Do you remember a few posts ago, when I introduced you to Lauren Brooke pressed eyeshadows, I also promised you to continue with these new discoveries, because I’m so obsessed to try “green” pressed eyeshadows (=with better ingredients). Of course there are more and more of them out there, but I will focus my posts on those that I’m trying now and that I like them too! Now it’s time for Honeybee gardens who has launched recently a beautiful collection of 14 pressed eyeshadows. I’ve tried 4 of them along with the cute and handy palette. Since I loved their Cosmopolitan palette I thought that it’s worth trying also these ones and I wasn’t disappointed!
I have tested those 4 colors (that I love all of them!): Tippy taupe, Pacific, Daredevil and Canterbury. Pictures say more than words when it comes to make-up and so I have tried to catch these cuties in many possible ways. At the end I realized that the best colors and the nearest to real ones are those I made on daylight.
Meanwhile, I will describe the shades as thoroughly as I can:
Tippy taupe this is a beautiful shade but very tricky to catch perfectly on the picture because it changes the color depending on the angle. It has some shimmery particles and when the light shines on it, it looks like a light color. But in fact it’s a gorgeous frost mid-tone brown with some undertones of warm gold and cool plum as well, if you really look at it thoroughly. I’d say that it’s a great and versatile color that you can wear on its own or you can also use for contouring. I must say that the entire palette is very functional with complementing colors.
Pacific it’s a fantastic shimmery (but not too much) deep blue shade that I love to put on dark green eyes, mostly like an eyeliner. Although I have to say that when I have tried these eyeshadows to wear like an eyeliner (with wet brush), they don’t perform so good. But from my point of view this is not a downside. In general, all of them are easy to blend, they are very pigmented and have a smooth texture.
Daredevil is a beautiful matte, very universal plum shade that is great to wear as a deep eyeshadow or even alone on its own (with plenty mascara!). You can complement it great with the Canterbury shade. A beautiful look I suggest and it’s never out of time is: black eyeliner, Canterbury in the crease of the eye as a mid-tone shade and in the outer corner of the eye a touch of blended Daredevil that uplifts the eye.
Canterbury is a perfect matte mid-tone color in a powdery rosy-beige that suits almost everyone and I find it great along with the selected colors in my palette that I’d recommend for deep green or deep brown eyes. (Let’s call this selection Green make-up palette 🙂 )
I have also taken a picture with ingredients on the back of the package. The eyeshadows are packed in these black carton “boxes” and once when you open them, you can store them in your cute palette, which is very handy to carry with you in your bag, if you want. The palette is nicely decorated with a flower ornament which makes it very feminine. Inside it has a mirror and a double sided brush.
Here is the link to their website where you can see and purchase all their products, but you can shop them also on Iherb.com (Use the code: DAS325 for extra discount).