Elizabeth Grant cosmetics and skincare aren’t as well known in the United States as they are in Canada. On Beauty Info Zone we’ve had the opportunity to review some products from Elizabeth Grant. Some of her products are sold at Dermstore but I don’t think most US residents are aware of that. Canada, on the other hand, knows how great the line is and how lucky they are to have a woman who not only has a cruelty free brand but also one that gives back. Here’s a part of her story:
Elizabeth Grant has always believed in giving back.
EG Cares is Elizabeth Grant’s Charitable Fund established to help support diverse charitable groups – meeting their requests with donations of money and/or product.
Originally developed to help heal Elizabeth’s own severely damaged skin, the Company’s exclusive moisturizing compound, Torricelumn™, revealed many therapeutic benefits. Nearly every Elizabeth Grant product contains Torricelumn™ and other active ingredients powerful enough to heal skin damaged by disease, the environment and aging. For this reason, EG Cares has developed many charitable partnerships with organizations that assist women recovering from Cancer and other diseases that severely impact the skin. Helping women’s skin heal along with their bodies gives them the confidence they need to face the world anew.
This is my first review of a true cosmetic product from Elizabeth Grant and I thoroughly enjoy it. Of course it meets two of my favorite criteria: it’s an eyeshadow palette and it’s in the brown/taupe family. So they sort of had me right from the start. But they still had to prove that the shadows would be ones I’d love to wear over and over and be proud to review. The palette I have is called Shades of Safari and it’s very aptly named. I have relatives who’ve been on safaris and they’ve been told to wear earth tones. They need to blend in with the surroundings when there.
There are two eyeshadow kits in the Beautiful Colors range – Shades of Safari which contains neutral to warm shades of earth toned shadows as well as Shades of Romance which contains the pinks and purples you associate with romance.
The four shades are all you need to create several eye looks. These all have a satiny finish with a radiance to the colors. They are incredibly soft to the touch yet they aren’t powdery. The palette contains a vanilla shadow, peach, caramel and milk chocolate. (Boy that sounds delicious!) They blend beautifully, merging with each other to create a smooth look.
The palette itself is a great one to use since it has a pop-up mirror that’s actually quite handy. But I had a heck of a time figuring out how to open it. I felt so silly struggling with it and then, like magic, it was open. You have to press the back of the palette top down, then the mirror pops up and the 4 beautiful shades appear. While it comes with a small flocked applicator I wouldn’t count on it to apply the shadows. Instead use an eyeshadow primer and a good eyeshadow brush for beautiful eyes using a lovely compact. — Marcia