Saturday, 1 November 2014

Green People Mineral Make-Up and Toning Hydrating Mist

I am a huge fan of mineral make-up and swear by my Bare Minerals Original Foundation, so I was very excited to give this Mineral Pressed Powder by Green People a go!

The Pressed Mineral Powder (£20.95) is available in five shades. I got the shade 'Caramel Light' which is a yellow-toned powder. The powder is a 3-in-1 foundation and finishing powders with the added benefit of SPF15. It is talc-free and non-irritating and contains natural minerals to reflect light, minimise fine lines and wrinkles and give a luminous and even complexion while protecting against the harmful effects of UVA and UVB rays.

The powder glides on so easily to both the Kabuki brush and onto my skin. Using it as a foundation alone I found it didn't give great coverage so I had to use my normal foundation then use this as a finishing powder over the top to provide a matte finish. For those that prefer a more natural look and lighter coverage they could use the powder alone.

One of the key ingredients of the powder is beeswax and you can notice it straight away when you apply it to the skin because of the smell! Beeswax is used in make-up to improve staying power, lock in hydration and create a creamy texture. The natural barrier properties of Beeswax also help to protect the skin from environmental damage.

I apply the powder with the Green People Kabuki Brush (£20.45) - which I am in love with! This is by far the best brush I have tried. It delivers professional results and, for those that are vegan/animal friendly, it is made from an environmentally-friendly bamboo handle and without any animal derivatives.

Green People also do fabulous skincare and I recently tried out their new Toning Hydrating Mist (£13.95), which was launched in April. This spray-on toner revives tired skin and is created with Orange Blossom floral water, marshmallow and Aloe Vera to soothe, refresh, hydrate and balance skin.

You can either spray it onto the skin after cleansing and wipe off with cotton wool OR I've been let into a little secret...spritz it over the top of the mineral foundation to give a dewy finish and help your make-up last even longer!

I often don't like using toners as they can strip away my skin but this is so comforting and nourishing.

Green People is an entirely natural and organic skincare brand and all its products aim to restore and balance the skin's natural moisture levels while also caring about the environment and sustainability - always a bonus!

Have you tried anything by Green People before? Will you be giving them a go?

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