The Body Shop Loose Powder Review

by mehak on March 12, 2013

in Face Products, Grade A, Reviews

TBS Loose Powder in Shade 02 – My Fairy Dust

Guest review by Swastika. Skin Type – Normal in winter. Normal to oily in summer. NC 40.

I have been wanting to try a loose powder for a while now. Till date I have only tried pressed powders and compacts and somehow they always look a tad bit unnatural on my face – slightly chalky. I dont know if I always (like ALWAYS) end up with a wrong shade or is it just the case of compacts not agreeing with me!  So while hanging around at the The Body Shop store I decided to let the SA try this TBS Loose Powder on my face – and “Boom” I fell in love! It instantly brightened my face,provided a very natural glow..did not look unnatural or unnecessarily matte. It was everything I wanted in my powder and more !

Coverage wise it did not do too much – however the glow somehow minimizes the appearance of small blemishes. I mean that my skin looks so pretty and glowing that I cant really concentrate on the tiny marks which I would otherwise notice. It doesn’t hide but distracts from the imperfections – which is all right for me as my skin doesn’t really need heavy coverage – just an evening out of skin tone is enough.

I have now added this to my daily makeup routine and see myself using it for a very long time.Only one thing, I am not sure how this will fare during the damp summer months here when my skin is oilier.

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Pros of Body Shop Loose Powder

– Adds a glow to the face – brightens it up

– Looks natural

– Sets makeup beautifully

– Evens out skin tone

Cons of Body SHop Loose Powder

– Not too much coverage, however the glow compensates for it

– Doesn’t really mattify the skin – so oily skinned girls should try before they buy

– Traveling with it is difficult – too much product is deposited on the perforated lid if I carry it around in my bag


Overall recommendation – A

Price: Rs 830/-

Recommendation: The Body Shop Loose Powder adds a beautiful glow to the face – making it look clearer and brighter. Sets makeup perfectly , while on its own it evens out the skin tone very well. I can see this working very well with normal and dry skinned girls, but since this doesnt overly mattify- Oily skinned girls should try before they buy.

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Preetha March 12, 2013 at 10:35 am

i had this in my wishlist..hav never tried loose powders..this one seems to be a great buy


swastika March 12, 2013 at 10:55 am

It try it at the TBS counter!


Samyukta/Suma March 12, 2013 at 10:36 am

Aaah! I have been looking to get this but I wasn’t too sure… The review really helps :) Thanks Swastika :D


swastika March 12, 2013 at 10:55 am

Thanks Samyukta :) glad this helped


Embellished March 12, 2013 at 10:43 am

I still haven’t found a powder that works perfectly for me , especially during the summers :(


swastika March 12, 2013 at 10:58 am

Maybelline UV compact did a ok job last year..this year it is TBS


Vineetha March 12, 2013 at 2:01 pm

Its a good setting powder! :-)


Preeti Kaur March 12, 2013 at 3:31 pm

Perfect timing. I was looking for a loose powder and my search ends here :)


deepti March 13, 2013 at 8:52 pm

Nice review :)


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