Sunday, February 15th, 2015

bareMinerals Pop of Passion Collection for Spring 2015
bareMinerals Pop of Passion Collection for Spring 2015

Pop of Passion Blush Balm ($22.00) (Limited Edition)

Glide on this Pop of Passion Blush Balm to bring a radiant, healthy look to cheeks. This cheek color’s lightweight texture and buildable color provide effortlessly smooth, even application, and its blend of passion fruit seed oil with vitamin E helps to hydrate and nourish the skin, leaving it with a gorgeous, flush of color.

  • Posy Passion Sheer fuchsia
  • Papaya Passion Vibrant coral peach
  • Natural Passion Sunwashed rose

Pop of Passion Lip Balm ($16.00) (Limited Edition)

This oil-rich formula delivers vibrant color and slick shine with a comfortable color-stain. Treat your lips to this luxurious melt-in formula that’s enriched with passion fruit seed oil for intense hydration and vitamin E for nourishment. Lips are left smooth with an ultra-glossy finish.

  • Peach Passion Fresh peach
  • Nude Passion Caramel buff
  • Punch Pop Vivid watermelon
  • Pink Passion Youthful pink
  • Candy Pop Neon pink
  • Plumberry Pop Pink plum
  • Rose Passion Deep blush
  • Tangerine Pop Juicy citrus

Availability: Now at Sephora

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Thursday, January 8th, 2015

bareMinerals Ready Eyeshadow 8.0
bareMinerals Ready Eyeshadow 8.0

The Sexy Neutrals Ready Eyeshadow 8.0 ($40.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Hot Commodity Metallic copper (Repromote)
  • Nude Beach Light warm sand (Repromote)
  • Bare Skin Copper rose (Repromote)
  • Pure Light airy peach (Repromote)
  • In the Buff Light golden peach (Repromote)
  • Natural Light buttery peach (Repromote)
  • Perspective Deep espresso (Repromote)
  • Celebrate Yellow cream (Repromote)

The Posh Neutrals Ready Eyeshadow 8.0 ($40.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Curtsy Shimmering snowflake (Repromote)
  • Valet Toffee sheen (Repromote)
  • Debutante Blushing nude (Repromote)
  • Romance Glimmering plum (Repromote)
  • Waltz Soft pink taupe (Repromote)
  • Caviar & Cake Velvet chrome (Repromote)
  • Sizzle Bronze spice
  • Promise Creamy beige (Repromote)

Availability: January 2015 at bareminerals.com, Sephora, Ulta, Macy’s, Dillard’s, Nordstrom

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Sunday, December 28th, 2014

bareMinerals Modern Pop Collection for Spring 2015
bareMinerals Modern Pop Collection for Spring 2015

Inspiration strikes with MODERN POP, a color collection for lush lashes, delicately vibrant eyes, creamy peach lips highlighting a luminous complexion. A fashionforward twist on a classic trend, this is beauty with a carefree spirit and effortless appeal.

The Modern Icon READY Eyeshadow 4.0 ($30.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Chic Pink cashmere
  • Carefree Peach sherbet
  • Sophisticate Natural amethyst
  • Exhale Warm slate

Lasting Line Long-Wearing Eyeliner ($16.00)

  • Classic Cream Cream

Marvelous Moxie Lipstick ($20.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Fall in Love Dark peach
  • Dream Big Nude peach
  • Express Yourself Coral peach

Marvelous Moxie Cream Glaze Lip Topcoat ($18.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Pearl Glaze Top coat

Lash Domination Volumizing Mascara ($18.00)

  • Intense Black Black

Availability: January 2015; now online at Nordstrom and ULTA

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Monday, November 3rd, 2014

bareMinerals The Magic Act Eye & Cheek Palette
bareMinerals The Magic Act Eye & Cheek Palette

bareMinerals The Magic Act Eye & Cheek Palette ($39.00 for 0.63 oz.) contains six eyeshadows, one highlighter, and three blushes in a fold-up palette. Each eyeshadow is 0.04 oz., while the Luminizer is 0.09 oz. and each blush is 0.10 oz. It’s a nice palette for someone who’s looking for a range of warm-toned neutrals in a variety of finishes paired with blush. There are a lot of neutral-themed palettes out there now, so this might not be a must-have, but at least this one is high quality and the added pairing of blushes makes it slightly different. If you’re a regular Ready fan, you may find this contains too many shades you already have as there are a few from previous holiday sets and/or permanent range.

Celebrate is a light, yellow beige with subtle, warm undertones and a satiny sheen. It had good color payoff with a soft, smooth consistency. It wore well for ten hours on me. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Fortune is a softened, light-medium warm-toned pink with a satin-matte finish. It had excellent pigmentation with a soft, buttery texture. The color wore well for ten hours before fading slightly. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Shazam is a peach, muted by beige, with a frosted finish and warm undertones. The texture was a little powdery, though it had good color payoff. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

A-Ha is a warm, golden bronze with a frosted, slightly metallic finish. It had nice color payoff with a soft, buttery consistency that went on fairly smoothly. It stayed on for nine and a half hours before fading. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Pumped is a muted, medium-dark brown with warm, yellow-ish undertones and a soft, golden sparkle. It had great pigmentation, while the texture was soft and silky. It didn’t start to fade until after nine and a half hours of wear. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Foreshadow is a taupe brown with subtle, warm undertones and a satin-matte finish. It had good color payoff with a fairly soft, silky consistency that blended well on the skin. It lasted for nine and a half hours before fading. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Premiere is a gold-shimmered, peach-beige with warm undertones and a luminous finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation that could be easily blended out for a lighter look or applied for a very glowing finish. It wore well for eight hours on me (and the formula only claims eight-hour wear). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Close Call is a rosy, medium brown with subtle, warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had nice color payoff with a soft, blendable consistency. It wore well for eight hours before fading. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Natural High is a gold-shimmered, medium pink with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation–but it didn’t seem as pigmented as the standalone version I have–with a soft, smooth texture. The color wore well for eight and a half hours on me. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Indecent Proposal is a muted, plummy pink with a satin finish. It had decent color payoff but was a little powdery–the texture wasn’t as silky or as blendable as the other three shades. This blush wore well for seven and a half hours on me. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

bareMinerals I Love the Night Life Eyeliner Set
bareMinerals I Love the Night Life Eyeliner Set

bareMinerals I Love the Night Life Eyeliner Set ($29.00 for 0.06 oz.) includes five shades of the brand’s Lasting Line Long-Wearing Eye Liner. As was the case with Afternoon Delights, it’s a frustrating formula to use, as the consistency is very dry and stiff. It drags and pulls at the skin, so the pigmentation suffers a lot, and even when you attempt to layer, the color is often uneven.

True Blue is a medium-dark blue with a pearly sheen. It had sheer color payoff in one stroke, and it wasn’t buildable to much more than semi-opaque, as the drier consistency made it hard to layer. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Constant Copper is a warm-toned, bronze brown with a pearly finish. It had semi-sheer color coverage in one pass, and it never built up more than that as it was very stiff. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Absolute Black is a medium-dark, neutral black with a satin-matte finish. Again, the formula yielded sheer color payoff paired with a really dry, stiff consistency made it difficult to apply. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Certainly Sterling is a brightened silver with a metallic sheen. It had semi-sheer color payoff, and it was a little creamier compared to the other shades, though it was still quite dry. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Steadfast Slate is a medium gray-black with silver shimmer and sparkle. It had sheer pigmentation in one stroke, and I really couldn’t get it to build to more than semi-sheer–and it was incredibly uneven. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

bareMinerals Afternoon Delights Eyeliner Set
bareMinerals Afternoon Delights Eyeliner Set

bareMinerals Afternoon Delights Eyeliner Set ($29.00 for 0.06 oz.) includes five shades of the brand’s Lasting Line Long-Wearing Eye Liner. It’s a very disappointing formula, and I don’t recommend the formula, period, or this set, due to poor color payoff that is paired with a stiffer, drier formula. The wear is average, which is “good news” compared to all the other characteristics one tends to look for in a go-to eyeliner. I can’t believe they discontinued their Round the Clock formula for this, as these are some of the worst eyeliners I’ve tried in recent memory.

Immortal Emerald is a muted, forest green with a pearly finish. Sheer color payoff that’s not even buildable, due to the very stiff, dry texture. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Eternal Bronze is a medium-dark, warm-toned brown with subtle gold sparkle over a satin finish. It was hard to apply, as the consistency was so dry, and the resulting color payoff was semi-opaque after many layers–at best. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Timeless Taupe is a warm-toned, taupe brown with a pearly shimmer-sheen finish. This was the creamiest of the three pencils, though it was still stiff and dragged a lot on the lash line. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Stay Golden is a brightened, yellow gold with a frosted finish. It was sheer, dry, and painful to use on the lash line due how stiff it was.
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Perpetual Plum is a muted, plummy-brown with gold shimmer over a satiny finish. It had semi-sheer color payoff in one stroke, but it wasn’t buildable as the consistency was just too dry. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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