The Body Shop Fresh Nude Foundation: Review & Demo

Make every day a good skin day with our vegan Fresh Nude Foundation. Enriched with English rose water and aloe vera, this hydrating formula leaves skin feeling beautifully fresh and comfortable all day. With a semi-matte finish, each of these 16 nature-inspired shades mimics the look of fresh-faced natural skin with a nude glow.  - 16 nature-inspired shades- Up to 24H moisturization- Light to medium coverage (buildable)- Semi-matte, fresh-faced finish- Suitable for sensitive skin & dermatologically tested- Vegan- Enriched with English Rosewater and Aloe Vera- SPF15- All skin types That's the official scoop on Fresh Nude Foundation from The Body Shop! A new product for me personally but it has been out for about two years. I'm so happy to have tried it because I have had some real luck with it. Available in Swedish shops for 245 SEK/30 ml, check your local website or physical store for price info. FormulaCoverage is about a medium with some great colour correcting. Not silicone-y and smoothing, it's more of a gel cream texture. It is glowy on the skin without being greasy, almost wet look? Calling it a "semi-matte" is a tad misleading in my opinion. ApplicationIt applies  quite thin and spreads easily without streaking. It quickly absorbs into the skin so I definitely need a full pump of product or a tad more for it to cover my face, it is easy to layer on the skin without caking up though. As it absorbs it sets slightly on the skin which makes it non-sticky and in no need of powder if you're on the dry side, but still manages to keep that visually luminous finish. It can grab a tiny bit to my driest areas, but only if I apply with a buffing brush, with a damp sponge it doesn't do that at all.  WearIt doesn't oxidize on my skin after application. It keeps its glowy finish all day (I feel so K-beauty wearing it!!) without mattifying or slipping away after a few hours, it manages to stay in place without moving around and settling into lines. After about 7-8 hours it starts fading softly, but what foundation doesn't. ConsIt is too scented! I don't want skincare or makeup to have irritating perfume in it. It hasn't triggered my skin but I know it could on a bad day. The slight grabbing in dry areas can be avoided but it does happen if you just slap it on with a brush. Could have had a tad more SPF maybe? Conclusion:Try it if you like glowy skin with a natural finish, not too full coverage. You'll like it if you prefer to use as little powder as possible but don't want your hair to stick to your glowy skin (no one else? no? ok). A good foundation where you get what you pay for, not overpriced in any way. Great launch! Bare skin, The Body Shop Fresh Nude Foundation Here's how I've been wearing it over the last few days!  A thin coat of Fresh Nude Foundation applied with a damp sponge, Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer under the eyes+anywhere else needed (they marry so well in both finish and formula!), a light swish of powder under the eyes, brows filled in soft yet dark and some bronzer on the high points of the face. Then I hydrate and bring out the glow further with Lumene Lähde Spring Water Mist.