REVIEW: Pure Anada Luminous Loose Eyeshadows

by - April 20, 2017

For the third day of Earth Week, where I'm focusing on natural, organic, and environmentally friendly beauty products, I wanted to feature some makeup. While there are a lot of options for natural skin and body care products, I think it can be a little bit harder to find natural makeup products. I've had these Pure Anada Luminous Loose Powder Eyeshadows in my collection for a while and I've been wanting to write about them, so now seemed like the perfect time!

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I picked these up last fall at a local artisan fair that featured a lot of local and independent sellers. I'd actually been wanting to try Pure Anada products for a while, as I love to support local and so many of the products looked really beautiful, but I finally grabbed these because I was firmly in a stage of really enjoying loose eyeshadows and all four of these shades just really jumped out at me.

The way that I personally like to use loose eyeshadows is in a soft wash over a sticky base, like the MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pots or the Maybelline Color Tattoos. I think the cream base really gives the powder something to stick to, since it doesn't have any binders in it, and adds a nice pop of luminosity to the inner 2/3 of the lid. I find that if I want to really pack some intensity into these shades, they look  beautiful if you wet your brush before you apply them. For me, that really makes these versatile products to reach for.

Pure Anada Luminous Loose Powder Eyeshadow in Champagne
This shade is described as a shimmering light nude, and that's pretty much bang on. This has a light, slightly peachy beige base with white shimmers through it and gives a subtle pop of light to the lid. My favorite way to use this is paired with a warm taupe cream base that I've applied all over the lid and blended up into the crease. I pack this over the lid with a flat brush and it blends to give a really soft, wearable every day look. This is particularly a look that I gravitate towards in the summer. 

Pure Anada Luminous Loose Powder Eyeshadow in Cedar Rose
This shade is a midtoned rosy brown with very fine golden microshimmers in it that gives a finish that's more satin than it is shimmery. Unfortunately, I think this shade has been discontinued because I can't find it on their website, which is a real shame because this is another one that I reach for often. I actually really like to use this for a soft, natural one shadow look. I start with the MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly all over the lid and then apply this with a flat brush all over the lid and up into the crease and I absolutely love the look. 

Pure Anada Luminous Loose Powder Eyeshadow in Ornate
This shade is a stunner! It's a golden olive base that's just packed with gold shimmers to give this a really vibrant look on the lid. Unfortunately, this one also seems to be discontinued - and I'd basically be willing to start a petition for them to bring it back. For me, this is a perfect eyeshadow for a night out smoky eye. I start with warm, matte brown crease shades and then pack this onto the lid wet for a really beautiful punch and then deepen up the outer V with a deep matte brown and the lid is just stunning. 

Pure Anada Luminous Loose Powder Eyeshadow in Marsala
This shade is another stunner. It's described as a shimmering burgundy, which is acurrate, but somehow doesn't do it justice. For me, this is a bold, warm berry shade with a gorgeous golden sheen. While it's not the shade I reach for the most, it's definitely my favorite of the four because it's so beautiful. This is the kind of shade that I'm going to reach for in the fall when I want to go for those deeper, vampier eye looks, packed onto the lid for a cranberry smoky eye look. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!

The texture of all of these powders is really soft and fine, so when applied dry (as they are in the swatches) these can give you a really soft wash over the lid. I definitely prefer to use these wet, just because I like a punchier eye look, and I feel completely comfortable using them with a wet brush because they're loose and I don't have to worry about hard pan. Just a quick spritz of mineral water on my brush and these pack on like a dream and wear really well throughout the day.  

I have to say, you guys, I really really love these powders and have every intention of picking up some more. There are 20 shades in the Luminous range as well as another 16 shades in their matte formula, which I've yet to try, so I really feel like there's a great selection to build a collection. 

If you're interested in checking out Pure Anada products, they are available on their website: The Pure Boutique! They have a wide range of makeup, as well as skin care and bath & body products! Check them out!

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