Super thin & lightweight makeup – NYX Total Control Drop Foundation

When it comes to makeup, I have a special connection to foundations. I love a good foundation. I admit I have a thing for more expensive foundations, but there are also affordable options. Plenty of them. Just like the one I’m about to tell you.

For my newest (okay, second newest!) foundation find I can just thank my sister Janika. Her skin type is pretty similar to mine and out of all four sisters, we’re always the ones needing to powder our faces. So when she finds a good product – or I do  – it’s a pretty safe bet to just use whatever the other one is using.

When Janika bought this foundation, I immediately tried it as well – and just had to buy my own bottle.

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NYX Total Control Drop Foundation review

NYX Total Control Drop Foundation is the perfect lightweight foundation, that can be applied just with fingers or with a beautyblender. One drop goes a long way and I love how I can build up this foundation. From light coverage to full coverage – this foundation surprisingly does it all!

Lightweight, matte & easy to apply

This foundation is as thin as they come.  And that’s a nice feature, because when I think of matte or full coverage foundations, they are usually more on the thick side. But not this one! Because the foundation is so lightweight, it can be layered and once it dries it gives a soft matte finish. And when I say soft matte, I mean soft matte. Like this velvety soft. Not matte-matte, in a totally matte dry way. That said, I don’t need to use powder with this foundation.

Surprisingly I’ve found that this can be applied both with fingers or with the beautyblender. I prefer the beautyblender though. I recommend either one of these techniques, because once you apply the foundation on your face and blend it, it sets pretty quickly. You need to be somewhat quick applying it. It’s nothing too crazy, but just something to keep in mind. It’s still easy to blend, in my opinion.

nyx total control dorp foundation before and after

Before & After NYX Total Control Drop Foundation in the shade Buff.

So, how does this foundation last?

On my skin, it lasts pretty well. I have nothing bad to say about that. After a long day I might need to soak off some excess oil with powdered papers, but that’s normal. I don’t expect my foundations to keep my face all matte and perfect all day long. My face is not a doll’s face – it’s a living organ, and I expect it to, you know, live its life even under the foundation.

Okay, I’m getting slightly off track here. I just don’t understand why we want 24 hours of lasting power from our makeup products? Okay, getting even more off track now.

To put it short: this foundation lasts well on my skin, through a normal day. My skin type is combination.

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Here I’m wearing the foundation & I sprayed my face with Beautyblender’s Re-Dew spray, to make it extra glowy.

I think you would like this foundation, if you want something that is

  • lightweight
  • soft matte finish
  • light coverage – or full coverage (you can get both with this!)
  • quite long lasting

Finally, one more thing about the packaging. I like it! I think it’s fun and convenient. Sometimes pipettes can be messy and tricky, but this has worked without problems for me.

I think so far, this is my favorite drugstore foundation.

There are 30 shades available, which is pretty good. My shade is Buff, which is considered neutral. My skin tone is neutral, but still leaning more to yellow though.

 

Shop the foundation:

NYX Total Control Drop Foundation (Ulta)
NYX Total Control Drop Foundation (Lookfantastic)

Have you tried this foundation or are you gonna?

 

Amazing second hand style finds

second hand style bag

second hand style

Collaboration – Zadaa

 

I’ve become a pretty good second hand shopper. I’ve found some great items used. Nowadays I even do most of my shopping from second hand. But not from just any store, because I only use Zadaa.

It’s always a bit scary to open up the packages, but nine out of ten the item fits me like a glove and I do a little victory dance. I’ve surprised myself, actually. But it’s not just about luck. Put me in a physical second hand store and I want to run out of there as quickly as I can. Not finding anything.  But from the app?
I got this.

Second hand style –  outfit

I felt like a million bucks in this outfit, which was all second hand style (minus the pants and shoes).

I’ve been searching for a blazer, that would feel classy, but still girly, and this light pink blazer was the perfect choice with its cute ribbon sleeves. I think oversized blazers are quite trendy right now – and you can count me in on riding that trend. And probably even after, because to me style is not about fashion and trends. Besides that, I managed to find a nice cotton t-shirt and two (!) dream bags, that were practically brand new. I’m in love with the bags. The other is perfect for when I need to have half of my life with me (you know, a water bottle, camera, wallet, makeup, more makeup etc) – and the other is the perfect size for the essentials (phone, wallet, keys, a lipstick ). Oh – and I also found a new green jacket for spring.

And if you were wondering about the glasses – I was working in a cafe and I use glasses when I’m working. I need them for reading. I usually don’t take photos with them though, not sure why. I guess I feel like they don’t always go with my looks? And I’m a bit bored with them (having the same glasses for years now). But yeah, I guess I could wear them for photos every now and then. And no, I haven’t forgotten about the makeup post for glass wearers either. Actually this particular makeup look went great with my glasses.

This time I bought everything from Germany and it was just as easy as shopping from Finland. I picked up the package from my nearest post just like normal. The selection in Germany was great with lots of sport brands like Adidas etc. I know buying something a bit more expensive, like a DKNY bag, might be a bit scary, but Zadaa package comes with an insurance up to 10 000 euros.

If you haven’t installed Zadaa yet, go do it now!

 

Do you like to shop second hand?