Honeybee Gardens Review
Honeybee Gardens was created in 1995 by author and herbalist Melissa J. Buckley. Years of herbal study prompted Ms. Buckley to create natural personal care products for her and her family. What began as kitchen cosmetics soon turned into a profitable enterprise. You will find our products in health food stores, pharmacies, on-line stores, herb shops, specialty and gift stores worldwide.
Honeybee Gardens products are created entirely of natural materials. You can actually pronounce our ingredients! We reuse and recycle as much as possible and, perhaps most importantly, we DO NOT test ANY of our products on animals, and are PETA certified. All of our products have also been reviewed by the Environmental Working Group, and all have a score of 2 or lower. We are also Feingold certified.
Since 1995, Honeybee Gardens, Inc. has operated under one simple concept, “Create pure, all-natural bath and body care products made from only the finest organic ingredients, offer them at a reasonable price, and treat every customer like a friend.”
I received these amazing cosmetic products to try and I couldn’t be happier with what I received! The above & below “Party Girl” Palette is SO my style! I love all things vintage/retro and of course BRIGHT! This palette is SUPER cute and a very nice quality! I love these absolutely stunning colors and have had a blast playing around with different color combinations! These shadows are nicely pigmented, but for me I found that I got a much brighter richer color if I applied a primer to begin with. ( See the bottom of this post for color samples ) I am in love with this color collection and cannot wait to try their other beautiful eye shadows and palettes! I love when I find natural cosmetic brands and Honeybee Gardens was a definite find! I love them!
Party girls never take life too seriously. Life’s a beach, so celebrate in bold, trendy style. This pigment-rich palette of vivid shades will turn any shrinking violet into a ravishing beauty. Bee the life of the party!
This four shade collection comes in a recyclable, magnetic palette and includes a dual end sponge/brush bamboo applicator which is eco-friendly and cruelty free.
Colors: Velour (matte plum), Mojito (matte green), Cupcake (matte pink), Shipwreck (matte blue)
Net Wt. 4 shadows at 1.3 g/0.045 oz each
Mica, Kaolin, Boron Nitride, Magnesium Carbonate, Zinc Stearate, Squalane, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Anthemis Nobilis (Roman Chamomile) Flower Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Ultramarines, Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Carmine, Tin Oxide, Silica.
I am in love with this Pressed Mineral Powder, it goes on super silky and nice and the color I chose fits my face so perfectly! It has no offensive odor ( I find other brands often do ), looks sheer and fabulous while giving me great coverage without looking thick or caked on. I love using a light layer before heading out to even out my skin tone but still looking fresh faced!
Introducing the NEW Pressed Mineral Powder Foundation. So versatile, you’ll never know how you functioned without it!
– Talc free, paraben free, fragrance free, oil free
– Evens out skin tone leaving a natural, silky finish
– with soothing vitamin E and gentle botanical extracts to calm skin
– adjustable even coverage; never heavy or cakey
– can be worn over foundation or directly on bare skin for a radiant finish
– refines complexion and reduces shine
– use with our eco-friendly compact and help save the planet
– use with cotton puff or kabuki brush to customize your finish
PLEASE NOTE: This is the pan of pressed powder only. Silver compact can be purchased separately. Less packaging = happier planet!
Geisha – pale, cool for very light skin
Avignon – pale to light neutral shade
Supernatural – neutral light shade
Luminous – medium neutral with a hint of warmth
Malibu – medium shade great for olive or Mediterranean skin tones
Montego – warm tan neutral for richer skin tones
Sundance – deeper shade of tan/mocha
Sultana – deepest shade of mocha
Net Wt. 7.5g/0.26 oz.
Not only do I love the Honeybee Garden lipstick, but I adore the sleek stylish tube that it comes in! I have decided that this lipstick is my current favorite, not only for the vibrant color “Queen Bee”, but that it goes on a bit matte and doesn’t instantly go all over my teeth like many of my other lipsticks! I can throw this on without any makeup or with a very dressed up look…it is my definite “go to” and I am planning many fabulous holiday looks around this lipstick and cannot wait to show it off! I have already recommended this lipstick to several of my friends, because it’s so hard to find a natural, beautiful lip stick that does rub off on to everything!
You need the protection only a lip balm can provide. But you want the full color coverage of a lipstick. Why compromise? This lipstick combines lip-quenching botanicals with natural mineral pigments to give you all the benefits of both! Goes on smooth for long-lasting color. PARABEN-FREE!! No mineral oil, no FD&C colors. Only natural beneficial ingredients like coconut oil which penetrates and moisturizes lips, shea butter which protects your lips, sesame seed oil to heal and soften, vitamin E as an antioxidant, and pure botanical extracts which act as a 100% natural preservative.
Gorgeous fashion colors: Celestial, Cherokee, Desire, Dream, Goddess, Burlesque, Paradise, Risque, Romance, San Francisco, Seduction, Soft Kiss, Tuscany, Valentine, Vintage Merlot, NEW: Aztec, Bombshell, Innuendo, Superstitious & Queen Bee
KEY: M = matte F = slight frost S = slight shimmer
Please keep in mind that 5 people can be asked to describe one shade, and each will come up with a different verbal description. We did our best to describe these colors. When in doubt, try a sample size before buying the full sized product.
Aztec – M; light to medium coral pumpkin shade
Bombshell – M; light to medium neutral mauve/rose with pink undertones
Burlesque – S; medium raspberry with pink undertones
Celestial – F; light champagne
Cherokee – M; medium neutral mauve with warmer brown undertones
Desire – M; medium brick red
Dream – S; light neutral pink with rose undertones
Goddess – M; medium berry with wine and blush undertones
Innuendo – M; the perfect nude lip
Paradise – S; light neutral pink with warm undertones
Queen Bee – M; our first signature red
Risque – M; medium to deep red wine
Romance – M; medium neutral mauve with red undertones
San Francisco – F & S; a cross between pink and peach with hints of rose
Seduction – M; a true neutral rose/mauve shade
Soft Kiss – M; pale baby pink
Superstitious- M; looks dark but goes on as a lovely dark berry shade
Tuscany – S; light to medium pink / mauve rose
Valentine – M; true medium pink
Vintage Merlot – M; deep berry red wine
My Queen Bee Lipstick swatch.
These are the colors from the Party Girl Palette
Here I am wearing my Queen Bee Lipstick! Such a beautiful color!
Honeybee Gardens is a great company, with great values and ingredients! They are definitely one of my favorite cosmetic brands and will remain a staple in my makeup bag! Check them out on their website here and their Facebook here.