Looks like the eco-friendly movement is going strong into 2008, and with results this pretty, I doubt anybody can complain. Smashbox is launching the Green Room collection, filled with beautiful neutral colors for a more refined earth-girl look. Most of the products have moringa seed extract, and with every product purchased, Smashbox will plant a moringa tree in a developing country. (The tree can feed people with its leaves and fruit.) Plus, all of the packaging is biodegradable or recyclable — as it should be, I think. (I'd also like to see a "green" collection do away with unnecessary cardboard box packaging, but maybe I'm just crabby.)
Anyway, the colors are light and pretty for Spring. For a description of the products in this collection,
Hybrid 2 in 1 Luminizing Primer ($32) has two tubes of product in one container: Artificial Light luminizer in the inner tube, and Photo Finish foundation primer in the outer tube. The idea is to mix the two products together, then wear them alone or under foundation. I haven't checked this out yet, but I'm not a huge fan of this kind of packaging — it's just too hard to get both formulas out evenly. We'll see.
Green Room Bronzer ($30) is available in two shades: Golden Glow and Deep Bronzer.
Green Room Eye Shadow Quad ($32) contains four colors per compact. Bamboo features bronze, dark brown, shimmery gold, and forest green shadows; Blossom has pale pink, earthy brown, shimmery pearl, and soft bronze shadows.
Hybrid 2 in 1 Color & Shine Lip Gloss ($19) has a clear gloss on the outside and color on the inside. Again, I've had bad luck with this kind of packaging before, so let's hope it goes on evenly. It's available in three colors: Marigold (golden shimmer), Pink Lily (sheer bright pink), and Azalea (rosy bronze).