The Body Shop Shade Adjusting Drops

The amount of money I have wasted on foundation over the years is quite possibly ridiculous. I am pale, if you’ve read any of my previous foundation posts you’ll know that I’m paler than pale. (My boyfriend sometimes calls me a ghost, and he’s not far wrong) So I’ve been after a white foundation to mix with my regular ones, that was until I saw these Shade Adjusting Drops from The Body Shop.

The Body Shop Shade Adjusting Drops

 This magical little bottle contains a concentration of white and pink pigments which you can add to your existing foundation. According to The Body Shop, 1 drop = 1/2 a shade lighter. I have a couple of foundations which I just decided to chuck because it took about 7 drops to change them to the right shade, and yes these were the ‘lightest’ shade available! However, you will be amazed at how quickly you see the shade transform. The pigment in the drops needs mixing which I usually do with my finger or a q-tip, yes you end up wasting some of your foundation but you don’t have to throw it away so it is basically a win in my eyes.

The Body Shop Shade Adjusting Drops

I am really happy I got them, they weren’t the cheapest at  £10 for a bottle but as a little goes a long way, (and I got a spend £25 get £10 off voucher which I inevitably will spend.) Also this little bottle allows me to save foundations that otherwise would be wasted, such as my ‘light’ Clinique BB Cream!

The Body Shop also do darkening drops too, so if you find your foundation too dark you can use it to darken the foundation, also some people use it to contour. Have you tried them, would you plan to?


  1. EmsAlice
    June 25, 2016 / 8:18 am

    This actually sounds really good – I often struggle to find my shade in foundation but seems like this might fix that -great review xoEmily |

    • MissCosmeticBlogger
      June 28, 2016 / 6:22 pm

      I bet it would fix your problem, so many of my foundations are now useable!xx

  2. Emma Bought What
    June 25, 2016 / 7:38 pm

    This sounds really good! I've never heard of anything like this before but I have so many foundations that aren't quite the right shade for me so I'll to get this to adjust them x

    • MissCosmeticBlogger
      June 28, 2016 / 6:23 pm

      It's so cheap for what it is saving, in fact it saves you money in my eyes!xx

  3. Caroline Malone
    June 26, 2016 / 2:21 pm

    I've heard loads of people raving about these. I wish I had gotten the darkening drops when I picked up a Nars foundation which was far too light for me (and gave it away), as then I wouldn't have wasted it! It's also so great for those who travel a lot or fake tan!

    • MissCosmeticBlogger
      June 28, 2016 / 6:23 pm

      Definitely, both the light and dark have so many great uses!xx

  4. Vildana Šuta
    June 29, 2016 / 11:48 am

    Wonderful post dear! xxVildana from Living Like V & Stalia Is BAE

    • MissCosmeticBlogger
      June 29, 2016 / 6:07 pm

      Thank you!xx

  5. Marshmallow Skies
    June 29, 2016 / 1:24 pm

    I can totally relate to this because I often find that even the lightest shade is too dark for my skin tone! I'm just so pale haha! I'll definitely be checking this out!Lots of love,Marshmallow Skyexoxo

    • MissCosmeticBlogger
      June 29, 2016 / 6:06 pm

      As pale people we must waste so much money on foundations that don't match xx

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