The Body Shop • Nature's Minerals Foundation • Foundations
|Would buy this product again.||39%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I use this over the top of my LUSH colour supplement and find it works well. On its own, the coverage is quite light, but that is to be expected from a mineral foundation. I'm not to keen on the loose powder, but am yet to find a compact version without the excessive preservatives (if there is one). This is a good to even out skin tone and doesn't clog pores. It does not, however, cover acne scars or blemishes too well (unless you plan on buffering and layering heaps - this will make it look cakey though and will use up a ton of product).
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Didn't irritate my skin, but this oxidized and turned orange on my skin. Not impressed.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Bought this after hearing raves on mineral foundations.
I really regret buying this foundation because it turns into an oily mess after 2 hours. My face shines really really bad! I have oily combination skin and this is not suitable for me at all.
I do agree that the powder is super fine and good for the skin, Doesn't clog pores nor cause breakouts. However it's just too messy for me =(
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Black
This foundation has successfully made me think twice before going natural and all-mineral....
At first, I thought of buying this to save more time and at the same time, to try out mineral foudation, to see whatís the HYPE about. I thought about doing this review for a while, but I still want to give it time and I decide to finish the product first.
When I put this on, I accept it to be light to medium coverage (eventhough, the sale assistant says otherwise, 'it can cover acne',that bulls***t), for me, itís too light on the brink of it being translucent... and we have a product called translucent powder, that is not what I sign up for RM99.
Continue on, after a while, I realize that my face become really shiny.. (it is always shiny, but this shiny is like Iím not putting on any makeup)... so I would say that this does not really have oil-control properties, or their oil-control properties just suck!
Then, I also felt uncomfortable while wearing this. It make my skin felt more bumpy (itís already quite bumpy actually) and it has no smooth feeling like I should feel after wearing foundation and powder. Some people said that this cause breakouts. It does not necessarily break me put since Iím always prone to that, but I do felt uncomfortable and tight on my skin.
Okay, the colour range is also not the best, only up to 5 shades I believe. It was also annoying that I canít really get the little more left out of the sift... rip off!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I bought this foundation a couple of months ago and I have to say I am impressed! I had a voucher to the body shop and thought I would go in there for a new foundation. I was after a product that was good for the skin as my skin has been a bit dodgy recently, and as this is a mineral foundation it contains natural ingredients, which are a lot beter on your skin. It doesn't clog my pores, and when I'm wearing it I can barely een feel it, so it feels just like my normal skin. One of the good things about it is that even though it is a powder you can still wear it on it's own, as you can get really good coverage, or you can wear it over the top of liquid foundation without looking too much. There are a fair few shades to choose from, so I recommend getting one of the shop assisstants to do a colour match so you don't get the wrong colour for you. They are very friendly and will do it for free, so why wouldn't you? I nought the 02 shade it matches my skin tone almost exactly. At $40, it sounds expensive but when you think about it most other brands charge even more, and seeing as this doesn't clog your pores and you only need a little bit on the brush ( a little goes a long way) I think it is really worth the money.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This product is a complete waste of money. I bought it after hearing so much hype about mineral makeup, and I thought it would be better for my skin.
As others have mentioned, it gives no coverage whatsoever. It's completely invisible on me, and does not help with controlling shine. It's totally pointless.
I tried it a few months after I bought it (my own fault) so I couldn't return it. What a waste of money. Can't even use it as a setting powder because it makes me break out with little bumps over my chin :(
1 lippie for SPF I guess...
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I've tried the BE mineral foundation, but it was too pricey for me. I got this foundation and the face and body brush when the Body Shop was having a promotion. I don't regret it. I'm actually surprised at the reviews it got. Liquid foundation is way too heavy for me, this foundation gives a nice light coverage with good staying power. My only problem with it is my face gets really, really shiny after a couple of hours or so. But, I'll definitely buy it again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have been seeing this product at TBS stores for a while and only thought to give it a try now after loving the foundation kabuki brush for quite a while now.
After reading the reviews here prior to purchasing, I kind of saw a trend that is product is very much light to medium coverage, and that is exactly what I was looking for. Something to even out my skintone and conceal some minor redness.
This product did a great job giving me a very natural, glowy (not sparkly or glimmery) look while evening out my skintone and concealing most of the redness I have. So overall, I really do like this product!
There are, however, two reasons why I marked it a 4 instead of 5...
a) this didn't really do anything to hide my pores... though this isn't too important to me and not exactly a deciding factor;
b) my oily t-zone was oily after approximately 5-6 hours of wear... which means having to touch up at work or before I go out.
So, to make this better... and my dream MMU, I would at least do something to it to control oilyness better :o) Other than that... no qualms at all! Very reasonably priced and truly no parabens. I'm also a big fan of the new mesh sifter it has... it makes for finer powder.
Also, the SPF really does work... as when we went boating this was the only thing I had on my face (and body for that matter) and it really did it's job... since my chest was sunburned, but my face wasn't! :D
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I got this on because it was 50% off and I have to say I am quite pleased. It is a little more pricey than Bare Esc. (which I have not tried yet). Overall it gives descent coverage and a nice glow due to the light shimmering effect. It does have a high spf content (25) which is a plus. I have found to get really good coverage you need to use a concealar brush on the little imperfections but it does a nice job of coverring those up! I dont use it on my undereye circles bc I found it a little to drying for those. I have really dry skin around the eyes. I think this foundation is great for the summer bc it is so lightweight and gives a nice coverage and glow. I tried neutragena's mineral sheers a long time ago and found that to be pretty pleasing as well. When this runs out, I will think about getting it again depending on how the cash flow is.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond 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.
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!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette 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 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.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, 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. LancŰme'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).
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, 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.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black 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.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown 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 :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This is my first experience with mineral foundation and I have to say it is so-so.
I love that I can gently buff a powder on my face - feels kind of relaxing and not all harmful (in terms of stretching , pulling).
I use shade #1 wich seems to be an exact match because I can't detect a trace of it on my skin; either that, or it just has zero coverage.
I don't know that it did much to calm redness and certainly did nothing to conceal blemish scars. It did, however, seem to give a slight evenness and glow which was nice. A natural sort of "no-makeup" makeup look.
I bought this because I'd heard a lot about the Bismuth ingredient being an irritant for many women's skin and wanted to avoid any weird reactions. And, while I love the idea of mineral makeup, I'm not sure I'll purchase this again for the price (about $30CAD) and for the lack of coverage.
The Body Shop Kabuki Brush is excellent, though.