The Body Shop • Extra Virgin Minerals Loose Powder Foundation • Powder
|Would buy this product again.||55%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I had been thinking lately about purchasing a new foundation when I happened to come across this, and was thinking about trying mineral foundation again anyways. I've tried every kind and brand of foundation out there and the only 2 that look legitimately NATURAL, smooth, naturally matte, and that my skin react well to are Benefit's Some-Kinda-Gorgeous compact foundation, and The Body Shop's Extra Virgin Mineral powder foundation. This foundation is amazing. I have very dry, hypersensitive skin that will break out the more dry it is. I feel that having a barrier of well-hydrated skin helps to prevent acne, and this foundation definitely did not irritate my skin at all. Felt extremely light and smooth, the color was a perfect match ( I got 305 natural beige), and I am NC40-NC45 in Mac. I was concerned that this, because it is a powder, would dry my skin out further and irritate it, however, this was not the case. If you have dry skin, but are like me and prefer a matte finish definitely give this a try. I got mine on sale so it was only $10, it's usually $20, I think ? If your skin is dry be sure to use a nice moisturizing cream before applying this. Also, it does not have a ton of coverage, but is perfect for daily use for those without much acne or who do not need a ton of coverage like myself. If you need more coverage use some concealer and this over top. Lasts pretty well, has a nice matte but very natural finish, is great for sensitive skin, and feels like you have nothing on. Thumbs up !
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
It's a nice powder foundation, that's it, it's "nice". Quite smooth, a little buildable, but if you want more than light coverage then you'll know you're wearing it, as it's quite heavy on the skin. It's never broke me out though. This was my "go to" powder foundation, but for the price and considering how long it lasts, you may as well pay an extra £10 and go for BareMinerals powder foundation.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
I've recently stopped using foundation to let my skin breath. I use concealer and bronzer instead. When I first bought this, I thought it would give a light coverage, 'balance' my reddish colour and be good to my skin (just so that I could use less concealer).
The thing is that I can barely tell the difference between when I'm wearing this or not. It neither feels or looks as if it's there. Very natural, but also a bit dissapointing. Perhaps I would like it more if i had no pimples at all. But for now I will buy another concealer instead.
I label this one as GHOST-MAKEUP.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I bought this during a sale and I must say I am pleasantly surprised at how much I like it. I have oily/acne prone skin with a light-medium skin tone and purchased the Natural Vanilla 202 shade and it blends in perfectly. I find the shades run dark and was surprised I matched to this shade but it works. It leaves a semi-matte satin finish so it looks very natural. It gives a light coverage which can be buildable to a medium but not full. It provides me with a nice base but I do need to use my BM ready or cream concealer to cover my redness on my chin, around my nose, blemishes and spots. I would buy again because the natural shades are a true neutral which works great for my skintone. Plus when they have a sale the price is amazing for the quality.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Black
I have had my little pot for quiet a while, as I struggle to bring myself to using it.
It has a light to medium coverage and is very matte. And I mean matte to the point of looking dry chalky and dead. Sadly, I do not have setting spray to correct that dry dead look. I guess I would like it better if I had.
It is good for oily skin but that does not change the super dry finish.
The packaging isn't that great as the sifter lets out too much product.
The price...far too expensive for the performance it gives. Luckily, I have a love your body card and used a voucher.
I may try and finish it off now summer is on the way and my skin will inevitably turn into an oil factory. So hopefully that will counteract the dryness.
Personally, I much prefer the ELF Mineral Foundation as it looks more natural and has better coverage.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I was recommended this as I have sensitive skin, it definitely does not irritate my skin so thumbs up there. As for coverage, it looks very natural though I would have to say there are not many shades and so it will not suit everyone
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
It was my first time trying out a mineral foundation and I was rather disappointed. It didnt really give me any kind of coverage that I was hoping for. It didnt even cover any my blemishes! And instead of covering my pores, it just kinda made them look even bigger. It feels very light though. I ended up using this product as my foundation setter when I'm using a liquid foundation.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Blue
I bought this a few days ago because I have been searching for a mineral foundation that doesn't have too many irritants in it. I believe this foundation only has 3 or 4 ingredients to it, so I gave it a whirl! I didn't get a perfect match with the color selection and I found that I couldn't get the kind of coverage I wanted to cover up my acne/acne scarring, no matter how many layers I put on. This might be a great foundation for someone who already has nice skin, but for me this one didn't work. Price was okay, I got it on a sale for $14 - and the sifter that comes in the container I didn't mind. I was unimpressed with the product altogether for my skin - so it was returned.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I LOVE these minerals!!!!!
The colour match to my skin is great (I am using 102 natural ivory) and they fair much better than Bare Minerals in my opinion. They are not too skiny or too flat looking, and provide a nice natural and healthy look. With all minerals the coverage is light, but that is exactly what I need for day-to-day work wear - especially as heavier coverage foundations always seem to look too mask like on my fair skin.
I will definitely continue to buy these, and think they are a bargain for such high quality.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black
I decided to try this when it was going on sale for $10. I thought I was getting a great deal, but I didn't realize that it only has 5 g, so it is only reasonably priced. Wait til it goes on sale if you want to give this a shot.
With that said, this powder foundation is not bad. Nice texture for my combo/oily skin. I got 208 Golden Vanilla, which turned out to be just a tad dark for my NC30-35 skin. I will probably save it for summer. Actually it works as a very subtle bronzer for me right now (winter) since it has a nice sheen to it. And that's the other thing worth noting: it will make you look pretty damn shiny if you have oily skin.