Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

bareMinerals The Next Big Thing Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals The Next Big Thing Eyeshadow Quad

bareMinerals Remix: The Next Big Thing

bareMinerals The Next Big Thing Eyeshadow Quad ($30.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a new and limited edition palette for spring that features these four shades: The Rising Star (sunlit gold), Smash Hit (vibrant peach), Hoopla (glowing copper), and Ensemble (smoked-out plum).

The Rising Star is a lightened, yellow gold with a frosted, metallic finish. It almost looks cool-toned, as much as a yellow gold can. It had good color payoff in a single pass, and the texture was soft, dense, and buttery.  Too Faced Spun Sugar #5 is lighter. NYX Hot Yellow is less shimmery. bareMinerals Standing O is a bit lighter but still rather similar. MAC Treasure Hunt is less yellow and a cream product.

Smash Hit is a brightened coral-orange with a matte finish. The texture was soft, finely-milled but not powdery, and it had excellent pigmentation. MAC Coral is more orange and darker. MAC Dynamo is similar with some shimmer, and it is a cream product. Guerlain Les Fauves #3 is darker, redder. Make Up For Ever #5 is richer, darker.

Hoopla is a warm, coppery brown with a very frosted finish. It had good color payoff, and the texture was mostly smooth. Tarte Tuscan Sun has a more metallic finish. Wet ‘n’ Wild Sparkle ‘Til Morning #6 is a touch browner. Urban Decay Penny Lane is less brown.

Ensemble is a dark, purple-burgundy with a matte finish. It had good pigmentation, but it wasn’t quite as dense or as pigmented as many other bareMinerals’ matte eyeshadows. It was not as easily blended on the eye as a very good matte would be, and with such dark color, blendability is really key. MAC Sketch is lighter and has subtle shimmer. Tom Ford Enchanted #4 is more shimmery. MAC Deep Damson is very similar in color.

I think the color composition is a very warm-toned mix, and there’s a nice variety of contrast and finish here so there are several combinations to play around with. Generally, all four shades were more dupable than not, so you may find you have similar shades already in your stash (particularly Hoopla, which is a popular shade found in most ranges).  The other three shades were soft, easy to apply, and blendable.  When I wore all four shades together, they wore for eight full hours with no fading or creasing (no primer).

The Glossover

palette

The Next Big Thing

A-
I think the color composition is a very warm-toned mix, and there's a nice variety of contrast and finish here so there are several combinations to play around with. Generally, all four shades were more dupable than not, so you may find you have similar shades already in your stas.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

4.5/5

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bareMinerals The Next Big Thing Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals The Next Big Thing Eyeshadow Quad

bareMinerals The Next Big Thing Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals The Next Big Thing Eyeshadow Quad

bareMinerals The Next Big Thing Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals The Next Big Thing Eyeshadow Quad

bareMinerals The Next Big Thing Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals The Next Big Thing Eyeshadow Quad

bareMinerals The Next Big Thing Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals The Next Big Thing Eyeshadow Quad

bareMinerals The Next Big Thing Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals The Next Big Thing Eyeshadow Quad

bareMinerals The Next Big Thing Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals The Next Big Thing Eyeshadow Quad

bareMinerals The Next Big Thing Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals The Rising Star Eyeshadow

bareMinerals The Next Big Thing Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals Smash Hit Eyeshadow

bareMinerals The Next Big Thing Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals Hoopla Eyeshadow

bareMinerals The Next Big Thing Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals Ensemble Eyeshadow

bareMinerals The Next Big Thing Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals The Next Big Thing Eyeshadow Quad

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Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Nordstrom, $30.00.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

See individual shade review!

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27 thoughts on “bareMinerals The Next Big Thing Eyeshadow Quad Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Sara

    The gold and copper colors seem similar to the ones found in the Star Treatment palette (my new absolute favorite bought on your recommendation). Too much overlap to buy this one, but I do like that peach quite a bit…

  2. This quad pleasantly surprised me! I do have some dupes, but I liked the texture and feel like this is a great little quad to toss in your bag. I feel like I’ll def be reaching for Smash Hit and Hoopla this summer.

  3. Fell in love with the eye look, it looks awesome <3. Do you know when/if this will be released in the UK? Because I can't currently find it anywhere online :-(

    xo

  4. Avatar of Laia Laia

    I find it amazing, especially Hoopla. I’d even buy it for Hoopla alone!

  5. This is gorgeous! I’m noticing that coral is a very popular color to include in quads/palettes lately. It looks really pretty and I’d love to try it on my eyes!

  6. This quad is so pretty. The shadows are super pigmented & I love the tutorial. I will try that out

  7. Lisa G

    Just picked this up on Saturday, along, with the Wild Thing palette, Natural High blush and Tangerine lip sheer. When I swatched Ensemble, I noticed it was slightly lacking in pigmentation. Bought it anyway because I am drawn to that color combo.

  8. Avatar of Amaree Amaree

    I just bought this palette on Saturday and I really like it. The shades remind me of the sunset.

  9. Avatar of Liz Liz

    The color scheme reminds me of Chanel’s ecclosion quad in the best of ways. Exciting to have a less pricey option of good quality that’s pretty close.

  10. Jules

    I don’t want to buy a whole palette just for one color. But I NEEEEEEEEEEEEEED that coral color!!

  11. Avatar of Sam Sam

    I would love to buy this but I feel like I own too many UD half baked and it looks like a dupe to Hoopla

  12. This quad looks AMAZING with your root beer brown eyes. Gorgeous! I really like that peachy color. I think the other colors will be too warm for me, but on someone else they will look fabulous! Bare Minerals palettes are so nice. I love the application and blendability of them.

  13. Avatar of Resa Theresa

    I love your look, how gorgeous! I haven’t yet bought a Bare Minerals quad, so I think this may be my first.

  14. Avatar of Becky Becky

    How does Smash Hit compare to Urban Decay Free Bird? And Hoopla looks exactly like UD Baked.

  15. I think I will have to pass on this particular palette, but I love the look you did with it! By any chance, are you going to swatch the Urban Decay Oz palettes?

  16. I think bareMinerals comes out with great products but can be easily duped. The color combination you used on your lids is pretty though. I think it’s a great palette for the summer time but I’ll be passing it up.

  17. Avatar of Aida Aida

    I was a bit disappointed with entire REMIX collection. The colors just aren’t for me… Hopefully the next one will be much more appealing to me color wise :).

  18. Ha I love the name! The colors are OK… the pink would make a pretty blush (if you have a small enough blush brush!)

  19. Milagros

    Please continue with the eye tutorials as they are so very helpful.

  20. Jaz

    will I buy this ? NO. I am , however, inspired. I like the idea of a peach, copper/gold , and plum eye. I can definitely do this :)

  21. Avatar of Linda Linda

    This looks perfect for the summer!

  22. Avatar of Cat Cat

    I really like this quad– love the look you put together! I’m very tempted to get this.

  23. Avatar of Teasha Teasha Swartz

    I love peach and purple together.

  24. Avatar of ilona Ilona

    First let me say Christine that I discovered the world of beauty blogs only recently and yours is one of the best. I love it! All the indept reviews, photos, swatches and looks are really great and so helpful. And the fact that you update it so frequently make it a daily rendez-vous. Whish there were even more tutorials. As for the eyeshadows, do you think that UD Freelove is similar to Smash Hit? Thank you!