Monday, September 19th, 2011

bareMinerals The Grand Finale Eyeshadow Duo
bareMinerals The Grand Finale Eyeshadow Duo

bareMinerals The Grand Finale Eyeshadow Duo

Debuting at the beginning of October, bareMinerals The Grand Finale Eyeshadow Duo ($20.00 for 0.10 oz.) is all starry night skies with Standing O and Climax. The new pressed eyeshadow formula has a SeaNutritive Mineral Complex that gives the shadow a “creamy, silky smooth” texture with “seamless blendability” and “stay-true color.” It’s supposed to be long-wearing whether worn alone or with primer–you shouldn’t see any creasing or fading. I’ve tested various combinations of shades from the duos and quads, and I’ve happily achieved ten hours of solid wear without a primer underneath. For a review of the packaging, please read my original review.

Standing O is a light-medium gold with this faint hint of green. It’s not really green at all, but there’s just that inkling that keeps it from being more like an orangey gold. It has a frosted, metallic finish, and the texture and payoff are nice. It’s a touch darker than MAC Treasure Hunt. It’s not as yellow as NARS Goldfinger. It’s almost like the golden color of MAC Gorgeous Gold but lacks the greenish duochrome aspect.

Climax is a purple-tinted navy blue with a satiny sheen. The texture is soft and smooth, while the pigmentation is right on. It’s similar to MAC Blue Storm, Wet ‘n’ Wild Earth Looks Small From Down Here, and Urban Decay Goddess.

The Glossover

palette

The Grand Finale

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Why do gold and blue always look so striking when paired together? Both shades have great color payoffs and textures, which makes it a good duo overall.

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

9.5/10

Application

4.5/5

Results
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bareMinerals The Grand Finale Eyeshadow Duo
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bareMinerals The Grand Finale Eyeshadow Duo
bareMinerals The Grand Finale Eyeshadow Duo

bareMinerals The Grand Finale Eyeshadow Duo
bareMinerals The Grand Finale Eyeshadow Duo (not final labeling)

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bareMinerals Standing O Eyeshadow

bareMinerals The Grand Finale Eyeshadow Duo
bareMinerals Climax Eyeshadow

bareMinerals The Grand Finale Eyeshadow Duo
bareMinerals Standing O Eyeshadow

bareMinerals The Grand Finale Eyeshadow Duo
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Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase Grand Finale? How much is it?

October 2011 at Bare Escentuals, Sephora, and other locations where bareMinerals is sold, $20.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

See individual shade descriptions above.

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17 thoughts on “bareMinerals Grand Finale Eyeshadow Duo Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Lisa

    Is climax similar to Mac’s Contrast but lighter?

  2. Haha, wow. The names are a little risque for Bare Escentuals! The colors are pretty, though.

  3. Lauren

    OMG- that blue! I just got done picking up my jaw from that one! LOVE IT!

  4. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Jen Agkelos

    Wow…so pretty…I love gold eyeshadows! Too bad my Asian skin tone makes finding a good gold that won’t look like I got punched in the eye a bit hard since alot of golds have a red undertone. This one looks very nice though…can’t wait to try it out!

  5. I love the color combo, totally on point for Fall! Cobalt blue and Goldenrod are both big time this season, and I am a huge fan of Bare Minerals high quality products. Avon, Clinique and Laura Mercier make pretty good products too, but Bare Minerals is so much more fun with their color selections and packaging.

  6. Josefine Lindeberg

    Viva la Suede! ;)

  7. Maria

    Must…have…that …BLUE!!!!!!

  8. beachgal

    No, no & no…I have not at all been impressed with any of these duos or quads from BE. Is this the Sheseido influence over BE – higher prices??? I can see moving into pressed eye shadow. it’s not so messy. But the color sets have been horrible or nothing new and always there is at least 1 in the sets I would not wear at all!

  9. Roxanne

    This might just have to be an early Christmas gift to myself… If they sold the blue alone, I’d get it. But the gold is a nice addition.

  10. Jen

    It looks … small. Not in the sense that I’ll use it up in a month, but there is just something unsatisfying about buying small eyeshadows. Anyone agree?

  11. Sabrae

    The blue is really pretty! I always seem to be attracted to blues like that.

    As a side note, you have this tagged as “bareminerals eyeshadow quad”, so it didn’t come up when I searched for all of the duos together. Just thought I’d give you a heads up. :)

  12. This duo is so beautiful! I can’t wait until these new pressed eyeshadows from Bare Escentuals hits stores, next month. I think I am going to go haul-crazy, LOL!

  13. Kiah

    These were my high school colors. xD;

  14. Violet

    Ohhh funky. The yellow is a no-go though. I don’t do yellow. Ever.