Monday, November 21, 2011

Rockin' Organix!

Hello old friends and new!!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend and feel happy, healthy and rejuvenated. I feel rejuvenated and excited, hence my makeup of the day is bright and funky. Today's post is very special and my makeup is exciting for a good reason. In this post, I'm featuring a look I created using eye shadows sent to me by Zosimos Botanicals--a cruelty-free Green cosmetics company I'm proud to present and review here today! Who said natural makeup has to be barely there and unnoticeable?! I'm here to set the record straight: mineral/organic makeup can be as fun, bright, edgy and creative as any other leading makeup brand, only it is better for you because it is free of nasty chemicals, parabens, and other toxins. Voila--yet another reason to convert to Green :))
Read more to learn more!


Zosimos Botanicals eco-friendly mineral makeup & natural skincare is made by hand, at the time when customers order, providing the freshest makeup and skincare available. Everything is created in small, quality-controlled batches using only the purest essential oils, waxes, herbs, fruit extracts and floral waters. This company is so dedicated to environmental causes and social responsibility that even its studio is 100% wind-powered! With everything going on in the world, I'm so glad for companies like Zosimos that get it right! Two thumbs up for environmental consciousness!!

For my review, I received a set of 10 minipinch eye shadows for brown eyes ($30) and 1 full size eyeshadow in Cobalt ($14). Zosimos Botanicals offer 2 eye shadow sizes (minipinch for $3 or full size for $14) and several minipinch sets for different eye colors (including blue, green, hazel, brown, dark brown and universal) as well as other combos. As mentioned before, Zosimos eyeshadows are made from certified organic materials, so you're guaranteed to receive pure quality every time (trust me, I tried it :)
The colors are so rich and pigmented that they don't even need swatches--they show up just as they look in the package--bright, intense, shimmery and extra pigmented. My favorite colors from the 11 that I received are all 11 of them (they're that good :) and this is how I would describe them:
  • Redbud, a unique reddish brown duo tone with greenish sparkles
  • Amethyst, a perfectly versatile deep purple with a matte finish
  • Cobalt, an intense shimmery bright blue with a serious POW factor
  • Lemonzest, a stunning high yellow with golden sparkles
  • Daylily, a better-than-your-skin shimmery nude
  • Teal, a graffiti bright true teal with a shimmery finish
  • Kelp, a muted dark olive with teal sparkles
  • Peony, a pretty medium pink perfect for every girl
  • Pink Hilite, a lovely complex duo tone highlight color
  • Pansy, a soft lavender with a semi matte finish
  • Sapphire Blue, a wearable medium blue with a shimmery finish

Each Minipinch eye shadow comes individually wrapped and includes a bamboo handle sponge applicator. How cute!!
The earthy pouch holding the set is perfect for gift giving and/or storage! Such a nice touch :))
Final Thoughts: I am truly impressed and amazed by the love put into these products. From the moment I received the 100% recyclable box containing the products, I knew there was a caring person behind the craftsmanship and detailing of every aspect of this brand. I've tried many mineral / organic makeup brands and none of them compare to the quality of Zosimos Botanicals makeup. I was incredibly surprised by the pigmentation and richness of these eye shadows--I never thought mineral makeup could be so bright and intense. In turn, I conceptualized my makeup look from the notion that one doesn't have to be an earthy flower child to wear Green Cosmetics--that's why I'm ROCKIN'-ROLLIN' it!!!

On to the Maquillage!!
For this look, I used every eyeshadow from the Brown Eye Set plus the Cobalt. I wanted to show the intensity and pigmentation of the products, so I went ahead and got creative! 
  • Lid --> Amethyst
  • Crease --> Redbud (outer) & Peony (inner)
  • Brow Bone --> Daylily
  • Highlight Under Brow --> Pink Hilite
  • Inner Corner --> Pink Hilite, Pansy (tear duct), Lemonzest & Daylily (nose contour)
  • Lower Lash Line --> Sapphire Blue (inner), Teal & Kelp (center), Cobalt (outer)
  • Eyebrow Extension --> Teal, Lemonzest (under)
Duplicating this look may be a bit difficult, so instead I'll give you tips and suggestions on how to use pigments or loose powder shadows.

TIP #1: Use a sticky base as a primer for the loose eyeshadow particles to adhere to
 TIP #2: For best results, apply your pigments using a flat stiff brush and patting motions
TIP #3: Blend loose eye shadows by layering the two over each other using patting motions
TIP #4: Apply your eye makeup before the rest of your makeup to easily wipe off any fallout or simply place a tissue under your eyes to catch the fallout while applying the powder shadows
TIP #5: To enhance your look, use pigment eye shadows to highlight other features--cheekbones, cupid's bow, nose bridge, etc. P. S. I'm wearing Lemonzest on the tops of my cheekbones
TIP #6: Use pigment eye shadows for your evening looks--they will last all night!
TIP #7: Pigment eye shadows look great in pictures, no matter the quality of the picture :)
 What are your thoughts on GREEN cosmetics or any of the aforementioned? Let's talk :))

bisous,

Maryam Maquillage




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65 comments:

  1. Wow you look so pretty!

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  2. It's not wearable but it's totally gorgeous!

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  3. pretttyyyy!! really funky look!! I love it!

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  4. Wow! Love it!!!!!!! <3

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  5. WOW Great look! : ) Love it.

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  6. Your very talented : ) please check out my blog if you have some spare time : )
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  7. wow this look is so high fashion! I love it! You look so gorgeous!

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  8. wow I love this. You look so fierce!!!

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  9. as always creative and stunning my beautiful maryam

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  10. the colors are really beautiful!

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  11. Wow! I am floored by your exotic, mesmerizing, bewitching oriental look ! I love your trade mark pout.

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  12. WOW, great look!!!!!
    Love it!!!
    XOXO

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  13. *screams* This is SO gorgeous! You look beautiful. I am loving the colors and the sort of way you used it as a eye brow pencil. Cool!

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  14. Beautiful eyes!!!
    Have a nice day!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela

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  15. Wow this is gorgeous! You are so talented!

    Holli x
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  16. I love it so much that I actually want to try it myself!! The high bun complements this look so much & adds more edge! Did I tell you how much I LOVE this look?! haha

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  17. WOW! what an amazing look, I could see these being in a fashion magazine! and the eyeshadows sound so cool I love ethical companies xx

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  18. I am speechless!! You look like a model!!! AMAZING!!

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  19. wow such a beautiful and catchy look! love the plethora of colors on your eyes!! the pigmentation looks great! x

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  20. Pardon the ugly language for such a beautiful look, but I am literally shitting bricks over the sheer amazingness and ferocity of this look. Like, jesus, move to Milan and walk the runway already. BRB, DYING.

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  21. wow so pretty!!! luv all the colorful eye shadows.
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  22. wow so catchy and edgy! Love the eyeshadow colorss, you're so goooodddd!!!!! :D

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  23. Girl you look smokin' hot, like supermodel amazing! I love the rockstar vibe and the hair looks amazing!

    Xo

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  24. thank you so much guys :)) this look wouldn't be possible without the help of these gorgeous eyeshadows. they are truly something else :)))

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  25. Okay, I just have to say I was blown away by this look. You always post beautiful natural looks, but this one catches my eye because it's so editorial and high-fashion! I loooove it!

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  26. love your lips :) you look like Meagan Fox no kidding

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  27. How funky, I'm loving this! You look as gorgeous as ever. ;D

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  28. This is fantastic! I never knew one could go that bold with organic makeup. awesome! <3

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  29. I freakin LOVE the look you created! The liner and brows and just KLSDJLKSJLKJSF everything about it is awesome <33333

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  30. thanks for your blog for more beauty and make up see:
    http://free-make-up.blogspot.com

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  31. wooooow that is some brilliant makeuping!
    Your hair is tres "fierce" as well. Lovin the look :)

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  32. wow! you look so awesome! you've chosen the right colors and blended it so well! worship* LOL


    Love your blog! following you now! :)

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  33. красотищщщщща!

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  34. Wowwww... Amazing!!! You are so good!

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  35. That's soooooooooo awesome! Girl, so pretty! So many colors, awww ♥
    Could look at it for hours (:

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  36. Wow that looks great!! Love your hair!

    x

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  37. Your eye makeup is fabulous! Not many could pull that off, you are gorgeous

    Ps- Thanks for your makeup tip about the cheekbones, I have been doing what you said and it makes a difference!

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  38. Stunning look Maryam! I love how you finished off your eyebrows with the two colours too, such a creative touch!

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  39. omg, absolutely fierce! loving all the colors & your hair looks amazing. Loving this edgy look on you!!


    x

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  40. super gorgeous!! i love your style!

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  41. I loveee this, love all the colors =]

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  42. This is the best make up ever! check your e-mail...I need your help again =)

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  43. thank you soo much for all your sweet comments everyone!!!

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  44. this is amazing im really into organic stuff!!.. x

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  45. this is such a fun look, both hair and makeup! i love mineral cosmetics, but sometimes have trouble with pigmentation...looks like this is very pigmented though and nice "low quality" picture!

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  46. Holy crap, you look freaking stunning!
    This is a super fun and hot look!
    Very edgy and rocker!
    You never cease to amaze me!

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  47. I must say, this is such an amazing makeup job! The colors are so festive and I love how you made it look so dramatic!

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  48. WOW! Great look, this is one of my favourites of yours. I love the unique colour placement and what you've done with the ends of your eyebrows!

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  49. this looks like it belongs on a runway! beautiful!

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  50. I agree wuth Ev, this look does belong to the runway! It's so fierce and beautiful. I love, love it. And I know this is weird, but I like your nose lol. You have the prettiest nose!

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  51. lol thanks Rebekkah... I used to think my nose was very pointy--like witch pointy--now I like it too haha!!

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  52. hello rock star rainbow goddess!

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  53. Omg I haven't been here in so long!!.. School stole all my free time ><... One more exam tomorrow n I'm done!! Yes!!.. U quickly browsed through all the posts I missed n holy Molly I found this look gorgeous omggg my jaw dropped!!!! U are amazing n I love the bun!!... Yes to green cosmetics!! :D

    Alx

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