A shiny situation

Have you got a bit of a shiny situation happening? Never fear, I’ve got you covered.

Last weekend I paid a visit to The Body Shop in search of a new foundation and powder having noticed that my current products just aren’t cutting it in terms of controlling shine and oil. The incredibly helpful young lady who served me knew my struggle and prescribed the following lifesavers that I now use daily and swear by.

It goes without saying that preparing your skin is vital to controlling shine. Morning and night I cleanse with Go-To Properly Clean, followed by Jurlique’s Purely Age Defying Refining Treatment. I use this completely natural skin polishing refiner 3 times a week to gently remove dull, dead skin cells and uncover fresh, glowing skin. Under makeup, I apply Arbonne’s Makeup Primer, which is a silky smooth primer that visually diminishes fine lines and pores, creating a canvas for flawless makeup application. My new regime now includes Moisture Foundation SPF 15 and All-In-One™ Face Base, both from The Body Shop.

body shop foundation

This lightweight, moisturising and long-lasting liquid foundation provides the perfect amount of coverage for daily wear. You can build it up for a heavier coverage or keep it light and fresh. Dermatologically tested, this little gem is made with marula oil and beeswax and will keep you covered all day.


body shop powder

Providing a fresh matte finish and a velvety feel, this powder has quickly become a handbag staple. Perfect to use on its own, over a tinted moisturiser or to set foundation. Doesn’t clog pores and contains Vitamin E to nourish and protect skin.

Do you have any shine minimising secrets?

Photographs from The Body Shop website