ZuZu Luxe Plume Palette brings a new dimension to my eyes while Sandstorm is a treat for my lips

Zuzu Luxe and Gabriel Cosmetics are the right and left hand of the same company. They are both gluten free, vegan, and organic cosmetic companies. These are brands not to be missed.

Zuzu Luxe Plume Palette
Zuzu Luxe Plume Palette

When I received the Zuzu Luxe Plume Palette I was actually a little disappointed. The colors looked drab in the package so I wasn’t expecting much. Once I swatched it through my mind started to change. When I wore it for the first time my mouth just about dropped open. What I see in the palette comes to life on my eyes and seems like a total different being.

Zuzu Luxe Plume Palette opened
Zuzu Luxe Plume Palette opened

Plume is part of the Volcanique Collection which consists of 4 new eyeshadow palettes ($27.50 each) and 2 new lipsticks ($19.10). Plume is described as “metallic shine for the discrete smokey eye” and that tells a lot about these shadows. There is no glitter at all in this palette and the colors are slightly metallic but not glaringly so. The 4 shades are a light creamy skintone with a sheen, a fabulous smokey light grayish lavender, a gray taupe, and charcoal. I love the second shade, the purple one, because it gives a unique touch to Plume. It’s become my favorite purple shadow. It’s not a pastel but it’s not a bright either. It has a heathered look to it that I feel is appropriate for any age.

Zuzu Luxe Plume Palette
Zuzu Luxe Plume Palette

The shadows are silky smooth and wear beautifully without fading (over an eyeshadow primer).


Zuzu Luxe lipstick
Zuzu Luxe lipstick

The other product I was sent is Zuzu’s new Sandstorm Lipstick which is a total Marcia kind of lipstick. While a nude lipstick isn’t for everyone, it’s what I’m most comfortable wearing.

Zuzu Luxe Sandstorm Lipstick
Zuzu Luxe Sandstorm Lipstick

The description “ZuZu Luxe Sandstorm lipstick is a soft topaz with a delicate transparency and subtle radiance to bring out your smoldering beauty” is not what I would of thought of but their words are better than mine.

Zuzu Luxe Sandstorm
Zuzu Luxe Sandstorm

This lipstick is quite adaptable as it looks different depending on what you use with it. I often am in a hurry and just apply the lipstick without a liner and it looks quite nude that way. But when I get serious and use a liner, Sandstorm will take on a new hue depending on the depth of the liner. I’ve worn it with Chanel Nude for a more browned tone, with Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk for a warm tone and with a cool toned liner from IT Cosmetics. All work, all make the lipstick more than “just” a nude.

Zuzu Sandstorm (from website)
Zuzu Sandstorm (from website)

What I love about the lipstick is that it’s very hydrating. It’s a satin cream texture that doesn’t give me that dry lip look or show my many lines. While a shade this light isn’t for everyone, it’s totally my jam.

KEY INGREDIENTS & PROPERTIES  Jojoba Oil (hydrating, hypoallergenic and long-lasting properties), Aloe Vera (protects the lips from being chapped/dry and has been found to be effective against UV rays.) and Bisabolol (soothing anti-inflammatory properties as well as anti-bacterial action) seal in moisture and protect lips from environmental aggression.

I often hear questions asking about products that are safe for sensitive eyes and I feel that Gabriel and Zuzu Luxe have the answer to these questions. With pure organic ingredients that are safe to use, you really need to investigate the line. Gabriel and Zuzu are sold at health food/organic stores like Whole Food. Online right now, if you spend $25 you’ll receive a bonus of their HOPE lipstick.

ZuZu Luxe Hope lipstick
ZuZu Luxe Hope lipstick

Don’t miss out on this great bonus and wonderful cosmetic lines. — Marcia

*sent for consideration




  1. shaunie | 29th Oct 15

    I would have to say the colors look so bright, love the blues

  2. [email protected] | 30th Oct 15

    I have a smokey matte palette from Gabriel Cosmetics that doesn’t look ‘bright” in the pans but is beautiful on. I’ll bet these are quite similar. I have the Zuzu Luxe palette for Holiday 2014 and it is gorgeous. I love the look of that lippie. The shade is so unique!

  3. Lola Seicento | 30th Oct 15

    This is a gorgeous palette for cool-toned girls! I think I need that, and that gorgeous nude lipstick looks like a must-have for me!

  4. Brooke @ Blushing Noir | 30th Oct 15

    WOW those did swatch better than expected! They’re pretty!

  5. Cindy (Prime Beauty) | 30th Oct 15

    I love the look of that lipstick!

  6. Kath TheFabZilla | 31st Oct 15

    I want to try that lipstick. It looks nice for daytime wear

  7. Renu | 31st Oct 15

    That lipstick is very pretty! It would pair will with a soft smoky eye.

  8. Alina | 31st Oct 15

    Love all the colors! Gorgeous!

  9. Sean | 31st Oct 15

    Am in total love with the PLUME colors!

  10. Natalie Brown | 31st Oct 15

    I too thought these shades look kind of drab but, wow, they really swatched nicely! This is a pretty lipstick too. Thanks for the review. 🙂

  11. Eugenia | 31st Oct 15

    OOO that lipstick looks like something I would wear!!

  12. Anastasia | 31st Oct 15

    That lipstick color is amazing – i love soft nudes like these!

  13. Miranda Mendoza | 31st Oct 15

    What a perfect smoky eye palette!

  14. Lisa Heath | 31st Oct 15

    Love that lip color! The palette looks really nice too!

  15. Honeygirlk | 31st Oct 15

    I have never heard of this brand before… but that lipstick shade looks like a fab one for every day use.

  16. Bailey | 31st Oct 15

    This brand is new to me, but I am majorly in love with the lipstick shade!

  17. Jamie | 1st Nov 15

    Loving that palette!

  18. [email protected] | 1st Nov 15

    Ooooo I like that lipstick

  19. Kristina | The Feminine Files | 1st Nov 15

    Both of these products look so nice. And you are right, the shadows look much prettier swatched than they do just sitting in the pan!

  20. Kendra | 2nd Nov 15

    I love the lipstick! Gorgeous

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