eyeshadows

or, the joys of Silk Naturals.

Now: I don’t often wear eye shadow. Usually just concealer on/around eyes. But if one’s looking for any sort of colour, any and every colour of the rainbow, from pseudo-naturals to super-hyper-naturals, 212 of them: these are your guys (also: see Alima, Fyrrinae, and a million and one people on Etsy).

Here are some redhead neutrals. All images from SN, and on someone else’s arm. Cruelty-free (the eye shadows–as well, I sincerely hope, as the arm-swatching). Vegan, unless indicated otherwise.

As you can see, the shadows are essentially all variations on beige, taupe, and generally Very Vanilla/Oatmeal. But slightly warming and uplifting on a PPP. Hey, for some of us, oatmeal is precisely what warms us up in the mornings on chilly dark Northern winter days…

Would also be nice as highlighters and luminisers and such on less-pale-and-pallid dispositions.

Bone. Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, Magnesium Myristate, Magnesium Stearate,Boron Nitride, SilicaColoring : Iron Oxides

Boom: MAC Shroom clone (Quartzite and Luxe are also nice; Bare is slightly too yellow-olive tinted for me). Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, Magnesium Myristate, Magnesium Stearate, Boron Nitride, Silica. Also contains: Iron Oxides

Brightside: there’s a good SN-forum-member image here; another pic, and described as “pinky-peach with lots of pearlesque” here. (Mojave is lovely, but too lavender on me.)

Bristol (Vanilla is nice, but too pale even on me; Bailey is lovely, similar family to the next bunch). Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, silica, Magnesium Myristrate, Tin Oxide

Cloudberry, Daiquiri. Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Magnesium Stearate, Boron Nitride, Magnesium Myrsistate, Silica. Also contains: Iron Oxides, Tin Oxide

Nekkid: MAC Naked Lunch clone. Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Magnesium Myristate, Magnesium Stearate, Boron Nitride, Silica. Also contains: Iron Oxides, Carmine (not vegan)

Purr: Stila Kitten clone. Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Magnesium Myristate, Magnesium Stearate, Boron Nitride, Silica. Also contains: Iron Oxides, Tin Oxide

Radiant (2nd from left): free sample with purchase, ingredients will be much like the others on here at a guess...

Sonic: MAC Vanilla clone. Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide. Also contains: Iron Oxides, Tin Oxide

INGREDIENTS: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, Magnesium Myristate, Magnesium Stearate, Boron Nitride, Silica, Iron oxides.

For more, see: Silk Naturals eye shadowseye shadow kits / quads / palettesproduct comparison page. Darker shades (ex. the gorgeous Martian) can be used as eyeliners–or otherwise for dark-shading; pinker, peachier, etc. ones double-up as blushers; and they can all be mixed with various potions, lotions, bases, etc. to make your own cream eyeliners, solid eyeshadows and blushers, and eventually lipsticks.

2 comments

    • gingerama

      Yes indeed.
      They come in tiny jars; the freebies I’ve got with other SN orders have also been, as far as I can tell, full size. Except a couple that were tiny sachets/plastic ziplock bags, about 1″ square. I got a couple of the very dark colours in them (ex. Burnished).
      Can be mixed with various things to create liquid, cream, solid cake, etc. shadows–and indeed eyeliner. I’ll pop up a quick post on that–it’ll mainly be links. Other people’s recs on how to press pigments, the SN forum (where they discuss such things), whatever else I can dig up that I’d squirrelled away in old bookmarks.
      (makes note to self…)

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