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Shade Adjusting Drops

Shade Adjusting Drops Dark 15 ml is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 28.
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You wouldn’t settle for Mr. “Almost Right” so why do it with your foundation? Our Shade Adjusting Drops help turn an almost there shade into the perfect one.


If you have light to medium skin you may find your foundation looks too dark or orange. A concentration of white and pink pigments in our Lightening Drops helps neutralise yellowness while lightening. Simply add a drop to lighten light to medium shades.
  • For use with light to medium foundation shades
  • Transform an “almost right” foundation shade into the perfect one
  • Also available in a darkening tone
  • 1 drop = ½ a shade lighter
  • Works with most liquid foundations
  • Concentrated in white and pink pigments to lighten and neutralise yellowness.
  • Designed for very light to medium skin tones who cannot find a shade light enough, or who are in between shades.


If you have dark to deep skin you may find your foundation looks too light or ashy. A concentration of black and red pigments in our Darkening Drops helps darken while keeping the natural depth. Simply add a drop to darken dark to deep foundation shades.
  • For use with dark to deep foundation tones
  • Transform an “almost right” foundation shade into the perfect one
  • Also available in a lightening tone
  • 1 drop = ½ a shade darker
  • Works with most liquid foundations


The Shade Adjusting Drops work perfectly with Fresh Nude Foundation and Moisture Foundation as well as most other liquid foundations. We recommend our customers to bring their current foundation to store for further advice on using with the Shade Adjusting Drops.

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    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Doesn't do anything I bought the lighter shade adjusting drops hoping it'd allow me to use up all my foundations that don't quite match my skin tone. It didn't adjust the shade at all and actually stopped the foundation from sitting well on my skin. I noticed that it reduced the coverage of the foundation and it seemed to just move around my skin rather than sitting nicely. I have tried it with multiple foundations (all different brands) and have experienced this with all of them. I also gave it to a friend who was keen to try it and it just reduced the foundations coverage for her, without making the shade lighter.
    Date published: 2016-06-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Life Saver! These nifty drops are a life saver if you've got a skin tone that is hard to match foundation for! I love my skin tone but find that finding a foundation with right kind of warm undertone that does not leave an ashy veil is hard. These drops ensure I can use my perfect foundation formula even if the color is not a perfect match! These drops also come handy when you want to bust out that ultra lux sachet of foundation sampler that you had stored away because the color was not even close to your skin tone! Couldn't recommend these enough! Lesser known fact: they make great liquid contouring and highlighting tools also!
    Date published: 2016-09-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versatile! I've had this for a few weeks now and it has been a godsend for my foundation that is a shade too dark and too yellow to suit me. Mixes perfectly with my current foundation, does not compromise texture or longevity and tones down the yellow pigments. I highly recommend this to anyone and will definitely be purchasing more!!
    Date published: 2016-01-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible use for contour! Not only is this incredible to find your 'MR right' shade, but you can also use it to contour and it is AMAZING! I have always wanted to find things that can be used and are nice and quick. After putting your fresh nude foundation on all you need to do is dot the end of the dripper on and blend! It starts looking a little scary but it blends incredibly. Top with you all in one face base powder and there you have it. Incredibly natural, flawless looking contour! If you prefer a more fierce contour as well, just add some honey bronze powder
    Date published: 2016-03-17
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Works great the product itself is amazing and works great, however the dropper is useless and it should come with a pump because you end up with either not enough product or too much that gets wasted
    Date published: 2016-02-16
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Doesn't blend well and feels very oily/greasy Bought this a couple of days ago and it just doesn't work for me. It doesn't blend in very well and it leaves me feeling as if I have a layer of cooking oil on my face. Hoping I just got a bad batch as I was extremely hopeful for this product.
    Date published: 2016-01-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Holy Grail I purchased this a few months ago after Chynna at the Bunbury, WA store recommended this product. I had never heard of this before and i'm so glad i've been introduces to this!! I always seem to buy foundations that are too dark for me or in winter a foundation that worked for me in summer is now too dark so this has been a life saver!! The tiniest amount of the product goes a long way. Would definitely recommend this product if anyone has faced the same dilemma as i have :)
    Date published: 2016-10-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Miracle Worker I've been only using the product for a couple of days and I'm in love. Saying that about a cosmetics product is something I was never able to say before. As a very pale girl I have always found all of the foundation to dark especially after they have oxidized. People would always see that I was wearing make up as my face was orange and my body very pale and I would often get mean comments even from friends about it everyday. High end foundations like Mac weren't able to even do the job, I am now lucky enough to final have a foundation of my dreams every time thanks to this serum. If you are pale I would defiantly recommend this product to and also if you might have a foundation that you love but it doesn't give you enough coverage as this lightening serum will most certain improve the coverage by far and could potentially be a great too do contouring with. :)
    Date published: 2016-05-02
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  • How to use?Show

    Our Shade Adjusting Drops feature in Make-Up Artists Rachael Brook’s Professional Kit!


    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 colour, more drops can then be added if required
    Step 5: Apply the mix on your face as usual for a natural make-up look

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  • when will it arrive?Show

    All goods are dispatched from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and are delivered by Australia Post.

    Currently, we offer standard delivery at a flat fee of AU$8.95 (incl. GST). Orders +$100 in value will be delivered free of shipping charge. Upon dispatch, orders delivered using standard delivery should arrive within 3 to 7 working days. More Information

    From time to time FREE Shipping promotions may apply. More Information

    We can only send orders to addresses within Australia, we are unable to ship to International addresses

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  • ingredientsShow

    Full Ingredients

    ALL ARTICLES: 1041523, 1041524
    (Solvent), Diheptyl Succinate (Skin Conditioning Agent - Emollient), Cyclohexasiloxane (Conditioning Agent), Octocrylene (Ultraviolet Light Absorber), PEG-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate (Emulsifying Agent), Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate (Ultraviolet Light Absorber), Silica (Absorbent), Cetyl Dimethicone (Emollient), Titanium Dioxide (Ultraviolet Light Absorber), Hydrogenated Polydecene (Skin Conditioning Agent), Magnesium Sulfate (Absorbent/Bulking Agent), Alcohol Denat. (Solvent), Glycerin (Humectant), Disteardimonium Hectorite (Stabiliser), Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil (Skin Conditioning Agent - Emollient), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Caprylyl Glycol (Skin Conditioning Agent), Ammonium C6-16 Perfluoroalkylethyl Phosphate (Surfactant - Emulsifying Agent), Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer (Film Former), Ethylhexylglycerin (Skin Conditioning Agent), Caprylhydroxamic Acid (Chelating Agent), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder (Skin Conditioning Agent - Humectant), p-Anisic Acid (pH Adjuster), Parfum (Fragrance Ingredient), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Sodium Hydroxide (pH Adjuster), Propylene Glycol (Humectant), Sodium Hyaluronate (Humectant), Rosa Alba Flower Extract (Skin Conditioning Agent - Emollient), BHT (Antioxidant), Sodium Benzoate (Preservative), Sorbic Acid (Preservative). [+/- CI 77891 (Colorant), CI 77499 (Colour), CI 77492 (Colorant), CI 77491 (Colorant)].

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