If you’re looking for a foundation shade that suits you – I mean REALLY suit you – then you need to run, not walk to your nearest The Body Shop right now.
I am so unbelievably impressed with their new Fresh Nude Foundation range, but most of all, the Shade Adjusting Drops that come with it.
As The Body Shop says:
With 7,000 different skin tones across the world, women struggle to find the right shade of foundation, which is why The Body Shop created the NEW Shade Adjusting Drops. Just add one drop to your foundation to create a shade unique to your skin tone. The perfect shade is just a drop away.
7,000 different skin tones in the world today! Isn’t that amazing? When I saw the press release, I freaked out.
See, the thing is, I’ve heard many, many grumbles from my Sri Lankan, Indian and Malay friends over the years who say that they can never find the right foundation shade, complaining that Singapore doesn’t really cater to those with darker skin tones.
And I totally agree.
No More Searching For Your Perfect Foundation Color
I distinctly remember going shopping with my Sri Lankan friend in high school, and we were trying to look for a foundation for her – it was her first. But we couldn’t find anything, and we really looked everywhere, and it was very disappointing, to say the least.
(I’ve found it’s also the same for the opposite side of the spectrum – it’s very hard to find shades for those with very fair skin, so much so I had to write Best Foundations for Pale Skin!)
And sure, you could just mixed 2 different foundations shades to get the right color, that’s what professionals do, but who wants to buy an extra foundation for daily use? (Especially since they are so expensive now.)
It’s About Time, World.
That’s why I was SO happy to see this new foundation range from The Body Shop, and more specifically the 2 Shade Adjusting Drops that come with it. The Fresh Nude Foundations come with base colors – so you can choose what you think your skin undertone is, and then you can buy either the Light or Dark Shade Adjusting Drops.
A Dewy, Flawless Finish
The Fresh Nude foundation is also great in that is finishes with a semi-dewy finish, is lightweight and doesn’t clog the pores – I have used it on a makeup client (another reason why this is perfect – it’s incredible for me as a new makeup artist who needs to work on all types of skin tones) who had acne-prone skin and her skin looked great. (Because of it’s dewy finish though, if you have very oily skin, you might want to give this one a miss, since the dewy-ness may come across as shiny.)
I used the Bali Vanilla shade as her base, added 1 drop of the Darkening product, and voila, it was perfect. I also played around with the Lightening one when doing her contouring and highlighting (check out my Contour & Highlighting Tips) and it was so easy to do, and so much fun.
And that’s why I was freaking out – I’m super pumped about this line: everyone of every skin tone in Singapore can finally find a good, affordable (it’s S$32.90) foundation. Well done, The Body Shop!
Available at all The Body Shop outlets.