You guys? I think I'm in love.. This is the best foundation for me right now. It looks natural, I feel glowing.. And it's made without that itchy Bismuth ingredient that some mineral makeups have.. I am so happy. The packaging is also good. There is a screen inside the pot which the powder shakes out from, so that's a bit different from usual and I do like it..One tip, the powder may get on your clothing but it rubs off easily. What's wonderful is you can apply this with a kabuki brush or a powder puff and either way will look just as good. The finish is natural, not chalky like other mineral makeups were.
I am somewhat fair medium and I bought three shades in the level two range.. The girl at the store helped me choose level two. 202 Natural Vanilla is a good natural white shade, I don't see any yellow or pinks or orange in this. 208 golden vanilla seems like a warm color, a nice warmth but it was slightly dark for my tone so I mixed some 202 over it and now it's a nice shade of sun kissed. Did not get to try 205 rose vanilla but will do that tomorrow.
I have sensitive combination acne rosacea prone skin and I will continue to buy this.
I am not naive. I didn't think this would be a miracle worker in terms of covering up acne scars, but I thought it would at least minimize them. Wrong. However, it does even out my skin-tone. I'd say this is a sheer-coverage foundation. This product does, despite what TBS claims, settle into fine lines and makes my pores look horrible. Like other reviewers have said, the texture is very chalky.
My skin is very sensitive and immediately when I put this on, my skin itches, my lips get irritated and swell and my eyes get red. I tried explaining to the girls who sold me this that talc, mica and bismuth oxychloride irritate my skin and they were flabbergasted. They didn't believe it. I stupidly bought this product after they suggested it was all the "un-natural" ingredients in other products that were causing a reaction. Whatever, lesson learned. I'll trust my gut next time.
This product was my first foundation, and I still use it. The Body Shop is great at matching your exact color and finding what works best with your skin. I use the rose ivory shade and it gives a very natural not cakey look to your skin! It looks so natural and feels weightless, while still giving good coverage. It's a little pricey, 30$ but I think it's worth it. The packaging is small and easy to bring with you everywhere!
Definitely have/will continue to buy again.
i use this foundation for daily wear and it looks just amazing! my skin just looks so natural! i don't require much coverage, just enough to even out skin tone, and this does the job perfectly. love the texture and the best thing is my skin has never broken out with this foundation! i use the kabuki brush from the body shop to put this on! will definitely buy again!
Really bad coverage, chalky consistency. Not impressed!!
I really like the texture of this powder, which is very fine. However, I think it was the brush I used, but the first time I used, it made my face look really powdery and made me look like I obviously had makeup on. I haven't used it again, so I hope to grab a better brush someday and try it again. The packaging was okay, but since it's loose powder, then obviously it's going to get everywhere and it creates a mess. The price was a bit high though.
Best foundation powder I've ever used. The secret is in prepping your skin and using a brush to buff it on properly. I do find I need to use another powder on top to finish it. Otherwise I was quite impressed by its coverage and how it evens out my skin tone. I have even got a lot of compliments on how my clear and smooth my complexion is since I started using it. I wish it could come with me during the evening for touchups but a great purchase nonetheless.
I bought this because I found that the liquid foundation was perfect for my skintone and thought that this would be a perfect setting powder to go along with it. And sadly, I was a bit disappointed. This product comes with a sifter, that makes the powder extra fine, which is one thing I really like about this, but for some reason, it goes on really streaky and blotchy and it doesn't blend out well. The color isn't the same as the foundation color and was too light for some reason. I even had to double check if I got the right one. I'll be using this until I finish it, but I wouldn't be repurchasing anything from this line again because even though the foundation proved to be the perfect match for my skin, it accentuated my pores and it was not at all flattering.
I like this loose-powder. I can use it alone when I'm in a rush, as it is light-medium coverage to me. I can also use it to set my liquid foundation.
It's really finely-milled. I turn it over (closed, obviously) and tap the bottom (now top when you're holding it) once to get some powder into the lid like the instructions say and carefully open it. One tap is enough product for my whole face. Removing my brush (The body shop's kabuki brush) caused some of the powder to fly. The brush does sometimes pick up too much powder which is no big deal to me because I can just tap it back into the pot. Though you should build on the coverage than just take a lot of it at once otherwise your face will look darker than other parts of your face. It creates an even, smooth, matte look, but I still need to blot my t-zone sometimes.
The packaging is nice and simple. Black lid, clear bottom so you can see how much product is left (which is taking a while for me to go through. I use it at least 4x a week, 4th month so far and it doesn't even look like it's half done) and a secure..strainer-like thing at the and inside of the container. Does a fine job of letting powder through, doesn't get clogged.
The price is $25. It's pricey for a foundation in my opinion as I know there are others that are cheaper and do just as good. I only decided to try this out because my phone company was offering a deal of buying an Extra virgin minerals product and you'd recieve a free kabuki brush (heh.) and there was also a 15% off sale, major yay. But I will repurchase if it goes on sale.
I use this product as a finishing powder over my liquid (medium coverage) foundation rather than as the main foundation. I love the finish it leaves, it really brightens up my face without looking sparkley so it looks natural and it's good for day wear. It sets my foundation and makes my skin look smooth and flawless. When I first started wearing it a few people commented that I looked different, brighter and radiant, and asked if I had a new love in my life! I wouldn't be without it and have been using it for about 3 years. One pot normally lasts me about 3-4 months.
This year it was repackaged as 'extra virgin' minerals, rather than just Minerals, but it's the same product. I use the fat brush that you can buy to use for it at the Bodyshop, which makes it's easy to apply evenly to the face, however it's not the easiest for picking up powder it tends to pick up a little too much out of the pot so I usually have to tap some of it back in.