If you’ve been an avid reader of Plain Sarah Jayne, then you’ll know I love trying out new foundations. It’s like I’m on some constant search to find the ultimate drugstore or high street foundation, (if you have any recommendations let me know!). While I’ve tried and tested some terrible ones, there’s been a few pretty good ones that I’ll always go back to, and The Body Shop Fresh Nude Foundation is one of them.
I’ve been a HUGE fan of The Body Shop’s skincare products for years now and for some reason it’s taken me until now to test out its make-up selection. After paying a visit to The Body Shop, in Durham, I picked up its Instant Blur Primer and Fresh Nude Foundation, from its vast collection of make-up products.
I believe it’s important to use a primer, especially if I want my make-up to last all day. This primer is set to blur imperfections, mattify the skin and create a picture-perfect appearance. Unlike other primers I’ve used the Instant Blur is quite thick in consistency, almost a gel rather than a liquid.
When applying primer I always focus on my t-zone, as this is the only place that can become oily during the day. Although this primer feels rather rubbery when first touching it, once it’s completely rubbed in it feels like velvet.
After a minute or two, I when went in with the Fresh Nude Foundation. Enriched with English rose water and aloe vera, this foundation is set to hydrate skin and create a light and fresh complexion. Although I’m always the lightest shade, I struggle to find the perfect match when it comes to high street foundations. However, Chelsea Porcelain, which is the palest colour, matched me perfectly.
Now I’m usually not one for light foundations, but lately I’m enjoying making the most of my skin. This foundation is a light to medium coverage so can be built up, however, I really liked how natural this looked on my skin. The Fresh Nude Foundation really impressed me actually. In the past I’ve been let down by so many high street and drugstore foundations, so I was generally surprised to find that this foundation delivered.
I love that this foundation gives a semi-matte finish, as I think this combination is perfect for Spring. I felt that it was matte and dewy in all the right places, which resulted in a natural, fresh complexion that is ideal for everyday wear. I applied this make-up early morning and it was still in place come the evening.
If you’re looking for a new everyday foundation that you want to wear to work or when you’re out and about during the weekend, then this one certainly ticks all the right boxes. If you’re looking for something that’s a more fuller coverage for a night out on the town, I would recommend topping this up or building it up with concealer or using the Moisture Foundation, which is a more medium to full coverage.
Have you used any of the make-up products from The Body Shop before? Are there any high street/drugstore foundations that you love? Any recommendations?
Sarah Jayne x
(I received complimentary products in exchange for a review. My review is completely honest and all my own thoughts and opinions)