I know I don’t have all the The Body Shop Fresh Nude Foundation here yet, but what I have is certainly a good enough selection to realise that it’s fairly comprehensive, from the lightest to the darkest tones. The Body Shop Fresh Nude Foundation was trialled over LFW by make up artists, along with the Shade Adjusting Drops – two universal shades to make your foundation lighter or darker, if you can’t get the very perfect match.
All the shades seemed to be named after regions or charactaristics of the world – Fiji Sand, Atlas Dunes, Kyoto Blossom, Yucatan Honey and so on which seems a nice way to do things but they’re also numbered.
My natural shade seems to be Fuji Sand so I’ve experimented with the Shade Adjusting Foundation Drops to show you the results.
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So, you can see that they really do work! The one thing I’d say is that the dropper for the drops needs a little work still – the fluid was a bit bubbly when it came out and the dropper doesn’t dispense enough in one go. To get a paler shade of foundation, I needed to use two drops of the Lightening Drops (which is actually a very pale shell pink), and only one of the Darkening.
In terms of texture, The Body Shop Fresh Nude Foundation made my skin feel super soft – noticably softer and more hydrated than before I put it on and it has a slight sheen to it, which is what I love for a fresh glow look. There’s no skin age that can’t use this formula because it doesn’t seep into lines and creases, and in fact, I’d positively recommend this blend for older skins. I’d put it at light to medium coverage rather than full, and it contains SPF15. I’m a little bit scanty on information at the moment – The Body Shop Fresh Nude Foundation launches mid-October, but can tell you that it will cost £15 and the Shade Adjusting Drops will cost £10. If you consider that Cover FX Custom Cover Drops (which I love) are £36, it’s pretty obvious who is offering the better value. It’s not the same formula, but does the same thing.
I have a feeling that the Body Shop Shade Adjusting Drops are front runners in a trend that will be a thing. Most brands struggle with foundation shades – adjusting your own just makes so much sense and there is no reason to suspect that these drops won’t adjust any other brands as well. I’m heading off to somewhere hot for a few days shortly and I know that the foundation that suits me exactly now certainly won’t by the time I’ve seen some sun. Adjusting Drops are the easiest answer in the world to seasonal tone adjustments or getting your foundation to an exact match. I can’t wait for these to launch and see how they’re recieved by consumers.
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