What is Plant Makeup?

Plant Makeup is a bit different than regular makeup. It applies lighter on skin compared to bold dramatic colors. When Plant Makeup creator Jes first started out studying plants, she made plant based paints for a project in a class she was taking. The result was a lighter gentler paint, compared to deep colored conventional paints. Chemicals make it possible to obtain crazy makeup colors. Really cool shades, but not really made of the best ingredients. So plants themselves act more like a natural dye than a dramatic bold color stain. A compromise or new way of true natural beauty.

Why do some of the makeup products have a grainy texture?

All our Plant Makeup products are chemical free and if made with mica, it is natural sourced + pure. Everything is plant based with the exception of using beeswax and sustainably sourced earth clays. Since most products are made with plants, some do contain little bits leftover from milling. For powders, these gently fall away after applying and for balms they can be rubbed in as a gentle exfoliate and will eventually fall away. We do our best to omit larger particles, but it is hard to get them all. It is always our hope that Plant Makeup users are open minded and can welcome slight compromises to these very pure all natural makeup products.

Why do we use beeswax?

Our beeswax is sourced locally from Warm Colors Apiary, we find the quality to be some of the finest on the planet. We chose beeswax because it is less of a carbon foot print. We know the bee keepers personally and they run a super happy bee farm. We do offer many vegan alternatives for products made with plant waxes or no waxes at all.

Do the foundation balms offer coverage ?

Our foundation balms are meant to be used as a healing salve base that gently conceal + heal as a daily moisturizer. Used in combination with one of our foundation powders, you can build the amount of coverage you need. Jes personally uses healing balm every couple of hours on her face + skin throughout the day. With using a foundation balm, one can do the same and at the same time heal + even out one's tone. So the secret purpose of the foundation balms are to protect the skin and at the same time add light coverage. We don't recommend this balm as the solution to perfectly concealing blemishes.

How do I find my perfect foundation shade ?

All Plant Makeup foundation powders are very true to their pictures, so it is our hope that one can find their perfect tone with a simple glance through. For the foundation balms, one truly cannot go wrong. They apply sheer, however as they get darker, add more tone. The foundation balms are in a sense tinted moisturizers, perfect for daily where under your favorite concealer or mixed with a Plant Makeup foundation powder to build the amount of coverage you need.

The balm picture below features (up, down): Foundation Balm No.5, No.4, No.3, No.2, No.1, No.0


The powder picture below features (up, down): Highlighting Powder, Foundation Powder No.6, No.5, No.4, No.3, No.2, No.1.


Can I see swatches of Plant Makeup?

Yes! Totally. 

The eye shadow swatch picture features from the top: Snow, Pink Rose, Earth, Sunset, Sun, Sea Foam + Moon.


The lip tint + makeup balm swatch picture below features: Hibiscus + Beet, Blood Orange, Madder Root, Sandalwood, Strawberry, Mermaid, Unicorn, Pink Rose Shimmer + Coconut.


Are Plant Makeup products palm oil free?

Yes! We are a 100% palm oil free beauty brand.

Do Plant Makeup products contain mica?

Yes, however, only sericite mica as listed in these specific products: Coconut Makeup Balm, Coconut Shimmer Body Powder, Snow Eye Shadow Powder, Pink Rose Shimmer Balm, Highlighting Powder, Unicorn Balm and Glow Stick. Sericite mica is natural and untreated mica in its pure form, used very commonly in cosmetics. Sericite mica is matte, reflects light and is excellent for use as a highlighter. It does not have the shimmering effect one might be use to in most cosmetics. Our mica is free from titanium dioxide, iron oxides, artificial color, artificial glitter, or any toxins. Every ingredient we use in our products are noted and made available on all listings.

Why does my honey mask appear hard ?

Honey naturally solidifies at colder temperatures, but can simply be melted back with heat to its liquid state. We suggest placing the honey mask jar uncapped in the microwave for a few moments (take out and stir a few times) //or// melt by using a double boiler method. For this method place honey mask jar (lid on is fine) in a heat safe metal or glass container, then submerge in water in a small pot on the stove. Make sure water doesn't enter the jar or bowl the honey mask jar is in. Bring heat to medium-low for 10 to 15 minutes, stir and turn off heat. The honey mask will be freshly infused and ready to go either method used. A warm honey mask is a wonderful experience as well. Enjoy!

Are Plant Makeup products cruelty free?

Yes! We never test our products on animals.

Are Plant Makeup products gluten free?

Everything is gluten free!

How long is the shelf life of our products?

Since our products are truly 100% natural, it is a good idea to keep an eye on freshness while in use. Some suggestions for longer shelf life include keeping the items tightly sealed, out of direct sunlight, away from high temperatures and in general taking care of them.

Mascaras: 3-6 months (discard if smell is off, keep in fridge for longer shelf life)
Hibiscus Lip Gloss: 6 months-1 year (keep in fridge for longer shelf life)
All Balms / Salves: 1-3 years (will generally last a very long time, vitality starts to decline after about a year, will notice in scent and color)
Herbal Shampoo / Soaps: 1 year
Herbal Conditioner, Spray in Conditioner, Mermaid Dreams Hair Spray: 6 months-1 year (solely due to the aloe vera used in these products, keep in fridge for extended shelf life, discard if smell is off)
Honey Masks: 1-2 years (or longer, honey is a natural preservative on its own)
Clay Masks: 2-3 years
Blushes / all Powders: 2-3 years (keep out of sunlight to preserve the color pigmentation)
Floral Steams / Wild Bathing Flowers: 2-5 years (keep out of direct sunlight to last indefinitely)
Floral Toners (hyrdosols) + Flower Music Mist: 6 months-1 year (keep out of direct sunlight and stored in fridge for longest shelf life). Discard Flower Music Mist if scent is fermented.
Perfume Oils / Body Oils / Serums: 1-2 years (keep out of direct sunlight)
Beach Rose Body Scrub: 3-6 months (keep stored in fridge when not in use to prevent oils from going rancid)
Herbal Mouth Rinse: 1 year (keep in fridge for a longer shelf life of up to 2 years)
Tooth Powders: 2-3 years (can last longer if kept out of direct sunlight)
Herbal Bug Spray / Jewelweed Spray: 1-3 years (keep out of direct sunlight and high temperatures)
Incense: indefinitely (keep away from moisture to prevent mold)

Are the carrier oils used cold pressed?

Here is a breakdown of our carrier oils, also known as the oils we use as the base or compliment to many of our products:

OG Sweet Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis) - expeller pressed / unrefined (from Kenya) from nut
OG Apricot Kernel Oil (Prunus armeniaca) - cold pressed / unrefined (from Kenya) from fruit kernel
OG Argan Oil (Argania spinosa) - cold pressed / unrefined (from Morocco) from fruit kernel
OG FT Avocado Oil (Persea americana) - cold pressed / unrefined (from Kenya)
OG FT GMO-FREE Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera) - cold pressed / unrefined (from the Philippines)
OG GMO-FREE Hemp Seed Oil (Cannabis sativa) - cold pressed / unrefined (from Canada)
OG Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia chinensis) - cold pressed / unrefined (from USA)
Kukui Nut Oil (Aleurites moluccans) - cold pressed / refined (from Denmark) 
OG GMO-FREE Meadowfoam Seed Oil (Limnanthes alba) - expeller pressed and refined (from USA) from seeds
OG Olive Oil (Olea europaea) - cold pressed / unrefined (from Spain)
OG Rosehip Seed Oil (Rosa spp.) - cold pressed / winterized (from Chile)
OG Tamanu Oil (Calophyllum inophyllum) - cold pressed / unrefined (from Vietnam)
OG GMO-FREE Wheat Germ Oil (Triticum vulgare) - cold pressed / unrefined (from USA)
OG GMO-FREE Sunflower Oil (Helianthus annuus) - expeller pressed and refined (from the Netherlands)

OG = organic
FT = fair trade

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