For those of you who know me, you probably know that I don’t really wear a lot of makeup, mostly because I don’t have many makeups I like and I really hate spending money on makeup only to find I don’t like the products. This is especially true of eyeshadows. I like shadows that shimmer, but I don’t like them to shimmer so much that I look like I crazy-glued my eyelids and sprinkled sequins on them.
I had the opportunity to try some amazingly gorgeous mineral eyeshadows from OverallBeauty. Now, before this, I had never tried mineral eye shadows. I had heard of them, but all I had ever tried before were roll-on shadows and cake shadows with the little spongy brushes. I had never tried mineral makeup, but I was excited to, especially considering everything I was hearing about how amazing it was!
“All of our MINERALS have a higher percentage of pure mineral colorants and NO FILLERS, so a small amount on your eye lids provides the same color depth as a heavy application of traditional pressed powder eye make up. A 5G jar of Overall Beauty MINERALS will last about twice as long as the same amount of cake eyeshadow. “
OverallBeauty is by far, one of the best makeups I have ever tried, and that’s saying something from someone who opts not to wear makeup the majority of the time because I can’t seem to find anything I like! I was absolutely astonished with it. The colors stayed put, they spread evenly, and they didn’t get all caught up in the creases of my eyes!
I’m the kind of person who prefers more subtle colors. Things like pinks, beiges and tans. I enjoy things that accentuate, but don’t pop out too terribly much. I don’t wear especially vivid colors very well (although I wish I did!). So finding a good color for me, that I enjoy, can be a bit of a challenge! I had a hard time deciding what colors to get because they were all so gorgeous, but I finally settled on;
This pretty shade of brown can be worn alone to bring out any color eyes, making them really pop! Amazing staying power!!
Soft peachy color with a blue highlight.. works great alone as your base color or as a highlight under your brow. Its long lasting wear, pure mineral eye shadow.. must have for all your makeup collection!
Like all little pixies, this fairy dust comes with multifaceted shades of glitter.. Very fine light and a bit frisky you will need a eye shadow base to wear with this one.. so light and airy.. like kisses from the tooth fairy!
This one wild crazy pink! Its shimmers, its glitter its twinkle toes, like little dancing elfs..
Looking for a gold that works for all eye colors? Then this is the gold for you!
I was amazing with how light these eyeshadows were, especially given how well they colorize. So many eye shadows, you have to put layers and layers and layers and layers to even get it to look a smidgen like the actual color of the powder! Not with overall beauty! These shadows apply smooth, even, and beautiful! I fell in love. I’ve tried mineral shadows, and now I don’t think I can go back!!!
I do have to say my very favorite was the elf toes, followed with a close second, fairy dust. They were so shimmery and gorgeous… But I didn’t look like a middle-school girl wearing it! I love the shimmer, I love the sparkle, but like I said previously, I definitely don’t want to look like I crazy-glued sequins to my eyes! OverallBeauty’s mineral eyeshadows are absolutely perfect in this regard. They’re beautiful, and the blend flawlessly. They’re enough to compliment any style or outfit, whether you’re going for casual or high fashion!
My Overall Review
Based on five factors, each ranging from one star to five stars which are then averaged out, Overall Beauty mineral shadows received 4.6 stars!
Fulfills Purpose Well – 5 Stars
I absolutely loved these eyeshadows. They looked great and they felt great!
Design & Visual Appeal – 5 Stars
I loved how the smaller containers are still packaged in a shaker. A lot of places put them into baggies, or something similar which can make it a little more difficult to get it all out and apply it.
Ease of Use – 4 Stars
The shadows were very easy to use, but they are a little different from the caked shadows I’m used to. I had a tiny bit of difficulty figuring out how much water top put on the brush when I wanted to use it as liner, but I managed to figure it out!
Affordability – 4 Stars
These mineral makeups are very comparable to other make up prices, even ones that aren’t as amazing! They’re definitely able to be fit into any beauty budget and because of the very fair prices, you can get a ton of them easily!
Earth Friendliness – 5 Stars
The mineral eyeshadows from overall beauty do not contain any fillers, meaning less exposure to chemicals who could do who-knows-what. They’re light, natural, and refreshing… Now, if only the packaging was recycled!