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All-In-One BB Cream by The Body Shop

When you thought the never ending era of BB Creams was just about to end, another one's always standing around the corner waiting for you, quite excitedly to reveal it's dominance in the market and prove you wrong once again isn't it?

I haven't been very successful in any that I have tried till date. They usually seem catered for paler skin tones to be precise and for those with already great skin, without any imperfections. However that's what these so called 'BB' creams were originally made for right? For healing and covering blemishes, acne and scars post surgery alongside providing minimal coverage and nourishing the skin at the same time.

In my opinion, the UK market is simply over-flooded with dare I say 'gimmicks' of this authentic Asian innovation and the drugstores offer nothing more than a tinted moisturiser. I have a winner to report about however and it is from none other the very loved high-street brand The Body Shop.

With The Body Shop comes trust and credibility that I and I believe most of us have personally experienced through their products since years. It makes me immediately inclined to believe it will be superior to the rest of its kind as firstly the brand provides brilliant skin care and secondly, they have revamped their make-up line triumphantly recently.
Available in three shades thankfully and with shades running slightly darker than usual, it's a relief I won't be looking pasty white again waiting for a one-shade-fits-all to 'blend' into my skin tone.

I have shade 2, which as you will see in the pictures below is a gorgeous golden tan shade that can give those expensive beach holidays a run for their money. Please don't butcher the poor thing just because it's thin and liquidy in consistency. It's a pain in the backside trying to work with those thick creams!

A white liquid when initially squeezed out, it turns into more or less exactly my skin colour (NC35 for the Summer) on rubbing it into the skin for a few seconds. 

The glow it imparts is seriously equivalent to a high-end spa trip. An added bonus is that it smells like honey and roses. I kept sniffing it for a good few minutes to figure out why on earth was it so delicious. 

As expected, the coverage is light to medium depending on how much you build it up. A little bit of concealing and a good skin day can make you fall in love with this. I also think this would make a great buy for those with dehydrated, dull skin or the mature ladies out there due to the Community Fair Trade Marula Oil for 24 hour hydration. 

I personally did not find it sticky or tacky at all, despite having combination-oily skin. My favourite way of using this is mixing it with a heavy foundation, to reduce it's cakiness, coverage or to add a glow (tut tut Illamasqua Rich Skin Foundation!).

Following the BB Cream, there is an entire 'All-in-one' range including a Face Base, Blusher and a Concealer that will release alongside this in August, with this particular product available for purchase for £12.

Yu said...

Oh I love the Body Shop this looks fab! I can't wait to try it, August isn't far! :)

Yu said...

Oh I love the Body Shop this looks fab! I can't wait to try it, August isn't far! :)

Shang J. said...

Oh I was just waiting for someone to review it. Thanks! :D

Sharlynn said...

I'm not a fan of their make up at all but their foundations/bases seem to be pretty great. I like how it turns into such a natural tan shade!

Unknown said...

Wow BB creams are everywhere lol. By the looks of it it reminds me of the L'oreal Nude Magique BB Cream :)

Rakhshan said...

this looks promising, i should defo check it out:) i recently changed my username and Blogname as well, do have a look:)

Dragon Mommy said...

This looks fab, might have to buy it when my Garnier BB cream runs out.

Holli x

shabana MUA said...

Great review ;)
Might have to try it out & The price is quite reasonable too xXx

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