I have recently had a very cathartic (and long overdue) sort out of the eyeshadow collection in my kit, getting rid of products which were past it in one way or another; either in age or general condition. I also organised the shadows by colour family and divided them into a variety of palettes. All this left me feeling very smug and satisfied with my organisational skills but it also left a bit of a dilemma; having cleared a bit of space in my eyeshadow palettes it has left holes which just have to be filled…
Kicking off my palette re-filling (😉) is this little beauty.
I received the Almond Pressed Mineral Eyeshadow from PHB Ethical Beauty (£9.95) in the Love Lula Beauty Box back in October along with the PHB Eyeshadow brush (£7.95) – more about that later. You may remember that I had my first foray into PHB Ethical Beauty a few months back when I quite by mistake discovered their lip gloss so I was excited to try something more from the range.
Almond is a buttermilk coloured shadow with strong golden tones. It is a bold, highly pigmented satin shadow which gives a beautiful, near glowing sheen; it is the perfect shadow for this time of year. The illuminating finish is beautiful and it works perfectly as a base for additional shadows, as a highlight on the brow bone or inner corners or on its own as a stand alone shadow on the lid – rock it with a slick black flick and a fabulous lip!
Excuse the messy brows above! This is the eyeshadow all over with just a touch of mascara, just to give you the idea.
The texture is super creamy and it goes like an utter dream (can you see how much I’m loving this shadow?!) – like butter in fact. The eyeshadow goes on relatively sheer however a couple of swipes of the brush means that you get much denser coverage and the colour payoff is superb. The wear is long lasting; it lasted all day on me and hasn’t creased or moved in that time.
The packaging is neat and compact. Beautifully simple and lightweight, the compact is made of cardboard with a small square mirror in the lid which is super handy when you are out and about . The one drawback is that being white means that it probably won’t remain so for long..
There are twenty other shades to choose from so if Almond doesn’t sound like it would float your boat then why not take a look at the others?
(* Denotes organic ingredient)
Mica, Iron Oxides, Calcium Carbonate, Caprylic Triglyceride, *Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba), Ultramarines, Titanium Dioxide.
Images: (1,2,3) LJS – OMUA