Today I have a review on cosmetics from Honeybee Gardens. For those of you who have not yet heard of this company they sell bath, body and cosmetic products that are derived from natural and recycled material. They do not test on animals and they are an environmentally conscious company. You can find Honeybee Garden's products on their website, health food stores, pharmacies, herb shops and specialty gift stores at participating retailers.
The first item I am going to review is this beautiful eye shadow palette called Party Girl
Packaging & Price
I love the cute bright packaging; it reminds me of old Hollywood glam meets the tropics! The palette includes a sponge applicator and a bamboo brush applicator. I like that the top cover is magnetized to keep the shadows covered and protected and the palette retails for $29.99, about $7.50 per shadow. The box that houses the colors is actually made of cardboard which isn't usually a material you would associate with a thirty dollar palette, but as I said the company is striving to be environmentally friendly. You can also open the box and slide the colors out if you would like to transfer them into something else.
The natural Ingredients in these shadows include aloe, cucumber, and chamomile.
Colors & Pigmentation
The great thing about this palette is the bright, fun colors. The formula is very smooth and velvety in texture. The best way to apply them is with the sponge applicator or with a flat shadow brush used to pat on the color. The shades are very buildable but I found it best to use a good shadow primer.
The quality and the pigmentation is great and shows up nicely on the skin. Although there are four colors the combinations you can create is actually quite good. You can use all 4 together, wear them separately or mix, match and blend to create many different looks. They are also great to enhance the lower lash line for a bold pop of color.
Here are some swatches, as you can see these colors are very striking!
Here is a look I created by blending all of the colors together. For this post I wanted to show off the vibrancy of the shades so I used the colors heavily for a saturated finish. I think the colors would also look great paired with shades from other palettes and they can be toned down by applying less. I paired this look with a sheer, slightly shimmery purple gloss.
When I went out wearing this look I was stopped by many women asking me what eye shadow I was using and commenting on how vibrant the blues were, I am looking forwards to seeing what else I can create!
For more information on this palette click HERE
Honeybee Gardens Truly Natural Lipstick in the color Superstitious
Superstitious is one of the newest shades in the line. All the lipsticks are paraben free, and contain botanical extracts and beneficial ingredients such as: castor seed oil, coconut oil, sesame seed oil, shea butter, cocoa, vitamin E, oregano, thyme, cinnamon, rosemary, lavender and golden seal.
Because of the oils, the formula has a shiny gloss like texture but it is non-drying on the lips and quite pigmented.
This shade is a deep blackberry color. It encompasses dark red and deep plum tones. Although I usually opt for brighter shades I am curious to see how this lipstick looks when paired with neutral eye makeup. On me this color looks quite vampy and although it may not be a shade that you can pull off at the office it may work for a night out.
The lipsticks from Honeybee gardens also come in a wide range of shades from nudes, light pinks, bright pinks, reds, wines and berry colors. Superstitious is actually the darkest shade in the line. They retail for $12.99 each and you can find more information HERE
You can check out the website at: http://www.honeybeegardens.com/
**Disclaimer: These products were provided to me for a sponsored review courtesy of Honeybee Gardens. All opinions stated in this review are my own and based on my experience with the products. Results may vary based on individual use.**