NYX Total Control Drop Foundation Review

NYX Total Control Drop Foundation Review 

What is it:

A light weight liquid foundation that claims to provide buildable, lightweight coverage with a natural look

First Impression:

To say I didn’t like this product is an understatement. In fact, I used it once, took it off immediately and returned it. I was really let down by this product. The online reviews were good and influencers were raving about it, so I figured let’s give it a try. Before I get into the break down, let’s talk about my skin type.


I have very fair skin, NC 15 in MAC, slight texture around my cheeks and very light breaks outs on my chin. Also, I get some redness on my cheeks and chin. I tend to wear a light to medium coverage foundation and opt for a lightweight formula due to my texture. I usually love drop foundations because they give me a lightweight, flawless finish. Now, onto the product.



This foundation came in the typical dropped bottle. It had a bit of a frosted affected which I thought was beautiful. Overall, nothing special about the packaging; just what you would expect from a dropper foundation.



This was expensive for a drugstore foundation. I picked mine up at Target for about $14, which is about double the price of drugstore foundations. You get 0.43 fl oz in this bottle, while most liquid foundations contain 1oz.



This formula was very disappointing; I can’t get over it. I applied this to my skin after priming with Maybelline Baby face primer (my go to) and then used a brush to blend it in.


First, let’s talk about the color. I picked up the shade Porcelain which swatches as a perfect match to my skin. However, when I applied it all over my face I looked ghostly pale. Next, this made my skin look cakey and heavy, as if I applied a full coverage foundation and didn’t blend. But, there was barely any coverage. I could still see my acne and redness as well as my emphasized texture. This was a very bad foundation for me and I removed it immediately. There was no way to fix the appearance of it and everything I did seemed to make it worse.


Final Thoughts:

I would not call this a buildable foundation since it caked up with one light layer. I also wouldn’t call this lightweight for the same reason and the fact it emphasized my texture. There may be a wide range of colors, but it does not look the same applies to the face, which is something to be cautious of. If you have dry skin or texture, I would skip this foundation.

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