Cargo Plantlove eyeshadow ($20, Sephora) is proof that “green” beauty is not merely eco-chic. It’s eco-fabulous.
Even if I didn’t know that this eyeshadow was organic, I really wouldn’t care. Plantlove eyeshadow is, for the most part, silky, deeply pigmented and highly blendable.
My top pick out of the collection is Dove, a sexy and utterly wearable shade of neutral deep blue gray that performs beautifully as both an understated liner by day and a dramatic, lid-to-crease, smoked-out eyeshadow by night.
The slight drawback to this shadow is that it lasts for about four to five hours before disappearing. If you want it to last all day, you’ll almost certainly need the help of a good primer.
Another thing to watch out for is that the lighter shades tend to be less refined than their darker counterparts. I found that shades like Marigold (a peachy gold) and Thyme (a greenish gold) were not as richly pigmented as the darker shades and were a bit too sheer and sparkly for my taste.
If you’re shopping the light-colored shades in this line, just be sure to try before you buy.
Other than than that, I still highly recommend Plantlove eyeshadow.
Have you tried Plantlove eyeshadow yet? What do you think of it?