Discovering foundation mixers was a total revelation. Ever since I first started wearing makeup in my early teens, I must have wasted hundreds and hundreds of pounds on foundations which I swatched in-store under the bright lights, only to get home and realise the shade is fifteen shades too dark for my super pale skintone. When I first started blogging, Barry M launched a ‘white’ foundation which you could mix with your foundations and it totally changed the game for me, but they discontinued it which was a massive shame. Luckily many brands now make foundation mixers which can lighten, darken or even change the overall tone of your foundation and the newest one I’ve been trying is the Collection Primed & Ready Colour Fix Light Foundation Mixer.
Over the years I’ve featured quite a few lightening drops and lightening mixers from brands such as MUA, The Body Shop, Revolution and NYX. I only spotted the Collection Primed & Ready Colour Fix by accident after looking at their foundations. I had no idea Collection even had a range of foundation mixers, it’s so strange that they’ve not been promoted as they’re one of the most affordable range of foundation mixers within the drugstore.
Collection Primed & Ready Colour Fix Light Foundation Mixer Review and Swatches
The Collection Primed & Ready Colour Fix is just £3.99 and available in three shades; Light, Warm and Dark. They’re packaged within a squeezy, plastic tube with 15ml of product which you can mix with foundations and concealers to alter the shade and tone. What particularly drew me in with the Collection formula, is their claim that the Colour Fix ‘adjust the tone and shade, not the performance’.
Many lightening drops or foundation mixers have almost a foundation-like formula, so they alter the formula of the product you’re trying to mix it with. The perfect example of that is the Body Shop Lightening Drops, they have a high oil content which makes all foundations/concealers look greasy on the skin.
The Collection Primed & Ready Colour Fix in Light has a lightweight, thin consistency which really doesn’t alter the formula of the product you mix it with. The Light shade is a straight up white and is neutral in tone. Some lightening drops can be quite cool in tone, meaning that they border on being pink but these are just pure white so you could use them in any tone of foundation without worrying that the finished look would be too warm or too cool in tone. It mixes easily and does a great job at lightening shades of foundation and concealer, and I like that the tube has a narrow nozzle so you can control how much product you use.
You can find the Collection Colour Fixes right here.
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