Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

bareMinerals The Scenic Route Eyeshadow Duo
bareMinerals The Scenic Route Eyeshadow Duo

bareMinerals Ready Eyeshadow Duos: The Scenic Route

bareMinerals The Scenic Route Eyeshadow Duo ($20.00 for 0.10 oz.) contains two shades: Breathtaking aned Spectacular. This duo launches in October, and it’s touted as a solid eyeshadow with SeaNutritive Mineral Complex that is “creamy, silky smooth” with “seamless blendability” and “stay-true color” that is long-wearing when worn alone without creasing or budging. When worn alone, I was able to wear several of the new duos for 10 hours without an eyeshadow primer. For more details on packaging, please read my original review.

Breathtaking is a pale, creamy white with a golden shimmer and sheen. The color payoff is amazing with a really dense, buttery texture. It’s similar in color to Givenchy Lune and theBalm Envious Erin, but it has a more noticeable golden sheen. MAC Nylon is much yellower, so it is more comparable to MAC Manila Paper.

Spectacular is a green-tinted tarnished gold–it’s a little bronzy, but there is a hint of green there. It has a metallic-like finish, so it is more reflective than shimmery. The texture is very smooth and soft to the touch, while the pigmentation is solid. It is more metallic but similar in color to Make Up For Ever #148. It is greener compared to OCC Cruising, but it is not as green as MAC Sumptuous Olive. It is most similar to Inglot #433.

This is one of the best (quality-wise) duos I’ve reviewed so far from Bare Escentuals’ new pressed line of eyeshadows.  Both shades knock it out of the park.  Generally, the duos have been good and impressive, but this one really stands out.

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bareMinerals Scenic Route Eyeshadow Duo Review, Photos, Swatches

A+
This is the first Bare Escentuals duo where both eyeshadows have been fantastic--the texture is buttery, soft, and applies smoothly, while the color payoff is rich and opaque.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

9.5/10

Application

5/5

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bareMinerals Spectacular Eyeshadow

bareMinerals The Scenic Route Eyeshadow Duo
bareMinerals Breathtaking Eyeshadow

bareMinerals The Scenic Route Eyeshadow Duo
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Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase Scenic Route? 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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23 thoughts on “bareMinerals Scenic Route Eyeshadow Duo Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Beautiful. I think I have similar, so this is a skip, though.

  2. Avatar of Mariella Mariella

    The green/gold shade looks a lot like “Honeymoon” from the Too Faced Romantic Eye palette (I bought the palette for THAT ONE COLOUR!) I love this duo, though and may actually break down and buy it.

  3. Avatar of Rebecca Becca

    This reminds me a lot of Nars Exotic Dance but nicer! Wish I didn’t already have ED. LOL.

  4. Alexis

    This reminds me of Double Feature 6 from MAC’s COLOURIZATIONS Collection out now.

  5. The green is very nice, though bareMinerals released a white just like that with more shimmer and more richly pigmented.

  6. ellyp

    From what I understand from your disclosure, it seems that Bare Escentuals sent these samples over to you to review, right? Honestly, I am SO glad they did!! I am an example of someone who would have COMPLETELY overlooked them. I have not bought anything from BE and have no intention of doing so…until your reviews of these new shadows. I am so excited to play with the colors in person!! They are beautiful!! Thanks for your reviews, Christine! :)

    • Yep, Bare Escentuals sent them to me! :) I think they did a great job with their pressed eyeshadows – perhaps not always the most unique/original colors, but for a permanent range? They are creating a great core of colors.

  7. BE got smart and have pressed shadows. This set looks nice, but both seems duplicable.

  8. Marieke

    I feel like the light shades in all those duo’s are a bit boring… The darker shades though, I must have!!

  9. These are both really lovely colors, but I feel like I have similar shades several times over in my collection. If I didn’t, though, I’d be sorely tempted, especially by the darker gold!

  10. oh my goodness. I love olive green eyeshadows. Spectacular looks absolutely divine. =)

  11. Gorgeous colors! I think this palette is worth it just for that lovely spectacular eyeshadow color *_*

  12. Carrie Ann

    I really like these new Bare Escentuals eyeshadow duos. They all look really pretty. Thanks for the great reviews!

  13. Wow, I really like this. Will have to check this duo out when it comes to Sephora!

  14. kate

    Spectacular is exactly like MAC’s sumptuous olive

  15. Bernice

    Hmm it looks like Everyday Mineral’s loose eyeshadow in Cypress but this is in pressed shadow form!

  16. nicole

    so stunning.. spectacular reminds me a bit of benefits rich beach though

  17. LM

    I’m not sure I’d choose them TOGETHER but I like both shades, probably the first one I’ve seen where I liked both in their pressed shadows. Love the idea but meh on their shade options mostly.

  18. meme

    Here is another BE duo that has only one shade in it that I would wear. With these duos you are showing us, I would have to have 4 pods open to do my eyes. This is not working for me but I am glad finally they are doing pressed vs. all loose pots – despite you get a ton more product in the loose pot form.

  19. Avatar of artemis artemis

    beautiful :D i like the white

  20. Susan Hale

    I will be purchasing this shadow very soon. Absolutely beautiful color. Texture is dreamy.