So I picked up this palette on a whim a month ago and I've used it enough to give my 5 cents about it. I was really skeptical about it when it first came out just because I didn't like the bareMinerals loose shadows. They were way too messy and somehow every time I opened one, it would explode and I would waste a lot of product.
I LOVE the packaging. It's sleek and compact. The finish has that matte rubbery feel like the NARS blushes. I do have to say it does attract fingerprints and dirt very easily. Also you will impressed with the size of the compact. It's so small that it's completely travel friendly.
bareMinerals READY™ Eyeshadow 4.0
What it is:
A quad of pure, intense eye shadows with antiaging benefits.
What it does:
BareMinerals READY™ Eyeshadow provides exceptionally vivid, long-wearing complementary colors in an ultra-smooth, silky texture for effortless application and seamless blendability. Powered by bareMinerals' proprietary SeaNutritive Mineral™ Complex along with powerful antioxidants, cold-pressed borage oil, caffeine and cucumber, these ingredients are known to deliver antiaging benefits including depuffing and antioxidant protection for a softer, smoother, revitalized eye area. It looks like a powder, but feels like a cream and delivers a beautifully vivid, color.
What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Synthetic Fragrances
- Synthetic Dyes
I really do love the colors. They look a lot better in person than my photos. If you look closely some of the colors have glitter particles in it, but let me rave that there is NO glitter fallout! Yaaay! I had a huge problem with that and their loose shadows.
|Serendipitous, Magnetism, Fate, Apropos|
Magnetism is a dirt brown color with hints of taupe. The finish is reflective, but it has less shimmer than Serendipitous. The texture is smooth and soft. The pigmentation is good, but it takes a little bit to build up the color.
Fate is a warm bronzey brown with slight red tones. It has a satin sheen. The pigmentation is good and has the same texture as Magnetism.
Apropos is a taupe brown with flecks of shimmer. It is a semi-matte finish. The pigmentation is nice and the texture is not gritty at all. The glitter isn't as intense as the swatches, so there isn't any real glitter fallout.
Also, the eye shadows include a special "Sea Nutritive Mineral Complex" that contains powerful antioxidants, cold-pressed borage oil, caffeine, and cucumber. The eyeshadow also claims to have anti-aging properties. I don't really see how or I guess I don't use it enough to see the effect. Let me know if someone else "sees" a difference.
Overall, I was very impressed by the shadows. Who knew Bare Minerals could make cute, compact, smooth eyeshadows?!