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The Body Shop Extra Virgin Minerals Loose Powder Foundation Review,Demo,Price
I am going to share my experience with this Loose Powder Foundation from TBS. I started using this somewhere in January 2013 and bought it again in 2014 September somewhere. I really loved using it since then and repurchased despite loose powders claimed deteriorating dry skin issues.I have used L’Oreal Paris Mineral Makeup and Bare Essentials Mineral Makeup before this. While I have used L’Oreal one in my 20’s and liked it but Bare Essentials one was really drying for my Combination Dry Skin in late 20’s.
Before I start with post I will like to mention here that Powder-Pressed/Loose is critical component of Makeup.Whereas Loose powder tend to give more coverage then pressed powder, they have portability and product wastage issues which cannot be denied.As far as Mineral makeup is concerned,nevertheless to mention is known for its preservative free formulation,comes with SPF and is non comedogenic. I love the radiant finish of the mineral powders. Currently, I am using MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Powder which is the pressed one and TBS one which is actually mineral based Loose Powder Foundation.As of now I will be talking about TBS Extra Virgin Minerals Loose Powder Foundation !!
The Body Shop Extra Virgin Minerals Loose Powder Foundation Review
AS CLAIMED BY BRAND
This featherlight powder base gives a radiant, natural-looking finish and can be built up for extra coverage. It is non-comedogenic and suitable for sensitive skin
• Buildable coverage
• Radiant finish
• Covers imperfections and fine lines
• Dermatologically tested
• Contains SPF 25
TBS Extra Virgin Minerals Loose Powder Foundation is packaged in a transparent,plastic jar with twist open black lid. While the lid bears the label for the TBS Extra Virgin Minerals range ,base of the jar has the the name of the shade on a sticker. On opening the lid, is visible the top sifter (Talc like holes in Hashtag pattern)- to sieve out the product.I am in shade Golden Ivory 108. It is perfect for my NC 41 skin tone.(never got my foundation this perfect)
TBS Extra Virgin mineral Loose Powder Foundation is soft and fine milled powder in texture which is feather light on skin. It does not dry out my skin or accentuate appearance of dry patches. ( I have been wearing this on top of L’Oreal paris Infallible 24 H Stay fresh Foundation). It has mild shimmer which I rarely spotted on face but discovered while swatching the product.
How I Use it?
Drill is same as for any other Loose powder product.I carefully sift out some amount of the product in the lid and swirl my brush in the powder. I usually use dome shaped brush in Under Eye area,Claire’s Kabuki Brush for buffing it all over the face when using it alone and with Bare Minerals foundation brush for setting my foundation. I build up the powder by applying it in gentle circular motions and layer up for higher coverage.
The Body Shop Extra Virgin Minerals Loose Powder Foundation Demo 1
In demo above,I sprayed a pump of MAC FIX+ Refreshing Mist on my face and then buffed the foundation using TBS mineral foundation powder.It gives sheer coverage,has cancelled out redness. My skin complexion looks lot uniform and radiant.
The Body Shop Extra Virgin Minerals Loose Powder Foundation Demo 2
In Demo2, I have used it set my liquid foundation .It has given me some extra coverage and has boosted the radiance in my complexion.
On my Combination Dry skin, If buffed well I rarely see any smears on my android screen or collars. Formula gives me good oil control and hold my makeup base well almost throughout the day(7+ hours). It does not settle down in my lip lines .It can be layered for enhanced coverage but if layered too much can look cakey. It comes with SPF 15 which gives you an extra sun shield on top of your skincare.
PRICE:1795 INR( Buy It Here)
VANILLA RATINGS 8/10
The Body Shop Extra Virgin Minerals Loose Powder Foundation in Golden Ivory is a perfect shade for NC 40-42 skin complexions. However out of 12 shades available internationally. only 4 neutral shades are available in India.It works well on my Combination Dry skin and will fare equally good on Oily skin also.However if you very Dry skin/Wrinkles or fine lines it may highlight the appearance of same or dry flaky patches. I get light very natural coverage when I use it alone as a foundation. However ,it sets up my liquid foundation adding to its coverage. It absorbs excess oil from my face with a very natural luminous mineral glow. It is preservative free so a good option for acne prone skin. It does not clog pores and is skin friendly.Ideal for girls
√ Oily/Acne prone skin/Combination
√Need Makeup with SPF
√Need Light coverage with radiant glow
√Makeup/ for Sensitive skin
Loose powders have portability issues. There is some amount of the product that gets wasted with every use. But this is one of the best Loose mineral powder I have ever used. I may go for third one except if can find Ben Nye’ Translucent Powder as I really want to try it!! TBS Extra Virgin Loose Powder Foundation is my knight in shining armor for creating radiant makeup base.
Have you tried The Body Shop Extra Virgin Minerals Loose Powder Foundation?
Which is your favorite mineral makeup product?
Any other Loose Powder Foundation you have tried or is on your wish list?
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