I’m back with another foundation review! This time I am talking about the Matte Clay Skin Clarifying Foundation from The Bodyshop. This has been out a little while now but I’ve finally tried it, so I hope that you enjoy this review.
I bought this in the shade ‘014 Railay Beach’ which I think really works for my skin tone as I don’t really have pink or peach undertones and this shade is fairly neutral. Bodyshop have really worked on producing shades for different undertones although I don’t think that the range is very fast and I think that this needs to be expanded.
As for the foundation, the fact that it is matte is of course really good for oily skin. As I have combination skin I do find I have to moisturise well on the dry parts of my face before using this because otherwise it can stick to dry patches. As a result, I don’t think this would work for people with dry skin.
I have found that the staying power is pretty good, I put my makeup on around 7am and don’t get home until 6pm and by then it’s gone a little bit patchy and oxidised slightly but I don’t think it’s overly noticeable despite the foundation being on for 11 hours. I think using a setting spray could prolong the livity of the product.
I wouldn’t say that this foundation is full coverage, however I would say it’s medium and pretty buildable. I find it a little more difficult to blend than other foundations, probably due to the clay, but with a damp sponge blender (I use Real Techniques) it goes on a little easier.
I’d say that this foundation is quite lightweight considering that it contains clay which makes it prefect for everyday use. I also feel that this does make my skin look much clearer.
Overall I would buy this foundation again.
Thanks for reading!
2 thoughts on “Bodyshop Matte Clay Foundation Review”
The fact that this foundation has ‘clay’ in the name always puts me off as it sounds like it would be really cakey but the fact you’ve said it’s lightweight means I must be wrong, great review lovely!
Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com
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Yeah I really expected it to feel like I was putting on a face mask but it’s actually much more liquidy than I expected and I cannot feel it on my face it’s so weird! Thank you hun xx