I was super excited to try out a multitude of mineral and cream shadows from Zosimos Botanicals after hearing so many amazing things about their brand. I wanted to do a review and show some swatches of all of the colors I received. I am truly loving every color so much. I recently did a look using only three colors from Zosimos and plan to do more!
Zosimos Botanicals is a Handcrafted Mineral Makeup and Natural Skincare line made out from a 100% wind-powered studio. Everything is skillfully created in small batches using only the purest essential oils, waxes, herbs, fruit extracts and floral waters. Their exclusive personal care products are custom made fresh for you upon order, not simply taken off a shelf and put in a box. Everything is cruelty-free and made without synthetic chemicals such as parabens, nanoparticles, sulfates or other toxins. Many products are also Vegan.
I love that Zosimos Botanicals allows you to get a sample of anything on the site. The samples are more than generous and could lasts months. Each sample comes in a little bag with a sponge-tip brush and a little Mini Pot. The packaging is adorable and I can’t say enough how impressed I am with the generosity of the samples. For just $3.00 you truly cannot beat the amount of product given in each pot. I think it’s a great way to be able to try out many products at once without spending an arm and a leg on one or two items that you aren’t sure you will even like.
“Our cream shadows give full coverage and are long lasting. Spread some color over the eyelid with your finger and you’re good to go! Great for layering and blending with loose powder shadows as well. For help comparing shades see our Cream Shadow Color Chart.”
Price for Full Size: $20.00
Price for Sample: $3.00
Ingredients: Vary from color to color but most of the cream shadows contain Organic Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil; Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Fractionated Coconut Oil); Organic Castor Oil; Mica; Wildcrafted Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax; Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil; Castor Wax; Tapioca Starch; Ultramarines; Iron Oxides, Kaolin.
(from L to R: Amethyst, Larkspur Blue, Fools Gold, Bronze, Branch, Ivory Sparkle, Silverbelle)
My Thoughts: I am a huge cream shadow fan and when switching over to all non-toxic products I was worried I would have a hard time replacing my beloved MAC paint pots and Maybelline 24-Hour Tattoo Cream Shadows which I used daily. I was really excited to try these cream shadows because they appeared extremely pigmented on the website. I fell in love with Fool’s Gold at first swatch! It is so pigmented and is the perfect gold color. It is definitely my favorite out of all of the cream shadows I received. My next favorite is definitely Amethyst as it’s the perfect base color for layering purples and browns on top of and it’s a beautiful color on it’s own. Branch is my favorite to use as an eyeliner because of how pigmented it is. All of these cream shadows can be used as a gel-like eyeliner. I love to pair Larkspur Blue and Silverbelle together. The only color out of these that I wasn’t completely impressed with is Ivory Sparkle and I think it’s because I am so pale that it just didn’t show up on me very well but I could see that color being flattering on darker complexions. I am very impressed with these and although they do eventually end up creasing a bit – it’s not horrible creasing and it doesn’t happen immediately like many other natural cream shadows tend to do. I also find that if I put shadow on top of the cream shadows that they last a lot longer!
“Hate to throw things away? Then these Eye Shadow Mineral Powders are for you! Minerals do not support bacterial growth. That means even if bacteria is presented, it will not live. These will last for years, or until you use them up. Hopefully the latter comes sooner! So stock up on all these beautiful shades, no need to worry about expiration dates here. For help comparing shades see our Eye Shadow Color Chart. Click Here for suggested eye shadow pairings.”
(From L to R: Fools Gold, Bronze, Gold Hilite, Daylily, Camellia, Ivory Sparkle)
(From L to R: Lilac Shimmer, Amethyst, Grape, Blackberry, Redbud, Evergreen)
Price for Full Size: $14.00
Price for Sample: $3.00
Ingredients: Vary from color to color but most contain Mica; Kaolin; Zinc Oxide (Non-nano) and Ultramarines.
My Thoughts: These swatches were done without using any primer at all. The pigmentation is wonderful. I sometimes have a love/hate relationship with loose mineral shadows as many of them tend to have a lot of all out and also don’t tend to have much pigmentation. These shadows all came out extremely pigmented with just one tiny swipe of the shadow. I have used these with and without eye primer and they last on my eyelids all day. If you tend to have oily eye lids than I would opt to go with a primer but I find that on days when I don’t have time to do all of the priming steps that these shadows sweep on easily and blend extremely well. I also love to layer these on top of the cream shadows for an extra pop of color! My favorite colors from the samples I received are Gold Hilite – such a unique and bright gold color. Redbud, Blackberry and Lilac Shimmer. I’ve been playing around with all of these constantly and keep finding endless color combinations. I definitely plan to try out more colors and I love that these never expire!!
I will be doing some more upcoming Look of The Day’s wearing both the cream shadows and the mineral powder eye shadows very soon. Check out my last look! I also received some sample lipsticks which I will do a separate review on. Keep a look out for both of those.
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*All of my reviews are based on my own personal experiences with the brand/products. I am never paid to give my honest opinions and will only recommend products that I love and use myself! All Photographs are (C) Britanie Faith unless stated otherwise.*