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bareMinerals Be Beautiful Holiday 2016 Face & Eye Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

bareMinerals Be Beautiful Ready Face & Eye Palette
bareMinerals Be Beautiful Ready Face & Eye Palette

bareMinerals Be Beautiful Ready Face & Eye Palette ($45.00 for 0.58 oz.) includes six eyeshadows, three cheek colors, and a finishing powder. It is most bizarre that there’s a finishing powder, and it is, frankly, an odd color choice–it is very, very yellowy orange with no real sheen or satiny quality to it, so it is drier, powdery, and sits poorly on the skin while adding a yellow tint. Of all the inclusions in the palette, that was the most odd, and then of course, bareMinerals is a multiple-time offender of putting out an endless slew of neutral palettes so once you have a few, the rest start having less appeal.

I wasn’t particularly impressed by the cheek colors in the palette, as they had a firmer press that made it harder to get color payoff out of them. The eyeshadows were good and consistent with the Ready formula, but they seem unbalanced in depth–there are two very light shades and then two browns that are just a shade or two different; even sticking with neutrals, the composition could be more versatile. The palette itself is housed in a plastic compact this year, which is new, and for some, I imagine they’ll consider it an upgrade from cardboard, but it did feel bulkier as a result.

Value

  • Cheek Colors: $24.00 for 0.21 oz.; palette contains 0.27 oz. or $30.86 worth of cheek color
  • Finishing Powder: $23.00 for 0.30 oz. (using pricing for the Touch Up Veil, closest available product); palette contains 0.09 oz. or $6.90 worth of finishing
  • Eyeshadows: $21.00 for 0.09 oz.; palette contains 0.30 oz. or $70.00 worth of eyeshadow
  • Total Value: $107.76

Formula Overview

Ready Eyeshadow is supposed to have 12-hour wear, “vivid, pure, provocative color” that “looks like a powder, feels like a cream” and blends seamlessly. In general, I quite enjoy this formula, and it’s one of my favorites, as it is typically soft without being too powdery or dusty and more shimmery shades have a real creaminess to them. They wear between eight and twelve hours on me (without primer), blend well, and sit nicely on the skin. The majority of the shades I’ve tested in the past have been mostly opaque to opaque, but there have been a few misses over the years (not too many, though). Ready Blush is supposed to have “buildable color” with eight-hour wear, and those things are both true: they tend to be medium in coverage, somewhat to moderately buildable, and wear around eight hours.

Presence is a pale beige with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation paired with a soft, creamy texture that was a smidgen dusty. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me. Viseart Petit Pro #1 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). KKW Beauty Decade (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Makeup Atelier Red Ochre #1 (P, ) is more muted (95% similar). Urban Decay Thirteen (P, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Glow (P, $5.00) is warmer (95% similar). Viseart Grande Pro (Vol. 1) #1 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). IT Cosmetics Peaceful (P, ) is brighter (95% similar). Too Faced Snow Angel (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Whenever (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Compassionate (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Inglot #353 (P, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Cream Colored Ponies (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Sephora Powder (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Let It Snow (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Meow (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). bareMinerals Chance (P, ) is more muted (95% similar). Tarte Charmer (P, ) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Blanc Type (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Graceful is a soft, light-medium taupe-brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. The pigmentation was mostly opaque, while the powder was soft, smooth, and blendable on the skin. This shade seemed to wear well for nine hours on me before it started to fade. Tarte Mud Mask (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Naked 2 (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Buxom Trendsetter (LE, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Clair-Obscur #2 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Lazarus (P, ) is cooler (95% similar). Anastasia Stone (P, $12.00) is warmer (85% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Fossil (P, $8.00) is warmer (85% similar). Sephora Coffee (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Zoeva Ever (P, ) is darker (80% similar). Kat Von D Sarah (LE, ) is cooler (80% similar). LORAC Sugar Cookie (LE, $19.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Exhale is a dark taupe with subtle, brown undertones and a grayer overtone paired with a matte finish. It had opaque color payoff with a lightly dusty texture that remained blendable and did not look dry or powdery applied to the skin. This shade wore for just over nine hours on me. Guerlain Les Cendres #1 (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Cool Gray (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Atelier Natural Chestnut #5 (P, ) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). MAC Revelry (LE, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). Smashbox Haze (P, ) is cooler, lower quality (95% similar). LORAC Graphite (Mountain Sunset) (LE, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Head Over Heels (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Les Cendres #1 (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Suspend (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Quai des Brumes (Right) (DC, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). Stila Fog (LE, $18.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Password (P, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Persona Maverick (P, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Buxom Jetsetter (P, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay DTF (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Be You (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Notorious (LE, $45.00) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Fuze (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Ciate Mecha (LE, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Pecan Praline (P, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Promise is a pale pinky-beige with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color coverage that applied easily as the texture was soft, blendable, and not too dusty or too firm in the pan. I was able to wear this shade for nine hours. Tarte Popcorn Strand (LE, )(100% similar). Make Up For Ever M532 Sugar Coated Candy (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Cheers (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Stila Pale Pink (LE, $18.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Fancy Dress (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). theBalm Matt Smith (LE, $16.00) is more muted (95% similar). Tarte Wink (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). NARS Shade I (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Walk of Shame (P, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Meringue (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Lithe Spirit (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Pale, Please (LE, $17.00) is more muted (95% similar). Smashbox Naked (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Cream (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Palace of Versaille (LE, ) is brighter (95% similar). Stila Light Pink (LE, $18.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Toasted Marshmallow (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Pastel (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Orb (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Sorbet (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Beautiful is a muted, medium pink with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a dustier, thinner texture, which resulted in the product sheering out on the lid and not applying as evenly as the other shades. It wore for seven hours before fading on me. LORAC Tan (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Plum (Base) (P, ) is warmer (95% similar). Chanel Rose de Mai (P, $29.50) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Missing My Baby (LE, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Frisco (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). IT Cosmetics Desire (P, ) is brighter (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition #8 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Pink Sands (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Monochrome #3 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). MAC For Your Pleasure (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Dreamboat (LE, $5.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Atelier Wood Pink #3 (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Backtalk (LE, $19.00) is brighter (85% similar). Stila Rose (LE, $18.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Huda Beauty Shy (LE, ) is warmer (80% similar). LORAC Flamingo (LE, $19.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Confident is a dark burgundy with subtle, warm reddish undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff, though not fully opaque, while the consistency had a firmer feel to it, though it was more buildable on the lid in practice. I noticed that this one had a tendency to stick unevenly to bare skin, so it would benefit from a primer. It wore well for ten hours on me. Too Faced Charming (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Beauty Mark (P, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). theBalm Friendly (P, $16.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). MAC Hell in Heels (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Stallion (LE, $9.99) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Ensemble (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Natasha Denona Voodoo (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Golden Gate Matte is a subdued, medium rose pink with warmer undertones and a satin finish. The consistency was firm, which made it difficult to really get color out of the pan, and when it did, it seemed to be chalkier and powdery. It lasted for eight hours, which is all the product promises, but the texture and way it looked on the skin left something to be desired. Tarte Exposed (P, $29.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Prim (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Becca Wisteria (LE, $32.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals The Limelight (LE, $22.00) is brighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Piaf (Shade) (DC, ) is brighter (90% similar). Chanel Rose Bronze (P, $45.00) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Golden Gate (LE, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). theBalm Balm Beach (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Geller Boysenberry (P, $28.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Chanel Innocence (160) (P, $45.00) is brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop To the 10 (P, $8.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Risque (P, $29.00) is warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Why, Hello (P, $8.00) is lighter (85% similar). KIKO 102 Natural Pink (P, $12.00) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Overexposed (-, ) is brighter (85% similar). Estee Lauder Lover's Blush (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Inner Beauty is a soft, peachy brown with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It’s supposed to be all-over color for face (which seem to be what the brand uses for highlighters), but there’s no real sheen to it this when it is on the skin–possibly because it’s so firm that hardly any product comes off to begin with. It also had a chalkiness to it that just didn’t sit well on skin–it looked like it was just on top but not seamlessly blended. It wore for seven hours on me. By Terry Savannah Love #4 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Catrice I Am Nuts About You (P, $5.99) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Rose Champagne (P, $2.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals The Spring Fling (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Trustworthy (LE, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). Ciate Summer Love (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals The Summer Fling (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Dior Peach Splendor (LE, $44.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Jouer Hold Me (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS 413 BLKR (Highlighter) (P, $30.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Sex Appeal (P, $30.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Moment (LE, $29.00) is darker (80% similar). Makeup Geek Cherish (P, $10.00) is darker (85% similar). Zoeva Shy Beauty (P, $11.80) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Tick (LE, $8.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Dainty (LE, $29.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Bliss (P, $10.00) is darker (85% similar). Estee Lauder Lover's Blush (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Faux Tan Matte is a muted, medium brown with warm, yellowish undertones and a satin finish. It had medium, buildable coverage with a fairly soft texture that ran a little dusty. It applied well and blended easily along the edges while lasting for seven hours on me. Urban Decay Sun-Kissed (P, $28.00) is brighter (95% similar). Estee Lauder Java Sun (LE, $65.00) is more muted (95% similar). Too Faced Gingerbread (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Tan-tastic (LE, $49.00) is darker (95% similar). Becca Capri Coast (P, $38.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow (Bronzer) (LE, ) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (01) (P, $40.00) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Tantric (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Nooner (Bronzer) (P, ) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (03) (P, $40.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Golden Rinse (LE, $35.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Going Native (Bronzer) (P, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Zoeva Impossible to Move (LE, ) is brighter (90% similar). Tarte Park Ave. Princess #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (02) (P, $40.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Provocative (LE, $29.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Seaside (LE, $40.00) is brighter (90% similar). Dolce and Gabbana Desert (P, $51.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Afternoon Delight (P, $8.00) is warmer (85% similar). NARS Casino (LE, $40.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Be Beautiful Finishing Powder is a light-medium yellow with warm, yellowy orange undertones and a matte finish. The texture was powdery and clumpy–where the powder would come off in chunks, but they would blend out if you worked at it. This was such a strange inclusion to begin with, and the quality is just terrible–it does nothing but make skin look worse: dry, powdery, and noticeably yellower. It seemed to wear fine; it seemed to even prolong the wear of my base products by an hour or so.

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bareMinerals Be Beautiful Holiday 2016 READY Face & Eye Palette

bareMinerals Presence READY Eyeshadow

bareMinerals Presence READY Eyeshadow

bareMinerals Graceful READY Eyeshadow

bareMinerals Graceful READY Eyeshadow

bareMinerals Exhale READY Eyeshadow

bareMinerals Exhale READY Eyeshadow

bareMinerals Promise READY Eyeshadow

bareMinerals Promise READY Eyeshadow

bareMinerals Beautiful READY Eyeshadow

bareMinerals Beautiful READY Eyeshadow

bareMinerals Beautiful READY Eyeshadow

bareMinerals Confident READY Eyeshadow

bareMinerals Confident READY Eyeshadow

bareMinerals Golden Gate Matte READY Blush

bareMinerals Golden Gate Matte READY Blush

bareMinerals Golden Gate Matte READY Blush

bareMinerals Inner Beauty READY Allover Face Color

bareMinerals Inner Beauty READY Allover Face Color

bareMinerals Inner Beauty READY Allover Face Color

bareMinerals Faux Tan Matte READY Allover Face Color

bareMinerals Faux Tan Matte READY Allover Face Color

bareMinerals Faux Tan Matte READY Allover Face Color

bareMinerals Be Beautiful Finishing Powder Finishing Powder

bareMinerals Be Beautiful Finishing Powder Finishing Powder

bareMinerals Be Beautiful Finishing Powder Finishing Powder

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
On eyes:
  • bareMinerals Bubbles Eyeshadow
  • bareMinerals Bling Eyeshadow
  • bareMinerals Boardroom Eyeshadow
  • bareMinerals Come True Eyeshadow
  • bareMinerals Granted Eyeshadow
  • bareMinerals Daydream Eyeshadow
  • Sephora Good Mood Contour Eye Pencil
On lips:
  • Tom Ford Public Display Contour Lip Duo

Product Availability

bareMinerals Holiday 2016 READY Face & Eye Palette $45.00/0.58 OZ.
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About the 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 information, please check the FAQ.)

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Yikes, that swatch for the finishing powder looks hella scary, dry and yellow/orange. And why put a finishing color that will only match maybe 1 person out of 20 in a palette? It makes no sense. And all of the BM palettes are looking the same, whether they are spring, summer, or “holiday” palettes. Very disappointed, but not surprised.

For some reason, Bare Minerals palettes never, ever call out to me. Never.
(WARNING: makeup blasphemy ahead!)
I find their palettes to be as boring as all heck. Tarte and Too Faced are considerably more exciting! Yes, I said that. ?

Nope – it just doesn’t do it for me this palette. When you see what other brands are releasing: Kat Von D and ABH, this pales in comparison. I think bareMinerals is getting lazy and just promoting any old thing.

I think this is the first time that a BM palette has gotten bad ratings. I hope they do not begin to stop the ball and start sucking. I love their formula (both loose and pressed) and am so disappointed in this palette.

I guess adding the finishing powder was a good idea on paper, wish someone had thought that bit extra adding almost anything but. I am so glad you review this, not that I am a Bare Mineral fan, though I like the few items I have from them, I wasn’t going to get this, but it is interesting to read and see the swatches even on stuff you’re not really interested to buy for yourself. Sorry for rambling on without really saying anything at all.

BareMinerals can do much better quality than this. I have no words for how awful that face powder is. Why not just include translucent Mineral Veil that would suit more people? Remember how great Magic Act was from a couple seasons ago? Incredible quality eyeshadows and cheek products. What the heck happened?

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