Hello my darlings!
I have numerous amounts of make up I want to review, but I’ve just not had the time. But I thought, seeing as though I have a week off work, it would be a fab time to catch up on some blog posts!
So today I want to review and share with you all The Body Shop Matte Clay Skin Purifying Foundation (phew that was a mouthful).
I stumbled across this product a few weeks ago when I was on the search for a budget friendly BB cream/tinted moisturiser for work. I’m sure all of my working girls know the struggle! (I will be posting a budget friendly, everyday make-up routine for work very soon).
Continuing… I was shopping in The Body Shop buying my usual hand cream and skin care items. I’m not usually one to look at the make up, but I did, and it took me by surprise.
One of the kind ladies approached me and asked if I needed any help, so I told her I was looking for a budget friendly BB cream/tinted moisturiser. She showed me the range of creams and moisturisers they had, but none of the colours seemed to match my skin tone. I told her about my oily and problematic/acne prone skin and this is when she suggested this beauty:
This product took me by surprise for many reasons:
- It is full coverage and has a matte finish.
- Is infused with tea tree oil.
- Helps reveal clearer looking skin.
- Absorbs excess oil.
- Ideal for sensitive skin.
- Light weight formula.
- Breathable 24 hour coverage.
- Is 100% vegan.
- Price: £10.00
- Water and sweat resistant.
- Available in 10 shades.
- 30ml of product.
So as you can see, this product ticked many boxes and had quite a few amazing qualities for anyone that works long days and wants their make up to stay put.
In all honesty, I love this foundation!!! I’m not usually one for wearing a foundation for work on a daily basis. If anyone knows me, I’m a Bare Minerals tinted moisturiser kind of gal – but it does get expensive when wearing it on a daily basis.
Anyway, this product holds up well on my oily skin for 12 hour working days. It doesn’t banish all oil, but I have noticed it keeps some of my t-zone oils at bay. It has a nice full coverage, so concealer isn’t needed. I only power once a day which is in the morning, and the foundation doesn’t crumble or separate on my skin. I’ve noticed it doesn’t break me out, like any other foundation would (normal foundations would clog pores and aren’t infused with tea tree oil).
Here are some swatches:
1. Product straight from the tube.
2. Product spread out on skin.
3. Product blender into the skin.
The only downfall about this product is, it sticks to dry patches and is better blended with fingers/a damp beauty blender sponge. Be sure to keep your skin hydrated and well moisturised before wearing this foundation, otherwise it will accentuate your dry patches.
I’ve found that working this product into my skin with a damp beauty blender sponge helps remove excess product from my skin, so I do not look caked. It is easy to go over board with this foundation so be careful! Also, I have found that it makes my skin look flat, so I have to complete the look with some bronzer.
For a total of £10.00, I can’t complain. The foundation does the job for daily use and is budget friendly. With it being high coverage, it will last you a while, as you are not using excessive product to build up coverage.
For any of my gals that are a fan of loyalty cards, be sure to sign up to The Body Shop loyalty card. You will receive £5 off on your birthday each year and will receive other promotions such as 40% off (which is what I used to buy my foundation, lowering the price to £6), not to mention £5 off for every 500 points you earn.
I hope you all enjoyed this review and are all having a fab Christmas break and enjoying time with family. 😊
Stay beautiful. 💕