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REVIEW & LOTD: The Body Shop Extra Virgin Mineral Cream Compact in Golden Vanilla

Phew! Thats a long name in the title of the post ;) This perhaps is the most awaited review since a long time but seriously guys I needed to try this foundation out nice and proper before I gave you all an honest and an extensive insight about this product. So then let me start at the beginning...

I do not use a lot of TBS cosmetics, only their solid perfumes and the Tropical Rainforest range of their haircare products. But I still generally go through the various stuff on display to make mental notes and to tally with my previously made mental notes. Weird? Nah! :P So while "aisle" shopping, I saw this foundation and on a whim picked it up... The SA I must say was really good and she was able to tell my shade bang on. I haven't seen anybody so confident and yet so right about someone's skin tone as she was! :D Thats a plus while shopping now isn't it? :)

Once I got this home, I kept it in the "ghar ka mandir" for about an hour praying to God that it suit me and that this would prove to be my HG foundation. Yes I sometimes do that. I did that with my first MAC buy as well and with my most of my cosmetics that come a bit "expensive" :D So after I did a full aarti type puja, I took the foundation out, opened the package and fell in love with it. Awesome packaging, great quality foundation brush, odorless product... What else do you need? yes yes you need to check out the product on you before a verdict right? So I did that. I applied it and it felt like butter... It blended it out smoothly on my skin, the brush was soft yet firm, the shade was perfect and my skin looked all glowy and hydrated :) I fell in love for the second time :)

After I did my make-up and preened and pranced around the house, I removed it and went off to sleep. I wake up the next morning to see not one but TWO zits on my face! And my face never breaks out!!! Can you imagine the betrayal I felt? I was heart broken! The way I fell in love with this product and the way he betrayed me was just so painful :( I did not touch it for a couple of days when I observed that my skin had started drying up and flaking! Can u imagine, on one hand I have to care about two stupid zits and on the other my skin totally starts flaking! I just couldn't understand as to what was going on! Ok I wont go into further details but I finally found out that it wasn't the TBS foundation but the Pears Gentle Face Wash that was doing all this to my skin!!!! Sighhhh! Was I relieved or what!

So anyways.. Final Verdict: I have found my HG foundation. It was MAC first but this is way cheaper ;)

Oh btw I bought it in the shade Golden Vanilla and I am MAC NC40 :)

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Oooohhss And Aaaahhhss!!
1. It is non-drying
2. Gives a nice glowy and a healthy finish.
3. Has tons of shades to match almost every skin tone.
4. The brush that is comes with is just perfect!
5. It stays on for pretty long and even stays put in the sun.
6. Is waterproof.
7. Does not streak due to sweat!
8. Comes in a nice and convenient cream compact form. This form is my favorite! :) Very easy to carry around.
9. Does not cause allergies, breakouts and reactions ;)
10. It gives medium coverage (I loathe the heavy coverage ones!)
11. It comes with a mirror as well!

Ouches!
Nothing that I can think of :P


Price
It costs INR 1375/- for 8.5 gms.

Repurchase?
Definitely! Since its my HG I am even contemplating on buying a couple of back-ups and stocking them up! 

Would I Recommend?
Oh yes! I would recommend it to all dry/normal skinned beauties... I am not sure if will suit oily skinned girls though it suits Ankita from Corallista who has oily skin :)

Overall Rating:
 9.5/10

Dupe For: MAC Mineralize Compact Foundation with SPF 15

Comments

  1. I'm NC 40 and Golden Vanilla too :) Love this for dry skin days, makes my skin glow!

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    1. heheheh same to same girl! :D yay! btw i am praying that i get the same blisscovered box as you... am loving everyone of the products.. though of course hope the CK perfume is in there too :P

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  2. yayyyy thats for me :) I have dry skin and was looking at a good foundation... thanks samy:)

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    1. hehehehe so glad to be of help Shalini :) do lemme know how it turns out for you :)

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  3. ha ha ha :P No cons, seems like a great product :) You're giving a cute look sam :P

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    1. oooh it sure is a con-less product Lancy :P and thanks :)

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  4. pears breaks me out too...i'm kinda allergic to pears! i'm nc 40 too yaay! but i'm oily and summers are fast approaching so.. :\

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    1. woohoo being an NC40 seems to be the rage now ;) and regarding pears you know the best part? The soap is perfect for me but the face wash breaks me out! Weird huh?

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  5. greeatt! u have "finally" reviewed it! welcome to the gang of TBS cream compact lovers association :P but serious uh-oh moment I had with the brush! I washed it under gentle running water & the thing gave up! It started shedding and now it's bald! that's my only grouse! dip in cleansing solution and then dip in clean water & dry!..i wish i had tried this advice myself before losing that brush..i loved it..R.I.P ! :'( and yeah even i'm going to get 1 more now that myn is hitting the pan! :)

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    1. hahhahahaha thank you for the grand welcome! :D but seriously the brush sheds? OMG that is terrible.. Looks i need to re-review the product now :( what cleansing solution should be used for it?

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    2. lol i dont know! i guessed you'll be having 1! :D I used 1tsp hello hydration in 1 lota of water! :P i even highlighted the shedding bit in my review as an update,some days back after this jolt! :((

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  6. Great..this comes at the right moment when i was wondering what foundation to buy...this seems to be like a v good foundation ...will def try this at TBS ..Thanx
    H :)

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  7. very nice stuff............... but extremely expensive.......

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  8. I am combi..and suits me too..this suits all skin types na..I so love it ! Loved this the most from the 3 in this range..followed by the Liquid Foundation..:)
    Btw, zits from Pears face wash ? How come ?

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    1. oooh yeah it seriously suits all skin types! how amazing is that!!! :D and breakouts due to Pears is just soo weird... i thought it would be gentle and all that.. LOL.. totally unexpected i must say!

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  9. i ve been itching to try this out since long but never got this for some unknown reason. Now my mind is all set for clinique anti blemish one. Lets hope i find my shade or else i'll pick this one. :)

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    1. ooooh you have no idea how much I am lemming to try out a Clinique foundation... i think i'll give in and buy one ;) lemme know if it work for you :D

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  10. this really seems a nice one...as u said full arti type puja..i almost did it for my tbs liquid foundation n bhagwan ne meri sunli :P :P

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    1. hahahhahahahahha :)) bhagwan achhe logo ki humesha sunte hai :P

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  11. Yay..Yay..Yay..this sounds so good surely my next foundation...great review dear

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    1. hhahahahah.. try it out Parul and let us know how it suited you :D

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  12. It sounds great!!! Thanks for the review :D

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  13. thank godd it wasnt the foundation breaking u out!! hehe....ive been wanting to try this, but my foundation refuses t get over...m pakka trying this out next :)

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    1. i too am so glad that this wasn't the one breaking me out :P heheheh.. which one are u suing nowadays?

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  14. M using bourjois healthy mix...and i have the mineral matte mousse for when my skin is oily.. :)

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    1. wow have heard such rave reviews about the Bourjois healthy mix foundation!!! will it suit dry skin too?

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  15. o my...this is very tempting...everyone is saying the best for this product...one Q Samyukta...is it full coverage????

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    1. yes it is really good Janis :) but it isn't a full coverage product.. its more of a medium coverage foundation :)

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    2. haan..infact its especially gud for dry skin...it gives a nice dewy look and not oily at all...m wearing it tday also and even after 6hrs of wear my skin has that perfect glowy wala look...

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  16. I so wanna try this foundation but recently got the bourjois mousse matte one and love it too but my skin has started to get dry and mousse foundations not suiting me and even further dries out the skin :( so using bourjois healthy mix foundation right now..got to buy a good moisturizer for combination skin

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    1. u know everyone is raving about Bourjois healthy mix.. have heard so much about it... i guess i'll give it a shot ;)

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    2. yeah its quite nice..i have never seen a single negative review on it :) bourjois truly makes some awesome foundations!

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  17. wow it gave such a wonderful airbrushed look suma..simply wooow
    and please share the breakdown of eyemakeup :)

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    1. hehheeh pakka se! vaise which EOTD ka break-down you want bidisha?

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  19. First of all I loooove your blog!!
    I have this one in same shade and its great!!!
    :)))

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  20. Do all mineral makeups contain only natural ingredients??

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