Every now and then, I come across a new beauty product that really intrigues me. In the past, I’ve talked about the Essie Gel Couture nail polishes and the Benefit Brow Collection. Both of these are among my most popular posts, I guess you like reading about new products as much as I do! Most recently, I discovered the new Clinique BIY (Blend It Yourself) Pigment drops and I just had to give them a try.
The Clinique BIY Blend It Yourself Pigment Drops are concentrated pigment drops that when added to any moisturizer, instantly transforms it into a BB cream, CC cream, or full-coverage foundation. The number of drops you add will determine how much coverage you get. While Clinique isn’t the first to offer pigment drops, it’s the first time I’ve used them. I really like the idea of customizing your coverage, because your skin’s needs change on a regular basis, so it’s refreshing to have such versatility in one product.
How to Use the Clinique BIY Blend It Yourself Pigment Drops:
Step 1: Select your moisturizer and scoop a small dollop (about a dime size) into the palm of your hand.
Step 2: Take your bottle of Clinique BIY Blend It Yourself Pigment Drops and shake it vigorously. They recommend shaking for about 10 seconds.
Step 3: Tip the bottle slightly to add the pigment into your moisturizer. Keep in mind: 1 drop = sheer coverage, 2 drops = medium coverage, 3 drops = full coverage.
Step 4: Swirl the moisturizer and drop(s) together until blended. Apply as you would foundation.
Overall Thoughts About Clinique BIY Pigment Drops:
Colours Available – The collection is available in 12 shades, ranging in colour and tone. I tried the drops in both 125 and 130. For me, 130 was a little too dark and yellow-toned, so moving forward, I will be using 125.
Price – The Clinique BIY Blend It Yourself Pigment Drops have a suggested retail price of $44.00 (in Canada). It’s a small bottle (10mL), but considering you only use a few drops, one bottle should last as long as your typical foundation or CC cream. Given that it’s a Clinique product, the price is in line with what I’d expect to pay for this product.
Do I Like It? – Yes, but in playing with it a bit more, I’ve decided that it works best in place of my foundation. I don’t see this product being a replacement for CC cream as well. I typically use both anyway, especially because my CC cream has SPF in it. For the record, the Clinique BIY Blend It Yourself Pigment Drops do not contain SPF.
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Final Thoughts About the Clinique BIY Blend It Yourself Pigment Drops:
Overall, I really like the product! It’s surprisingly handy to have control over the type of coverage you can achieve from one product. Even though it’s advertised as being a replacement for BB Cream, CC Cream and foundation, I only see myself using it as a foundation.
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Have you tried using pigment drops yet? What do you think of them?