Pale Olive Foundation

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Color: A pale shade with his lighter than Creamy Olive. Works well if you have yellow/olive undertones.
Click here for more information on our shades and on personalizing your foundation to your desired shade! 

* If you are requesting a Custom Shade, please check the box above and specify your desired ratio from our formulas in the comments box at checkout.

Our foundation is water-resistant and holds up well in humidity. It is free of waxes, harmful chemicals, preservatives, fragrance and talc. Our Foundation has a very creamy consistency and you only need to use a very small amount... a little goes a long way! Be sure to keep your skin well exfoliated and then moisturize using a few drops of your favorite Ambrosia Beauty Oil mixed with water/Rose Hydrosol for best results. Our Ambrosia Beauty Oils help to balance the oil and moisture content of your skin and are the perfect primer for Lucy Minerals Foundation.

Comes in a 30 gram volume jar with rotation sifter. 10 grams net weight. If you are ordering from outside of the United States, your product may come with a sealed sifter versus a rotating one. 

Original Formula (combination/dry)

Ingredients: zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, mica, magnesium stearate, iron oxides, allantoin, Apple Poly® polyphenols, trans-resveratrol, green coffee bean extract, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate.

Oil Control Foundation with Calcium Carbonate 

Ingredients: zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, mica, magnesium stearate, calcium carbonate, iron oxides, allantoin, Apple Poly® polyphenols, trans-resveratrol, green coffee bean extract, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate.

Oil Control Foundation with Silica

Ingredients: zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, mica, magnesium stearate, silica, iron oxides, allantoin, Apple Poly® polyphenols, trans-resveratrol, green coffee bean extract, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate.

Lucy Light (extremely sensitive)

Ingredients: zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, mica, magnesium stearate, iron oxides.


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  • 5
    New favourite foundation!

    Posted by Taylor on 19th Feb 2016

    I have a mix of Pale Olive and Creamy Olive and it's perfect -- it's not often that you find olive-toned makeup for us lighter ladies! Not only is the colour a great match, but it doesn't even look like makeup no matter how close you get to my face, it just looks like I have great skin. I was kind of suspicious of the claim that it "holds up well in humidity" but I can definitely say it's true, because I've been sweating like crazy at work and my foundation looks exactly the same when I come home as it did when I left, which is pretty impressive! (I use the calcium carbonate version which a little bit of staying on despite sweating can probably be attributed to.) Fair price, great product. Love it, all around!

  • 5
    The best mineral foundation I've found...

    Posted by Sara G. on 5th Jan 2016

    I have acne prone, sensitive skin. Of all the mineral foundations I've tried (which has been soooo many) this is by far my favorite. It doesn't break me out, or clog my pores (I'm looking at you MAC). It is so smooth and creamy, and blends flawlessly. It doesn't oxidate (I'm looking at you Bare Minerals) either. Try some of Lucy Mineral's other products too, you won't regret it.

  • 5
    In love with this foundation!

    Posted by Floortje on 25th Nov 2015

    I'm SO in love with this foundation! The shade matches me perfectly (I don't think I ever found a better match, pale olive shades are often overlooked). It looks so incredibly natural yet gives amazing coverage - it is really buildable (from a light coverage to full coverage) but that does not compromise the natural look, especially when you let it 'sit' in between layers. The ingredients are all good for your skin and it even gives some sunprotection because of the titaniumdioxide and zincoxide. I will never buy any store-bought foundation with all the harmfull chemicals again! I have dry skin, and I can easily handle multiple layers of this powder, it never feels drying or looks powdery (yet I can still recommend moisturizing beforehand, but I do that with every foundation). It feels nice and lightweight and stays put the entire day... I can't think of anything bad. You only need a little so it will last me a very long time, so the price is more than justified. I have applied on my mother (who struggles with heavy rosacea) and she fell in love too. It covered her redness really well! Her skin is more mature than I but it still looked really good. I will order a full size for her as well when we find her shade match!

    I can recommend this foundation to anyone and everyone, for all ages and skin types. I don't think I ever tried a better foundation than this in my life!

  • 5
    Amazing Coverage for Sensitive Skin

    Posted by Anna on 29th Jun 2015

    I've been using samples of the Lucy Light formula for about a month and I can honestly say that I am in love. This is the only foundation that does not irritate my sensitive skin or aggravate my acne. The coverage is amazing, which I never thought would be possible with just powder. I can't use liquid foundation because they all contain ingredients that my skin does not tolerate. No foundation I've ever tried so far has been a good match for my skintone either, but I love the fact that I can order a custom mix of shades from Lucy Minerals. I can't wait to try the brushes too, as I keep hearing great things about them!

  • 5
    A Top Tier Mineral Foundation

    Posted by Mary Catherine on 29th Jun 2015

    Lucy Minerals has the only mineral foundation I have found that offers a wide variety of shades as well as fantastic formulas. Not to mention custom blending, which I do take advantage of!

    The Original Formula is creamy, medium to full coverage, and doesn't irritate or break out my sensitive skin. Pale Olive is a bit too dark for my very pale NC10~ complexion so to remedy that I use a custom blend of 1/3 Snow White and 2/3 Pale Olive. It's perfect! To apply the foundation, I use a dense, flat top foundation brush in patting motions. The freshly applied foundation can appear powdery but it looks fantastic once it gets a bit of time to settle in and continues to look better throughout the day. Depending on the day a bit of powder may be necessary after a good 6+ hours of wear with combination skin like mine, sometimes I don't have to powder at all. There is never any type of fading or patchiness! In my experience, I do find there is some transfer when your face is touched (sunglasses, a hand, tissue, etc.) so be wary in that aspect.

    Overall, I cannot recommend this mineral foundation enough. It is one of the best on the market!

  • 5
    holy grail

    Posted by Vivian on 28th Jun 2015

    I have been using Lucy Minerals foundation for the past two years, and every time I used another foundation, I always come back to this foundation. Pale olive is also a perfect shade for me, i really appreciate that there is no pink tint to this (a problem I usually find with natural foundation). Lucy minerals has good foundation shades catered to olive and yellow toned skin. Also, even though I have very dry skin, but I find this foundation to be very "creamy", and it never dries out my skin or emphasizes dry patches. I love how it melts into my skin and is virtually undetectable on the skin, especially a few hours after. Also extremely long lasting. This is my tried and true foundation!

  • 5
    Colour great for neutral skin

    Posted by Jakkie on 28th Jun 2015

    This is the first foundation (powder and liquid) to match my skin undertone so. very. well. It doesn't oxide pink or orange. I can't stand mismatched foundation! I am part Italian so I have an olive undertone similar to pale East Asians. I am NC15 in Mac. The LUCY LIGHT formula is WONDERFUL for very sensitive acne prone skin and is what I use. My skin cannot handle any other foundation. I have combo skin. After about 4-5 hours in the nose area, I see shine and a disintegration of the powder. Time to reapply or blot. This might not happen with the oil control formula. I do find this powder stands up to water very well. I'm not sure it's completely waterproof, but it definitely stays on very well in the shower. If you have dry patches, like any powder, it will accentuate it, so moisturise. I also have bad acne scars. This can be piled on to cover them very well. That is was I love about this powder. You can go for light to full coverage. I used this foundation heavily for a year and I still have some left over! You cannot beat the price. You get far more than BareMinerals for much less money and I like the buildable nature of it. Sometimes this shade makes me look ghost-like in photos when packed on heavily. Maybe the titanium dioxide makes a flash bounce off? Maybe I put on too much? From then on, I made sure to add some colour to my face with bronzer. The second time ordering, I used the BOGO deal to get a second darker colour (light medium) to add more colour and contour. I can also use it when I get a summer tan. I really love Lucy Minerals. For me, it's perfect.

  • 5
    Best Beauty Find Ever

    Posted by Hallie on 28th Jun 2015

    I have rosacea (AKA The Curse of the Celts) and generally sensitive skin that's prone to irritation. Discovering mineral foundation was wonderful, and I tried a bunch of products over the years. Some contained talc or bismuth oxychloride, until I learned what to avoid, but even the good ones without any irritants had less coverage than Lucy Minerals. I ordered a bunch of samples and the Pale Olive in the Original Formula is my perfect foundation. (Very pale, Irish skin, but with yellow undertones.) It goes on easily, stays on well, and does the best job of covering my blotchiness without looking unnatural or cakey. It's also a fantastic bargain, especially for a product that's full of wonderful ingredients; a jar has lasted me a year even though I use it every day!