Monday, June 11th, 2012

bareMinerals The Hidden Agenda Eyeshadow Duo
bareMinerals The Hidden Agenda Ready Eyeshadow Duo

bareMinerals The Hidden Agenda Ready Eyeshadow Duo ($20.00 for 0.10 oz.) contains two shades: Stealth (apricot chiffon) and Undercover (glistening granite). This is one of seven new duos for spring/summer.  Each duo is packaged in a rubberized plastic compact with a full-size mirror inside and a sponge-tipped applicator. Each eyeshadow is the size of the average full-size eyeshadow (0.05 oz.).

Stealth is a soft, pastel orange (very much the apricot they describe) with a satiny finish. The texture is soft, dense, and buttery, which resulted in excellent color payoff. MAC Orb is more beige. Inglot #330 is lighter, yellower. Dolce & Gabbana Jewels is slightly darker. bareMinerals Nirvana is more orange and frosted.

Undercover is a dark, steely taupe–very gray with a hint of brown and almost plum undertones. The texture is still soft but not as dense as Stealth. It has great pigmentation. MAC Dynamic Duo 3 is similar, slightly darker. Urban Decay Mushroom is darker and browner. MAC Keep Your Cool is very similar. Giorgio Armani #4 is browner. Chanel Illusoire is more frosted.

It’s an interesting color combination; Stealth is very warm-toned, while Undercover has strong gray tones, so it is a cooler color. They can work together, but it’s not as classic of a combination (which isn’t a bad thing!).  Both shades applied beautifully, and they were easy to blend on the eyes.  When I tested the wear, I was able to get eight hours of wear with and without a primer; there was some minor fading around the very edges after nine hours when worn without a primer.  bareMinerals’ duos are some of the best eyeshadows on the market.

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bareMinerals The Hidden Agenda Ready Eyeshadow Duo Review, Photos, Swatches

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Bare Escentuals' duos are some of the best eyeshadows on the market, and this is one of the top duos they've come out with, as far as quality goes. The taupe shade--Undercover--is sure to win a lot of people over, but it is more dupeable.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

5/5

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bareMinerals The Hidden Agenda Eyeshadow Duo
bareMinerals The Hidden Agenda Ready Eyeshadow Duo

bareMinerals The Hidden Agenda Eyeshadow Duo
bareMinerals The Hidden Agenda Ready Eyeshadow Duo

bareMinerals The Hidden Agenda Eyeshadow Duo
bareMinerals The Hidden Agenda Ready Eyeshadow Duo

bareMinerals The Hidden Agenda Eyeshadow Duo
bareMinerals Stealth Eyeshadow

bareMinerals The Hidden Agenda Eyeshadow Duo
bareMinerals Undercover Eyeshadow

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Is it limited edition?

No.

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16 thoughts on “bareMinerals The Hidden Agenda Ready Eyeshadow Duo Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Leticia

    This is a lovely duo and looks just like the kind of colors I would reach for often!  I added this duo to my list of products to check out – I´m being more careful with my purchases and your reviews continue to be my reference point. Thank you so much for the great work you do, Christine!

  2. Mariella

    Love the look of this but I’ve got Orb, Keep Your Cool, Chanel Illusoire and UD Mushroom so I might just pass though I do want to try some of these new pressed shadows.

  3. xamyx

    As much as I *want* to love these duos, every time I swatch them at Sephora, I get very little color payoff. I first swatched these a while back, so I thought maybe they were reformulated. So, after reading reviews here, I tried again. I thought maybe they were “gummed” up from people swiping their fingers on them, but when I went in last week, there were two testers I tried that were still untouched, but again, I couldn’t get much color. I’ll be sticking with the loose shadows.

  4. I only have one of the Bare Escentuals duos and I really love it. I’m going to have to avoid their display until I get a little bit more money in the bank! ;) 

  5. mini0001

    Hi Christine,
     
    Just wondering, is that darker taupe shade more of a frosted or satin finish? Is it too shimmery for contouring in the crease to you think?

  6. This is such a lovely neutral duo.

  7. sonnyc

    This looks incredibly Similar to a Stila duo that I own. The colors being “Starlight/Storm” Although starlight is a little more frosty, and storm does not have any brown undertones.

  8. Screamer77

    I am curious… I think it’s the first time I see you give 5/5 for packaging. How do you grade it? What’s special about this that made you give it a 5? 

  9. Wow, that taupe is fantastic!

  10. evangelia

    TAUPE!!!!
     
    how would stealth work as a highlighter?
     
    and how does undercover compare to MAC hocus pocus?
     
     

  11. Jaxotea

    I love the Taupe but the highlighter is just to orange for my skin tone. :-(