bareMinerals The Magic Touch Eyeshadow Duo

bareMinerals The Magic Touch Eyeshadow Duo ($20.00 for 0.09 oz.) contains a light and medium-dark shade for a quick and easy eye that can be created with just these two shades. They’re easily combined with other eyeshadows in your stash, but they worked well together as a duo. Both shades were easy to use, good quality, and long-wearing. As a heads up, Presto was featured in a limited edition holiday gift set last year (see my post here); Flicker was featured in a holiday palette from 2012 (which I don’t recall reviewing).

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bareMinerals The Magic Touch Eyeshadow Duo
bareMinerals READY Eyeshadow Duo The Magic Touch
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9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
9.5
Application
4.5
Total
92%
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bareMinerals The Covert Affair Eyeshadow Duo

bareMinerals The Covert Affair Eyeshadow Duo ($20.00 for 0.09 oz.) contains two shades that pair well together but are also more complex, a bit more unique than your average eyeshadow. The best of the Ready formula shines through this duo with both shades having a soft, buttery texture that feels like silk, blends out effortlessly, and wears really well.

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bareMinerals READY Eyeshadow Duo The Covert Affair
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9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
97%
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bareMinerals The Big Debut Eyeshadow Duo

bareMinerals The Big Debut Eyeshadow Duo ($20.00 for 0.09 oz.) is one of six new additions to the brand’s duo range. Long-time readers might remember that I’m a huge fan of the Ready formula, so I always yearn for even more shades. The Big Debut works well for a two-shade look, as one is more shimmery than the other, and there is nice contrast, yet the two easily blend together. It was a good duo overall, though the shades weren’t perfect (and this formula can get to perfect).

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bareMinerals The Big Debut Eyeshadow Duo
bareMinerals READY Eyeshadow Duo The Big Debut
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9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
9.5
Application
4.5
Total
91%
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bareMinerals READY Eyeshadows for Fall 2014

bareMinerals READY Eyeshadows for Fall 2014
bareMinerals READY Eyeshadows for Fall 2014

READY Eyeshadow 2.0 ($20.00)

  • The Magic Touch Presto (cool champagne sheen) + Flicker (antique bronze)
  • The Covert Affair Air (satin taupe) + Catch Me (rich mauve)
  • The High Society Waltz (soft pink taupe) + Debutante (blushing nude)
  • The Big Debut Future (sunset pink) + Center Stage (deep plum)
  • The Hollywood Ending Promise (creamy beige) + Dazzle (midnight teal)
  • Guilty Pleasures Shhh… (apricot nectar) + Yes Please (cinnamon brown shimmer)

READY Eyeshadow 4.0 ($30.00)

  • The Designer Label Ball Gown (nude sheen) + Tres Chic (apricot creme) + Elitist (glistening olive) + Couture (glimmering clove)
  • The Good Life Opulence (shimmering cream) + North (icy pearl) + Priceless (heathered smoke) + Blackout (black smoke)
  • The Comfort Zone Ahhh (blushing ivory) + Solace (honey beige) + Enjoy (rosy nude) + Tranquil (soft stone)

Availability: Now at bareMinerals, Nordstrom, Beauty.com

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bareMinerals Comfort Zone Ready Eyeshadow Quad

bareMinerals Comfort Zone Ready Eyeshadow Quad ($30.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a QVC-exclusive palette that features four, more neutral-themed shades. I wish there was at least one more contrasting, darker shade in this, because the light-medium nature of all four makes them run together on the lid. The quality is fairly good, though not a slam dunk (and many of bareMinerals’ quads are), but I don’t think this is as versatile as it could be–I tried a few different pairings/combinations, and they were all very similar once applied. If it’s the type of look you wear all the time, I think it would be worth checking out, but if you want to have a few combinations at the ready (ha, ha), this one might not be the right match for you.

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bareMinerals Comfort Zone Ready Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals READY Eyeshadow Quad The Comfort Zone
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Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
90%
Limited Edition
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5 of My Favorite Colorful Eyeshadow Palettes

I love colorful eyeshadows, and there have been some interesting palettes that have released over the years! If you’re in the market for something that’s not just neutrals, you may want to check out some of these. Too Faced Pretty Rebel and Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren both deserve honorable mentions; two of my favorites, but they are limited edition. I try to make these lists stand the test of time and avoid limited edition inclusions, but at this moment, both palettes are still available for purchase if they interest you. For now :)

  1. Sugarpill Cold Chemistry — a set of four, cool-toned shades
  2. bareMinerals The Elements — beige, orange, green, and blue for a particularly unique color combination
  3. Urban Decay Electric — for bold, bright near-neons
  4. Tarina Tarantino Fantastical — if you love purple, this one’s for you
  5. Sleek Sunset — bright golds, yellows, and coppers