Tuesday, 27 June 2017

REVIEW: Body Shop Matte Clay Foundation

This week is the end of FOUNDATION review month and were finalising it with the 'Unreleased' Matte Clay Foundation from the Body Shop.
As you all may know, I work very closely with the Body Shop as a Home Consultant which I offer the 'home parties' and skincare consultations that I personalise to your skin type and concerns to match you with the perfect products.

I have used the Body Shop for MANY years and realised that these products are the only brand that I have physically seen and felt a difference with for any skin concern that I have had throughout each year. I now use these products in my working makeup kit on my clients and recommend them highly when it comes to certain concerns that people need my help in correcting.
Also amazing that the brand is fully vegan, uses natural ingredients - minus the chemicals and is Cruelty-free.

So when I got invited to their VIP night I was honoured with the pleasure of taking away the brand new foundation in EVERY COLOUR and also a few other bits that are new releasing for Mid August 2017. Of course this came at perfect timing as it was the month for Foundation Reviews and I knew that it was a great time to give my skin a full week dedicating my foundation finish to this new Matte Clay Foundation.

This week i reviewed this foundation in shade '026 - Tamerza Dune' - without primers, powders or setting sprays.

The overall result for this foundation is a Matte finish, and the highest 'Body shop' foundation coverage. Matte Clay 'Skin Clarifying' Foundation contains natural Tea Tree ingredients to help purify your skin throughout usage of the day. Tea Tree is well know for its cleansing power on blemishes and oily skin types so the fact that this is a heavy coverage is actually helping your skin to breathe with ingredients like this to keep kin clean and prevent clogging pores.
Don't worry if your skin is the opposite - such as dry and you do not have a problem with blemishes as these ingredients are 100% natural so they will not do anything damaging to the skin, it all adapts to your natural pH.
A tip for drier skin types would just completely treat and hydrate the skin before applying foundation to even out the service and a prep spray such as 'Vitamin E Face Mist' would be great to use before and after the makeup application to contain moisture.

Anyway, more on the foundation… The Body Shop describes this foundation to be 'Specifically formulated for clearer looking's skin, this vegan foundation perfects with 24HR coverage, whilst combatting shine and allowing your skin to breath'
From my experience throughout this foundation test for 5 days, I found that I first off fell in love with the refreshing smell when I applied it straight onto my skin.
Its not a strong tea-tree smell but its really clean and detox sensors made me feel like this will be benefiting my skin straight away.
I applied this again using my Real Techniques Stippling Brush and buffed onto the skin in circular motions.

The application was really easy and it blending beautifully into my skin whilst leaving and amazing full coverage effect with of course its matte finish. Honestly felt and looked flawless.
Although I'm not always a matte skin 'kind of girl' I love my dewy finish but i just added my highlighter onto my skin and I was happy with that!

It did last the WHOLEEE day, I didn't have to touch up at all! Sometimes matte foundations can be quite dry which causes the foundation to become patchy through the day but this foundation did none of this.
And the best part of all, the full coverage did not feel thick in the slightest! It felt so light-weight and comfortable all day which is amazing for such a high finish foundation.

I absolutely loved this foundation and it will definitely be my go to foundation when winter approaches (just can't say goodbye to my dewy finish just yet)
So i would HIGHLY recommend this foundation to in fact… anyone!
Just because lots of people avoid heavy coverage due to the thick feeling, but like i said, its the complete opposite.
So if your wanting a change, a lightweight foundation and a flawless matte finish then get your hands on this in July.

Its only a few weeks left so lets use up all your current foundation and start fresh for summer.
If anyone would like to go on my 'waiting list' for this foundation, I will happily colour match your skin tone perfectly and get it ordered for you.
So please feel free to contact me…
makeupbysophiedowning@yahoo.co.uk

Before I end my final June review here the BRAND NEW Body Shop Catalogue for Autumn 2017!
Theres so many new items in here and the brand just grows bigger and bigger every month.
From new foundations, eye crayons in show-stopping shades, new luxurious spa and hair ranges and so much more.
To see the catalogue click HERE 

Starting next Tuesday, I will be focussing my July Reviews on 'Face Mists' I have some amazing ones to test and tell you about, and with us hopefully getting a hot July or you're going on your summer holidays then you need one of these…

Love Sophie
xx

www.makeupbysophiedowning.co.uk
@makeupbysophiedowning

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