The Body Shop Nature's Minerals Foundation

2.9

75 reviews

38% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.6

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.6

Price: $$$

Not tested on animals
The Body Shop is a Cruelty-Free Subsidiary.

INGREDIENTS

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Titanium Dioxide (24.0%). INGREDIENTS: Kaolin, Illite, Mica, Iron Oxides (ci 77492, 77491, 77499), Titanium dioxide (ci 77891).


on 6/1/2010 2:00:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Black

In a nutshell: Has no coverage at all, but stays put for hours and gives a nice velvet matte effect.


Texture:
Extremely fine powder with a very subtle shimmer. It feels so light that you don't feel like you are wearing a foundation at all.


Colour:
I used the shade number 2, which was a pretty good match for my fair skin with yellow undertone. Did not have the pink/orange unnatural tone in it like many other foundations do.


Wear:
It unfortunately gives almost NO coverage. Imagine using a translucent finishing powder as your foundation, that's exactly how you look by using this product. Does not cover anything, but it just gives the skin nice subtle glow and SPF. On my normal to combination skin, this foundation seemed to have a mattefying effect and surprisingly enough, it stays put for at least 6 hours.



on 4/15/2010 4:05:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Black

The only mineral powder tat have not breaking me out 'yet', the shade is great not too dark n not too light ( I am having no.2). It's smells like a clay mask, it is a clay dust, so tat means am having dirt on my face hehehe but it is a good dirt, makin my skin softer and smooth shines in a good way, coverage poor n oil control not so good but magically makin my skin glowing great by my own oily skin. My acnes fading n reduced, maybe cuz tis product or cuz my ovale vitamin oil for face, but am sure tis powder also helping me in clearing my pimples. Am glad to have tis product, bt it is costly more than Loreal n Maybelline. Buy it for more am sure!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I orginally went to the store to purchase the loose powder, but they didn't have it. The SA suggested I try the foundation (which is almost $10 more) but I was excited so I went ahead and bought it. I got it home and tried it on over my other makeup and thought it would be ok for a setting powder since it didn't really do much of anything. After 2 more uses I noticed little whiteheads popping up on my face. This stuff broke me out, and offered no coverage whatsoever. I would not buy this again.


on 3/22/2010 1:47:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Blue

Foundation is pretty basic,
Didn't brake me out.
Unfortunately it gives almost no coverage.
But if you have normal skin, and you want that extra something to make your skin look beautiful without any fancyschmancy, then I would recommend this!


on 3/15/2010 4:32:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

So far, so good! I bought this product yesterday (in 01) and although the color isn't a PERFECT match, it's close enough. After having a horrific reaction to BE, I was down on all mineral makeups...glad I gave this one a try! No irritation, and my skin looks "bright," according to my ten-year-old daughter. I find the coverage is fine for me, but I also use a tinted moisturizer in the morning, so maybe that helps. I also built the coverage a bit, and used it as a concealer with a concealer brush to even out red spots and cover some scarring (that was caused by BE, mind you). I'll give it a week, then post an update :)


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Other

Eyes: Green

I seem like one of those only ones that likes this product..but I really do like it! I don't have to reapply, doesn't break me out, and gives me an almost flawless look. The price isn't too bad. It's a littlbe messy for on the go, but use a train case bag, and it's fine. I actually really like this, the color is good for me too!

EDIT: Joppa minerals is soo much better! This stuff is crap compared to Joppa. Joppa is smother, and makes my face look overall better. Don't waste your money on this. It's alright, could be better.


on 1/19/2010 3:20:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool

Hair: Red, Other, Fine

Eyes: Green

Well, count me in the minority but I like this stuff.

Bought on impulse as I was repurchasing the accompanying brush (which I use for all sorts of things, mainly for swiping on finishing loose powder). Delighted that NMF is the second of two successful impulse buys in a row this week. Unheard of.

Minimal formula: titanium dioxide--24%, from which SPF 25--two forms of clay, mica, and iron oxides. The lightest shade available, 01, is an OK match for my skin. No oxidising to report, nor oiliness, nor dryness, though my skin's approximately normal-dry right now. No irritation. Just feels nice and soft, and easy to apply in the usual mineral-makeup way (that tapping and swirling business). It is sheer - as others report - but is substantial enough for a quick swipe to give a subtly airbrushed effect.

Can also be dotted onto smaller areas with a small/concealer brush (e.g. for previous irritations and zits, healed but not yet faded away): this is actually my main use, and why I'm not too bothered that the colour match isn't perfect. I did subsequently improve that a bit, by mixing in some silk and rice powders: makes it more sheer, slightly paler, but usable both for concealing and as a loose finishing powder. Thereafter NMF just sits there nicely and quietly.

Nice and quiet sums it up, really. And very welcome, especially after too many lousy previous experiences with mineral makeup (high end, low end, online special super-green super-pricey,...): combinations of irritation, crap colour, oxidation, too shiny, too chalky, and/or nasty feel.

It's a keeper. Thumbs up. Though a greater range of colours wouldn't go amiss, for this to be usable to its full extent, i.e. as a foundation and/or powder as well as a spot-concealer.

The packaging isn't anything to write home about, but keeps the powder in its place, and lets it out when required: shallow plastic container, sieve-like sifting-lid, dark grey slightly sparkly plastic screw lid on top.

Costs CAD 25.00 + tax for 5 g. Which, NB, is not a great price given the quantity: some higher-end powders (ex. Lancôme's Ageless Minerale) work out the same price. Like other Body Shop products, cruelty-free.

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Titanium Dioxide (24.0%). INGREDIENTS: Kaolin, Illite, Mica, Iron Oxides (ci 77492, 77491, 77499), Titanium dioxide (ci 77891).

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Other, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Stupid impulsive buying. I decided to give in and take one of these things because my constant pursuit for an HG foundation pushed me. When I first tried this, I made the mistake of putting it over my makeup so I didn't know the full effect. When I bought and tried it for the first time, I wasn't very satisfied. It didn't offer the least bit of coverage and made my face look like it had a thin film all over it. I dunno, maybe I got the wrong shade, but the next one to what I purchased was a bit orange on me. Their shades are not broad enough.

But then maybe this will work on the right person -- someone with the same exact skin tone as the shades and near flawless skin.


on 1/1/2010 7:57:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

For people looking for coverage, this mineral powder has minimum coverage! I can repeatedly buff on tons of the powder without any apparent difference.

I tried using this straight after BB cream but by the middle of the day my face looks greasy and skin tone uneven. Like what the other reviewers mentioned, not much oil control.

So I resort to applying another layer of translucent powder after BB cream followed by the mineral powder, which is quite dumb but only this way can I have oil control for the WHOLE day.


on 12/28/2009 3:11:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Hazel

I have tried several minerall foundations, and this one was awful. Poor coverage (and I do have experience building coverage with other minera foundations), shiny, not long lasting at all.

Only positive thing that came out of blowing my money on this was discovering the Body Shop makeup brush line. GREAT kabuki brushes! I use the smaller kabuki (blush) brush for applying my other mineral foundation, and the results are beautiful :)


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