Note: This product was generously sponsored by Āether Beauty.
Being an environmentally conscious makeup lover is a huge task these days due to the lack of usage of sustainable materials in the manufacturing of cosmetic products. Well, fret no longer because Āether Beauty’s Rose Quartz Crystal Gemstone Palette is here to save your dilemma!
This eye shadow palette is vegan and cruelty-free which means that there are no animal-derived products used in the making of the palette. On top of that, it is made out of clean ingredients which means that they use natural ingredients and non-toxic synthetic ingredients combined with plants and it has sustainable packaging. The packaging was made using Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified paper and soy ink was used in the printing process. It is a completely zero-waste eye shadow palette and once you’ve hit pan, you could recycle the whole product except for the elastic band. The brand suggests that the elastic band could be used as a hair tie. The brand literally removed everything that is non-recyclable in a conventional eye shadow palette such as mirrors and magnets. At first, it was quite saddening that there would be no mirror in the palette but after scouring the Internet, I found out that mirror glass is actually not recyclable. It was then I realized that this brand is definitely doing its part to help save Mother Nature and it’s an outstanding initiative by Tiila Abitt, the founder of Āether Beauty.
Well, for those of you who are curious about the quality of the product, worry not! This palette comes in 12 amazing day-to-night shades perfect for a whole day of makeup on-the-go. Here’s a swatch of the Rose Quartz Crystal Gemstone Palette.
These shades come in ultra-matte, shimmer, duo-chrome and metallic finishes. I’ve tried this product for 3 days straight and the results were amazing. The eye shadows were extremely gentle on my skin and all I needed was just one swipe of my brush to achieve a glam look. According to Āether Beauty, the eye shadows have been formulated with organic coconut oil and organic Shea butter to accomplish that smooth, buttery texture. Apart from that, there was no redness on my eyelids and unlike some products which would irritate my skin after a prolonged use, this Rose Quartz Crystal Gemstone Palette is extremely safe to use as it has been infused with rose quartz gemstone powder to not only reduce the appearance of redness but also to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. So, if you have sensitive skin and are worried about the prospect of trying out a new product, this eye shadow palette is a worthy buy. The rose quartz gemstone powder gives an illuminating look to my eyes due to its light-reflective properties. Added with organic rose hip oil, this eye shadow palette is a splendid choice for a glowing and glamorous look. Removing the product after a long day of use is quite effortless too. In conclusion, the product is definitely suitable for women of all skin types and colours.
At just $58.00, this is a huge bargain as you would be paying almost the same price as a normal, conventional eye shadow palette. But here’s a note-worthy point; 10% of the proceeds of the sale of each Rose Quartz Crystal Gemstone Palette go to The Water Project which provides clean, safe and reliable water and sanitation solutions across sub-Saharan Africa, one village at a time. Isn’t this a great way to give back to society and to Mother Nature?
In a nutshell, Āether Beauty had definitely proven to the world that you could be eco-friendly and look stunning all at the same time. Kudos to the Āether Beauty team and I would like to wish a heartfelt thanks to Tiila Abitt for making this world a better place.
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