Loose mineral eye shadows make a really nice part of a glamorous and radiant look. I have three from W3ll People; “Midnight Twinkle”, “Sparkling Plum” and “Sparkling Salmon”.
These shadows are high performing with strong color that lasts and does not crease. The vibrancy can be built up by applying the shadow more densely or mixing it with some moisture, such as a wet brush or on top of a cream highlighter. They also blend really nicely and I’ve used the darker ones to create a smoked-out crease.
I like to use “Midnight Twinkle” to darken the outer corners as part of a ‘cat-eye’ look or lightly dust it along the lower lash line for a sultry smoky eye. It also can be used to make a winged liner by applying it with a wet liner brush.
“Sparkling Plum” is a color I love, which I would describe as a dusty, grey-ish purple. This is the dominant shade I’ve used in these pics and as you can see, it’s not too purple. I blended it with the “Midnight Twinkle” along the lower lashes.
I used “Sparkling Salmon” as an inner corner highlight in these pics, which I hesitated to do because it seems like an unconventional color for that use (I usually go for something more neutral yet shimmery). But I actually really like how it accentuates the smoked out plum color by contrasting it. Sometimes, you just have to step out of your comfort zone to discover new looks and techniques that work. It’s fun to use “Sparkling Salmon” as a spotlight smoky eye look too.
While I like the performance of these W3ll People shadows, they are definitely not an “on-the-go” type of product and like any kind of loose pigments, they can be really messy and not travel friendly. I always lay down paper towels in the area that I am going to be using them, because spills are inevitable. This is just something to consider before purchasing them. However since they add such a nice effect, they are a good addition to your beauty kit for when you have sufficient time for that kind of attentiveness.
W3ll People shadows are free from any parabens, talc, petroleum, dimethicone, phthalates, bismuth oxychloride, etc – all harmful ingredients that you would find if you were to compare the ingredient list with say, MAC loose eyeshadows for example.
Other Makeup Details
- Foundation : Sappho Organics in “Lisa”
- Concealer : RMS Beauty “Un” Cover-Up 11
- Brows : Eco Brow “Marilyn”
- Bronzer: Pure Anada Medium
- Highlight: W3ll People Bio Brightener (I just stared using this, and I really like it)
- Lips: ZuZu Luxe Lipliner in “Fresh” with FitGlow Beauty Good Gloss in “Glitz”