Recently I’ve been challenging myself to do a deep clean of my beauty space and organize and revamp how everything is stored. I noticed that I have a ton of eyeshadow singles that I love but they don’t get used very often because they are packaged as singles. I tend to use 2-3 shades when I wear eyeshadow so I will often reach for a palette over a single because it’s quicker for me than digging up all my singles. As I was trying to gather them all up to make a palette, I realized I had a lot of really great green beauty choices I haven’t been reaching for because they’re not stored conveniently. What better time to give you the run down on some of my favorite green beauty options for eyes!
Jane Iredale is one of my favorite beauty brands period. I use their products constantly. Their spring launch this year had some really beautiful products in the lineup but these two eyeshadow palettes really stood out to me. They are the Pure Pressed Eyeshadow Triples. Featured here, I have Pink Quartz and Soft Kiss. Each shade looks stellar on its own or you can group them together. These mineral-based eye shadows are highly pigmented, crease-resistant and long-lasting on me with a primer.
Jane Iredale is a cruelty-free brand and great for sensitive skin because they use better ingredients than most mainstream lines.
Some of my absolute favorite singles are by gloMinerals. I’ve had excellent luck finding neutral shades I love in this line. These are the shades that inspired me to get a palette to depot into because I knew I’d use these all the time if I stored them better. They are perfectly pigmented and last on my lids all day.
gloMinerals is cruelty free and their makeup system is designed for skincare professionals and their clients. I’ve seen this line for sale at the salon I go to! The makeup formulations have UV and environmental protection, mineral pigments, and are talc-free and non-comedogenic so are great for sensitive skin.
Jane Iredale’s Mystikol liners were a fairly new launch recently in green beauty. They have a water-resistant powder/cream formula with a built-in, removable brush in the cap. You can build the colors up easily with the included brush. When I wear these liners I do usually use a couple coats for better longevity. Dark Topaz is my favorite shade!
gloMinerals Cream Stay Shadow Stick is one of my most used eyeshadows right now. Below I have Keepsake and Beam. Keepsake is a sheer, bronze shade and goes on like a sheer wash that can be built up. It’s super pretty on its own and sometimes I layer other shadows over top as well.
Down the left side of this palette, you can see my Aveda shadows from the foklor collection. These eyeshadows come in plastic packaging that is just begging to be put into their own palette. I’ve long been a fan of Aveda shadows. I still have one from a collection four years ago that I toted around in the clear plastic packaging forever. These are super high pigmented and long-lasting and the shows are buttery soft. The formulas are free from talc and mineral oil and opthalmologist-tested. Aveda uses green ingredients whenever possible in their products.
Are you wondering more about that fancy palette everything is in? This is the Make Up For Ever Metal Palette. It’s got a huge magnetic base and you can easily depot your makeup and store it in here. The magnet is so strong you can hold everything upside down and it won’t fall out. The case is super sturdy and could take a beating without harming what was inside. I’m pretty much obsessed with this and I’ll be getting a few more to store my Lancome and MUFE singles that I never get around to using because they’re not organized.
I ended up depoting my gloMinerals shadows in a silly way and scraped a couple of them and then noticed after that they built the packaging in a way where you could simply lift out the plastic piece and the shadow would lift right up. Duh, Justina. I was impressed that where the product got scratched it easily fell back into place with a push back in with my finger.
I saved the plastic packaging for these singles and I’m going to make fake makeup for my kids for their play dress up days. Anyone want a tutorial on that? I think it’ll be super fun!
Have you used any of these makeup products before? Share what your favorites are below!