The Body Shop Pressed Face Powder

The Body Shop Pressed Face Powder

2.7

45 reviews

40% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.4

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.4

Price: $$$

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on 12/11/2016 1:24:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Medium, Neutral

Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

All I can say is... THANK THE LORD I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO HATED THIS. For some reason I thought I'd be alone.

First off: even though it's The Body Shop, this powder cost me 27 dollars. 27 dollars for a bulky product with packaging that defeats the purpose of being carried round for touch ups, and which, I might add, is incredibly flimsy! Within a week of purchasing it, the powder had been smashed to bits and ruined my bag. I hadn't dropped the compact on the floor or anything, and it always stayed in my bag, so literally... what?! Is it so fragile that dumping your bag on a floor or running around getting on with your life is enough to break it?

The shade fit me exactly and the coverage provided was very good - it surprised me in that aspect. I didn't think powders were capable of being that good at coverage.

That's where the good stuff ends. Looks cakey. Very cakey - even when trying to use the least amount of product possible! Doesn't control oil. Doesn't prolong the wear of makeup by an extra second. Lots of product kicked up and produces a ton of fall out. Accentuates every flaw you didn't even know existed. Packaging is just useless. And to top it all off? Expensive. Basically, "better than nothing" does NOT apply here. It is very literally worse than nothing. You'd be better off applying your makeup and not using this, as it'd most likely wreck all your work and not even prolong its wear to make up for it.

Possibly the worst powder I've ever bought, and also the first product I've reviewed to get 1 star in all three of the overall, price and packaging ratings here. Is anyone surprised I clicked 'no' to buying it again?

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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Other, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

I'm writing here to agree with most of the other reviewers who said this powder was junk as all the negative things that happened to them also happened to me. I used it with a brush to set my foundation and for just a few short minutes afterward, it looked great. But not long after that, this powder started to look heavy and cakey and accentuated every flaw and pore on my skin. It also oxidized on me and made me oilier than usual. Just nope.

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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

For detailed reviewCheck out
http://www.crush-on-beauty.com/2014/05/the-body-shop-pressed-powder-review/#more-1365

The Body Shop pressed powder is definitely ultra fine. It won't at all make you look too much layered up. The Body Shop pressed powder is so thin that you won't even realize that you are actually wearing it. It is very right that you can wear it over the foundation as well directly on the skin, however, I have a dry skin, so I felt that the direct application on the skin makes your skin over dry and gives you cakey look, though my mom has a combinational skin and she doesn't feel the way I, so I guess the Body shop pressed powder is not that apt for the dry skin beauties. I got the Body shop pressed powder in shade 04. It is available in 6 different shades so choose one according to your skin color.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

I like this! It is buildable and the sales rep said it's good for combination skin, which I have. I think the reason why it's getting a mix between awesome and bad reviews is because everyone has a different skin type. For example, if you have dry skin, don't use this. Actually, don't use any powders on your face. There is a reason why foundation comes in different shapes, sizes, shades, colours, etc. This is a good product though. It's pretty pricey, but I use powder everyday and so it makes sense to purchase and use a higher quality makeup.

Overall fantastic product for my skin type! :-)

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on 6/2/2013 2:17:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I just needed a compact, and the Body Shop has a sale. It's nothing special, but the sponge behind the mirror in the compact is awful. I have to bring a brush with me whenever I use this.


on 3/25/2013 4:45:00 AM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Other, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I have sensitive skin and eczema, so finding make-up products to suit me is quite a challenge. I would not recommend this if you have dry skin as it is a powder and will make any dry patches very obvious. I recommend a bb cream instead if you have sensitive skin and are looking for a base.


on 2/22/2013 6:20:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

Bah, do not be duped by this horrid powder. I have to agree with everyone who has said that it's possibly the worst powder I've ever used. The only pro I can think of is that it starts out as giving good coverage and the shade I bought was a fairly good match for my skintone, I admit. But the benefits become pointless with all the other abysmal effects from this powder. Let me elaborate:

1) To start, it cakes like no other powder I've ever tried. It literally becomes a thick coating over your face and becomes blatantly obvious you're wearing make-up. It is so far from looking "natural", I can't even tell you. And it's not even as if I smeared a heavy layer on to wind up with that effect in the first place, either. In fact, I try NOT to be heavy with powder but this even occurred with a light-medium amount applied with a brush. Honestly, I was counting the minutes until I could get home to wash it off.

2) Next, it does NOT control oil in the least. You are oily an hour after application. I'm not even kidding. And again, I do not have severely oily skin to begin with but it did absolutely nothing to control shine.

3) If I recall, it claimed that it is non-comedogenic (meaning it doesn't clog pores), but I cannot for the life of me fathom how it WOULDN'T with such a thick, gross feeling on your skin. I have no way of proving it but I'm going with my instinct and experience, that it does.

4) Minor point perhaps, but I do not like the packaging. I found it too big and bulky if you wanted to take it with you for touch-ups during the day. (But then, I suppose that's beside the point because why you want to put more of this gunk on your face anyway, is beyond me.)

5) Though not as overly-priced as some other powders, this one did still cost me $30 for a product that is not even worth a quarter of that.

Alas, I will never ever repurchase.

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Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

the best pressed powder i ever tried. i have a combination/acne prone skin and it works well with my face. i didnt break me out once that's why i liked it. the price is worth it. :)


on 11/20/2012 2:44:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

1 lipstick off for the sponge. if you use it frequently, you'll notice that the hairs on the sponge will disappear.

i've been using this for a year. this is my go-to powder, with or without foundation. gives you a nice even finish. blends well on the skin and sheer. it absorbs oil very well and this is very useful for my oily eyelids. love it.


Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

This is a very finely milled powder that I use in the 01 which is basically translucent. I just use it as a finishing powder or to blend my foundation along the jawline. If I fluff some on my nose, my pores disappear. I'm pretty pale and this works well for me without looking powdery or settling into lines. The compact is sturdy enough, nothing particularly stylish about it though. I use it with a brush as the sponge is worthless and rough and just kind of cakes the powder on. I haven't had any trouble with oxidation.

My one beef is that I hit pan rather quickly -- I don't know if that's because there's not much product for the money or if it's so finely milled it breaks up quickly and adheres to the brush. While it's cheaper than Clinique or Shiseido, it does seem to disappear quickly, so maybe I'd be better off buying a more expensive, but longer lasting powder. I don't know; I haven't done a usage comparison. For now I'll repurchase, but I'm on the lookout for something more economical.

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