Rated 4.03 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Nice buildable but not ideal for dry skin
To start off I really did like the ability to build the coverage of this foundation. Even though its described as being sheer, you still need to be VERY careful with your color match. The color I received with a tad too light and even with the minimum drops, it still far too much coverage and really lightened my overall skin tone.
It was best applied with the fingertips and then blended out with a sponge. It sets pretty quickly so I would recommend doing small areas at a time. I would also highly recommend using over a primer to make it blend easier. The foundation also seemed to mellow out a bit once it oxidizes which was helpful.
My only issue with the Pro Drops was that even though it was described as a Demi-matte finish, it felt like a true matte when dry. I have very dry skin, and even after my intensive moisturizing and priming, the foundation still managed to settle in ever crack in my skin. It was probably not noticeable from far away, but it was enough to bother me slightly. I would absolutely adore this foundation if it came in a dewy/hydrating formula/finish.
Overall, I did enjoy this foundation, and would consider purchasing in a proper color match. I would try to add a bit of a serum or liquid highlight to help make it a bit more hydrating.
Most Helpful Critical Review nyx pro drops review
Firstly I am so glad I was one of the first few to try this product!! I was very excited to try it because I love the original total control. When it comes to this product, it is still as liquidy as the original. But when it comes to the finish, this is definitely far more matte than the original, and quite transfer proof even though it does not claim to be. This also seems to have a lot more coverage than the original like I can achieve a full coverage look with just 2 drops! I get more coverage when I use a brush with this foundation however with the brush, my face looks very cakey and patchy and it looks unblended. However when I use a blender it look a lot more flawless and almost airbrushed but the then no matter what sponge I use, the coverage is not there with just 2 drops. I need to use more product with a sponge. And first applying wit a brush and then going over it with a sponge is not the same. I definitely do like the finish of this and if I had to pick between the original and the new, i would pick this one because its so much more long lasting and matte but still has a glow! I would give a 3.5 stars if I could.
Reviewed by 357 customers So Far So Good
Asia from New Jersey
I like a more natural look and this does the trick. Two to three drops on a flat buffer brush provides the perfect amount of coverage - and the price doesn't hurt!
NOT FOR NEUTRAL PAAAALE SKIN
light pale not for pale people from dallas
Lightest color Ive used it before and it oxidizes and becomes darker little more yellow looked pretty bad on my prom night. This happened years ago and I just remembered today that THIS was the foundation that did that to me so I thought Id share. If you are extremely pale this isnt for you
love the formula and
nicolek72 from undisclosed
love the formula and consistency. buildable coverage and doesn't make your skin look very cakey.
Not as great as I thought it would be!!
Carissa from Wilmington, North Carolina
I love a ton of nyx base products, and I absolutely love dermablend drop foundation, so I figured this would be a good alternative. I did not care for it at all. It is very lightweight, but it just looked patchy, and cling to dry patches. An you have to be very careful of the primer you use with it. I have been using it to mix in with other foundations that are too light coverage, or too dark, but it's just not my favorite at all!
Jena from 21740
This is by far the best foundation I have ever used! I love how smooth it is and how it turns to a powdery texture! Love it
Perfect for my skin!
Snakemom from Indiana
As a Latina, I often have a hard time finding the right foundation shade. This foundation is a perfect way to get an even and perfect complexion without looking ashy or cakey. I recommend it to everyone.
I will buy this again over the more expensive Illia !
Micatee from Streetsboro, Ohio
I will buy it again! I love it!
Unable to find my color, disappointed!
Ed from Florida
Unable to find my color/ sold out/ disappointed
Love this foundation (READ IF YOU ARE OLIVE TONED)
Liv from Chicago
This foundation is the only thing that doesn't break me out or make my cystic acne worse. It feels so nice putting it on, it is literally so light feeling. Truly is full coverage if you put a lot of drops so that's nice. Also, I have pale olive skin in the winter and tan olive skin in the summer (I'm italian & irish and the undertone of my skin is green, so that's why I'm olive). The issue with this foundation is that it tends to have somewhat yellow undertones, even though I use the most neutral shades. So what I do, is I mix in a bit of the nyx green color correcting liquid primer and it helps make the foundation match my olive undertone better! 10/10 recommend this for anyone who is olive.
sits in pores
ausibirch from nh
I loved the original NYX drop foundation so I thought I'd give this a try... it is not good... AT ALL. it shows every pore and line. As much as you blend and blend it doesn't come out even...
I will be returning.
Decent for the price
Megan from Michigan
I've been using this for well over a year and it's fairly decent for the price. The only issues I've had are it doesn't provide full coverage, it's light to medium coverage and even with a silicone sponge, you have to use a decent amount. I definitely prefer this over the Can't Stop, Won't Stop foundation because this doesn't dry your skin out or make it look flaky the way CSWS does.
Sadly the foundation I
meowitshoda from undisclosed
Sadly the foundation I got wasn't a good match, but that was on my part. Trying this foundation on my skin, it fell into every tiny crevice and dry patch I had. It brought out my texture. I like the idea of building up to full coverage but this was so liquid ￼that it can get everywhere from the dropper if you're not careful.
GenuinelyGlam from Marysville,WA
goes on smooth and weightless. buildable. perfect for highlight or mix with liquid foundation. soft finish with no dry crusty or orange.
jazcjones from undisclosed
i love how smoothe it turns out and how creamy it feels. it blends very well with everything including skin and other make up
Velvety smooth Finish
aminar1 from undisclosed
NYX Total Control foundation is a liquid foundation that spreads very easily. It has a smooth medium coverage finish that I was able to make a little heavier with another application, making it true to its name!
Just a few drops?!
beautyxbria from undisclosed
I was completely shocked by this foundation! Not only does it look like my skin but you can control the coverage as well. I like versatile products - you can be natural or as beat as you want. Plus, it's affordable! The shade I had (nutmeg) wasn't quite my color but I made it work. It blended easily and looks great! I would definitely try this again just with a better shade match.
Will not sweat off but is clay like
trinid1 from undisclosed
I received this complimentary product for my honest review. The color of the foundation was a lighter color than caramel. The product sets rather quickly. My preference is a sponge as opposed to the brush. Which allows you to spread thw foundation faster. It is not buildable. The product looked very clayish and cake-ish. The only plus is the foundation will not budge. I tried washing off which only smudges the foundation. I used the Garnier Micellar Cleansing water and it came off. It gets a 2 star because it is not a product I would consider purchasing. I like my foundation to be movable and to set in a natural look. This was very matte and cake like.
parkerkl7072 from undisclosed
This product just seems like a regular formula with unique packaging. I like the ability to place the formula where you want and build on that but I also think you can do that with any formula. I wouldn't go out and buy this again. If anything I would reuse the bottle for other foundations I use.
veroxver0 from undisclosed
This foundation￼ gives you a flawless Matte look￼ it's a simple bottle it it will last you about two months I will recommend everyone around me to get it and I will purchase this I believe it is affordable and found at a drugstore￼￼￼
jennifermxs from undisclosed
These drops are so light you barely feel them on your face! What I like is that i can mix it in with a foundation that's either too light or dark. By itself gives a very nice finish, you can't even notice it's there so not cakey AT ALL. The only thing I would say is that if you have dry skin, moisturize a lot before applying because it can cling to some dry patches. Other than that, great product!
rysiah from undisclosed
The drops are pretty good! They aren't super full coverage, and the liquid format isn't my favorite, but for the price point it's solid. I'd recommend it, but it wouldn't be a go-to for me.
light and buildable!
laurenschroederr from undisclosed
As a Clinique die-hard, I was pleasantly surprised by this product! It's buildable, but not cakey and the packaging is super cute! MOST important, it didn't irritate my SUPER sensitive skin, which is a huge win in my book.
NYX Total Control Pro Drops Foundation
jazminr21 from undisclosed
The NYX Total Control Drops Foundation is a light to build able coverage. You can build it as much coverage a person want. It is easy to blend with either a brush or sponge. I would recommend this foundation who wants any type of coverage.
Lightweight and buildable
pgnangel from undisclosed
This is my first time using any drop foundation. The color I received was near perfect, and that's a challenge itself. I've always had such a difficult time finding my shade so to receive the right color on the first try was exciting.
The drops themselves separate often so I always have to shake before use. The liquid is very runny, learning how to apply it to my face was a challenge. I found buffing it on with a brush and then doing a pass over with a beauty sponge gave me the best application. First application is light coverage but easily buildable to medium. I haven't tried to build to full coverage but I haven't had the need to. The texture remains very skin-like with maybe a very slight satin finish. I found it to be decently long lasting with minimal transfer to my mask. This is quickly becoming one of my favorite foundations for it's lightweight and natural finish. I will absolutely be purchasing this again!
sandeannk from undisclosed
I was sooo excited to receive this! it goes on so smoothly and last about 8 hours straight for me. it's not cakey at all. I can't wait for my other family members to try. would definitely recommend n buy