Thursday, 18 September 2014

The Body Shop Base

I recently had an offer with my O2 priority moments where I could get £30 of The Body Shop products for only £15. Clearly I was going to take this opportunity, I went in to town with the sole purpose of going to The Body Shop and knowing that I was immediately going to pick up the Instant Blur Primer, I don't really use primer, they always seem quite greasy, but I have heard a lot of praise of this product from bloggers like Velvet Ghost, so I thought I would give this a try. I have also heard a lot of good reviews on the tea tree BB cream. I was a bit reluctant at first for the fact it had tea tree oil in.

I had a little talk to the staff in regards to the BB cream and was sold on this, not only does it give a nice coverage it also secretly fights blemishes which is something I do look for, I still feel blemishes cropping up, which annoys the hell out of me, to be honest. Plus with the harsh coldness coming up, I need to start looking after my skin, I still don't really have a solid skin care routine I stick to, so any recommendations are welcome! Leave them in the comments below. I feel these two products together are such a good base for me. For starters, the primer isn't greasy at all and blends really well into the skin. It gives a lovely smooth and minimal pore look.The BB cream is quite thick and you really don't need a lot when applying, especially if you are using a brush, so I can see it lasting quite a bit. It gives me the coverage I need while attacking those pesky blemishes, my skin even feels softer.

Big thumbs up. I think I will be trying to stick to this combination throughout the A/W while getting a skin routine in place I can also stick too. The BB Cream is only £8 and the Instant Blur is £14, so £22 for a pretty much flawless base, is not bad at all!

Have you tried these products?

Emily xo
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  1. I've been so tempted to get the insta blur! BB Cream looks interesting too!

    Tina x | tinaknights.blogspot.com

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  2. This primer looks interesting! I like using Clinique Anti Blemish Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel on blemishes and it works amazingly. You can also use it all over as a serum and put moisturizer on top. Also it might seem obvious but make sure you remove your make up completely! Loved this post ;) xx

    Gyudy’s Notes Of Beauty

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    1. Thank you, will certainly be looking out for that, thanks for the tips :) x

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  3. I love that it "secretly fights blemishes." Haha. Salicylic acid I presume? Looks awesome. I've been wanting a BB cream! :] // itsCarmen.com ☼ ☯

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    1. Haha I'm not sure what's in it, but it feels nice on :) x

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  4. I've never heard of this before, but I'll have to check it out! I really want a good bb cream for everyday!
    -Sisi
    Modern Beauty Girl
    Other Modern Girl

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  5. I've been wanting to try this BB cream! Thanks for the review. I think I'll give it a try!

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