Saturday, 8 March 2014

Organic Glam Eye-shadow Palette review and swatches




    Firstly sorry for disappearing from the face of the earth this week, I have no excuse other than that I have been really busy and I didn't feel I had the energy to write, thankfully things are a little easier now so I am back and I have lot's to share with you. I am starting with a brand I have wanted to try for a while Organic Glam. I got this palette for Christmas I wanted a nice eye-shadow palette with good wearable colours and this one seemed to fit the bill. I had heard rave reviews about Organic Glam make up, for those of you who don't know they are the make up brand to the sister company The Organic Pharmacy who make high end natural and organic skincare. 

    First thing to say about this palette is that it is tiny a total of four grams of product to be exact, but the size and the fact that it comes in sturdy plastic packaging does mean that it is very travel friendly. I have the Smokey quad and you get a nice selection of shades, a dark grey/black with a hint of fine glitter, a sparkly brilliant white, a very light taupey brown which has very pretty purple undertones and  a matte neutral colour which leans a little to the yellow side. All the shades a decent amount of pigmentation although in my opinion the darker colour is a little disappointing, they all apply and blend well and you can create a few different eye looks with the colours meaning it is quite versatile. They are nice but there is nothing about these that blows me away, I definitely felt underwhelmed by them considering how excited I was to get them. 

    Now I will admit that I asked for these without having read an ingredients list, I read a review of the face powder which was talc and silicone free and assumed these would be the same but when I received my palette they were not, I was a little disappointed in the ingredients given the price of this is £32.95. I also can't seem to find the ingredients listed anywhere on-line neither the Organic Pharmacy themselves or Naturisimo seem to list them so when I came to writing this review I went to search for the outer packaging to list them for you and annoyingly I can't seem to find it. I am on the fence about this product really, this is a fairly big company and for the price I think you could do better for your money in terms of ingredients even if I don't have a problem with the performance, not being able to find the ingredients listed is always a bit of a turn off for me, so my advice would be if you are keen on this brand and have particular preferences when it comes to ingredients you will need to think carefully and research individual products. 

    I did manage to find a blog post with an INCI so I have linked that for you to take a look at here, you can probably see why I was underwhelmed. My favourite pressed eye shadows still come from Green people, you can see my review here but I am also going to be getting some of the new Lily Lolo pressed eye shadows to try out soon. So there we have it not a terrible product but not one that I will be buying again, the search for the perfect eye products continue! You can find the range at Naturisimo


Ana x 
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16 comments

  1. Oh no, such a shame you were left underwhelmed! The swatches look so pretty on your hand and this has always been one of my favourite cosmetics brands. I find their bronzer, lipstick and mascara superb, but admit I've never tried their eyeshadows. It certainly is a pricier range, esp. with P&P on the main site. xx

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    1. I think natural eye-shadows are so hard to get right, it's definitely not a bad product and wouldn't put me off trying more from the range, I love their perfume! :) Xx

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  2. What a shame it didn't meet your expectations. I was thinking of asking for some Lily Lilo for my birthday :)

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    1. Oooh I hope you get what you ask for :) Xx

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  3. So these contain talc? And they cost that much? I would have been underwhelmed as well. That's just too bad.

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    1. To be fair they are not the only ones, look at Kjaer Weis and Dr Hauschka, for me it more the talc+silicones that made me question the price for the ingredients so yeah it is too bad.

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  4. That's a shame! I'm really looking forward to see which Lily Lolo pressed eye shadows will you get :)) xx

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    1. I can't wait to use and swatch the Lily Lolo they are priced really well too! :) Xx

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  5. Oh I was so tempted to get Organic Glam make-up too, but I don't like brands that are 'natural and organic' but still don't show ingredient list. They should know how important it is for this disclosure for customers who are aware. Packaging and swatches seem nice though.

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    1. I definitely have no issue with the packaging and the performance I did link the ingredients for you, I am unsure personally of how organic this brand is despite having organic in the name Xx

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  6. Still sweet even when you're underwhelmed. As the other before me have said, it is such a shame that it left you disappointed. I'm not sure why "natural" brands use such silly ingredients knowing that it's not very green at all. I guess some people don't mind. xo

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    1. I think it was a combination of things that left me underwhelmed the ingredient being one issue, I can forgive talc and often do in pressed products but the silicones as well was a bit much. Xx

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  7. I've always been put off by the fact that TOP never list their ingredients nor their organic content. Feels like a brand who are trying to be something they're not! If it says Organic in the brand name they should be transparent about their organic content, it's just extremely misleading otherwise. Glad you reviewed this though as I had eyed up this palette not long ago... x

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    1. It's a tough one because they are nice shadows but it's quite unusual for a natural/organic brand not to disclose so it does bother me. I think they are nice just nothing that blew me away Xx

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  8. Love how honest this review is! such a shame xxx

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    1. Thank you, you can't be impressed with everything so my blog has to reflect my personal thoughts. I am sure some people would really enjoy them Xx

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