The Body Shop • Nature's Minerals Foundation • Foundations
|Would buy this product again.||39%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I use this foundation to set my BB cream. It evens out my skintone nicely but doesn't control oil very well; my nose already shines a bit a couple of hours after putting this on. I love the mesh sifter very much since it makes the product come out very fine, and also the included instructions for use are actually relevant & fun at the same time. What is annoying is that it's hard to bring this around for travel. Powder comes flying around everywhere when I open this, which is a big waste of product. When there's too much powder already past the mesh sifter, I "pound" it back in using the rounded end of a makeup brush. It works but it's definitely not worth doing all the time just so I could bring this foundation around. I keep on using this though, since I've found that it photographs rather nicely, flash or not, despite the high SPF.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Not liking this product at all. The quality of the powder itself is very silky and oh-so-soft on your skin. Certainly did not break me out, or clog my sensitive skin. BUT. In terms of its oil control, it's horrible. Actually, it's really quite non-existent. My oily skin would be, well, really quite oily within the two hours after the product's application, and this is when I am in an AC-controlled room! And again, what I don't like about The Body Shop's MU products is its lack of color varities. I'm sad to even ask if The Body Shop only cares about the lighter-skin folks? Anyway, one lippie for this product for its SPF.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Bought this but the coverage was not great. Didn't cover mcuh at all would not buy for that price ever again
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Like many others, I've been trying to find a product dup for BE. I found w/ BE, it didn't give me a natural look and it gave me a tanned look.
So I walked in the Body Shop, the sales associate matched me up w/ my shade & I was hesitant at first but she convinced me. I really like the packaging, the sifter really helps with application control & the kabuki brush is also a MUST. I LOVE it, one of the softest face brushes ever (and it's very dense so you can easily build more coverage).
As far as the coverage goes, I don't think it covers blemishes well enough, I still have to use concealer with this product (even if I buff and buff and buff).
It gives off a very light, glowy look (perfect for a natural look). It's also a tad pricey, $25 then the kabuki brush is $26, so I spent $51 total. >___< Not exactly affordable.
I think I'm going to return it, and continue on with my search for a perfect mineral powder foundation.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Since the reviews on this mineral powder foundation is pretty good, I figured I'd better try it because of the fact that it has SPF25. I have been using Bare Escentuals for years and decided to stay with it since they came up new shades for women with gold tone complexions. When I dropped by at The Body Shop, the woman recommended that the shade #4 is better for me. So, I bought it. I don't think I like the color. It looks like I have a tan on my face, but not on the rest of my body. I also felt some kind of itchiness on my face. I think I'll return it and stick with Bare Escentuals. Bare came up with matte powder foundations, too. Anyway, I use Neutrogena's Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 30 & 45 under makeup so there's no point using an SPF25 mineral foundation.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I love this mineral foundation. I first tried Bare Minerals and found it to be rather powdery looking, but I did like the staying power of it. I then tried the Body Shop mineral foundation because I was told it was finer than Bare Minerals.
Nature's minerals blends in really well without looking chalky, and stays put. I have an oily T-zone so this was a big plus for me. I love how the package has a sifter. It makes it easier to control how much you use without making a mess.
You MUST get the brush. It's designed for the super fine powder. A regular brush won't take advantage of that.
I like the fact that it's SPF 25, Bare Minerals is SPF 15 I think. I wore it in the summer without any other sunscreen on my face, and it works!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Okay, so I'm about three weeks into this. I'll edit later if I have to.
First, I've used the All in One facebase for YEARS and loved it. But I'm really trying to limit parabens, hence the switch to the mineral foundation. I also used mineral foundations (B. E. )in the past and completely hated it, so I was hesitant to try this. So...
The packaging is the typical swirl pot, but it has a fine mesh screen rather than the poke-hole ones. It works MUCH better. It is still slightly messy, but that's to be expected with mineral powder foundation.
The finish is fantastic. Air-brushed. But it does not feel heavy, itchy, cakey, or settle into fine lines, like BE did on my skin. I do still get oily in my t-zone, and I am currently experimenting with a mattifying moisturizer and oil-blotting tissues. I may have to add a mineral veil, and as TBS doesn't have one, I'll do another brand. But it's summer and I'm still experimenting.
As far as coverage, it is build-able... I have issues with blemishes sometimes, and the first pass is enough when my skin looks pretty good. If you have more blemish-prone skin and need more coverage, I don't know if this would necessarily give you enough.
I've used the new bronzer on top of this, and for the first time in YEARS I've had people comment how fresh my skin looks. That never happens, so I'm quite surprised. It's easy and fast and I will definitely re-purchase. I'm just hoping I can find a solution to the oily t-zone, but that's always an issue for me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Tan Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I don't like to wear foundation or powder on my face but since I have combo skin I don't like using lotion on my t zone so I bought this powder mainly for the SPF and to cover up a bit of shine. I'm fairly happy with it as it feels very light on my face and it has a minimal amount of ingridients, which I feel, the less stuff that's on my face the better. I guess for those looking for full on coverage, this is not the powder foundation for you, but if you want some light almost transclucent coverage with some SPF, then go for it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I bought this product about a month ago, I am not totally dissatisfied but I am not sure that it is right for my skin tone. I occasionally get dry cheeks, the colour (4) is right but it's the way that the powder settles. I have tried layering it up to achieve a more polished look. I bought this so that I wouldnt have to wear my YSL Radiant Touch everyday, however have started going back. It's ok if you are running around and don't worry too much about the coverage or look probably not polished enough for me. I do have some skin pigmentation so I don't want to cover entirely but this is quite an expensive product for what it is. I will give mineral foundation another go but try another brand.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
This mineral powder is very finely milled and goes on without caking or looking powdery. Sadly, the lightest shade 01 is still several shades too dark for me and it has nearly no coverage whatsoever. And if you don't use something to take care of the shine (I use a mineral veil and primer, myself) this foundation tends to make your face all shiny and not in a nice way.
I actually threw the last of it away, because it just made me unbearably oily and shiny, and it seems it was the reason of the bumps I had on my cheeks since those went away when I stopped using this.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Sadly, this product did not work for me. :( I really wanted it to and I was so disappointed! It's a little pricey at $25.00 without tax. I put this on my skin (which has very few imperfections) and it turned it into a shiny mess. Also, my pores gobbled it up. The makeup does not set quite right and leaves a shiny film on my face that is very uncomfortable. For some reason, it also makes my blush disappear! I do like the packaging and the fact that it is "natural". I usually love Body Shop products, but this one was a dud. Skip it.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I did not like it. My face looked orange after using this and I even tried a lighter colour which completely washed me out. My skin was really dry after applying it and it sinks into fine lines around the eyes. However it does cover pretty well.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive Hair: Black Eyes: Other
1) The texture is great. Very lightweight, I feel like I'm not wearing any makeup. The minerals are very finely sifted, and settle like silk on my skin.
2) The packaging. As many reviewers have mentioned, the mesh-like sift is great and I look forward to reusing the container for other mineral makeup.
3) The finish is luminous. Contains mica, which imparts a nice, natural glow. Even though I have oily skin, this does not make my skin any oilier than other mineral makeup.
1) The coverage is poor. I use three times the amount I normally use to build up coverage, and even then, I cannot fully cover zit marks. It's great for the weekends when you want a natural look, but not so good for work. I solve this by mixing it with my Monave mineral foundation (very thick coverage)
EDIT: Will not repurchase because there are a lot of better mineral makeup out there. But I would love to purchase an empty container. The packaging is great!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Black
this is the first mineral foundation i've tried and from what i've read about mineral makeup i found out that tbs is still the brand i can trust for quality products. their mineral line is no exception.
this foundation only has the basic ingredients that mineral makeup should have and nothing else. it has the kaolin clay, the titanium dioxide, Illite and may only contain mica and iron oxides. no bismuth. for the same price as the bare escentuals foundation i would pick the body shop's mineral foundation anytime. it's easy to apply, it has a screen sifter instead of the usual plastic with holes so the finely milled powder comes out even more sifted like the way you sift flour before baking or smoother.
it stays on quite a bit and the few touch ups are only on my t-zone which gobbles up the powder with its oilies i suppose. my mineral veil sets it and makes last longer. shade 02 is my shade and it's not cakey and doesn't have the wash out effect i usually have with other foundations when i have my picture taken.
a little goes a long way so that $25 can last you, it's lasting me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
i returned this because i had an immediate skin reaction the minute i put it on.
they say mineral products are fine for all skin types. That's not true and DON'T believe what they say!
This product made me burn. My skin looked raw after i took it off and it took me over a week for my skin to go back to normal.
The colour choice was pretty limited and the product felt quite cheap in the container.
Never again. Unfortunately this product has put me off all mineral powders but this has to be the WORST reaction i've ever had with a cosmetic product in a long long time.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
I'm surprised by the reviews here because I really like this mineral foundation. I have tried a gazillion this past year in an effort to find something that would suit my skin colour, look radiant and last all day without drying my skin out. This fits the bill.
I use the colour 4 and its a perfect match, I love that this is light and natural-looking, it never looks like I have anything on my face no matter how much you put on! The finish is semi-matte but not shiny, just a soft glow. I do agree that it doesnt cover much but you could always use a concealer with it if that was what you needed. I personally, am happy to use concealer if needed and like this to even out my skintone. I also use it to set my foundation/TM sometimes and it works well for that too.
The jar it comes in has a mesh instead of a sifter and it works really well to stop the top overflowing as its easier for it all to go back in. The other great thing is that it lasts all day, that never happens with minerals for me - even though Im not oily, they never last - but this one day without a primer. I find that pretty impressive, plus it doesnt have any irritating ingredients.
I will definitely be buying this again as I think - depending on your needs - it really is a pretty great foundation. Highly recommended for those that are looking for a non-drying, long lasting, light coverage mineral foundation. A* from me :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I finally tried minerals make up after my skin breaks out from using several tyes of products and make ups all at once. Somehow I need a powder/foundation that gives me some coverage without further breaking out my skin.
I tried Bare Escentuals but apparently I'm allergic to bismuth because I felt very itchy after an hour of wearing it. I googled and found out the source of the itchiness is bismuth in Bare Ecentuals make up. So I tried to find bare minerals make up without bismuth.... and Body Shop makes it without bismuth! Their active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide (24.4%). Other Ingredients: Kaolin, Illite. May Contain: Mica, Iron Oxides. I checked on www.zerozits.com on the list of ingredients that may be comedogenic or cause irritancy, and body shop's natural mineral ingredients is safe.
Anyways, the coverage is very light. But on the acne marks I have, I used the eyeshadow brush to put more coverage on it. I love it so far. And one jar lasts a long time. For people who are looking for natural look make up, this is the one for you. For people who are looking for more coverage, I recommend Mac Mineralize. But beware if you are allergic to bismuth because Mac Mineralize has bismuth in their ingredients. Most people are not allergic to bismuth though. It's just a problem to several people.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
My hopes weren't too high for this but I bought it anyway because I am a foundation addict! The lightest shade 01 was surprisingly light enough for my NC15 skin tone but the coverage is absolutely terrible in my opinion. If you don't have flawless skin to begin with please don't bother trying this as a foundation. It offers very very minimal coverage. That being said, I am trying to use it up as a powder over my foundation and it works pretty well for this. I'm not sure if this has broken me out but most mineral foundations do. The only pro is the packaging! It's less messy that other minerals I have tried.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I really love this foundation, I have experimented with liquid foundations/other powder foundations/stick foundations etc. and I always seem to feel self-conscious that I might not have blended it properly. Saying that, I think this product is best for those looking for a natural look as the coverage is sheer. Luckily, my skin is fairly blemish free so I am just looking to even out my skin tone and this does the job perfectly. Whenever I wear this I get complimented on my make-up so it must be doing something right!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Avoid! No coverage at all with this. Have been using this for weeks now to try to use it up, I recently had photos taken and it looked like i hadn't bothered to put any foundation on at all, despite having applied the foundation an hour before! Many of the cosmetic brands on the high street are making far better mineral makeups...anything would give better coverage than this!