Healthy alternatives 

Brand nameProduct description
Coastal Classic CreationsEye shadow
Erth MineralsShadows (Easy on the eyes)
Honeybee GardensPressed Mineral Eye Shadow
Maia’s Mineral GalaxyEye shadow
Mineral FusionEye shadow
Pure AnadaPressed Eyeshadow
Real PurityEye Shadow
Rejuva MineralsMulti Purpoose Powder
TropicEyes On You Pressed shadow

DIY

Powders made from iron oxides are the healthiest.

Hello Glow offers us a mineral clay eyeshadow.

You will only need 4 ingredients:

  • 1/2 teaspoon of arrowroot
  • 1/2 teaspoon of bentonite clay
  • 2-3 drops of jojoba oil (or almond oil)
  • spices: ground ginger, cocoa powder, ground cinnamon, etc. (choice of colours)


Ingredients to avoid in products you choose

  • Aluminium: neurotoxic, skin sensitizer
  • BHA: possible carcinogen, endocrine disruptor, possibly toxic to reproduction
  • Bronze: possible carcinogen, neurotoxic
  • Dyes (coal tar): carcinogenic, skin sensitizer, photosensitizer
  • FD&C Yellow n°5 dye: carcinogenic, skin sensitizer, photosensitizer and mutagenic
  • Dimethicone: eye irritant
  • Lanolin oil: allergen, skin sensitizer
  • Mineral oil: possible carcinogen, depending on the degree of purification, allergenic
  • Parabens: endocrine disruptors
  • Petrolatum: eye and respiratory tract irritant, sensitizer
  • Silica: possible carcinogen, irritant to eyes and respiratory tract
  • Talc: possible carcinogen, irritant to skin, eyes and respiratory tract

Eyeshadows may also contain heavy metals such as arsenic (carcinogen, irritant, sensitizer), chromium, cobalt, mercury (irritant, sensitizer) or lead (possible carcinogen, toxic to reproduction).