Monday, September 29, 2008

The Body Shop Mineral Makeup

I know that some of you are big fans of The Body Shop. I liked them too, until I started reading the product labels. I gave away or sold hundreds of dollars of their products. OUCH! I'm still on their e-mail list though and like a moth to a flame, had to go window shopping on their site.

I was surprised to see that they now offer their own line of Mineral Makeup. No Bismuth or other itchy additives. They use Mediterreanan clay which might be helpful for giving oily skin a matte finish throughout the day.

Their mineral offerings look like the very standard fare at around twice the price you would pay for minerals at one of the Indie shops, very limited color selection as well. I looked all over but could never find the sizing for the pots. I have no idea how much product is actually included.

Foundation: $25
Size: ??
Availability: 6 shades
Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide (24.4%).
Ingredients: Kaolin, Illite. May Contain: Mica, Iron Oxides.

Blush: $18
Size: ??
Availability: 4 shades
Ingredients: Mica, Illite. [+/- CI 77491, CI 77891, CI 77499, CI 77492].

Eyeshadow: $13
Size: ??
Availability: 6 Fall colors
Ingredients: Mica, Illite. [+/- CI 77891, CI 77499, CI 77491, CI 77492].

Eyeshadow brush: $15, Blush Kabuki: $18, Foundation Kabuki: $26


  1. Thanks for the info! Great site, just stumbled upon it randomly while surfing for good facial moisturizers, powders, etc etc and updating my knowledge about makeup and skin care in general. :)

    I have to say though, I totally agree with you about the Body Shop! It just so happened that I bought pressed powder from them a few days ago, but it wasn't until I went home and actually tried it (I tried the sample without any problem so I thought it would be ok to purchase), that I felt an itchy, burning, tight sensation around my cheeks, forehead, and nose. It couldn't have happened at a worse time, because I was out on a date and almost had to pop into the drugstore to by medicine. My face was that itchy. Talk about the hassle.

    Anyway, thanks again for the cool links and reviews! Will be looking forward to your other posts in the future. :)

  2. FINALLY! an informative site that helps everyone identify which products to use, and not use!

    so does this mean you wouldn't recommend their mineral line at all?

  3. Hey! :)
    I was just wondering whether all makeup products of the bodyshop are paraben free too? I was thinking of picking up some blushes and also their bronzing powder.
    Could you do a review on them if you hav used them before?

    Thanks! :) Looking forward to your repy..I want to make the most of the body shop sale that Im having in my area :)

  4. I used to work for The Body Shop and couldn't wear their make-up as I was allergic to all of it. I sneakily had to wear other brands on the shop floor which matched the colours. I was very allergic to all their eye make-up and the mineral make-up. I think I was also allergic to one of the base oils they used in the cosmetics, marula oil. I can hardly wear any make-up now as I think wearing so much has made me more allergic than ever. I'm trying to avoid parabens and things so I'm buying from 'The Green People'. I love your blog.