The Body Shop All In One BB Cream

UK blog review of the body shop all in one BB cream on Hello Terri Lowe.

I picked up The Body Shop All In One BB Cream a few weeks ago, just before Christmas in fact, and I think I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with it. The reason I picked it up was mostly out of intrigue because I'd seen quite a few positive reviews flying around (granted, mostly when the item was gifted to the blogger to review) and I wanted to see if it lived up to the apparent hype. Not usually one to part more than £10 on a product I wasn't sure I could trust, I actually got an OK deal in the end as it was on one of those days where if you bought their rewards card for £5 you received 40% off your purchase. So it turned out that I ended up paying around about the same price as the RRP for the product and the rewards card. The card also entitles you to other offers and perks throughout the year, including 10% off purchases in general.

The most intriguing part of the Body Shop BB Cream is that is comes out of the tube white, and contains a sloshing of coloured beads, which burst as you rub the product on. The novelty factor of this alone sold it to me. The shade also seemed great, as I often find products like this (I think L'oreal bought one out a few years ago?) often come across very orange on my pale face. The Body Shop BB Cream in the lightest shade does, at first, apply a slightly darker tone that I require. After a few minutes though it seems to colour adapt and then smooth out you complexion.

Although it does seem to smooth out the skin of your face to create a more even skin tone, the coverage itself is fairly light. I find myself using a lot more concealer over this to cover blemishes and dark under eye circles, but saying that, the texture does seem to help the concealer to 'melt' in to help it blend more effortlessly. Just a few dabs with your finger and your base is good to go. The overall finish is almost matte to the touch, yet still appears dewy and fresh to the eye. Quite an odd one to describe over all! I suppose this is due to the 'all in one' part being the combination of primer and base in one product, which helps the BB cream to last throughout the day. It does come across as a little drying, and I feel it would have dried my skin more if I hadn't refined my moisturising routine recently.

Would I repurchase The Body Shop All In One BB Cream?
Yes. But only if it was for 40% off the RRP on another offer.

Whilst I find the product good, it's not great. I've been using it as a daily base but definitely wouldn't feel confident enough wearing it alone for a night out. Check it out for yourself online here.

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  1. That does look an alright colour there you know as so very often with these type of products even the lightest shade just looks orange. Quite impressed with that :)
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

    1. It didn't quite photograph as true as the colour is (as you can tell by the difference in hand colour, whoops!) but yes, definitely not too orange toned and it adapts to my pale skin quickly. Just be aware that if you first try it it does come across a little darker but then adapts!

  2. I adore the idea! I'm weirdly pale but not too pale so it's very hard for me to find a color. Actually I can't have things too orange toned either! Though I do with it came with more coverage, I love BB creams to have coverage. Then they are perfect! Maybe this could be a lazy day product. I'm currently using the matte Rimmel BB cream. Do you have a current favorite BB cream? I'll run out of mine soon!

    1. My favourite bb cream is a Korean one from the brand holikaholika which I got off eBay! The Korean ones are always a lot more skin toned and a lot less orange!

  3. Hmm, I'm not too sure about this one. It sounds similar to the L'Oreal version that is terribly orange. I really like the Bourjois CC at the moment, it's light and a touch dark but it's nice and it doesn't feel that drying.

    Does anyone pay full price at the body shop? There's always some discount code flying around!

    Dannie x

    1. Yeah! That's the one I was thinking of, the loreal one. This is definitely a lot less orange and more skin toned!


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