Saturday, September 24th, 2011

bareMinerals Bare Minerals The Paradise Found Eyeshadow Duo
bareMinerals Bare Minerals The Paradise Found Eyeshadow Duo

Debuting at the beginning of October, bareMinerals Bare Minerals The Paradise Found Eyeshadow Duo ($20.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a mix of orange and green with Nirvana and Utopia. 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.

Nirvana is a softened orange with a frosted finish. It’s not a full-on orange but it’s more orange than peach. It has good pigmentation and the texture is smooth, but it’s not as buttery as other shades in the range. theBalm Mischievous Marissa is a bit more copper. Inglot #368 is more orange and matte in finish.

Utopia is deep, dark forest green with subtle olive-brown undertones. It has a satiny finish with a drier texture that’s still smooth but not as buttery or as dense. Despite the dryness, it yields good color payoff. It’s browner compared to shades that seem similar, like OCC Poison. However, it’s less green compared to shades like MAC Femme Noir and MAC Diana Undercover.

The Glossover

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bareMinerals Paradise Found Eyeshadow Duo Review, Photos, Swatches

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The duo is still good, but it's one of the weaker duos I've tried from Bare Escentuals' new pressed line-up. It is, however, a very unusual pairing of colors!

Product

8/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

8/10

Longevity

9.5/10

Application

4/5

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bareMinerals Bare Minerals The Paradise Found Eyeshadow Duo
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bareMinerals Bare Minerals The Paradise Found Eyeshadow Duo
bareMinerals Bare Minerals The Paradise Found Eyeshadow Duo

bareMinerals Bare Minerals The Paradise Found Eyeshadow Duo
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bareMinerals Bare Minerals Nirvana Eyeshadow

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bareMinerals Bare Minerals Utopia Eyeshadow

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bareMinerals Bare Minerals The Paradise Found Eyeshadow Duo
bareMinerals Bare Minerals Utopia Eyeshadow

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase Paradise Found? 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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12 thoughts on “bareMinerals Paradise Found Eyeshadow Duo Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Avatar of Jennifer Jennifer

    I really love your site! thank you so much for all the hard work you do Christine! xoxo.

  2. I like the green shadow, the orange one is passable for me.

  3. Avatar of Marian Marian

    Wow! I really love this combination!

  4. Avatar of jackie Jackie

    IS it just the lighting, or does Utopia have a blue-tone grayness to it?

  5. Avatar of Lori Lori

    I actually like this combination. I think Ulta is also going to carry this collection because I was in my local Ulta today and they are clearing up space in their BE section and the slots in the shelfs look just about the size of these duos and quads.

  6. What? Getting ready for Halloween. Never would buy from BE anyway…..having to painfully gloss thru all their combos that are being sent for review here…..Besides, I own a combo like this orange N green from Guerlain that I bought over 20 years ago and which is far prettier.

  7. Ooh I love this one :) Especially the Nirvana shadow.. Im totally hooked on shades like that at the moment :)
    Oh who am I kidding, I love them both :)

  8. I like that orange colour!

  9. alice

    Where can I buy this? In all stores that I checked, it looks out of stock :(