Trying a few products from Honeybee Gardens this month. Honeybee Gardens is a nontoxic makeup line. It is free of parabens, FD&C colors and petrochemicals. I have had the pleasure of trying their mascara, blush and lipsticks and this month I got my hands on their lipgloss in Hollywood, The Cosmopolitan eyeshadow kit and pressed mineral powder foundation in Luminous and Malibu. So here they are!
The lipgloss in Hollywood is made with HBG’s new vegan formula. It is a fun pink with a hint of shimmer. Playful and summery- it’s understated with a little pop of sass. Enriched with sunflower seed oil, cocoa butter, olive oil and coconut oil, this gloss goes on thin and applies evenly. There is no stick when you put lips together and no white crud buildup at the corners of the mouth after a few hours – two very important things in my book! It has about a 2 hour wear time and lips are left feeling moisturized and soft. It also smells good with a hint of citrus and fruit. Certified gluten-free and vegan. 11.99.
I am really loving The Cosmopolitan eyeshadow kit. It’s packaged in a recyclable paper compact and contains four metal rounds with colors Kashmir, Satin Sheets, PS Pink and Angelic (shown left to right below). This color palette is warm in nature and has two matte and two shimmer colors. It’s also gluten-free.
In the pics above I am wearing Kashmir (matte) in the crease and Satin Sheets (shimmer) along the lid. In the pics below I am wearing PS Pink (matte) in the crease and Angelic (shimmer) on the lid. I tried these colors with and without a primer. Although they held up okay without, they did outstanding with the W3ll People Bio Correct as an eyeshadow primer with very little creasing at the end of the day. 29.99.
The Pressed Mineral Powder was also fun to use. It is talc free, paraben free, fragrance free and oil free. I tried it in two colors; Luminous and Malibu. The Malibu was a better color match although I think I could go one, maybe even two shades darker. Okay so I have to put my biases out there. I am partial to a cream or oil based foundation because in my opinion it makes my age lines appear a little more subtle and I love that dewy healthy look.
The pressed powder foundation is not liquid or oil based and goes on in a powder form. I used a kabuki brush to apply and I have to say I was impressed. No dewy glow but it went on super fine and subtly evened out inconsistencies. To compare, I have it on in one layer in the Kashmir/Satin Sheets pic and I do not have it on at all in the PS Pink/Angelic pic. I really liked it because it went on and I couldn’t tell I was wearing power – like I couldn’t see it sitting on my face and nose. Plus it is great for taking the edge off that afternoon forehead shine. The beauty of this pressed power is that it can be worn in a single layer like I did or it can be layered for a more full coverage look. Certified gluten-free and vegan. 10.99.
Not sure what color you are? HBG sells samples for .50!
So that’s the skinny on this month’s Honeybee Gardens looks – stay tuned for more!