Bodyography Natural Finish Foundation in 160 and 165 - review


You may remember that I'm a massive fan of Bodyography products: I'm yet to find a mineral foundation that compares to the brand's, and these liquid foundations are amazeballs too. They're on the higher end of the scale in terms of price ($59.95 for 30ml), but they're hardly the most expensive products on the market - plus you can find them more cheaply if you shop around. 

From memory I got these for less than $30 each: I had to buy two because I suspected that I was between colours (which I was). 160 is more of a yellow-based product and 165 is more tan. Now that my skin is paler I'm probably more on the 160 side and don't need to mix the two, while in summer I'm closer to 165. But I could probably have gotten away with either because they're so sheer, although not if I want to apply more than one layer for better coverage.

Bodyography claims/product details:
  • An oil free liquid formula 
  • Enriched with mineral seaweed extracts that help to hydrate the skin and allow the skin to retain its moisture
  • Dries to a powder finish that diffuses light and gives the impression of denser coverage
  • The result is a smooth, flawless finish 
  • Long wearing formula
  • Non irritating to sensitive skin
  • Dermatologist tested and recommended
  • Safe for post cosmetic surgery use
  • RRP $59.95 for 30ml, but do shop around
  • For more information, see Bodyography's website

I've swatched the colours in a few different lights (160 on the left and 165 on the right). Here's indoors, no flash:

And with flash:

Outside, in direct sunlight:

Blended, outside in direct sunlight. You can see how sheer the formula is:

There's my bare face:

And with product (around 50/50 of the two shades):

And again below. I've probably mixed it a shade too dark on this occasion but that brings my face colour in line with my chest and shoulders, which are generally darker.


I love this product. As you may know I'm all for lighter bases so I mostly use tinted moisturisers and BB/CC creams. These are the only two liquid foundations I own, and the coverage is like a tint in the sense that it's sheer but still buildable.

What I love about this product is that it doesn't look like you have a layer of product on your skin. It's so thin that it almost 'dyes' the skin - evening out skintone and blurring imperfections in the process - rather than actually coating it. The result is that you don't look like you're wearing foundation, which is what I for one want from a base product!

I do think this foundation lives up to its claims, in particular the hydration and flawless finish ones. My skin loves this product and I would wear it every day if it contained sunscreen. That's my only issue with this foundation: I prefer using bases with sunscreen and this has none, although I suppose you can always chuck sunscreen over the top (I'm lazy - I like all-in-one products!).

Otherwise, I can't fault this product. It's the best, most natural-looking foundation I've used. I also think it's longer wearing than most, so that's another plus.

Love. I've given this an HG tag.

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