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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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For most recent ingredient list, please refer to packaging.

 

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).

How To Use It

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Take your coverage from sheer to full as you continue to add drops. Apply and blend using the Total Control Drop Foundation Brush for a stunning finish.

Reviews

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cool Bought it like one year ago, and is good. Same tone of my skin, a good coverage and i don't need to use too much. It dries fast, and the best way to spread the product is using a powdersetting brush or blender.
Date published: 2019-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Matches my skin perfectly! There's a sense of joy that you get when you finally find a foundation that not only matches your skin perfectly but blends well and feels great on your skin! And this foundation is it! I absolutely love it! It is matte but not too matte or dry. Depending on your application you can use less drops for a more natural look, addore drops for total coverage. Just buy it!
Date published: 2019-05-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Something wrong with the formula I bought two different shades of this foundation thinking I selected something too dark, but no it’s the exact same with the lighter shade. They both turn orange after being blended out. I wasted 28$+, thinking it was my mistake, but no there’s something wrong with the formula.
Date published: 2019-04-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Make sure it's the right color I first tried Vanilla because I do have a golden undertone to my skin but the yellow was very strong on me. I really loved the feel of the product - lightweight, easy to blend, long lasting. So I went back and switched to Nude and it's perfect! The good thing is that there are quite a few shades and it's pretty affordable. But try a few shades in the store and save yourself some frustration.
Date published: 2019-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this!!!! This is literally my favorite foundation! I have had problems with other foundations matching my skin tone or being too cakey.This product goes on so easily and looks airbrushed so you forget that youre wearing foundation. My new go to fav!
Date published: 2019-04-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Definitely not my shade. I wanted to love this product unfortunately I purchased the wrong shade. It does have potential, lovely smooth matte finish. It does oxidize quickly.
Date published: 2019-04-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Takes a while but I now love it!! It took me a while to figure out how to best apply this as I commonly use a normal foundation brush or a silisponge and I found that because it is very thin liquid it left it streaky. Now I drop some on the back of my hand and then tap it onto my face using my fingers and it works brilliantly!! It’s like a second skin!!
Date published: 2019-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hidden gem! Okay, so first and foremost, I can see why a lot of people don't like this foundation. It initially comes off as watery and super sheer upon first application. However, this foundation is absolutely a holy grail for oily-skinned people who want sheer to medium coverage - something that does NOT exist in the current market at any price point. I have oily, porous skin and it is a chore trying to find foundation that won't break, crack, slide off, or cake. I live in the humid South, and I can tell you I put this foundation to the TEST. I put ONE layer on usually, with a beauty blender and bam. It's a your-skin-but-better look. I wesr it usually 10-12 hours per day, and while everything else may have faded, my skin still looks great. I have used it with and without primer, and to be honest the application was the same either way. If you're looking for a dewy foundation or something full coverage don't worry, because 99% of foundation is made for you. However, if you're an oilslick kind of person like I am, this is definitely something you want to try.
Date published: 2019-03-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Cakey It looks fine from far away but close up it looks cakey, it doesn’t blend in well and does not cover well
Date published: 2019-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My fave foundation Love the foundation with just a little I get great coverage
Date published: 2019-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coverage I was long time looking for foundation which lasts all day and makes great coverage without making spots on my skin or making my skin look unnatural. I can say that this product comply all my ideas about perfect foundation. It has high coverage, long lasting result and the colour perfectly fits to my skin.
Date published: 2019-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent This is the best foundation I've ever used and I love it.
Date published: 2019-03-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I love it Okay so when i tried it first I did not like it. I have dry skin and it stuck to all my flakies really bringing all the attention to my dry spots. However I tried applying a thick layer of moisturizer, waiting a few minutes and then applying with a wet sponge. The issue is solved! Another problem is that it is not really buildable, it can be light covarage and like maybe a medium at most. I have pigment spots, nothing crazy, and no matter how many layers I cake on, they still peak through. Why do I keep buying in then? I found the perfect shade for me, it gives me a natural finish, it is not cakey, it doesn’t break me out (which I am prone to) and I don’t really mind that my spots show, it still makes my skin look a lot better. Oh and the packaging!! I LOVE the matte little bottle. So cute
Date published: 2019-03-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works great! I bought this for an actress I did makeup for on set of a film and kept it for myself afterwards...the shade is too light for my face, however, I've been using it as concealer under my eyes, and it works great! Really leaves the under eyes super bright and awake,
Date published: 2019-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Products! As Always! I bought my basic needed makeup items, all were good expect my foundation doesn’t match me way to light. Everything else is perfect though. I even got a gift with my purchase a NYX beauty blender. I am loving that!
Date published: 2019-02-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Olive undertones This foundation is way too matte and drying for me, but I've been using it with a hefty amount of oil mixed in because it is fungal acne safe, and 6.5 nude is actually a great undertone match (but it's REALLY PALE, I mix it with some 10.5 i think). Great for oily skin, good for fungal acne.
Date published: 2019-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprisingly great! Upon seeing the texture and thinness of this product, I assumed it wasn’t going to be great or long lasting as I have dark circles under my eyes. I was wrong in both accounts. The formula is like water (which is a nice change from the foundations that feel like paste for full coverage!), but stays for those long days and gives full coverage! I think it’s my new favorite. Please don’t go chaging the ingredients on me!! Lol... I have medium/olive skin that is dry. I moisturizer day and night and it is regulated. This was a pleasant surprise!
Date published: 2019-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I don't wear foundation My skin hates foundation. It always looks awful no matter what moisturizer I use or primer. So for a long time I just stopped wearing any foundation at all. I settled for concealing my under eyes and blemishes and the doing the rest of my makeup as I normally would. I don't know why I decided to buy this foundation. I had tried it a year or so ago and hated. I tried it again and used a real techniques sponge to apply it and I have never been more in love with a product. I can go for sheer to almost full coverage and it still looks great! I don't have to set it other than on my nose and chin because I somehow rub my foundation off there even though I don't touch my face... This foundation looks like skin. It's practically undetectable on my face. Now, it's not perfect. If I put too much around my smile lines and don't set it well, it will settle. Compared to everything else I have tried that makes me look oily or cakey and crusty, I have to give this five stars. I cannot and will not wear any other foundation. A little goes a very long way and I will definitely repurchase this when I run out. I don't know what I will do if this product gets discontinued. Holy Grail product for me. And the fact that it is small and I can throw it in a makeup bag when I have to do my makeup on the go is another huge plus. If you haven't tried this product with a damp sponge, you are missing out!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2019-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Soul mate I have normal skin. Not to dry not to oliy. I feel like I tried almost every reasonable priced foundation there is. The foundation didn’t feel heavy or light the perfect coverage a lot of shades so it was easy to find my winter foundation. The price is amazing!! Having a big family I sometime feel guilty spending makeup but definitely not with this brand the quality is amazing.
Date published: 2019-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features I bouth this tow months ago, And Im in love with the products
Date published: 2019-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everyday Wear Foundation I have been buying this foundation for about a year now, and I don't have plans on changing any time soon. I love this foundation! I love that it is buildable so some days I can wear less, or some days I can wear more if I have some breakouts. The color is fabulous! The best color match to my skin in a long time! I wear it with NYX No Filter Powder. I do not like to touch up my makeup during the day, and with this, I don't have to either. I have used other products in the past from other makeup companies that cost me twice as much and they weren't even this good of a quality. It is not heavy, not cake-y, it is light, with great coverage!!
Date published: 2019-01-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Foundation! I'm very new when it comes to makeup, and I haven't tried that many different brands of foundation, but the NYX Total Control Drop Foundation is the first to match my skin tone AND not cause me to break out as much.
Date published: 2019-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love love love!!! Bought this product and so happy I did I love the full coverage it gives u !!! Love how it blends in nice and smooth definitely recommend
Date published: 2019-01-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product! I bought their foundation a while ago and I was so happy to have finally found my foundation shade. It has full coverage and stays on for a while!!
Date published: 2019-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coverage I have a lot of acne and acne scars. This foundation blends well and easy to apply and stayed on all day.
Date published: 2019-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coverage I bought this foundation a couple months ago and it really gives me great control on the amount of coverage I want. It evenly spreads for light coverage, and is easily buildable if I want some heavier coverage. It also evens out my complexion and makes my skin glow!
Date published: 2019-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FINALLY a foundation that works for me! I am 21 and I have normal skin but oily in the t-zone, and I get the occasional break out but for the most part my skin is pretty good. You'd think for someone with my type of skin it wouldn't be that hard to find a nice foundation but unfortunately, it has been. This foundation is a call from heaven in my eyes!!! When it says it' a velvet matte finish, they ain't lying! It doesn't transfer even when you don't set it but it doesn't feel like I'm wearing any foundation. It's buildable coverage which is great but with a few drops it is pretty low coverage but EASILY buildable and covers my acne scars I have around my chin. The best thing about it is that it doesn't look caked which says a lot because even though my skin doesn't have many problems it is TEXTURED. The only thing I will say that is negative is if you're a full coverage gal, you're going to go the product quicker than others. I'm so excited to keep wearing this!!!
Date published: 2019-01-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Go2Foundation I would rate this foundation 5 stars but I’ve dropped and broken a couple bottles. I only wish it came in a plastic container, otherwise five star.
Date published: 2019-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! I bought this about a month ago and I really love it! The coverage is just what I was looking for! If you are in need of a full coverage foundation, look no further, this is the one for you.
Date published: 2019-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from drop I've been using this instead of my usual Lancome for about six months now and I love it. Much better price point, buildable coverage. It lasts pretty well into my day as long as I bake.
Date published: 2019-01-11
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Q&A

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Hello!I I have rosacea.Can I use this foundation?

Asked by: Violetta
Hi there! Thank you for reaching out about Total Control Drop Foundation! 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. We hope this description helps you to know if this is the perfect foundation for you!
Answered by: NYX Professional Makeup
Date published: 2019-06-14

Hello. I learned that NYX is a L'Oréal/MAC product. I am accustomed to MAC but it left me very oily especially in summer months. So my question would be is the total control good for oily skin? What primer would be good with this?

Asked by: EJFra
Hi there! Thank you for your interest in our products. If your skin type is oily we would suggest to look at a matte foundation, we recommend to take a look at our Stay Matte Not Flat liquid Foundation ! Stay Matte But Not Flat Liquid Foundation provides full coverage with a mineral enriched matte finish and accommodates more skin tones than ever before. The oil-free and water-based formula is perfect for both day and nighttime wear.To view this foundation here is a link http://tinyurl.com/y2jh5ajy. We hope this recommendation is helpful!
Answered by: NYX Professional Makeup
Date published: 2019-05-31

What is the best blush to use with the vanilla foundation? 

Asked by: Acakes13
Hi there! Thank you for your interest in our products! We suggest to take a look at our best selling blush our High Definition Blush! A high definition lightweight blush that blends evenly. This vibrant and silky blush delivers a beautiful flush of color and is paraben free. To view this product here is a link with more information http://tinyurl.com/y4hshqve. We hope you love this product as much as we do!
Answered by: NYX Professional Makeup
Date published: 2019-05-31

Which undertone does the colour TCDF05 (light/clair) have? Your website says two different undertones. The shade finder says cool, but when you put it in your cart, it says light with neutral undertone.

Asked by: SarahDK
Hello there! Thank you for reaching out about our total Control Drop Foundation! Shade TCDF05 is a neutral undertone shade. This fan-favorite foundation provides sheer-to-full coverage and a soft matte finish. We hope this information is helpful!
Answered by: NYX Professional Makeup
Date published: 2019-05-31

I tried and fell in love with shade HDF106 natural beige in the HD foundation and it looks like you don’t have it anymore. What would be the best comparable shade in this product?

Asked by: Afitzhugh
Hi there! Thank you for reaching out. We are so happy to hear you are interested in our Total Control Drop Foundation! Unfortunately, it is difficult to provide you with a suitable 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: 2019-05-15

I am in shade soft beige what concealer and power should I go with

Asked by: Thusrday101
Hi Thusrday101! We recommend to use our Shade Finder on our website. This tool will give you an accurate recommendation. You can find it here https://www.nyxcosmetics.com/foundation-finder.html. Thank you!
Answered by: NYX Professional Makeup
Date published: 2019-05-15

I use your can’t stop won’t stop in mahogany. Will mahogany work in this too?

Asked by: Chan
Hi there! Thanks for reaching out. Choosing your perfect shade can be difficult through this sort of communication, but we want to help in the best way we can! Follow this link http://tinyurl.com/y3bpwhk5, to use our shade finder to assist you in finding your perfect match!
Answered by: NYX Professional Makeup
Date published: 2019-05-14

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
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