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Customize your coverage like a pro with our Total Control Drop Foundation! Now available in six more shades to accommodate an even wider range of skin tones, this fan-favorite foundation provides sheer-to-full coverage and a soft matte finish. Use the included glass dropper to fine-tune this velvety-matte formula to your heart's desire. For beautiful application, prep your face with our new Total Control Drop Primer.



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Cyclopentasiloxane, Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Propylene Glycol, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Isododecane, Dimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Propylene Carbonate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol. MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

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Total Control Drop Foundation is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 798.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 95% perfect I got this a few weeks ago at my Ulta store. Its great that NYX finally makes a bottled shade that is pale enough for me (I used to have to use their white pigment cream to lighten up my foundations) and I love how easily it buffs into my skin. Feels like wearing nothing at all and the coverage is truly blendable. The only thing is, being so smooth it tends to settle a BIT in lines and large pores, even with a good primer and setting spray. So I wouldn't call this long-wear but it's definitely good for about a 6-7 hour span if you plan on touching it up after that. Overall I think I've found my new favorite foundation though! And finally one in my color!
Date published: 2016-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! This is a great foundation that won't break the bank!! I looked at the various pictures that were featured, but I had to try a few shades before I found my perfect match. Fortunately, I was more than happy to buy more colors, as I work as a makeup artist. This foundation goes on smooth and really gives you an airbrush finish. I also brought the special brush that can be purchased along with it and I was very happy! I would purchase this again and I would definitely recommend this product to my clients. A little goes a long way so I am confident that it will last for a long time to come!
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Anything but natural When I saw this in Ulta, I quickly grabbed a bottle of the shade alabaster. I was very excited to have a shade that finally matched my fair skin perfectly! I have combination, oily skin, but it is also dehydrated (yes, that is a thing). Unfortunately, this foundation clings to dry patches like nobody's business; moreover, it didn't matter how well I primed my skin because my pores were gigantic! Also, if you have texture, run away, and don't look back. I have never had a foundation show texture on my face the way this did. I tried it with a sponge, a brush, and my fingers, and nothing worked for me. I'm really sad because I wanted this foundation to work so badly.
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrific texture, Chalky finish I had high hopes when purchasing this foundation, based on reviews I had seen elsewhere and the general buzz around the product. I like drop foundations because of the control in coverage they give users. I ordered a bottle of this as soon as it came out, and love how it feels on my skin, as well as how far 2 drops go. What I didn't love was the chalky--not matte, not "powdery", not streaky--finish. I had hoped it was maybe a defective mix in bottle I had purchased here, so I purchased a second at a local retailer. Same result. I have never gotten a chalky appearance from any foundation before. Would not recommend.
Date published: 2017-01-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Matte I bought this several months ago. I am albino(in my skin, not hair or eyes if anyone is wondering), and this is the lightest shade I've ever found (I however still have to mix it with a lot of white foundation, but I have tried to wear it alone). Buildable coverage for sure, beautiful finish. I would advise against powdering anywhere except oily areas as this is already very Matte on me. I find that when I powder this it emphasizes dry patches, (I have dry skin) but as long as I don't powder and use a setting spray I love love love the finish and coverage. I wore this to my formal and it lasted through a night of sweaty dancing and looked flawless in pictures.
Date published: 2017-04-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from very matte I bought this a couple months back after seeing everyone on sns rave about it. I have oily/combo skin that mostly leans oily on my t-zone. I have some hormonal acne on my cheeks, and acne scarring on my temples, so I definitely have some texture to my skin. This foundation is extremely matte, and picks up on any texture you may have. It also has a tendency to break up around the nose, and settle in expression lines. I've tried it with all different primers from the smashbox silicon primer to the touch in sol primer and moisturizers, but I constantly get the same results. The concept is cool, but I won't continue using it or purchase it again.
Date published: 2018-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Shade of Foundation Yet All my other foundations make me look "dead". but this one matches my neck color. At first when I opened the package I did a swatch on my hand and it was too dark but you have to let it oxidate. Next morning (today) I applied it and thought it was too red but once I applied all my makeup everything just came together perfectly. I didn't even have to color correct and still got a full coverage look and used the NYX Conceal.Correct.Contour palette in deep for my undereye area.
Date published: 2017-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Product for a Natural Look I have spent a long time looking for foundation that I really liked but they never met my expectations. I decided to try this drop foundation because it was something new and there were many different shades. I bought this product online so I used NYX's online "Find Your Foundation Match" and it recommended Light Ivory. I use this product by putting a few drops on the back of my hand then applying it to my face with the Drop Foundation Brush. I must say that I was rather impressed with this product. Light Ivory was the perfect shade for my light skin so that was awesome. The product itself is light with no orangey undertone most liquid foundations have. When it dries it feels like a powder consistency and it feels like you have nothing on your face. I really like this product because I like a natural look. This foundation allows for your natural skin to show through which I really enjoy. Other products blend easily with the foundation, like a powdered blush, as well. This is definitely my most favorite foundation and will be buying it again!
Date published: 2017-01-14
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I am shade “Vanilla” in this foundation. What powder & shade would go with this?

Asked by: HavenD
HI HavenD! Thank you so much for your interest in our Total Control Drop Foundation! We hope you try the shades Alabaster. Porcelain, or Ivory in our #NOFILTER Finishing Powder to deliver a soft and flawless finish! We hope this information is helpful in finding your perfect match!
Answered by: NYX Professional Makeup
Date published: 2019-03-11

Is this an oil based foundation? Trying to figure out how to get it out of fabric

Asked by: Kaiter
Hey there Kaiter! We are very sorry to hear about your experience. Our Total Control Drop Foundation does not claim to be oil-free. We hope this helps!
Answered by: NYX Professional Makeup
Date published: 2019-02-12

I am the shade 3w2 cashew in the estee Lauder double wear. Can you tell me what shade in nyx is the closest to that color?

Asked by: QueeshaTaya
Hi there! Thank you for contacting NYX Professional! We appreciate your interest in our Total Drop Foundation. Unfortunately, it is difficult to provide you with your best shade match through this type of communication, please visit a store for proper color matching! We hope you find your perfect foundation shade soon!
Answered by: NYX Professional Makeup
Date published: 2018-10-02

I’m a freelance makeup artist and which foundation is good to purchase ? Nyx professional HD? And should I get all the shades or get a specific three to mix and match?

Asked by: Jeeha
Hi Jeeha! We appreciate you reaching out to us! We are so happy to hear you are looking to use some of our products! Please note that we make different foundations for various skin types and skin concerns. Therefore it depends on what your clients are looking for in their foundation. Our HD STUDIO PHOTOGENIC FOUNDATION is a great start! This foundation comes in 20 different shades and uses light-diffusing technology to enhance the appearance of silky-smooth skin. View it here: We hope you get a chance to try them and love them as much as we do!
Answered by: NYX Professional Makeup
Date published: 2018-09-13

In the Nars All Day Luminous weightless foundation I am the shade syracuse. What shade would be close to that for the NYX Total Control Drop Foundation? 

Asked by: K23F
Hey K23F! We are so excited to hear you are looking to try our Total Control Drop Foundation! We would like to recommend taking a look at shades Medium Olive and Buff. Take a peek at these shades in your local store to ensure they match you well. We hope you get to try it out and love it as much as we do!
Answered by: NYX Professional Makeup
Date published: 2018-09-10

Can you use it with an airbrush machine?

Asked by: Lainy95
Hi Lainy95! Thank you so much for reaching out to Maybelline! The Total Control Drop Foundation has not been tested to be used with an airbrush machine. We recommend putting a few drops of the foundation on the back of your hand and applying the product on your face with a makeup sponge or our Total Control Drop Foundation Brush. You can check out the brush here: We hope this information is helpful!
Answered by: NYX Professional Makeup
Date published: 2018-08-29

Is this foundation good for dry skin?

Asked by: Renee1609
Hi Renee1609! Our Total Control Drop Foundation has a velvety matte finish. if you prefer a satin finish we would like to recommend our HD Studio Photogenic Foundation which uses light-diffusing technology to enhance the appearance of silky-smooth skin. We hope this was helpful!
Answered by: NYX Professional Makeup
Date published: 2018-07-30

If I use shade Medium Beige in your stay matte but not flat foundation what shade should I get for this foundation? 

Asked by: Liizbeth
Hi there! It can be difficult to find an exact shade match based on this type of communication. Please take a look at our shade finder tool! You can follow the link below: We hope this helps!
Answered by: NYX Professional Makeup
Date published: 2018-07-13
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