“Flash – ahaaaa, savior of the universe!”
Just be glad that I didn’t make a video on this one, otherwise you would have heard me singing, a thing only children aged below three can appreciate.
And no, I am not out of my mind, at least not more than usual. I just keep typing TBS drops in “Lightning”, and that somehow reminds me of the super hero in golden shorts and I chuckle. At my own joke. Sitting in front of the laptop.
I really need more of a social life…
Moving on: The Body Shop Shade Adjusting Drops in “Lightening” have really saved my … makeup-verse (totally a word), golden pants or not.
You see, even if I don’t tan noticeably thanks to wearing SPF everyday, I do get a little darker throughout the year. Not much, but enough to make the foundations I fit perfectly in the summer time look a little odd when applied throughout the end of winter.
That is down to the small tan as well as the fact that I am yellow based, and the foundations lighter than what I usually reach for are mostly pink based.
So my choice was either buy some new foundations (not really catered to my skin tone) and warm them up with bronzer or just use the old ones and take them way down my neck.
One option is quite pricey, one is a pain in the b*tt if you wear turtlenecks.
What The Body Shop claims:
If you have light to medium skin you may find your foundation looks too dark or orange. A concentration of white and pink pigments in our Lightening Drops helps neutralise yellowness while lightening. Simply add a drop to lighten light to medium shades.
Packaging and price
Housed in a glass bottle, the foundation comes with a dropper and retails for 14 € (here) while containing 15 ml of product.
The dropper didn’t work too well for me, I had a hard time actually picking up product with it, so I exchanged it for another one from an empty container.
Application and effect
One drop will really lighten your foundation only a little bit, if your foundation is noticeable too dark, you will need two or even three drops, and just like claimed it will neutralize the warm undertone by adding just a little pink.
The texture of the foundation itself doesn’t change at all, nor does the coverage or the finish.
As you can see, one drop only lightens the foundation a little, so I usually take two for my whole face, mixed into the foundation.
The great thing is that you can apply them on top of your foundation as well for a highlighting effect as you have seen me do in several You Tube videos (My channel).
Does it live up to its claims?
Granted, one drop will not get you very far, but it does lighten and two to three drops should be enough for any foundation issues you have. Unless you have a completely mismatched shade.
Will I rebuy?
I am even planning on testing the dark version to see if it can be used for contouring.
Who do I recommend it to?
Anyone that needs a little help to make a slightly mismatched foundation work, especially if the issue is too dark or too warm.
Anyone that looks for a cream highlighter that isn’t shimmery at all, but gives that lift to the center part of the face.
Do your foundation needs change throughout the year?
And have you ever watched Flash Gordon?