Hey beautiful women.
The winters are almost here and the very thought sends shivers of delight down my spine. Winter means a lower amount of oil on my face so I can experiment with many kinds of bases. My last purchase in this segment was the body shop all in one face base 045. This is my first purchase in the compact/ foundation segment of TBS and I had great expectations.
Let’s see how body shop all in one face base fared…
Basic Info of The Body Shop All In One Face Base Double Function 045
Price: 890/- (in store)
For 9 gm.
You can get it for lower prices in sale time!!
One of the best things I like about TBS line is that it’s completely vegan and against animal cruelty. The body shop says that the all in one face base is a compact and foundation rolled into one. This can be used dry or wet and it evens out the appearance of skin.
The compact can be used in combination with a foundation or as a standalone product that creates a light flawless base.
My Experience with The Body Shop All In One Face Base
The body shop face base gives me a decent velvety finish. It is buildable though and too much of it will make the face look cakey. The powder feels weightless and light on the face and stays for about 4 hours.
I live in humid weather and in summers… this compact doesn’t do anything much for oil control. However, it does create a matte look that’s completely okay for daily wear. I found that the results were better when I applied my own makeup brush than with the sponge applicator given with the pack.
The results didn’t look too good when I tried it out with a wet brush so I usually use it with a dry brush. This is now my go-to product for a quick fix.
Another good thing about TBS face base is that it has a good range of shades. I bought number 045 that’s a light wheatish shade as I prefer an exact match on my skin. However, you can choose a shade lighter than your original skin tone for a fairer look. Go to any TBS store and most attendants are super helpful in helping find the exact shade.
One thing I didn’t like was the somewhat bulky packaging…it won’t fit into a very sleek purse. Given the price point, the packaging ought to have been sleeker and more attractive.
Overall Performance of Body Shop All In One Face Base
Honestly, the L’Oreal compact gives me a similar coverage at a lower price so I wouldn’t say this is value for money. I would rather spend more and get MAC studio compact or spend less and get Lakme from a practical viewpoint. The one differentiating factor here is that this is a vegan animal cruelty-free product and for me, that’s personally a strong advantage.
This one is lovely if you don’t mind paying a premium price for a decently performing product. Also works well if you have sensitive skin in which case a vegan product with a lower dose of chemicals is better.
Would I recommend?
As of now, this is a purse staple!! If I find an eco-friendly vegan product that offers better value then I will switch. Otherwise, I can purchase it again …will wait for the TBS sale 🙂
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