Love The Planet Zero Waste Makeup Review

Love The Planet is an award winning brand that specialises in vegan, plastic-free mineral makeup. What started as a kitchen based project for Laura McComiskie back in 2002, quickly grew into a successful business with loyal customers all over the world. The zero waste mineral makeup collection includes beautiful products that are free from palm oils and parabens. The range is vegan and completely cruelty free and has won numerous awards at The Green Parent Magazine Natural Beauty Awards.

Love The Planet stock mineral foundations, concealers, blushers and eyeshadows in a range of shades. All the products are dispatched in either a recyclable tin or a compostable pouch – for if you already have a container you’d like to fill.

Over the past month I have been trialling the mineral foundation in three different shades, and the translucent setting powder. To give you an idea of my skin type, I have normal skin, with an oily t-zone. The reason I mention this is just to remind everyone that products can often work differently depending on your skin type. Just something to bear in mind when reading my review…

Love The Planet Mineral Foundations and Translucent Powder

Let’s start with the translucent setting powder… this is my FAVOURITE. The setting powder I was using previous to this always used to crease under my eyes, however this powder doesn’t do that at all! When I applied it for the first time I thought it seemed a little shimmery. However, I feel like this calms down once it settles into the skin, and instead leaves you with a radiant glow. It keeps my makeup in place all day and doesn’t make my skin too matte or dry.

Moving on to the mineral foundations… The shades I’ve been trying are: Fair, Glow and Pebble. After trialling the different colours, I have now discovered that my shade is ‘Glow’. So as not to waste the other two samples, I’ve actually mixed Pebble and Fair together, which makes the perfect shade for me also.

Love The Planet Swatches (left to right): Pebble, Glow, Fair, Translucent Powder.

The great thing about these foundations is that they can either be used as a dry powder, or mixed with water for a heavier coverage liquid foundation. I tried both ways to see how they shaped up.

Mineral foundation in its original powder form:

If you’re using the powder foundation method, you simply need to dab a fluffy brush into the powder pot, tap off any excess then buff into the skin in circular motions.

I really like the lightweight feel of the powder foundation, and it’s perfect for if you’re in a rush in the mornings. It lets my skin breathe and feels like I don’t have any makeup on at all. However, personally the coverage is too light compared to what I’m used to using. So for me, I’d only use this on days where I don’t want to wear much makeup. As mentioned, I have combination skin, and after a while I feel like the oils on my skin moved the product around. This meant I had to re-blend the foundation halfway through the day. However, it did blend back in really easily so this didn’t ruin the smooth look of the foundation.

Mineral foundation mixed with water:

For the liquid foundation mixture, I simply tipped out a little of the powder into the lid, and added a tiny amount of water. I mixed with my finger, then used a brush to apply to my skin, again in circular motions. Using the foundation in this way provides a medium coverage, which I preferred. You have to work pretty fast though, as the foundation sets quickly. Personally, I found that the foundation lasted longer throughout the day when I applied it using this method.

Overall, I’d say if you like a light coverage base I’d totally recommend Love The Planet’s mineral foundation powders. It’s a shame they didn’t quite work out for me due to the coverage not being heavy enough, however I do absolutely love the translucent setting powder so I’d recommend that to anyone! I’m really excited to try the blushers and eyeshadows too!

Love The Planet Biodegradable Pouches

Have you tried the Love The Planet products? What did you think? It would be great to get a range of opinions from different skin types, as it’s all personal preference at the end of the day!

Pip x


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