I first came across The English Mineral Make-up Company somewhere online over two years ago, however didn’t get to try it out until I was working on a feature film back in the summer 2016 when I was kindly sent a few items from the collection to try. You can read my initial thoughts here.
As I’m sure you know, I am not the biggest fan of loose mineral make-up (there are only a handful of brands who’s products I’ve liked enough to go back for more), so when I first tried Rose Blush from The English Mineral Make-up Company (£25.00) I was particularly impressed.
Rose is one of eight blushers in the range; a delicate pink with a satin finish which gives the skin a beautiful natural looking healthy flush to the skin. As with most mineral blusher, you only need a small amount as it is so highly pigmented, so go easy.
The blusher is particularly finely milled and the texture is great; it feels beautifully velvety soft and super smooth on the skin. It goes on easily too – I generally use a medium sized blusher brush or small kabuki for mineral blush. With blusher of any type it is always wise to knock off any excess product before putting the brush to the skin to avoid the previously mentioned over-doing…
Ingredients wise, this blusher (as with the rest of the collection) has all you need from a mineral make-up and nothing more. Free from cheap fillers, bismuth and other potentially skin irritating ingredients, The English Mineral Make-up Company use only the best quality raw ingredients in their products.
At £25.00 for a pot, it’s most definitely at the upper end of the scale when compared to other mineral blushers on the market. You do get a lot of product for your money however and I think if you can afford it, it is definitely worth a punt.
Unlike many mineral make-up brands the packaging is great too (although my pot looks a little ropey now); a sturdy transparent cube with a white flip top lid which clicks reassuringly on opening or closing the lids. Inside is a little mirror and a snuggly fitting sponge (not pictured), which not only helps keep the make-up from escaping from the large sifter squares but could also be used for application should you desire. The pots come in little creamy coloured velour bags which only adds to the luxury feel of the blusher.
The English Mineral Make-up Company have not only produced a winner in terms of product but they have managed to create something that no-one else really seems to have done before (perhaps with one or two exceptions), which is to make mineral make-up a high end, luxury product.
Have you tried anything from The English Mineral Make-up Company?
Mica, +/- CI 77891, +/- CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 77007
Vegan (although a couple of the products aren’t so check before you buy)
Images: (1, 2, 3 ) LJS – OMUA