The Body Shop's Extra Virgin Minerals Cream Compact Foundation

I don't think I can ever get enough of foundations and The Body Shop just answered that wish and will be releasing the collection that I can't wait to share with you, it's the Extra Virgin Minerals.

Having had a chance to work with the The Body Shop for their preparation for the Asia Pacific Makeup Competition, I got dibs on their latest collection, the Extra Virgin Mineral. Via used on me the the Cream Compact Foundation and I knew right there and then that I wanted it. Badly.

Extra Virgin Minerals is their latest mineral makeup collection which come in three ultra-blendable formats: Cream Compact, Liquid Foundation and Loose Powder Foundation.

These founations has an awar-winning 100% Community Fair Trade Pure cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil and ultra fine pigments to gives that flawless and immaculate look. Think barely-there sensation that won't clog the pores and let the skin breathe; protection against the sun's harmful UV rays; paraben-free that suits all skin types from sensitive to blemished skin.

Be Matt --- 
The Body Shop Extra Virgin Minerals Cream Compact Foundation

When I first saw saw a glimpse of this foundation sitting on the train case of Via, the winner of The Body Shop's National Makeup Competition, I hope that she would use them on me. My prayers were answered and she did. It was one of the requirements that she use the cosmetic products from the up coming collection (already released in UK and other countries).

I've always liked the coverage that a cream foundation gives me and super blemished face back before I had peeling sessions, and this one is certainly no exception. When Via opened this compact and softly run the soft brush against my skin, it was love. It didn't feel tight against my skin and it felt soft and smooth and especially light.

I was surprised to see that given with the right application and proper prepping of the face, the foundation lasts quite a while even with my oily skin. And though it looks greasy on the compact, it turns cream to matte powder finish after while. More so when topped with either the Extra Virgin Minerals Loose Powder Foundation or my favorite All-In-One Face Base for a longer staying foundation.

The shades I got were the Golden Ivory and Rose Ivory:

This compact cream foundation definitely reminds me of Makeup Forever's Duo Mat foundation, except that ones a powder. This one though resembles Smashbox's Camera Ready Full Coverage Foundation. The Body Shop's Extra Virgin Minerals Cream Compact Foundation though is more affordable, easily available (once it's launched) and promises to be non-comodegenic. Personally, I like most of the things I buy from the three brands mentioned but I'm happy that TBS' isn't so expensive.

Cream Compact Foundation SPF 15 in Golden Ivory

Golden Ivory matches my skin really well seeing that I have a yellowish undertone.

Cream Compact Foundation SPF 15 in Golden Ivory

Cream Compact Foundation SPF 15 in Rose Ivory

Rose Ivory was a good shade I'm glad I have although its a bit lighter. But since I'm acidic, terribly at this time of the year, this shade work perfectly fine for me.

Cream Compact Foundation SPF 15 in Rose Ivory

I can opt to mix both as well as it sure matches my skin tone nicely when there two are mixed. :)

Golden Ivory | Rose Ivory
I love how smooth and light the consistensy of the cream is. It provides a good enough coverage that you can control it whether light, medium or heavy.

Soft Flat foundation brush

The brush is synthetic and as expected, extremely soft. No need to have a foundation brush or sponge for this cream to powder foundation. I think you'll be happy with the brush included in this compact.


1. Wash the brush prior to using it.
2. For a lasting foundation, set your Cream Compact foundation with your favorite foundation powder or setting powder.
3. Keep the cream compact foundation in a cool place to keep the product fresh and unchanging from temperature changes .
4. If you can, always use a spatula to get the foundation in order to avoid bacteria or contamination from sitting on your cream compact from double dipping your brush.
5. Wash your brush regularly and let it completely dry before returning it to its container.
6. Use sparingly at first and slowly build the product in to achieve your desired coverage.

Will definitely do more intensive review on The Body Shop Exra Virgin Minerals Cream Compact Foundation and will show you a face of the day or two. :)

Til next post!

The Body Shop Extra Virgin Minerals Cream Compact will be available on September 2011 in all The Body Shop Stores in the Philippines.

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  1. Hi Shen! Although I know that this about TBS's foundations...I must say ang ganda ng lipstick mo dito! Is this NYX's? Sau Paulo? ang ganda sayo!
    Have a nice day!

  2. ay this is leilani of pala... :)

    I was the one who asked about the shade of lipstick...if it is NYX's Sau Paulo...

    I like your lipsticks lahat...We have the same like sa mga shades :)

    Have a happy Hump day!

  3. Jennifer Fitzgerald31/8/11 8:29 AM

    Wow these seem so great I really wanna try this.

  4. those are lovely.. will definitely check 'em out. 
    thanks for always sharing your fun/useful kikay stuff with us! 
    always love your blog!

  5. Oh noes...I want these! You are such an enabler! :P

  6. Scatterbraintures31/8/11 11:59 PM

    Oh. My. Goodness! If it's only 1,600+ with the foundation brush--I'm waiting for this! When are they coming?!

    The packaging is similar to duo mat nga. :P


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