REVIEW | Afterglow Cosmetics Organic Infused Eco Pressed Eye Shadow

Afterglow Cosmetics Organic Infused Eco Pressed Eye Shadow Review


$21 ($17 – refill)  /   0.08oz / 2.5g


Organic Infused Eco Eye Shadows come in a variety of dynamic shades. These warm neutrals, glamorous jewel tones, and brilliant metallics work with all skin tones to subtly highlight the eye, and can be applied wet or dry. So mix and match to create a look that highlights your natural beauty. The formula, comprised of 65% USDA certified organic botanicals, includes Organic Acai Berry and Organic Goji Berry. These antioxidant and vitamin-rich fruits are known for their ability to protect cells from free radical damage while keeping skin well moisturized. What’s more? This superior formula offers long lasting color. So eyes stay perfect, allowing you to be your gorgeous self! Finished with your favorite shade? Simply order a refill and reduce your waste! Long-wearing natural pigments illuminate any eye shade without creasing or settling. Excellent for sensitive eyes. Infused with antioxidant-rich Organic Açaí Berry and Organic Goji Berry. 100% natural formula with 65% certified organic botanicals. No parabens, nanos, bismuth oxychloride, synthetic dyes or gluten. The first and only Certified Gluten-Free makeup.


Manihot esculenta (organic tapioca) starch*, zea mays (organic corn) starch*, mica, zinc stearate, ricinus communis (organic castor) seed oil*, vitis vinifera (organic grape) seed oil*, punica granatum (organic pomegranate) seed oil*, euterpe oleracea (organic acai) berry*, lycium chinense (organic goji) berry*,hydrogenated glyceryl abietate, tocopherol (gluten free vitamin E), thymus vulgaris (organic thyme) oil*, rosmarinus officinalis (organic rosemary) oil*; May contain +/-: titanium dioxide (77891), iron oxide (77491, 77492, 77499), chromium oxide green, ultramarines. *certified organic


Mini compact with a mirror inside the flip cap.


Sooth + satiny


  • Pressed eye shadows with really great ingredients. Yay!
  • Gluten-free.
  • Highly-pigmented.
  • Fab texture.
  • They have refills!


  • No window on the cap – so you can’t tell what colors are inside each one without opening them.
  • The colors are all a little muted.
  • Pricey!

Final Thoughts

I found about Afterglow when I first made the switch to naturals, a few years back. At the time – they really only offered loose powder cosmetics. I’d always heard good things about this company, so when I found out they had pressed eye shadows – I just had to try them! All are highly pigmented + have a smooth, buttery texture – so they blend easily, unlike many naturals I’ve tried. I apply these over concealer for the best, buildable coverage + have never had an issues with them creasing. The amount I need usually depends on the shade. I tend to have to really layer on the lighter colors to get them to show up on my skin-tone (a common issue I’ve found with naturals) + use much less of the darker shades to achieve the look I’m going for. I have the following shades Feather, Gild, Icon, Terracotta, Stencil, + Mosaic. One peeve I had was the packaging. I absolutely love the way it looks, but it wasn’t practical for me. I don’t see a need for the mirrors + would have preferred a clear window so I could see the color inside, without having to open every single one. This can be a huge time-killer when I’m in a hurry, especially if you have a lot of them like I do! I’m also definitely much more of a satin / matte girl, so I wish they offered a few more of these without the shimmer, but I’d definitely buy these again! Also adore the fact that they offer refills! Yay! Thanks Kristin + Afterglow!

Buy it at  AfterglowCosmetics.com


Have you ever tried these? What are your thoughts?
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  • Reply
    July 17, 2013 at 3:01 am

    Which pressed eyeshadow color(s) is a must-have? I have been eyeing these myself and tend to gravitate towards matte shades as well.


    • Reply
      July 17, 2013 at 3:05 am

      Hey Joana!

      Depends on the colors you’re looking for.
      If I had to pick, I probably like Feather + Stencil the best – out of the ones I got.

      Danielle :)

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