Does it happen to any of you to buy a product and not start using it until months, or even years later? I'm certainly guilty of this happening with The Body Shop's Extra Virgin Minerals Cream Compact Foundation which I bought what must be over a year and a half ago! I believe at the time I bought another foundation which I ended up really liking, and time and time again I would find some other foundation that would prioritize in my stash of 'makeup to be used next'. I don't like having too many cream products in pans open at the same time since they tend to dry up and go bad more quickly than other beauty items. I was recently going through my collection and found this compact hiding in the back of my drawer, and thought it was finally time I rip the seal open and put it to the test!
I got mine in 102 Natural Ivory which is the lightest shade of the bunch, and I'm happy to say it is a perfect match for my current skin colour. This cream-to-powder mineral foundation is formulated with cold-pressed extra virgin olive-oil which I thought was really interesting. This products comes with a mirror as well as a brush applicator that is revealed when flipping the pan open. Upon application, I immediately noticed how dewy it left my skin, to the point where it almost looked a little bit too shiny. After setting it with powder however, I found that it wears very well throughout the day and the shine does not peak through. This foundation is said to be medium to full coverage, and I definitely had to add a second layer to make it cover my imperfections. One thing I disliked about it though is that it really emphasizes any dry spots that I have despite moisturizing right before application. I have yet to find a cream foundation that doesn't cause this issue for me, and I was really hoping this one would be the exception. Although it isn't the worst foundation I've tried, I though it would perform better since I know that many of The Body Shop's face products are well loved. Sadly I'm still on the lookout for a good cream foundation, so as soon as I use this one up I will be on the hunt once more.
|Wearing The Body Shop's Extra Virgin Cream Compact Foundation and a bit of mascara for a natural makeup look :)|
I know you lovely readers always have great product recommendations, so please leave me a comment with your favourite cream-to-powder foundation - I'd love to know, it might just end up being my next compact foundation purchase! :)