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Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Beauty | Body Shop Foundation comparison...

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Finding a Foundation that you absolutely love is massively trial and error. There are so many brands, so many shades and so many types of coverage which means that it is hard to even know where to start. Over the years, I have trialed many brands and generally Estee Lauder's Double Wear Light has come out on top. However, at £33.50 a pop, it's certainly by no means the cheapest option.




Enter The Body Shop...

The Body Shop has always been a firm favourite of mine and so when I was at a Blogger event, I got chatting to one of the staff (FYI all the staff in Aberdeen branch are lovely) about their Foundations.

At the present time, they have two liquid foundations within their range: Fresh Nude Foundation and Matte Clay Skin Clarifying Foundation.

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Matte Clay Skin Clarifying Foundation:

This was the first of the two that I purchased and it is the one that is being compared to my favourite Estee Lauder foundation so I was pretty excited to try this one. It is available in 10 different shades and retails for £10.00. This foundation is very much full coverage and is best used sparingly (I made a mistake of using too much on a few occasions). Overall, I did like this one but I did find that it clinged to dry patches which was not always a good thing.

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Fresh Nude Foundation:

This foundation is the one that I am currently using. Unlike the Matte Clay Skin Clarifying Foundation which comes in a squeezy tube, this one comes in a glass bottle with a pump. This retails for £16.00 and is available in 16 different shades. The coverage on this one is light/medium and it is easy to layer if need be. Overall, I really liked this one as it is my preferred coverage, it glides on smoothly (if you can say that about a foundation) and it does last throughout the day.

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Top: Fresh Nude Foundation - Shade 010 Chelsea Porcelain
Bottom: Matte Clay Skin Clarifying Foundation - Shade Kaili Azalea 012

Verdict:

My personal preference is the Fresh Nude Foundation as I prefer a light/medium coverage for day to day wear. I do like the Matte Foundation but I feel that perhaps it is not the ideal choice for my skin with the dry patches that I currently have.
However, the shade names personally annoyed me. It would make a little more sense to have the same names across both ranges as if you switch between the two, it can be confusing as to which shade you are without getting matched again (as I had to do). Aside from that, two really great products.

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