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NEW The Body Shop Shade Adjusting Drops
(retail: $20 each)So I was on The Body Shop's mobile site yesterday, thumbing through the "New" section, and noticed something interesting: new Shade Adjusting Drops (2 shades, $20 each).
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
Use to transform the shade of your face makeup
Choose lightening or darkening formula
Step 1: Shake product well before use
Step 2: Apply the “almost there” foundation shade to the back of your hand
Step 3: Apply one drop of your chosen Shade Adjusting Drops and blend together. The lightening drops can only be used to lighten light to medium foundation shades. The darkening drops can only be used to darken dark to deep foundation shades.
Step 4: Test the color
Step 5: Apply the mix on your face as usual for a natural make-up look
These are not in stock on their website yet, and I don't know if they were at one time and then went out of stock, or if they've EVER been in stock. Also, I can't find these on the desktop version of their site, but you can check them out on the mobile site HERE if you'd like to see the ingredients, etc. There's also a gray bar that you can click to be notified when these are in stock.
At first I thought, "Cover FX Custom Cover Drops dupe!" but then I realized that that there's nothing on The Body Shop's website that claims this product will help you to customize the COVERAGE of your foundation. It sounds like this is just for helping you customize the COLOR.
I am not an expert when it comes to foundation lighteners/darkeners. I know that Manic Panic makes a product that people use to lighten foundations, and indie brand Life Entropy makes these Foundation Elixirs, but I'm hoping one of you might know if this new Body Shop version is an obvious dupe for something else? I don't think $20 is too much for a product like this, considering that you'll only be using a drop or two at a time. At that rate, a full bottle should last you a very long time.
I know that some people like to just add a bit of liquid concealer (in a lighter or deeper shade) to their foundations for a more customized color. Heck, there are tons of hacks out there for tweaking the color of your foundation. But I just wanted to let you know that The Body Shop has one on the way, in case you're interested in giving it a whirl (especially when they have one of their famous 40% off + free shipping sales over the holidays--provided this product isn't on the list of exclusions at that time).
PS: It looks like there's a new foundation range on the way as well, called Fresh Nude Foundation SPF 15.