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The Body Shop Extra Virgin Minerals Cream Compact Foundation with SPF 15 Review

The Body Shop Extra Virgin Minerals Cream Compact Foundation with SPF 15 Review
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The Body Shop Extra Virgin Minerals Cream Compact Foundation with SPF 15 Review

The Body Shop Extra Virgin Minerals Cream Compact Foundation with SPF 15 Review MBF

About The Body Shop Extra Virgin Minerals Cream Compact Foundation

This cream-to-powder mineral foundation contains pure minerals and cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil for an immaculate, matte finish. It has an ultra-blendable formula and contains a custom brush for flawless application.

  • Smooth, matte finish
  • Integrated cruelty-free brush
  • Contains SPF 15
  • Fragrance & Paraben-free

Ingredients

Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate (Emollient), Dimethicone (Skin Conditioning Agent), Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate (Sunscreen), Olea Europaea Fruit Oil (Emollient), Polyethylene (Opacifier), Titanium Dioxide (Sunscreen), Isononyl Isononanoate (Emollient/Skin Conditioner), Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides (Emollient), Polymethylsilsesquioxane (Opacifying Agent), Polysilicone-11 (Film Former), Copernicia Cerifera Cera (Stabiliser/Viscosity Modifier), Mica (Opacifier), Boron Nitride (Bulking Agent), HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer (Anticaking Agent), Cera Alba (Emulsifier/Emollient), Aluminum Hydroxide (Opacifier), Candelilla Cera (Stabiliser), Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil (Skin Conditioning Agent), Isostearic Acid (Emulsifier), Triethoxycaprylylsilane (Binder), Lauroyl Lysine (Skin Conditioning Agent), Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Glycine Soja Oil (Emollient/Skin Conditioner). [+/- CI 77891 (Colour), CI 77492 (Colour), CI 77491 (Colour), CI 77499 (Colour)].

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The Body Shop Extra Virgin Minerals Cream Compact Foundation Shades Available in India

102 Natural Ivory
105 Rose Ivory
108 Golden Ivory
202 Natural Vanilla
205 Rose Vanilla
208 Golden Vanilla
305 Natural Beige
402 Natural Caramel
408 Rose Caramel

How to Use

Apply to the face with the integrated foundation brush and blend.

Price in India

Rs 1375 but I got it on discount of 30%

In Detail The Body Shop Extra Virgin Minerals Cream Compact Foundation with SPF 15 Review

I got this product 4 months back when it went on sale in The Body shop store. I have combination skin and creme foundations are usually not my first choice. But this product offered a matte finish after application so I got really interested. I really like the packaging here. It is a matte finish packaging and has a glass on the upper part which gives a view of the product inside. On opening, it has two compartments. The upper compartment has the foundation and the lower compartment has the brush in it. The brush is really nice. It is a flat brush with quite dense bristles. The bristles are very soft and make it easy to apply the foundation on the skin. On properly blending the product with the brush, the finish comes out really nice. Very impressed with the packaging.

The Body Shop Extra Virgin Minerals Cream Compact Foundation with SPF 15 Review

I got the shade 208 Golden Vanilla. The texture of this foundation is creamy. When I apply it, it gives a medium coverage with even finish. However it does not really make my skin look absolutely matte. Instead it gives me more like a slightly dewy finish. So I use a compact powder on top of this. It stays on me for a nice 8 hours and touch ups are needed only 2 or 3 times specially around my T zone.

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It really evens out my skin tone and covers up the blemishes on the skin. I have also used it as a concealer and found it working great like that as well. I love how this gives a very natural glow on the skin with medium coverage. I always prefer foundations which give a medium coverage because I feel like I am more comfortable in wearing them on day to day basis.

If you have dry skin type, then you can apply a moisturiser and wear this. Oily skin beauties can wear it straight with or without a primer underneath. Can set it with a compact or powder if needed. This foundation is going to be my goto foundation for winters I feel. It is sure one of the best foundations I have ever used and will recommend this to everyone looking for a medium coverage foundation.

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The Body Shop Extra Virgin Minerals Cream Compact Foundation with SPF 15 Review Brush

Pros of The Body Shop Extra Virgin Minerals Cream Compact Foundation with SPF 15

1. I love the packaging and the brush with it
2. Travel friendly
3. Creamy foundation but feels very light on the skin
4. Easy to apply
5. Gives a natural dewy finish with medium coverage
6. Evens out the skin tone and covers all blemishes
7. Can be used as a concealer
8. Long staying power and can be worn everyday
9. Does not cause any breakouts or irritation on acne prone skin like mine
10. Has SPF 15 in it
11. Not tested on animals and contains no parabens

Cons of The Body Shop Extra Virgin Minerals Cream Compact Foundation with SPF 15

1. This does not give a perfect matte finish, need a powder to set
2. Pricey

Would I repurchase The Body Shop Extra Virgin Minerals Cream Compact Foundation

This will last me a long time actually but I think this is a good product to invest money in and I would repurchase it in future

MBF Rating

4.8/5

Review By
Simran Walia

{ 5 comments… add one }
  • Ashima Mutneja December 12, 2014, 2:49 am

    I’m sold at your description Simran…I will check this out next time

  • Ankita Singh December 12, 2014, 2:51 am

    Love the finish it gives
    It is quite costly but lasted a very long time
    Loved the review

  • Jess December 12, 2014, 3:28 am

    Body shop has some great products, this is one of my favourites

  • Fatima December 12, 2014, 3:30 am

    I have seen this so many times…….pricey but you have got me drooling over this now………

  • anubhuti January 13, 2015, 3:33 pm

    pricy indeed..will pick it up if spot it at discount 🙂 nice review..

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