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The Body Shop Extra Virgin Minerals Compact Foundation Review

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The Body Shop's New! Extra Virgin Minerals Foundation was launched late July and is now available in all Body Shop outlets. I did a brief intro on it some time in August (read here). Basically Extra Virgin Minerals uses finely-milled pure minerals combined with cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil and is meant to be good for your complexion. It is available in three variants - liquid, cream and powder. It is also suitable for all skin types.

The compact foundation is a cream-to-powder texture with SPF 15. I find it light and it goes on smoothly. It's also very easy to blend which means the chances of looking streaky is highly unlikely. It offers a medium to full coverage, depending on what you're going for. It went on semi-matte on me. Though best to set it with the Loose Powder Foundation (review soon) to ensure it stays on longer. Despite the light creamy texture, it actually stayed on for a good few hours without melting away when Ting from TBS used it for a makeover on me (link above).

My shade : 208 Golden Vanilla
This shade is still a pink tone but is the closest match to my yellow tone skin from this range.

It comes with a brush housed within the compact in a lower compartment of the compact. The synthetic bristles picked up the foundation easily and was gentle on the skin. The compact also has a built in mirror.

To apply

Step 1: Pick up foundation with one side of brush

Step 2: Apply onto skin. Then blend out with other side of the brush in a downward motion.

Looks pretty smooth...

Final Result
My skin looks smooth with a semi-matte finish. The shade appears a bit on the fair side in this photo but it looked alright after it has oxidised. Mineral foundations tend to get a shade darker after it has oxidised.

Cream foundations aren't exactly my first choice due to my oily skin. I usually opt for liquid and powder. Which means I'll review the Extra Virgin Minerals Liquid and Powder Foundations soon. ^^

Extra Virgin Minerals Compact Foundation retails at RM89 (8.5g / 0.3oz). It is available in 8 shades in Malaysia.

*Note: Product courtesy of The Body Shop.

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  1. hi, 1st time i found out ur blog here..
    very nice...i like it...
    amazing ur face, aft makeup


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