Tuesday 12 February 2013

Smoking It Up With Green People

I always feel that honesty is the best policy so I'm going to be honest with you guys, I've messed up big style with this review. Just before Christmas I received a make up product from organic company Green People, unfortunately life got in the way and I've only started to review it in the last 3 weeks or so. No problem I hear you cry, well there is a little one, since then the Green People make up range has been completely revamped and unfortunately this product has been discontinued. I debated whether to do the review for a while but then I thought why not, I liked it and whilst it's no longer widely available any more, you can still find these trios on various sites on the internet.

Although I was familiar with some of Green People's skincare and body products (their sun creams are gorgeous!) I had never tried any of their make up items. So when I was given the chance to try out a product from their make up line I jumped at the chance.

The product I was sent was the Eco Eye Trio in Smokey Grey. These eyeshadows are certified organic and are free from traditional allergens and nasties such as parabens, petrochemicals, and synthetic colourant. They contains natural mineral pigments, bound together with a mixture of organic jojoba, and sunflower oils, and beeswax.

The shadows are boxed and are packaged in a 100% natural plastic compact which is dyed using natural colourants. The compact has a lovely almost pebble like feeling in the hands

The shadow inside comes in a removable pan about the same size as a Stila shadow. As you would expect from the the name these shadows are in the traditional smokey eye shades - a shimmery white, a silver, and a dark almost black, graphite colour.

The shadows are really smooth and pigmented, and are really easy to work with and blend.

 I've just done a really quick subtle smokey eye using these colours, which hopefully you can see here x apologies again but the lighting isn't the best at the moment x

As I've said before I'm not confident at all with doing a smokey eye, but it doesn't have to be dark and dramatic, this compact makes it really easy to be as subtle or as dramatic as you like. You can wear all of the colours together or you can use them on their own for a different look. I've particularly enjoyed using the silver shade on it's own, in fact I've used that much it has a pretty noticeable dip in it - always a sign of a well loved product., with a recommended retail price of £18.40 for 3g of product I don't think these are cheap by any means but if your after a good quality, organic product then this could be for you. As I say these aren't available on the Green People website any more, but I have found a few places online that are still stocking the Smokey trio, and the Aqua and Plum variants for a reduced place including Beauty Bazaar, eco green store and Mail Shop. For more information of Green People and to find out more about their new make up range please check out their website x If you have any questions please leave me a comment and if you have any Green People recommendations then I'd love to hear them x

(The Green People Eco Eye Trio - Smokey Grey 3g Was Provided For Review / Promotional Purposes)

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