bareMinerals The Wild Thing Eyeshadow Quad

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).

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bareMinerals The Wild Thing Eyeshadow Quad

bareMinerals The Wild Thing Eyeshadow Quad

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Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
97%

bareMinerals The Natural High Blush

bareMinerals The Natural High Blush ($22.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “golden petal peach.” It’s a peachy-gold shimmered rosy pink; a little coral-pink but still more pink than coral even on my warmer skin tone. It’s a shade a lot of us have in our stash, in some variation, as many, many brands make this shade–most notably NARS Orgasm. NARS Deep Throat is darker, pinker. MAC Fleet Fast is redder, less shimmery. Tarte Glisten is comparable.

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bareMinerals The Natural High Blush

bareMinerals The Natural High Blush

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Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%

Urban Decay Obsessed Lip Junkie

Urban Decay Obsessed Lip Junkie ($19.00 for 0.34 fl. oz.) is described as a “creamy baby pink.” It looks like a brightened, blue-based bubblegum pink in the tube and when you squeeze it out, but on lips, it is more subdued–more of a milky, light-medium pink with subtle blue undertones. MAC Going Casual is a bit cooler-toned. NARS International Velvet is very similar. MAC Pagoda is a touch cooler-toned and has shimmer. Tom Ford Sugar Pink is warmer.

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Urban Decay Obsessed Lip Junkie
Urban Decay Lip Junkie Obsessed
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Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
7
Application
4.5
Total
86%

Wet ‘n’ Wild Carnaval in Rio To Reflect Shimmer Palette

Wet ‘n’ Wild Carnaval in Rio To Reflect Shimmer Palette ($4.99 for 0.40 oz.) is a rich, copper-shimmered bronze. Estee Lauder Topaz Chameleon is darker, browner–less coppery. MAC Glorify is similar, slightly darker. MAC Worldly Wealth is less coppery.

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Wet 'n' Wild Carnaval in Rio To Reflect Shimmer Palette

Wet ‘n’ Wild Carnaval in Rio To Reflect Shimmer Palette

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Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
90%

Maybelline Inked in Pink Color Tattoo Metal Eyeshadow

Maybelline Inked in Pink Color Tattoo Metal Eyeshadow ($6.99 for 0.14 oz.) is a pinky-mauve with a frosted, metallic finish. When it’s sheered out, it loses some of the pinkness as it lays over my naturally warm skin tone (so on cooler complexions, it might look pinker when sheered out). MAC Sweet Acting is lighter. MAC Rose Light is a touch lighter. Urban Decay Provocateur is a bit more mauve and glittery. Urban Decay Bordello is more mauve. MAC Neo Nebula is very comparable.

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Maybelline Inked in Pink Color Tattoo Metal Eyeshadow

Maybelline Inked in Pink Color Tattoo Metal Eyeshadow

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Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%

Maybelline Barely Branded Color Tattoo Metal Eyeshadow

Maybelline Barely Branded Color Tattoo Metal Eyeshadow
Maybelline Barely Branded Color Tattoo Metal Eyeshadow

More than Cream: Maybelline Goes Metallic with Barely Branded

Maybelline Barely Branded Color Tattoo Metal Eyeshadow ($6.99 for 0.14 oz.) is a warm, creamy beige with a frosted, metallic finish. MAC Dazzlelight is whiter, less yellow/warm. MAC Brule reminded me of it, just matte and powder. Tarina Tarantino Fantastical was the closest in color–fairly close–but is a powder product. I think MAC Bare Study is whiter, less warm-toned.

I see this shade being very versatile and easily becoming a go-to eyeshadow base for a good portion of people. The shimmer when it sheers out is nice, and what I liked more about it was that it sheered out evenly so it could be easily used as a wash of color for when you’re pressed for time. The best news of all, of course, is that it did in fact wear for a full twelve hours without creasing or fading when I tested it.  It had a nice creamy consistency that made for quick and easy application, and it built up color well–I’d say use less for sheer color, because it is was nicely pigmented. I was able to get opaque color in one layer using a flat, firm brush (like MAC’s 249).  I picked it up at my local Walgreens, but it IS available online NOW! (YAY!) at ULTA. ULTA also has a deal for $10 off any $60 purchase with code 89776.

Maybelline Barely Branded Color Tattoo Metal Eyeshadow

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Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%

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