Thursday 10 March 2011

The Mineral Powder That Converted Me...

Readers of BeautySwot know that I really struggle to like mineral powder foundation. I admit the results are good (I have tried some really great ones) but I find it far more of a faff than liquid foundation. Loose powders get up my nose, so they soon go by the wayside.

However, I may just have changed my mind with Green People's Pressed Mineral Powder SPF15.

I love this powder and am increasingly reaching for it when I need a quick fix and need to get out of the house in a hurry but don't want to compromise on looking good. The fact that it is pressed means that it doesn't make a huge powdery mess on my clothes, nor does it go up my nose. It covers in seconds (including the redness I have) and looks unbelievably natural and flawless. I have got the 'caramel' shade which is described as for skin with a yellow undertone, it is the perfect shade for me. As an added bonus, I tried it without a primer today, it looked good for hours and no hint of a shiny nose! A great Matte foundation in my opinion.

Green People's Pressed Mineral Powder is certified organic and is suitable for sensitive skin and those prone to acne, eczema, psoriasis or rosacea. Minerals reflect light to minimise fine lines and wrinkles and apparently the foundation does not clog your pores, allowing skin to breathe naturally.

This organic mineral face powder is made without Parabens, Bismuth Oxychloride, Petrochemicals, Phthalates, unnecessary Bulking Agents and Synthetic Colours.

The compacts are made with 100% natural plastic and coloured with earth-friendly, natural colour. I actually find the shape of it quite easy to hold.

I apply the mineral foundation with the Kabuki brush also from the Green People, which is available to purchase separately. This is an eco-friendly, vegan brush made of bamboo, I find it incredibly soft, I think it gives excellent results and can highly recommend it.

I am so pleased with the quality of both items and I am now looking at other products in their make-up range as they are created with the same 'natural' ethos.

Pressed Mineral Powder SPF15 costs £20.45 for 10g 
Kabuki Brush costs £20.45

For more details and information on other shades available visit


  1. I have a bare minerals powder and I find that to get the coverage to cover any blemishes the finish looks quite heavy. I don't know if I'm applying it wrong but it comes out the same every time, I use a kabuki brush so it's not the brush.

  2. I dont usually use this type of foundation either!! would be interested to give it a go tho!!

    love the kabuki brush !!

  3. I really never use mineral foundation but this sounds really good x

  4. This sounds ideal for me...what a great review am off to get some! (and loving the sound of less mess!)

  5. Think I might have to try some too! Be good for my skin as I suffer from Psoriasis

  6. I agree Janet, I usually find it takes ages to achieve the coverage I want, hence returning to liquid foundation. This is really good and usually just takes 2 swipes over to get decent coverage.

    I really do recommend that you all try it.

    I too suffer from rosacea and scalp psoriasis which sometimes comes down onto my face.

    Really glad this review has helped people and thank you for your comments x


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