Kristel’s stunning, large doe eyes screamed out for a sexy smoking!! I thought I’d grab this opportunity to try out some mineral make up that had been sent to me to review from Elemental Beauty!
There is an army of enlightened beauty lovers who are demanding natural make up and beauty products with out all of the unnescessairy nasties.
Elemental Beauty does not use Talc, Bismuth Oxychloride or fillers in any of their makeup.
Keeping the whole look natural I started by prepping the skin with REN Hydra-Calm Global Protection Day, Cream and REN Active 7 Radiant Eye Maintenance Gel and on the lips I applied a touch of Bloom Mineral Plus Lip Butter in like a prayer
Rather than go with obvious blacks and greys which I thought would look very hard and over powering against Kristel’s pale colourings I blended in muted green, brown and blue eye shadows which looked amazing next to her Hazel eyes.
I always start my make up at the eyes when doing a smoky look but with hard to control minerals it’s extremely important!
The loose powder can drop every where so start on the eyes and you can completely wipe away any mis-haps for a perfectly clean skin before applying foundation.
I began by heavily lining and smudging Chantecaille’s Black Kohl pencil into the entire water line and lash line.
Tip- I found the texture of the eye shadows extremely fine so I used a damp rigid eyeshadow brush for heavier impact, longevity and to minimise drop.
I applied Elemental Beauty Mineral eye shadow in Meteor all over the eye lid and as a heavy line on the bottom lash line; I highlighted from the middle to the inner corner of the upper eye and from the tear duct swept out on the lower lash line in Elemental Beauty’s Peacock. I then dotted a tiny bit of EB Dragon fly right in the inner corner of the eye and blended.
I found although these eye shadows are lovely colours they didn’t have amazing holding powder and worked well over a base.
I finished the eyes with several coats of Chantecaille Mascara Noir.
I wiped away all traces of drop and applied Elemental beauty mineral foundation in -English Rose
I was sceptical of how a powder, mineral foundation would photograph but this powder was super fine(!) and had no tinny effect that I have noticed before in mineral foundation.
I am not sure how it would photograph on dry skin or if she had needed more coverage. But as a natural alternative to a light daily use foundation it looked lovely.
I defined her cheeks with a warmer shade of mineral foundation in blush and I highlighted the top of the cheek bones with Elemental Beauty Illuminator in Rosy apple- This is a great highlighter! It illuminates rather than shines, I found lots of highlighters overly shiny but this is the perfect glow and is so fine its blends beautifully.
I was amazed when I checked the prices of these products which are all around £3.99! I dont understand how make up which is created from all natural ingredients can be at such a incredible price.