I have been making an effort to get back to wearing make up daily, after a couple of years of sleepless nights and stumbling to the school run feeling less than my best, this is a nice change. Finding a capsule collection of fool proof, easy to apply make up has been a fun task and today’s post is about my favourite everyday blush from PHB Ethical beauty. I chose this pressed mineral blush for two reasons; firstly, although I love my loose mineral blushes, they aren’t always practical when you are in a real hurry as they are easy to spill. Secondly, the shade is very light and difficult to overdo. No one wants to turn up for work/school with Aunt Sally cheeks and when you are applying your make up in winter before any real daylight a light flush works well.
I have tried quite a few PHB products now and they have a really extensive range. The blush is certified cruelty free by Cruelty free international (Leaping Bunny), vegan and talc free. PHB claim to use only “natural, safe and organic ingredients” on their site, but they have chosen not to get their products certified with a third party as organic, I had previously asked them on Twitter who certified their “Certified organic” ingredients but received no reply, however on the website it states some of their organic ingredients are Soil Association certified. They also have several ethical accreditations including the Good Shopping guide.
Something I really like about the PHB mineral blush is the cardboard packaging, it isn’t the most glamourous, however it can be composted (with the removal of the mirror) meaning it is more eco-friendly than most. I would love to see them offer refills of their pressed mineral products that can be popped in to a magnetic palette. Other things you need to know about this blush is that it has a nice long shelf life, it should last three years after opening according to the packaging and an SPF rating of 15 according to the Love Lula website. Although PHB are a UK brand, the make up is manufactured in Canada.
Blossom is a very nice pink shade, perfect on lighter skin tones with a very slight sheen but with no chunky glitter or sparkle. The powder is soft and applies evenly, I was impressed with the overall finish, wear time and performance of the shade. For an everyday flush of colour it works incredibly well. Something else worth mentioning is that the blush is free of Bismuth Oxychloride, which is a mineral often used in make up formulations. Whilst it isn’t a concern for everyone, this ingredient can cause irritation and is the reason why some people say mineral make up makes their skin itch. As someone with sensitive skin I always avoid it where possible to be on the safe side.
The PHB Pressed mineral blush is £14.95 and available at Love Lula who ship internationally. Have you tried any PHB Ethical beauty products?