I try not to order any products from outside the EU (preferably the UK) unless I can really help it; I don’t want to add to the transatlantic postal carbon footprint and find most customs charges excessive. – but that aside… Having hankered over Sappho from afar, I picked up a few pieces from a UK stockist (who sadly no longer stock the range) so I could have a play.
Amongst the products I purchased (more about the other bits another time) were a couple of pressed eyeshadows (Coastal and Dream) which swiftly made it into my kit after only one test run – They were that much of a hit!
Coastal is a soft cool brown with a semi-matte finish (almost satin but not quite). Perfect for adding definition to the socket line, running along the lash line or deepening a smokey or not-so smokey eye. Dream is a warm, buttery shade with a delicate satin finish. It makes a great base for other shadows or used alone for a neutral wash of colour on the lids.
This shadow duo are fast becoming two of the favourites in my kit and shades I find myself reaching for when creating a fairly understated eye (below is a continuity shot of a make-up I created for a an advertising campaign due to be released around March).
Formulated using the purest natural minerals and pressed with certified organic jojoba and argon oils, the shadows are highly pigmented and can be used wet or dry to achieve the desired effect. The texture of the shadow is quite dry to the touch, however there is not a hint of fallout or loose particles on application. They go on easily and blend seamlessly with each other and other brands of shadow.
Sadly neither of these shades seem to be available via the Sappho website, however Deep Dianne and Jono are very similar – in fact they may even be the same shadows but just renamed.. I will check this out…
Founded by Emmy nominated Make-up Artist JoAnn Fowler*, Sappho Organic Cosmetics was born out of an idea formed whilst shooing US/Canadian TV series The L Word. The collection is cruelty free, vegan friendly and the packaging is fully recyclable.