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rated 5 of 5 on 6/17/2014 3:28:00 AM More reviews by jolicorne

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Black, Other, Other Eyes: Black

I've been using this product since I was in early high school and now I almost get my bachelor degree. I always use shade 02. Bought this from time to time and the last time I bought it costs around US$25. I actually always feel guilty to my mom for demanding this product regularly due to its price but I secretly sure she understand that I already can't move on from this loose powder. When I was 15 my mom's beauty advicer told me that I shouldn't use a compact powder because of my skin type, and because I was so young, she recommended TBS as the product I should try because she considered it as the safest one.

This product is a daily need for me now. I can't go outside without this. I don't mind it's shimmering but one thing I still being uncomfortable for years is that sometimes it can spill when you open it, especially when it's new. I always need to work with my sticky tape about that :)

But overall for me this product is great.

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rated 4 of 5 top reviewer on 6/9/2014 7:19:00 AM More reviews by larosedechanel

Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown

I bought Loose Face Powder from The Body Shop on sale for $5 from $16.50 in the shade 05, the darkest shade. It's intended to be applied over foundation to help reduce shin & set makeup. Still, I like to wear this alone because it's practically summer & I'm not wanting to wear foundation. I have oily skin & not wearing anything isn't an option. At first, I was skeptical about this powder on my oily skin because the ingredients have oils & I'm not interested in a breakout.

I initially tried this on in the store... it was the last one in a dark shade available & I don't want to say I had to settle, but I was not enthusiastic about buying this because I felt it would be too dark for me. There is not at all good shade selection in this powder & I felt I'd regret it if I didn't buy this despite my doubts. At $5, I knew if I didn't buy it that day, it would have been gone the next. Can I tell you—I was pleasantly surprised! Loose Face Powder has awesome coverage & keeps my face shine-free & matte. Like I mentioned above, I wear it alone & it balances out my skin tone a little bit.

My complaints:
1. I wish The Body Shop would give these a name or some type of shade indicator. The colours are a number system like 01, 02, 03, etc.; I bought 05, all right. What does that mean? I can physically see it's a bronze-brown colour with shimmer, but, & I'm sure a lot of you will agree with me, I'd feel a lot better if the shades referred to actual skin tones like light/fair, medium/tan, dark/deep… you know what I mean.

2. That, & the non-sale price are what pull me back. It's totally worth it if it's on sale, but I would never in my life pay $17 for this. On the other hand, The Body Shop did not skip out on the amount of product you get. That's why it's such a good buy—but still, only on sale. I bought this & The Body Shop's Oil-Free Foundation on a whim figuring it could hurt to try & I'm glad I did!

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rated 3 of 5 on 1/26/2014 6:08:00 PM More reviews by supasparkle

Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue

Great loose powder, even better when purchased at half price!

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rated 3 of 5 on 11/13/2013 12:12:00 AM More reviews by mbdfz1

Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel

The powder itself is ok. I have 2 problems with it though, one it's shimmery and two the packaging isn't ideal! It's one of those packaging's that can spill out when you open it. But I bought this powder during the summetime when I was a bit darker and now that it's winter, I only use it as bronzer and it works okay but I wouldn't recommend anybody to buy this. There are better products out there and cheaper ones, this is expensive!

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rated 4 of 5 on 11/6/2013 11:24:00 PM More reviews by Sunshine74

Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Medium Brown, Not Sure Hair: Black, Other, Other Eyes: Black

I tried this product first time and very impressed with the quality.

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rated 5 of 5 on 10/1/2013 3:52:00 PM More reviews by MarifreakinA

Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel

The fact that this product has never broken me out intrigues me. I have never read the ingredients list because I assumed that since it was from the body shop it was "all natural". I was wrong, but I have to laugh at myself because if I had known the list of ingredients I would have told the sales woman "no way". For anyone who is curious here is the list of ingredients: Talc, Nylon-12, Polyethylene, Silica, PTFE, Boron Nitride, Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Methylparaben, Tetrasodium EDTA, Iron Oxides
I am appalled, but to be honest, while their Extra Virgin Olive Oil MMU made me break out, this one has never broken me out. I am in a state of shock but I love this MMU so I am undecided as to if I want to rebuy it or not. It's not the heaviest coverage but it's a nice base for my main foundation. Very surprised, I really thought their products were supposed to be natural, not sure what to think, but I love this MMU.

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rated 4 of 5 on 9/19/2013 1:10:00 AM More reviews by andinkd

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure Hair: Black, Other, Other Eyes: Black

This loose powder had quite large holes which made it deposit large amounts of powder if i shook it (i simply closed all the other holes except for one with clear tape to fix that problem), it gave a nice very very very subtle effect that made you look like you had healthy glowing skin, although i must say it doesn't last very long on oily/combo skin (around 3 hours) and it doesn't give coverage (so it's more of a finishing powder or a powder fit for people with great skin conditions) at around $19 for 14g this product is quite pricey, but it's worth it if you're looking for a natural, not cakey, subtle healthy glowing look- i got this product in shade 03 (another con is how little range of shades they have of this loose powder)

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rated 3 of 5 on 7/16/2013 5:19:00 PM More reviews by Nacelle

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Green

I'm sure it's an okay powder, but the color just wasn't right for me. And I got it in the lightest shade. Well, well.

Love the body shop, but if they make super pale foundations, I really think they should sell a super pale or translucent powder too.

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rated 2 of 5 on 5/27/2013 11:10:00 AM More reviews by indskunk

Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Olive, Not Sure Hair: Black, Other, Other Eyes: Black

Unfortunately just found out this broke me out. Whether it's powder or dust, it broke me out terribly even with intervals. It's sad cos it is only 1/4 used. But packaging was hell. Powder flew everywhere. I tried shaking abit, still rained on me. Tried lighthandedly with my brush, still as messy. Sad. :(

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rated 4 of 5 on 4/18/2013 7:03:00 AM More reviews by vania28

Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Black

It works perfectly well with my liquid foundation. It doesn't make my makeup looks cakey,it absorbs oil well,makes my skin glows too. The price is suitable with its quality.

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