- Are Honeypie Minerals vegan and cruelty-free?
Yes - we are 100% vegan and cruelty-free. We do NOT test on animals or use any animal derived ingredients.
- How do I apply minerals?
For best results, we recommend applying our mineral powders to clean, moisturised skin. Allow moisturiser to be fully absorbed before applying our powders. For foundation, sprinkle a small amount into your jar lid, then dip and swirl your application brush into the minerals, tap off the excess and apply in a gentle circular buffing motion. Use gradually layers until desired coverage is reached. We include an application card with your order but you really can't go wrong with applying minerals.
- Are Honeypie Minerals the same as other mineral products?
No. We pride ourselves in having some great unique selling points. Most other brands contain talc, rice or corn starch which can lead to breakouts and problematic skin. Many other larger brands also use irritants such as bismuth oxychloride, which can contribute to acne, blocked pores and overall bad complexions. Our three main base ingredients are all natural and healthy for the skin (Mica, Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide). Our powder products are silky to the touch, with anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
- How will mineral makeup perform on oily, sensitive or acne-prone skin?
Our mineral makeup is suitable for all skin types. It is ideal for oily, sensitive and acne-prone skin, as it doesn’t contain harsh synthetic chemicals or irritants. Our products also include key ingredient Zinc Oxide, which has healing properties. Minerals are particularly good for acne-prone skin as they allow your pores to breath and absorb excess oil. You will be a complete convert once you have tried them!
- What is coverage like compared to liquid foundation?
Mineral foundation powders offer great coverage. Our powders feel lovely and light on the skin and allow your pores to breath naturally (unlike other mass-produced high street brands that contain gloopy fillers, preservatives and parabens). Honeypie give you a fantastic alternative; they buff on beautifully to give the look of flawlessly natural skin whilst still protecting you from the day-to-day elements.
- How do I know which shade to buy?
We offer 15 shades of our foundations with a shade chart to help you select the right shade before you choose the full size. The shade chart tells you which foundation is perfect for you, whether you have Light, Medium, Tan, Dark or Deep skintone, with a cool, neutral or warm undertone. We also offer sample sets. You can even mix powders together to create your own personal shade if you wish.
- Do I need a special brush to apply minerals?
Kabuki brushes are specially made for applying mineral cosmetics so these are the best way to apply your mineral foundation. Bronzer brushes and shorter bristled brushes also allow you to achieve great results. We choose the cruelty-free synthetic taklon bristle brushes by EcoTools, as we do not support or endorse the production of animal hair brushes. EcoTools are high-quality, earth-friendly and affordable.
- How do I wash my EcoTools brushes?
Brushes should be washed frequently for best results. Hold the bristles pointing downwards in warm running water, gently lather with a mild shampoo or gentle anti-bacterial soap and rinse again in running water until it runs clear. Always leave makeup brushes to dry naturally on their side in order to prevent water effecting the base of the bristles.
- Can I sleep in Honeypie Minerals products?
Whilst some large brands boldly claim their minerals are pure enough to sleep in, we would not recommend this or make the same claim to our customers. Minerals are a natural alternative makeup which are healthier for the skin, however like any makeup product it should be removed at the end of your day before going to sleep with cleansed and moisturised skin. A good skincare regime is essential for beautiful, radiant skin.
- Do you offer wholesale opportunities?
Yes, we do. We are always in search for distributors and stockists of our products. Whether you are a salon, makeup artist or interested in purchasing higher quantities. Please contact us with your requirements and we can send you our wholesale and trade price lists.