What Happened to Body & Soul Cosmetics?

Several years ago I purchased my first ‘Body & Soul’ cosmetic and I’ve been in love with the line ever since! I was first drawn in by the beautiful 1940s vintage-inspired packaging, but stayed with the line due to the amazing quality of the products. I adore the company’s pressed powder with the beautiful illustration on the top:

Body & Soul Pressed Powder Illustration, http://www.norcorp.com

 

Oh Where, Oh Where Has Body & Soul Gone?

I used to see this great line everywhere, in departments stores, makeup stores and salons. However, something happened a few years ago and the line has disappeared! 😦 There is an official website for the company and also a brand page on Sephora.com, however there are no products to be found!

About a year ago I contacted the company as I was desperate for a powder refill. I inquired about the line and whether it would return to us glamour girls. I received a prompt response assuring me that the line would be once again available. I’ve been waiting ever since….patiently waiting…and waiting.

Until we see the return of these amazing products, enjoy some photos from the line:

Body & Soul Eyeshadow, on Ebay

XOXO

Black Dahlia, eagerly awaiting the return of Body & Soul!

32 thoughts on “What Happened to Body & Soul Cosmetics?

  1. Hey, so funny you wrote this as I was going through makeup stash and I found 2 fantastic lipsticks by Body and Soul. I noticed that Sephora was not carrying the line in their NYC stores and I wanted to buy the color Casino and a WONDERFUL red lipstick, but I could not find this brand. The website is there, but nothing else. I wonder why did this brand disappear? What brand knocked them out of the running, or was it a business mishap? I hope it can come back because they had wonderful colors and I also loved the packaging.

  2. Oh, too bad! Those products look beautiful, i hope they relaunch them again, they must do it , those would be so in fashion right now!

    • It was a great line of products. I do hope they bring them back. I agree, they’d be very in style right now with the popularity of Besame, Benefit, the upcoming Mad Men line and the upcoming Marilyn Monroe MAC line. Great stuff!

  3. These were some gorgeous product. I used to love BeneFit too, but they change around too much and some of the products are not so retro and vintage anyways..I love it that this brand remained constant and original. I really hope they return!

    • Do you mean they sell this makeup at the swap meet at Aloha Stadium? Do you know the name of the seller? I’d love to contact them about shipping the Body and Soul make up… not all of us are lucky enough to live in HI! 😉

  4. B&S was the best compact powder ever. I keep trying everything on the market and can’t find anything to compare to it. It went on smooth never caked or make my skin look powdery. Great coverage. If anyone know what was in it. Please post! Hope they come back!

  5. I loved this line too, especially the packaging which is whstcdrew me to this line. I have all the brushes but only 5 shadows, 1 lipgloss & 1 blush; wante
    d more & after a long search a Sephora in Canada told me the company had a fire and they could not get any more products. Later I heard that one of the creators started/or went to work for Hourglass, so I gave up hope on B&S. I don’t know how much of what I was told is true but when I googled the fire, I read there was one.

  6. I loved this line too, especially the packaging which is what drew me to this line. I have all the brushes but only 5 shadows, 1 lipgloss & 1 blush; wante
    d more & after a long search a Sephora in Canada told me the company had a fire and they could not get any more products. Later I heard that one of the creators started/or went to work for Hourglass, so I gave up hope on B&S. I don’t know how much of what I was told is true but when I googled the fire, I read there was one.

    I too hope they come back with the same beautiful packaging!

  7. I used to be a cosmetic fanatic and I found their packaging to be fascinating and beautiful. However back then I was a teenager and never had enough money to buy their product (plus I wasn’t in the US). I do sincerely hope they return too. Would love to buy their red lipstick and anything in the gorgeous pot

  8. Still hoping too, for the comeback. Have never found another compact foundation like it. And believe me, I have tried EVERYTHING!

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  10. SOME GOOD NEWS!
    A FEW people selling on ebay have gotten their hands on some of the products.

    My favorite seller is 3106sleepy. I purchased a few products from her, I haven’t received them but looking at the photos the items appear authentic, she knows some history regarding the company and has the fairest prices of all the other sellers.

    I also purchased an empty compact from wicked_ crafts.
    The empty palette does not look like the powder compact that I used to own (my compact was large with a flat top this one is considerably smaller with a rounded top, it has no box or label on the bottom, but the top of the compact does look like B&S) so I cannot verify this item is authentic (if any of you are familiar with this compact and what was in it please post the information) but regardless it’s a reallllllly cute compact, I might find a face product that I can put in it or take her suggestion and use it as a pill box or for mints.

    Another seller is selling the tin box for the products; that one does look exactly like mine.

    Happy bidding!

  11. Body & Soul cosmetics had a fire in their warehouse. Ever since then, they discontinued their cosmetics. I was told that they would bring back their cosmetics years ago, but they never came back. It was a company located in Hawaii, and I’m from Hawaii. So you could imagine that if I can’t find their brand here, I’m sure no one else can get a hold of it. I wish they would bring it back though.

  12. You can buy the empty compacts from American Scientific and Surplus(sciplus) for cheap. I got a dozen as gifts for women I know

  13. The Body & Soul face make up is the best I’ve ever used. It blends into your skin and doesn’t look like make up. I love it and get compliments when I wear it. I have one bottle left and save it for special occasions wish I didn’t have to do that .. I want to order more!! I keep trying other make-up but nothing close so far. it is great for people in Hawaii to.

  14. I don’t care about the packaging, I liked the pressed powder compact product. Has anyone compared Hourglass to the pressed Body and Soul powder?

  15. Yesterday I noticed a few people on eBay are selling B & S shadows & brushes and a couple have the powder compact, unfortunately neither one is in my color. I purchased a couple of things from Craigslist but that person did not have any powder compacts for sale.

    One of the ebay sellers is using quotes/screen shot of this site on there sale page to sell their products.

  16. Im SOOOOO devastated. I drove to every sephora within a 100 mile radius from me, and they dont even know what brand it is. I am almost out of the most amazing powder foundation, and I cant find anything even close at MAC or any other brand. I emailed GIGI at her website begging……fingers crossed. But it is so typical of cosmetics to do this….its always when you find the perfect color, or consistency…. #discontinued.

    • Tn, the company went out of business a few years ago.
      A few ebay sellers have items from this line for sale.

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