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The full price of this product was £16.00, however I bought it for just £6.00 last week in the end of season sale.
I bought shade 02 which is a light beige shade. The powder comes presented in a pot with a sifter lid, meaning that you turn the pot upside down to release the powder. The foundation needs to be applied with a brush. You simply swirl, tap and buff. The foundation contains SPF 25 which protects the skin from the damaging rays of the sun. It is made with natural earth minerals.
I find the foundation easy and pleasant to use. You simply shake off the excess powder and apply the powder that's on the brush to your face. I apply the powder in circular motions and buff it in until I have reached my desired effect. The foundation feels lovely on the skin. It's nice and light and not too heavy. It doesn't look cakey either and it doesn't flake from my skin when my skin sweats. I love it.
The foundation doesn't irritate my skin, in fact the minerals are good for my skin as they let my skin breathe. This is a great foundation to cover spots and blemishes and it's quite creamy when it's on the skin. You can instantly tell that it is a foundation and not a loose powder.
I love this foundation, I am so glad that I decided to buy it as I was dithering a little!
The Body Shop Nature's Minerals foundation is a loose powder foundation with SPF 25. I picked up a pot of this when it was on sale just after Christmas (£8 as opposed to the usual £16, which would be quite expensive for a foundation) as shade 01 really did look pretty pale and my skin is white as the proverbial ghost. I liked the fact that the powder seemed to have a softer, pinkier tone rather than tending towards yellow/orange/dark- this just looked more natural to me and a better fit for my skin.
The powder comes in a nice little pot containing 5g of powder- doesn't sound much but the powder's obviously pretty light, so it fills a pot that's about the same circumference as a jaffa cake and has about 1cm depth of powder inside. You definitley need to use a brush to apply it- the Body Shop do sell rather expensive little brushes for this but I've found using my a cheap blusher brush I got from a pound shop is just fine. Just a warning- a little bit of care is needed when you first use the powder, which is in a pot with a little sifter on top. You need to gently invert the pot with the lid CLOSED and give it a little tap underneath... then right the pot and open it. There should be just enough powder sitting on the sifter for an easy application. Please don't do what I did , which is to turn the pot upside down, tap it quite vigorously then realise the lid wasn't on properly.
Anyway, once you've safely got some powder, it's easy to apply just by swirling your brush in the powder, tapping off any excess back into the pot and then gently beginning to brush it across your face. This powder doesn't give a lot of coverage but it does even out skin tone, which is good, and it feels quite lightweight (just like applying face powder really) which is also good. The one thing I would say is that it isn't so good at covering where skin is in any way damaged or a bit rough. Overall, though, this gives a nice finish, although (and this is always my gripe) I would have liked it to be just that little bit lighter... just a tiny bit.
This make-up is nice and smooth, and a nice base for blusher. It had a good matte finish too (definitely a result for a product with SPF), and didn't clog my pores. I did find, however, that the nice smooth finish didn't last all day. I like the look and feel of it so I'll continue to use it for, say, going out for a meal or anything that doesn't take more than a few hours. Great job interview make-up!
I still have quite a few products lurking around various rooms of my house from The Bodyshop gift set I got in April which I still havent reviewed. Well they are starting to annoy me just sitting in that never ending list so I thought Id write one today on "The Bodyshop Nature Mineral Foundation With SPF15" which I got about 2 & 1/2 months ago. Ive only used a few mineral foundations in the past from various big name brands and Ive found them all to be really rubbish and I honestly cant understand what all the fuss is about. Sadly this did nothing to change my opinion of mineral make-up.
Im not even sure whether or not The Bodyshop still sell this product as I cant find it anywhere on their webpage so I think it might have been discontinued. If you do want to buy it though nip into your local Bodyshop as they may only sell it in stores. I personally own the shade: SPF25 02 which is a medium shade at the most. Also my mom says if she remembers roghtly this was around £15.
Now the idea behind mineral make-up is that it offers you the full face coverage of proper foundation without feeling to heavy on your face therefore hoping that you look more natural overall and your skin gets a chance to breathe. In this case it also works as protection from the sun - but still wear suncream just in case! I dont have that bad skin on my face Ive never had many spots, never had really bad dry skin and I would class my skintype as normal and this looked horrific on me so I honestly cannot think of a skintype this would suit and flatter.
First of all it doesnt give you very good coverage at all. You cant even tell Im wearing make-up when I apply this which I know makes you look natural but it also makes me look like crap. When Ive had a late night I need something that will cover dark circles and blemishes but this simply doesnt do the trick. So people will spot prone skin wont get along well with this.
It also dried my skin out quite a bit. I always moisturise day and night so dry skin on my face is something that doesnt happen to me very often. Yet somehow this seemed to sink into my skin and exaggerate dry skin you couldnt see or feel before I put it on. If anything this helps draw attention to the bits your trying to cover not hide them! Now having said that this works quite well as a powder applied over the top of foundation but I think that kind of cancels out the point of this as then your skin has twice as much foundation on. Ill continue to use mine as a face powder but Id never wear it on its own again it dried my skin out and the coverage is awful.
Oh another good thing is that it contains SPF15 so you are helping to protect your skin from sun damage by wearing this - Id rather my face got sunburnt!
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I really am a fan of this Foundation. I don't usually use foundation, as I have sensitive skin and eczema and often find that using foundation mes my skin dry, flaky and sore. This foundation, however is different.
I first tried it last Christmas time, in store where a body shop employee showed me how to use the brush, work the powder into it and apply the foundation. It looks amazing on, it's really clever how they only need a few colour options, but your skin tone is matched perfectly! It feels soft, and it's a lovely experience applying it with the brush!
After seeing it on, I bought the foundation and the brush immediately, and I have never used a different foundation since. Now I don't wear make-up every day, probably once a week, but the foundation is lasting really well, I still have about half left, almost a year later!
It doesn't make my skin sore like other foundations, it doesn't make my skin flaky. I can even apply moisturiser over the top if I feel I need it later in the day. It gives a wonderful 'no make up' look, looking natural and showing my freckles, whilst giving me an even skin tone, and covering any blemishes or redness. It doesn't block my pores and is easy to remove.
It's definately worth trying out - they'll apply it for you in store and you can see for yourself. I would recommend buying the brush as well as the foundation, as it's an integral part of the application process!
From: The Body Shop
For: Buildable light to medium coverage with spf protection
The packaging is clean, plain and simple, but looks nice and high quality as most Body Shop products do. It's a plastic pot with a screw-on lid which is easy to open.
The pot is a sifter pot, meaning it has a cover over the product with little holes in it. you tip this upside-down into the lid to get some of the powder out, and then use it from in the lid.
It's really easy to use, just tip some of the powder into the lid, work it into a kabuki brush, then apply to the face in a circular buffing motion.
The powder feels lovely and silky and it's very lightweight. When you apply it to the skin you really can't feel it on. It doesn't take long to apply it to the whole face, you just need to make sure you buff well or it can sit in pores and fine lines making them more obvious.
It looks really natural and as long as you choose the right shade for your skin it really doesn't look like you're even wearing foundation. It covers most blemishes and imperfections sufficiently without looking obvious or cakey, but it doesn't help with dark circles under the eyes.
It stays on all day and keeps a nice matte base to your skin without melting away or fading. I really want to love this foundation because it really does look great, but I have a major problem with it. After applying the foundation my skin feels quite sore. I'm not sure whether this is due to a reaction to an ingredient in the powder, or because of the buffing action required to apply, but it really is unpleasant.
All in all this is a good foundation, unfortunately, I just seem to have a sensitivity to it.
Thumbs in the middle from me.
Prior to this make up, i used to wear Dream Matt Mouse. It made my skin awful and was bad for my complection. I then discovered Rimmel Londons mineral make up, however i thought that it was very cakey, and applied very thickly onto my skin, giving an unnatural look, that i was not looking for. I then found Body Shops Mineral Foundation, and i have to say i was extremely impressed with it. The brush has to be bought seperately, however it is very efficient and gives a good coverage of the foundation over the whole face, and it reaches into all creases in the face, which i found very good. The foundation gives a light coverage that can be built up in layers to create a natural look, so you appear to be wearing no make up at all. Overall i would rate this foundation as one of the best for value on the high street. I found it amazing, and would strongly reccomend it as it keeps your complection perfect.
This is the first Mineral Foundation i Have Ever Tried !
i came across the body shop mineral foundation when asking the assitent for a foundation that would matify and get rid of shine she recommend this and i decided to give it a try !
Price : £14.65 at the moment there is an offer on to get the brush and mineral foundation for £25 giving you a saving of £5 !
the assistent matched the foundation to my jaw line and i was pleased with the colour you couldnt really see anything it blended that well
But when i got home the areas i wanted to cover ( my shiney Nose ) well it didnt cover my nose still had shine this was very frustrated considering id just lashed out £25
This would not cover up spots ior blemishes if you had this foundation ! i would recommend this for someone with extremely clear skin and just wants a bit of a glow !
I liked this foundation on my cheeks ( the areas i dont suffer with ) and my chin and forehead You can hardely tell You have anything on there is no clogging and it blends lovley it is very natrual and gives the kind of airbrush effect but you have got to have clear skin in the first place to get this !
The foundation last's on your face all day as i still come's off on the babywhipes at night .
I also wouldnt recommend this foundation for oiley areas as the oils comes through after a couple of hours !
overall i think this foundation is for someone with very clear skin and just wants to add abit of natrual colour to there skin tone !
The Minerals Foundation from The Body Shop is yet another great beauty care product in the market. It is made from minerals such as Mica, Titanium Dioxide and Kaolin. I have extremely sensitive skin and my skin can react to pretty much anything. Having developed a certain level of reliability of Body Shop's products, I decided to take the plunge and try the make up range. No regrets at all!
I went on to have a make-over in store. Honestly, the make over was a complete nightmare as I came out looking like a complete mess! However, the products used appeared to be of great quality. They are slightly expensive at just under £15 (correct on 24th May 09). Unfortunately, they do not come with a brush, a separate one needs to be bought (a further £15) but not required if you have one already. In spite of this, I think it is worth every penny and they do last long. I have been using it now for about a month and I cannot see the quantity going down!
It is very easy to apply, especially if you are the type that does not like to spend too much time in the morning and want it quick! It settles well on the skin and it gives the skin a very even tone. It also keeps the moisturizer intact. It is one of the few foundations out there that you can actually sleep in and it does not harm your skin.
It is available in 4 different shades to suit your skin colour. It gives the skin a natural shimmer and is a must have in every make up bag!
Helps to minimise the appearance of fine lines and reduces the appearance of redness, imperfections, blemishes and visible pores /