Sparkling Summer Eyeshadows

When our skin absorbs anywhere from 60-80% of what we put on it, it’s more important than ever to know what we’re putting in our bodies. And as the seasons change, we get out of our winter funks and start to dress up our looks, with bold eyeshadows and shimmery blushes. But instead of using just any eyeshadow palette, we’ve found 10 palettes that use natural and organic ingredients only—so that we know 100% of what’s going onto our skin.


1. 100% Pure

Ethics | Natural, organic, vegan
Based In | San Jose, CA
Best For | Soft, warm colors
Price | $47

If you’re looking for warm, soft colors to add to your makeup drawer, look no further than 100% Pure’s Fruit-Pigmented Pretty Naked Palette. Beloved by 100% Pure fans (and praised by more than 300 customers), this palette uses natural and vitamin-rich fruit and vegetable pigments instead of synthetic dyes, to create stunning shadows that last for hours in colors like champagne and peach. These colors are versatile, too—use as eyeshadow, blush, and/or luminizer. It’ll give you the “no makeup” look we all dream of.

Shop 100% Pure Eyeshadow


2. ILIA Beauty

Ethics | Natural, organic, vegan
Based In | Los Angeles, CA
Best For | Neutrals
Price | $44

For a subtly dramatic look, opt for the Prima palette from ILIA Beauty. With shades in Moonstone, Jasper, Rosa Tea, and Moka, you can build layers of beautiful colors to take you from morning to evening, whether you’re opting for soft eyes in the office to a smoky eye look after work. These shadows are made with 85% bioactive organic ingredients, making this palette both neutral and natural.

Shop ILIA Eyeshadow


3. W3LL PEOPLE

Ethics | Natural, organic, vegan
Based In | Austin, TX
Best For | Versatility
Price | $24.99

Want a makeup collection all in one? You’ll be pleasantly surprised with the Nudist Multi-Use Color Duo from W3LL People. Its multi-tasking palette works for eyes, lips, and cheeks, using vegan ingredients like aloe and organic botanicals. Wear all day without the creasing or oiliness, especially since it adds gorgeous sheer for morning or night. Plus, users love how easy it is to apply, with brushes or just with fingertips. What we love most is how these shades are universally flattering on almost any skin tone.

Shop W3LL PEOPLE Eyeshadow


4. RMS Beauty

Ethics | Natural, organic
Based In | Charleston, SC
Best For | Dramatic eyes
Price | $20

RMS Beauty’s Enchanted Moonlight eyeshadow palette is the perfectly pigment plum you’ve been on the hunt for. RMS mixes Buriti Oil, Jojoba Oil, and mineral color pigments to create powder shadow that easily goes on, and stays on. Best of all? It’s incredibly buildable whether you want a simple or sheen style or a dark and stormy eye look. If plum isn’t your color, you have 17 other shades to choose from!

Shop RMS Eyeshadow


5. Lily Lolo

Ethics | Natural, vegan
Based In | San Francisco, CA
Best For | Sparkle and shimmer
Price | $24.99

The Lily Lolo Pedal to the Metal palette found at Credo Beauty is made for those who like a little shimmer and sparkle in their look. With 8 deeply pigmented colors with a metallic flair, you can create the most intense look around using the 2 included brushes. Their formula is oil-free, so that any skin type can use it without worrying about harsh irritation. And if you ask us, we’re big fans of blending the two golds together for an effortless summer look.

Shop Lily Lolo Eyeshadow


6. Jane Iredale

Ethics | Natural, cruelty-free
Based In | Barrington, MA
Best For | Sensitive Eyes
Price | $30

Jane Iredale knows that when every woman feels beautiful, the world is better off. And their PurePressed Eye Shadow Triple Palette helps to make that possible, with gorgeous colors and a variety of options to suit every skin tone. Simply go from elegant to edgy with these easily blendable shadows that can be used when wet or dry. For us, it’s gamechanging that their products are gentle and safe enough for even the most sensitive of eyes. Our favorite palettes of theirs? Pink Quartz and Soft Kiss.

Shop Jane Iredale Eyeshadow


7. Pacifica Beauty

Ethics | Natural, vegan, cruelty-free
Based In | Portland, OR
Best For | Affordability
Price | $12.83

Pacifica Beauty is well-known for creating high-quality products at an affordable price, and the same goes for their 10 Well Eye Shadow palette. With ten naturally pigmented shades infused with coconut waters, they’ll have you feeling glowing all summer long. They know that we don’t want parabens, phthalates, and other unnatural ingredients on our skin, so they use natural, vegan, and cruelty-free products only. With all of that in mind, it’s still only $13 for all 10 colors—talk about a steal.

Shop Pacifica Eyeshadow


8. Ere Perez

Ethics | Natural, cruelty-free
Based In | Sydney, AUS
Best For | Palette Options
Price | $34

The Chamomile Eye Palette from Australian-based Ere Perez is one you’ll have on rotation all summer (and year) long. Available in 4 options, each palette comes with 6 unique shades infused with chamomile. Not only does chamomile soothe our skin, but it soothes our minds as well. These natural matte base and shimmer shades complement each other perfectly. We recommend the Lovely palette for lighter skintones, and the Gorgeous palette for darker ones. No matter which palette you choose, you’ll have a winner in your hands.

Shop eye perez Eyeshadow


9. Sappho

Ethics | Natural, vegan, cruelty-free
Based In | Canada
Best For | Plastic-free compact
Price | $18

We’re adding a little twist to this list with the Sappho Square Compact. Sappho is a natural and organic cosmetic brand founded by Emmy-nominated makeup artist JoAnn Fowler. And their Square Compact is perfect for the DIY-er who wants to handpick their own colors. It holds 5 shadows (or a blush and 3 shadows!), which means you can purchase the shadows separately and build the color scheme of your dreams. Eco-friendly, reusable, and recyclable.

Shop Sappho Eyeshadow


10. Erin's Faces

Ethics | Natural, cruelty-free
Based In | Maplewood, NJ
Best For | Pick your own shadows
Price | $34

Erin’s Faces was started with the vision to empower busy women who want to look their best. Their Mineral Eyeshadow Trio is your chance to create the palette you want, with nearly 20 colors to choose from. You get to choose up to 3 mineral shades, including shimmer, matte, and sparkle options that are all natural. We love that it comes with a mirror as well, so you can touch up as needed throughout the day—or to admire your look! Our favorite shades are the Sandstone, Night, and Mermaid for a bold pop of color.

Shop Erin's Faces Eyeshadow


RELATED READING