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Shade of the Week – Peach

Peach is the medium shade in our coral shimmer collection of multi-purpose colors.

 

Peach is a warm color that can be used in a variety of ways. It can be used as eye shadow, cheek color and lip color, as well as for special effects. Peach can be used for a wide variety of makeup applications and may be used wet or dry.

 

 

 

As an herbalist, I have named all my mineral make-up shades and colors with plant names. Peach is named after the beautiful blossoms of the Peach tree:

Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita, Università di Trieste – Progetto Dryades – Picture by Andrea Moro – Comune di Padova, Orto Botanico., PD, Veneto, Italia, – Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share-Alike 3.0 License

 

 

Here is a gorgeous example of how to combine Peach with lip balm for a beautiful natural lip color effect!

Photo by Manon Sund-Kusters, Make-Up by Vanessa Nixon Klein

 

For more tips and tricks applying Peach Natural Color, see our Mineral Makeup Application Tips article.

 

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Shade of the Week – Oakmoss

Oakmoss is the darkest shade in our grey matte collection of multi-purpose colors.

 

Oakmoss is a cool color that can be used on the eyes in a variety of ways. It can be used as eye shadow, eyeliner and brow liner, as well as for special effects. Oakmoss can be used for a wide variety of makeup applications and may be used wet or dry.

 

 

 

As an herbalist, I have named all my mineral make-up shades and colors with plant names. Oakmoss is named after this lichen:

 

 

Here is a gorgeous example of how to combine Oakmoss, as an eyeliner, with other colors for a beautiful natural effect!

Photo and look by Make-up Artist, Christie Jean. You can see more of her work here.

 

For more tips and tricks applying Oakmoss Natural Color, see our Mineral Makeup Application Tips article.

 

 

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Shade of the Week – Oatstraw

Oastraw is the lightest shade in our taupe shimmer collection of multi-purpose colors.

 

Oatstraw is a neutral color that can be used just about anywhere as eye highlight, eye shadow, cheek highlight, lip highlight, or body shimmer. Oatstraw can be used for a wide variety of makeup applications. This versatile color may be used wet or dry as eyeshadow, cheek or lip color.

 

 

 

 

As an herbalist, I have named all my mineral make-up shades and colors with plant names. Oatstraw is named after the Oat plant:

 

 

Here is a gorgeous example of how to combine Oatstraw with other colors for a beautiful natural effect!

Photo and look by Make-up Artist, Christie Jean. You can see more of her work here.

 

For more tips and tricks applying Nightshade Natural Color, see our Mineral Makeup Application Tips article.

 

 

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Shade of the Week – Nightshade

Nightshade is the darkest shade in our neutral matte collection of multi-purpose colors.

 

Nightshade is a neutral, intense, concentrated soft black and may be applied and combined in layers for different effects. Nightshade can be used for a wide variety of makeup applications. This versatile color may be used wet or dry as eyeshadow, eyeliner or brow liner.

 

 

As an herbalist, I have named all my mineral make-up shades and colors with plant names. Nightshade is named after the Bittersweet Nightshade plant:

 

 

Here is a gorgeous example of how to combine Nightshade with other colors for a beautiful natural effect!

Photo and look by Make-up Artist, Christie Jean. You can see more of her work here.

 

For more tips and tricks applying Nightshade Natural Color, see our Mineral Makeup Application Tips article.

 

 

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Tools for your Make-up Kit

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Did you know that not all make-up brushes are created equally? Did you know that the quality of your make-up brush affects the end result of your make-up application?

In order to give your look the natural, smooth finish you want and the ease of application your are looking for, it is essential to use a superior quality make-up brush. I spent much time and energy researching brushes and brush manufacturers before settling on the make-up brushes I carry.

I am proud to say that the brushes I carry are made by a very conscious, aware company. I carry 2 categories of brushes – one set or those of you looking to only use all natural products and another for those of you looking for vegan products.

Our all natural hair brushes are the highest quality. These brush hairs are not machine cut, they are hand shaped to preserve the natural tip. The brush hairs are carefully selected and processed. ­ No animal is ever hurt or destroyed for the purpose of making these brushes!

Our vegan brushes are made of taklon and and are perfect for applying mineral make-up efficiently and effectively. And, they are oh, so soft!

All of our brushes have smooth hardwood handles and the manufacturers participate in reforestation programs and never use endangered species of wood.

You can see all our brushes here.

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Herbs of Grace Natural Look Mineral Make-Up How To Series – Part 5

In this next installment of our series starring L.A. based Makeup Artist, Jenny Karl, using Natural Look Mineral Make-Up, we explore some techniques for applying eye shadow with loose powder mineral make-up.

 

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