bareMinerals Flashback Eyeshadow Duo Review, Photos, Swatches

bareMinerals The Flashback Eyeshadow Duo
bareMinerals The Flashback Eyeshadow Duo

bareMinerals The Flashback Eyeshadow Duo

bareMinerals The Flashback Ready Eyeshadow Duo ($20.00 for 0.10 oz.) contains two shades: Deja Vu and Amnesia. The duo will debut in October, and it’s touted as a solid eyeshadow with SeaNutritive Mineral Complex (which includes sea minerals with antioxidants, cold-pressed borage oil, caffeine, and cucumber) that delivers “anti-aging benefits for a softer, smoother, revitalized eye area.” The new solid eyeshadow is described as “creamy, silky smooth” with “seamless blendability” with “stay-true color” that can be worn alone and is long-wearing and “won’t smudge or run.”

  • Deja Vu is a bright, metallic silver with a smooth, metallic sheen. It is similar to Inglot #448, just a touch cooler in tone.
  • Amnesia is a blackened brown-gray that’s not too dark or charcoal. It has a near matte finish. Inglot #348 is browner. It’s a bit darker than MAC Print.

Deja Vu is soft, smooth, and beautifully pigmented, while Amnesia is soft, it does have a touch of dryness common to mattes. It could be a smidgen more buttery, but it’s a good matte (just doesn’t quite achieve greatness). Both shades apply well with good blendability and staying power. When worn alone, I was able to wear these for 10 hours without an eyeshadow primer. The duo itself is an interesting color combination, particularly the way the two finishes provide such a contrast. Neither shade is overly unique, but they are good shades to add to a permanent range.

For more details on packaging, check out my original review.

bareMinerals Flashback Eyeshadow Duo Review, Photos, Swatches

A-
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
90%
Total
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bareMinerals The Flashback Eyeshadow Duo
bareMinerals The Flashback Eyeshadow Duo

bareMinerals The Flashback Eyeshadow Duo
bareMinerals The Flashback Eyeshadow Duo

bareMinerals The Flashback Eyeshadow Duo
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bareMinerals The Flashback Eyeshadow Duo
Deja Vu Eyeshadow

bareMinerals The Flashback Eyeshadow Duo
Amnesia Eyeshadow

bareMinerals The Flashback Eyeshadow Duo
Deja Vu Eyeshadow

bareMinerals The Flashback Eyeshadow Duo
Amnesia Eyeshadow

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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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Oh mama!!
These duos look gorgeous.
I used to be a die-hard BE user for years. I have almost 200 of the loose shadows. I never touch them anymore. I dabbled in Mac, and then it was over. Now I’m a die-hard pressed shadow user, mainly Mac, and all of my money goes to Mac, UD, Nars, etc.
Once I went back to pressed shadows, I didn’t want to mess with the loose shadows anymore. I think BE is smart to start a line of pressed shadows, since it seems to me the number of people using loose minerals (eye shadows anyway) is dwindling.

I will definitely have to try.

I am so happy to see BE releasing pressed shadows. I have over 100 of their loose shadows and I am planning to press them and place the pans in palettes. I love the colours and the quality, I am just over the little jars of loose powder.

It is – I had to double check a bunch of times, but I have this huge press booklet that shows more detailed photos, and the insides match the photos, haha.

I work for BE and never knew these were coming out! I love their shadows but yes, they can be a bit messy; especially when you’re in a hurry. I can’t wait to get these in and show them!

Ooohh, thanks for reviewing these, Christine! None of Bare Escentuals’ products have ever grabbed me, and I probably would have just overlooked these if it weren’t for your swatches.

I am glad to see that these shadows seem to be good quality, but I really dislike the packaging on these. It looks very generic and cheap to me. I don’t know. I’m not convinced. I will wait to see swatches on a few more duos before I decide if I will buy one.

Although the sticker on the back looks a little cheap-o, the colors are amazing! Awesome pigmentation for an amazing price! Looks like I’ll be headed to Sephora soon….

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