Have you ever bought a foundation, took it home and realise you bought the wrong shade? Or you got matched wrong due to the different lighting in the store? Or you just took a guess and it was the wrong one? I’ve discovered a product that can fix this little issue.
Sometime last year, I purchased these lightening drops from The Body Shop because I bought a Milani Foundation in London. I totally guessed my shade and even swatched it in store. But it still ended up being the wrong shade, it was only one shade too dark!
I have also bought 2 other foundations that are just 1 shade too dark for me. So when I found out about these drops, I had to try it out! I wanted to make these foundations work and not let them go to waste.
I thought the best way to put this to a test for this post is to use it when one of my foundations that’s a shade too dark and compare the results by swatching the foundation on it’s own and swatching it with the lightening drops.
The Body Shop Lightening Drops comes in a pipette form which is ideal for this type of thing because you only need 1-2 drops to mix with your foundation, depending on how much foundation you’re using. By having this product in a pipette form is good because you will only use the exact product that you need rather than pouring it out and risk using more than you actually need.
I usually use about 2 or 3 drops. For this comparison I used my Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless foundation which is 1 shade too dark for me. I always use these 2 products together as both of them mixed, gives me the right shade.
Can you believe that it’s the same foundation shade in that photo? These Lightening Drops really do work and I’m so glad I discovered this. I even included this in my 2017 Beauty Favourites blog post – see HERE.
The proof is in the pudding – I would really recommend this product if you have a few foundations that’s the wrong shade for you. I have also used this with my Milani Foundation and it definitely does make it 1 shade lighter. It’s so good to know that those foundations are not going to waste and that I also don’t have to waste money buying another shade. The Body Shop also has darkening drops, I have not tried that one before, but I am so impressed with these lightening drops. I love it so much, that when it runs out, I will definitely be repurchasing them until my foundations finish.
These lightening drops only cost £11 and it currently shows on their website as being a “Best Seller” and I can totally see why!
Do you have any other products from Body Shops that you enjoy and would recommend?