Honeybee gardens

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!

Honeybee gardens eyeshadows

Honeybee gardens palette

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 🙂 )

Honeybee gardens eyeshadows

Honeybee gardens

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.

Honeybee gardens pressed eyeshadows

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).

Has anyone tried these cuties yet? Do you like Honeybee gardens? Would you try this palette?

8 Comments on Honeybee gardens pressed eyeshadows review

  1. musicandphotos24
    March 8, 2014 at 1:49 am (9 years ago)

    These are gorgeous eye shadow colors! It is also so cool that they are both “green” and pressed too! Great post!

  2. Malin/BilboBlueEyes
    March 8, 2014 at 12:25 pm (9 years ago)

    Look lovely! 🙂 Witherspoon my fair complexion I am careful with how much color I wear but I think I can pull of all of them exept Pacific. 🙂

  3. Jana D.
    March 8, 2014 at 8:30 pm (9 years ago)

    Beautiful colors!<3 And I really like the flowery design 🙂 x

  4. Livvy Wells
    March 15, 2014 at 5:55 pm (9 years ago)

    These look really pretty do they have good staying power? xx

    • green makeup
      March 16, 2014 at 8:55 pm (9 years ago)

      Yes they are very nice to wear and stay on well especially with the primer

    • green makeup
      April 3, 2014 at 9:14 am (9 years ago)

      I rossetti sono carini anche. Il mascara non lo so ma molti lo adorano. Cmq adoro questi ombretti 🙂

  5. Carla Norris
    December 27, 2018 at 11:05 pm (4 years ago)

    I’m SO glad I found this site!
    After looking at the Honeybee Gardens site, I’d picked out Tippy Taupe, but after seeing photos and swatches, I think Canterbury is the one for me.
    I have bright green eyes, and neutral shadows really “send” me.
    And I insist on cruelty-free.
    Honeybee Gardens checks off multiple boxes.


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