NYX Total Control Drop Foundation Review & Swatches!


A single foundation for all your needs! Whether you’re after sheer coverage for a day full of errands or an ultimate full coverage look for a night of glitz and glam out on the town, the control is all yours, wrapped up into one single bottle!

NYX Total Control Drop Foundation Review

This was my first time trying out a drop foundation like this so I wasn’t too sure what to expect. My first impression was that it is very thin and liquidy so how is it possibly going to provide full coverage? I started with a few drops directly onto the brush and once applied, immediately I saw coverage and was shocked at the intense pigment it packed! I also noticed just how far the product was going. You don’t need much to cover the whole face so i’d recommend starting with a small amount and building from there.

The finish is really beautiful. A very soft, non-drying, non cakey matte finish. As it promises, you can use a little for sheer coverage or build it up for full coverage. It is truly a great versatile foundation.

NYX Total Control Drop Foundation Review

As the formula is very thin, I did experience some streakiness when applying with the brush. However, if you allow the foundation to dry down a bit and go back over it with the brush, you are able to buff out any streaks that may have been left behind. Personally, I most enjoyed applying it with the brush and then gently going over it with my Beauty Blender. This is my preferred method for most foundations and certainly isn’t necessary.ย  However, I wouldn’t recommend applying this foundation directly onto your Beauty Blender as its thin consistency is quickly absorbed by the sponge, leaving nothing for your face… Learn from my mistakes people ๐Ÿ˜‰

I definitely need to set this foundation with a setting powder but once it’s set, I get a good 8 hours of wear before I start to notice things looking a little shifty.

I really enjoy this foundation and not just as a drugstore foundation as I find it quite comparable to some high end foundations. The quality is there, and the price is affordable. ($16.00CAD – $14.00USD)

The Total Control Drop Foundation Brush (sold separately) is an angled synthetic brush that curves slightly inward, allowing it to fit around the natural curves of the face and in hard to reach spots. The brush is very soft, flexible and comfortable on the face, and blends out the foundation well.ย  I found that it did actually blend out the drop foundation better than my dense kabuki brush.

NYX Total Control Drop Foundation Swatches


Available in 24 Shades.

NYX Total Control Drop Foundation: $16.00CAD – $14.00USD
NYX Total Control Drop Foundation Brush: $25.00CAD – $14.00USD

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3 thoughts on “NYX Total Control Drop Foundation Review & Swatches!

  1. Interesting product! I wonder how it wear on me since you know I like that absolute 100% full coverage. Gorgeous product shots too!!

    I just rediscovered my Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation and started using it again the past few days.


  2. This sounds good and I live the range of shades they have available. I’ve never tried a drop foundation but I’ve wondered how well they work, this might have to be one I look at as a first one to try.


  3. I wonder if this foundation would work using fingers to apply? I like these thin watery foundations – they look nearly invisible on the skin! So glad that a more affordable option is available. The one I was eyeing is over $70 ๐Ÿ™‚


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