Saturday, January 5th, 2013

bareMinerals The Wild Thing Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals The Wild Thing Eyeshadow Quad

bareMinerals Remix: The Wild Thing

bareMinerals The Wild Thing Eyeshadow Quad ($30.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a limited edition palette for spring that features these shades: Sensational (iridescent aqua), Icon (electric chartreuse), Elitist (bronzed taupe), and Controversy (deep marine blue).

Sensational is a pale aqua–that leans a little sea foam green–with an iridescent gold sheen. It had pretty good pigmentation, and it was very soft. It seemed like it might be a smidgen powdery when I swatched it, but I didn’t have any fall out or powderiness when I applied it to my lid. Chanel Riviere is darker, grayer. Giorgio Armani #1 Spring 2012 #2 is lighter. Lancome Fashion Forward is very comparable.

Icon is a yellowed chartreuse with a satiny finish. It had great color payoff and applied smoothly. MAC Brilliantly Lit is a touch brighter (and a cream product). Dior Garden Pastels is darker, greener. NARS Rated R is greener–brighter, less yellow-toned. MAC Bitter is a bit lighter and matte in finish.

Elitist is a subdued khaki brown with a satiny shimmer-sheen. It was finely-milled, smooth when applied, and nicely pigmented. MAC Soba is similar but more matte. theBalm Schitzo is more golden. Giorgio Armani #26 is similar–a bit browner. Dior Golden Savannah is warmer, lighter. (This shade was also in The Star Treatment.)

Controversy is a darkened blue with a frosted, metallic finish. This shade was a bit powdery, but I didn’t encounter any powdery fall out when applied to the lid. Tom Ford Emerald Lust #4 is darker, more of a navy blue. Giorgio Armani Ecailles Black Pearl #1 is a touch greener in its base. MAC Pre-packaged is a bit brighter. bareMinerals Water is similar in color but has more of a satiny finish.

The color composition gave me a summery vibe, but from questions we’ve asked here, most readers don’t seem bound by colors on a season-by-season basis.  The four shades work well together, and Elitist makes it more approachable as a way to tone down some of the colors in it.  When I wore all four shades together, they lasted for nine hours without fading or creasing (no primer required).  I did experience a very slight powderiness in Sensational and Controversy when I swatched them, but it didn’t impact application as there was no powdery fall out or difficulty in achieving smooth, opaque color.

The Glossover

palette

The Wild Thing

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The color composition gave me a summery vibe, but from questions we've asked here, most readers don't seem bound by colors on a season-by-season basis.

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

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bareMinerals The Wild Thing Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals The Wild Thing Eyeshadow Quad

bareMinerals The Wild Thing Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals The Wild Thing Eyeshadow Quad

bareMinerals The Wild Thing Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals The Wild Thing Eyeshadow Quad

bareMinerals The Wild Thing Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals The Wild Thing Eyeshadow Quad

bareMinerals The Wild Thing Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals The Wild Thing Eyeshadow Quad

bareMinerals The Wild Thing Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals The Wild Thing Eyeshadow Quad

bareMinerals The Wild Thing Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals The Wild Thing Eyeshadow Quad

bareMinerals The Wild Thing Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals Sensational Eyeshadow

bareMinerals The Wild Thing Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals Icon Eyeshadow

bareMinerals The Wild Thing Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals Elitist Eyeshadow

bareMinerals The Wild Thing Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals Controversy Eyeshadow

bareMinerals The Wild Thing Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals The Wild Thing Eyeshadow Quad

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Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Nordstrom, $30.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

See individual shade review!

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31 thoughts on “bareMinerals The Wild Thing Eyeshadow Quad Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Avatar of Mindy Smith AZSunshine

    I guess the color combo just isn’t working for me.

  2. MeggieBeth

    I was unsure on the green until I saw it in your look. THANK YOU SO MUCH for the step-by-step! I learn so much from you.

  3. Avatar of Elle Elle

    Oh, WOW! I don’t know how I could ever pull this off but your tutorial is making me throw caution to the wind – I might grab one of these palettes! How do you manage to do everything so beautifully? Thanks for posting these and for all your helpful reviews.

  4. Avatar of Cat Cat

    I really love the BareMinerals eye shadow duos/quads/etc and I was interested in promo shots, but seeing this now I’m not sure if I could pull it off. We’ll see though– might try to find a tester in a store and play around!

  5. Avatar of Gina Gina

    This looks so fun and summery! It’s making me itch for warmer weather! By the way, Christine, what crease brush did you use for this tutorial?

  6. Avatar of Nina Nina

    This looks stunning on you, Christine :)

  7. Avatar of Lisa Lisa

    So pretty. I have to have this!

  8. Avatar of Mariella Mariella

    I love the formulation of these shadows but Icon isn’t a colour I like or would wear. The only colour I really like is Elitist, which I have in The Star Treatment palette and I’ve got so many dupes of the other 2 shades.

  9. Frou

    I LOVE when you do picture step-by-step look tutorials, they’re so helpful! Thanks for all your work on the site and on your Youtube channel, I’m obsessed!

  10. Amy

    Yeah…I was right…these colors are too dark for me so it won’t look vibrant and cute at all ><

    • MckinneyMini

      Actually the green is very light and duochromy almost in real life. I just bought this palette and I literally bought it just for the green color lol. The green is very wearable and the blue and brown can be sheered out for the outercorner. The only color I don’t like (doesn’t suit my skin tone) is that mustard yellow color.

  11. I love to see a palette with such a fresh color combo.

  12. Avatar of Jen Jennifer Karlovec

    Does not lining the upper lashline make brighter colors more wearble or is that just a preference? I am just curious because I always stay away from brights, and I am looking for some ways to ease into them! TIA. Love all your reviews and swatches!

    • Hi Jennifer!

      When I line my upper lash line, it gets really irritated and causes redness – at worst, I’ll get swollen eyes and then the next few days, my eyelids are dry and flaking; at best, it’s just slightly swollen or uncomfortable! I’ve tried an assortment of eyeliners from liquid to pencil to using eyeshadow on a brush – I think my upper lash line is just really sensitive – sometimes mascara will do it if I get too close to the base of my upper lashes. I haven’t tried using liquid eyeliner there in some time since readers said it was OK not to keep trying.

      • Avatar of Jen Jennifer Karlovec

        Well it looks gorgeous and I am going to try it as I break into some brights this spring! Happy New Year! Thanks!

  13. Ashley

    Thank you so much for doing this! I cannot wait to get into the store and give this a whirl. Will you be doing a review on the Loud & Clear Lip Sheer’s? I just got the Tangerine Trance and believe it is the best lip flavor I have ever had. :)

  14. It almost feels like this is purposefully offbeat. Interesting colors, but not my taste

  15. I love this quad and I really adore the LE packaging.

  16. Jaz

    yep. I want this.

  17. Avatar of Jade Jade

    The palette itself doesn’t sing to me, but I LOVE that look! It makes me reconsider haha.

  18. Burntflowersfall

    Icon looks like Nars Mangrove

  19. Carrie

    How pretty! I love how you have been showing the way you apply the shadows to get “the look.” Thanks for the swatches and the way one can apply the shadows.

  20. Meri

    what a disappointment, I have a Google alert set for the blog with all reviews coming in quickly and I get excited when I check my email to see whats coming (usually) but got to the link and said whaaat? who ever designed this palette needs to go back to color 101, even allowing for scatter-shot matching they are way off. Looks decent when shown here but my guess is that look will get old- real quick and difficult to keep fresh.
    pass on this. I usually dont say much but I find this palette and it’s colors very disappointing. :(

  21. Karla Kammerer Shedd

    What did you use on your lower lash line? (sorry if you listed it somewhere – I can’t seem to find it) LOVE this look!