Sunday, August 7th, 2011

bareMinerals The Flashback Eyeshadow Duo
bareMinerals The Flashback Eyeshadow Duo

bareMinerals The Flashback Eyeshadow Duo

bareMinerals The Flashback Ready Eyeshadow Duo ($20.00 for 0.10 oz.) contains two shades: Deja Vu and Amnesia. The duo will debut in October, and it’s touted as a solid eyeshadow with SeaNutritive Mineral Complex (which includes sea minerals with antioxidants, cold-pressed borage oil, caffeine, and cucumber) that delivers “anti-aging benefits for a softer, smoother, revitalized eye area.” The new solid eyeshadow is described as “creamy, silky smooth” with “seamless blendability” with “stay-true color” that can be worn alone and is long-wearing and “won’t smudge or run.”

  • Deja Vu is a bright, metallic silver with a smooth, metallic sheen. It is similar to Inglot #448, just a touch cooler in tone.
  • Amnesia is a blackened brown-gray that’s not too dark or charcoal. It has a near matte finish. Inglot #348 is browner. It’s a bit darker than MAC Print.

Deja Vu is soft, smooth, and beautifully pigmented, while Amnesia is soft, it does have a touch of dryness common to mattes. It could be a smidgen more buttery, but it’s a good matte (just doesn’t quite achieve greatness). Both shades apply well with good blendability and staying power. When worn alone, I was able to wear these for 10 hours without an eyeshadow primer. The duo itself is an interesting color combination, particularly the way the two finishes provide such a contrast. Neither shade is overly unique, but they are good shades to add to a permanent range.

For more details on packaging, check out my original review.

The Glossover

palette

The Flashback

A-
It's not as impressive as the first duo I tried out (The Showstopper), but it is a good one. I like the contrast in finishes in this, and I think it helps to set the stage for a larger variety of looks.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

4/5

Results
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bareMinerals The Flashback Eyeshadow Duo
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bareMinerals The Flashback Eyeshadow Duo
Deja Vu Eyeshadow

bareMinerals The Flashback Eyeshadow Duo
Amnesia Eyeshadow

bareMinerals The Flashback Eyeshadow Duo
Deja Vu Eyeshadow

bareMinerals The Flashback Eyeshadow Duo
Amnesia Eyeshadow

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase Flashback? How much is it?

October 2011, $20.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

See individual shade descriptions above.

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15 thoughts on “bareMinerals Flashback Eyeshadow Duo Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Jody

    Oh mama!!
    These duos look gorgeous.
    I used to be a die-hard BE user for years. I have almost 200 of the loose shadows. I never touch them anymore. I dabbled in Mac, and then it was over. Now I’m a die-hard pressed shadow user, mainly Mac, and all of my money goes to Mac, UD, Nars, etc.
    Once I went back to pressed shadows, I didn’t want to mess with the loose shadows anymore. I think BE is smart to start a line of pressed shadows, since it seems to me the number of people using loose minerals (eye shadows anyway) is dwindling.

    I will definitely have to try.

  2. I am so happy to see BE releasing pressed shadows. I have over 100 of their loose shadows and I am planning to press them and place the pans in palettes. I love the colours and the quality, I am just over the little jars of loose powder.

  3. BE is totally revamping themselves. Look soo pigmented.

  4. Mai

    It’s a little weird how off the sticker on the back is to the eyeshadows. The sticker for Amnesia looks so blue!

    • It is – I had to double check a bunch of times, but I have this huge press booklet that shows more detailed photos, and the insides match the photos, haha.

  5. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Rikki Rikki

    Wow the de ja vu looks incredible!! I have to wait until oct!!!!! lol. i wish there was a dupe i had ;)

  6. I work for BE and never knew these were coming out! I love their shadows but yes, they can be a bit messy; especially when you’re in a hurry. I can’t wait to get these in and show them!

  7. Sophie

    Ooohh, thanks for reviewing these, Christine! None of Bare Escentuals’ products have ever grabbed me, and I probably would have just overlooked these if it weren’t for your swatches.

  8. JD

    this reminds me of nars habanera, which i love…might have to try it!

  9. Alex

    If these eyeshadows turn out to be full sized (0.05 oz+) they’ll be a great deal and I’ll probably have to pick some up!

  10. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of caitlin Cait

    20$ holy! great quality for the price!!!

  11. Julia

    I am glad to see that these shadows seem to be good quality, but I really dislike the packaging on these. It looks very generic and cheap to me. I don’t know. I’m not convinced. I will wait to see swatches on a few more duos before I decide if I will buy one.

  12. Xia

    Although the sticker on the back looks a little cheap-o, the colors are amazing! Awesome pigmentation for an amazing price! Looks like I’ll be headed to Sephora soon….