15 October 2012

The Body Shop All In-One BB Cream

A picture of The Body Shop All In-One BB Cream

BB creams have been probably one of the most talked about, compared, trialed and tested products this year, in the UK at least. It seems that 2012 was really the year for BB creams in the UK with brand after brand after brand releasing their own take on BB creams, each claiming that theirs is the best on the market, the perfect one for you. One such brand to release a BB cream, claiming that it was better than any other, was The Body Shop. Their BB cream was released over the summer and as a well known cruelty-free brand, I was intrigued as to whether their BB cream was any good. I've tried a few before now, owning the No7 Beautiful Skin BB cream in shade medium for oily skin, and having tried the Ginvera Green Tea Nude BB cream and becoming absolutely besotted with it, which I will be purchasing in full size soon. But I was curious. I have never really tried any makeup from The Body Shop and I thought this was a good place to part. 

A picture of The Body Shop All In-One BB Cream 
The Body Shop All In-One BB cream comes in three shades; lighter skin tones, medium skin tones and darker skin tones. Before buying I swatched both the medium and the darker versions and found that the darker one was just that touch too light. So I opted for the one for medium skin tones. The Body Shop BB cream, which comes in a 25ml tube and costs £12, boasts quite a lot. In the tube it is a white cream which transforms on your skin when applied, to match your skin tone. It has pigment-filled capsules which burst when applied to the skin, releasing the colour inside those capsules. All you have to do is blend for a perfect match and an even, undetectable finish. It's "makeup and skincare in one". It adapts to your skin tone, gives light to medium coverage and an even finish, gives 24-hour hydration and is non-clogging, so great for those even with large pores! Or that's it's claims, anyway. So how does it really shape up?

A picture of swatches of The Body Shop All In-One BB Cream

When I wear this BB cream, I am not wowed. Yes, it's a nice novelty that when you first apply it it is a white cream which then changes colour as you apply it. But that's all it is, a novelty. It does give a light to medium coverage, and I think that coverage is quite easy to build up. And it gives a nice finish, even lasting all day. But there is one place this product fails me. 

It does nothing for my oily skin. In fact, on the days I wear this, no matter what primer or powder I use, it leaves my skin so, so oily by the end of the day. And I don't just mean a shiny face - I mean full on oily sheen that leaves me feeling embarrassed. If it wasn't for that, this BB cream would be lovely. I like the concept. I like that it is cruelty free. I like that it is from The Body Shop, a shop I like. But it just does nothing for my oily skin and I really wouldn't recommend this for others with oily skin, either. 

Have you tried The Body Shop BB cream? What are your thoughts on it? What is the best BB cream you've tried so far? 
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  1. Thats quite clever with the cream adapting, but it does sound like it would loose it appeal quite quick
    Great review :)
    xxx

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    1. Its very clever! I'm not sure if it does truly adapt to each individual's skin tone - For all we know it could just be a marketing ploy and it just turns into the same shade on everyone! Thank you :) xo

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  2. Thats a shame about the oilyness, it wont be for me then! I just did a review of the Witch BB cream, i love it and i find it controls oil very well!

    Sophie x

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    1. I am going to be trying that very soon! I won one over Twitter :) xo

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  3. Hmm, I probably wouldn't purchase this because I have fairly oily skin, but can I just mention that I love this kind of packaging? I know L'Occitane does it a lot as well, but I find it so sleek!

    http://abundanceoferica.blogspot.ca

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    1. I think tube packaging is lovely too! :) xo

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  4. I tried this a while back and did a review on it on my blog. I hate it so much, I have fair skin (but not overly pale and fair) and the number 1 lightest shade was orange on me! It didn't blend into my skin tone at all, it just left me looking like I'd had an accident with fake tan. I like the novelty of it coming out white too, but like you said, it's just terrible for oily skin. And the smell is revolting! Anyway, if you're interested to take a look at my review feel free :)

    Cx

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    1. I think if it wasn't for the fact I am naturally tanned, this would actually probably have quite an orange tinge on me! xo

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  5. It sounded so nice up until you mentioned it does nothing for oily skin. It's such a shame that some BB creams can just not work so good with oily skin :(
    Thanks for the review! xx

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    1. I do think the Ginvera BB cream is good for oily skin because I tried a sample of that and it is the best BB cream I have ever used and it was pretty OK with my oily skin! xo

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  6. I would of got this but mu skin gets so oily all ready, a big no no!!:)

    http://laurenlovesmakeupxoxo.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1

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    1. Definitely a no-no for those with oily skin! xo

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  7. I think that's one of the main problems with BB creams is that so many aren't that great if you have oily skin. Thanks for the honest review :) x

    http://wewereraisedbywolves.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. You're welcome :) I always try to be honest on here, even if it isn't positive! xo

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  8. Thanks for the heads up on oily skin! The best BB I have used is the Ginvera one, it smells odd but the colour and coverage is fab and it lasts really well on my oily T-Zone.

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    1. I adore the Ginvera BB cream. I tried a sample of it and it is by far the best I have ever used! xo

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  9. I have quite dry skin and the minute so I think this would be perfect for me over the winter months, defiantely not during spring though! Great honest review xxx

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    1. This probably would be perfect for you then over the Autumn/Winter! Thank you xo

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  10. I am soooo glad you did this review, I have for ages been thinking about buying this BB cream in my never ending quest for the perfect BB cream but kept deciding against it wondering if it was just a novelty, thank you for highlighting to me its pros/cons! x

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    1. I'm glad its been a helpful review for you :) xo

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  11. That's a bugger it does nothing for oily skin; that's te very reason I stopped using my original Garnier BB Cream. I've tried maybelline, which is good, and also Witch, but I've yet to decide on that one as I've only used it once! Xo

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    1. I am going to be trying the Witch one soon. I hope it will be better than this! xo

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  12. Thanks for the review, I have been curious to try this one out!

    gl0ssi.blogspot.ca

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    1. You're welcome! I hope my review helped! xo

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  13. Although it's not amazing it sounds like a fine BB cream to try, it may work differently for others. The only annoying this is (like always) the Australian Body Shop is lagging behind the UK and still don't have this product in.
    I'll have to wait.
    x

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    1. It's definitely going to work differently for different people. I think if this didn't cause problems for my oily skin, it'd be quite nice! xo

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  14. i cant do these with oily skin, no matter what brand or skin type they say they are for, i hate them all! :(

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    1. Try a sample of the Ginvera BB cream if you can. That was perfect with my oily skin! xo

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  15. Great review on this product! I really want to try this and after reading that made me want to even more have noticed alot of girls have done a review also on this bb cream I don't have oily skin so this would be perfect for me.
    New to this blogging follow me back please :)
    xx

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    1. If you don't have oily skin this would probably work well for you! xo

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  16. I work at The Body Shop and love all the make up there but I personally wasn't overly impressed with this BBcream :/ I think its really good if you have the right skin type or colour but I'm so pale and even the light shade looked orange on me! Alot of people really love it though when they try it in store and it sold out really fast when it was launched, I guess its not for everyone though! xx

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    1. It seems a few people have found the lightest shade quite orange! It's a shame because I had high expectations for it! xo

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  17. If it stayed as a white liquid it would suit my skin aha! xo

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    1. I don't think even the light shade would work on you unfortunately haha! xo

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  18. I nearly picked this up last time I went to The Body Shop, I'm glad I didn't though as my T-zone gets a bit shiny towards the end of the day and I prefer something with some staying power. I'm quite sceptical about these BB creams with colour bursting capsules - they always tend to go a scary shade of orange on me xx

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    1. I think they are definitely limited to certain skin tones and complexions, for sure! xo

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