Friday, 8 November 2013

Jade Green

In my recent Halloween post I used a couple of eyeshadow samples that I purchased recently and as I had thoroughly enjoyed working with them, I wanted to share them with you.


Zuii Organic Flora Eyeshadow in Jade

Jade is a beautiful, bright green and not a bad choice for those of you wishing to live the Pantone Colour of the Year 2013 dream.

Applied neat it gives a wash of a pale green sheen across the skin but layered over a cream shadow or eye primer then Jade really comes into its own. A vibrant shade with a slight gold metallic undertone, it is bright and zingy and although it looks great on its own, it works best when used with other colours; adding an extra dimension to an otherwise sultry smokey make-up or pepping up a fun multi tonal eye.

The texture of the shadow is fine and feels quite velvety, in part due to the absence of talc which is commonly used as a filler to bulk out many products and can have the knock-on effect of a slight chalkiness. Produced using flowers (the clue is in the name) and plant based extracts, the eyeshadow is also free from parabens, SLS, petrochemicals, genetically modified ingredients, synthetic substances and fragrances.

One of thirty shades in the Zuii collection, I purchased a sample set of fifteen shadows which came in the form of little sachets of loose powder eyeshadow, however buy it individually and you will received a standard unpressed shadow. I loved this shadow as a loose powder so it would be interesting to see how it stands up in pressed form.

As I have only recently purchased the samples I haven't had a chance to see how the shadow performs in a work capacity but as soon as I do have the chance I will post an update.

The shadow is priced at $21.75 if purchased directly from the Zuii Organics website, however there will be international shipping charges. Zuii is available in the UK from The Macrobiotic Shop however the products are not currently available through their website so you will need to take a trip to the store in Forest Row.

Zuii Organics are an Australian company producing plant based cosmetics. BDIH and COSMOS certified, Zuii avoid the use of synthetic and chemical ingredients. Many of the products being suitable for vegans and all are gluten and cruelty free.


Ingredients:
(*Decontes Certified Organic)
Rosa Damascena (Rose) Buds*, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Buds*, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Buds*, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Powder*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Chamomilla Recutita (Chamomile) Flower Extract*, Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Exract*, Urticaria Dioica (Nettle) Leaf Extract*, Magnesium Stearate, D Alpha Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides
May Conatin (+/-)Mica CI77891, CI77007, CI 77289, CI77491, CI77492, CI77499 (Iron Oxides), CI77510, Ferric Ferrocyanide CI77949 (Zinc Oxide), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI75470 (Carmine)
Main Image: Jade Flower by Gavin Bradley via Wikimedia Commons
Body Image: Zuii Organic

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