The Body Shop Extra Virgin Minerals Liquid Foundation Review

The Body Shop Extra Virgin Minerals Liquid Foundation

The Body Shop Extra Virgin Minerals foundation review

Claims : Extra Virgin Minerals Liquid Foundation is made from an exclusive combination of pure mineral pigments and Community Fair Trade extra virgin olive oil and marula oil, creating a wonderfully blendable foundation, which is light and comfortable to wear and offers all-day hydration, 14 hours of skin moisturisation.

Price : Rs. 1,295 for 28 ml

This is for the first time I am trying a foundation from The Body Shop and I have to give thumbs up to them for the incredible job they have done with this stuff.

If you have

Dry / Mature Skin-> love dewy makeup -> looking for an excellent medium coverage foundation for winters ->  pick up The Body Shop Extra Virgin Minerals Liquid Foundation. 

I tried this range of makeup some months back during my photoshoot with The Body Shop and I knew I had to pick it up when it launches.

Texture & Feel : Very emollient and creamy. Spreads like a dream. I personally liked using it more with foundation brushes than with my finger tips.

Finish & Coverage : It gives a dewy finish. I definitely feel the need to powder my face after using this. It is a medium coverage foundation and it is a very good coverage, imo. I have used this foundation HERE You can use it every single day . It does not give that heavy , made up coverage. It looks quite close to natural. It does not get cakey or feels heavy. It photographs pretty well but I wouldn’t suggest to use it for flash photography. It has SPF 30 , which protects you from sun but also is not ideal for flash photos.

Shades Available : It is available in 8 shades and the undertones range from yellow, neural and pink. So there is something for everyone. The one I have is 202 natural vanilla, which has yellow undertones and is a shade lighter than my skintone. But I do bring it to my original shade by mixing a darker shade of concealer.

Staying Power :  It stays all day long but I do feel the need to powder my face once during the day. It has a tendency to get shiny after a few hours but once you powder, it goes on pretty well through out the day.

Packaging : It comes in a pretty simple mess free pump glass bottle. The pump works pretty well and is quite useful.

Goody Good Stuff : It is paraben free and fragrance free.
The Body Shop Extra Virgin Minerals foundation

Ingredients : 

aqua, undercane, coco-caprylate talc,ehtylexyl methoxyclnnamate, PEG-30dipolyhydroxystearate, tridecane, glycerin, olea


Pump Dispenser:

pumpSwatch 202 Natural Vanilla

202 vanilla swatch- the body shop virgin minerals foundation

If you have oily / combination skin , this is not the product for you. It is very creamy and emollient foundation, best suited for normal-dry skin beauties who are looking for dewy finish. I do feel the need to powder my face once during the day but other than that I found it quite impressive.

Indian Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating :  4.5/5

Read one more review on this foundation HERE

Have you used The Body Shop Extra Virgin Minerals Liquid Foundation ? Please rate in the box below

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The Body Shop Spring/ Summer 2011 Makeup Trend
The Body Shop Dreams Unlimited Eau De Parfum
The Body Shop Seaweed Mattifying Day Cream
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77 thoughts on “The Body Shop Extra Virgin Minerals Liquid Foundation Review

  1. Rati,
    i saw this yest in Bodyshop and ws thinkin “May be ill wait fr someone in IMBB to review b4 buyin”..
    and here u re!!! its almost lyk u read my shopaholic mind… :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

      1. Ive weird skin that goes frm oily in summer to dry in winter.. 🙁 as of now its normal-to-dry…
        hope tis wll suit me… thanks rati dr…. :thanks: :thanks:

  2. No FOTD Rati? :struggle: …
    I would love to see ur face , ( with the foundation, bt its secondary :snicker: )….
    This stuff not for me, i have oily skin :sick:

  3. Not for me then, I can’t with oily foundation big no no but awesome its mineral, hope they launch a matte finish or a cream version also :specs: :specs: :specs: (love so much this emoticon) :toothygrin:

  4. this foundation would be for my skin :yahoo: :yahoo:
    I like dewy foundations. so this goes to my wishlist, will try once my current foundation gets over

  5. I read Ankita’s review on the compact foundation types of the same range & i’m totally dying to buy tht 1 coz tht wud be my 1st compact foundation :yahoo: :woot: :yahoo: :woot: .. ur review has made my desire drooolworthy now.. i need to run & get 1 now.. :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :plane: :plane: :plane:

  6. not my kinds….. :nonono: :nonono: :nonono: :nonono: i wish i had normal/dry skin…. :methinks: :methinks: :methinks: tired of fighting with red ugly bumps on my face 😥

      1. which one wud u suggest honey? my frn got bare essenctuals mineral foundation for me from US, using the same these days and totally loving it …. :yahoo: will review the same soon….is quite nice for oily skin beauties.

          1. Thanks for the links Rati :thanks: n u toh have chanel, locciatne, bobby brown n all big names… :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: am so happy that u dont have relatives in US… evildance :happydance: :happydance: :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh:

  7. i love it to bits rati…… 🙂 i mean its so natural and so apt for winters, although i have combination skin, i love it… 🙂 atleast for winters, since my skin goes all dry during winters and summers it is not bad too. 🙂

  8. 🙁 I had put this on and went around for a day. Great texture, i had the perfect shade match, stayed all day…blah blah. BUT i got combination skin and does nothing to help it 😐 sad…it felt good!

  9. this sound for me :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :chewnails :chewnails :chewnails paraben free :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: will check it out :makeup: :makeup:

    1. Good morning Rati. How goes it for you this morning?

      Thanks for the review. I love Body Shop and was quite curious about this one when I saw it but since mine is a normal to oily skin, this is not for me.

      1. aruna,

        i am having quite a mad morning actually. 😛 painters have taken over my bedrom and house looks like a mess right now. the good thing is that my living room is ready and i cant wait to do FOTDs here. It’s orange and white… loving the happy colors around me :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

        how is your day coming along. 🙂

        1. heyyyyyyyyy..but the house will be all nice and bright and pretty soon so hang in there :teddy: :teddy: . and we cant wait to see the is pretty it just one wall or pretty much the whole living room?

          my day so far so good. nothing major happening. but no news is good news sometimes 🙂

          1. on just one wall. sanjeev and i both like lots of white in the house. it just feels peaceful and positive ,imho. 😀 yeah ishaallah it would be good news at your end. :puchhi: have a good day. :))

            1. hope you have loads of luck and happiness with everything new around. and those positive vibes you can just feel it sometimes so best wishes.

  10. Hi Rati,
    Thanks for the review.

    Well, guess what. After reading the review, I just went ahead and bought it during my lunch hour 😉 Can’t wait to try it on.

    What powder do you use to set the foundation?


  11. Great! The SA did try the powder on top of the foundation. But I wasn’t too sure if it’ll make my skin flake (I’ve pathetically dry and flaky skin). So, I decided to postpone that purchase to a later day 🙂

    I do want to take a minute and let you know what a wonderful job IMBB is doing. I’ve been following the blog for several months now even though I don’t use make-up on an everyday basis. But, IMBB inspires me to do so. So, thank you 🙂

    1. awww!! thanks NWG. I also have dry skin so i keep a look out for stuff that provides some kind of moisture and hydration to my skin. i’d review the powder . That may help you decide. 🙂 You can keep a bottle of thermal water handy with you . It prevents any kind of flakiness or dryness during the day. 🙂

      Do comment sometimes. It’s feels nice. 🙂

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