While the world is embracing fall, creating gorgeous vampy dark looks for the upcoming autumn season, the weather Gods in Gurgaon have shut their eyes to the fact that we desperately need a season change. While the temperature here remains at a sweltering 36 °C (which feels like 46), it is impossible to wear a full face of makeup, specially a full coverage foundation (which ultimately feels like wearing a blanket in this hot humid weather). Now since there is pretty much nothing I can do about the weather, I decided it was time to look for a good coverage BB/CC cream. And I have tried many in the past but never felt fully there until I discovered The Body Shop Tea Tree Flawless BB Cream. Curious? Read on:

The Body Shop Tea Tree Flawless BB Cream

The product: The Body Shop Tea Tree Flawless BB Cream is a light weight formula that not only covers blemishes but helps combating acne in the long run as it is infused with the goodness of tea tree oil . And you already know that I have acne prone skin (read more about it here), caution befriends me each time I try to buy a new face product. But using this BB cream for 3 weeks now, I feel really good about it. It is no ordinary BB cream I must say, it has a great coverage (in comparison to other BB creams available in India). It covers most of my blemish marks and leaves an airbrushed effect (which actually took me by surprise when I used it for the first time and I said to myself “is this for real?”)

The colour: It comes in 3 shades. 01 for very (very) fair toned people, 02 which is the shade I chose (I am between MAC NC35 and 40 at the moment) and 03 for darker skin tones. Shade 02 is perfect for me even though it is more peach toned than yellow, but it blends away to match my neck perfectly.


The feel: It is does not feel tacky to touch after blending, but my oils do peek out in about 15 minutes of using it. If I am going to some place fancy (yes, I have started using this baby when I go to fancy places), I always make it a point to set it with a light touch of powder. That way it stays put for hours without greasing up my face (I have very oily skin in the summer). The staying power is good too, it lasts for atleast 5-6 hours before fading away gradually. Another point to note is that it has a very strong smell of tea tree oil (which does not linger for too long after the application), but it is quite strong when you start applying the cream.

How to use it: People recommend using your fingers while applying a BB cream, but I feel this one applies beautifully with a flat top kabuki brush. The BB cream is thick and provides a wonderful coverage, therefore it deserves to be blended seamlessly for a perfect finish (just my humble opinion!). I suggest avoiding the eye area, it stings, which I suppose is an effect of the tea tree oil and the feeling lasts for a good 5 minutes before settling down.

The packaging: The only downside I see is the packaging. It is nice and sturdy sitting on my vanity, but for travelling I wish it had a screw cap instead of a flip one. I am secretly afraid of flip caps opening during travel and therefore I like to tape up the cap before tossing it in my makeup bag.

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Price and availability: The price is a little steep. It costs Rs 1095 for 40 ml, but for the product it is (great coverage and tea tree oil benefits), I don’t mind the expenditure. It is available online at The Body Shop website; I bought mine from The Body Shop store in Ambience, Gurgaon.

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My verdict: The Body Shop Tea Tree Flawless BB Cream is a wonderful BB cream that I discovered so late. My bad, but all the BB creams that I have tried so far have made me realise the value of this one! Not kidding, the coverage is amazing. Ofcourse it does not replace a concealer, but it definitely takes the place of my foundation on some days, specially when the weather is terrible or if I am in no mood for a full face routine (which happens a lot lately!). I only wish it had SPF and the tube came in a screw cap. But I still love it and totally recommend it! Try it if you have not already, I am sure you will appreciate it too!

What is your favourite product from the Tea Tree range? This was my first from the collection; I would love to try out more based on your recommendations.

xoxo Makeupxpressions

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  1. shampita@Therainbowlady September 18, 2015 at 6:58 am Reply

    I am a tad bit darker than you and I have the shade 03. I quite like it. I have acne skin and this is the only BB cream which has suited my skin tone and which my skin liked.

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      makeupxpressions September 18, 2015 at 11:59 am Reply

      I agree, this is one of the best BB creams out there specially if you have acne.

  2. chicpeachypink September 18, 2015 at 10:14 am Reply

    I have thought of picking up this one a couple of times but always keep forgetting it.. I wanted to specially try this cause of the tea tree benefits like you said :)
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      makeupxpressions September 18, 2015 at 11:59 am Reply

      Try it, specially if you are looking for decent coverage!

  3. Sangeeta September 18, 2015 at 10:28 am Reply

    Nice review. I have this and I found it has heavier coverage than other BB creams. You can try their Tea Tree face wash, but I suggest using this in summers as tends to remove oil.
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      makeupxpressions September 18, 2015 at 11:58 am Reply

      Thanks Sangeeta, will try the Tea Tree face wash for sure as my skin is oozing oil at the moment!

  4. Purvi Shah September 18, 2015 at 11:48 am Reply

    Lovely review….Bought the product on the basis of the review and it turned out to be as good as promised by you….

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  6. monica September 19, 2015 at 12:37 pm Reply

    nice review dear! m on a hunt for new bb cream these days. will give this a try at store.
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  7. Preethy@Prettykooll September 20, 2015 at 2:59 pm Reply

    I have never tried this BB cream, have to check the testers to see if the shade matches my skin tone

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      makeupxpressions September 21, 2015 at 5:00 am Reply

      Hey Preethy, Do try the testers or ask the consultant at TBS to give you an at-home-try sample.

  8. Lana September 21, 2015 at 8:07 am Reply

    I want to try this out but the lack of spf has held me back, I might purchase it in winters though :)
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  9. Khushi@NotOnlyMakeup September 27, 2015 at 12:35 pm Reply

    This looks like some awesome thing. Tea tree in a BB cream is Wow. Packaging is delicious too :)

  10. Sonali September 30, 2015 at 10:40 am Reply

    Great and detailed review. I was on second thoughts of using a BB cream and would love using it :)
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  11. Vishakha@Reviewwali October 6, 2015 at 5:26 am Reply

    I see many people calling this as their HG BB cream, I was just planning to buy it very soon.

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