Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

bareMinerals Holiday 2013 Launches
bareMinerals Holiday 2013 Launches

Naturally Luminous Trio (Limited Edition)

bareMinerals Skincare will change the way you feel about your skin—and give you the famous bareMinerals naturally luminous glow. This Naturally Luminous Trio is designed to keep your skin soft, smooth, radiant and beautifully moisturized all winter long. Purifying Facial Cleanser and Purely Nourishing Moisturizer Combination Skin work together to help nourish skin, while our Renew & Hydrate Eye Cream hydrates the delicate eye area. All formulas are powered by our proprietary ActiveSoil™ Complex, which is clinically proven to deliver skin-renewing benefits and potent antioxidant defense. The results are incredible: increased cell turnover, smaller-looking pores and improved luminosity.

Deluxe Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 ($39.00) (Limited Edition)

A limited-edition, deluxe size of award-winning ORIGINAL Foundation for flawless coverage with a naturally luminous finish.

Perfect Ten ($58.00) (Limited Edition)

Only the best for the best. We’ve compiled ten coveted shades into one sleek, chic collection for a classic, polished look that’ll take you through the seasons in style. These stunning, iconic colors for eyes, lips and cheeks all wrapped up in a slim travel makeup clutch will instantly elevate your makeup wardrobe…and guarantee you’ll always be a perfect ten.

  • bareMinerals READY® Eyeshadow featuring One Hit Wonder (butter chiffon)
  • bareMinerals READY® Eyeshadow featuring Ritzy (shimmering cocoa)
  • bareMinerals READY® Eyeshadow featuring So Chic (glimmering java)
  • bareMinerals READY® Eyeshadow featuring Promise (creamy beige)
  • bareMinerals READY® Eyeshadow featuring Ooh La La (sugared mauve)
  • bareMinerals READY® Eyeshadow featuring Keepsake (sparkling graphite)
  • bareMinerals READY® Blush The Indecent Proposal (dusty plum)
  • bareMinerals READY® Luminizer The Premiere
  • Marvelous MoxieTM Lipstick in Make Your Move (soft neutral pink)
  • Marvelous MoxieTM Lipstick in Stand Out (rosewood)
  • Mini Lip Brush
  • Mini Double-Ended Blush & Shadow Brush

Brush with Splendor ($25.00) (Limited Edition)

Perfect for flawless application, contouring, blending and more, this collection of four mini professional brushes for face and eyes creates endless, effortless looks. Includes sleek silver bag for gorgeous, on-the-go application.

City Lights ($54.00) (Limited Edition)

Turn up the lights, bring on the bling, and discover the stunning beauty of an urban wonderland. Uptown polish meets downtown dazzle in a spectrum of flattering hues for eyes, lips and cheeks. Luxe golds, soft coppers and rich roses meet glistening gem-like finishes for a look that will leave all in awe…starting with you.

  • Lightscape Eyecolor (gilded frost) (0.02 oz.)
  • Uptown Eyecolor (burnished golden copper) (0.02 oz.)
  • Pebble Eyecolor (light brown beige) (0.02 oz.)
  • After Hours Liner Shadow (deep graphite) (0.01 oz.)
  • Lash DominationTM 10-in-1 Volumizing Mascara in Intense Black (0.37 fl. oz.)
  • Clear Radiance All-Over Face Color (opalescent glow) (0.03 oz.)
  • bareMinerals READY® Blush The Grand Entrance (muted rose mauve) (0.21 oz.)
  • Marvelous MoxieTM Lipgloss in City Slicker (golden raspberry) (0.15 fl. oz.)
  • Double-Ended Lid, Line & Crease Brush

All the Faves ($36.00) (Limited Edition)

This stunning collection includes eight tried-and-true favorites, including our famous finishing powder and foundation primer, and brand new innovations like our new powerhouse mascara and lipstick with an attitude. Each is sized just right, whether you’re trying something new, stocking up on portable must-haves, or doing a little bit of both.

  • Prime Time Foundation Primer
  • Prime Time Eyelid Primer
  • Mineral Veil finishing powder
  • bareMinerals READY® Blush The One (nude pink)
  • bareMinerals READY® Eyeshadow 2.0 The Epiphany featuring A ha + Foreshadow (brown sugar/brown truffle)
  • Lash Domination 10-in-1 Volumizing Mascara in Intense Black
  • Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Get Ready (warm rosy pink)
  • Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Sparkplug (dusty pink pearl)

Hot to Trot ($25.00) (Limited Edition)

Be it a stylish soiree or intimate fete, this 6-piece collection leaves you with lush, pouty, fuller-looking lips complete with a luminous shine that was born to be talked about. From golden pink to candied apple, these shades have got it going on. And that refreshing sensation you get when you apply Marvelous MoxieTM—that’s just to add a little spark to your life.

  • Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Maverick (rosewood shimmer)
  • Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Crowd Surfer (cotton candy pink)
  • Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Smooth Talker (golden pink)
  • Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Firecracker (candied apple)
  • Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Smarty Pants (shimmering shell)
  • Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Dreamer (golden sand)

Show Me the Shimmer (Limited Edition)

Make ‘em stop, stare…and stare some more. This spellbinding spectrum of Marvelous MoxieTM Lipgloss loads on brilliant color and amped-up glimmer for fabulously full, deeply moisturized lips that won’t quit. In 6 hypnotic, holographic hues that will leave the world majorly mesmerized.

  • Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Crowd Pleaser (golden vanilla glimmer)
  • Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Superstar (holographic teal prism)
  • Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Icon (amber pink glimmer)
  • Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Scene Stealer (electric lilac sparkle)
  • Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Head Turner (soft pink glitz)
  • Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Femme Fatale (glistening cabernet)

Kiss & Tell ($29.00) (Limited Edition)

Marvelous MoxieTM Lipstick smoothes on a vibrant surge of creamy, pigment-packed color for fiercely full, ultra-hydrated lips that won’t quit. This collection of bold, beautiful hues includes 5 shades of sass to match your every Moxie mood. Get it on, get noticed…and give ‘em something to talk about.

  • Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Speak Your Mind (blushing pink)
  • Marvelous MoxieTM Lipstick in Break Away (luscious mauve)
  • Marvelous MoxieTM Lipstick in Get Ready (warm rosy pink)
  • Marvelous MoxieTM Lipstick in Go All Out (neon pink)
  • Marvelous MoxieTM Lipstick in Be Bold (crimson berry)

Simply Irresistible ($49.00) (Limited Edition)

Amp up your allure with this 9-piece collection of coveted, crave-worthy shades for eyes, lips and cheeks. Rich pure colors, luxurious textures and glistening, gleaming finishes combine to create a look that’s deliciously opulent, exquisitely gorgeous…and impossible to resist.

  • Queen Phyllis Eyecolor (light buttercup) (0.02 oz.)
  • Heirloom Eyecolor (shimmering grey) (0.02 oz.)
  • Posh Eyecolor (sparkling carbon) (0.02 oz.)
  • Cheek Tint in Charm (candy heart pink) (0.03 oz.)
  • Secret Radiance All-Over Face Color (golden candlelit sheen) (0.03 oz.)
  • Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Rebel (A pink mauve shade) (0.15 fl. oz.)
  • Round the Clock Waterproof Eyeliner in Midnight (blackout) (0.04 oz.)
  • Flawless Definition Volumizing Mascara in Black (0.33 fl. oz.)
  • Double-Ended Tapered Blush & Shadow Brush

Your Perfect Picks Eye ($39.00) (Limited Edition)

Choose your perfect picks—and then take them on the go. This chic, portable case includes your choice of eyecolors, plus one mascara and one eyeliner. Perfect for gorgeous eyes anytime, anywhere.

  • 1 Eyecolor, Liner Shadow, High Shine, or Primer Shadow
  • 1 Eyecolor, Liner Shadow, High Shine, or Primer Shadow
  • 1 Round the Clock Waterproof Eyeliner
  • 1 Mascara
  • 1 Your Perfect Picks Eye Case

Your Perfect Picks Eye with Ready Duo ($39.00) (Limited Edition)

Choose your perfect picks—and then take them on the go. This chic, portable case includes your choice of eyecolors, plus one mascara and one eyeliner. Perfect for gorgeous eyes anytime, anywhere.

  • 1 READY Eyeshadow 2.0
  • 1 Round the Clock Waterproof Eyeliner
  • 1 Mascara
  • 1 Your Perfect Picks Eye Case

Your Perfect Picks Face ($55.00) (Limited Edition)

Choose your perfect picks—and then take them on the go. This chic, portable case includes your pick of one foundation, one finishing powder and one complexion booster for a flawless face whenever, wherever.

  • 1 bareMinerals READY SPF 20 Foundation, ORIGINAL SPF 15 Foundation(size: large), or MATTE SPF 15 Foundation(size: large)
  • 1 Blush, Bronzer, Luminizer, All-Over Face Color, or Radiance
  • 1 bareMinerals READY Touch Up Veil or Mineral Veil
  • 1 Your Perfect Picks Face Case

READY Face & Body Luminizer ($45.00) (Limited Edition)

Bare it all brilliantly with bareMinerals READY® Face & Body Luminizer. This deluxe, limited-edition version of our solid mineral powder features a starburst of shimmering shades that swirl delicately over skin with the plush all-over brush for a show-off glow from head to toe. Powered by our proprietary SeaNutritive MineralTM Complex composed of positively-charged, antioxidant-rich sea minerals with cold-pressed kiwi seed oil, this formula delivers skin-nourishing benefits for softer, smoother skin that demands to be seen.

  • bareMinerals READY® Face & Luminizer The Many Splendors
  • Face & Body Brush

Double Domination ($18.00) (Limited Edition)

This is your ultimate 10-in-1 mascara for volume, length, thickness, lift and larger-than-life lashes. The exclusive ProTwist180 wand is spiraled 180° to curve around each lash and coat from all angles with a formula powered by nourishing minerals plus a quinoa protein complex. In a full size plus a perfectly portable size for a double dose of domination.

  • Lash Domination 10-in-1 Volumizing Mascara in Intense Black (0.37 fl. oz)
  • Mini Lash Domination 10-in-1 Volumizing Mascara in Intense Black (0.18 fl. oz)

Luminous Hydrating Body Cream ($35.00) (Limited Edition)

Deeply hydrate and illuminate skin with this luxurious, radiant body cream. Powered by our proprietary ActiveSoil Complex, a luminous mineral blend, and sumptuous butters and oils, this ultra rich, non-greasy cream envelops skin with ultimate comfort, leaving it instantly moisturized while helping to improve skin texture. The result? Skin that glows with a natural-looking luminosity and feels soft and smooth to the touch.

Your Perfect Picks Lip ($39.00) (Limited Edition)

Choose your perfect picks—and then take them on the go. This chic, portable case includes your choice of any three bareMinerals lip favorites. Now that’s what we call lip service.

  • 1 Lipcolor, Lipgloss, or Lipliner
  • 1 Lipcolor, Lipgloss, or Lipliner
  • 1 Lipcolor, Lipgloss, or Lipliner
  • 1 Your Perfect Picks Lip Case

Best in Sass ($18.00) (Limited Edition) (Exclusive to bareMinerals)

Can you handle these lips? Marvelous Moxie™ Lipstick smoothes on a rich surge of color for full, hydrated lips, while Lipgloss loads on sheer-to-medium color and glistening shine. These universally flattering shades will take you from coffee to cocktails in sassy style—glide on alone for a true hue or layer ’em up for creamy neutral color plus high shine…and show us your Moxie. Features Make Your Move Marvelous Moxie Lipstick and Rule Breaker/Sparkplug Marvelous Moxie Double-Ended Lipgloss.

Pout Loud ($19.00) (Limited Edition)

Amp up lips with a translucent splash of vivid color and soft shine. This sheer gel is loaded with shea butter and jojoba seed oil for maxed-out moisture and nourished, conditioned lips with a fresh citrus scent. In pure pops of pink and berry, your lip look is guaranteed to top the charts. Featuring Berry Remix and Pink Pulse.

Pink Persuasion ($19.00) (Limited Edition)

Cast a stunning spell with these irresistible shades of perfectly paired pinks for lips and cheeks. Sweep on a longwearing, blushing pink glow, then lavish lips with baby-pink color and nonstop shine…and behold the power of pink.

  • Mini bareMinerals READY® Blush in The French Kiss
  • Mini Marvelous Moxie™ Lipgloss in Show Off
  • Mini Flawless Application Brush

Lit From Within ($20.00) (Limited Edition) (Exclusive to bareMinerals)

Get a luminous glow wherever you go with this trio of travel-ready brightening favorites. Smooth on brightening foundation primer for a complexion boost while reducing excess oil, and diffuse shadows with our light-reflecting face and eye brightener. Dust on the illuminating finishing powder for your final step to brilliant skin. Talk about a bright idea.

  • Mini Prime Time™ Brightening Foundation Primer
  • Mini Well-Rested® Face & Eye Brightener
  • Illuminating Mineral Veil® Finishing Powder

Stop, Look, & Glisten ($20.00) (Limited Edition) (Exclusive to bareMinerals)

You’ll glisten, gleam and shimmer like never before with this collection of two eyecolors in sparkling plum and light lilac plus a Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in luscious amber pink with nonstop glistening shine. Megawatt glow in just three easy steps…done, done and done.

  • Eyecolors in Embrace and Flicker
  • Mini Marvelous Moxie™ Lipgloss in Stylesetter
  • Mini Contour Shadow Brush

Smoky & Sultry ($25.00) (Limited Edition) (Exclusive to ULTA)

Give in to eyes and lips so smoky and sultry, no one will be able to resist them. Your eyes will captivate in shades of nude champagne and dark cherry chocolate with a frame of well-defined lashes in intense black. Complete your party-ready look with rosy-hued lips drenched in nonstop shine, and surrender to pure color indulgence. Available December 2013.

  • Eyecolor in Cherry Coco Truffle
  • Eyecolor in Sultry
  • Marvelous Moxie™ Lipgloss in Temptress
  • Flawless Defi nition Mascara in Black
  • Eye Shaping Brush

Glow All the Way ($25.00) (Limited Edition) (Exclusive to Macy’s)

It doesn’t get more luminous than this. Reveal your inner radiance with this coveted 4-piece collection to highlight your best and most beautiful assets. With bright eyes, a healthy soft-focus glow and shiny, shimmering lips, these glow-getting essentials will have you in your best light, day and night. Available November 2013.

  • Original Mineral Veil® Finishing Powder
  • All-Over Face Color Radiance in Love
  • Mini Well-Rested® Face & Eye Brightener
  • Marvelous Moxie™ Lipgloss in Smooth Talker

All the Faves ($36.00) (Limited Edition)

This stunning collection includes eight tried-and-true favorites, including our famous finishing powder and foundation primer, and brand new innovations like our new powerhouse mascara and lipstick with an attitude. Each is sized just right, whether you’re trying something new, stocking up on portable must-haves, or doing a little bit of both.

  • Mini Prime Time Original Foundation Primer
  • Mini Prime Time Eyelid Primer
  • bareMinerals READY Blush in The One
  • bareMinerals READY 2.0 in The Epiphany
  • Original Mineral Veil Finishing Powder
  • Mini Lash Domination Volumizing Mascara
  • Mini Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Get Ready
  • Mini Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Sparkplug

Complexion Superstars ($39.00) (Limited Edition) (Exclusive to Sephora)

Reach for the stars with this 6-piece collection of bestselling, top-rated enhancers and perfectors. It’s everything you need for complexion perfection…a beautiful array of color boosters, glow-getters and fi nishing powders to give you a gorgeously radiant, healthy glow. We already know you’re a star…and now, you’re guaranteed to look like one. Available November 2013.

  • Original Mineral Veil® Finishing Powder
  • Illuminating Mineral Veil® Finishing Powder
  • Warmth All-Over Face Color
  • Clear Radiance All-Over Face Color
  • Golden Gate Blush
  • Mini Full Flawless Face Brush

Seeing Stars ($54.00) (Limited Edition) (Exclusive to bareMinerals)

See yourself in a whole new light with this stellar spectrum for eyes, lips and cheeks. Ethereal, ever-so-sheer hues, jewel tones and delicately twinkling fi nishes skim over the complexion like a star across the horizon for a luxe, luminescent look. Slip your brilliant beautifiers into the chic makeup clutch and voilá…a star is born. Available November 2013.

  • NEW Eyecolors in Supernova and Behold
  • Eyecolors in Queen Phyllis and Queen Tiff any
  • NEW bareMinerals READY® Touch Up Veil in Illuminating Gold
  • NEW Blush in Afterglow
  • NEW Mini Marvelous Moxie™ Lipgloss in Spellbinder and Visionary
  • Full-Size Lash Domination™ Volumizing Mascara
  • Double-ended Precision Eye Brush • Bag

Mix Master ($48.00) (Limited Edition)

This convertible eyeshadow palette includes twelve base, crease and liner shades that mix and match for endless on-the-go looks. Buff , blend, line and defi ne eff ortlessly with the multitasking eye brush. Includes application tutorial for ultra-chic looks. Design your own READY-to-go compact in three easy steps: 1. Pop any three shades out by pressing up from bottom. 2. Click into inner READY-to-go compact. 3. Slide inner compact out and go.

  • Daydream
  • Stealth
  • Muse
  • Custom Made
  • Max Volume
  • Panorama
  • Perspective
  • In Vogue
  • Hot Commodity
  • Embellish
  • Maven
  • Mixologist
  • Plus Double-ended Tapered Crease & Flat-Edge Liner Brush

Bring on the Night ($49.00) (Limited Edition) (Exclusive to ULTA)

The night is yours with this entrancing collection of smoldering shades for eyes, lips and cheeks. Soft shimmering smoke, velveteen pink and touches of luminescence layer on for bewitching beauty that will take you from dusk to dawn in stunning style. So turn down the lights and amp up the allure…the night is young, and adventure awaits. Available November 2013.

  • NEW bareMinerals READY® Eyeshadow 2.0 in The Late Show
  • Eyecolor in Queen Phyllis Matte
  • bareMinerals READY® Luminizer in The Daydream
  • Blush in Beauty
  • Original Mineral Veil® Finishing Powder
  • NEW Marvelous Moxie™ Lipgloss in Glamorista
  • Lash Domination™ Volumizing Mascara
  • Deluxe Mini Flawless Application Brush

Crystallized ($54.00) (Limited Edition) (Exclusive to Sephora)

Bring on the bling with jaw-dropping, head-turning, crystallized color like you’ve never seen before. Holographic hues, explosions of iridescence, light-reflecting lips…it all comes together in one incredible collection for shimmering smoky eyes, radiant cheeks and glitzy lips guaranteed to rock the
party. Forget diamonds…crystals are a girl’s best friend. Available November 2013.

  • NEW bareMinerals READY® Eyeshadow 2.0 in The Magic Word
  • Eyecolor in Steam
  • NEW Liner Shadow in Mesmerized
  • Lash Domination™ Volumizing Mascara
  • NEW All-Over Face Color in Golden Gate Radiance
  • Marvelous Moxie™ Lipstick in Break Away
  • NEW Marvelous Moxie™ Lipgloss in Hypnotist
  • NEW Double-Ended Shade & Define Brush

City Lights ($54.00) (Limited Edition) (Exclusive to Macy’s, Nordstrom, Dillard’s)

Turn up the lights, bring on the bling, and discover the stunning beauty of an urban wonderland. Uptown polish meets downtown dazzle in a spectrum of fl attering hues for eyes, lips and cheeks. Luxe golds, soft coppers and rich roses meet glistening gem-like fi nishes for a look that will leave all in awe…starting with you. Available November 2013.

  • Eyecolors in Lightscape and Uptown
  • Eyecolor in Pebble
  • New Liner Shadow in After Hours
  • Clear Radiance All-Over Face Color
  • bareMinerals READY® Blush in The Grand Entrance
  • NEW Marvelous Moxie™ Lipgloss in City Slicker
  • Lash Domination™ Volumizing Mascara
  • Double-ended Lid, Line & Crease Brush

Degrees of Dazzling ($79.00) (Limited Edition)

Reinvent how you play with color in this collection of 20 bareMinerals Eyecolors. It includes a full range of shades in four phenomenal finishes—from creamy velvets and high shines to sparkling glimmers and deep liners—in five different families of color. Luscious greens. Perfect pinks. Majestic purples. Warm neutrals. And seductive grays. It’ll change your whole perspective, and you’ll never look back.

  • High Shine Eyecolors in Pewter, Rose Gold, Stay Golden, Deep Sea (new) and Iridescent Iris (new)
  • Glimmer Eyecolors in Silver Dollar, Strawberry Mousse, Golden Pear (new), Violet Spell (new) and Ginger Sugar (new)
  • Velvet Matte Eyecolors in Velvet Charcoal, Velvet Mauve, Velvet Emerald (new), Velvet Lavender (new) and Velvet Nude (new)
  • Liner Shadows in Black Leather, Yoga, Lagoon, Starry Night (new) and Toasted Espresso (new)

A to Z Must Haves ($98.00) (Limited Edition) (Exclusive to bareMinerals)

Express your passion for spellbinding beauty with these 26 colors for eyes, face and lips. From the shimmering nude Marvelous Moxie™ Lipgloss in
A-Lister to the soft, tarnished gold Zany Eyecolor, this blockbuster collection includes a color for every letter in the alphabet.

  • Eyecolors in Charmed, Espresso Decadence, Lilac Haze, Overjoyed, Quirky (new), Up in Smoke (new), Wild Ruby, X-Factor (new), Yours Truly (new) and Zany
  • Blush in Kiss, Passion, Sweet Cheeks and Vintage Peach
  • All-Over Face Color in Faux Tan Matte and The Turn On
  • Mini Marvelous Moxie™ Lipgloss in A-Lister, Dreamer, Go Getter, Hot Shot, Idol (new), Jet Setter, Night Owl (new) and Rebel
  • Mineral Veil® Finishing Powder in Brightening Pearl and Original

Availability: bareminerals.com, Beauty.com, Sephora, Macys.com, Nordstrom, Ulta

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Saturday, October 12th, 2013

It might be cliche to opt for a top five of orange-colored products with Halloween a few weeks away, but hey! it’s just an excuse to pay homage to some of my favorite oranges. :)

  1. Buxom Rogue — a luminous, rich orange-red with intense color payoff and a wonderfully comfortable formula
  2. Zoya Amy — a rich, molten orange with hints of deep gold and metallic shimmer
  3. Sugarpill Flamepoint — a true orange with a matte finish that’s incredibly pigmented
  4. Maybelline Electric Orange — a lush orange with a glossy sheen for under $10!
  5. Sleek Sunset #4 — it may be part of a palette (which I try to avoid, but the price point on this palette is so low, plus the palette is amazing from start to finish, I couldn’t resist!), but it’s such a bright and rich shade of tangerine with so much color payoff!

What’s your must-have orange-hued beauty product?

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

Reader Maha requested my top five picks for bronze eyeshadows, and here we go! :) This was a tough one–there are SO many fantastic bronze eyeshadows on the market. You can see a few more shades that didn’t quite make the cut here.

  1. Maybelline Downtown Brown — golden bronze
  2. MAC Bronze — red-toned bronze brown
  3. Giorgio Armani #6 — deep, golden bronze
  4. Inglot #409 — medium-dark bronze
  5. bareminerals Cognac — metallic bronze

What’s your favorite bronze eyeshadow?

Friday, July 12th, 2013

bareMinerals The Power Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette
bareMinerals The Power Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette

bareMinerals The Power Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette ($40.00 for 0.28 oz.) contains eight eyeshadows with a neutral color-scheme. They’re part of the bareMinerals Ready Eyeshadow range, which means they’re supposed to have rich color with 12-hour long-wear. I wore several shades from the palette, and they wore well for ten hours, but after a full twelve hours, there was some very slight fading. Generally, all of the eyeshadows had good color payoff and were very soft and smooth to the touch–so a couple of shades were just a smidgen powdery but did not look that way on the lid or sheer out too easily.

Boss Lady is described as a “shimmer bronze.” (That’s what the website says, but I think it’s a mistake.) It’s a pale, light peachy-beige with a satin finish and subtle warm undertones. It had excellent color payoff and a soft, smooth texture. theBalm Matt Smith is less shimmery. L’Oreal Promiscuous Pearl is more shimmery. theBalm Adagio is more matte. Urban Decay Anonymous is similar. MAC Phloof is cooler-toned, more shimmery. Dior Fairy Golds #1 is more shimmery. bareMinerals Serendipitous is warmer. Inglot #352 is lighter. See comparison swatches.

Moneymaker is described as a “dusty olive.” It’s a deepened but subdued khaki brown with the merest hint of green and a mostly matte finish. The color payoff was nice, and the texture was soft and finely-milled. theBalm Lead Zeppelin is more shimmery, warmer. Urban Decay Snare is grayer, more shimmery. Dior Khaki Design #1 is darker. Burberry Khaki is warmer, lighter. bareMinerals Utopia is much greener. Make Up For Ever #47 is also much greener. Make Up For Ever #148 is warmer, lighter. See comparison swatches.

Schmooze is described as a “bronze sheen.” It’s a medium-dark bronze brown with a subtle warm, golden champagne shimmer and sheen. The color payoff was fantastic, and the texture had a really soft, buttery feel. Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss #2 is warmer. theBalm Stand-offish is lighter. Urban Decay Spotlight is similar. MAC Cactus Thorn is warmer. Burberry Pale Barley is similar. See comparison swatches.

Boardroom is described as a “deep chocolate.” It’s a dark brown with subtle red undertones and a matte finish. This was the “worst” shade in the palette, as it was a bit dry and stiff compared to the others. The color payoff, as a result, was only so-so, but it does apply better with a fluffier brush and wasn’t difficult to blend out with a brush. Urban Decay Muse is more shimmery. MAC Midnight Flurry is similar. MAC Dance in the Dark is darker. MAC Showstopper is not as warm-toned. MAC Diamond Dove is similar. bareMinerals Foreshadow is also similar. Inglot #363 is lighter. Inglot #326 is warmer. See comparison swatches.

Exec is described as a “polished slate.” It’s a medium taupe with a satin-matte finish–there’s a very hint of sheen but it’s so subtle that it ends up looking more matte. It had nice pigmentation and felt very smooth and soft. MAC Bossa Blue is darker, warmer. Disney Midnight Hour #4 is darker. Disney Kill Joy is similar. Urban Decay Mushroom is darker, more shimmery. MAC Electroplate is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches.

Payday is described as a “light granite.” It’s a pale beige with a gray cast and a mostly matte finish. It had good color payoff and a soft, smooth texture. MAC Rainy Season is very similar. Inglot #350 is cooler-toned. bareMinerals Suspense is darker. See comparison swatches.

Magnate is described as a “nude peach.” It’s a warm-toned, beige-peach with a satin finish. It’s warmer than Boss Lady and slightly darker. Kat Von D Vespertine is brighter. Urban Decay ABC Gum is darker. NARS Night Star is similar. NARS Biarritz is more beige. bareMinerals Stealth is slightly darker and more orange. Inglot #390 is similar, slightly more beige. See comparison swatches.

Get Ahead is described as a “rustic taupe.” It’s a subdued, medium-dark brown with a hint of gray and mostly matte finish. It had good color payoff and applied smoothly and evenly. Kat Von D Wolf is darker. Urban Decay Bewitch is also darker. Urban Decay Faint is more yellow-toned. NARS Self Portrait 3 #1 is redder in tone. Make Up For Ever #17 is warmer, richer. Inglot #360 is warmer. Bobbi Brown Stone is very comparable. See comparison swatches.

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Friday, July 5th, 2013

bareMinerals The Adrenaline Rush Color Boost
bareMinerals The Adrenaline Rush Color Boost

bareMinerals The Adrenaline Rush Color Boost ($29.00 for 0.30 oz.) is described as a “luminous golden ivory, natural matte pink, [and] matte rosewood.” Together, they swirl to create a soft, muted peach color with a mostly matte finish. MAC Adored is lighter. MAC Blush All Day is pinker, more muted. MAC Legendary is pinker. MAC Immortal Flower is brighter. MAC Light Year is more shimmery. Giorgio Armani Coral Bliss is a bit brighter. See comparison swatches.

The formula is supposed to provide a “subtle hint of fresh, radiant color” and have “luminous, stay-true buildable color.” They’re right on the money about subtle color, and I would only recommend this for light-medium and fairer complexions, because it really just gets lost on my skin tone (which is medium) and I had to pack it on to get anything to show, which defeats the purpose of something subtle and luminous as it ends up looking powdery and heavy. I think it would have been great for bareMinerals to launch two shades–one for lighter complexions, another for deeper ones. The texture was soft, finely-milled, but rather powdery so you may want to tap your brush lightly so it doesn’t have too much product on it. Applied like a normal blush, it didn’t look powdery on the skin, though I didn’t really see any luminous sheen as it looked really quite matte. It seemed to wear well on me for eight and a half hours.

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The Adrenaline Rush

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hey're right on the money about subtle color, and I would only recommend this for light-medium and fairer complexions.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

5/5

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Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

ULTA has bareMinerals’ Ready Eyeshadow Quads and Duos on sale–50% off–yes, FIFTY, which makes the duos $10 and the quads $15. I don’t know what kind of magic sorcery is going on, but these are amazing eyeshadows. You can see quads here, duos here, and even the summer quad is on sale.  Time to shop for early gifts, LOL!  You can check out the bareMinerals Swatch Gallery (because most of what I’ve swatched are the Ready eyeshadows) if you need a quick reference!

Updated @ 12:00 PM PST: Looks like the sale is over!

Thank you to reader Por for alerting us!