If you're a regular reader of my blog you’ll probably be aware that I whole heartedly support brands and products that have an ethos whereby they believe that organic, natural products are better for their customers skin and subsequently are the way forward.
This is why I was absolutely delighted when Pure Halal Beauty got in touch with me recently to see if I would be interested in reviewing a few of their products for Be Beautiful. After a quick look on their website and discovering that their products were:
A. 100% Natural
C. Not tested on animals
D. Didn't contain any animal ingredients
G. Paraben Free
it didn't take me long to jump at the chance to get involved with the brand. I was sent a selection from the range but today I'm going to talk about my favourite items that were sent - the mineral eye shadows. Now you know me, I love a good mineral eye shadow - they last longer, are better for the eyes and typically have fewer harsh chemicals in them. It's safe to say that PHB's version didn't disappoint.
The first shade I was sent was 'Cherry Blossom' retailing £3.99 for a mini pot which I think you will agree is an absolute steal for a mineral eye shadow. I wasn't sure what I thought about the shade at first, it’s a light pink with some shimmer in it. I thought it was a pretty shade but I wasn't sure whether I could personally get away with wearing a pink eye shadow. Nevertheless I gave it a go and was really pleased with how it came out. When you mention pink eye shadow you automatically think bridesmaids/ mumsy pastels (or at least I do anyway) but when applied it I was honestly so pleased with the result.
I've never worn pink eye shadow but this is a really soft, almost demure pink that I thought flattered my blue eyes perfectly. I applied it up to the brow bone then swept liquid eye liner along my lash line for a really clean look.
My pictures aren’t fantastic and don’t do this shade the justice it deserves but they do give an indication as to how gorgeous the colour is.
The second shade I was sent was ‘Moroccan Earth’ which again retails at £3.99. You can buy this shade and ‘Cherry Blossom’ from here if you are interested in trying them out yourselves. ‘Moroccan Earth’ is a dazzling brown/bronze shade with a healthy dose of shimmer. This looks beautiful when paired with some darker brown shades to create a more wearable smokey eye for during the day. I've also been adding a drop of water to the pigment and using it as an eye liner on my bottom lashes! I’ve been applying this shade for the last couple of mornings and would quite happily consider it one of my staples in my ‘everyday’ make up bag.
The great thing about PHB mineral eye shadows is that you can buy the mini pots to test out the shades for a fraction of the price. If you like it you can then purchase the larger pot. I think this is a fab idea that more companies should get on board with!
As you can probably tell, I’m completely in love with this brand and its ethos and would really recommend checking out their website. I’ve asked for a few more of the mineral shadows for Christmas so let’s hope a few more turn up in my Stocking on the 25th!