|Cappuccino Eyeshadow Duo - Xenca - £11.95*|
After thinking I'd go for one of the other Pefection Eyeshadow Duos, 'Mink' I soon changed my mind when Cappuccino was passed around to swatch. I fell in love with the peachy pink shade in particular, which has a subtle, warm golden shimmer running through it. I love eyeshadow duos like this because they are so versatile. You can wear the shades alone, blended together or have the pink shade as the base and run the brown through the crease. So many options!
Not only is Cappuccino a beautiful eyeshadow duo with great wear time, but it is also made from completely organic ingredients, which you can find a list of here. Xenca is a cruelty free brand that strives to create natural, effective and sensibly priced products that are kind to the body. As someone with fairly sensitive eyelids, I am pleased to say that I've not had any reactions from using this product.
Suzie really made me think during her presentation at the event, as it's so easy to forget that all of the products you put on your skin are being absorbed into the bloodstream and it's quite scary when you think about it! At least with Xenca's beauty and skincare products, you can have the peace of mind that they're not doing any harm.
Something else that makes Xenca's makeup products so unique is the fact they come in recyclable cardboard packaging. I really like this idea, however you do need to be a little more careful than usual, to ensure the lid doesn't fall off the eyeshadow.
If you are interested in using more natural and organic beauty and skincare products or simply want to support a British beauty brand, I highly recommend having a browse of the Xenca website and trying a few of their products out. I think my next purchase will have to be the lipgloss I had my eye on at the event - it was so pretty!
Have you tried anything from Xenca?
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*Sample received at blogger event.