More makeup for you guys today, I’m definitely starting to feel more like myself recently and have been doing more funky makeup looks which you can keep up to date with on my Instagram as I can’t post everything on here unfortunately!
Onto the foundation, I have known since the start of 2017 about the release of this product as I was working at The Body Shop at the time and we got briefed on all the upcoming releases for the year. My initial reaction was to be super excited as medium to full coverage, matte foundations are my thing. The Body Shop definitely seem to be promoting their makeup a hell of a lot better in recent months and taking it more seriously although I have questioned some of the “out there” makeup looks they’ve posted…
The foundation comes in 10 different shades which really isn’t that wide a range, they seem to have included lots of different undertones throughout the shades but from the way they’ve promoted the product, it seems as if they want you to also purchase some lightening or darkening drops to use with the foundation to get your perfect match because of the small colour range on offer. I ended up getting matched with the palest shade in the range (surprise, surprise) and it suited my skin tone perfectly luckily!
The formula is 100% vegan, contains tea tree oil to help fight spots and absorb excess oil that the skin produces and claims to be ultra-lightweight, ideal for any skin type and resistant to water and sweat. So there are some pretty big claims in there, especially for a foundation that retails at only £10 for 30ml.
So, what did I think of it?
On first application, the coverage was brilliant with minimal product which I was really impressed with but the formula is quite dry and chalky. I have combination skin and had applied my usual moisturiser and primer beforehand so all I can think is the tea tree oil in the formula makes it quite dry once put on the skin. It also gathered up on and accentuated the pores on my nose which is a problem I haven’t suffered with in a long time – I used a beauty blender to try and pat the product smooth and then used my trusty old All-in-One Face Base on top.
I wore the foundation all day despite feeling like my skin looked a bit dry and flaky and after around 6 hours it started to separate and peel off on my chin so in all honesty, I’m really not impressed by this foundation sadly. I do agree, it does give good coverage when you apply it and it is really lightweight but it definitely is not ideal for any skin type – I think it might be a good option for people who are super oily so I’d like to see the results on someone with that skin type.
To end this post on a better note, a new-ish product I AM absolutely loving from The Body Shop are their Eye Colour Sticks! I picked one up in the shade “Sydney Topaz” and it’s perfect for adding a pop of colour to a look, they’ve got them in 8 different shades, 4 neutrals and 4 brights and at only £8 each they’re a steal! Here’s a look I did with mine:
I’m thinking of investing in them all and doing a whole post of looks with them in the near future, would anyone be interested in that? What makeup products have you tried from The Body Shop?