bareMinerals The Top Shelf Eyeshadow Duo Review, Photos, Swatches

bareMinerals The Top Shelf Eyeshadow Duo
bareMinerals The Top Shelf Eyeshadow Duo

bareMinerals The Top Shelf Eyeshadow Duo

Debuting at the beginning of October, bareMinerals The Top Shelf Eyeshadow Duo ($20.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a neutral-hued compact that features Mixologist and Cognac. The new pressed eyeshadow formula has a SeaNutritive Mineral Complex that gives the shadow a “creamy, silky smooth” texture with “seamless blendability” and “stay-true color.” It’s supposed to be long-wearing whether worn alone or with primer–you shouldn’t see any creasing or fading. I’ve tested various combinations of shades from the duos and quads, and I’ve happily achieved ten hours of solid wear without a primer underneath. For a review of the packaging, please read my original review.

Mixologist is a really pale, orange-peach with a metallic sheen. It has a silky smooth texture, but it doesn’t translate as well when worn–it does go on uneven in places. I’m being nitpicky, because it’s not a big deal at all, but I wanted to point it out. The level of shimmer and sheen makes this look a lot lighter on than it does in the pan (where it retains more of its peachy color). Inglot #393 is yellower, while Inglot #353 is matte.

Cognac is bronzy brown with a metallic-frost finish that has a bright sheen. There is a subtle red-brown undertone. The texture is phenomenal–super smooth, buttery, and dense–and the color payoff is even better, with really rich, opaque color. It is similar to MAC Woodwinked and Inglot #406.

bareMinerals The Top Shelf Eyeshadow Duo Review, Photos, Swatches

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9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
93%
Total
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bareMinerals The Top Shelf Eyeshadow Duo
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bareMinerals The Top Shelf Eyeshadow Duo
bareMinerals The Top Shelf Eyeshadow Duo

bareMinerals The Top Shelf Eyeshadow Duo
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bareMinerals The Top Shelf Eyeshadow Duo
bareMinerals Mixologist Eyeshadow

bareMinerals The Top Shelf Eyeshadow Duo
bareMinerals Cognac Eyeshadow

bareMinerals The Top Shelf Eyeshadow Duo
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About the Reviewer

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 actually just bought this and freaking love it. Soft, applies beautifully, looks gorgeous, has very long wear time (basically all day). Love it! I am definitely tempted to buy some more of these duos.

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