Monday, December 16th, 2013

bareMinerals Degrees of Dazzling
bareMinerals Degrees of Dazzling

This is part two of my review of bareMinerals Degrees of Dazzling ($79.00 for 20 x 0.01 oz.)! You can read part one here.

Stay Golden is described as a “metallic gold.” It’s a bright, metallic gold with warm, orange undertones. It had excellent pigmentation, and the texture was easy to work with–soft, smooth, and blendable. Too Faced Crème Brulee (P) is very similar. NARS Iskandar (P, $25.00) is a cream product, yellower. NARS Etrusque (LE, $24.00) is also a bit yellower. Maybelline Bold Gold (P, $6.99) is a cream product, yellower. Chanel Harmonie du Soir #1 (LE) is lighter. See comparison swatches.

Strawberry Mousse is described as a “frothy pink.” It’s a pale, light pink with warm, white sparkle over a matte base. It had good color payoff, and the texture was very soft and finely-milled. It may appear chalky on darker skin tones, though. Urban Decay Strange (P, $18.00) is more matte. Tom Ford Beauty In the Pink #1 (LE) is more matte. Dior Constellation (864) #3 (LE) is more frosted. Inglot #356 (P, $6.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches.

Toasted Espresso is described as a “shimmering espresso.” It’s a warm-toned, medium-dark brown with a pearly sheen. It had decent pigmentation, and the texture was smooth, but it could have been more intense and buttery overall. Too Faced Yule Log (LE) is more sparkly. Chanel Seduction #4 (LE) is darker. MAC Constructivist (P, $18.50) is a cream product. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #3 (P) is similar. Urban Decay West (LE, $18.00) is darker. MAC Life’s Luxury (LE, $21.00) is a cream product. See comparison swatches.

Velvet Charcoal is described as a “velvet charcoal.” It’s a medium-dark gray with warm, brown undertones and a matte finish. This shade is also available individually in the permanent range. The texture is incredibly velvety, finely-milled, and soft. Guerlain Crazy Paris #5 is similar. (LE) MAC Interior Life (LE, $15.00) is darker. MAC Howzat (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches.

Velvet Emerald is described as a “velvet emerald.” It’s a cool-toned, muted green with a matte finish. It had fairly good color payoff, but because it was so soft and finely-milled, it was a little powdery and prone to sheering out. I couldn’t think of any shades like this that I’ve reviewed in the past.

Velvet Lavender is described as a “velvet lavender.” It’s a pale, cool-toned pinky-lavender with a matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, finely-milled texture. Inglot #346 (P, $6.00) is darker. See comparison swatches.

Velvet Mauve is described as a “velvet mauve.” It’s a warm-toned, light-medium rosy brown with a matte finish. It had excellent color payoff, and the texture was very velvety and smooth. This shade is also available individually in the permanent range. LORAC Mauve (P) is purpler. NARS New York (P, $24.00) is darker. See comparison swatches.

Velvet Nude is described as a “velvet nude.” It’s a pale, yellow-toned beige with a matte finish. It had good pigmentation, and the texture was quite soft and finely-milled. Urban Decay Bleach (LE, $18.00) is a touch lighter. Urban Decay Foxy (P, $18.00) is similar. NARS Biarritz (P, $24.00) is less yellow-toned. See comparison swatches.

Violet Spell is described as a “sparkling amethyst.” It’s a warm-toned, medium-dark plum with a soft, frosted finish. It had semi-sheer color payoff, and the texture was a smidgen dry. MAC Circa Plum (LE, $21.00) is darker. MAC Neo Nebula (LE, $21.00) is similar. MAC Daylight (LE, $21.00) is also similar, slightly pinker. See comparison swatches.

Yoga is described as a “dark red wine.” It’s a rich, burgundy with subtle warm undertones and red and burgundy shimmered finish. It had good pigmentation, and the texture applied smoothly overall. Kat Von D Wonderland (LE) is lighter. Urban Decay Uncut (P, $18.00) is similar. MAC Rich Core (LE, $21.00) is warmer. Giorgio Armani #2 (P, $33.00) is darker. See comparison swatches.

The Glossover

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palette

Degrees of Dazzling

B

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

8.5/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

4.5/5

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Stay Golden

A

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

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Strawberry Mousse

A-

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

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Application

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bareMinerals Eyecolors: Stay Golden (inner lid), Rose Gold (middle), Deep Sea (outer), Lagoon (crease)

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27 thoughts on “bareMinerals Degrees of Dazzling Review, Photos, Swatches (Part 2)

  1. I love the looks you came up with! so pretty :)
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  2. I really love the matte shades.. gorgeous!!

  3. These shadows look lovely and are clearly a great value. I’ve used BM loose shadows and for the most part, I’ve found them to be excellent. The thing is that this collection is a bit of “overkill”.

    • Hey Mariella!

      Do you have any favorite brushes to use with bareMinerals’ loose eyeshadows?

      • Nope, I just use my regular brushes (MAC 239, a Sonia Kashuk shadow brush, etc.). The shadows I’ve used (perhaps all of them but I only have 4 or 5) don’t seem to be nearly as messy as some of MAC’s pigments.

    • Carrie

      It’s really one of those sets that your best bet is to get a group of friends and then divvy it amongst yourselves. Even with one other person you still get a ton of product at a great price!

  4. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Elizabeth Lizzi

    Oh! Velvet emerald is so pretty on the skin, but it the pot it looks like bread mold!

  5. Totally caved and just bought it. Don’t need it but had to have it lol.

    • Haha! What shades spoke to you loudest, Arielle?

      • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Arielle Arielle

        PEWTER all the way! Love the look you did with it!! I don’t think there is a single color in this set that I don’t like :-) And that is unusual cause there’s always one or two. I didn’t get last years Holiday set, so I figured I would splurge on this. I am also feeling a lot of the Naked 3 with this and perhaps even some Naked 2?? so, it will almost be like backups of awesome colors that I already have WAY too much of lol ;-)

  6. Honestly, I just wish I could buy Velvet Emerald (though without the sheerness problems) on its own. There are not enough of those sort of muted, dusty greens in the world.
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  7. Absolutely gorgeous colors! Love the look on your eyes
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  8. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Amy xamyx

    When I saw Part 1, I thought I could skip it; however, seeing Part 2 is making me reconsider… If it’s still available after Christmas, I’ll most likely pick it up.

  9. Absolutely gorgeous looks you created Christine :)
    need to try one of these if possible :)

  10. Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve seen anything new with the BM loose shadows These are all pretty shades. The mattes are interesting – it’s like they’re pigmented but in a muted sort of way. Love that green
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  11. This looks like a great set! It’s nice to see a pretty good mix of neutrals.

  12. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Katie allonsy

    If you’re on the fence because of the pricetag, this set is on sale for $49 on the bareescentuals website!

    http://www.bareescentuals.com/Degrees-Of-Dazzling/US66616,default,pd.html

  13. Lola

    Velvet Mauve looks pretty similar to Fresco from Laura Mercier, no? Maybe a bit cooler? I’m trying to keep my eye out for something similar in the event that I run out of this shadow haha.