Spring is here and what a relief! Birds chirp louder, trees leaf out, flowers work overtime to bloom, and temperatures rise slowly. MarieNatie released six reformulated pressed eyeshadows that are vegan, made with all natural ingredients, and void of palm oil and gluten. Plus, MarieNatie is a cruelty-free company--no animal testing at any point for this cosmetic brand. Infused with certified organic olive leaf and lavender extract, the eyeshadows are highly pigmented, apply easily wet or dry, and they’re all you need to create pretty warm-weather looks.
Lavender Dreams is a dreamy light purple shade which is great if you want to try a subtle hint of colour. Swipe Lavender Dreams over your eyelids and let this shade become your new neutral.
Smokin’ Plum is a dark purple shade that adds the perfect touch of sultry colour. Use Smokin’ Plum as a crease colour or as an eyeliner by dampening an eyeliner brush with water, dip into the eyeshadow, and draw a thin or thick line close to your lashes. I highly suggest trying a cat eye with this gorgeous shade.
Bark is a medium brown shade and perfect as a crease colour and to define lower lashes. Bark is also stunning as a soft smoky eye when paired with red lips and glowing bronzed skin (achieved with makeup or a self tanner because it’s important to protect your skin from harmful sunrays).
Pink’d is a soft pink shade that adds an extra touch of femininity. Pair it with a matching blush and lip colour and you’ll definitely be pretty in pink.
Blue Velvet is a gorgeous navy blue shade that will challenge the traditional smoky eye. Pair your Blue Velvet smoky eye with peachy nude lips and you’re set for a night out! Another great way to use Blue Velvet is as an eyeliner.
Flesh is a peachy nude shade which is flawless for spring and transitions nicely into the sweltering summer weather. You know the days when it’s so hot out, you don’t feel like wearing any makeup? Wear it on its own for a polished natural look or as a base for a more elaborate creation.
Guest author Natacha Cole is a former professional makeup artist and an advocate of cruelty-free cosmetics.