There are equal pros and cons about this product. Here is why:
1. It gives a very natural look.
When I started using this, my friends actually thought I didnt wear any makeup and asked what happened to all my blemishes!
2. And having said that, it gives a fairly good coverage when you apply concealer beforehand.
3. Doesn't break me out. (With good makeup removing steps, see below)
Like many others have said, they were recommended by the Body Shop's sales girl.
She even tried it on my face! At first I thought it was pretty good because she explained how this will give you a natural look, good coverage blah blah blah.
The bad thing is:
1. My face turned super oily after 1-2 hours! At the end of the day, I have a layer of OIL on my face. LOL. Hence, I make sure I do the proper steps of removing the makeup and having my skin thoroughly cleaned after that to prevent breakouts.
2. The makeup brush given was horrible! After using it for 3 months, the entire thing is shedding off. Some of the "hairs" from the brush got stick to my face when I'm applying the foundation. It's really annoying and embarrassing at the same time if you got one or two strands on your face. (and you went out without realizing it)
This is too much of a hassle for me to purchase again. I was expecting alot more from this but it doesn't turn out to be perfect for me. Only thing I liked about this is that it gives you a natural look (*which doesn't last long because my face got so oily after a short time!).
Moral of the story: Read reviews before buying!
- finally a yellow tone foundation
- medium coverage
- got it on sale for $10 so I thought the price was great
- made my face super duper oily ( not an exaggeration )
- accentuates dry patches
- doesn't stay put
Worst Foundation I have ever tried.
I was a fool to buy this, I fell in love with the packaging and the fact that The Body Shop had a sale on. It looks great and the brush is soft but oh dear...the product.
Where do I begin...
- There is so much oil on it that you can't even use powder to set it properly
- It is oily and yet it makes the powder look flakey on the product
- The brush leaves streak's and it does not settle into the skin
- It covers redness well but it does not hide any spots.
I will never touch The Body Shop compact foundations ever again...I should have read reviews first.
I bought this on a 3 for $30 deal along with the liquid foundation and power. This has a cream consistency that dries to a powder finish. I find that it works best if I section my face rather than dotting it all over and then blending it like I usually do because this product dries fast. Sometimes I find it a tad bit cakey. I probably won't be repurchasing this because I don't really like how I have to apply it section by section . For some reason my compact dips more than usual in the middle.
I bought this foundation to use because I was going on vacation and didnt want to carry liquid foundation with me, its very portable and the brush that it comes with makes application so easy that I can do my entire face in under 4 minutes. This product matched my face perfectly, covered up my flaws and blended on like butter. I'm usually a MAC NC42 and I got an #402 in this product. The product gets used up fairly quickly as well, because there is a significant dip in the product after using it 5-6 times, and I use it sparingly. The coverage is light to medium, and I always top it off with a powder and it stays put with minimum fading until the end of the day. The only downside is the price. I bought it with a 50% off coupon, so I paid $13 for it, otherwise I would never buy it full price. I will buy it again if I get another 50% off coupon. Highly recommend this product if you are traveling.
Horrible looking foundation! And whats more horrible, I got this one in a wrong colour from the counter girl. I went back to the store because it was too yellow toned on my face. She said that all their foundations from this line are a bit yellow toned, because this would be foundations especially for hiding couperose and rosacea. Weird, because I have couperose/rosacea and I looked like I was from another country.
It s heavy, cakey looking when you don't set it with powder. There s a brush that comes with it, which is also horrible because you see the stripes on your face. I think the best way to apply it is with your fingers.
One really good thing is that my face looks better and healthy after using it. So mineral foundations do have great benefits for your skin. Especially when you have rosacea. I think I will search for another colour in the liquid version.
Lasting power is decent, but not great.
The mineral powder I do like.
When I first tried it on, I was very happy as the colour was a perfect match and the finish was flawless. It makes your skin looks so smooth and fine. However, it breaks me out. I couldn't believe it as I thought mineral foundation should be good for your skin. So after all the spots were clear, I tried it on again just to confirm. And with no disappointment, my skin had a terrible break out again! Very disappointed as otherwise I thought it would be a nice product.
I would rate this foundation between a 4 and a 5 in the winter or dry months only!! As far as the summer or humid months go, I would definitely recommend an alternate foundation as the Extra Virgin Minerals Cream Compact Foundation is far too oily and shiny. But I have just started using it for the winter and love it! It does not clog my pores or irritate my eyes. However, I apply the foundation with my finger tips instead of with the brush (the brush results in streaky coverage).
I got this from the recommendation of the sales girls at The Body Shop, who swore it wouldn't clog my pores, but I don't agree and I don't really like it. It goes on streaky and wet and while they say it turns into powder, it sort of feels like that on your hand, but not on your face. I used it in the summer. Bad idea. It made me feel clogged and did not help my breakouts. It gets onto things easily and just feels greasy. I love the compact and the brush is better than most makeup compact brushes, (The Body Shop has great brushes) and I love All-In-One face base, but this just wasn't in the same league. Disappointment. It just sits there. Shame.
I was recommended this compact when I just started to develop combination skin. I am oily in the t-zone, but very dry on the chin and neck area. I also have had a long battle with acne. This is my second day wearing this foundation and I already do not like it. Firstly, coverage is horrible. My acne can be seen right through it, and I may as well not wear makeup at all. Secondly, my nose is a mirror. It is so shiny that right after putting this foundation on, I can run my finger on my nose and there will already be grease present. I don't know if it is just my picky face, but this has not worked as well as I hoped. I will not buy again. This is for people with combination skin with no acne what so ever. I will have to start my search once more, for a suitable foundation.