ENGLISH MINERAL MAKEUP COMPANY
by Karen Heath
This sustainable brand launched on 8th May this year.
The brainchild of British mum and daughter duo, Jeanette and Grace Burrows the products are specifically designed to be suitable for women from teens to grandparents. Only 100% mineral ingredients have been used and the foundation has been formulated to blend away age-spots and thread veins without caking or showing up fine lines, nor will it streak, block pores or aggravate blemish-prone teen skin.
The hero product of the range is the translucent Fairy Godmother (£55) that can be used as either a night time skin treatment, as it is packed with jojoba oil and other natural anti-oxidants, or as a primer under foundation or over foundation as a finishing powder. Light-reflectors soften wrinkles giving a smooth texture to the skin and giving the appearance of fewer wrinkles. Mix it with the regular mineral foundation and you have a super light coverage with light reflecting moisturising properties.
Foundations start at a more reasonable £38, while the blushers and bronzers are £25 each. Find it at englishmineralmakeup.co.uk.
Update: Well having been kindly sent a sample of Fairy Godmother, I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a beautifully presented product, complete with a teeny, tiny Cinderella coach. However, more than this, having used a dusting of this ‘fairy dust’ on two consecutive days I can’t think it’s a coincidence that I’ve had more comments about my ‘lovely skin’ or ‘what have you done?’. Sadly it’s quite easy to spill this powder and needless-to-say I am guarding it faithfully, only now to be used for special occasions and hot dates!