The Body Shop All-In-One Face Base in 052 Review
Here's a review on The Body Shop All-In-One Face Base in 052.
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Available in: All The Body Shop stores nationwide
There is one hidden treasure in The Body Shop's makeup range and it's the All-In-One Face Base. Matte face powders can make skin feel dry and 'stiff', but not this product-this long- wearing powder foundation keeps my skin looking matte and fresh, but sans the dry and taut feeling!
THE BODY SHOP ALL-IN-ONE FACE BASE IN 052 IN DETAIL
This dual purpose powder foundation can be used dry for light coverage and wet for heavy coverage, and as your main base or for touch-ups. It promises to deliver a matte finish and conditions skin with plant- derived oil ingredients, and comes in 9 shades.
Ingredients: Talc, Dimethicone, Silica, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Zinc Stearate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Oil, Octyldodecyl Lactate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Butylparaben, Methylparaben, Sorbic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Lauryl Alcohol, PCA, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides.
More about this must- try from The Body Shop after the cut!
Product comes in a no-nonsense, lightweight, sturdy packaging with a sponge compartment-I find this so hygienic that's why I love it.
The sponge that comes with the product has two sides: One side has a textured feel for wet application and the other side has a smoother feel for dry application. I've had this product and the sponge for almost 8 months now and the latter is still intact!
052 is a warm beige shade with an Olive undertone-this is the darkest shade that we have locally and I find it a tad bit light for me, but manageable. Shade selection of this product is not impressive though as the shades don't have a progression-it's like one shade is too light and the next one is too dark already, plus the undertones for the shades are either in pink or olive.
Texture is smooth and semi- creamy, and finish is semi- matte. It is unscented and looks good whether applied using a powder brush or sponge-quality of this powder is comparable to MAC's Studio Fix Powder Foundation.
THE BODY SHOP ALL-IN-ONE FACE BASE IN 052 IN ACTION
Skin with Sephora 8H Perfect Cover Concealer in Medium 31 + The Body Shop All-In-One Concealer in 02
Two layers of this product, applied dry
When applied dry, this product yields light to medium coverage. That said, if you have really dark marks on your skin, you will need to use it with a concealer.
It has a really nice and even finish even if applied dry, thanks to its semi- creamy formula.
Two layers of this product, applied wet
If applied wet, finish looks even better, as if I have used a liquid foundation underneath-water softens the pigments even more, making the coverage appear more skin- like.
Between wet and dry application, the former yields a better payoff and coverage-I still prefer dry application though because I find it more hygienic (a damp sponge is vulnerable to bacteria!) and water tends to create hard patches on top of the powder.
This product is "okay" when it comes to oil control (it can hold sebum for two to three hours), but surprisingly, coverage stays intact despite oiliness and even under extreme perspiration-how do I know? I use it to my workouts! It has a tendency to look 'flat matte' though so dust on some highlighter to add that healthy glow to your complexion.
Overall, I love this product's performance and how multitasking it is. It's great for everyday use, especially when you want to add a little more coverage to your skin, but without the heavy feel and dealing with liquid bases. It's best for moderately oily, normal, and dry skin types!
THE BODY SHOP ALL-IN-ONE FACE BASE IN 052 RATING
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