I’m a huge fan of The Body Shop, in particular their body butters. I received a few new items from The Body Shop some weeks ago, and have been using them from time to time. I’ve never used their makeup before and this is my first time trying their foundations. 

The Body Shop is well known for their body and skincare ranges and being a great quality, affordable cruelty free and 100% vegan brand.


The Body Shop Matte Clay Skin Clarifying Foundation

The new vegan foundation from The Body Shop is infused with mattifying ghassoul clay, enriched with powerful tea tree oil and is supposed to promote clearer looking skin. It comes in a simple, easy-to-use squeezy plastic tube with a pointed nozzle opening which makes it easy to control the amount of product that comes out of the tube, making it very travel-friendly.

There are 10 shades in this foundation range, and I was sent three of them (swatches below) (010 Peruvian Lily, 012 Kaili Azalea, and 026 Tamerza Dune). Unfortunately even the darkest of the three, Tamerza Dune was too light for my complexion but I made it work with bronzer. I’ve also being mixing it with one of my darker dewier foundations. I’m an NC 40 in MAC (medium olive skintone).


Coverage is medium to semi-full in my opinion and matte without looking flat or powdery. The foundation covers up any uneven areas and does a pretty good job at covering darker spots. I don’t need concealer with this foundation although if you have dark under eye circles you will probably still need a dab underneath the eyes. The consistency of this product is a semi-thick liquid. With this foundation, I do think that you need to prep the skin properly especially if you have dry skin like myself. I make sure I have a well moisturized base, and then use a damp beauty blender to work the foundation into the skin.


I don’t like matte finish foundations very much because I find they emphasize fine lines and crevices. Especially around the mouth where lines form when you smile – full coverage mattes tend to creep into those lines and age my face. If you have dry skin with any dry patches or flakes any full coverage foundation can emphasize dry areas. On me, I find that this emphasize lines and cling to some of my dry patches and if you have mature/dry skin or skin that tends to pull dry you will probably find it too drying for all over the face; so I don’t like wearing it on its own for those reasons. Additionally like I stated above, the color match is off for me but I do enjoy wearing it ONLY when I mix it with one of my favorite dewier foundations, Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation. I think it still can be used for extra coverage if you like to layer foundations and this will definitely be great for oily/normal skin.


Have you tried The Body Shop Matte Clay Skin Clarifying Foundation and what are your favourite vegan beauty products from The Body Shop?


Ann-Marie x




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