The days of mismatching foundation neck lines are a thing of the past with the new shade adjusting drops from The Body Shop! I have never once found a high street foundation that matches my skin tone, and very few high-end at that rate too. Obviously The Body Shop must have heard my cries, and have brought out possibly the most exciting product I’ve come across recently, and that is shade adjusting drops!
I picked up the lightening drops, and to be honest I was a bit sceptical at first. I know my fellow ghosts will understand! The liquid is an off-white shade with white and pink pigments to help neutralise yellowness while lightening, which actually doesn’t affect the consistency of the foundation when mixed together. One drop is roughly equivalent to half a shade lighter, however I tend to use much more than this since I’m quite pale (usually a 50/50 mix – about 4 or 5 drops). The only thing I did pick up on was that because I was mixing it to make quite a pale shade, I noticed brush stroke marks to be more visible. That being said, it is nothing that a little extra care when applying makeup can’t solve.
The lightening drops are best used with light to medium foundation, and how many drops you use just depends on how dark your foundation is to begin with. Once you get the hang of the dropper, it’s not too difficult to use. I usually start off by squirting a pump of foundation onto the back of my hand, and then apply the drops on top mixing it all in evenly with my finger, and finally applying with a brush. All in all the addition of the lightening drops only takes a minute extra to include in the base application, and it’s a minute well worth sacrificing for that perfect foundation shade!
These drops are truly a game-changer, and are now a staple in my daily makeup routine. For those with a deeper skin tone there are also darkening shade adjusting drops, which you could even use to create a contour shade with your existing foundation! The best bit is that these drops can be used by anyone, as we all differ in skin tone depending on what time of the year it is. So instead of throwing out your foundation in winter when you’re cooped up inside and missing out on the sun, just grab a bottle of The Body Shop’s lightening drops! Available for just £10, and trust me, you won’t regret it.