I think I first heard about Shared Planet from an add on social media (they always get me!), and I was immediately captivated by the beauty of one of the eye shadow palettes that was featured. I easily pass by most Facebook and Instagram adds, but this one caught my eye because of the beautiful, sleek designs and the creamy looking shadows. I clicked, and was immediately inspired by not only the products, but the story and purpose behind the brand.
Shared Planet was founded by a 15-year-old girl. This 15-year-old girl (now still very young at 17) spent her life traveling the world and falling in love with the animals that inhabit it. She maintained a passion for makeup, and at the same time developed a passion for at-risk species. Shared Planet donates 10% of all proceeds to charities that help rescue endangered animals. In addition to this monetary donation, education and awareness are key pieces of what Shared Planet does. Their products are vegan, cruelty free, child labor free, paraben free, talc free, gluten free, and chemical free. All great things with a great message!
Currently, Shared Planet offers two eye shadow palettes (Tiger and Polar Bear) and four lip glosses (Wintry, Hudson Bay, Ferocious, and Big Cat). According to the company, more products are being developed dedicated to other species! Their website offers many bundle options, so if you fall in love with more than one thing, you can bundle and save money. The eye shadow palettes are $48 each, and the glosses are $18.
The Tiger palette was the palette I knew I needed in my life. It was the most neutral, and it had a very versatile, user-friendly shade selection. This palette is all neutral except for one metallic olive green. There are six mattes and six metallics.
In my opinion, the shades in this palette are better suited to skin tones a little darker than mine. While I can still come up with looks that work well for me, the transition shades are a touch too dark for my fair skin. However, the matte bone shade (Siberian) is very light, and I have no trouble getting it to work for me and lighten up my looks.
The formula on these shadows is beautiful. They are very pigmented, smooth, and easy to blend. I will warn you about the metallics: a wet brush is going to be your friend. I just used my <a href="http://<a target="_blank" href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B072TQWHDC/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B072TQWHDC&linkCode=as2&tag=sweetlifescie-20&linkId=aac2f1265ce7fd71c12c023efbdd818b">Too Faced Hangover Rx 3 in 1 Replenishing Primer & Setting Spray 4 OZ</a>Too Faced Hangover setting spray on my brush, and it worked well to make the metallics really pop and to reduce fallout, and there is quite a lot on the metallics. I’ve never been too bothered by fallout, but for those who have a problem with it, a wet brush should take away a lot of that. I also found pretty good success using a finger to apply the metallics, as it seemed to make them show up better than a dry brush. Or, if you’re not stuck in your ways like me, you could always do your foundation after your eyes.
Now, on the the swatches!
While the metallics swatch beautifully, the mattes appear patchy. This is not the case on the eye. However, I find it very helpful to tap off the excess!
“Clawed” blew me away, and is especially pigmented and smooth. “Predator” and “Stripes” are excellent at deepening the look, and “Roar” makes a stunning topper that really takes the look to the next level.
In this look, I really wanted to play with “Paw Print”, which is my favorite shade (I love pinks). I applied it lightly with a dry brush, then patted “Roar” on top to make it stand out.
I was dying to try “Lush”, so I made it center stage in this look. Notice the massive amounts of fallout on my face. It’s made worse by the light overhead, but it’s still pretty significant. This was before I determined that a wet brush is the way to go! “Lush” is such a beautiful shade. It’s a rich olive green with gold flecks. I topped it with “Roar”, and it just made the most beautiful combination.
I’d love to do a gold look next. The shades are absolutely stunning, and truly embody the Tiger palette as a whole. Overall, I’m very happy with this palette, not only for the quality of the product and the responsibility of the brand, but for the message they stand for. I’m a huge animal lover, so it really amps me up when I see companies taking a stand and supporting threatened species.
Are you interested in this company as well? Check them out here and let me know what you think! The Polar Bear palette is stunning, and I may have to purchase that in the near future to complete my Shared Planet eye shadow collection. If you’ve tried anything from Shared Planet, please let us know! We’d love to hear your thoughts!