Friday, April 8, 2016

Review: The Body Shop Lightening Shade Adjusting Drops

*Disclosure* Product featured was provided for review. All opinions are 100% honest and my own, like always!

Hey guys! I'm so excited to bring you this review today of The Body Shop Lightening Shade Adjusting Drops. I had received a very lovely PR package with these as well as the Darkening Drops, and I was so incredibly happy to finally be able to test them out!

Here is a product description of the drops from The Body Shop website:

Transform an "almost right" shade into your perfect one in just one drop with The Body Shop's Shade Adjusting Drops. Lightening drop lightens and neutralizes yellowness, while the darkening drop darkens while keeping natural depth.

I have not tried the Darkening Drops as they're waaaayyy too dark for me to use with anything. I have the worst time finding foundations, because I'm super fair, but also super cool toned. In nearly every brand I've tried, the lightest foundation shade is either still too dark, or too yellow/orange. When I heard The Body Shop was coming out with a product to help us pale girls make that "almost right" shade of foundation perfect, I practically squealed with excitement! I really did though, my husband thinks I'm nuts...

Anyway, once I received this in the mail, I tried it with one of my favorite foundations, the Clinique Stay Matte Foundation. I actually own the second to lightest shade, but only because the lady color-matching me didn't know what she was doing, so I ended up with a foundation that's slightly too dark, and slightly too yellow. I used one drop of the Lightening drops, and low and behold, I finally got my perfect shade! Seriously, this is honestly a lifesaver, and I can now use the foundations that I stayed away from using!

It's a little hard to tell in the picture, but these Lightening Drops have a neutral to pink undertone, which helps to neutralize any yellowness. The product dispenses from a dropper type lid, which can be tricky to work with, but it provides the perfect amount of product. You only get 0.5 fluid ounces of product for $20, which is a bit pricey, but since you only need 1, maybe 2 drops, it's not awful. Plus, I don't wear foundation every single day, so I see this lasting a while. It also does not change the consistency of the foundation you're using, so if you like the formula of a certain foundation, don't worry about it applying differently!

If you're super pale like I am, and have a difficult time finding the right foundation shade, I highly recommend giving this a try. I can't say enough how thankful I am that I was given the chance to try these Shade Adjusting Drops out. 

You can purchase these at The Body Shop online, or in-store.

Have you tried out either the Lightening or Darkening Drops? Let me know if you like them or not!

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