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How to Apply Mineral Makeup - Top Tips from Team LTP!


Hey everyone! Here at Love the Planet, our aim is to help you get as comfortable with refillable makeup as possible. We know that transitioning from liquids to minerals can be a bit daunting if you've never worked with powder makeup before. So, with that in mind, we thought we'd bring our top tips on how to apply mineral makeup out of the FAQs and on to the blog!

If you get to the end of this post and you've learned something new, we'd love to hear about it! Comment below, or let us know on instagram! 



Apply with a large foundation brush. Firstly pour a small amount of mineral foundation into a small container such as the lid of a jar or small bowl. Swirl your brush around in the powder until it is worked into the brush. Then apply to your face using circular motions. You can then build up your coverage to the desired effect. If you want full coverage, just add another layer. 

Troubleshooting:  If your face looks chalky, you have used too much product or haven’t worked it into your brush properly.

Other ways to apply mineral foundation: Mix with your moisturiser to make a tinted moisturiser. Create the perfect product for your skin type. Eg. Oil free moisturiser for oily skin or super hydrating moisturiser for dry or mature skin.

Add a small amount of water and mix well to create more of a liquid texture! Apply as you would any other liquid foundation.



Pour a small amount into a container and work into the brush as you would when applying foundation. Apply with a fluffy blusher brush. Smile and then apply to the apples of your cheeks using downwards strokes. A tiny amount of product goes a very long way so be careful not to use too much!

Other uses: Mix your blusher with shea butter or lip balm to make a tinted lip/cheek tint. Or mix with a little moisturiser to make a cream blush!


Perfecting Powder is translucent so will suit all skin tones. It gives the skin and airbrush effect and disguises fine lines and imperfections whilst adding radiance to the skin. It’s a versatile product that can be applied in many different ways:

Apply after foundation using a large brush. Buff over the skin as you would mineral foundation powder. 

If your skin needs a little extra TLC, apply a light layer before and after applying your foundation. 

For light make up days, apply without foundation. 

Apply to the décolletage area to even skin tone. 


Apply a small amount to blemishes using a small concealer brush. Then buff with a large brush to remove excess powder. To cover dark under eye areas, use a concealer brush and apply using light strokes from the outer to the inner corner of the eye. A small amount goes a long way.




Mineral eyeshadows are highly pigmented so only a tiny amount is needed. They can be applied with a dry brush for a subtle effect that can be built up, or apply using a wet brush for a more intense foiled look. 

Use as eyeliner: Mix a small amount with water and apply with a thin brush. You can also line the eyes with dry powder for a more subtle look. To do this, use the edge of a flat brush. 

Use to define brows: Depending on your hair colour, you can apply the neutral brown eyeshadow, dry, with a small brush to define brows. 

Use as a contour powder: Neutral brown eyeshadow has a matte finish so makes the perfect contour powder for adding definition to your features. Use sparingly. 

Use as a highlighter: Sand and Sparkle eyeshadows both make great highlighters. Apply under the brow bone, to the inner corner of the eye and to the tops of the cheek bones. You can also mix with some Perfecting Powder to add highlight to shoulders and decolletage for an evening out!

Use to create different nail polish colours: Yes, really! Apply with a clear nail polish to make custom colours. Empty a small amount of mineral eyeshadow or blusher onto a piece of paper. Dip the nail polish brush into clear polish and then into the minerals. Apply to the nail using a smooth stroke. Then wipe the brush clean using a tissue before dipping into the polish again to avoid getting product into your nailpolish bottle.


So there you have it! Our top tips on how to apply mineral makeup products. If you have any tips of your own, or questions about the products, don't hesitate to get in touch! Thanks for reading! 💚

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