Tuesday, November 29, 2016

New | The Body Shop Shade Adjusting Foundation Lightening Drops Review

The Body Shop Shade Adjusting Drops in Lightening - $22CAD for 15 ml

I was in the market for a foundation lightening product. I came across a few brands and decided to go with the one from The Body Shop. Mainly because of the price and I had a 1/2 off coupon. Plus, they are cruelty-free (although their parent company is not). I have not read any reviews on this product yet, but I think this product is worth sharing with you, so here is my review!

The Body Shop's Shade Adjusting Drops in Lightening

The product is quite thick, so I think a squeeze tube would have been a better packaging choice for this product. It can be difficult to get the product into the pipette. But, it is what it is, so I make it work. It's not a deal-breaker.

I love my Tinted Hyaluron Cream by M. Asam, but as you can see it's very dark for my skin tone. Mixing in a drop or two of The Body Shop's Shade Adjusting Lightening Drops does the trick easily so I can wear this awesome tinted cream and not let it go to waste.

Drop of Lightening drops and M. Asam Tinted Cream

Here you can see the colours blended out on their own

According to The Body Shop, a concentration of white and pink pigments in The Body Shop's Lightening Drops helps neutralise yellowness while lightening.

1 drop = 1/2 a shade lighter. 

Here are the two mixed together

The lightening drops are very easy to use and adjust the shade until you get just the shade you want. The Lightening Drops do not change how my tinted cream works. It still lasts all day. It also doesn't break up my tinted face cream or my makeup at all- which was something I was concerned about, but an end of the day face check proved me wrong.

Overall, although I have nothing to compare this to, it does just what I wanted it to do and it does it well. If you need something to lighten up your summer products or just one that is too dark, I definitely recommend these Shade Adjusting Drops.

Oh, they also have this product in a darkening formula to darken products that are too light. Genius I say! Where were these products when I was in high school!?

No filter selfie wearing the above 2 products (and bronzer that had yet to be blended.. lol)

I hadn't shopped at The Body Shop in years! They have impressed me lately. Starting with their new face masks (review linked here). And, here we have another winning product.

What Body Shop products do you love!?


*This product was purchased by me and all opinions are my own. 


  1. Great item for sure! Saves you from having to buy two foundations for winter and summer! Great colour on you as well <3

    1. Thanks, Tal! It certainly saved me from tossing this amazing tinted cream! xo

  2. Thanks so much for this fab post, I have been very curious about these Shade Adjusting Drops and will definitely have to give them a go :) x

    1. I'm loving this product. I hope you will love it too! xo

  3. I've heard so much about lightening drops, but haven't tried them yet. So impressive the way they work, might have to get some so my darker foundations don't end up in the bin!

  4. I think these types of products are genius. I'm planning to buy some for myself. :)

    Michelle Morchella

  5. this is definitely a genius product!


  6. Such a terrific idea Amy - I have the BS darkening drops as I have several foundations that are too pale for my skin, and this stuff makes them totally wearable. Love this post and the photos are amazing - you look SO gorgeous in this pic, fabulous and flawless xxx

    1. Thanks, Kats! It's the camera, not me! lol. No filter though. xoxo

  7. Hmmm something for Miss 20's Christmas stocking for sure!

    1. Great idea for a stocking stuffer! It's such a useful product. :D


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