NYX Cosmetics – Total Control Drop Foundation Review

Hello my pumpkins and welcome back!

Today I am reviewing NYX’s drop foundation and the brush that goes with it, focusing more on the foundation, of course!

Before diving into this review, I just wanted to apologize for my absence, I haven’t been active on wordpress, not been liking or commenting on any of your posts because I am in Spain and I don’t always have access to wifi. Moreover, the trip has been hectic, we’ve been going from one city to another with no rest whatsoever!



This foundation comes in a transparent glass bottle and has a dropper to apply the foundation, which I think is very cool. On the front of the bottle, there’s written the name of the foundation and brand in French and English and the amount of products this glass bottle contains. In the back, the ingredients as well as additional information about where it was made is written. By the way, the writings are in 3D and some letters have already started to fade away, which sucks!

The packaging feels and looks very fancy and high-end. I like the dropper because it is cleaner and it allows you to control the amount of foundation you put on your face [one drop = sheer, two drops = medium, three drops =full-coverage]. I also like the fact that the bottle is kind of transparent [matte] because that way I can see the shade I got.

So this foundation retails for 14$ and is available in 24 shades which I think is great for a drugstore brand but only contains 13ml of products. Are you serious? that’s like nothing. Regular foundation should contain at least 30ml of products! I am pretty disappointed in that matter.


This foundation has a velvet/matte finish and like I previously said, is buildable. Therefore, you can easily choose the kind of coverage you want without having to buy 3 different foundations!

I personally, loved the finish of this foundation but not with the brush it comes with [number 22].

I hated how this foundation looked with that brush, my skin looked patchy, old and the foundation did not apply evenly and smoothly. Nevertheless, with a beauty blender, the finish looked amazing and it evenly covered my discoloration and acne scars. Furthermore, the foundation is very long-lasting and doesn’t look cakey at the end of the day.

By the way, the foundation comes out very liquidy but as soon as you blend it in, it dries to a beautiful velvet finish and according to LeaHD [lebanese beauty blogger] this foundation is the dupe for the Georgia Armani luminous silk foundation.


If you want to use it with the brush, you simply have to drop the foundation directly into the brush then blend it on your skin but like I said, I didn’t like this method.

What I do is that I apply three drops on my face [one on my left cheek, one on my right cheek and one on my forehead] then I blend everything in with a damp beauty blender. If I want a fuller coverage, I add three more drops! 


I love the finish and packaging of this foundation so I will definitely re-purchase this product and I definitely encourage you to buy it but the only downside is that there’s only 13ml of products, why?

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  1. October 29, 2017 / 10:03 am

    I love how lightweight this foundations appears, and I’ve been hearing so many good things about this. But seriously 13 ml is just not enough :/

  2. October 29, 2017 / 11:57 am

    I love the packaging of this foundation and have heard so many good reviews on it. I definitely want to give it a try. but yeah 13 ml is so less , even the bottle looks so small in the pictures! Anyhow, great review and hope you’re having an amazing time in Spain! xx

  3. October 29, 2017 / 11:59 am

    13ml is such a down side! Less than half of normal foundations! Lovely review though, ,I’m looking for a new foundation and I was interested in this one but for that price 13ml isn’t enough for me 😀 Have fun in Spain darling xx

  4. October 29, 2017 / 12:11 pm

    I have that brush too and had a similar experience. It made my skin patchy with a different foundation. I thought I was doing something wrong! I’ve always been curious about the NYX Drop Foundation. Great Review 🙂

  5. Makeup by Erin
    October 29, 2017 / 5:09 pm

    I haven’t tried this one yet! The amount of product is ridiculous!

  6. October 29, 2017 / 5:34 pm

    Spain sounds fun!! Love the way this foundation looks! I like a matte or velvet finish so it sounds right up my alley!

  7. October 29, 2017 / 10:34 pm

    Ooh the packaging looks so nice! I may have to try this out one day! Great post xx

  8. October 30, 2017 / 10:26 am

    I really want to try this foundation, shame about the amount you get though that’s ludicrous! Love your review x

  9. October 30, 2017 / 1:13 pm

    I’m so glad you reviewed this! I’ve been wondering about this foundation for so long. The size of it definitely puts me off. Do you find that you use this up quickly? Or do you think it will last your quite a while (compared to a normal foundation) despite the size? x

    • October 30, 2017 / 10:56 pm

      Idk yet, i’ve only been using it for a few weeks and i don’t use it often! But i will let you know!! Thanks for passing by ☺️☺️☺️