Thursday, November 8th, 2012

bareMinerals The Finer Things Eyeshadow Palette
bareMinerals The Finer Things Eyeshadow Palette

This Palette is One of the Finer Things

bareMinerals The Finer Things Eyeshadow Palette ($40.00 for 0.28 oz.) includes eight eyeshadows:  Penthouse (black glitz), Custom Made (pink quartz pearl), Chateau (slate stone), Truffle (glistening chestnut), First Class (light silver sheen), Upgrade (hazy lilac), Five Star (white light), and Private Isle (cobalt sheen). It also includes a 0.05 oz. (half the size of the full-sized version) of Prime Time Eye Primer.

Each eyeshadow is 0.035 oz., as compared to the average full-sized eyeshadow, which is 0.05 oz. (and bareMinerals’ Ready eyeshadows in the duos and quads are 0.05 oz.). In duos, they’re $20/0.10 oz.; quads are $30/0.17 oz., and 8-pan palettes are $40/0.28 oz.–which breaks out to $200/oz., $176/oz., and $143/oz. I love that they give you a little more as you buy larger palettes. Just to put those prices in context, MAC single eyeshadows are $300/oz., while their duos are $275/oz. and quads are $210/oz.

Penthouse is deep matte black with subtle silver sparkle. It has really intense pigmentation, but it’s very blendable. I used the lightest dab of product to darken my crease when I was testing out the eyeshadows, which was plenty! If you tend to be a fiend for black eyeshadows, you probably have something similar, since it is a rather basic color (see the black eyeshadow swatch gallery). I noticed that the silver sparkles translated a bit more on the lid with this shade than they typically do (a lot of times they just get lost).

Custom Made is soft peach with a metallic sheen and a hint of pink to keep it from turning orange. As far as undertones go, this is almost cool-toned, which is hard to do in a peachy shade! It had rich color payoff, though the texture was a smidgen powdery. Le Metier de Beaute Nouvelle is less metallic, so it appears darker. theBalm Stubborn is more satin-y. MAC Nubile is more beige. Urban Decay Scratch is pinker.

Chateau is a medium-dark gray with a mostly matte finish. There are hints of brown in the color, but it’s not a taupe. The pigmentation was good, and it blended out easily. Urban Decay Desperation is a bit more red-toned. MAC Moody has more burgundy/plum in it. Urban Decay Asphalt is darker. Urban Decay Ace is darker.

Truffle is a coppery brown with a frosted, metallic finish. The color payoff was excellent, and the texture was very soft and smooth. This color is one that we have seen often, though, so you may have something like it already. Cinderella Drizella is more subdued. Dior Golden Savannah is browner, darker. Tarina Tarantino Amber is lighter. MAC Campfire is brighter, more orange. Make Up For Ever #12 is a bit richer. theBalm Meep Meep is very similar. MAC Amber Lights is a bit more orange.

First Class is a cool-toned pewter-gold with a soft frosted sheen. You might call it a dirty gold or platinum. It had good pigmentation, and it had a very smooth, finely-milled feel. Chanel Apprence is more golden. Urban Decay Maui Wowie is a touch yellower, lighter. Giorgio Armani #14 is darker, greener. Bare Minerals Chart Topper is lighter. Wet ‘n’ Wild Dancing in the Clouds is cooler-toned, grayer.

Upgrade is a subdued burgundy-mauve with a frosted finish. It had excellent color payoff with a silky-smooth feel. Inglot #423 is much darker. MAC Stolen Moment is darker and more purple. MAC Satin Taupe is quite a bit darker.

Five Star is a pale white with a satin finish. The pigmentation was spot-on, and the texture was soft without being powdery. Bare Minerals Cheers is cooler-toned. Bobbi Brown White is a bit cooler-toned and matte. MAC Crystal Avalanche is more shimmery.

Private Isle is a medium-dark blue with a very small tinge of purple. It has a satin-like finish, though there are very fine micro-shimmers (barely noticeable on). It had great color payoff, and it had a soft, smooth texture. This is an odd blue, because of the subdued nature of it and that it’s not full-onblue, which makes it hard to dupe. theBalm Sensational is lighter, bluer. Inglot #336 is kind of subdued, but it just looks so different. NARS Mandchourie has a similar vibe but ultimately looks unlike this.

bareMinerals has created a quality, cool-toned (overall) holiday palette that features a mix of neutrals paired with few hints of color. Custom Made seemed a little powdery initially, but I didn’t have problems with it once I used it on the eye. Chateau wasn’t as pigmented as it should be or as the rest of the palette, but it was only a little shy of that. When I wore the eyeshadows without a primer, they lasted a full ten hours without fading or creasing; with the Prime Time primer, they lasted ten hours again without creasing or fading.

The Glossover

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The Finer Things

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bareMinerals has created a quality, cool-toned (overall) holiday palette that features a mix of neutrals paired with few hints of color. Great pigmentation, finely-milled, soft textures, and long-wear make it something worth checking out!

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

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bareMinerals The Finer Things Eyeshadow Palette
bareMinerals The Finer Things Eyeshadow Palette

bareMinerals The Finer Things Eyeshadow Palette
bareMinerals The Finer Things Eyeshadow Palette

bareMinerals The Finer Things Eyeshadow Palette
bareMinerals The Finer Things Eyeshadow Palette

bareMinerals The Finer Things Eyeshadow Palette
bareMinerals The Finer Things Eyeshadow Palette

bareMinerals The Finer Things Eyeshadow Palette
bareMinerals The Finer Things Eyeshadow Palette

bareMinerals The Finer Things Eyeshadow Palette
bareMinerals The Finer Things Eyeshadow Palette

bareMinerals The Finer Things Eyeshadow Palette
bareMinerals Penthouse Eyeshadow

bareMinerals The Finer Things Eyeshadow Palette
bareMinerals Custom Made Eyeshadow

bareMinerals The Finer Things Eyeshadow Palette
bareMinerals Chateau Eyeshadow

bareMinerals The Finer Things Eyeshadow Palette
bareMinerals Truffle Eyeshadow

bareMinerals The Finer Things Eyeshadow Palette
bareMinerals First Class Eyeshadow

bareMinerals The Finer Things Eyeshadow Palette
bareMinerals Upgrade Eyeshadow

bareMinerals The Finer Things Eyeshadow Palette
bareMinerals Five Star Eyeshadow

bareMinerals The Finer Things Eyeshadow Palette
bareMinerals Private Isle Eyeshadow

bareMinerals The Finer Things Eyeshadow Palette
bareMinerals Eyeshadows in Custom Made (inner lid/brow bone), First Class (outer lid),
Chateau (outer lid), Penthouse (crease), First Class+Truffle (lower lash line),
Private Isle (lower lash line)

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12 thoughts on “bareMinerals The Finer Things Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Avatar of Aida Aida

    I bought this palette not too long ago and I absolutely love it! Even though there aren’t many matte shadows, I still think it’s a great palette and it might just be my favorite BE 8.0 :).

  2. The shades in this palette kind of grown on me.

  3. Avatar of rebecca blueraccoon

    I saw The Star Treatment at Sephora today and almost picked it up but now I’m glad I didn’t because I’d rather have this. More of the colors appeal to me and it’s cooler-toned, which suits me. I’ll have to look for this one :)

  4. I am swooning over First Class and Upgrade right now. And Penthouse is SO lovely and pigmented! I’m even loving Private Isle and I don’t usually WEAR blue shadow! But you’re absolutely right about this one being quite unique–it’s beautiful and bold but in a very subtle, wearable way

  5. Andrea

    I’m head over heels for just about every single Ready Palette!

  6. This is such a nice palette! I can honestly see myself wearing all these shades.

  7. Conny

    These colors are gorgeous and versatile. Gotta love an awesome cool-toned palette. I’m trying to decide whether to get this or the Urban Decay Smoked Palette for the beauty.com sale… Ahhhh, it’s so hard to decide, since I think Smoked might be a better value but I prefer the color composition of this (nice lighter shades).

    • Well, very few of us will ever finish an eyeshadow, let alone a whole palette of them… so I’d go for the colors you like :) I think both are good values, overall!

  8. Yellowlantern

    I like first class and private isle. They both seem rather nuanced and I like that private isle doesn’t immediately make me think of other blue eyeshadows I’ve seen here.

  9. Adele

    Private Isle is so pretty! I wish it came as a single.

  10. Nice palette. I love this blue jean color, and as usual your look is really great ^^

  11. Avatar of Brenda Brenda

    From what I’ve seen bareMinerals has the prettiest, unique blues. I don’t wear blue really ever, but they make me want to!