Everywhere at the moment, all I’ve seen is the NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop foundation, Its been so hyped up in the beauty community. So me being me I had to jump on the bandwagon too. I really need to stop doing that. I’m forever on the search for a decent drugstore foundation as my budget says no to high-end prices. The claims it had left me curious and I had to test it out for myself.
NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Foundation
One of the absolutely amazing things about this foundation is its available in 45 shades. 45 fucking shades for a drugstore foundation! That’s just fabulous and many brands need to take note. NYX actually worked with beauty influencers to create the missing shades to create the shade range for the Can’t Stop Won’t Stop foundation. When it came to finding my shade, I stood at the counter for ages trying to figure it out, as I didn’t have any facial wipes and didn’t want to swatch 10 different foundations on my neck. So I took a chance and picked up the shade Alabaster, which is pretty much my go-to shade and turns out, it’s a decent match.
I haven’t seen any reviews about this foundation for dry skin so went in with an open mind. But when I did a bit of research about this foundation it claims its decent for normal, oily, combination and sensitive skin types. This did scare me slightly as it hasn’t taken dry skin into consideration. But after watching the video on Alissa Ashleys Youtube where she helps create the foundation, she states it can work for dry skin. So here we go …
Firstly, I want to talk about the packaging. It’s lovely and to me, looks high end. With the glass container and pump dispenser, its perfect. There’s nothing worse than using a foundation and using too much product because it doesn’t have a pump. Or even having to buy the pump separately, I mean why? The writing is simple yet straight to the point. You get 30ml of product so pretty standard for a foundation.
Coverage & Application
Now, this foundation claims to be full coverage but personally, I don’t think so. I feel its more of a medium coverage foundation with the option to build up to full. I always use a beauty blender to apply foundation so maybe this is the issue? I’m not sure, but medium coverage isn’t an issue for me. When you apply 2 layers though, it doesn’t give you that cakey look, like you have basically got a paint roller and slapped it on. As for the finish, it’s beautiful. It leaves such a lovely semi-matte finish that looks flawless.
How I’ve been using this foundation is using a moisturiser beforehand without a primer. Sometimes a primer can dry out my skin and to add a matte foundation on top is just a recipe for disaster. I feel I’m quite blessed in the fact that I don’t have enlarged pores so I can get away with doing this. However, if you do have them and need a primer to fill them in and have dry skin like myself, then I recommend using a hydrating primer.
One claim on the NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop foundation is that it can last for 24 hours, however, I haven’t given it a full wear test. Purely because I refuse to stay up for 24 hours, this bitch needs her beauty sleep! So the longest I’ve worn this is around 11/12 hours and it still looked as good as the moment I applied it. I did have some creasing between my eyebrows but this happens with every foundation I own. The lines up here are just mega deep and a sign I should probably start the anti-ageing creams. It didn’t exaggerate the dry patches I get on my cheeks and didn’t flake off my nose. It feels lightweight on the skin and when set down it becomes almost transfer proof.
Price Point & Verdict
Now, this foundation is £15 from Boots. Definitely up there at the higher price range for a drugstore foundation. But when you think about the quality of the packaging, the foundation itself and how much product you get, its 100% worth it in my eyes. I absolutely adore this foundation and its a firm favourite in the beauty bag. I’m so glad I’ve found a new drugstore foundation to add to my ever-growing collection.
Have you tried the NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop foundation?