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PHB Ethical Beauty Pressed Mineral Blusher Review

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As part of my quest to live a more sustainable life,  I’m trying to replace my regular beauty products with more natural versions. Some are easier than others… I’m still looking for a great shampoo and conditioner for example! But I’ve struck gold with my latest buy: PHB Ethical Beauty Pressed Mineral Blusher.

Packaging of PHB Ethical Beauty Pressed Mineral Blusher in Camellia

PHB Ethical Beauty Pressed Mineral Blusher Eco Credentials 

The blusher has impressive eco credentials:

  • 100% natural
  • Vegan
  • Cruelty Free
  • Halal Certified
  • Gluten Free
  • Paraben Free
  • No Nano Particles
  • No Talc or Fillers
  • No Mineral Oils
  • No GM Ingredients
  • Suitable for all skin types, even sensitive
  • Pallet made from eco-friendly materials, and is recyclable
  • PHB is a family business
  • 20% of their profit goes to charity

PHEW, that is quite a list isn’t it?

PHB Ethical Beauty Pressed Mineral Blusher Finish 

All of that would be pointless though, had they not made such an impressive product! This blusher is a gorgeous colour. It gives a slightly radiant sheen, without being at all sparkly. It has SPF15, but I’d always recommend having an SPF in your moisturiser and foundation too.Packaging of PHB Ethical Beauty Pressed Mineral Blusher in CamelliaThis blusher has a really strong colour pay off – in fact the first time I used it I was kind of shocked as it was so bright!

Me wearing PHB Ethical Beauty Pressed Blush brush loaded with Mineral Blusher in Camellia

The first time I used it, I put on far too much!

I was used to my old blusher, where you have to put on loads to get any colour at all – so was a bit gung ho about applying it. If you get into this situation, just rub some cotton wool over your cheeks to remove the excess, and add some loose powder.

Blush brush loaded with PHB Ethical Beauty Pressed Blush brush loaded with Mineral Blusher in Camellia

You can see the high impact colour pay off when you see it on this dark blusher brush.

Now I know how strong the colour is, I go carefully. As with all make-up, you can always add more, but it’s tricky to take it away. You need to buff it into the skin with your blusher brush. As you can see from the photo above, it does make a bit of ‘dust’ as you dip your brush in, so do take care if you have a white carpet!

I’ve got the hang of it now, and wear it every day.I like a nice subtle flush, like I have here, but you can easily get a really strong colour as there is such a high concentration of pigment in the blusher.

PHB Ethical Beauty Pressed Mineral Blusher

PHB Ethical Beauty Pressed Mineral Blusher Details 

PHB Ethical Beauty Pressed Mineral Blusher comes in eight shades. I love it, and am looking forward to trying some more products in this range. I initially ordered Peach, but when it arrived it looked too dark and warm for my skin tone, so I sent it back and swapped it for a more pinky colour. Buying make-up online always carries that risk, but as I hadn’t used it, it was easy to exchange. The Camellia shade is really flattering and I think it would suite fair skin like mine, but as there are seven other shades, ranging from pale to dark, cool to warm, so I think most skin tones would find a good match.

It costs £14.95 from Love Lula, which is line with other premium beauty brands, but I think it is good value as you have to use so little it will last for years. Added to that all the eco credentials listed above, I think it’s definitely worth it.

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Have you discovered any great natural brands? I’d love recommendations please!

Pink Pear Bear


  1. Kat Squire

    2nd March 2017 at 11:45 am

    Hi Becky

    With reference to the comment you made about shampoo and conditioner; John Masters is very good though expensive, Ogario London is also brilliant. Both are available from Lovelula. Personally I use Paul Mitchell. I hope this helps.

  2. Laura's Lovely Blog

    24th October 2016 at 10:49 am

    Looks like a gorgeous colour and great that’s ethical too 🙂

  3. sonia

    18th October 2016 at 4:42 pm

    Looks lovely and really competitively priced considering its credentials! I’ve not bought makeup online before as I’ve always worried that I won’t like it so good to know it was easy to return. #bigpinklink

    1. Becky Pink

      20th October 2016 at 9:52 am

      Thanks Sonia, I agree I think it’s good value for all the work that goes into it. xx

  4. Louise Pink Pear Bear

    17th October 2016 at 1:22 pm

    Ooh that looks so pretty! I love how ethical it is too, those really are amazing credentials for a product! It’s great when something is high pigment as it lasts so much longer. Thanks for joining us at the #bigpinklink

    1. Becky Pink

      17th October 2016 at 5:07 pm

      Thanks so much Louise, I really love it, especially as I don’t need to worry about the impact it’s having on the eco system! xx

  5. Sarah HP

    14th October 2016 at 10:16 pm

    I always find blusher quite tricky as I have really pale skin and it is really easy to overdo it! That is a really lovely photo of you – I think your make up looks very natural and not overdone at all.

    1. Becky Pink

      14th October 2016 at 10:30 pm

      Thanks so much Sarah, I know what you mean about the fear of too much blusher, it can be tricky to get right! This one is such a natural colour though that it is perfect for me – I have very pale skin too, getting foundation is a nightmare! xx

  6. Rachel Allen

    13th October 2016 at 7:19 pm

    Hi Becky your skin looks lovely and I’m going to try this as i need a new blusher. Would you recommend I purchase the same shade? X

    1. Becky Pink

      14th October 2016 at 10:32 pm

      Thanks lovely, yes I think it could be a good match for you, as you are blessed with a pale and interesting complexion like me! xx

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