When it comes to all-natural eyeshadow, the 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Satin Eyeshadows are a favorite of mine. In addition to their amazing ingredients profile, they also provide hours of wear and a gorgeous sheen and color, making them stand outs in the green beauty world. Today we’re going to take a look at three shades from their collection, including Barbados, Maldives, and one new shade, Java.
100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Satin Eyeshadows
The 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Satin Eyeshadows come in a cream formula and settle to a powder finish once on the lids. They are inspired by tropical islands (hence the names!) and are formulated with all-natural ingredients like nutrient-rich butters, fruit extracts, antioxidants, and herbs (with avocado butter, rosehip oil, and rice starch at the top of the ingredient lists). Together, they work to nourish and moisturize the eye area as you wear them.
The colors are created using pigments from antioxidant rich fruits and vegetables, and they feature a range of neutrals, including mostly nudes, taupes, browns, and mauves, many with added shimmer. They come housed in small frosted glass jars with black screw top lids.
How to Use
According to 100% Pure’s website, you can apply with your fingertips or a brush. Blend and build until you reach the desired color payoff.
These shadows can also be applied underneath powdered eyeshadow for more long-lasting, vibrant color.
100% Pure Barbados Satin Eyeshadow* is a medium golden brown. This shade works great as a natural crease color, or all over the lid for a sultry look.
100% Pure Java Satin Eyeshadow* is a light peachy-brown with whole lot of shimmer. I often wear Java all over the lid for a gorgeous and effortless sheen.
100% Pure Maldives Satin Eyeshadow is a pale sparkling champagne with gold pearl. My favorite way to wear Maldives is as an all-over-lid color for an eye-brightening effect and as a pretty contrast to a black eyeliner. Maldives also makes a gorgeous inner corner highlight. (Unfortunately, this shade has been discontinued. The closest shade available would be probably be Aruba.)
From left to right: Maldives, Java, Barbados
100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Satin Eyeshadow Review
The 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Satin Eyeshadows have excellent pigmentation straight out of their pots – even the lighter shades (like Maldives) are surprisingly pigment-rich. They do however start to sheer out slightly as you apply them, which is great for softer looks, however you can also build them up for more opaque coverage.
The formula has a smooth, satiny feel that’s the perfect consistency – it’s a sort of cross between a cream and a powder which makes them very easy to work with and blend out. I find that they apply beautifully using just your fingers. The extra warmth really helps to spread them out seamlessly and effortlessly, even in the crease area. The pots are fairly small, so if you have longer nails, you may want to use a brush or mini beauty spatula to get the product out, then use your fingers from there (or a brush, if you prefer).
One thing to be aware of is that there will always be some creasing, but that’s typical of all-natural cream eyeshadows. Considering their bases are oils and butters, they tend to act as moisturizers first, shadows second, and are rarely crease-proof. With this in mind, 100% Pure did a great job at minimizing it by adding absorbent ingredients like rice starch. (I actually prefer 100% Pure shadows over my RMS Beauty’s eye polishes, which crease like crazy and literally melt off the lids after just a few hours.)
Other than the minimal creasing, the 100% Pure shadows last all day on me. I have somewhat oily lids, and fortunately the creasing stops at the very inner fold of the lid, while the shadow stays put everywhere else. (I’m personally not bothered by the creasing enough to add an extra step to my routine, however, if it bothers you, you can always apply primer beforehand, or powder over top.)
Here I’m wearing Maldives on the inner 1/3 of the lid, Java on the outer 2/3 of the lid, and Barbados in the crease.
Applied over slightly oily eye lids. (Gives you an idea of the amount of creasing to expect.)
Overall, if you’re a fan of both natural formulas and natural looks, the 100% Pure Satin Eyeshadows really hit both marks. They offer a range of beautiful neutrals and barely-there shades, plus they’re basically fool-proof thanks to their creamy, blendable formula. And compared to other all-natural cream shadows, creasing is minimal (and can be easily resolved with a quick swipe of the pinky finger to smooth out).
100% Pure Satin Eyeshadows are $23 USD and available on their website here.
Have you tried 100% Pure’s beauty products? Do you prefer cream eyeshadows or powders?
*PR sample – all thoughts expressed are my own and true to my personal experience, as always