When I find cosmetics that are great quality, environmentally friendly and cruelty free it keeps me going back for more. Back in January I did a review on Honeybee Gardens Cosmetics; a company that uses natural and recycled materials in the packaging of their bath, body and makeup products. I enjoyed the Party Girl Palette so much that I just had to review the Cosmopolitan Palette too!
I know Honeybee Gardens has amazingly bold, bright eye shadows so I decided to try some of their softer, neutral shades for spring. The Cosmopolitan Palette is perfect for soft day looks or sultry evening looks and the shades are versatile enough to be mixed and matched with many other shadows and palettes in my collection.
Just like the Party Girl Palette this one has great pigmentation. The four shades are beautifully matched to be worn together but they also look lovely when applied individually. I also found that mixing the shades can create custom colors that effortlessly blend into each other to create a pretty color gradient.
Because the packaging is small and compact this is a great palette to take on weekend getaways, vacations or to slip into a purse for touch-ups on the go. I also like the cute feminine packaging and fun designs.
The palette contains two shimmery shades: one pink and one champagne color and two matte shades: brown and pale pink. The formula is suited for long-wear and does not crease.
Below is a look I created using this palette; on my lips I am wearing the Honeybee Garden's signature red lipstick called Queen Bee (reviewed below).
The formula of the eye shadows are great, although the shimmer shadows feel slightly more textured than the smooth, solid matte colors. “The four shades come in a recyclable, magnetic palette that includes a dual ended sponge/brush applicator which is eco friendly and cruelty free.” For more information on this palette click HERE
If you prefer to make your own custom palette Honeybee Gardens also offers a variety of single eye shadows to choose from.
The shadows contain natural ingredients such as: Aloe leaf extract, cucumber and chamomile and the Cosmopolitan palette retails for $29.99.
If you would like to see my review on the Party Girl Palette (above left) click HERE
Truly Natural Lipsticks
Honeybee Gardens also sells a beautiful range of lipsticks that retail for $12.99 each. The color I have is the vibrant signature red called Queen Bee which has a matte finish but is not-drying on the lips. The lipsticks are paraben free and contain botanicals and natural pigments for smooth, long lasting, opaque color. Coconut oil, shea butter, sesame seed oil, vitamin E and antioxidants help nourish and heal lips and they come in a variety of finishes such as: slight frost, slight shimmer and matte.
This red is gorgeous for summer, especially when paired with the soft colors in the Cosmopolitan palette.
For more information on these lipsticks click HERE
Honeybee Gardens sells a variety of great makeup, if you would like to stop by and check out the website you can find it HERE
**Disclaimer: These products were provided for review courtesy of Honeybee Gardens Cosmetics. All opinions stated in this review are my own and based on my experience with the products. Results may vary based on individual use.**