bareMinerals The Playlist Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

bareMinerals The Playlist Holiday Eyeshadow Palette
bareMinerals The Playlist Holiday Eyeshadow Palette

bareMinerals The Playlist Holiday Eyeshadow Palette

bareMinerals The Playlist Eyeshadow Palette ($40.00 for 0.28 oz.) includes eight shades: Pumped (cocoa sparkle), Chart Topper (pewter silk), Max Volume (smoky jade), Louder (burnished copper), One Hit Wonder (butter chiffon), Most Requested (burgundy sparkle), Remix (burnished gold), and Speaker Box (shimmering gunmetal).

  • Pumped is a warm, red-toned chocolate brown with gold sparkle. The undelrying color is more matte in finish. I don’t find the sparkle translates 100% on the lid, but some of it does show up. NARS Galapagos is similar but has more of a yellow undertone. Laura Mercier Cedar is very similar in color but doesn’t have the gold sparkle (though since it doesn’t show up much, they’re more similar than not).
  • Chart Topper is a neutral-cool tarnished gold with a frosted, metallic shimmer-sheen. It’s a touch sheer and a wee bit powdery. It’s not as silvered as Wet ‘n’ Wild Dancing in the Clouds, but it is cooler-toned than MAC Retrospeck. Urban Decay Maui Wowie is the closest, but it’s a bit darker and has silver sparkle (and the accompanying fall out!).
  • Max Volume is a deep forest green over a blackened base. OCC Poison is greener, less teal. Inglot #414 is also a bit greener and lighter. theBalm Jealous Jordana is much more similar but is a touch greener. Make Up For Ever #80 is also a touch greener but has the same blackened base.
  • Louder is a medium-dark copper with a metallic finish. This is a fairly common color, so you may have something similar already–like Urban Decay Limelight, theBalm Meep Meep, Urban Decay Baked, and MAC Amber Lights.
  • One Hit Wonder is a white gold with noticeable yellow undertones and a frosted finish. It’s a really dense shade with amazing payoff for a white gold. It is similar to bareMinerals Breathtaking, though. MAC Nylon is a touch yellower.
  • Most Requested is a brownish burgundy with ruby red flecks of sparkle over a satiny finish. It’s a bit browner compared to Lancome Color du Jour but still quite close.
  • Remix is a bright yellow gold with a frost-metallic finish. It’s a little less orange compared to MAC Goldmine. It’s nearly the same as Make Up For Ever #10.
  • Speaker Box is a dark olive green over a black-brown base with gold shimmer and a pearly finish. Lancome Designer is a little lighter. Inglot #419 has a more metallic finish.

Overall, this eyeshadow palette is good–the color payoff for almost all of the shades was excellent with really soft, smooth textures and blendable colors. Pumped’s sparkle doesn’t translate as well on the lid as it looks in the swatch or the pan, and there was a few sparkles that had fallen by the end of the day (like three). Chart Topper was on the sheerer side with a slightly powdery feel. I’ve been impressed with Bare Escentual’s entry into pressed eyeshadows, because they’ve done a good job with the texture and pigmentation, and they also wear well with or without a base.

The palette is housed in a metallic gold compact with a mirror inside and a dual-ended brush. The outer case does hold fingerprints, which is a common drawback for metal or metal-like packaging. The brush is so-so; it’ll get the job done, but it’s a bit scratchy. Remix was a bit drier than other bareMinerals eyeshadows, but it still had good color payoff.

bareMinerals The Playlist Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

A
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
94%
Total
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bareMinerals The Playlist Holiday Eyeshadow Palette
bareMinerals The Playlist Holiday Eyeshadow Palette

bareMinerals The Playlist Holiday Eyeshadow Palette
bareMinerals The Playlist Holiday Eyeshadow Palette

bareMinerals The Playlist Holiday Eyeshadow Palette
bareMinerals The Playlist Holiday Eyeshadow Palette

bareMinerals The Playlist Holiday Eyeshadow Palette
bareMinerals The Playlist Holiday Eyeshadow Palette

bareMinerals The Playlist Holiday Eyeshadow Palette
bareMinerals The Playlist Holiday Eyeshadow Palette

bareMinerals The Playlist Holiday Eyeshadow Palette
bareMinerals The Playlist Holiday Eyeshadow Palette

bareMinerals The Playlist Holiday Eyeshadow Palette
bareMinerals Pumped Eyeshadow

bareMinerals The Playlist Holiday Eyeshadow Palette
bareMinerals Pumped Eyeshadow

bareMinerals The Playlist Holiday Eyeshadow Palette
bareMinerals Chart Topper Eyeshadow

bareMinerals The Playlist Holiday Eyeshadow Palette
bareMinerals Chart Topper Eyeshadow

bareMinerals The Playlist Holiday Eyeshadow Palette
bareMinerals Max Volume Eyeshadow

bareMinerals The Playlist Holiday Eyeshadow Palette
bareMinerals Max Volume Eyeshadow

bareMinerals The Playlist Holiday Eyeshadow Palette
bareMinerals Louder Eyeshadow

bareMinerals The Playlist Holiday Eyeshadow Palette
bareMinerals Louder Eyeshadow

bareMinerals The Playlist Holiday Eyeshadow Palette
bareMinerals One Hit Wonder Eyeshadow

bareMinerals The Playlist Holiday Eyeshadow Palette
bareMinerals One Hit Wonder Eyeshadow

bareMinerals The Playlist Holiday Eyeshadow Palette
bareMinerals Most Requested Eyeshadow

bareMinerals The Playlist Holiday Eyeshadow Palette
bareMinerals Most Requested Eyeshadow

bareMinerals The Playlist Holiday Eyeshadow Palette
bareMinerals Remix Eyeshadow

bareMinerals The Playlist Holiday Eyeshadow Palette
bareMinerals Remix Eyeshadow

bareMinerals The Playlist Holiday Eyeshadow Palette
bareMinerals Speaker Box Eyeshadow

bareMinerals The Playlist Holiday Eyeshadow Palette
bareMinerals Speaker Box Eyeshadow

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Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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I havent tried their pressed shadows yet… wasnt a fan of the loose ones, but speaker box looks lovely, and chart topper looks like a great highlighting shade!

Yes! Just like the quads/duos, there were a few less-than-excellent shades, but none of these were REALLY duds. You know – the kind that are sheer, gritty, etc. – nothing like that here.

I don’t have a very large (at all) budget for makeup this holiday season but this is gorgeous! And will definitely be on my list of things to consider. I love the mix of colors; they are dusty but bright at the same time if that is even possible. So pretty!

Most Requested reminds me of UD’s Last Call, though the latter is darker and has more purple in the base. Actually, the palette as a whole vaguely reminds me of UD’s Ammo palette, though BE was obviously going for a jewel-toned spectrum.

I think I’ll have to pass, as I have dupes of the shades I think I’m most often going to use, but it is one gorgeous palette.

This would make such a fantastic gift! I’m thinking about getting a few for friends. Gah, why didn’t I pick some up during the VIB sale? :[

Anyways, the pigmentation surprised me a lot. Compared to their loose shadows… these BM pressed ones are in a league of their own.

Okay now I’m sad. xD

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