Healthy alternatives 

Coastal Classic Creations – Eye shadow

Erth Minerals – Shadows (Easy on the eyes)

Honeybee Gardens – Pressed Mineral Eye Shadow

Maia’s Mineral Galaxy – Eye shadow

Mineral Fusion – Eye shadow

Pure Anada – Pressed Eyeshadow

Real Purity – Eye Shadow

Rejuva Minerals – Multi Purpoose Powder

Tropic – Eyes On You Pressed shadow


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

  • Aluminium: neurotoxic, skin sensitizer
  • BHA: possible carcinogen, endocrine disrupter, 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).