Finally my pale skinned prayers have been answered with The Body Shop Australia releasing a range of Shade Adjusting Drops! There is a Lightening shade as well as a Darkening shade so now we can really match our foundations too a tee – wooohooo!
Today I’m only talking about the Lightening Drops because I’ve only tested these out. They’re designed for gals, like me, with light to medium skin tones who often struggle to find foundation shades light enough. Alot of the time affordable foundations – I’m looking at you Rimmel – can pull dark or oxidise making it impossible to go the budget option without having the blend down your neck for days. Essentially the formulation is made up of white and pink pigments so that helps neutralise the yellowness already in foundations. A little goes a long way so just a few drops help to lighten almost instantly.
I’ve used it with a bunch of my favourite foundations offerings from Laura Mercier, NARS, Rimmel and Gorgeous Cosmetics and I haven’t run into any issues with the product not mixing or performing as it should. It does alter the texture of your foundation making it slightly thicker is consistency however on the skin you don’t notice that difference. You’ll also be glad to note I’ve not noticed any negative wear differences when using it which was a huge concern of mine but luckily it seems to be undetectable once on the skin.
It sounds crazy doesn’t it? But there is one big problem with this product and that is the packaging. It’s an eyelet dropper that is absolutely rubbish and I’ve spoken to others that use and they’ve had exactly the same problem. For some reason the dropper doesn’t like cooperating when it comes to dispensing any product. It’s a huge flaw in the product and hopefully The Body Shop will replace it soon enough. Apart from that it is a product I recommend, just not if you have anger issues haha!
Have you tried any shade adjusting drops? What were your thoughts?
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