THE BODY SHOP BASE

28/06/2015


If there is one brand I know will never let me down, it is definitely The Body Shop! I am drawn into their products anyway because they do not test on animals (give me a hey for animal equality), but as well as that, their ranges are just beautiful. The Body Shop has been my favourite since a very young age. My Nan actually used to sell their products so I guess I am a bit biased. Anyhow, in the Body Shop, you will never find a product that isn't adapted to benefit your skin in one way. It is the perfect place for all skin types.

Having combination skin, I really struggle with finding decent foundations and skincare products because they just either don't sit on my skin right or just make my skin look especially oily. I can never win, it's a lose-lose situation. I get myself into such a muddle when I can't find what it is I am forever dreaming about.

For example, yesterday I went searching for a prom foundation just to feel a bit more glamorous on the big day, but obviously I couldn't find one I liked. After about 2 hours of searching around the whole of Boots and Superdrug, I ended up in The Body Shop. Tah-dah, of course they had a specific range for my skin type. The lady recommended that I try the BB Cream, and she tried a few products on me. She cleansed my face with the sea weed range (good for combination skin) and it felt so good to have fresh skin and finally have someone who not just knew what she was doing, but also understood my skin type, and my struggles.

I ended up purchasing a very glamorous looking set of base products. They have been nothing but perfect for my skin. I wore all of these products for prom and I received so many compliments. They are all very natural looking and provide an illuminated look.


All-In-One Face Base
The all-in-one face base is one of The Body Shop's most popular make-up products, and I definitely know why! It is even better than the Rimmel Stay Matte powder. I have never changed my powder, once I had discovered the Rimmel one I didn't want to try anymore. However, I can happily say that I have been through a conversion, and I couldn't be more content.

This product is described as 'a foundation and powder in one neat compact.' It can be used wet to make a medium coverage foundation or dry as a powder. This is ideal for my skin because it provides a matte finish which soaks up any extra oil produced by your skin. It is perfect for the summer when we all produce a lot more oil. The formula leaves a very soft feeling base, perfect for those who like the matte look. It also gives a bit more coverage for foundations or bases that don't provide enough.


All-In-One BB Cream
The BB cream is a light formula, white colored with skin colour adapting pigments.  When applied at first it is white, but once rubbed into the skin, it adapts to the skin colour. The BB cream doesn't gather on my skin and adapts to my skin tone perfectly. It is very natural looking because it doesn't have an orange tint, which is just what I was looking for. It leaves an even finish and provides a light to medium coverage, which is perfect for everyday use! This is what makes it so different from many drugstore foundations.

Being a BB cream it is also moisturising and better for your skin than foundations. It claims to provide 24-hour hydration, and I do believe that is true! Even though I get oily parts on my face, I don't find that this BB cream makes me any more oily (like I have found with some). It just gives my skin a healthy glow. I use the powder to soak up any natural skin oil that doesn't look appealing.



All-In-One Concealer
Once again, I am so glad that I came across this concealer. I also have friends who love this concealer, but I wasn't quite sure about paying £8.50 as I only usually use the cheaper Rimmel concealer. I can happily say that this concealer is definitely worth the price. It covers blemishes and spots perfectly. It has a suitably creamy formula which makes it perfect to blend into the skin without clumping or gathering on top of the skin. I found that it lasted for a good 8 hours yesterday. It is not usual to find a concealer that lasts that long. The formula also contains Vitamin E and Marula Oil which is a huge advantage for your skin. It is a super caring formula. It is also a very light-weight but high coverage product. Perfect for all skin types.

All together, I can honestly say that The Body Shop is a brand that I can always depend on, especially with my troublesome skin! When I am having a little panic, I always find what it is I am looking for in The Body Shop. Another advantage is The Body Shop card - I managed to get a £5 free gift in this purchase because I had obtained 4 stamps. That definitely works to entice me back into the store when I am considering going elsewhere. Although I do love The Body Shop, some times I am looking for something slightly different. If you haven't got a Body Shop card, I would recommend that you get one. They are very useful and it's so easy to collect stamps. 
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14 comments

  1. I also love The Body Shop, their products are so beneficial even the makeup! I have the all in one face base and I love patting it on with a sponge as it doesn't cake up that easy. I'd love to try the BB cream- it has a pretty cool concept to it :)
    Dalal xx monochromedaisies.blogspot.com

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    1. I totally agree with you - their products are fantastic! You should definitely try the BB Cream, it is amazing! xx

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  2. This is such a great post! Might have to buy that BB cream, it sounds amazing!
    francescaroseblog.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! If you get chance, I highly recommend it! xx

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  3. I've never tried the body shops makeup products, but I think I will have to now. This post was so thourough and detailed making it really useful Chloe xx

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    1. You should - they are absolutely amazing! I am glad it was useful. Thank you xxx

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  4. This is a great post Chloe! I've never tried any makeup from The Body Shop before but this post has really made me want to try!

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    beccaemilyx.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Becca! As I said in the post, I would definitely recommend their products xxx

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  5. I've never actually tried any of the body shops make up before but I also have combination skin and that concealer seems so good, I also love your photography!

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    1. Ah, you're missing out! Their seaweed range is brilliant for combination skin. If you are looking for anything specific next time, definitely pop into The Body Shop and have a look around. The concealer is amazing!
      Thank you! xx

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  6. I never think to look at the Body Shop's make up, I have combination ksin too so will definitely have to check them out!


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    1. You definitely should next time, it has done my skin wonders! xx

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  7. i've heard so much about the body shop's makeup recently! the packaging is quite pretty too x
    natasha // eyebrows, inc.

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    1. It is my absolute favourite and such good quality! I agree xx

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