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


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

    Tina x |

  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

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

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

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

  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!
    Modern Beauty Girl
    Other Modern Girl

  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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