The Body Shop Extra Virgin Minerals Cream Compact Foundation Review & Swatches.
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The Body Shop Extra Virgin Minerals Cream Compact Foundation Review & Swatches.

If you who know me, you know me well enough, that I love Body Shop products at least most of them :D. I was searching for a lighter foundation that can help me get the coverage that I need and stay light on my skin which I can use everyday. If you are looking for one of those then you’re reading the right blog post. This is my first blog post and I am glad I am writing this for you ♥

Lets get to the details shall we:

Product - The Body Shop Extra Virgin Minerals Cream Compact Foundation.
My skin type: Dry to Oily combination. Depending on weather and crazy T- Zone area where oiliness and dryness are subject to change.
Price: 3 Kuwaiti Dinar ($ 10)
Availability: All Body Shop stores.

FULL INGREDIENTS:
Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate (Emollient), Titanium Dioxide (Color), Dimethicone (Skin Conditioning Agent), Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate (Light stabilizer), Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil (Emollient), Polyethylene (Opacifier), Isononyl Isononanoate (Emollient/Skin Conditioner), Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides (Emollient), Polymethylsilsesquioxane (Opacifying Agent), Polysilicone-11 (Film Former), Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax (Stabiliser/Viscosity Modifier), Boron Nitride (Bulking Agent), HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer (Anticaking Agent), Beeswax (Emulsifier/Emollient), Aluminum Hydroxide (Opacifier), Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax (Stabiliser), Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil (Skin Conditioning Agent), Isostearic Acid (Emulsifier), Triethoxycaprylylsilane (Binder), Lauroyl Lysine (Skin Conditioning Agent), Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil (Emollient/Skin Conditioner). [May Contain: Iron Oxides (Color), Mica (Color)].

Now lets see what the Product Promises

The cream-to-powder mineral foundation contains pure minerals and cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil for an immaculate, matte finish. It has an ultra-bendable formula and contains a custom brush for flawless application.

o Medium to full coverage
o Smooth, matte finish
o Integrated cruelty-free brush
o Contains SPF 15
o Fragrance & Paraben-free

My Say:

I Love this product because I can apply this on a daily basis and not use foundation every day if you know what I mean it’s light texture and curtly free brush “I love this part” makes it easy for application and blends well on skin. I don’t have breakouts neither it sinks into pores. It feels super light on the skin, if you know what I mean.

The coverage is not that great to be honest. It’s between good to medium coverage foundation depending on applying one coat or two with two you sure will get enough coverage but you may have to use a concealer to cover any spots. Brush is fairly OK not all great, but I like it!

You need to touch up every 3 hours and I have no problem with it because the packing is perfect to carry it around. I’d rather touch up on a daily basis instead of using foundation everyday all day. It’s not resistant, it comes off easy but I notices that when used with a compact powder its stays for longer hours. And its not water proof so it’s easily washable.

Coverage: Good to medium coverage.

Smell: Earthy clay kind a smell to it. Me Love!

Pros:

o Paraben free
o Doesn’t break me out
o Comes with cruelty free brush
o SPF 15
o Light Creamy foundation which blends well and it matte on skin
o Love clay-ish smell
o Available in 7 shades which includes shades matching Indian skin tones. Horayyy!

Cons:

o Light-medium coverage – can be fixed with double application and using powder on top
o Not long lasting – vanishes after 2-3 hours – Can make it last longer by using compact powder
o Not resistant – comes off easy.

Verdict Time:

If you are looking for a daily use, sheer foundation which doesn't break you out, then its best buy

Will I buy this again - Absolutely Yes! Not a huge fan of using foundation every day.

My Rating: 7 out of 10

Hope this was helpful!

Love

Kalasini

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