Lighten Your Foundation | The Body Shop's Shade Adjusting Drops


   A couple months ago I wrote a review on my favorite foundation, the L'oréal Infallible 24-Hour Matte one, and said that I didn't find my shade but it's all good because of this magical product The Body Shop has come up with recently: The Shade Adjusting Drops - Lightening. You guys wanted a review and I definitely been wanting to talk about this ever since I bought it. It's a life saver. Ok.

   Firstly, it looks so pretty, just look at it! Like a cute little potion glass bottle with a pipette and everything. It makes it really easy to use as you can literally pour small drops of this wherever you need it. I don't have anything to say about the smell of this. It's not really potent, just like an ordinary foundation smell.


   There are two shades available, the Lightening and the Darkening one. This one is kinda white but also kinda pink toned (so not that great for me but oh well, you can't have it all). The other shade is like a really dark brown and from what I've heard, can be used to contour with, just like this one can be use to brighten up under the eyes. So it's a versatile product!

   The consistency is pretty cool actually, because it doesn't interfere with the consistency, coverage and finish of the foundation at all. It's not super watery but not creamy either. It's like a perfect in the middle, maybe more on the liquidy side. It only changes the color of the foundation, which is something I really appreciate.


    You just have to pour one or two drops of this next/over your foundation on the back of your hand and mix them up. It takes just a few seconds before you're left with a whole new foundation shade. It properly works! It's such a simple concept and yet only higher-end brands have thought of doing this so far. I am so glad The Body Shop brought it out because this is my saviour now.

    Because my skin is very yellow-toned but also pretty light, I find that most drugstore foundation are either too dark and too orange, or they are light enough but really pink. With this, I can just buy the orange shade and make it perfect. Yay! I would definitely recommend giving this a try if you ever struggle with matching your face to your neck.

Let me know if you try this and share your tips on dealing with annoying foundation shades! 

   

48 comments:

  1. I am not even kidding you when I say that I seriously was just thinking about how I wanted a white foundation like material to lighten my foundation! I use Urban Decay's Naked Skin foundation in the lightest shade and sometimes it's a bit too dark! So this is just what I need!

    Shannon Sage

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    1. That's so cool! I'm really glad this helps you out, it really is a great solution! xx

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  2. Great post and blog . I just follow you <3
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    1. Thank you, dear! I'll check out your blog for sure! x

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  3. great tip!!

    www.prettyinleather.net

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    1. Yeaah, such a cool inovation! Glad you enjoyed it! x

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  5. I actually probably need the darker one as I always get matched up to products that are quite light! xx

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    1. I'm sure it would be perfect for you! x

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  6. ooohh.. what a neat product! :D

    Have a great day!
    Animated Confessions

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    1. I know, it's an amazing discovery haha! Have a lovely day yourself! x

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  7. That is such a cool product! It will definitely help me favorite foundation transition between summer and winter. Great review! Thank you for sharing

    ~Andrea Tiffany~
    http://aglimpseofglam.blogspot.com

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    1. Yep, perfect for that! Always good to have something like this in your collection! Thank you x

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  8. I NEED this in my life! I always end up getting foundations that are the lightest shade in the collection but yet are STILL too dark for me! It's a rough life.. but this looks like a life savior! xx

    McKenzie | http://therosynook.com/

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    1. Same here! I'm sure you'll love this one! x

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  9. I really need them. All my foundations seem to be too dark for me right now or do oxidize throughout the day, and I can´t be bothered to buy everything again in a different shade.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. I know what it's like! I'm glad you found this useful! x

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  10. I've never come across this before but I usually need to buy two shades of foundation depending if I'm wearing fake tan or not so this will really save me some money! Thanks for the review :) x

    Viva Epernay

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    1. I'm so glad this help you out! Thanks for visiting! x

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  11. I love these tips!
    it feels so much nicer on your skin.
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    I will follow you back after it.
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    1. Thank you! Sure, I'll check it out! x

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  12. Omg Maria. Was just about to revisit your previous post and tell you how I bought the wrong shade in the Loreal foundation! Remeber it being the closest to my skintone but for some reason it is darker upon application aiks :/

    Anyways, life changing product and will check this out at The Body Shop. Do you think it will react sensitive skin? x

    Real Life Nerd // www.vivienekok.com

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    1. Yaay you got the L'oreal foundation! I'm so happy you found this helpful! I'm sure it's fine for sensitive skin. My skin usually reacts super fast to new products, by breaking out. This one was fine, no reaction! Hope you enjoy using it! xx

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  13. These drops are magic! This would be so useful in the summer when your skin gets more tan, and vice versa in the winter. I would have never known these existed, thanks for sharing!

    XO Raquel
    www.lincolnparksharp.com

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    1. Yep, perfect for that transition! Love to see you found this helpful! xx

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  14. Wow, you have no idea how much I appreciate your review, hun! I bought a very expensive Dior foundation a few months ago, but unfortunately the shade ended up being too dark for me. With these drops, I can just lighten it and actually use it!! Thanks so much, hun. <3

    Kay
    http://shoesandglitter.com/

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    1. Yaay, I'm so happy! xx I know that feeling, it's so frustrating when you love a foundation (especially an expensive one) but you can't use it because of the shade! I'm surprised this didn't come out earlier haha, such a life saviour!

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  15. Every time I go into body shop I always see this and I am always so tempted to put it in my basket, but never do. I was very wary of what it actually did and if it really worked. I think I will try this! The amount of foundations that I love but just aren't the right shade that have gone to waste, haha! Thank you so much, I think I'll look into this!

    Lowenna | Lowenna Christine

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    1. You should definitely try it out! It literally makes no diference to your actual foundation, except for the shade! And it works, so perfect for saving those foundations you've given up on! Glad I could help you! xx

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  16. This is seriously such a genius idea and means that you can stick to one main foundation color that you pick out for the summer and just lighten it up in the winter! Love it!


    Rae | Love from Berlin

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  17. Thanks for the tips hun.

    //PURE FRECKLES//✌
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  18. This is something probably most of us need! I can't use the foundations I get in summer, because they look so dark on me. So I will keep this in mind! x

    www.elabellaworld.com

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    1. Yep, always useful to have something like this in your collection! xx

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  19. This is such a great idea, especially as our skin tends to be a different colour in Summer and Winter :) Great review

    Rachel xx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

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    1. Thank you! Glad you found it useful! x

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  20. This would be something for me! I always buy too dark shade:D
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    SASHA

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    1. Same here..especially with the drugstore selection! xx

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  21. This post is incredible & I am soooo thankful to you for writing and sharing it, sweetie!! Can you believe it - I had NO clue that such products existed O.o
    What a revelation and I am soooo happy! I will pick it up from the shelf next time I am in The Body Shop. What a find <3
    Hope you are having a lovely weekend, sweetie!
    xox Nadia
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    1. Okay can I just say..Your comments are literally the nicest thing ever, always! They make me smile! :D
      I'm so glad you found this useful! I felt the same way when I saw this launched, I've been waiting for something like this for soo long haha!
      Have a lovely weekend, dear! xx

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  22. Such a great idea especially for when you go from summer to winter and skin colour changes. How many times have I got a foundation that I can't wear as it is now to dark!

    www.MyBeautySleuth.com

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  23. This is such a great post! I really want to try these, as I can never seem to find the perfect shade. Even though I'm pale, I have olive undertones. So I seem to always be in between shades that don't exist haha. I am 100% going to get this, from your pictures the drops look like they work perfectly.:D

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  24. i've heard about this before and it seems really useful, especially since i'm pretty pale haha

    danielle | avec danielle

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  25. OMG i was looking for review of that product before buying it, thank you for sharing :)

    Loubna
    www.glowingblush.com

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  26. I need to get this! It seems so useful.
    btw your blog is so lovely :)

    http://itsmarryx17.blogspot.co.uk

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  27. I need to try something like this! So many foundations are just way too dark for me. Thanks for sharing! :)

    xo, mikéla / simplydavelyn.com

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