The number one makeup disaster, no matter your skin tone or age, is a mis-matched foundation. With flourescent lights and over zealous in-store assistants, it’s easy to pick up what you think it the perfect shade but actually get it home to discover it’s some unsightly shade of orange. Perfectly matching your skin to a base colour is tricky business – and that’s before we’ve even taken into account the changing seasons and impact of sunny days on our complexions. I’ll bet that at any one time you have a portfolio of foundations that just don’t quite match, leaving them lingering at the back of your makeup storage for yet another day when they’ll miraculously become the right tone for you. Well don’t fret, because one little bottle of magic potion could solve all your base worries… And it only costs a tenner!
The Body Shop may not be as well known for their makeup as their
pampering body lotions, but helpful products like these Shade Adjusting Drops prove they’re a
force to be reckoned with. This lightweight creamy texture can be mixed
with any foundation to help lighten and brighten a formula, putting
control back in your hands and ensuring a professional finish. The Adjusting Drops are quite pigmented so you only a need a little, but you simply mix on the back of your hand using a finger or brush and apply as normal.
Until now this kind of product has only been available through high-end or professional brands, having been somewhat of an industry secret than ensures a perfect match; it’s great to see someone so ‘high street’ dabbling in under-the-radar concepts that can really make a difference on a daily basis. You can even use the drops alone as a highlighter or contouring tool, as the creamy texture smooths over skin to leave it looking fabulous. The application technique and product itself isn’t rocket science, but it’s definitely worth having a bottle of this within your reportoire – because you never know when it may save your bacon.
Do you like the sound of Shade Adjusting Drops? Have you ever had any foundation colour disasters?
The Body Shop ‘Shade Adjusting Drops‘ are available in lightening and darkening shades, priced £10.00 each.
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