Afterglow Cosmetics New Organic Infused Eco Eye Shadows Review

June 4th, 2013

Afterglow Cosmetics New Organic Infused Eco Eye Shadow Swatches Review Photos Still Life Baroque
Afterglow Cosmetics Organic Infused Eco Eye Shadows Swatches Reviews Photos Still Life Baroque

If you are familiar with this blog, then you have already read that I prefer creamy makeup. Not only do I find it to be more practical, but I also think that it looks more natural. Recently, Afterglow Cosmetics gave me reason to reconsider my preference.

The first Afterglow Cosmetics products that I tried were the new Organic Infused Eco Eye Shadows*. They are described as crease-proof, long-wearing, and natural pigmented eye shadows, that are also excellent for sensitive eyes. They are also infused with antioxidant-rich Organic Açaí Berry and Organic Goji Berry.

The shades that I picked are Still Life, a matte rich chocolate brown, and Baroque, a satin light peach amber color. They are singularly packed in an eco-friendly compact with mirror. When I first touched them they felt very “powdery”, so I was afraid that they would be crumbling and cause major fall out under my eyes. Instead, they applied evenly and smoothly, and felt very “silky” on my lids. They are also very pigmented, and the dark brown shade, Still Life, is particulalry intense and long-wearing. I did not experience any smudging, nor creasing, nor fading, nor fall out.

The eyeshadows retail for $ 21 and are available at AfterglowCosmetics.com. Afterglow also offers refills for the compacts, which can be used to refill the original compact or to be put in a palette.

Ingredients List: manihot esculenta (organic tapioca) starch*, zea mays (organic corn) starch*, mica, zinc stearate, ricinus communis (organic castor) seed oil*, vitis vinifera (organic grape) seed oil*, punica granatum (organic pomegranate) seed oil*, euterpe oleracea (organic acai) berry*, lycium chinense (organic goji) berry*, hydrogenated glyceryl abietate, tocopherol (gluten free vitamin E), thymus vulgaris (organic thyme) oil*, rosmarinus officinalis (organic rosemary) oil*; May contain +/-: titanium dioxide (77891), iron oxide (77491, 77492, 77499), chromium oxide green, ultramarines*certified organic

Afterglow Cosmetics is Certified Gluten-Free makeup and does not contain any parabens, nanos, bismuth oxychloride, or synthetic dyes.

Final Thoughts: I think that these new eyeshadows by Afterglow Cosmetics are really worth trying. Their formula is amazing, especially considering how clean the list of their ingredients is. As a personal preference, I do not wear eyeshadows on a daily basis, (especially powder ones), but I have actually been reaching for Still Life almost daily, and I plan to try more shades. Moreover, pressed shadows are so much more practical compared to loose powders.

I hope this review was helpful. Have you tried any Afterglow Cosmetics products? If yes, is there anything that you recommend trying?

*PR Sample


  • asti

    I have never heard of this brand before! I love love looove pressed eyeshadows. I just can’t deal well with loose eyeshadows, I’m such a messy person haha! But oh my, the colours look amazing. Baroque kind of reminds me RMS Solar. Such a pretty combination.

    • http://genuineglow.com/ Lilly

      Hi Asti! When given the option, I always opt for pressed powder makeup too, so I totally understand you. I was truly impressed with these eye shadows, and with other Afterglow products I tried too. These shades I tried are so pretty and Baroque does remind me of Solar. I also tried another shade that I like a lot, called Stencil, which is a beautiful Satin Taupe. I plan on publishing a swatch of that one too. Thanks for your comment love!

  • http://www.rainbowfeet.blogspot.co.uk/ Tammy

    Oh my god oh my god I want them! That baroque looks really good on you, I normally prefer powder shadow but have been using more creams because I couldn’t find many colours that I liked in pan powders (not the biggest fan of loose powder shadow)

    • http://genuineglow.com/ Lilly

      Hey Tammy, I agree with you, pressed shadows are definitely more user friendly. You know, I forgot to mention that the package has a magnet that locks the compact closed, so it is definitely a great way to avoid powder all over the makeup bag. Thanks for your comment! x

  • http://cleanserblog.blogspot.co.uk/ Ila

    Perfect timing for this post Lilly, I was really looking to find new natural cosmetics brands to try and there you go :)
    I like the pigmentation of both eye shadows and sounds great natural products..

    Ila x

    • http://genuineglow.com/ Lilly

      I am glad that this post was helpful, Ila! Thanks for your comment, and let me know which Afterglow products you end up trying :)

  • Rebecca B

    I’m a fan of Afterglow, though I haven’t tried the eye shadows yet. My favorite Afterglow products are the lip glosses in Levitate and Hypnotist, eyeliner in Orbit, and the mascara is good too. I don’t wear mascara often but this is one of the best natural brands I’ve tried.

    • http://genuineglow.com/ Lilly

      Hi Rebecca, I was so happy to read that this comment was from you :)
      Thank you for the suggestions, I will take a look at Afterglow’s lip glosses and eyeliners. I already like their lipstick formula, so I bet I will like their lip glosses too. I was also considering trying the mascara, but I should receive the new KW mascara soon, so I will test that one first. Thanks for stopping by, it was a lovely surprise :)

  • Britanie

    I need these! BEAUTIFUL.

    xo
    Britanie
    http://beautybybritanie.com

    • http://genuineglow.com/ Lilly

      They really are, and they offer many gorgeous shades. Thank you for your comment love! x

  • Ashley

    I haven’t tried any Afterglow products but I have used Red Apple Lipstick’s pressed mineral eyeshadows and I love them! Great color pay off and when mixed with thier Rallye balm it makes a cream like shadow or gel like liner.

    • http://genuineglow.com/ Lilly

      Hi Ashley, I have never tried any Red Apple Lipstick’s products, but I plan on doing it in the future. Thank you for your suggestion! xx

  • Kasey

    These look great! Do you know if they would fit into a Z-Palette or something similar?

    • http://genuineglow.com/ Lilly

      Hi Kasey! Such a great idea! I haven’t tried it yet, but now I will! The refills for these shadows come in single thin metal pans, so I believe they would fit great in a Z-Palette. I just ordered one for myself, so I will let you know how it works!

      Thaks so much for your comment and your suggestion :)

    • http://genuineglow.com/ Lilly

      Kasey, I literally just received my Z-Palette and YES, the refills fit perfectly in it. I did not even need to apply the stickers behind the shadows because the refills are in metal. Thanks so much for the suggestion, I am going to order some Afterglow eye shadow refills for my Z-Palette right away! :)

      • Kasey Michelle

        So glad that worked out! I have been looking for more natural, pressed eyeshadows that would fit into a palette. I definitely want to try these out! Have you heard of Red Apple Lipstick? I just discovered that they carry a variety of pressed eyeshadows that fit into Z-Palettes and have natural ingredients. They even have an option to buy a pre-filled Z-Palette or just buy separate eyeshadow refills. Another option for you to try!

        I just love reading your blog! :)
        Would love if you check out mine: http://pleinvanity.wordpress.com

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