My Sustainable Journey: Kjaer Weis Neutrals

Kjaer Weis has introduced a couple of new ‘neutrals’ to the eyeshadow lineup. Meet ‘Charmed’ and ‘Magnetic.’

Like the other Kjaer Weis Eyeshadows, these come in ‘refillable’ metal containers. Charmed is a neutral beige, and Magnetic is a brown-ochre shimmer.

I like them… but they ARE  on the expensive side… especially considering that they’re neutrals and quite dupeable. But they are very silky and pigmented and blend very nicely together without going muddy… which is a huge plus. You can find out more about Kjaer Weis Eyeshadows HERE.

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My Sustainable Journey: Vapour Organics Summer Brights

The latest addition to Spirit Beauty Lounge comes from Vapour Organics. They’ve released three new eyeshadow shades, to help brighten up the Summer…

From the Left: 
Seduce (Dark Purple)
Obsess (Mint Green)
Provoke (Bright Pink)
Seduce
Obsess
Provoke
Of the entire selection of Vapour Organics Eyeshadows (and it’s a pretty formidable selection), these are definitely my favorite. I don’t know if they changed the formula or something, but these really grab the skin and the color is potent to boot. The earlier colors (especially the mattes) came out ‘greasy’ … which did not bode well for my oily eyelids. I’ve used these already and found that they blend out perfectly with fingers or a brush… and work well alone, or as a base for a complementary color.
You can find out  more about Vapor Organics Cosmetics HERE.

My Sustainable Journey: Alima Pure Eyeliner

I thought all they made was eyeshadow. But it turns out, Alima also makes four Eye Liners. They are powder (but can be mixed with liquid). For this blog, I used them alone, without any help.

Soiree
(cool purple shimmer)
Paparrazi
(warm brown shimmer)
Espresso
(matte brown)
Black
(matte black)
I found that they behave like eye shadows dry… but go on stronger when wet with water, or a sealing gel, like the one from Illamasqua.
I used one as a shadow, and it worked very well. Next I’m going to try using them with a sealing gel, as an eyeliner.
You can take a closer look at these Eye Liners at Spirit Beauty Lounge.
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My Sustainable Journey: Nvey Eco Eye Color Duo

In addition to five color palettes, Nvey also does two duo compacts. One is a cool (Eco Chic) color combination, and the other is warm (Earthly Desire):

Swatches:

Eco Chic
Earthly Desire
What’s really impressive is the blendability of these shadows. The colors come together effortlessly. You don’t even really have to ‘try’ to blend them… they just kind of merge perfectly, without losing their individual identities. Despite being formulated to soothe dry or sensitive skin, the shadows hold very well on  my oily lids, without any need for primer. You can find these lovely duos at Spirit Beauty Lounge.

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My Sustainable Journey: Alima Pigment Eyeshadows

The lovely ladies at Spirit Beauty Lounge introduced me to a new line of organic makeup from Alima. This is my first introduction to the brand, which has a pretty extensive makeup line. There are 21 Eyeshadow Pigments (which are actually called Alima Pure Pearluster EyeshadowAlima Pure Satin Matte Eyeshadow, and Alima Pure Luminous Shimmer Eyeshadow) which is what I ended up with:

I found them all to be highly pigmented, easy to blend, and fabulously soft…

 
 

And what’s even more attractive about these pigments is the price. They retail for about $11 bucks a pop. I like them. You can learn more about Alima Eyeshadow Pigments (and the rest of the line) at Spirit Beauty Lounge.

My Sustainable Journey: Vapour Organics Eye Color

My latest batch of goodies arrived from Spirit Beauty Lounge (love that place!): Vapour Organics Mesmerize Eye Shadows…

 I have to say, I like these better than the RMS Beauty variety. They come in a convenient twist tube, and the colors are ‘drier’ on application, and less oil-based. I found that they blend out very well with fingers or a brush.

Smitten (clay)
Stealth (dark shimmer green)
Night (dark shimmer blue)
Charm (matte coral)
Cinder (shimmer pink-beige)
Lyric (shimmer medium purple)
Flash (matte light brown)
Dream (shimmer light green)
Smolder (shimmer dark brown)
Storm (shimmer dark grey)
Sugar (shimmer golden pink)
Swatches to come.. as soon as I figure out how to photograph them. My camera is NOT cooperating… boo! I seriously need a new one. I’m working on it. In the meantime, if you’re interested, you can find these babies at http://www.spiritbeautylounge.com . Ciao for now!

My Sustainable Journey: RMS Beauty Cream Shadows

Still more improvements in the world of Organic Beauty… the latest additions from RMS Beauty prove that you can be beautiful, and sustainable, all at once!

The lovely ladies at Spirit Beauty Lounge sent me the RMS Beauty cream shadows to try. Now, I’m an oily skin girl, so I tend to shy away from any product categorized as a ‘cream.’ But I approached these shadows with an open mind, and I’m happy to report, I was not disappointed!

 Spark          Myth           Lunar
Magnetic    Seduce
Spark
Myth
Lunar
Magnetic 
(my favorite)
Seduce
They swatch heavy and true… and I notice that they respond to your fingers or a brush.. respectively. You can definitely pick up more product with your fingers, but I was able to really diffuse the colors with a brush, and even blend them together.
Swatched with my fingers
Diffused with a brush
I think it’s best to treat these like the Chanel cream shadows; over powder is likely your best bet. If you wear them alone, a primer is recommended to cut down on the creasing. I wore Seduce alone, with no primer, and it survived about 2 hours before it creased. In the coming weeks, I’m going to experiment with them and see how much I can get them to adapt to other products for longer wear time.
One note… I had to pull the color from my arm with a makeup remover wipe. They did not just wipe away with a dry cloth. So that’s a plus in the pigmentation department.
Overall, I really like them. They wear strong and true, and the organic nature of the shadows is noteworthy. These babies retail for 28.00 a pop (cheaper than Chanel and Armani). You can get them at Spirit Beauty Lounge.