The Body Shop Matte Clay Skin Clarifying Foundation

Sunday, 27 August 2017


The Body Shop have recently launched a new Foundation Range called "Matte Clay Skin Clarifying Foundation €12.50"and here is my in-depth review on the product after testing it for a month.

This Body Shop Foundation is 100% Vegan and they are known for also being creulty free which is also a bonus. The added bonus is that it also contains Tea Tree - Which is perfect for those with problematic skin - but this also can be very harsh on sensitive skin so in my opinion this is not for anyone with sensitive skin and the tea tree is quite strongly scented.

They Claim that this foundation is:

Full Coverage, matte finish
I agree with this - it has a thick consistency and it can look quite cakey if you use too much. It is perfect for a night out and mattifies very quickly.

Enriched with powerful tea tree oil
This is where I feel this foundation is not for everyone - I feel that Tea Tree can be a little bit too strong for sensitive skin. With this oil I think it's perfect for problematic skin.

Promotes clearer looking skin
With the help of the Tea Tree, this I agree on

Oil absorbing properties
With the matte clay effect, this foundation mattifies instantly. Making this foundation perfect for oily areas on the skin.

Ideal for any skin type
Again here I cannot agree on this - It's too matte for dehydrated to normal skin. It will enphasize the dry patches instantly. Not ideal for very sensitive skin.

Ultra-lightweight
A BIG NO NO! This is definitely not a Light Foundation, It is a thick matte consistency that is very matte. For it to be ultra-lightweight, the foundation would need to be more of a liquid consistency and even water-based.

Breathable 24-hour coverage
I have put it to the test and wore it for 24hours - see the below video review. I was impressed, but you do need to powder after at least 6-7 hours if like me you have an oily T-Zone.

Watch my In-depth Review below on YouTube to see the Demo of me applying the foundation and the my opinion on the foundation. I would again only recommend this to those who have combination and oily skin.

*Post contains press samples
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