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5 Best Natural Eyeshadows for Older Women

By Sandra Roussy October 23, 2021 Makeup and Fashion

Some of us wear eyeshadow only on special occasions and others wear it practically every day. No matter how often or how seldom you wear it, you probably have a palette or two in your makeup bag.

I’m more the special occasion type, but I always like to have a nice palette with natural-looking shades ready to use for when the time comes when I want to dress up my eyes and add a dramatic effect.

Brands are starting to look into providing products with fewer chemicals and toxic ingredients. This comes from the high demand that we, as consumers, are putting on these companies. If you’re like me, as I get older I want to know what I’m putting on my skin, in my body, and in the environment. I also find it important to know if the company does any animal testing.

New beauty brands are coming onto the market marketing their products 100% natural, Certified Organic, or vegan. It’s never been easier to be kind to our skin, to animals, and to the environment.

We’ve rounded up our favorite natural eyeshadow palettes that are perfect for older women.

What to Look for in a Natural Eye Shadow

These are some of the words to look for when looking for your natural eyeshadow to add to your makeup bag.

  • 100% Natural
  • Certified Organic
  • Mineral Based
  • Non-Toxic
  • Preservative Free
  • GMO-Free
  • Non-Comedogenic
  • No Parabens
  • Silicone-Free
  • Talc-Free
  • No Phthalates
  • Cruelty-Free
  • Free of Synthetic Dyes
  • No Synthetic Fragrances
  • Gluten-Free
  • Vegan
  • Eco or Recycled Packaging
  • EWG Verified

Best Natural Eyeshadows for Older Women

W3LL People Nudist Eyeshadow Palette

W3LL People Nudist Eyeshadow Palette

This company was created by a trio of like-minded people who wanted to develop makeup products that didn’t contain any chemicals and harmful toxins and that also were eco-friendly. They created W3LL People!

This is their plant-powered powder eyeshadow palette that includes five long-wear matte and shimmer shades. Some of the ingredients include Grapeseed Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, and Rice Starch.

It’s dermatologist-developed, vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free.

Pros

Highly pigmented

Affordable

Talc Free

EWG Verified

Cons

Only one palette to choose from

Ere Perez Chamomile Eye Palette

Ere Perez Chamomile Eye Palette

This eyeshadow palette from Ere Perez features 6 unique shades of flattering colors for day and night. This palette has 3 matte and 3 shimmer shades for a touch of shine.

Made with calming ingredients including chamomile that is good for use on sensitive eyes which may help soothe the delicate skin of the eye area.

Pros

4 Palettes available

Cruelty-free

Vegan

Cons

On the pricier side

Antonym Cosmetics To the Moon and Black Eyeshadow Quattro

Antonym Cosmetics To the Moon and Black Eyeshadow Quattro

The ingredients in Antonym Cosmetics eyeshadow palette are 99.64% of natural origin and 11.12% of the total ingredients are from organic farming.

The long-lasting, smooth, and silky formula eyeshadow is created with light accentuating pigments to highlight your eyes perfectly.

Pros

Highly pigmented shades

Cruelty-free

Cons

Only 2 palettes to choose from

The Organic Skin Co. Refillable Pods

The Organic Skin Co. Refillable Pods

Refillable pods are a sustainable way to purchase your eyeshadow combinations. Choose your 4 pods or 8 pods combos.

These 100% natural cream eyeshadows are made with skin-replenishing ingredients like organic castor seed oil, calendula, rosemary and pomegranate.

Pros

100% Natural

Cruelty-Free

Customizable

Cons

On the pricier side

ILIA The Necessary Eyeshadow Palette

ILIA The Necessary Eyeshadow Palette

Natural cosmetics brand ILIA has this 6 pan, talc-free, and cleanly formulated powdered eyeshadow palettes that have a buttery texture that allows for a smooth application.

The formula in these eyeshadows delivers high pigment and blends easily to a soft, wash of color. Each of their palettes comes with an assortment of matte, satin, and metallic finishes to achieve all the looks you want.

Contains vitamin E, Jojoba seed oil, and Honeysuckle Flower Extract for soothing nourishment.

Pros

Vegan

Cruelty-Free

Talc-free

Cons

Offered in only 2 palettes

On the pricier side

Do you use natural eyeshadows? Will you be purchasing one on our list? Is your favorite natural eyeshadow not on our list? Let us know in the comments below.

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The Author

Sandra is the middle-aged woman you hear about who sheds everything she owns and sets out into the world to rediscover and redefine herself. After more than twenty years spent in the fashion industry designing collections for brands such as La Senza, Victoria’s Secret, and JACOB Lingerie, she shifted her path and pursued her longtime passion for writing, traveling, and photography. Sandra was published in the NY Times best selling book Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It. A deeply personal essay hand-picked by Elizabeth Gilbert about loss, facing fears, and going after dreams. Visit her website: www.sandraroussy.com

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