NYX Total Control Foundation - First impressions


NYX Cosmetics Total Control Foundation 

I'm sure everyone knows by now, most of my make up collection is NYX Cosmetics, I am obsessed with this brand and I have been dying to try the new Total Control Foundation since it was released in the US. I finally managed to pick it up (along with a few other bits) from the NYX store in Westfield. I tried not to go too crazy, I could have easily spent all of my money in that store. 

I picked up the shade 'Mahogony' I swatched it in store but probably could have picked up the darker shade to mix for a better match since going to Nice my face is just all over the place in terms of tones. 

NYX cosmetics

My first impression of this foundation was 'Ooh this so runny' which I expected after watching all the reviews but even after shaking for a few seconds it was still a lot more watery than I expected it to be.

The applicator is a benefit and a bit annoying at the same time, it made application a bit of a struggle and where the foundation is really fluid I was worried about it dripping everywhere. Foundation is almost impossible to get out of anything.  

I applied it straight to my face and it didn't drip away which was great, I blended it with a face brush but I feel a damp beauty blender is best for a flawless finish. The foundation has a matte finish and the coverage is medium to full. I have oily skin and it really stayed all day and didn't oxidise or start to look weird even when my face started getting oilier throughout the day. 

This foundation retails at £14 which is a great price, it is a great quality foundation, the shade range is everything and I definitely think this contends with a few higher end foundations. 

The NYX total control foundation is definitely one to try. 

I also picked up some other bits from the NYX store. The Matte Bronzer is a repurchase, I got it in deep tan and had to buy it again because it's not as harsh as a contour shade but gives the skin a nice bronzed effect without the shimmer, I really love this and it pairs SO WELL with the Total Control Foundation. 

NYX cosmetics
I have also been on the hunt for the perfect nude and a lip liner that doesn't make my lips look like they have melted in to my face. I picked up two NYX lip liners in nude truffle and mauve. I still think these are a little too light for me but will work well with a gloss. I also added another soft matte lip creme to my collection, the shade 'Rome' is a lovely nude shade with pink tones. 

Nude Lip Liner

My obsession with NYX continues, I will consistently purchase pieces from this brand because they are great quality at an amazing price point. 

Have you tried the total control foundation? Let me know your thoughts. 

Until next time babes xox

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