I was recently approached by the creator of Key Botanicals Mineral Makeup - a brand new toxic-free cosmetic line. Elena, is from Toronto where she works as a graphic designer but a few years back decided to start her own line and it is now being launched! Being a makeup artist herself and having a passion for the industry made my attraction to working with her even stronger. Being a female entrepreneur myself, I think it is important to support fellow hard working females in our field!
I used Key Botanicals Mineral Eye Shadow's to create this eye look:
1. Start with a clean primed eye lid. Then apply "Bronze Olive" by Key Botanicals all over the lid. Since these are loose powder shadows I like to use a flat synthetic brush so I can pick up the product and place it on the lid. Use a slow pressing technique to avoid fall out.
2. Next up, I took a fluffy blending brush and picked up "Urban" by Key Botanicals (tapping off excess) and buffed this into my crease focusing on the outer corner.
3. Next I applied a brow highlight - I wanted to use something with a matte finish because I don't want the lid to be shimmery from lash line to brow bone. It's nice to break up the look using different textures. I used "Marzipan" by Key Botanicals - a matte creamy shadow.
4. I then picked up a little bit of "Bewitched" by Key Botanicals (a beautiful full pigmented matte black shadow/liner) and applied that with a smaller blending brush in the outer crease.
5. Then I picked up a bit of "Sparkle Taupe" by Key Botanicals and I applied that in my tear duct to give a nice bright pop in the inner corner.
6. Apply liquid liner. Use "Bewitched" damp!
7. Apply false lashes.
8. Then pick up a bit of "Urban" and a bit of "Bronze Olive" and smudge it along your lower lash line. Don't be afraid to bring this down a bit farther to really create a nice shadow.
There you have it! A complete eye look using all Key Botanicals Mineral Eye Shadow. I highly recommend the shadows and I find them to be nicely pigmented. This is a great line to try if you tend to have reactions to other brands and want to try something a little gentler.
To finish the look...
I used "Sparkle Taupe" to highlight my cheekbones, bridge of my nose and cupids bow - I find it hits the light so nicely and goes well with my complexion. Yes, it is an eye shadow but that doesn't mean you can't use it for other things! I use eye shadows all the time to highlight my face ;)
I used Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer and I set it with the Key Botanicals Mineral Face Powder #2. It gave some great added coverage and a nice matte finish! Used alone and with a bit of a heavier hand then just setting - I believe you could build this powder to quite a full coverage if desired!
A closer look at the product...
Over all I had a fantastic time trying out this product. I highly recommend trying it out especially if you tend to like more natural and less chemically based products. Stay tuned as I will be creating a second look using all Key Botanicals for an ultra sexy smokey eye!
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