Hair & Beauty

The Product You Need To Add To Your Make-up Bag Right Now

By Bree Nowland
15th Jan 2016

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Can’t find a foundation perfect for your skin? Find yourself needing to give your makeup bag an overhaul between winter and summer? Want a flawless, glowing complexion (and just between us… sometimes end up looking more like a cake-face rather than a Victoria’s Secret angel)? If you answered yes to any of these questions, well, we’ve found a pretty damn special product that might just be the answer to your foundation woes! They’re called foundation drops, and they’re about to be BIG beauty news!

Gone are the days of spending hours trying to find the perfect shade of foundation from a selection of three shades, only to leave disappointed that you matched the colour of your palm, rather than your actual face… Personalisation is all the rage at the moment (hello monogrammed errry-thing)—so why shouldn’t we be customising our makeup for our very own skin?! Sitting on the fence as to whether you need foundation drops in your life? Let us convince you.

What exactly are foundation drops?

Foundation drops are a form of foundation (and sometimes skincare, too!). They come in pipette style droppers, dispensing only a tiny amount of product at a time (tiny amounts are all you need). They are highly concentrated and are designed to be mixed with a plethora of different products that you already own—everything and anything that you apply to your face will work, from moisturisers to foundation to BB cream to sunscreen. They’re all designed to do different things, from changing the colour of your foundation to adding pigment and coverage to your moisturiser or sunscreen.

So, why do I need them?

Foundation drops can be added to and used to customise SO many products that are already in your beauty bag. Have a favourite foundation, but bought it in the depths of winter and now that you have seen the light (otherwise known as sunshine), it’s about 19 shades too light for you? Problem solved with foundation drops. Cover FX Custom Cover Drops are available in 24 shades… a shade a little darker than your skin tone will allow you to darken that “winter foundation” to suit your sun-kissed summer skin. What about that tinted moisturiser that you love, but wish it had a little more coverage for special events? No problems! Custom Cover Drops have you covered, literally! The more drops you add to your product, the more coverage your favourite product will give you. One tiny drop will give a moisturiser or primer the coverage of a light-coverage foundation, while three drops will transform your fave product into a full-coverage foundation. Think of all the dollars you’ll save! 

I’ve already found my perfect foundation, can I use foundation drops too?

Of course! Try experimenting with products and start using them in new ways… Such as, adding a pipette-drop of hydrating serum to your foundation to give you a super dewy, radiant base. You can also try adding a drop of sheer liquid highlighter or bronzer to your foundation or moisturiser of choice to give yourself a lit-from-within summer glow. 

How do I use foundation drops?

It’s incredibly easy (we promise it’ll add no more than a minute to your beauty regime). After you’ve completed your skincare routine, before you apply whatever product you usually use next (tinted moisturiser/BB cream/sunscreen/foundation)—instead of applying it straight to your face, pump it into your palm… Then add one to four drops of your foundation drop and mix it altogether with your fingertip or a foundation brush, then apply the product to your face as normal—and voila! You’re good to go, complete with a bespoke makeup base exclusively created for you, by you… (FANCY!)

Foundation drops we love

Cover FX - Custom Cover Foundation Drops 

The number one foundation drops… These little guys are a serious must-have. Not only are they available in 24 shades (so you can change your products to suit any skin tone), they can also increase or add coverage to your favourite products. 

Bobbi Brown - Intensive Skin Serum Foundation

What do you get  when you fuse the skin-loving benefits of a serum with the coverage of a Bobbi Brown foundation? Flawless skin, that’s what. Not only will this foundation make your skin look amazing instantaneously, it’ll also offer anti-aging benefits. Genius.

Giorgio Armani – Fluid Sheer

This one is a unique, translucent formula that has been designed to be mixed with foundation and is adored by makeup artists worldwide. It is complete with tiny shimmer particles that blur imperfections and boost radiance. Add a few drops to your foundation to transform it into an illuminating base.

I.T. Cosmetics – No. 50 Anti-Aging Collagen Veil Primer 

Adding just a little pipette-droplet of this miracle broth to your foundation will completely transform your skin. It’ll make your foundation incredibly hydrating and dewy-looking while giving your skin a boost of antioxidants, essential oils and vitamins. Ingredients like peptides and hydrolysed collagen will also help fight fine lines and wrinkles (hallelujah!)

Perricone MD - No Bronzer Bronzer 

A miracle, serum-based bronzer that delivers the most (believable) radiant glow while brightening and boosting your complexion at the same damn time! One drop of this one added to your BB cream will transform you into a bronzed goddess.

Estee Lauder – Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex 

We bet you didn’t think of adding your favourite night-time serum to your foundation! You’ll be left with the most hydrated and dewy complexion whilst anti-pollution technology will make your makeup work overtime to reduce the visible damage caused by the environment.

Image credit: Bobbi Brown

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