eyes pop.

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2. Keep your lids light & bright Continue reading “5 Eye Makeup Tips For Glasses Wearers | New Glasses!”

How To Safely Pop A Pimple & Say Fork You Pimples!

Those little red, puss-filled bumps (gross I know) can really take a toll on our lives, and if you’re anything like me, you have a hard time leaving them alone. 

I have some good news for you, believe it or not, there is such a thing as ‘safe pimple popping’, so you can say goodbye to those sore red bumps and here’s how!

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March Beauty Empties & Reviews 2017

It’s that time of the month again and let’s be honest, I’m a little late to the party this month. It’s my March Empties and I’m starting with my bank account… Ba dum tss*. 

In all seriousness, let’s get into my March Empty Products and whether or not I would recommend purchasing these makeup, skincare and hair care products.

You can watch my video or check out the products and reviews written down below, it’s up to you lovelies.

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Hair and Skin Benefits of Figs

Figs aka my favourite fruit (or one of) can have amazing health benefits for your body. They hold a host of benefits for your hair and skin but not only that – they are sweet and delicious!

Unfortunately, it’s not enough to exercise and apply topical treatments to your body and expect results. You also have to ensure you are getting enough nutrients to fuel your body.

What kind of benefits do figs have for your body? Keep reading to find out!

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